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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nitarich15
Seattle, Washington
"Great Outdoor Tour"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed November 20, 2017 NEW
We had a great time and Gary was a very engaging and knowledgeable guide. The van, the food and refreshments were all 1st class.
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Alison F
Houston, Texas, United States
"Lava Tour with Melanie"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed November 18, 2017 NEW
I have visited the big island four times and finally found the tour I was looking for. Our guide Melanie was amazing. We learned a ton and had an amazing hike out to see live lava flow.
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acthibault
"Uncle Danny"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed November 18, 2017 NEW
Uncle Danny is the greatest guide ever. His knowledge of the island and its inhabitants is unparalleled, and he made the Big Island feel like home for the day. Such an amazing experience!
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Anonymous
"Great Fun on Mauna Kea!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed November 17, 2017 NEW
The Mauna Kea Summit and Stars tour was outstanding! Our guide Jeff made the tour safe, fun and memorable - he was extremely knowledgeable about geology, Hawaiian culture and astronomy. Jeff's friendly, personable style and willingness to answer any questions made our group of 14 relaxed and happy. We've been all over the world, on many tours, but this was the best!
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Livelife88
"Fantastic "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed November 17, 2017 NEW
Did the Mauna Kea sunset summit and stars tour. This tour included going up 14000ft to see the sunset into the clouds and then an hour or so of star gazing following the sunset. Our tour guide, Joe was absolutely amazing and clearly passionate at what he does. He was so informative and knowledgeable on various different topics which kept the tour interesting. I wasn't expecting much from the dinner but was pleasantly surprised by what we received. The brownies and hot chocolate while star gazing was a perfect touch to wrap things up. One thing for future tour goers...bring extra warm clothes.. No amount of warning can truely prepare you for the temperatures up there.
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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.