16 Hours
Duration
Honolulu Airport
Location
Included
Pick Up
5:00AM
Tour Times
Best Of Hawaii

Fly from Oahu to Hilo for a volcano adventure where you’ll view dormant and active volcanoes, craters, steam vents and miles of lava beds! You’ll enjoy live narration by your expert driver guide on the land tour portion. The recently updated itinerary includes a visit to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, a breakfast buffet (on your own) at the historic Volcano House Restaurant; offering local and traditional cuisine and a visit to the Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Factory. After your helicopter tour, rejoin the land tour and experience Rainbow Falls where rainbows magically form in the mist and a drive through Hilo Town and famous Banyan Drive.

Tour Highlights:

  • Hawaii Volcanoes National Park*
  • Volcano House Restaurant* – breakfast buffet (on own)
    • Halema’uma’u Crater* – viewed from Volcano House; remarkably changed since June 2018
    • Kilauea Visitor Center* – park updates & educational displays
    • Steam Vents* – ground water seeps down to hot volcanic rocks forming steam clouds
    • Kilauea Iki Overlook* – smaller pit crater next to main Kilauea caldera
    • Chain of Craters Road – scenic drive; sections covered by lava in 2018 Kilauea eruption
    • Kealakomo Overlook* – sweeping coastal views, expansive view of lava fields
    • Devastation Trail – stroll down a paved path to see the evidence of the 1959 Kilauea eruption
  • Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Factory* (brief stop, option to purchase snacks)
  • Helicopter Tour* | 3:30 / 4:00 PM departure
    • 45-minute tour
    • Aerial views of the remarkable recent transformation of Kilauea
    • Cascading waterfalls
    • Largest rainforest in the United States
  • Rainbow Falls* – waterfall cascades to a pool below, rainbows magically form in the mist
  • Hilo Town
    • Banyan Drive
    • Richardson’s Black Sand Beach
    • Liliuokalani Gardens
  • Return from Hilo, Hawaii to Oahu

Schedule:

  • Availability:  Monday, Wednesday and Friday
  • Tour Time: 5:00 AM
  • Duration: 16 Hours

Recommendations:

  • Guests are advised to NOT bring large or heavy bags on the flight.
  • For best picture-taking and views during the helicopter ride, wear darker colors to reduce window reflection.

Restrictions/Requirements:

  • To meet aviation security requirements, guest’s name, birth date and gender is required when booking reservations.  Names must exactly match the name and birth date on government-issued photo ID and/or passport for airline check-in.
  • Passengers must clear TSA at the Honolulu Airport, so please bring a passport or your government-issued photo ID.
  • All passengers will be weighed during check-in at the heliport, in compliance with FAA requirements which ensures the accurate aircraft weight and balance. For each guest weighing more than 260 pounds, an adjacent, empty seat purchase is required. This open seat ensures the comfort for you and all of our guests on your flight. Amount due for extra seat will be confirmed at booking.

Departure & Return Information:

  • This tour departs Waikiki at approximately 5:00 am and returns at approximately 9:00 pm. Flight schedules change frequently. Details will be confirmed after booking.
  • Round-trip hotel transportation is included from convenient locations in Waikiki. If your hotel or the place you are staying is not listed, we will pick you up at the closest location in the Waikiki area.

Special Notes:

  • Volcanic activity changes hourly, viewing of lava is not guaranteed due to external factors outside our control.
  • If you require any special accommodations due to disability, please include them under the special requirements at the time of booking. 48 hours notice required prior to the date and time of service.

There is a NO CANCELLATION & NO REFUND on all ONE-DAY FLYAWAY Tours. No name or date changes will be honored once booking is confirmed.

Activity Company: Polynesian Adventure Tours