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Hawaii Volcano Tours

Hawaii Volcano Tours

See Hawaii’s famous volcanoes as you've never seen them before with Hawaii volcano tours. See lava flows and enormous craters as you walk around these marvels of nature. Reserve Hawaii offers visitors several popular Hawaii volcano tours to choose from – click any of the listings below to book your trip or learn more information.

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Big Island

Big Island Full Day Volcano Eco-Tour

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Discover Hawaii Tours • "Hotel Pick-up" • Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, HI 96718

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Big Island Full Day Volcano Eco-Tour in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park HI

On this exciting Hawaii volcano tour, you will explore Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, where you will walk beside the gaping Hale’mau’mau Crater and visit the fascinating Jagger Museum. Learn the geology of the volcano and what its fascinating history and ever changing climate. Spot exotic birds in a native rainforest, walk inside the Thurston Lava Tube, and witness, firsthand the Kilauea Iki Steam Vents.

Also enjoy the Big Island's awe-inspiring Rainbow Falls, and historic Hilo Town. Stopping at a black sand beach along the way up to the volcano, get out and enjoy the experience of how different and unique black sand feels between your toes!

Time/Duration: 10:30 am-7:30 pm (approx.)

Departure time varies due to neighbor island passenger arrival. Exact pickup time will be printed on your confirmation letter.

Pick-Up from Most Hotels in Hilo area: Pick-Up at a consolidated location no more than 3 minutes from your hotel. The phone number for pick-up location is provided after reservation is complete. (Located on E-Ticket). Professional Tour Guide Included. Transportation in clean, air-conditioned mini-coach.

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Big Island

Grand Circle Island Tour - Hawaii Island

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Roberts Hawaii • 78-6831 Alii Drive • Kailua-Kona, Big Island, HI 96720

Island Tours

Grand Circle Island Tour - Hawaii Island in Kailua-Kona, Big Island HI

This daylong adventure is the perfect showcase for the Big Island’s most unique sights and locations. It’s a great way to explore this fascinating place.

There will be a stop at Royal Kona Coffee in the midst of the coffee-growing region. It’s a remarkable place of organic beauty. The lush coffee bean trees seem to spring up among the other island foliage. The area also overlooks Kealakekua Bay, offering spectacular views of its pristine waters.

Then visit lava fields where various shades of solidified lava reveal the entire island’s past volcanic activity. You’ll actually be able to see a distinct dividing line where the lava fields end and the lush farmland begins. While you enjoy the changing landscape, you’ll want to prepare yourself for a visit to the nearby is Punaluu Beach, the amazing black sand beach where sea turtles often nest.

Next you’ll be on your way to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. You’ll begin at the Jaggar Museum and Hawaii Volcano Observatory. Be on the lookout for the active, smoldering crater nearby. Active volcanoes are still present and continuing to add to the landscape of dried lava flow. Here is also where you’ll find Mauna Loa, the world’s largest volcano, and Kilauea, the world’s most active volcano. There’s also Thurston Lava Tube, and located in a small crater, the Fern Tree Jungle. If the conditions are safe, you’ll actually circle a crater when you ride along Crater Rim Drive.

Featured Attractions:
*denotes stops made

  • Kailua-Kona

  • Coffee plantations

  • Kealakekua Bay Overlook

  • Punaluu Black Sand Beach*

  • Volcanoes National Park*

  • Kilauea Iki Crater

  • Thurston Lava Tube*

  • Fern Tree Jungle

  • Steam Bluffs and Crater Rim Drive

  • Jaggar Museum and Hawaii Volcano Observatory*

  • Big Island Candies*

  • Rainbow Falls*

  • Hamakua Coast

  • Parker Ranch

Additional Information:
  • Wear walking shoes, bring a light jacket and dress comfortably

  • Lunch available for purchase

  • Route may be modified due to National Park Advisories

  • Depart 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM

  • Return 6:30 PM

*Your safety and comfort are our #1 priority. Tour highlights are subject to change without notice and may vary at tour driver discretion in order to take into account National Park Services advisories, weather advisories, traffic advisories, road closures and detours, venue hours of operation, etc… Tour features can change daily as we cannot predict weather and lava viewing conditions. Wear sturdy, covered walking shoes. Weather is unpredictable. Anticipate both sun and rain conditions.

