Big Island: Self-Guided Audio Driving Tours - Full Island

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Don’t miss a thing as your favorite audio tour narrator guides you across Big Island with stories, tips and directions. Set your own pace but enjoy a fun, informative and entertaining experience.

Highlights

  • Includes 4 suggested road trips across the Big Island
  • Volcanoes National Park: Explore it's many amazing formations
  • Island Circle: Navigate an entire island circuit
  • Kohala North Loop: Soak up the sun on the Kohala beaches
  • Kona Coffee Coast: Explore Hawaii's cultural sites

Description

Don’t miss a thing as your favorite audio tour narrator guides you across Big Island to not-to-be-missed viewpoints, with fascinating stories, tips and directions along the way. Follow the suggested itineraries, or divide the commentary and create your own half, full or multi day sightseeing trips. The Island of Hawaii, often simply referred to as the Big Island due to its size, is famous for its incredible natural attractions, including massive volcanoes, black-sand beaches and lush valleys. Major Highlights: Volcanoes National Park Chain of Craters Road Halema'uma'u Thurston Lava Tube Petroglyphs Devastation Trail Holei Sea Arch Waimea Hamakua Coast Hilo Coffee Coast Place of Refuge Akaka Falls Kona Waipio Valley Pololu Valley Kealakekua Bay Liliuokalani Gardens Hawi Kamehameha Statue Rainbow Falls Kohala Coast Includes: Volcanoes National Park The Big Island's most famous and popular place to visit. In the park there are many amazing formations created by eruptions spread over hundreds and thousands of years. There are two driving routes in the park and expect to spend minimum 2-3 hours exploring. Add the driving time to get there and back, means this is a full day outing. The drive to the park is scenic and it's strongly recommended to drive by going south from Kona using Hwy 11 to pass around the bottom of the island and then up the eastern side. The commentary provides an entertaining and informative description of volcanology and Hawaiian mythology along the way. From Hilo, its's just a 45 minute drive to the entrance. Island Circle Navigating around the entire island includes the tropical and green Hamakua Coast, dotted with sugar plantations towns and amazing rocky coast scenery. A long but manageable day, and make sure to allocate some time for exploring around Hilo. Kohala North Loop Driving from Kona to Hawi is an amazing journey with beaches, a surprisingly arid coast at times, views to Maui, black sand beaches from cliff viewpoints and driving over an old volcanic mountain makes for an excellent half day or longer of sightseeing. Follow the tour as it drives a loop itinerary that gives you a fantastic sample of old Hawaii, modern Hawaii, awesome beaches and huge ranches. Kona Coffee Coast Kailua-Kona is the active hub of the western side of Hawaii and features energetic shopping and dining choices, mixed with historic landmarks and fun beaches. Follow the road that heads south along the coast to tour through this vibrant area. But then, you'll quickly transition to areas of incredible Hawaiian cultural importance and sites that have been preserved for prosperity. Bring your snorkel gear as the audio tour points out places to see fish and turtles.

Includes

A link to download the GuideAlong (previously GyPSy Guide) app and voucher code to activate your audio tour. Big Island audio driving tour: 460+ audio points with stories, tips and directions that autoplay in English, based on your location. Flexible tours: Follow the suggested itineraries, or create your own along the tour route. Easy to use: Download and go. You’ll hear the best stories and tips, at just the right time. One time purchase: No expiry or date/time limit with free updates. One purchase for each vehicle. Tour offline: Pre-download content for offline use. Tours use GPS satellites to determine location, not cell signal or wifi. Free trip planner PDF: 55 pages on the best hikes, beaches, sunset spots, top travel tips and more. Support: Refer to the detailed help menu in the app, or contact support by email, chat or toll free phone.

Important Information

  • Upon booking, you’ll receive a text (directly from GuideAlong), with a link to unlock your tour that includes your prepaid voucher code. Download the app and all tour content before you leave wifi/cell signal.
  • There’s no time/date limit or expiry to use the tour.
  • The app works on mobile devices with iOS 15 or Android 9 (Pie).
  • iPad models must include a GPS chip (Apple only install on wifi and cellular models).
  • Using location-service does drain your phone battery faster. Use a usb/c car charger plug to keep charging on long sightseeing days.
  • Commentary autoplays through the phone speaker, or pair your phone and car for stereo sound.

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