8 years and older
12 Hours
Big Island
Lunch and Dinner
Tour Times

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


  • Availability:
    • October: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday (Closed Sunday)
      November – December: Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday
  • Tour Times: 10:20 AM
  • Duration: 12 Hours

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 include:

  • 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.


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


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


  • The minimum age is 8 years old.
  • Guests should be able to hike on uneven or rocky terrain.
  • We sometimes encounter cool, wet, or muddy conditions.
  • Other tour restrictions may apply.
  • Rated: Easy to Moderate

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).

Activity Company: Hawaii Forest & Trail

Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled pick-up time.

Pick-up Schedule:

  • 10:20 AM Hawaii Forest & Trail Kona Headquarters
  • 10:40 AM – Four Seasons Resort Hualalai (front entrance)
  • 11:00 AM Queens’ Market Place (Look For Charlie’s Thai Cuisine, and we’ll be at the curb!)
  • 11:10 AM – Shops at Mauna Lani (front of Foodland Store)
  • 12:50 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!