Our Big Island tours and activities provide a unique, authentic Hawaiian experience that you can only find with IMI Tours. A local guide will take you on an adventure to observe the rich history of Kailua-Kona while learning about its royal influences and the impact of modernization.

Favorites amongst visitors include stops at historical sites including Puuhonua O Honaunau, the place of refuge, which is a complex of archeological structures, royal fishponds, sledding tracks, and coastal villages.  Other top attractions include tours of Heiau temples and significant burial grounds, where guests can see how ancient Hawaiians once lived.  One of the most popular places to visit is Hulihe‘e Royal Palace, which includes the ability to see the remaining structure of Ahu’ena Heiau, the home of King Kamehameha I.

During his reign, Kona prospered under the influence of foreign trade, missionary arrivals, and new beginnings.  Visitors can still see Kamehameha’s influence today. Book a culture and history tour of Big Island and experience it for yourself.

And when you take a tour with IMI, we prefer smaller guided groups in comfortable SUVs or Mercedes-Benz shuttles. We feel this is the best way to take in Hawaiian culture and history.  Book your tour of Kona today!

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Traveling to the Big Island of Hawai’i for business or pleasure? Lucky you! There’s so much to do on Hawaii’s largest island it’ll make your head spin. Book a Hawaii Tour or find the best cultural excursions for yourself. Take the stress out of travel and let Imi Tours take care of how you get there, and what you do once you are.

Here are a few of the very best ways to spend your time on the Big Island of Hawaii:

Visit a Volcano

There aren’t many places in the world where you can visit active volcanoes, but Hawaii is definitely one of them. Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park in particular is known to have two incredible active volcanoes — Mauna Loa and Kilauea. Hopefully you’ll get the chance to witness bubbling molten earth, but there are also lava deserts, hot and steaming craters, ancient rainforests, and more to explore!

Mauna Kea

Mauna Kea, which directly translates to “White Mountain”, is also known as Mauna O Wakea, and is believed to be the sacred connection between the land and the heavens. This area has not only naturally beautiful earth, but has some of the best stargazing in the world. Head to the observatory for your chance to gaze into the heavens as you never have before.

Kealakekua Bay State Historical Park

Along the south coast of the big island is Kealakekua Bay, a popular spot famous for its diverse sea life. A visit here is one of your best shots at catching a glimpse of spinner dolphins, and even kayaking alongside next to them!

Waipi’o Valley

At the end of Highway 240, Waipi’o Valley cuts into the coastline. One of seven valleys on the windward side of the Kohala Mountains, Waipi’o is undeniably the most special — it is home to Hi’ilawe, the longest waterfall in the state, black-sand beaches, dramatic cliffs, emerald jungles, and more. You don’t have to take our word for it — put a visit to Waipi’o on the top of your list.

Reserve a Hawaii Tour and take in all the best historic sites Kona has to offer!  Looking for other things to do?  Click here. Need transportation while visiting Kona?  Book with a local rideshare service, holoholo and reserve a ride in minutes or pre-arrange a trip for later.