This activity is located on: Big Island

Twilight Volcano Unveiled (from Kona)

4.9/5

Explore Hawaiis incredible volcanic scenery on an all-day adventure and get exclusive access into a private lava tube!

Overview

Take an in-depth volcano experience on the Island of Hawaii offered by Hawaii Forest & Trail. After a convenient pickup from select hotels, enjoy a scenic drive on Saddle Road, take a picturesque hike in Volcanoes National Park, and feast on a delicious complimentary lunch. Your National Park Certified Guide will share a mix of natural and cultural history about the island’s formation, illuminating the stories behind the ever-changing landscape of our island home.

Highlights:

  • Stay after dark to see the eruption deep inside Halemaumau Crater; catch glimpses of lava and see the nights sky light up with Peles orange and red glow
  • Explore the off-the-beaten path sites of Volcanoes National Park
  • Exclusive access to one of Hawaii's largest lava tubes known for its bright yellow and gold microbial mats
  • Enjoy 2-3 miles of hiking at Volcano National Park
  • Picnic Lunch & Dinner (10-12 hours Tour)
  • Hotel pick ups in Kona and Waikoloa
  • National Park fees (Included)
  • National Park Certified Guide

Activity Times:

10:20 AM

Activity Duration:

12 Hours


Upgrade Options:

No upgrades available

What’s Included?

Snacks, beverages, Deli style lunch prepared by Christine's Deli, Dinner, National Park entrance fees. Bring your own reusable water bottle and extra layer of clothes (it gets cold for Hawaii!). Gear Provided: Walking sticks, flashlights, and rain ponchos.

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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Lava activity is unpredictable & never guaranteed.


Description

Join your National Park Certified Guide on a 2-3 mile easy to moderate hike around the park’s most iconic sights and dynamic terrain.The tour guides are expert natural interpreters and will teach you many interesting things about the volcanoes and how lava fields get colonized by local plants.

Drive off-road to a private lava tube known for its bright yellow and gold microbial mats living on an accenting the cave walls.

Lava tubes can become other worldly places. The cave you will visit has an expansive room and an upside down forest of roots hanging from the cave ceiling.

At the end of the tour, guests will have an opportunity to stay in the park after sunset to view the eruption’s glow (weather and lava permitting). Your guide will take you to the best location to see the lava and provide flashlights and walking sticks for your safety and comfort.

Know before you book:

  • Rated: Easy to Moderate
  • The minimum age is 8 years old.
  • Guests on this tour should not be physically challenged or unable to walk short distances of 2 to 3 miles on uneven terrain.
  • Bring your own reusable water bottle.
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Long pants
  • Sweatshirt / light jacket
  • Trip departs from Kona with pickups in Waikoloa
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