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  • Location: Hilo, 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 Hilo or Kona.


  • 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 Restaurant 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

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

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 Hilo:
Head to the Kilauea Volcano and Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park and stay to watch the beautiful sunset! Board your tour vehicle in downtown Hilo 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 to Hilo.

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


Sample Dinner Menu (subject to change)
Choice of one main course:
Chicken katsu
Kung Pao chicken
Vegetable stir-fry
Deluxe hamburger
Hot dog
Grilled cheese

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

Wonderful trip thru the local tour operator. Our guide Jesse was very knowledgeable about the island, the volcanic history and having grown up in Hawaii he had lots of great island stories. The dinner overlooking the volcano on a clear night was amazing. We saw the glow of the lava and my husband who is a photographer got great pictures. We saw steam coming out of the volcano besides the chemicals wafting out the volcano (which were drifting away from us). It was great!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

It has been a great experience for my family vacation and the tour was fun and educational. Thanks

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