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On this exciting Kilauea volcano adventure, scour fields of jet black lava in search of volcanic activity, from steaming vents to rivers of magma and gaping volcanic craters. Explore inside the Jaggar Musuem and trek through the Thurston Lava Tube, and, if conditions allow, you might have the chance to hike directly towards the flow. In addition to the sights in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, you’ll also make trips to Rainbow Falls and an orchid or macadamia nut farm. With all the stops on this full-day tour, it’s an adventure not to be missed.

Highlights

  • Full-day tour of Big Island Hawaii Volcano National Park
  • Closest approach to the lava flows from Chain of Craters Road
  • Explore Thurston Lava Tube and Kilauea Iki Crater
  • Visit the Jaggar Museum
  • Scenic drive through Hilo Town and Banyan Drive
  • Learn the natural history of the Big Island volcanoes
  • Professionally narrated tour

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

If you're looking to get as close to the lava flows as possible, this is your best bet. Your full-day adventure also features quality time on Kilauea and visits to the cavelike Thurston Lava Tube and the Jaggar volcano museum.

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What You Can Expect

Big Island Hawaii Volcano Adventure

Big Island Hawaii Volcano Adventure

Ever since it began erupting in 1983, Kilauea has been one of the most world’s most active and fiery lava flows. On this full-day Big Island volcano adventure, you’ll not only experience the volcanic formations Kilauea has left behind, but also potentially witness the lava as Earth is created before your eyes.

The tour begins in downtown Hilo by historic Banyan Drive, where you’ll next travel to either a macadamia nut or tropical orchid farm. Upon entering Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, trek through the rainforest to the Thurston Lava Tube that was formed by a river of magma, and tour this well-lit tube to walk where magma once flowed. While the lava tube area is green and lush, the landscape is rockier up near the rim of Haleama’uma’u Crater, where sulfurous steam rises up from the pit and its lava lake far down below.

It’s in this area you’ll tour Jaggar Museum and learn about Kilauea’s past. If current safety conditions permit, you’ll have the chance to seek out lava as it actively flows from the Earth.

Customer Reviews

gsracer58

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Tour guide was excellent. Seeing lava actually coming out of the dome was a spectacular experience. Actually being on a black sand beach was amazing. Quite a long day so be prepared!

Clara V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Very interesting and fun!

Vicki M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Aunty Sharon treated us like Ohana, friendly, kind.
A wealth of knowledge.
Especially great at the hula...

Katarina R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

great tour guide!!!

Anne S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Leroy was the best guide with his knowledge and great story telling. We fitted alot in that day and felt safe doing it.Highlight was walking on the lava flow from 1979.You think it's another planet. Walking through the lava tunnel also. Lunch was a in the accommodation lodge with a view of the volcano which is smoking away. Again the weather up the mountain became misty and foggy and their was one view we didn't get to see.Again that's mother nature and no one can change that.

Andre G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Very cool tour and a really good and entertaining driver. I would recommend this tour to anyone.

William K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

Very good tour.

Jason Z

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

The tour had way more than I thought. Robert was extremely knowledgeable and kept us well entertained during the drive. I recommend this to anybody of all ages. Good job Robert !

Karen N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

We both really enjoyed this tour in Hilo. It was a long day but it was very interesting. Our bus driver was Sharon. She was very friendly and knowledgeable and heaps of fun. She even sang to us. Loved everything about this trip. We were not disappointed at all.

Ramakrishna R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2015

The guide was awesome and cooperative.

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