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$73 Per Person

See the spectacular sites of this tour from the comfortable captains chairs in your air conditioned van. Your professional guide will narrate as you drive from the port in Hilo to the park (about 1 hour). En route, you'll stop at the beautiful Japanese Gardens, named for Queen Lili'uokalani. In addition to enjoying the fishponds, gazebos and bridges of the gardens, you'll also get a fabulous view of Mauna Kea and the Hamakua coast.

You'll now begin the ascent to Volcano National Park, taking in the native plants, trees and ferns along the way. Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park encompasses diverse environments that range from sea level to the summit of the earth's most massive volcano, Mauna Loa at 13,677 feet. Kilauea, the world's most active volcano, offers scientists insights on the birth of the Hawaiian Islands and visitors views of dramatic volcanic landscapes. Here you can get out of the vehicle and explore the Steam Vents, the Jagger Volcano Museum and Observatory, Halema'uma'u Crater, Kilauea Iki Crater and the Thurston Lava tube.

After the park, a stop will be made at the Orchid garden, where you will be dazzled by the variety and beauty of the countless species represented.

No visit to Hawaii would be complete without a visit to the Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Farm. Here you will see the complex operation, stroll the farms' beautiful nature trail and of course, sample the farm's famous products.

If you wish, a stop can be made at the famous Hilo Hatties to stock up on all your Aloha attire.

Lastly, you will visit the sea turtles, as they feed and swim only a few feet from shore.



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