An in-depth volcano experience on the Island of Hawaii is offered by Hawaii Forest & Trail. Your National Park Certified Guide will share a mix of natural and cultural history about the island’s formation, illuminating the stories behind the ever-changing landscape of our island home.
- On this in-depth park experience, your interpretive guide will illuminate the historic events that recently changed the landscape of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.
- Enjoy 2-3 miles of hiking around the park’s most dynamic terrain
- Drive off-road to a private lava tube known for its bright yellow and gold microbial mats living on and accenting the cave walls. This lava tube is only accessible to Hawaii Forest & Trail guests
- Enjoy late afternoon pupu (appetizers) on the farm surrounding our exclusive lava tube.
Restrictions: Guests should be able to hike on uneven or rocky terrain. We sometimes encounter cool, wet or muddy conditions. Other tour restrictions may apply. Ages 8 +
What to Bring & Wear: Comfortable walking shoes, long pants, and a light jacket.
- How much hiking do we do? We’ll hike for 2-3 miles at a location determined by park conditions that day.
- Will we get to see active lava? Although there are currently no active eruptions in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and on Kilauea Volcano, active lava viewing can always change in the future. Please contact our office staff for the most current volcano conditions, or visit the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory’s Eruption Update page.
Trips depart daily from Kona, with pickups in Waikoloa. Tour time is approximately 12 hours round trip.
Breakfast snacks, beverages, lunch, afternoon appetizers, National Park entrance fees, water.
Walking sticks, flashlights, day packs, warm wear, helmets and rain ponchos.
- Adult (13+): $235.60 + taxes and fees
- Child (12 and under): $209.42 + taxes and fees
Availability and Schedule:
Available Sundays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
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