What type of transportation is used for the tour?
Guests are comfortably transported around the island in our micro-coach vans featuring huge windows and coach-style seating.
What is included in the tour?
The excursion includes:
Is lunch included?
- Admission to the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
- A warm dinner and hot beverages
- Resort pick-up and drop-off
- Rain ponchos
- Unbelievable photo opportunities
No. Lunch is not included in the tour. The tour stops at the Parker Ranch Center in Waimea town where guests can purchase lunch and snacks from the grocery store, health food store, or the variety of restaurants.What is included in the dinner?
The dinner menu includes four meal choices:
- Teriyaki Chicken with Steamed Rice
- Vegetable Stir-Fry with Steamed White Rice
- Cheeseburger and French Fries
- Salad and Potato Bar (All you can eat)
We do not offer menu modifications. For those who require a vegetarian, vegan, or gluten-free meal, we suggest choosing the Salad and Potato Bar option.
All dinners include an assortment of sodas, juices, coffee, teas, water, and a trip to the salad and potato bar. Frozen yogurt is available for dessert.What should I wear on the tour?
We highly recommend that guests bring several layers of clothing, a sweater/sweatshirt or hoodie, long pants, a light jacket, hat, and closed-toe shoes.Should I bring anything on the tour?
Yes. Guests should bring the following:
- Light snacks
- A camera
Filtered water and paper cups are provided throughout the day.Does the tour have any health or mobility restrictions?
Yes. Guests must be able to walk on stairs and navigate through potentially wet and muddy conditions. To view the Thurston Lava Tube, a 15-20 minute walk is required.Are children allowed on the tour?
Children under the age of 4 are not permitted on the tour. Children ages 5 through 7 or 4' 9" tall and under 40 pounds are required to use a booster seat during the transportation part of the tour. Guests under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent during the tour.When will I be picked up from my hotel?
Hotel transportation pick-up and drop-off times vary per season. Please confirm your reservation by calling the phone number listed on your e-Ticket to receive your pick-up time. Pick-up times generally range from 9:00 am to 11:00 am.How long is the tour?
The tour is approximately 10 to 12 hours long.Will I see lava?
Volcanic viewing conditions can change very fast. For this reason, we cannot guarantee lava viewing conditions for tours. However, it is very consistent to observe the brilliant glow of a lava lake inside Halema’uma’u Crater from the Jaggar Museum Overlook. At times the level of the lake is high enough to see splattering and the red lake itself, but most often the lake is just below the rim, and not directly visible.Does the tour operate rain or shine?
Yes. Tours will only be canceled in the case of severe weather, dangerous conditions, or road closures.What types of wildlife will we see on the tour?
We see the following feral animals: pigs, goats, sheep, mongoose, and cats. We see the following native animal species less frequently: Hawaiian Owl (Pueo), Hoary bat, Nene (goose), Apapane, I’O(hawk), Golden Plover. We also see many native plants. Along our route we can see Koa, Mamane, Naio, Pukiawe, Hapu’u fern and Ohia trees.Is the tour narrated?
Yes. All tours are fully narrated in English. At this time, Japanese speaking guides are not available.