Volcanoes not only created the amazing mountains, valleys and waterfalls of Hawaii, they also allowed magnificent tropical plants to flourish in the mineral-rich soil. On the Big Island of Hawaii, these fiery outcrops continue to work their magic: three of the island’s five volcanoes are still active, including Mauna Loa, the world’s largest. But remember: volcanoes are nature’s improv comedians – you never know quite what you’re going to get! Any tour of these incredible features can change according to current conditions.

There are numerous ways to observe the island’s great geo-thermal wonders. Feeling fit? Join a biking tour and let off some steam as you watch Mother Nature doing likewise. Start at the active crater of Kilauea Volcano and follow it all the way to the sea. There’s also time for a stop at the Volcano Winery, where you can see (or rather taste) how this unique terrain affects wine.

To cover even more territory, head off from Kailua-Kona as part of a small group on a comprehensive day-long tour through Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii’s number one attraction, as well as other highlights of the island. Or set out a little later and explore two of the island’s peaks, Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa, and then witness the fiery lava flowing into the sea against a spectacular tropical sunset.

But if you really want to see everything the shifting, bubbling, fizzing landscape has to offer, take to the skies with a once-in-a-lifetime helicopter tour. From Hilo, take an hour-long flight over the Circle of Fire, where molten rock glowers red and hisses with steam. You’ll also see dramatic black sand beaches and some of Hawaii’s world-famous waterfalls amid lush green jungles.

If that somehow isn’t enough, the only thing for it is to take the ultimate experience: a two-hour ride around the Big Island, taking in volcanic highlights and the island’s stunning valleys and soaring mountains.

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Small Group Tour: Deluxe Volcano Experience with Restaurant Dinner

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 11 Reviews

This first-class tour showcases the raw nature of the active volcano-Kilauea. Journey through the middle of the island on the brand new Saddle Road. The views ...  Read more

Location: Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $205.00

Volcano Helicopter Tour and Private Paradise Landing

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 25 Reviews

This exclusive Big Island helicopter tour includes not only wonderful views of Hawaii’s famous volcanoes, but also a private landing in a secluded location so ...  Read more

Location: Kona, Hawaii
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $599.00

Fire and Falls Helicopter Adventure from Hilo

4.5 star rating: Recommended 94 Reviews

This Big Island helicopter adventure will show you the best of Hawaii – volcanoes and waterfalls – from the air! Starting from Hilo, you’ll journey over miles ...  Read more

Location: Hilo, Hawaii
Duration: 45 minutes (approx.)

From USD $233.00

Kilauea Volcano Bike Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 45 Reviews

Join a guided Kilauea Volcano bike tour in the Hawaii Volcano National Park. You'll explore Kilauea Volcano, from its summit to the sea, as you bike down this ...  Read more

Location: Hilo, Hawaii
Duration: 4 - 5 hours

From USD $136.36

45-Minute Open-Door Volcanoes Helicopter Flight

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 60 Reviews

Feel a Hawaiian volcano’s heat radiate from its crater as you experience live volcanic activity up close, with nothing between you and the lava! An open-door ...  Read more

Location: Hilo, Hawaii
Duration: 50 minutes (approx.)

From USD $282.00

Small-Group Big Island Tour: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and Kona Coffee Farm

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 41 Reviews

Journey to the Big Island's Hawaii Volcanoes National Park from Kona or Waikoloa on this exciting day trip, complete with your own personal iPad to use ...  Read more

Location: Kona, Hawaii
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $186.99

Best Volcano National Park Small Group Twilight Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 117 Reviews

Journey deep into Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and discover the Big Island's lava-fueled ecosystem. During this Big Island volcano tour, you’ll hike on ...  Read more

Location: Kona, Hawaii
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $200.00

Big Island Hawaii Volcano Adventure

4.5 star rating: Recommended 54 Reviews

See the lava fields on a comprehensive, full-day Big Island Hawaii Volcano tour. You'll explore Hawaii Volcano National Park, Kilauea Volcano and Big Island of ...  Read more

Location: Hilo, Hawaii
Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $102.25

Big Island Super Saver: Helicopter Tour plus Zipline Adventure

4.5 star rating: Recommended 18 Reviews

Combine two exciting activities into one tour with this Big Island Super Saver! You’ll start with either a 2-hour or 45-minute helicopter flight (depending on ...  Read more

Location: Waikoloa Village, Hawaii
Duration: Hilo Tour is 6 hours / Kona tour is 10 hours

From USD $447.61

Ultimate Hawaii Waterfalls combo Dolphin Boat Tour

Castaway on an epic Hilo, Hawaii Waterfall & Dolphin adventure to see 30+ of the Best Big Island waterfalls meet the sea along the breathtaking Hamakua ...  Read more

Location: Hilo, Hawaii
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $145.00

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