Discover Volcano Country in Hilo, HI

Hawaii Forest & Trail1672 Kamehameha AvenueHilo, HI 96720
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Overview

Lasting about seven hours round-trip, the Discover Volcano Country tour offers a unique experience visiting Kau—home to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Guests can enjoy seeing the Jaggar Museum, Thurston Lava Tube, Halemaumau Crater, Kau Coffee Mill and more. Tours include park entry fees, a deli-style lunch, beverages, and use of warm wear, rain gear, walking staffs, and daypacks.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Hilo Travel Experts
  • Tour duration: approx. 7 hours.
  • Departs from Big Island Trading Co. in Hilo.
  • Deli-style lunch provided.
  • Recommended for all ages.
  • Sights include Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, crystal-fine black sand, sea turtles, lava tubes, and more.

Description

from Discover Volcano Country
Travel through the remote and rugged landscape of Kau-home to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, historic farming plantations 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 and district. The perfect blend of nature and culture led by an expert Interpretive Guide.

Highlights:
- Discover all the "must see" spots within the Park; including Jaggar Museum, Thurston Lava Tube, and Halemaumau Crater.
- Sample and shop for award-winning farm fresh coffee at Kau Coffee Mill, along with other Hawaii Island grown treats like macadamia nuts, honey, and chocolate.
- Walk across a crystal-fine black sand beach searching for basking sea turtles at Punaluu.
- Immerse yourself in stories of Hawaiian legends and mythology, with a focus on Pele, the Hawaiian goddess of fire, lightning, wind and volcanoes.
- Explore a lava tube and discover the mysteries of how these tunnels are formed.

Operation/Operation Time:
- Daily
- Departs from Big Island Trading Co. in Hilo
- Duration: Approximately 7hrs

Restrictions:
Guests on this tour should not be physically challenged or unable to walk short distances of 1 mile on uneven terrain. Closed-toe shoes required, long pants and a light jacket recommended.

Includes:
Park entry fees, Coffee and Mac Nut tasting, Deli lunch, beverages, and use of daypacks, walking staffs, rain gear, and warm wear.

Menu:
Turkey, Ham Tuna or Garden Fresh Veggie sandwich; Maui Potato Chips, Fresh-baked Cookie.

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njscribner
"Kohala Waterfall Hike"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 19, 2018 NEW
Frank was an amazing tour guide!! The hike, the waterfalls and swim were well worth the money!! Highly recommend!!
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Jeffrey L
"Great Time"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 19, 2018 NEW
Absolutely incredible. While you can tour the park on your own, I would highly recommend having a guide. Our guide, Mel, knew exactly where to go, brought us up close to the lava (I was an arm length away), and ensured we had all the proper safety gear. She made the trip fun and even picked us up and dropped us off at our hotel on the Kona side of the island.
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TheFlyingDoxies
Yorba Linda, California
"Amazing!!!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 18, 2018 NEW
Our family participated in the Lava Walk with Jason and the Night Manta Experience. The wonderful Melonie went above and beyond to make sure we knew how to get the most out of our time on the Big Island. Jason was a fantastic guide who made sure we had a great time seeing the lava flow with the bonus of giving us a wealth of information on Hawaii. Could not recommend Hawaii Forest and Trail enough!
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ksgehrs
"Twighlight Volcano Tour"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 18, 2018 NEW
Our trip was wonderful from start to finish. Taj was an amazing tour guide. He is funny, kind, and incredibly knowledgeable. We learned so much. We felt this was a very good value. Glad we chose this over a helicopter tour! We would definitely do an adventure with this company again!
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976kris
Constantine Bay, United Kingdom
"Fantastice views, great day"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 17, 2018 NEW
Frank was very informative, and helpful. The water in the last waterfall was quite cold, but worth the dip after the hike!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Discover Volcano Country

How much walking do we do?
They will stop a couple of times throughout the adventure; the longest walk is a short hike of about one mile. Guests should be able to hike on uneven and rocky terrain.

Is there elevation gain?
Except for the lava tube exploration, the trails are relatively level. While exploring the lava tube, expect to descend approximately 30 feet.

Will we get to see active lava?
Due to the dynamic nature of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and Kilauea Volcano, active lava viewing conditions can change daily or even hourly.

What should I bring?
You should bring a camera, comfortable walking shoes, long pants and a light jacket.

How long is this tour?
It is about 7 hours round trip.

How many people does this tour take?
Tour is limited to a maximum of 12 guests.

What happens if it rains?
This tour operates rain or shine. Guides will bring raingear for everyone. They only cancel when weather makes transportation or walking hazardous.