Begin your tour before sunrise in the town of Kalapana, located 15 minutes from the Big Island town of Pahoa. Your specific meeting point and departure time may change on the day of the tour depending on current lava flows and conditions.
Meet up with your guide and grab an included flashlight, walking stick and poncho as you venture out onto the lava cliffs along the Big Island’s coast. Given the late hour, you’ll likely have an excellent view of the sun setting in the distance.
Follow your guide’s lead as you navigate along the safest route leading to recent surface lava flows, admiring their glowing orange, pink and white color. As you learn about the geologic forces that create this unique phenomenon, you’ll also get to explore a black-sand beach created by the black rocks produced by the lava flow.
Add to this unique adventure by enjoying a beautiful vista of the sun as it sets below the horizon, casting rays of pink, orange, yellow and red light across the lava fields.