Explore In Volcanoes National Park
- Waikiki, Oahu, Hawaii
- Kahului, Maui, Hawaii
- Waikiki, Oahu, Hawaii
Embark on a thrilling journey into the heart and soul of the Big Island with our Volcano Tour. This unique adventure is not just about seeing the sights, but delving into the rich history and geological marvels that make the island a wonder of the world. With our experienced guides leading the way, we'll explore spectacular landscapes, from the majestic Rainbow Falls to the mesmerizing heart of the Volcanoes National Park. Even if you are staying on Oahu or Maui, this tour will allow you to join us for a thrilling exploration of the Big Island.
Waikiki, Oahu, Hawaii
Kahului, Maui, Hawaii
Waikiki, Oahu, Hawaii
Big Island Volcano Tour From Oahu And Maui Features
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is a unique and captivating marvel of nature, offering a surreal journey into Earth's volcanic history. Housing Kīlauea - one of the world's most active volcanoes - the park has a dynamic landscape exhibiting the primal process of creation and destruction. Visitors are treated to a unique spectacle of seething lava lakes, billowing steam vents, and craggy craters. The park also hosts an information center where you can learn about the volcanic processes, the island's geology, and its unique flora and fauna. With stunning hiking trails and panoramic views, the Volcanoes National Park is undeniably the beating heart of the Big Island.
Hawaii’s Volcanic History
Hawaii's volcanic history is a fascinating and evolving narrative that dates back thousands of years. The islands are part of a volcanic chain created by the Pacific Plate moving over a hotspot of molten rock that welled up from deep within the Earth's mantle. As the plate moves, new volcanoes are formed, creating a chain of islands. The youngest of these is the Big Island, home to Kīlauea and Mauna Loa, two of the world's most active volcanoes. Kīlauea's recent eruptions have shaped the island's landscapes, creating new land and altering existing terrain. This dynamic process of creation and destruction makes Hawaii a unique place to explore the raw power and beauty of nature's forces.
The Big Island Is Growing
The Big Island is actually still growing! This growth is primarily due to the continuous activity of the Kīlauea and Mauna Loa volcanoes. These volcanoes extrude molten lava, which, upon reaching the ocean, rapidly cools and solidifies, adding new land to the island's coastline. This remarkable process, known as the creation of lava deltas, contributes to the Big Island's annual expansion. It's a phenomenon that not only increases the island's landmass but also provides scientists with a unique opportunity to observe firsthand how islands evolve and landscapes transform.
Big Island Volcano Tour From Oahu And Maui Details
- Activity & Event Itinerary
- Price & Availability
- Meal Options
- Tour Reminders
- Cancellation Policy
Roundtrip Airfare From Maui or Oahu Included
Visit Volcanoes National Park
See Hilo Town And Rainbow Falls
Observe Active Steam Vents
Drive Down Chain Of Craters Road
Enjoy Coastal Views At The Kilauea Iki Lookout
Stop In And Grab A Treat At Big Island Candies
Add On A Helicopter Tour
Our Big Island Volcano Day Tour is a captivating exploration of the youngest Hawaiian island's diverse landscapes and active geology. The day begins with a pickup from your hotel in Waikiki if you are staying on Oahu or from hotels in South/West Maui, followed by a short flight to the beautiful city of Hilo.
Once in Hilo, your adventure commences with a visit to the Rainbow Falls State Park, where a breathtaking waterfall cascades over a lava cave, creating a vivid rainbow effect on sunny days. From there, we journey into the heart of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, marveling at the active Kīlauea Volcano, exploring the past craters along the Chain of Craters Road, and witnessing firsthand the awesome power of nature at the steam vents and eruption sites.
The tour includes a visit to a black sand beach, a unique spectacle that offers a stark contrast to the usual white or golden beaches. A lunch stop is also included to refuel and relax amidst Hawaii's natural wonders. Along the way, our knowledgeable guides will share fascinating insights into the island's geology, flora and fauna, and cultural history.
Scenic viewpoints, lush gardens, and additional stops add layers of wonderment to this tour. At the end of the journey, we will return you to the airport in Hilo for your flight back, where a driver will be waiting to transport you back to your hotel. Get ready to experience an 8-hour day packed with education, exploration, and excitement on the Big Island.
Your guide may change some stops depending on weather and availability*
Activity & Event Itinerary
|5:30 am||Pickup at your Waikiki accommodations (other areas meet at the airport)|
|7:30 am||Flight from Oahu|
|8:45 am||Meet your guide at Hilo Airport|
|9:00 am||Visit Rainbow Falls State Park|
|9:30 am||See Historic Hilo & Parks|
|10:30 am||Visit a Black Sand Beach|
|12:00 pm||Explore Hawaii Volcanoes Park|
|3:30 pm||Leave Hawaii Volcanoes Park|
|4:45 pm||Drop-off At Hilo Airport|
|6:00 pm||Flight departs to Oahu|
|7:45 pm||Meet your guide at the airport to return to your hotel in Waikiki|
Flights from Maui are routed through Honolulu due to availability.
This is a sample itinerary and some stops may change depending on weather and availability*
Price & Availability
8-Hour Volcano Tour With Flights From Waikiki Hotels
|AdultAges 12 yrs+||$585.00|
|ChildAges 2-11 yrs||$555.00|
|InfantUnder 2 yrs||FREE|
8-Hour Volcano Tour With Flights From Maui Airport
|AdultAges 12 yrs+||$685.00|
|ChildAges 2-11 yrs||$655.00|
|InfantUnder 2 yrs||$100.00|
10-Hour Helicopter & Volcano Tour With Flights From Waikiki Hotels
|AdultAges 12 yrs+||$985.00|
|ChildAges 2-11 yrs||$955.00|
|InfantUnder 2 yrs||$400.00|
Operate Monday, Wednesday & Friday 6:30 AM to 10:30 PM
Lunch is not included in this tour. There were will be various places where this tour will stop for refreshments, snacks, and a no-host lunch.
- Airport check-in is one hour before departure
- Don't forget your camera!
- Bring your government-issued ID
- Sunscreen, hat, and sunglasses are recommended
- Wear comfortable shoes for walking
- Bring a light jacket or sweatshirt
- No-Host lunch stop; cost of lunch is not included in the tour price
Any inter-island tour or Oahu tours originating from the Islands of Maui, Big Island, and Kauai may incur up to $100.00 per person airline change fee (if flights are included in your tour) for any changes to the original booking (this is currently being waived by airlines). Any request for a refund prior to 72 hours will result in a full credit for a future tour and the credit for airline flights is only in reserved names.
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