Due to some schedule clashes, we had to make a last minute request to change our booking to another day. Lucky for us, Forest Trail was really accommodating and assisted us in arranging for a new date.
The volcano national park tour was really interesting and educational. Our tour guide Matthew also made sure we are well taken care of during the tour. Kudos to Forest Trail for making the tour an enjoyable one for us!
Excellent tour which was well worth the price. Even though it's a lot of road time, Justin had lots of information to share which kept things interesting. We saw a nice variety of landscapes and features, the tour was paced well, enough time to enjoy but not too long at any one place.
This tour is very informative! Our guide, Kaj, was an environmental scientist, who loves Hawaii's culture, lore, and was extremely knowledgeable! The tour was very long, 14 hrs, due to the time it took to pick up and drop off passengers at their hotels. Recommend meeting the tour at the office, with your own transportation. We felt very satisfied!
We had a great day and a very informative one all about volcanoes and everything to do with them. The volcano put on a manificent show for us at night.Steve was awesome and very informative. The lunch and dinner spots were good and the food was very enjoyable. Would have loved to have got out of the bus a bit more but think the weather being quite wet might have changed the schedule a little bit.
It was a very good tour for getting an insight to the island and the vast climates and landscapes. Steve was very prepared and we all got a blanket to cuddle up to on the way home in the bus. We also had a hot towel to wash our faces with before we drove back at night. he thought of everything and was a great host. Excellent tour would definitely recommend it as a top tour to go on.
Best tour EVER! Seeing the caldera by day and by night was a wow experience! We also had the lava tube to ourselves and the rain forest by night smelled sensational! Taj was our guide and is very knowledgeable and now I wish I had taken notes. He is very personable and sees to your every need and comfort. If or when I come back, I will take this tour again and hopefully get Taj as our guide! Only one thing to say to anyone thinking of doing this trip-DO IT!!!
We saw far much than I expected, it was excellent value and I highly recommend this company
Our guide Nate was amazing. Incredible encyclopedic knowledge of the Big Island.
He also took the time to show us off the beaten path spots.
This tour was through Hawaii Forest and Trail tour. Very very good.
This as a fantastic excursion. Our guide, Steve, was extremely knowledgable adaptive to our needs and had a great sense of humor. The highlight of the trip was back up the volcano after dark. The light, steam Ans explosions of magma were phenomenal. We would highly recommend this trip.. You might think you could do it on your own, but you would miss so much.
Davinia M United Kingdom
An absolute highlight of our trip, I cannot recommend highly enough. Our guide Matt was fantastic, he was highly knowledgable about the island, it's history, flora and fauna, how the volcanos continually shape the landscape and the various impacts on the ecology. He took us to some off-the-beaten-track stops where we were able to see amazing sights and learn more about the island away from the general throng of other tourists. We were kept comfortable and well fed during the whole day and came away with a great appreciation of the power of the volcanoes.
We saw SO much on this tour. You really cover the whole island. Our guide, Matt, was wonderful- highly informative and upbeat and we learned a lot! Walking through the lava tubes at night and seeing the lava glowing in the crater at night were the best parts!
Absolutely fantastic excursion! Our guide Taj was so knowledgeable and so well informed, and his sharing of the islenad's stories and folklore made it all more personal. I will never forget the things i saw, especially the volcanoe at night! Highly recommended!!!
Wow, what an amazing tour. Enjoyed every moment. They think of everything. Great food supplied , they have water bottles that you keep , back packs to use for walks, light jackets or warmer ones if needed. They even put a blanket on your seat when you return at end of night. Tour guide wonderful. So amazing when you listen to all the information they tell you and you really appreciate the area you are visiting , the history. You won't be disappointed.
This was a really well organized and inspiring tour. Our guide, Chris, was great at telling stories about the island and the volcanoes, and shared many fun facts about the ecology of the area. The dinner inside the Kilauea caldera was magical. I highly recommend this trip and Chris!
The local tour operator is professional and very thorough We learned so much about Hawaii's ecology and culture that we never would have known. The van was comfortable. Everything was done in a timely manner. They made sure to give us personal attention and time our visits to main attractions in such a way as to make sure they weren't overcrowded. A long day but absolutely wonderful
The tour was amazing. Our tour guide Justin was great and took the time and effort to make it memorable! It's definitely worth it!
Long day but well worth doing, Mark the driver for ur trip was excellent
The tour was great and our guide Taj was very knowledgeable about the geology, animals and plants native and not native to the island. My husband and I were very impressed with the tour. It covered some interesting areas and there was some hiking involved which was great considering the long ride to get to the park. The views at times were spectacular especially down by the ocean. We saw the volcano from different angles and although we would have loved to look into the crater, we understand that is not allowed. Taj showed us some nice pictures of what we would have seen had we been able to look into it. This trip was definitely work doing!
Mathew was passionate about Hawaii Island an all things Hawaiian. He made the journey pleasant and interesting.
The entire trip was first class from the time they picked us up from our hotel. Steve was the best. He was so knowledgable about everything volcanoes. He taught about the flora and fauna of the island, the customs, and so much more. He went out of his way to make sure everything was perfect for us. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone coming to Kona.
Absolutely one of the most enjoyable and informative tours we have been on. We had a great small group and thoroughly enjoyed the company of our fellow passengers. Cannot praise our guide Mark highly enough - the weather was challenging to say the least but he still made it a fantastic day with his knowledge and professional way of engaging with us all. We learnt heaps about the real Hawaii and will not forget our day for a long time. Highly recommend!
A wonderful tour with very knowledgeable and helpful guides. Entering the forest walk to the sounds of the nose flute playing was magic. The volcanoes national park visit when on the Big Island is great with the view at night so different to that of mid afternoon.
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