Private Tours of the Big Island of Hawaii

We specialize in bringing Hawaii to you through our private, all-inclusive, guided naturalist tours. With just your group on a private tour of the Big Island, we can take you to all those lesser known, off-the-beaten-path destinations. We strive to provide an intimate, luxurious experience while maintaining that rugged adventure feel on our guided Big Island tours. Enjoy many amenities that you won’t find with other companies, such as our fully customized Toyota Sequoia that truly is a rugged yet luxurious adventure vehicle and can take you and your group almost anywhere on the island. Experience our private tours on the Big Island of Hawaii for an adventure you’ll never forget!

We offer the following Big Island Hawaii Tours

We also offer tours designed for Cruise Ship Guests with limited schedules here:

We also offer tours designed for Cruise Ship Guests with limited schedules here:

The Big Island
Full Circle

An Adventure of a Lifetime in a Single Day

Guests looking at Waipio Valley Overlook, top things to do on the Big Island Hawaii

This full circle tour takes you and your group on a private adventure to some of the most spectacular and unique places on the Big Island of Hawaii.

  • 12 Hours

Water
and Fire

The Best of the Big Island – Waterfalls & Volcanoes

Erupting lava in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

Experience two of our most requested destinations on the Big Island on this must do tour! Beautiful lush rainforest, towering waterfalls, and stunning active volcanoes.

  • 8-12 Hours

The Ultimate Waterfall
Experience

Iconic Swimming Holes and Waterfall Rappelling

Guest looking at Rainbow Falls, Wailuku River State Park, Hawaii Big Island Tours

Explore the lush rainforest on the east coast of the Big Island. From towering waterfalls to the rugged and beautiful Hamakua coastline.

  • 8 Hours

Volcanoes, Lava Tubes & Petroglyphs

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park In-Depth Adventure

Volcanoes National Park eruption at night.

Experience two of the world’s most active volcanoes, critically endangered wildlife and the most unique geological, biological and cultural landscapes on earth.

  • 8-12 Hours

Meet You At

Kilauea Volcano!

Start Your Adventure at Volcanoes National Park! 

Mauna Ulu lava field in Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park

Start in the park and learn all about the natural wonders, endemic wildlife and rich cultural history

  • 6 Hours

High Country
Adventure

Hidden, Rare and Unique –
A True Adventure 

Drone photo of Mauna Loa Observatory Road and Mauna Kea in the background, places to see in Big Island Hawaii

Explore the other worldly landscapes, unique ecosystems and endangered wildlife found only on the Big Island!

  • 8 Hours

Visiting Hawai’i on a Cruise?

If you have a limited schedule but still want to experience the best Hawai’i has to offer, we have tours for you!

We also provide many additional amenities. These include but are not limited to:

Included Amenities:
  • All entrance fees, meals, and snacks

  • Fully customizable tour options with no additional fees

  • Private access into many locations

  • Patagonia rain jacket with Nano Puff for warmth and rain protection

  • Nikon Prostaff binoculars

  • Vaonis Stellina telescope for star gazing activities

  • Complimentary professional photo package

  • Meals and snacks are fresh, sustainable, local and gourmet whenever possible

There’s a popular saying in expedition travel: There’s no such thing as bad weather, just bad gear! Leave it to us to provide the top-of-the-line equipment for your adventure. It’s what we do! And here’s a secret: our guides can attest to spending hours perusing gear stores, all over the planet, in their free time.

Here at Big Island Backroad Adventures, we know that to have an incredible tour, you need an incredible guide. Our guides are educated biologists. Each guide has spent years living, researching, and going to school in the Hawaiian Islands. They’ve worked all over the planet as expedition guides, from the Arctic to the Antarctic, South Pacific to Northern Europe, and many places in between. Their studies and travels give them a strong foundation in geology, botany, biology, and cultural history with many diverse perspectives to share. These experiences make them uniquely qualified to lead our private tours on the Island of Hawaii.

Punalu'u Black Sand Beach
Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park
Kilauea Iki

Let us do all the work and take you on a guided adventure that you’ll remember for a lifetime!

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We also offer tours designed for Cruise Ship Guests with limited schedules here:

We also offer tours designed for Cruise Ship Guests with limited schedules here:

From incredible waterfalls to rugged coastline, tropical rainforests to active volcanoes, sub-alpine dry forest to black sand beaches; experience one of the most ecologically diverse islands on planet earth – ALL IN A SINGLE DAY!

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 Take a 4×4 adventure in search of some of the rarest bird life in the world. Explore the other worldly landscapes, unique ecosystems and endangered wildlife found only on the Big Island ! 

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Explore the lush rainforest on the east coast of the Big Island. From towering waterfalls to the rugged and beautiful Hamakua coastline, you’ll sit back, relax and enjoy the breathtaking scenery as your exceptional naturalist takes you to the best scenic waterfalls on the island. 

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Book an unforgettable private tour that will take you into the heart of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. From all the main highlights within the park to the lesser seen areas, your tour will go far beyond any experience with the bigger companies. A UNESCO World Heritage Site and an International Biosphere Reserve, this iconic park is a must see while in Hawaii. 

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Experience two of our most requested destinations on the Big Island on this must do tour! Beautiful lush rainforest, towering waterfalls, and stunning active volcanoes; this tour takes you to both these spectacular destinations on this full day adventure. Our most popular customization is now offered as one our standard tours! Visit the waterfalls of the North Hilo coast and then venture down to Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park in the afternoon.

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Have your own vehicle or prefer to drive yourself? We can meet you at the Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park! A UNESCO World Heritage Site and an International Biosphere Reserve, Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park is a must see while on the Big Island!

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** Please note route map is for reference purposes only. Guests will be picked up at their place of lodging so actual tour routes may vary. **

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We look forward to taking you on an amazing adventure!