8 years and older
Age
7 Hours
Duration
Kona
Location
Lunch
Meal
Included
Pick Up
7:30AM
Tour Times
Best Of Hawaii

Venture onto private land behind 3 locked gates to explore the upper slopes of Kona’s very own volcano – Hualalai. This journey provides intimate, unique access to the site of multiple volcanic eruptions from the 1800’s, all within a short distance. We also offer private exclusive tours for groups of 12 or more, please call us for more information.

Highlights:

  • Exclusive private access onto Hualalai volcano and into a native forest.
  • Take pleasure in a 3-4 mile hike through untouched cloud forest with incredible vistas of the Kona coast.
  • Stand on the edge of precipitous volcanic craters that plunge deep into the earth below.
  • Climb through a segment of a lava tube.
  • After your hike, tour Kona’s newest brewery and enjoy a sampling of locally made beers, ciders, and/or non-alcoholic energy drinks.

Includes:

  • Deli style lunch with assorted soft drinks, juices and bottled water.
  • Enjoy a flight of locally made beers, ciders, and/or non-alcoholic energy drinks
  • Gear – Walking sticks, warm wear, day packs and rain ponchos.

Schedule:

  • Availability: Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
  • Tour Times: 7:30 AM
  • Duration: 7 Hours

Recommendations:

  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Wear a hat
  • Wear sunscreen
  • Bring a light sweatshirt or jacket.

Restrictions/Requirements:

  • Tour is for ages 8 years and older.
  • Maximum of 12 participants.
  • Guests should be able to hike on uneven or rocky terrain. We sometimes encounter cool and wet conditions. Other tour restrictions may apply. We’ll stop a couple times throughout the adventure for short hikes of less than ½ mile. Our tour ranges from sea level to 6,000 feet. We will meander on a single track trail through native forest with a mild elevation change of approximately 30 feet. While exploring the lava tube, expect to descend and ascend approximately 30 – 40 feet.
  • Technically speaking, yes.  Hualalai’s last eruption ended in 1801 so it is considered active.  However, magma is not close to the surface so we won’t see any geothermal activity.

Activity Company: Hawaii Forest & Trail

Pick-up Location and Time:

  • Westin Hapuna Beach Resort (formerly Hapuna Prince) – 6:15 AM
  • Mauna Kea Beach Hotel – 6:15 AM
  • Fairmont Orchid – 6:25 AM
  • Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows – 6:25 AM
  • Holua Resort at the Mauna Loa Village – 6:35 AM
  • Mauna Loa Village – 6:35 AM
  • Sheraton Keauhou Bay Resort & Spa – 6:35 AM
  • Hilton Wailkoloa Village – 6:35 AM
  • Kona Coast Resort – 6:40 AM
  • Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa – 6:40 AM
  • Kona Bali Kai – 6:45 AM
  • Queens’ Market Place – 6:45 AM
  • Kona by the Sea – 6:50 AM
  • Royal Sea Cliff – 6:50 AM
  • Kona Hawaiian Resort – 6:55 AM
  • Royal Kona Resort – 7:00 AM
  • King Kamehameha Courtyard Marriott – 7:05 AM
  • Four Seasons Resort Hualalai – 7:05 AM
  • Hawaii Forest & Trail Kona Headquarters – 7:30 AM