Highlights / General details
The recent eruptions of Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano in Volcanoes National Park have captured the world's imagination. This narrated Volcano Adventure features a hike over the lava flow that covered the village of Kalapana and famous Kaimu black sand beach in the 1990's. You will experience a short walk out to the newest accessible black sand beach which takes you over an area that was once the ocean. Look to the east and see the slopes of Volcanoes National Park where, if there is any surface lava flow, you may see steam or lava coming down towards the sea. You will explore Volcanoes National Park, Jaggar Museum, Thurston Lava Tube, Kilauea Iki Crater and Lava Tree State Park. This excursion continues on to majestic Rainbow Falls where the rushing water interacts with the golden sunshine to create rainbows. You will visit a colorful anthurium and orchid nursery where you will discover these exotic blooms.
Hotel pickup and drop off (selected hotels only) from Hilo; Volcanoes National Park admission.
Lunch; Gratuity for drivers/guides.
Hours of operation
Available: Daily, except Sunday; Pick-up time at 5:00am.
Some features may be closed on Christmas, New Year's Day or Thanksgiving.
Tour is approximately 8 hours.
Hotel pick up includes, but are not limited to Hawaii Naniloa Hotel, Hilo Bay Hotel, Hilo Hawaiian Hotel, Hilo Seaside and Hilo Airport.
We discourage young children, passengers with asthma, or other respiratory conditions to avoid potential health problems due to exposure to fumes.
The following items are recommended: sturdy, closed-toe shoes as this tour traverses sharp, uneven lava surfaces.
We cannot predict weather or lava viewing conditions. Lava viewing features can change hourly. WE DO NOT GUARANTEE SIGHTING OF ACTIVE LAVA FLOWS. Surface lava may be present but may not be viewable due to environmental conditions or time constraints. When lava enters the ocean, intense heat can produce a plume cloud with dangerous and potentially life threatening toxic gases, super-heated steam and hydrochloric acid. Airborne particles are a hazard to your eyes and lungs. Leave area at once. If inland flows are present, and you use caution you may have an opportunity to view fresh lava up close. Follow marked routes and your guides’ instructions. Molten lava is 2000 degrees F. Keep a safe distance and never go into areas where your escape route may be cut off. Do not throw objects into lava as this can cause burns from spattering lava or eye injuries from airborne volcanic glass. BE AWARE, STAY ALERT, USE CAUTION, DO NOT TAKE CHANCES.
All passengers are required to sign a release of liability form.
We are not permitted to pick up in residential areas or at Bed and Breakfast establishments.
Enter the name of your hotel, and flight numbers if meeting at airport, at time of reservation.
Guest is required to call 24 hours prior to tour to re-confirm your pick up time and place.
Complete information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, will be included on your Confirmation Voucher.
**All information requested must be supplied or booking is subject to automatic cancellation**