Hiking tour of Big Island's hidden craters
Activities

Hiking tour of Big Island's hidden craters

Free cancellation
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 5 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Stand on the edge of precipitous volcanic craters that plunge deep into the earth below
  • Make your way through an intact lava tube unaltered by humans
  • Explore hidden volcanoes and a native forest
What to expect

Venture onto private land behind three locked gates to explore the upper slopes of Kona’s very own volcano – Hualalai. This journey provides intimate, unique access to volcanic sites.

Benefit from your access onto Hualalai volcano and its crater and into a native forest. Along the tour, you will see a 200-year-old lava flow, spatter cones, fissures and collapsed pits. Then, you will descend via earthen steps with a rope to assist, and there’s enough ambient light to see all the major features inside the cave.

This adventure includes approximately 3-4 miles of moderate hiking. During the hike, you can expect approximately 500' elevation gain. While exploring the lava tube, expect to descend and ascend approximately 30 - 40 feet. What are you waiting for?

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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
    • Snacks and beverages
    • Transport from the meeting point selected
    What's not included
    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
    Where

    73-5593 Olowalu St, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740, US

    Meeting point:
    Hawaii Forest & Trail Headquarters. Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your tour departure time to check-in.
    What to remember
    • Directly contact the local tour operator to confirm the nearest meeting point. You will find their contact in the voucher after booking
    • Minimum child age is 8+
    • Guests should be able to hike on uneven or rocky terrain. We may encounter cool and wet conditions
    • What to bring and wear: reusable water bottle, closed toe comfortable walking or hiking shoes, a hat, sunscreen, and a light sweatshirt or jacket
    • Gear provided: Walking sticks, day packs and rain jackets.
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    When
    • Please check the calendar for updated availabilities and start times
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    Provider
    Hawaii Forest & Trail
    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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