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  • Location: Waikiki, Oahu
  • Duration:  15 hours (approx.)
Take a Big Island volcano tour from Oahu on a day trip to Hawaii's Volcanoes National Park. The recent eruptions of Kilauea Volcano have captured the world's imagination, so see the extraordinary landscape for yourself on this Oahu volcano tour.


  • Full-day trip to Volcanoes National Park from Oahu
  • Round-trip coach-class air travel to the Big Island
  • Hike over the lava flow with the possibility of seeing lava flowing downstream
  • Walk along Black Sand Beach
  • Explore Volcanoes National Park
  • Visit famous Rainbow Falls, Jaggar Museum and Volcano House
  • Professional commentary from your driver/guide

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

This day trip from Oahu lets you get up close and personal with the Big Island's active Kilauea Volcano and includes fun extras like a visit to a macadamia nut factory and orchid nursery. It's a long, active day, so be prepared!

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What You Can Expect

Big Island Day Trip: Volcanoes National Park from Oahu

Visit the Thurston Lava Tubes on this all day adventure.

This fully narrated volcano adventure is a great way to explore and learn about the Big Island's volatile geology first-hand. The Oahu volcano tour features a hike over the lava flow that covered the village of Kalapana and Kaimu Black Sand Beach in the 1980s. A short walk out to the newest accessible black sand beach takes you over an area that was once the ocean! Look to the east and see the slopes of Volcanoes National Park. If there is any surface lava flow, you may see steam or lava flowing downstream towards the sea.

This trip takes you exploring in Volcanoes National Park, to the Jaggar Museum and Volcano House, Thurston Lava Tube, Kilauea Iki Crater and a visit to a colorful anthurium and orchid nursery to see these exotic blooms. You'll also drive through the town of Hilo along Banyan Drive.

Visits along the way include the Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Factory and a Kona Coffee shop.

Another highlight of this Big Island volcano tour is your visit to the legendary Rainbow Falls, where you might be lucky enough to see the rushing water mix with sunlight to form beautiful rainbows.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

Simply amazing tour and guide. Sharon was fun and knowledgeable. Bus a/c died part of the day but windows down mode worked fine. Won't see spewing lava as sort of implied but lots of older lava flows and the crater. Left with 20 lbs of macadamia nuts i think! Great day trip.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

Captain Rob showed us so many things on this tour and was very knowledgeable about volcanoes and The Big Island. The tour was very well paced and managed to fit in a great diversity of places of interest. I'd also like to say how very grateful I am that the tour operator was willing to change our tour dates when our whole Hawaiian trip was rescheduled due to the hurricanes. We are extremely appreciative of the flexibility shown to us and the efficiency of the good people at Viator for sorting things out for us.

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