13 Hours
Duration
Hilo
Location
Dinner, Lunch
Meal
Included from Kohala
Pick Up
8:45AM
Tour Times
Best Of Hawaii

Explore Kilauea’s most recent eruption and historic lava flows.

Exploring Hawaii Island’s explosive side on foot is what this tour is all about. Hike Kilauea lava flows dating back to 1881 up to the historic flows of 2018.

First, you’ll travel across Saddle Road between Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa, two of the tallest and most massive volcanoes on Earth. Your National Park Service certified guide will discuss the volcanology, geology, and history of these monstrous wonders, as well as providing in-depth narration on the various lava flows and flora and fauna that you’ll be passing by. Explore Kaumana Caves, part of the lava tube system that brought lava 1.5 miles from Hilo-town in 1881. Take a peek inside the dramatic cathedral-like space, before taking a quick drive through quaint Hilo town where you’ll drive along the historic waterfront before stopping at KapohoKine Adventures store to pick up supplies.

You’re headed to Mackenzie State Recreation Area next. The highway here was closed by the marching 40 foot tall wall of crumbly a’a lava as it continued to the sea. Take a hike along the now-closed highway, and then follow the lava flow through the pine forest to the altered coastline and cliffs overlooking the new black sand beach. A picnic-style lunch will be served here amongst the pine trees, weather permitting.

Next travel to the crown jewel of Hawaii, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Visit the Kilauea Visitor’s Center, the Kilauea Iki Crater Overlook, and Steaming Bluffs. Hike out to Keanakakoi Crater and walk over the most recent cracks and sink holes left behind by the historic eruption of 2018. Enjoy the views of Kilauea Caldera from the famous Volcano House. Visit Volcano Winery, the southernmost winery in the United States. The Winery remained open daily throughout the eruption despite hundreds of earthquakes every day. Drive over cracks left in the road to the Winery, reminders of the summer of 2018. Take a private tour of the vineyard and winery then sample up to eight different types of wines, varying from sweet to dry, and all with a unique Hawaiian flare.

The Volcano Winery also has estate grown teas to taste and soft drinks and water are also included. After sampling beverages, you’ll enjoy a hearty Hawaiian-style BBQ dinner with a complimentary glass of your choice of Volcano Winery wine or other beverage.

Schedule:

  • Availability: Thursday and Saturday
  • Tour Time: 8:45 AM
  • Duration: 13 hours

Itinerary:

  • Kohala – 8:45 AM
  • Kaumana Caves – 10:00 – 10:30 AM
  • Hilo – 10:45 AM (pick up guests and/or lunch)
  • Mackenzie – 11:45 AM – 1:10 PM (lunch)
  • Painted Church – 1:30 PM  – 1:50 PM
  • Hawaii Volcanoes National Park – 2:50 PM – 4:50 PM (Kilauea Visitor’s Center, the Kilauea Iki Crater
  • Overlook, Mauna Ulu, Keanakakoi, Volcano House, Steam)
  • Winery – 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM (dinner)
  • Hawaii Volcanoes National Park – (whatever is left) 6:10 PM – 7:00 PM
  • Hilo – 7:45 PM
  • Kohala – 9:15 PM (9:00 PM if no Hilo)

Special Notes:

  • Pickup from Hilo hotels are not offered.
  • Order of itinerary may change.
  • Tour runs rain or shine.

Activity Company: KapohoKine Adventures

Lunch Options:

Italian Cold Cut Sandwich
Turkey Sandwich
Tuna Sandwich
Ham Sandwich
Club Sandwich
Vegetarian Sandwich
Salad (Gluten Free)
Salad Turkey (Gluten Free)
Salad Tuna (Gluten Free)
Salad Ham (Gluten Free)

Dinner Options:

BBQ Dinner
Guava Glazed Pork Ribs, Shoyu Ginger Chicken, Butter and Herb Corn, Pineapple Coleslaw, Pasta Salad with Italian Dressing.

Veggie BBQ Dinner
BBQ Veggie Skewer with Herb Seasoning, Butter and Herb Corn, Pineapple Coleslaw, Pasta Salad with Italian Dressing.

Gluten Free Option
To Pulehu (“Broil Over A Fire”) Olive Oil & Salt Seasoned Pulehu Chicken, Pulehu Ribs, Butter and Herb Corn, Pineapple Coleslaw

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Outrigger Fairway Villas – 8:15 AM
Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa – 8:15 AM
Castle Kolea at Waikoloa – 8:15 AM
Four Seasons Resort at Hualalai – 8:15 AM
Kings’ Land by Hilton Grand Vacations Club – 8:15 AM
Aston Shores at Waikoloa – 8:15 AM
Kohala Suites by Hilton Grand Vacation – 8:15 AM
Hilton Grand Vacations Club At Waikoloa Beach Resort – 8:15 AM
Hilton Waikoloa Village – 8:15 AM
Fairmont Orchid – 8:15 AM
Bay Club at the Waikoloa Beach Resort – 8:15 AM
Aston Waikoloa Colony Villas – 8:15 AM
Halii Kai At Waikoloa – 8:15 AM
Hapuna Prince Hotel – 8:15 AM
Mauna Kea Beach Hotel – 8:15 AM
Nomura Hawaii Village – 8:15 AM
Mauna Lani Islands – 8:15 AM
Mauna Lani Bay Hotel and Bungalows – 8:15 AM
FoodLand Farms “The Shops At Mauna Lani” – 8:15 AM