Begin your day with a drive through old sugar plantation towns on your way up the mountain slope to Kilauea 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 Thurston Lava 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 for Hawaiian 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!
Hawaii volcanoes national park is open as of September 22, 2018.
We are closely monitoring volcanic activity and your safety is our top priority. Please be assured we only operate in areas deemed safe by the national park and local county government. Volcanic activity changes frequently and we reserve the right to adjust or cancel tours to ensure the safety of all our guests. The proposed tour itinerary is subject to change as public access is allowed. We do not guarantee that you will see active lava on this tour.