Small-Group Tour: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and Evening Lava Adventure

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  • Location: Hilo, Hawaii
  • Duration: 9 hours (approx.)
  • Tour code: 5413LAVA
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.

Highlights

  • All entrance fees included
  • Dinner included
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • See the sights illuminated at night
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.

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Schedule details

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Hotels from Kona and Hilo
Departure Time:
1pm from Kona
2pm from Hilo

Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time, exact pickup time will be advised on reconfirmation.

Return Details:
Returns to original departure point at approximately 9pm-10pm

Pricing information

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Kona Departure
Code: KONADEP

Tour departs from Kona

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AUD213.17
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Hilo Departure
Code: HILODEP

Tour departs from Hilo

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AUD117.89
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Small-Group Tour: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and Evening Lava Adventure

Fiery Volcano

Inclusions:
  • Small-group tour
  • Entrance fees
  • Full dinner
  • Military-grade LED flashlights
  • Umbrella
  • Walking sticks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
Exclusions:
  • Gratuities (optional)
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair
  • Sturdy walking shoes are recommended
  • Red lava cannot be guaranteed on this tour. Walking distances and viewing opportunities will vary depending on volcanic activity, which changes constantly. Federal, state or county officials may close or open the lava viewing area at any time depending on conditions and hazards present. Every attempt is made to get as safely as possible to the lava viewing area and tours depart whether the area is currently open or closed as conditions do change constantly.
  • The drive from Kona to Hilo is approximately 2.5 hours each way with stops along the way.
  • Itinerary may be altered due to weather or volcanic activity.
Itinerary:
Sample Dinner Menu (subject to change)
Choice of included beverage
Iced Tea
Hot Tea
Coffee

Choice of one main course:
Grilled Herb Chicken: Served with garlic mashed potatoes, sauteed local kale from Johnson Farms, and a lemon macadamia nut butter sauce
Coconut Crusted Fried Mahimahi: With jasmine rice, stir fried bok choy, and a ginger mango sauce
Island Tofu and Vegetable Stir Fry: Served with coconut jasmine rice and fresh pineapple

Keiki Choice (kids choice):
Hot Dog: all beef frank on a Punalu'u Bake shop roll, served with french fries
Pasta: Waimea tomato marinara sauce or butter and cheese
Pizza: Pepperoni or three cheese
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Nancy G, September 2014

Very worthwhile trip. Enjoyed our guide. Best part was seeing the volcano at night!

Reviewed by: Carol D, 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!

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