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  • Location: Kona, Hawaii
  • Duration:  9 hours (approx.)
From striking black lava and verdant tropical rainforests to the stunning sight of volcanoes at night, experience the Big Island's most spectacular natural splendors on this small-group full-day tour to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. This amazing combination tour allows you to see different aspects of the volcanoes in one day. Your ranger-trained guide will provide educational and insightful narrative about the volcanoes. Plus, you’ll feast on a delicious sit-down dinner. Choose between a departure from Waikoloa or Kona.

Highlights

  • Full-day adventure to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and the
  • Visit the famous Thurston Lava Tube and fascinating Jaggar Museum
  • Full sit-down dinner at the Volcano House is included!
  • Small-group tour limited to 13 passengers ensures a personalized experience from your expert guide

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

It's a cool opportunity to enjoy a twilight walk across a volcano, complete with flashlights and walking sticks. You can share your impressions with your fellow travelers over a casual dinner before the drive back to either side of the island.

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What You Can Expect

Small-Group Tour: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and Evening Lava Adventure

The Hawaiian name Kilauea means "spewing" or "much spreading".

From Kona:
Enjoy a fully narrated adventure that starts with a hike through a Natural Area Reserve forest, home to rare native plants and birds. On the way to the park, you'll visit the famous Punalu`u black sand beach -- keep an eye out for giant sea turtles! Once at the park, the guide will lead you to active volcanic craters, steam vents and the historic Jaggar Museum. After experiencing, the volcanoes, enjoy a delicious dinner.
From Waikoloa:
Head to the Kilauea Volcano and Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park and stay to watch the beautiful sunset! Board your tour vehicle in Waikoloa and drive through Kalapana, a village completely destroyed by the advancing lava just a few years ago. First stop will be a walk across the recent lava flows to the newest black sand beach on the island where you'll walk on what was once was the best swimming beach on Hawaii Island. Next, head to the lava viewing area in Kalapana, where your vehicle drives over the lava flows that overran the highway. On your way to the next stop, the Painted Church, look for any current volcanic activity! Finally, your guide highlights the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, from active volcanic craters and steam vents to the historic Jaggar Museum. After, enjoy dinner and watch for current volcanic activity as the sun sets before returning.

Special note: As volcanic activity changes constantly, molten lava cannot be guaranteed and may not be seen. Tour runs rain or shine.

Itinerary

Sample Dinner Menu (subject to change)
Choice of included beverage
Iced Tea
Hot Tea
Coffee

Choice of one main course:
Grilled Herb Chicken: Served with garlic mashed potatoes, sauteed local kale from Johnson Farms, and a lemon macadamia nut butter sauce
Coconut Crusted Fried Mahimahi: With jasmine rice, stir fried bok choy, and a ginger mango sauce
Island Tofu and Vegetable Stir Fry: Served with coconut jasmine rice and fresh pineapple

Keiki Choice (kids choice):
Hot Dog: all beef frank on a Punalu'u Bake shop roll, served with french fries
Pasta: Waimea tomato marinara sauce or butter and cheese
Pizza: Pepperoni or three cheese

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

We had a fantastic day, made particularly great by our tour guide, Chris. Definitely would recommend this tour to anyone visiting the Big Island!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

This was an excellent tour, culminating in a night-time show of the glowing volcano beneath a clear sky with a crescent moon! The tour guide was very knowledgeable and helpful. I recommend this tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Best tour operator . Best service and wonderful and knowledgeable guides . We enjoyed the whole very much. Very comfortable transport.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Our trip was excellent. The guide Richard couldn't have been more help or informative. It was such a pleasure to have a knowledgeable guide

Diane Z
Canada

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

This tours was very involved and had a great tour guide in Angelica. She was from the area that the lava flow reached and told us some amazing stories and showed us some really great off the road spots. There is a lot of walking but it is absolutely worth it for the view of the black sand beach. The dinner at the hotel was very good and the evening view of the volcano was stunning. A great day!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Mark Rico was great...friendly, knowledgeable, and attentive to our needs.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

The trip was great! It's a beautiful day.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

Our trip was beautiful, something we both will cherish for the rest of our lives. It was a great 40th anniversary gift to ourselves. HAWAII IS DEFINETLY PARADISE..
The tour guide we had Erik for our excursion for the Volcano National Park was very knowledgeable, pleasant and made the excursion enjoyable. We would use your company again to book any future trips.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

Wonderful! Our two guides, Jesse and Mark (trainee), were very warm and knowledgeable. We had a great time and learned a lot. They were considerate of my infirmities and made sure I was comfortable. They also saved us a lot of driving after our visit to the black sand beach by suggesting we move our car from Keaau back up to Volcano Village where we were staying. That saved us at least an hour of driving time after the tour. Great job guys!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

We had a great tour with Jesse as our expert guide. We appreciated all the informative facts and personal attention that he provided. We covered so much area that we would never have seen on our own. We would highly recommend this tour and suggest that they request Jesse.

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