Hilo Shore Excursion: Volcano Safari Lava Caves, Falls & Highlights Small Group 1 reviews
Big Island of Hawaii, United States

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Operates Daily when cruise ship is in Hilo Port
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What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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Activity Highlights
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Pass By: Liliuokalani Gardens, Banyan Drive, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4680

This is the largest Japanese garden outside of Japan donated by Queen Liliʻuokalani in 1917. Throughout the gardens are stone lanterns, gazebos, and torii gates, recalling the Japanese immigrants who came to Hawaii.

Pass By: Hilo, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, Hawaii

Drive through the historical downtown Hilo as you will learn about the devastating tsunamis of the past

Stop At: Rainbow Falls, Waianuenue Avenue, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720

Breathtaking 80 ft waterfall, Rainbow Falls. These beautiful falls get their name from the rainbow that is often visible in the mist that rises as the water cascades to the rocks 80 feet below.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Kaumana Caves Park, Kaumana Drive Mile Marker 4, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI

Time to explore lava caves is next! We walk you down into a lava cave through a skylight, also locally known as a lava tube. Kaumana Caves was created by one of our largest volcanoes, Mauna Loa. The guide will explain how molten lava makes these spectacular lava tubes and the fascinating colors inside.

Duration: 20 minutes

Pass By: Pahoa, Pahoa, Island of Hawaii, Hawaii

On our drive we will drive through a quaint town called Pahoa. Once a booming plantation town and now a laid-back hippie town with old school artistry charm and wood-plank boardwalks. You will see the current lava flow that nearly wiped this town off the map.

Stop At: Lava Tree State Park, Pahoa-Kapoho Road Puna district, Pahoa, Island of Hawaii, HI

We will walk a trail among lava trees that looks somewhat of a petrified forest and look down into a deep fissure. This unusual volcanic sight is one stop that shouldn’t be missed.

Duration: 25 minutes

Stop At: Uncle Robert's Awa Bar and Farmers Market, End of Hwy 137 South end of Kalapana-Kapoho Road, Kaimu, Kaimu, Island of Hawaii, HI 96778

For a lunch stop we will be taking you to a local Hawaiian favorite, Uncle Roberts or other local vendor, located in Kalpana which survived the last volcanic eruption. After a yummy bite to eat, next door is a local’s galley of local made blown glass, crafts, paintings and more

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Pohoiki Bay, Hawaii 96778, USA

WALK ON THE NEWEST BLACK SAND BEACH IN HAWAII!! is truly an amazing creation by Kilauea’s lava flow. Let us show you the newest created black sand beach. Once in this location was the old boat harbor and ramp that you can still see and has now been cut off from the creation of a large black sand beach.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Pohoiki, HI 96778, USA

If conditions permit, as a special highlight we will be walking a small trail to a volcanicaly heated hot pool where you can feel the warm water as the guide explains how it is heated volcanically. This small hot pool is quite special since the last lava flow as wiped out all other volcanicaly heated hot ponds. After this wonderful experience enjoy the sights back to port.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Leilani Estates, HI 96778, USA

Several earthquakes cracked open the roads, lava fountains started spewing lava 300 ft into the sky and nearly 2,000 residents we evacuated. This amazing force even evaporated Green Lake, the largest natural freshwater lake in Hawaii. We will be showing you areas of mass destruction from Kilauea Volcano.

Duration: 10 minutes

Activity Details
SMALL GROUP - 14 PASSENGERS: Approx 6.5 hr long. Explore the places less traveled among Hawaii's back roads of Kilauea volcano. Explore exciting Lava Caves, waterfalls, Lava trees in a lush volcanic rainforest. See the 2018 lava destruction and the newly formed Black Sand Beach just created. A truly amazing experience!

Cruise Ship Guests: We have special permits to pick up directly from Hilo port of call. Departure times may be adjusted to fit your ships arrival & departure.

Hilo Hotel Guests: We will message you your departure.
Departure & Return
Departure Point1: Port of Hilo, 80 Kuhio St, Hilo, HI 96720, USA 2: Hilo Hawaiian Hotel, 71 Banyan Dr, Hilo, HI 96720, USA Traveler pickup is offered Ports hilo port Hilo
ReturnReturns to original departure point
What's Included
  • Port pickup and drop-off / Hilo Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Professional guide
  • Bottled water
  • Snacks
  • Soda/Pop - Hawaiian Juices
  • Souvenirs
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch- Stop made by local vendor for customers to purchase
Additional Information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Moderate tour - Involves walking over relatively level terrain, possible gravel, lava or uneven ground. Comfortable walking shoes recommended.
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately; light rain jacket or poncho
  • A stop is made to purchase food
  • Worry-free Shore Excursion Guarantee
  • At time of booking, cruise ship passengers must provide ship name
  • Exact departure time may vary depending on the cruise ship's disembarkation time
  • Not recommended for those who cannot walk over uneven ground
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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  • This was a disappointment. Our guide did not follow the things we booked to see. He took us to a trash dump, and the painted churches, and other not expected places. We only got 30 minutes at a lava related stop. He also reported that he forgot our snacks and water. Do not go on this tour.

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