COVID-19 Update: With the lifting of the visitor quarantine on October 15 for those with negative tests, many of our activities are operating or will be soon. Please check our booking calendars.
Volcano Eruption Update (Jan 2021): With the recent eruption within Kilauea's crater, this tour now includes viewing of the lava glow at night! A hot dinner is also included.
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.
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.
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 9, often less) 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, and 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.
You'll also 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. After exploring the cavern, you'll enjoy some local appetizers and drinks, while reflecting on the tour and the volcano unveiled.
The tour will also stop at photo-worthy Rainbow Falls, the most popular waterfall on the Big Island. [note: As long as the volcano is erupting, this stop will not occur in order to maximize time at the volcano, except if doing a private tour in which case it can likely be included.]
Continental breakfast, a deli lunch, afternoon appetizers, and snacks & drinks all day are included, as well as the $25 National Park entrance fee and a variety of gear as needed (walking sticks, day packs, warm wear, rain gear, flashlights/helmets for cave). Pick-ups are available from Waikoloa and Kona, saving you from driving the 4+ hours round-trip.