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COVID-19 UPDATE: This tour is suspended indefinitely, at least through 2021. Please consider our other volcano tour which can also pickup in Hilo/Volcano.
Discover volcano country, home to one of the most active and accessible volcanoes in the world, with an expert guide and the personalized care of a small group tour. See the National Park highlights including Halema'uma'u Crater, steaming vents, and a memorable nature walk on Devastation Trail among exotic flora and fauna to see the impacts of past lava flows. You'll learn about and see some of the dramatic changes to the area from the 2018 eruption that transformed the region and made international headlines. From multiple vantage points and with the guide's extensive commentary, you'll appreciate the scale of the significantly expanded main crater, as well as other breathtaking views of Kilauea Volcano.
You'll leave the Park and enjoy exclusive access to a 35-foot-high lava tube on private property only accessible by this tour, seeing firsthand how rivers of lava would traverse the land during eruptions. You’ll then stroll Richardson's black sand beach with regular sea turtle sightings.
Throughout this excursion, your friendly guide will not only ensure your complete comfort but provide you the fullest volcano experience by sharing history, geology, culture, and other fascinating information about Kilauea volcano and Hawaii more broadly.
COVID-19 UPDATE: This tour is taking multiple steps to enhance sanitation and safety practices to minimize COVID-19 risks for guests and staff. For more details, see FAQ below.
Our tour guide, Angela, was amazing. Her knowledge of the geological features of the volcano, the local animal life, the plant life, and the people of the island was encyclopedic. She pointed things out to us that we never would have seen on our own, from birds that were endangered species to unusual lava formations. She was so personable and friendly - a joy to spend the day with! She was able to answer any question that we asked and we learned so much from her. She made our visit to the Volcano National Park really special.
Wade W wrote:
Outstanding. We had a great time. Brett was full of knowledge and an outstanding tour guide.
We enjoyed the small group tour which was very educational. Our Tour guide did a great job! The highlight was going to the Lava Tube. We were on the Pride of America Norwegian Cruise and this excursion worked well!
Hawaii Big Island Revealed Guidebook:
If you had to name the one thing the Big Island is most famous for, it would undoubtedly be Kilauea Volcano. Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park is the most fascinating place you may ever visit.
Lonely Planet Guidebook:
Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park: Hawaii’s Top 20
Top-notch ecotour outfitter with knowledgeable guides
Wonderful company with an excellent environmental ethic—the tours are highly recommended
If you do nothing else on the Big Island, do the volcano
Since 1993, this locally owned and operated outfit has built a reputation for outstanding nature tours and eco-adventures. Sustainability and cultural sensitivity is a company mission. They have access to thousands of acres of restricted or private lands and employ expert, certified guides who are entertaining and informative.
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and Hilo area
Hilo Pickups (shown on map)
8:20-8:45 am, returning 3:40-4 pm
Driving Distance to Hilo
1 hr 20 min - 1 hr 50 min from Waikoloa & Kona