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Big Island

Deluxe Volcano Experience

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Kailani Tours Hawaii • P.O. Box 4979 • Kailua-Kona, HI 96740

Island Tours

Deluxe Volcano Experience in Kailua-Kona HI

Length of Tour: Approximately 12 hours (Afternoon and Evening)
*Maximum of 10 Customers per day*
Pickup Locations:
-Lanihau Center (Buns in the Sun)
-Queen’s Marketplace (Near the Food Court)
*Special hotel pickup arrangements can be made by request*

This high-altitude drive over Saddle Road to Hilo and the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is the newest and most exciting sightseeing tour on the island. This tour showcases the raw nature of the active volcano; Kilauea!

In our brand new Mercedes Sprinter Passenger van, we’ll drive over Saddle Road (2033 m. in elevation) through Parker Ranch, between the largest volcanoes in the road (Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa), and make a brief stop at Mauna Kea State Park for a light lunch. From there, we’ll continue along the Saddle and drop down into the historic town of Hilo. The first stop in Hilo is Rainbow Falls! Experience the beauty of a Hawaiian waterfall and take pictures under the mango trees! Passing by downtown, we’ll stop at the King Kamehameha statue and pay respects to Hawaii’s Great King. Across the bridge and near the airport we’ll be sure to stop for about 20 minutes at Big Island Candies for a bathroom break. While there, guests are able to sample their famous cookies, sip some Kona Coffee, or cool off with an ice cream or smoothie. From there, we’ll head directly to one of the world’s most-active volcanoes; Kilauea at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

At Kilauea National Park, Kailani’s guides will show off the amazing landscapes including Steam Vents, Halemaumau Crater’s Smoke Plume, Jaggar Museum’s view of Kilauea Caldera, and Thurston Lava Tube! Just before sunset, we’ll provide an all-inclusive sit-down dinner at Volcano’s finest restaurant – Kilauea Lodge! Choose from three entrees, bread, soups, salads, and a beverage of your choice. After dinner, we’ll drive to Jaggar Museum, the best viewpoint for the nighttime glow at Halemaumau Crater! Finally, leave the driving to us as we journey back over Saddle Road to return you to your hotel. Depending on the weather, the guide may stop briefly for stargazing along Saddle Road.

Points of Interest: Rainbow Falls, Hilo’s King Kamehameha Statue, Big Island Candies, Jaggar Museum, Kilauea Caldera, Steam Vents, Halemaumau Crater, Thurston Lava Tube, Kilauea Iki Crater, Saddle Road, Mauna Kea State Park, Kilauea Lodge

Provided on tour: English-speaking driver/guide, Mercedes 15 passenger van, deli-style lunch, umbrellas in the event of rain, hot towel, dinner at Kilauea Lodge, bottled water, flashlight, and hot beverage. Parkas will be available but rarely needed. This tour has a maximum of 10 passengers to provide plenty of headroom in the cabin and comes with a state-of-the-art audio and visual public address package.

What to Bring: Sunscreen, sunglasses, a hat, camera, and a sweater or jacket for after sunset.

What to Wear: Although Hawaii is home to the endless summer, there are places and times where the temperature can drop substantially. Weather at the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park can range from 10 degrees C. to 25 degrees C. Saddle Road temperatures can get even chillier to perhaps 5 degrees C. Kailani Tours Hawaii recommends wearing comfortable footwear, a hat and sunglasses, and shorts or long pants. Most guests wear a light jacket or bring long pants for after sunset.

Recommendations: This tour is for guests 5 years and older. It does include a low-impact hike. This tour is not recommended for women who are pregnant. Passengers traveling with a wheelchair or walker are more than welcome to join our tour. Kailani Tours Hawaii’s spacious Mercedes passenger vans provide the ultimate in comfort for guests hoping to avoid large 50 passenger buses and want a more personal and authentic Hawaiian Experience. The Deluxe Volcano Experience is designed to give our guests an affordable first-class tour while experiencing all that Kilauea has to offer!

