The Land of Frozen Fire

The Land of Frozen Fire
Price: $165.00
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Summary
Shore Excursion Size ? Small
Shore Excursion Type Cultural, Active, Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration 6 Hours
Activity Level ? Moderate
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? Cruise Ship Pier
Food/Beverage Provided Beverage Included
Recommended Dress We recommend wearing comfortable, weather appropriate clothing and closed-toe walking shoes. Sunscreen, sunglasses and hat are also suggested.
Restrictions Guests must be able to get in and out of transportation. Guests must be able to walk on uneven terrain and there are stairs descending into the lava tube that are slightly steep. Not recommended for guests with physical limitations, any mobility issues nor for children under the age of 5 years. Not recommended for women that are pregnant. This tour is not wheelchair accessible.

The Land of Frozen Fire

Take full advantage of your time while on the beautiful island of Hilo and prepare to explore Hawaii's back roads among the volcanic eastern rift zone and journey to the land of frozen fire! Travel in a small group of no more than fourteen guests at a time, making for a very personal and intimate tour opposed to the large and overcrowded large bus options.

Your adventure starts with a scenic drive through the historical downtown Hilo area as you learn about the devastating tsunamis of the past. Make a stop at one of the best and well-known waterfalls on the Big Island, Rainbow Falls. The waters of this 80ft. waterfall cascade beautifully over a lava cave where picturesque photo opportunities abound so have your cameras ready and cell phones fully charged for Insta-worthy snaps.

Up next, time to explore lava caves! Walk down into a lava cave through a skylight, also locally known as a lava tube. Kaumana Caves was created by one of the island's largest volcanoes, Mauna Loa. Your local, expert guide will explain how molten lava makes these spectacular lava tubes and the fascinating colors inside.

Continue from here into the Hawaiian countryside of the Nanawali Rainforest and the area of recent destruction from the 2018 Kilauea volcanic eruption. Several earthquakes cracked open the roads, lava fountains started spewing lava 300ft. into the sky and nearly 2,000 residents were evacuated. This amazing force evaporated Green Lake, the largest, natural freshwater lake in Hawaii. You will be shown the areas of mass destruction from the Kilauea Volcano.

Along the drive, you will arrive at the quaint town called Pahoa. Once a booming plantation town and now a laid-back hippie town with old school artistry charm and wood-plank boardwalks. See the current lava flow that nearly wiped this town off the map. Next, walk a trail among lava trees that looks something like a petrified forest and look down into a deep fissure. This unusual volcanic sight is one stop not to be missed on the island.

The next stop is a truly amazing creation by Kilauea's lava flow. View the newest created black sand beach where once was an old boat harbor and ramp that you can still see and has now been cut off from the creation of a large black sand beach.

After a full day of an incredible journey experiencing mother nature and her wonders, it's time to return to the port area as you enjoy the panoramic sights along the entire way and reminisce about your unforgettable day spent while in Hawaii.

5 Stars5.0 / 5  |  2 ReviewsReview This Tour
A personal journey
May 10, 2022
We were looking forward to learning about the impact of volcanic activity on the big island. We received so much more. Thomas, our guide, made the day. He shared his story and took us to places impacted by lava that directly impacted his life. We saw iconic Rainbow Falls, went into a lava tube, had lunch surrounded by a forest of lava encrusted trees, took roads rerouted by lava, walked on lava that filled his favorite surf beach and reestablised the sea shore, and visited a subdivision directly in the path of the lava. The entire day we were immersed in the after effects of lava and a story told in the first person by Thomas. It was a day very well spent.
Reviewer: David Glibbery
5 Stars
A beautiful day in Hilo
March 14, 2022
We had a very nice day hiking to the waterfalls and also to the volcano.It was and amazing experience,we even saw the volcano red lava!! Our guide was very knowledgeable, and friendly!!
Reviewer: Stan Renna
5 Stars