Travel up the coast over desolate lava flows and then along rolling pastures. Dramatic and diverse landscapes including ranchland, sub-alpine dryforest, and rainforest mark your journey. Keep on the lookout for cinder cones, lava flows, lava tubes, and kipuka along the way. After a short break and continental-style breakfast–fresh local fruit, baked goods, 100% Kona coffee, tea, and hot chocolate–it’s time to begin the ascent to the summit of Kilauea and the lush entrance to Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park.|
Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park is an inspiring, precious place and is listed as both a World Heritage Site and an International Biosphere preserve. Once at the park explore a splendid native rainforest, visit a lava tube, discover remarkable volcanic formations, and experience the incredible diversity of geography and climate.
Through detailed geologic and natural history interpretation, short walks and driving, you’ll learn about the world's most active volcano. A picnic lunch is served en route during your adventure through the park. Your guides lead you on a couple of short trail hikes of less than 1 mile (3 km) and into a lava tube! The trails are relatively level, but expect to descend approximately 30 feet (9.2 meters) in the lava tube. Then it’s time to head back; the bus travels along the Hamakua Coast and through Waimea before returning to Kona.
- Admission to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
- Lava tube hike
- Knowledgeable guide
- Continental breakfast
- Deli style lunch with
- Assorted soft drinks, juices, and bottled water
- Hotel pick-up and drop-off
- Transportation throughout the tour
Approx. 11 hours, including transportation
Departure time and location:
6:50 AM, check-in begins at 6:35 AM; from Hawaii Forest & Trail Headquarters and Waikoloa Kings' Shops
Return time and location:
Approx. 7 PM; to Hawaii Forest & Trail Headquarters and Waikoloa Kings' Shops
Although all ages are welcome, participants should be able to hike on uneven or rocky terrain. Hike has an easy to moderate rating.
Due to the dynamic nature of Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park and Kilauea Volcano, active lava viewing conditions can change daily, even hourly. As of June 29, 2007 the crater at Puu Oo was no longer erupting. Cool, wet or muddy conditions are sometimes encountered; please wear comfortable walking shoes, long pants, and bring a light jacket.
All customers/participants are required to sign liability waivers before participating in this activity.
|After you book your activity, follow these 3 easy steps:|
1. Print your voucher; locate the voucher in your travel confirmation e-mail or in the My Trips/My Itineraries link on the site.
2. Follow the redemption instructions on your voucher; it is critical to do this before you depart.
3. Take all vouchers with you; you must redeem one voucher per person.
Exchange your voucher for activity:
Within 72 hours of booking this activity you will receive an e-mail from a Local Expert™ Activity Specialist. Your Hawaii Activity Specialist will confirm your chosen activity with the local operator and provide you with confirmation information. The e-mail will also contain directions to the nearest Local Expert™ desk where you will exchange your voucher(s) for activity tickets. Please be prepared to show photo identification. If you do not receive an e-mail or have other questions, please contact Local Expert™ directly; the customer service phone number will appear on your voucher(s).Note: Your printed voucher is proof of your online booking; it is not a valid admission ticket.
The Local Expert™ Activity Specialist can also assist you with any additional activities of interest you would like to do in Hawaii and answer any general vacation questions you might have.
|Terms and conditions|
|All customers/participants are required to sign liability waivers before participating in this activity.|
Cancellations and Changes: This Activity can be changed or cancelled without penalty at any time prior to four days before the scheduled start of your trip. The scheduled start of your trip is defined as your hotel check-in date, your departure date of the originating flight, or the date of the Activity if the Activity was booked without a flight or a hotel.