Dinner entrees include a choice of homemade soup OR locally grown salad and our own homemade bread. Guest will choose from one of the following entrees:
*Eggplant Marinara Grilled eggplant, red and green bell peppers, onions, mushrooms, fresh basil sautéed and blended with marinara topped with melted cheddar and Swiss cheese, served on pasta or rice pilaf

*New York Steak Certified Angus steak. Broiled and topped with sautéed mushrooms, baked garlic, and shallots. Served with Nicole sauce
Fresh Catch Choose from preparations: Sautéed in piccata sauce. Broiled and topped with mango chutney glaze and crushed macadamia nuts or papaya-ginger sauce. Blackened Cajun style with papaya salsa

Includes 1 non-alcoholic beverage. Coffee, Tea(Hot or Iced), Soft drink or Juice. Alcoholic beverages will be extra.

Winter Pickup Schedule: 10:15 AM (Lanihau Center) 11:00 AM (Queen’s Marketplace)
Summer Pickup Schedule: 11:15 AM (Lanihau Center) 12:00 PM (Queen’s Marketplace)

Winter Drop-Off Schedule: 9:45 PM (Queen’s Marketplace) 10:30 PM (Lanihau Center)
Summer Drop-Off Schedule: 10:45 PM (Queen’s Marketplace) 11:30 PM (Lanihau Center)

Disclaimer: Kailani Tours Hawaii is committed to providing five-star service to all guests. Kailani Tours Hawaii will not refund tour price due to weather-related reasons. We will promise an incredible volcano experience but unfortunately cannot control the weather. Guests will be charged 100% of the tour price for cancellations made within 24 hours of the scheduled tour. Hikes and tour course rarely change due to weather.

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Big Island

Big Island Grand Circle and Volcano Tour

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Banyan Drive • Hilo, HI 96720

Volcano Tours

Big Island Grand Circle and Volcano Tour in Hilo HI

Experience the scenic beauty and volcanic excitement of Hawaii on a full-day Big Island Grand Circle tour! The Grand Circle Island Adventure takes you to lush tropical rain forests & Volcanoes National Park on a big day trip around the Big Island. Travel in comfort aboard our spacious, "big window" minibus or motorcoach bus. Tour-trip Kona hotel transportation & expert narration included on this Hawaii Big Island day trip.

Enjoy a scenic drive in our air-conditioned buses along the southern coast of Hawaii. View Kealakekua Bay and spectacular views of the coastline from your Kona Coffee stop.

Travel around the southern tip of Hawaii to Volcanoes National Park, dubbed Pele's Playground (admission included). Tour the Jagger Museum and watch a spectacular video filled with volcanic eruptions! Walk through the Thurston Lava Tube and drive by Kilauea Iki and the Steam Vents.

Leave the volcanoes behind as we head to Hilo. Stop at Big Island Candies for a free tour. Established in 1977, they manufacture & market fine quality candies & cookies. Enjoy complimentary Kona coffee and free samples.

Gold Package: Includes lunch

Pick Up/Drop Off Time & Location:
Hotel Pick-ups begin at 6:00 am - 7:30 am
Return to Hotel: 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm (approximately)

Tour Restriction(s):
Lava viewing conditions change daily and viewing of active lava flow is not guaranteed. Covered walking shoes and a light jacket/sweater/poncho are recommended as the weather conditions may change throughout the course of the day.

Fumes (volcanic gasses) are hazardous to everyone's health. We discourage visitors with heart or respiratory problems and infants, young children, and pregnant women are especially at risk and should avoid being in areas where fumes persist.

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Big Island

Evening Volcano Special Tour

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Roberts Hawaii • 1 Crater Rim Drive • Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Big Island, HI 96718

Volcano Tours

Evening Volcano Special Tour in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Big Island HI

This is a tour unlike any other. Spend the day exploring the unique geography of Hawaii’s “Big Island”. A visit to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park will inform you about the seismic activity that’s been a constant on the Big Island and the culture that sprang up around it. You’ll see Mauna Loa, the world’s largest volcano, and Kilauea, the world’s most active volcano. You’ll also see other dormant volcanoes, lava beds, and steam vents while discovering the legends meant to explain these natural phenomena.

