Hilo Shore Excursion: Active Volcano Waterfall Black Sand Beach

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A day trip to Hilo is not complete without a visit to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, home to one of the world's most active volcanoes, Kilauea Volcano.  View volcanic activity at the summit of the volcano, experience the rainforest and walk out amongst hardened lava flows and take a trip through an ancient lava tube.  Conclude your day with the beautiful sights around Hilo town including Rainbow Falls and a Black Sand Beach on this small group tour.


  • Fully narrated tour
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • See native wildlife in their natural environment
  • Lunch included
  • All entrance fees included

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Begin your day with a drive through old sugar plantation towns on your way up the mountain slope toKilauea Volcano. Explore Hawaii Volcanoes National Park including a visit to the steam vents and viewing of the active Halema'uma'u crater where molten lava is brewing just under the crater floor. Take a walk along the crater rim and through the rainforest to ThurstonLava Tube. View other volcanic formations and older lava flows along the Chain of Craters Road.

Enjoy a delicious picnic lunch before heading back to Hilo town.

Highlights of Hilo including a stop at a local chocolate factory, a drive through downtown Hilo to Rainbow Falls, and visit a black sand beach to scout forHawaiian green sea turtles.

Learn about the Hawaiian culture, history and geology of the islands on this small group tour. Your personal guide will provide narration throughout the tour. This is a day in Hilo not to be missed!

Inclusions for Hilo Shore Excursion: Active Volcano Waterfall Black Sand Beach

  • Professional guide
  • Entrance fees to National Park
  • Bottled water
  • Lunch
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Hilo Airport and Hilo Hotel area pick-upand drop-off

Exclusions for Hilo Shore Excursion: Active Volcano Waterfall Black Sand Beach

  • Gratuities (recommended)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

For a one DAY TRIP to the Big Island, please make your travel arrangements to and from the Hilo International Airport.

Children must be accompanied by an adultInfant seats are available on request if advised at time of booking

Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking

A moderate amount of walking is involved (walking trails are optional)

Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately (be prepared for sun, wind and rain)

Covered walking shoes are required and a rain jacket is recommended

At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time

Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund

We highly recommend accommodations in the Hilo area to get the most out of your tour. If you are staying in Kona, we will do our best to accommodate your request for pick-up however we will contact you if we need to

For CRUISE SHIP passengers, we pick-up directly at Hilo Harbor and will adjust the tour time as needed to accommodate your ships time in port.

For a one day trip to the Big Island, please make your travel arrangements to and from the Hilo International Airport.

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

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10 Traveler Reviews

  • Great trip. Jill was an excellent tour guide and gave us everything. Even found huge sea turtles on rocks at the black sand beach.

  • Great tour with a great guide, Josh was great, friendly and knowledgeable.

  • Good trip, lots to see.

  • The best tour of Hilo and #39;s volcano, waterfall, black beach and going to the chocolate factory/store. Our tour guide Jill was absolutely fabulous. She took us to a couple extra places to see. She is the best tour guide!

  • This is the excursion to take if you want to see all that Hilo has to offer. John Milare was our tour guide and was excellent. He has lived Hilo his whole life and you can tell he cares about the city, surrounding areas and really enjoys showing you the sites. We visited Black Sand beaches, past lava flows, walked through lava tube, experienced Volcano National Pak, stopped at Rainbow Falls and visited a chocolate factory. This was a fun and really enjoyable tour. Highly recommend!!! Thanks John

  • This was totally worth the money! I haven't been to the Big Island in years so I decided to do a tour. Josh picked me up in a big comfy van right on time. There were only 2 other people in the group so we weren't crowded. He said they purposely keep the groups small. He took us out to see the sea turtles. I would never have found those on my own! Then we took off to Volcanoes National Park, stopping along the way to pick up the food we would have for lunch later. Josh is a great guy, very friendly and full of information. He is a local and injected a lot of personal insights into his tour. We got to see lava bubbling in the crater and he took us on little mini hikes to show us plants and natural wonders I would have missed had I gone on my own. We went and had a great lunch at an orchid farm and ended the day at Rainbow Falls. It was a really nice, laid back, unrushed day that was just long enough so I didn't get exhausted, especially since it was rainy. The best part was Josh. He's full of information and very knowledgeable and kind. He knows so much about the island and the wildlife. I highly recommend this tour. It's a small husband/wife company, so it's way better than a big bus tour because you're in a small group and they can cater to what you're interested in seeing or talking about. Next time I come back, I'm booking with them again to see things I missed on this trip.

  • This was an amazing tour. Hilo is so beautiful and beyond relaxing. Jill was the best tour guide!! You can certainly see the pride she has for her community. The tour was very organized and never rushed. We stopped at an orchid farm for lunch- beautiful setting and yummy! This tour was a highlight of our trip! Mahalo!

  • Josh was amazing. He was so knowledgeable about the island, Hawaiian history and culture, etc... This was a great tour. We saw everything on the Big Island. I'm so glad we did this tour. The terrain is so varied and the sights are so beautiful. I would highly recommend this to anyone who is making their first trip to the island or who want to get outside of the resort experience and be a local for a day.

  • This was an excellent tour of the Big Islands highlights! Josh really knew his stuff when it came to local information and the tour covered everything we expected. Great value for money and highly recommended!!

  • Jill was terrific. She and her husband run their business and really care about their island and showing it off. First of all, communication through Viator with them is easy. Jill picked us and another couple up at our cruise ship pier. She was driving a clean, comfortable new model van. On our way to the volcano, we stopped briefly at a small family run business to pick up our lunch which turned out to be perfectly delicious and just right for the day. We went to the Kilauea Volcanoes National Park: walked along the caldera rim in the rainforest, through a lava tube and on a lava field visited the park visitors center with great views of molten lava. The orchid farm was a beautiful spot to have our lunch. Rainbow Falls is a little tourist-y but getting there, Jill shared all sorts of information about her home city. We ended our day with a visit to a black sand beach and seeing the endangered green sea turtles basking in the sun. Throughout the tour, Jill shared her deep knowledge of geology, history, local customs, and so much more. I'd highly recommend this tour for anyone on a cruise I'm sure she'll pick up elsewhere as well who wants a day's overview of Hilo and the surrounding area. She was very accommodating, making a couple of additional extra stops so that we could take pictures and send postcards from Volcano, HI.

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