8 years and older
Age
12 Hours
Duration
Big Island
Location
Lunch and Dinner
Meal
Varies between 9:50am, 10:10am or 10:30am
Tour Times

UPDATED 2021: Description of activity subject to change without notice due to new limitations and updated capacities. Thank you.

***New Pricing will be in effect for tour dates 12/1/2022 and onward. Please call for questions. Booking requests will be adjusted accordingly.***

Schedule:

  • Availability: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday (Closed Sunday)
  • Tour Times: varies between 9:50 AM, 10:10 AM, and 10:30 AM
  • Duration: 12 Hours*

*Traveling time is approx. 6 hrs from Waikoloa resorts.

The most in-depth volcano experience on the Island of Hawaii is back! Your National Park Certified Guide will share a mix of natural and cultural history about the island’s formation, illuminating the stories behind the ever-changing landscape of our island home. Stay after dark to see Kilauea’s latest eruption light up the night sky!

Highlights:

  • On this in-depth park experience, your interpretive guide will illuminate the historic events that recently changed the landscape of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park forever.
  • Enjoy 2-3 miles of hiking around the park’s most dynamic terrain
  • View Kilauea’s latest eruption after dark, when the glow from lava deep in the caldera lights up the night’s sky!
    We’ll visit a large private lava tube known for its bright yellow and gold microbial mats living on the cave walls. This lava tube is only accessible to Hawaii Forest & Trail guests.

Includes:

  • National Park entrance fees
  • Snacks, beverages, Deli-style lunch, Dinner
  • Walking sticks, flashlights, and rain ponchos

Recommendations:

  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Long pants
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Light jacket

Restrictions/Requirements:

  • The minimum age is 8 years old.
  • Guests should be able to hike on uneven or rocky terrain. We’ll hike for 2-3 miles at a location determined by park conditions that day.
  • We sometimes encounter cool, wet, or muddy conditions.
  • Other tour restrictions may apply.

Location: Round-trip transportation is included. Please see the Transportation tab for pick-up locations and schedule.

Special Notes:

  • Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled pick-up time.
  • Please Note: In recent days lava levels have risen allowing for views of a sliver of the actual lava lake itself. To reach this view guests must take an approximately 2-mile hike over uneven terrain. Our guides will provide the flashlights and expert knowledge to lead you to the right spots to get the viewing experience of a lifetime (weather and lava level permitting).
  • Rated: Easy to Moderate

***New Pricing will be in effect for tour dates 12/1/2022 and onward. Please call for questions. Booking requests will be adjusted accordingly.***

Activity Company: Hawaii Forest & Trail

Menu:

Lunch Options:

  • Turkey Sandwich
  • Ham Sandwich
  • Pastrami Sandwich
  • Veggie Sandwich

Dinner Options:

  • Vegetarian Chili (vegan, gluten-free)
  • Southwest Chicken Stew

Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled pick-up time. Please be on time as these pick-ups determine when we start our tours. Mahalo

Pick-up Schedule:

  • 10:10 AM Hawaii Forest & Trail Kona Headquarters
  • 10:30 AM – Four Seasons Resort Hualalai (Front Entrance)
  • 10:50 AM Queens’ Market Place (Look For Charlie’s Thai Cuisine, and we’ll be at the curb!)
  • 11:00 AM – Shops at Mauna Lani (Front of Foodland Store)
  • 12:40 PM – Subway Keaau (parking lot)*

*TOUR TIMING: Please be aware your tour length will be approximately 7 to 8 hours total in duration due to your pick-up location being closer in proximity to both our private lava tube & Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Additionally, due to the tour itinerary, you will be unable to view Rainbow Falls. Mahalo!