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.
Fully experience the geological wonders and fascinating history of Big Island's volcano region with a full day exploring lava tubes, steaming vents, cinder cones, past lava flows, and much more.
In a small group (max of 10, usually less, or as a private tour) and with highly knowledgeable local guides, this hands-on tour will teach you about the significant role of volcanoes in the Hawaiian Islands. You'll witness the massive Halemaumau Crater in Volcanoes National Park which collapsed in the 2018 eruption that made international headlines. You'll learn about and see the effects of the power of nature creating and shaping Hawaii to the present. Based on the conditions of the day, the tour will select a 2-3 mile easy-to-moderate hike to explore the unique terrain of the active Kilauea volcano.
Outside the Park, you'll also 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. There will also be a stop at photo-worthy Rainbow Falls, the most popular waterfall on the Big Island.
A continental breakfast, catered deli lunch, and snacks & drinks all day are included, as well as the $30 National Park entrance fee and a variety of gear as needed (walking sticks, day packs, warm wear, rain gear, flashlights/helmets for cave). Pickups are available from Waikoloa and Kona, saving you from driving the 4+ hours round-trip, including a long stretch at night through a remote area in the middle of the island often enveloped in fog or rain.
New Private Tour: A new private tour option has been added -- pricing is $1,500, which includes up to 4 people and then $178 per additional guest. In addition to Kona & Waikoloa, pickup for the private tour is also possible in Hilo or Volcano Village. For larger groups (13+), customizations, or dates that are not showing, please contact us. Currently the private tour may be sold out well in advance, but feel free to contact us about any earlier dates.
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.