Duration: 12 hrs
Rated: Easy to Moderate.
Group Size: Max 9
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. Stay after dark to see Kilauea’s latest eruption light up the night sky!
On this in-depth park experience, your interpretive guide will illuminate the historical events that changed the landscape of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.
- Enjoy 2-3 miles of hiking around the park’s dynamic terrain.
- View Kilauea’s latest eruption after dark, when the glow from lava deep in the caldera lights up the night’s sky!
- We’ll visit a large private lava tube known for its bright yellow and gold microbial mats living on the cave walls. This lava tube is only accessible to Hawaii Forest & Trail guests.
Time: Tour is approx. 10-12 hours. Travel time from most resorts is approx. 6 hrs round-trip.
Restrictions: Guests should be able to hike on uneven or rocky terrain and we may encounter cool, wet, or muddy conditions. Other tour restrictions may apply. Ages 8 +
What to Bring & Wear: Comfortable walking shoes, long pants, reusable water bottle, 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? Please contact our office staff for the most current volcano conditions, or visit the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory’s Eruption Update page.
Schedule: Trips depart from Kona, with pickups in Waikoloa. Tour time is approx. 10-12 hours round trip. Traveling time is approx. 6 hrs from Waikoloa resorts.
Included: Snacks, beverages, Deli style lunch prepared by Christine’s Deli, Dinner, National Park entrance fees. Bring your own reusable water bottle.
Gear Provided: Walking sticks, flashlights, and rain ponchos.