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Volcano Adventure Tour from Oahu to Hilo

4.6/5

Experience a full day of adventure when you fly from Oahu to the Big Island of Hawaii!

Overview

Authorized Airline ResellerIn one fun-filled day, this hassle-free tour whisks you from Waikiki to the rugged beauty of Hilo and the Big Island. Visit the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park with an expert guide who knows all the most exciting sights. The diversity of Hawaii’s landscape is truly unique. This tour takes you from volcanic steam vents to serene shores; from lava deserts to lush jungle. Experiencing both the destruction and the new creation the volcano has caused is something that will forever stay in your memory.

Image for illustrative purposes only. Lava is unpredictable & never guaranteed.

Highlights:

  • Explore Hawaii Volcanoes National Park with an experienced guide
  • See recently-active and long-dormant volcanoes
  • Visit craters, steam vents, deserts, and rugged landscapes shaped by the volcano's power
  • Experience unique views and photo opportunities
  • Try macadamia nuts and goodies right where they're grown
  • See lush waterfalls surrounded by deep green vegetation
  • Visit historic Hilo town

Activity Times:

5:00 AM

Activity Duration:

16 Hours


Upgrade Options:

No upgrades available

What’s Included?

  • Hawaii Volcanoes National Park*
  • Volcano House Restaurant* – Breakfast Buffet (on own)
    • Halema’uma’u Crater* – viewed from Volcano House
    • Kilauea Visitor Center* – park updates & educational displays
    • Steam Vents* – ground water seeps down to hot volcanic rocks forming steam clouds
    • Kilauea Iki Overlook* – smaller pit crater next to main Kilauea caldera
    • Chain of Craters Road – scenic drive; sections covered by lava in 2018 Kilauea eruption
    • Kealakomo Overlook* – sweeping coastal views, expansive view of lava fields
    • Devastation Trail* – stroll down a paved path to see the evidence of the 1959 eruption
  • Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Factory
  • Akaka Falls* – epic 442-foot waterfall surrounded by lush, tropical vegetation
  • Rainbow Falls* – waterfall cascades to a pool below, rainbows magically form in the mist 
  • Hilo Town
    • Banyan Drive
    • Richardson’s Black Sand Beach
    • Liliuokalani Gardens

Videos


Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Lava activity is unpredictable & never guaranteed.


Description

Get a good night's sleep so you can rise bright and early for this day of exploring! Actually, all you have to do is roll out of bed, get dressed, and show up for your pick-up at a convenient location in Waikiki. From there, you're driven to the airport for your quick flight to the Big Island. When conditions are good, a glimpse of the island in the golden morning sunlight greets you and gets you excited for the day ahead.

Get a good night's sleep so you can rise bright and early for this day of exploring! Actually, all you have to do is roll out of bed, get dressed, and show up for your pick-up at a convenient location in Waikiki. From there, you're driven to the airport for your quick flight to the Big Island. When conditions are good, a glimpse of the island in the golden morning sunlight greets you and gets you excited for the day ahead.

When you arrive, your friendly guide welcomes you aboard a comfortable tour vehicle, your home on wheels for the day. Once everyone is on board, the tour begins. Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is at the center of this full day tour. The main sights here include Halema’uma’u Crater, Kilauea Visitor Center, and the dramatic steam vents. While the Visitor Center provides you with lots of important information about volcanoes in general and Kilauea in particular, the rest of the tour builds on that knowledge and brings you face to face with the incredible power of nature.

Volcanoes dramatically impact the shape of Hawaii’s landscape. But it isn't just fiery lave rolling over everything in its wake. With destruction also comes new creation. While on tour you see the so called Trail of Devastation, a path that vividly shows the destruction after a 1959 eruption. You see the Kilauea Iki Overlook and the Chain of Craters, both remnants of long-past volcanic activity. But you also see the beauty that follows the devastation. Kealakomo Overlook provides you with panoramic coastal views. 

Later, you get a chance to try local Macadamia nuts and sweets at the Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Factory, a happy result of the highly fertile ground produced by regular volcanic activity. Akaka Falls and Rainbow falls are two sites that stand in stark contrast to the blackened lava fields. Here the rain has shaped the land into a lush jungle landscape within which impressive waterfalls up to 442ft in height come crashing down, creating rainbows in the mist.

After a day of natural encounters, Hilo town is a quaint refuge. See famous Banyan Drive, a road lined with massive banyan trees, Richardson’s black beach and the beautiful Liliuokalani Gardens.

From Hilo, you catch your flight back to Oahu. By around 9 PM, you're back in Waikiki with many new and unforgettable memories.

Know before you book:

  • Inter-island flights are subject to the same laws and regulations of all commercial air transportation. You must present valid, government-issued photo ID for your flights (passport or local ID)
  • All other TSA regulations apply, such as the ban on liquids
  • Wear comfortable shoes
  • Dress appropriately for moderate walking
  • Bring a light jacket
  • Routes and stops may be modified based on weather, traffic, and National or State Park advisories
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