5 Activity Rating
5 Crew Rating
Stephanie was great!!
Our Guide, Derek Stuart, was wonderful. The best!
Out standing. I highly recommend this tour.
Gary was the perfect guide. He had energy, was very knowledgeable and we felt like we got his all from the day.
We totally enjoyed our guide, Derek, and have nothing but rave compliments for him. He absolutely made the trip a wonderful memory.
Take an all-day expedition to Volcanoes National Park, a remarkable journey across the fascinating landscape of the Big Island. At Volcanoes, you'll enjoy the "must see" places within the Park while you learn about their geological and historic significance. Join the journey that Frommer's Guide to Hawaii says "May very well be the highlight of your vacation."
Once at the park you'll walk through a magnificent native rainforest, visit a lava tube, discover remarkable volcanic formations and experience a splendid diversity of geography and climate. Through detailed geologic and natural history interpretation, small walks, and driving, you'll explore and learn about the world's most active volcano. A picnic lunch is served en route during your adventure through the park. Depending on what's happening with the active flow, we'll head to see the red lava flows.
Starting from Kona, you'll travel along the coast over old lava flows before proceeding up the rolling pasturelands on the flanks of Mauna Kea. Turning onto the Saddle Road, between Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea, you'll traverse a dramatic and diverse landscape of ranchland, sub alpine dryforest and striking volcanic features before stopping for a short break and continental-style breakfast.
Afterward, you'll drop down to near sea-level on the way through Hilo where you begin the final climb to the summit of Kilauea and the lush entrance to Volcanoes National Park. On the way back, you'll travel along the Hamakua Coast and pass through Waimea before returning to Kona.
Hawaii volcano tour activity level: Easy to moderate walks varying ½ to 1½ miles. Longer hikes may be required if an active lava flow is accessible.
Location: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
Schedule: Daily, year round.
Duration: 12 hours depending on pickup location
Time: 10:30 am from HFT headquarters. 10:00am from Waikoloa Queen's Marketpalce and selected Waikoloa resorts.
Group Size: Tours are limited to a maximum of 12 guests.
Children: Ages 12 & under pay reduced price. Children under 4 years must ride in a car seat (not provided). Children under 3 years must be carried in a backpack carrier (not provided).
Included: Daypacks, bottled water, binoculars, walking sticks, warm wear and rain gear, continental breakfast & lunch.
What to Bring: Closed-toe walking shoes or hiking boots and a light jacket or sweater. Camera, hats, and sunscreen are recommended.
Note: Guests for Hawaii volcano tours should not be physically challenged or unable to hike on uneven or rocky terrain.