While there is no guarantee of a red-hot lava flow sighting, you may see a smoldering crater or a steam vent. By the tour’s end, you’ll know exactly how and why volcanoes occur. You’ll also have the opportunity to take in some unique scenery along the way.

Featured Attractions:

  • Richardson's Black Sand Beach

  • Rainbow Falls State Park

  • Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Factory

  • Akatsuka Orchid Nurseries

  • Kilauea Visitors Center

  • Jaggar Museum

  • Steam Vents/Kilauea Iki Overlook

  • Thurston Lava Tube

  • Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
    (Showcasing volcanic exhibits that feature various forms of lava)

Additional Information:
  • Dinner available for purchase

  • Wear walking shoes

  • Route may be modified due to National Park advisories

  • No guaranteed sightings of lava flows

  • Please note that this tour departs from Hilo Airport and Hilo hotels only

  • Depart: 9:45 AM

  • Return: 8:15 PM

Occasionally certain sections of the park will be closed to visitors when Kilauea volcano is emitting high levels of dangerous gas. Volcanic fumes are hazardous. Also, for people with respiratory or heart problems, pregnant women, infants, and young children, a visit to the park is not recommended.

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Big Island

Kilauea Summit Adventures

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Paradise Safaris Inc. • "Hotel Pick-up Only" • Kailua-Kona, HI 96740

Volcano Tours

Kilauea Summit Adventures in Kailua-Kona HI

On this unique small group excursion, you will take route to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, via the beautiful Hamakua Coast. Accompany our expert guides for an informative, narrated adventure as your journey through the great diversity of climates and dramatic scenery found on the Big Island. Waipio Valley, Tropical rainforests, sea cliff coastlines, Rainbow Falls, active volcanoes, and the most breathtaking site on the island, the glowing lava lake inside Halemaumau Crater.

- Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
- Waipio Valley Lookout & Rainbow Falls
- Scenic route via Hamakua Coast
- Night viewing of glow from Halemaumau lava lake
- Extremely informative narration from highly trained guides
- Comfortable Micro coach vans with huge windows, and coach-style seating
- Equipment provided: Rain ponchos, umbrellas, and flashlights
- Trip Includes: 10-12 hour excursion includes admission to the national park, a hearty warm dinner, gourmet hot beverages, and convenient resort pick-up points at most locations.

Lunch: For an early lunch break at the Parker Ranch Center in Waimea town. This shopping center has a Grocery store, Health food store, and a variety of Restaurants to ensure a satisfactory dining experience for all guests. *Lunch is NOT included in the price of the tour. This stop allows ample time for guests to eat their meals in the food court, after ordering from the restaurant of your choice.

Dinner: This inclusive meal is served in the early evening hours at the historic Kilauea Military Camp, within Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. The 4 choice menu is set, and does not allow for modifications.
- Teriyaki Chicken with Steamed White Rice
- Vegetable Stir-Fry with Steamed White Rice
- Cheeseburger & French Fries
- Salad & Potato bar (all you can eat) *Best for vegan/vegetarians, and other dietary restrictions, gluten, etc.
All dinners include an assortment of sodas, juices, coffee, tea, water and one (1) trip to the Salad/Potato Bar, soup du jour and Frozen yogurt for dessert.

What you should wear: It is important to be prepared for all possible conditions. We advise guests to bring several layers of clothing, a sweater or hoodie, long pants, light jacket, hat and covered shoes.

What you should bring: Light snacks, sunblock, sunglasses, camera, and backup camera batteries. For environmental reasons we do not provide bottled water. However, large containers of clean filtered water and paper cups are available all day.

Restrictions: Guests should be able to walk on stairs and navigate through potentially wet and muddy conditions. A 15-20 minute walk on an asphalt path with stairs is required to view Thurston Lava Tube. No children age 4 and under. DOT safety laws require booster seats for children ages 5-7, children under 4 feet 9 inches tall, and under 40 pounds. Guests under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

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