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

Free cancellation
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 11 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Marvel at Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa, two of the tallest and most massive volcanoes on Earth
  • Visit the unique Isaac Hale Beach Park, which was encircled by lava flows in 2018
  • Walk through ancient forests of tree ferns, some as old as 1,000 years
  • Get a birds-eye view of the Kilauea Caldera and the enormous Halema’uma’u Crater
What to expect

First, you’ll travel across Saddle Road between Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa, two of the tallest and most massive volcanoes on Earth. Your National Park Service certified guide will discuss the volcanology, geology, and history of these monstrous wonders, as well as providing in-depth narration on the various lava flows and flora and fauna that you’ll be passing by.

Explore Kaumana Caves, part of the lava tube system that brought lava as close as 1.5 miles from downtown Hilo in 1881. Take a quick drive through quaint Hilo town where you’ll drive along the historic waterfront. Next, head to Mackenzie State Recreation Area next located along the Puna Coast, the location of the historic eruption of 2018.

Isaac Hale Beach Park is next. Lava floes encircled this popular Park miraculously sparing the infrastructure while completely destroying everything around it. Look for steam still rising from the cooling lava as you drive across it, along with the infamous 'Fissure 8' erupting in the heart of Lelani Estates subdivision. Picnic-style lunch will be served here.

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. You’ll get a birds-eye view of the Kilauea Caldera and the enormous Halema’uma’u Crater, along with views of the trail you will take into the Caldera.

Reaching the floor of Kilauea Caldera 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. Return to civilization at 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 Kohala. 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 Kohala. 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 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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