Big Island of Hawaii volcano hiking tour from Hilo
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Big Island of Hawaii volcano hiking tour from Hilo

Free cancellation
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: from 8 hours 30 minutes to 9 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Explore Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, the crown jewel of Hawaii
  • Visit the unique Isaac Hale Beach Park, which was encircled by lava flows in 2018
  • Get a birds-eye view of the Kilauea Caldera and the enormous Halema’uma’u Crater
What to expect

Head out of Hilo to the Puna Coast, location of the historic 2018 eruption, the first stop is Mackenzie State Recreation Area. The highway here was closed by the marching 40-foot tall wall of crumbly a’a lava as it continued to the sea. Take a hike along the now-closed highway, and then follow the lava flow through the pine forest to the altered coastline and cliffs overlooking the new black sand beach.

Isaac Hale Beach Park is next, where lava floes encircled this popular Park miraculously sparing the infrastructure while completely destroying everything around it. Be sure to check out the boat launch ramp, now sitting in a pond cut off from the ocean by a natural berm of lava. Picnic-style lunch will be served here, weather permitting.

Next travel to the crown jewel of the Big Island, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Briefly visit the Kilauea Iki Overlook before heading off on foot down the paved road to Keanakakoi. Check out the activity here from the historic 2018 eruption which buckled the road and caused cracks and sinkholes. Get a birds-eye view of the Kilauea Caldera and the enormous Halema’uma’u Crater, along with views of the trail you'll take into the Caldera. It’s about 2 miles roundtrip taking you past the famous Sulphur Banks, through ancient forests of tree ferns, some as old as 1,000 years.

Look for native birds, such as the yellow ‘amakihi and the red ‘apapane. Reaching the floor of Kilauea Calder there is an incredible rock slide to your left, evidence of the 2018 eruption, and Halema’uma’u Crater before you. The Crater increased in size during the eruption with the lava lake draining out of it leaving behind an enormous 1,000-foot deep pit. Lastly, you'll pass by Volcano House for some beautiful views.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitized between use
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative result from a recent antigen or molecular test may be required, please check the local requirements before your visit.
  • What's included
    • Picnic-style lunch
    • Entrance fees
    • Guided tour
    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
    Reduced price
    • Children (ages 0-12)
    Where
    Meeting point:

    Pickup time will depend on the location of your accommodation in Hilo. The local tour operator will contact you prior to the tour to arrange your pickup time. Please indicate your pickup location and phone number at checkout.

    What to remember
    • Pickup schedule will depend on the location of your accommodation in Hilo. The local tour operator will contact you prior to the tour to arrange your pickup time. Please indicate your pickup location and phone number at checkout
    • People of all ages can participate in this tour
    • This tour is not wheelchair accessible
    • Wear closed-toed shoes and bring a light jacket. Some sights are weather dependent
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    When
    • Please refer to the calendar for updated starting times and availability
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    Provider
    Kapohokine Adventures
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the experience begins.

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