Turn your phone or tablet into a Tour Guide and take your driving tours and sightseeing to a whole new level with the GyPSy Guide – Driving Tour** There are no data or cellular network charges to use this tour app!
As you drive and explore the Big Island commentary plays AUTOMATICALLY so you dont miss any of the best sights and stories along the way. Its just like having a tour guide in the car with you.
Professional tour guides have filled the guide with interesting and entertaining stories, loads of tips and advice on what to do in Volcanoes National Park and will point out places of interest as you approach them. There are 154 commentary points along the drive. Its just like driving around with a local expert.
There are 4 distinct driving tours to follow within this app.
1) Volcanoes National Park. Commentary takes you from resort areas in Kona and o the Kohala Coast to Volcanoes National Park, plus a comprehensive tour inside the park. All different commentary for the drive back to Kona.
2) Island Circle Route. Being an island, you will want to drive all the way around. Our Full Circle Tour follows a counter-clockwise circle around the island including Volcanoes, Hilo, Hamakua Coast, Waipio Valley Wiamea and back to the Kona side.
3) Kohala Coast. Recommended half day drive following the spectacular northern coast of the island including the historic sugar towns of Hawi and Kapaau, the superp views from above the Pololu Valley and then drive over the Kohala Mountains to Waimea cowboy town and then return to the coast.
4) Kona Coast. Another half day tour to see Konas best beaches, the islands best snorkeling and many fascinating cultural and historically significant sites including Kealakekua Bay where Captain Cook visited Hawaii and was killed. Place of Refuge is one Hawaiis best restored cultural sites. Plus many great views as we tour through the coffee plantation areas.
** Once downloaded, this tour REQUIRES NO DATA to operate and activate, so you won’t incur roaming or data charges. YOU DO NOT REQUIRE A CELLULAR NETWORK CONNECTION TO TOUR!! You will not incur any data roaming charges to use this tour, even if you are from outside the USA. The app does not work the same way as traditional Maps apps, the commentary and maps are not "beamed" into your phone.
Just download the app over a Wi-Fi connection from your network at home or use any free Wi-Fi network. Because the app is filled with audio commentary and maps, its larger than "normal" apps. Many phone/data networks will block the download because of size - so be sure to download over a Wi-Fi network.
** After you download the app it only uses GPS signal to tour. GPS signal is FREE. It comes from satellites - not cellular networks.
The on-screen map will display your position and upcoming audio points. You can also preview the tour before you arrive, or re-live your vacation after you return home.
GyPSy Guide are Hawaiis original and favorite driving tour apps. Its just like having a local Hawaiian friend to show you around. We do not not have paid advertising in the tours. All tips and recommendations are for the things that we think you will enjoy the best.
This tour is not just a directory but a designed tour to follow, just like how a tour guide would take you. It’s simple and entertaining; just let GyPSy provide commentary automatically as you travel.