Self-Guided Jeep Tour of Big Island, Hawaii

If you're looking to explore the natural beauty of Hawaii's Big Island on your own terms, a self-guided Jeep tour is the way to go. With its stunning beaches, rugged volcanic landscapes, and unique cultural sites, the Big Island has something for everyone. Here's our recommended three-day itinerary, with three locations to visit each day:

Discover Big Island Hawaii with Our Three-Day Self-Guided Jeep Tour

Day One - Kona Coast

  1. Start your day with a visit to Pu'uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park, a sacred site that was once a place of refuge for Hawaiian lawbreakers. Take a self-guided tour of the park, which includes a replica village and traditional Hawaiian structures.
  2. Next, head over to the Kona Coffee Living History Farm, where you can learn about the history of coffee cultivation in Hawaii and tour a working coffee farm.
  3. Finish off your day with a visit to one of the many beaches along the Kona coast, such as Kahaluu Beach Park or Magic Sands Beach. Take a dip in the crystal-clear waters and soak up the sun.

Day Two - Volcano National Park

  1. Day two starts off with a visit to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, home to two active volcanoes: Kilauea and Mauna Loa. Take a self-guided tour of the park, which includes scenic drives, hiking trails, and views of lava flows.
  2. Next, head over to the Punalu'u Black Sand Beach, a unique beach made of black volcanic sand. Keep an eye out for sea turtles, which are often spotted in the waters around the beach.
  3. End your day with a visit to the nearby town of Volcano, where you can grab a bite to eat at one of the local restaurants and check out the art galleries and boutiques.

Day Three - Hilo and Hamakua Coast

  1. On your final day, start off with a visit to the Wailuku River State Park, which includes the stunning Rainbow Falls and Boiling Pots. Take a self-guided tour of the park, which includes hiking trails and picnic areas.
  2. Next, head over to the Akaka Falls State Park, which features a 442-foot waterfall and lush rainforest scenery. Take a hike on one of the many trails in the park, which range from easy to challenging.
  3. Finish off your day with a visit to the charming town of Hilo, where you can explore the local farmers market, visit the Pacific Tsunami Museum, or take a stroll along the scenic Hilo Bayfront.

When embarking on a self-guided Jeep tour of the Big Island, be sure to pack plenty of water, snacks, and reef-safe sunscreen. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes, and bring a camera or phone to capture the stunning views. It's also a good idea to bring a map or GPS to help navigate.

At Hawaii Jeep Rentals, we prioritize the safety of our customers by regularly maintaining and inspecting our Jeeps. It's essential to stay alert while on the road and be mindful of your surroundings. Additionally, always keep your Jeep locked when unattended and avoid leaving any valuables inside the Jeep, as theft can unfortunately occur in Hawaii.

Ready to explore the Big Island on your own terms? Rent a Jeep on the Big Island of Hawaii from us and start your adventure today! With our streamlined payment process, you don't need to pay anything upfront - simply settle up when you return your Jeep rental. Use our search feature to find the best rates for the popular 4-door Jeep Wrangler Unlimited rentals.

With HJR, you'll have the flexibility to explore the Big Island at your own pace and on your own schedule. Take your time and savor each breathtaking vista, or zip through the island to see as much as possible. The choice is yours.

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