9 Hours
Duration
Big Island
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Lunch
Meal
Included
Pick Up
Morning
Tour Times

DEPARTS: HILO / DURATION: 9 HOURS / AVAILABILITY: DAILY

One of Paradise Helicopter’s most popular tours, the Volcano by Air & Land, is now available with departures from Hilo! Combine the thrill of doors off flight with unobstructed views of any lava activity, with an in depth ground tour of area surrounding Kilauea Volcano.

Start with the only doors off helicopter flight over the volcano on Paradise Helicopters’ Doors Off Lava & Rainforests Adventure flight, where your pilot will search out the day’s activity – sometimes a burning forest fire, a stream or lake of glowing lava, or even an entry into the ocean – usually only accessible from the air.

After the first part of your “air” experience, you will land in Hilo and meet your expert Hawaii Forest & Trail interpretive guide. Travel through the remote and rugged landscape of Kau – home to historic farms, ranches, and the famous black sand beach of Punaluu. Discover how the powerful forces of nature have shaped the people and landscape of this dynamic region, Hawaii’s largest land district. The perfect blend of nature and culture led by an expert Interpretive Guide, this tour reveals what it’s like to live on two active volcanoes. A picnic lunch is served during your adventure before you return to the Hilo Airport.

  • Discover breathtaking views of Kilauea and the Kau coast and catch a glimpse of the Halemaumau Crater from a private view point on Mauna Loa
  • Tour a local farm, sample and shop for Hawaii Island grown treats like coffee, macadamia nuts, honey and chocolate.
  • View Rainbow falls from our private gazebo
  • Walk across a crystal-fine black sand beach as you search for basking sea turtles at Punaluu.
  • Stroll through a native Hawaiian Rainforest at the Volcano Art Center, see locally made art, and learn about the latest eruption information
  • Explore a historic 165 year old working ranch known for its sprawling view planes, native forest, and wildlife such as cattle, goats, sheep & horses.

SIGHTS

  • Available lava activity and volcanic formations
  • Experience a Black Sand Beach
  • Local Ranch & Farm Visit
  • Native Hawaiian Rainforest Stroll
  • Private Gazebo View of Rainbow Falls
  • Kohala Valleys & Waterfalls by Air

DEPARTURE TIME & LOCATION

  • Departure: Early Morning
    Paradise Helicopters, Hilo Airport

INCLUDED IN THIS ADVENTURE

  • Approx. 45 minutes* total air tour flight time
  • Approx. 7 hour expert guided ground East Hawaii tour
  • Dress Code – closed-toe shoes, wear or bring long pants, and a light jacket. No hats permitted on flight
  • All cameras and sunglasses must have straps
  • Short hikes under 2 miles – rated easy to moderate. Can be foggy and misty
  • Ground transportation to and from Hilo airport
  • Includes: All access fees, coffee and mac nut tasting, deli lunch, waters, assorted beverages, and use of daypacks, walking staffs, raingear, and warm wear.
  • Menu: Lunch: Including sandwich or salad (choice of turkey, ham, tuna, veggie, or mac nut chicken salad) chips, juice drinks, and a sweet treat.
  • Please make reservations no less than 48 hrs in advance to confirm tour availability

DETAILS

  • All cameras and sunglasses must have straps
  • No hats permitted on flight
  • Dress Code: closed-toe shoes, wear or bring long pants, and a light jacket
  • Must be able to walk over uneven terrain and short climbs
  • For more ground tour details go to http://www.hawaii-forest.com/index.php/tours/kilauea_ volcano
  • Tour length subject to change
  • Paid parking

DURATION

  • Approx. 9 hours, including check-in

* total flight time typically varies from 40-50 minutes

ACTIVITY LEVEL

  • Moderate: Must be able to walk over uneven terrain and short climbs.

PLEASE ARRIVE 1 HOUR PRIOR TO YOUR SCHEDULED TOUR FOR BRIEFING

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