Volcano & Highlights of Hilo Adventure
Visit both Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and the city of Hilo on this small group guided tour, seeing Kilauea Caldera and exploring the volcanic formations along the Chain of Crater's Road. Thereafter, you'll visit a local chocolate factory for samples and coffee tasting before seeing the spectacular Rainbow Falls and a black sand beach.
Explore volcanic formations of the world renowned Kilauea volcano on a guided journey to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Experience volcanic steam vents while taking in extraordinary views of Kilauea caldera where the summit caldera has grown in size and drastically changed the landscape. Optional hikes are available based on the group's interest to experience the lava fields, an ancient lava tube and the native rain forest. You'll then view other volcanic formations along Chain of Crater's Road and witness the raw power of the volcano and the beauty and destruction that it leaves behind.
Thereafter you'll take a scenic drive through downtown Hilo and stop at a chocolate factory to sample locally grown coffee and Big Island treats. Then, continue on to Rainbow Falls, one of Hilo's most famous waterfalls.
Conclude the day with a trip down the gorgeous Keaukaha coastline. Along the way, visit a beautiful black sand beach, home to Hawaiian green sea turtles. Book this tour to a true treasure of the Hawaiian islands!
Please Note: Lunch options include ham, turkey, pastrami or veggie sandwiches. Please provide your meal preference above. Please be assured that both Hilo and Kona remain largely unaffected by the current eruption of Kilauea volcano and that it is still safe to travel to the Big Island of Hawaii (Hawaii Island). The Hawaii Volcanoes National Park has partially reopened after closure due to the recent eruption of Kilauea volcano. The volcanic activity is closely monitored as guest safety is the top priority. This tour is only operated in areas deemed safe by the national park and local county government. Please understand that volcanic activity changes frequently and we reserve the right to adjust or cancel tours to ensure the safety of all our guests. We do not guarantee that you will see active lava on this tour.
Reviewer: Marsha Sykes
I highly recommend this excursion. Our guide was a native who enjoyed sharing his experiences and knowledge about Volcanoes National Park and the Hilo área. He packed way more into this day than any of the cruise ship excursions ever would. After touring the park including several trails among the lava fields and sulfur cliffs, and the promised stops at Rainbow Falls and the chocolate factory, we got to experience a lava tube and a walk on a black sand beach. Fantastic day!
Reviewer: MIKE PICKERING
Jill was an excellent tour guide. Her knowledge and family history of the area kept it very interesting. We saw sights that you only imagine.
Reviewer: Paula Thompson
This excursion was incredible. Jill was awesome. Her knowledge of the island and its history was so terrific. She was an awesome educator and guide!! Highly recommend.
Reviewer: Irene Groves
This tour was awesome had a lot of fun met some really nice people there were 3 couples it was perfect the guide his name was Josh was very knowledgeable it was great!
Reviewer: George Mrak
My partner & I enjoyed our excursion on the island of Hilo very much. Unfortunately, since the volcano was active, we were not allowed to see it up close, but our guide, Jill, did everything possible to make our trip as informative and interesting as possible. Small group, delicious lunch, and luxurious van made this tour one of our favorites on the islands