Volcano Unveiled Tour in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

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Stop At: Hawaii Forest and Trail, 73-5593A Olowalu St, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-2613

This is the Big Island's most “in-depth” volcano experience. Join our National Park Certified Guides on a full-day adventure that will take you on a journey of our dramatic volcano activity from past to present.

The day begins with a scenic drive over the stark and beautiful Saddle Road. Make a quick stop at the Maunakea Recreation Area for snacks, bathroom, stretch and to set the stage for the day as you overlook mesmerizing views of Maunakea and Maunaloa.

From there we head straight to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. This park has been closed to the public from May 2018 to September 2018 due to recent volcanic activity. The park has now reopened with newly formed hardened lava and changed landscape. Your guide will prepare you for the day's hike with a bite to eat, hiking gear, and background information on the 2-3 mile hike. Given the ever-changing environment of this active volcano, our guides will select the route that best suites the group's interests & abilities. See the transformative stages of Kilauea and the power of Pele on the most unique and fulfilling volcano experience. Enjoy lunch after a nice hike in a scenic area of the park.

The next stop is a treat -- enjoyed only by Hawaii Forest and Trail guests! Your guide will take you traversing into the gorgeous Kauhi Cavern. This exclusive access into this private lava tube is known for its rare yellow and gold microbial mats living on and accenting the cave walls. This cave has many unique features including its expansive rooms, 35 foot ceilings, bright golden walls and an “upside down” forest of roots hanging from the cave ceiling. Explore this underground world of volcanic history as your guide paints a picture of volcano past and present.

Finally, enjoy an afternoon "pau hana" (end of day ritual) that includes appetizers sourced with local products grown from the very farm that surround this spectacular cave.

Your guide will then take you back to your hotel, with a new found perspective on the powerful forces that shape our earth.

Stop At: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Island of Hawaii, Hawaii

Join our National Park Certified Guides on an adventure through the new and dramatic landscape of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. See how the historically large collapse of the Halemaumau Crater has changed Kilauea Volcano forever.

Duration: 4 hours

Stop At: Kauhi, Hawaii 96717, USA

Our guide will take you through a private lava tube known for its bright yellow and gold microbial mats living on and accenting the cave walls. This lava tube is only accessible to Hawaii Forest & Trail guests.

Duration: 1 hour

Activity Details
Journey to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park for an in-depth volcano experience. Your Certified Guide will share a mix of natural & cultural history about Hawaii's formation, illuminating the stories behind the ever-changing landscape of the Big Island. Experience Kilauea Volcano in a way never seen before and stay after dark to see Kilauea’s latest eruption light up the night sky!

Highlights
• On this in-depth volcano experience, your Certified Guide will illuminate the historic events that recently changed the landscape of Hawaii.
• Enjoy 2-3 miles of hiking around the park’s most dynamic terrain. Your expert Guide will select the best route based on the day's conditions.
• Picnic in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park overlooking mesmerizing views of the Volcano landscape.
• Gain exclusive access to Kauhi Cavern, an off-road private lava tube known for its bright yellow and gold cave walls.
• Stay after dark to experience the red glow of Pele’s eruption deep inside Halemaumau Crater
Departure & Return
Departure PointHawaii Forest & Trail Kona Headquarters, 73-5593 A, Olowalu St, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740, USA
ReturnReturns to original departure point
What's Included
  • National Park Certified Interpretive Guide
  • Park and Private Cave access fees
  • Filtered water, juices and flavored sparkling waters
  • Walking sticks
  • Sunscreen and bug repellent
  • Select hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Local taxes
  • Lunch
  • Snacks
  • Dinner
  • Refillable Filtered Water
  • Entry/Admission - Hawaii Forest and Trail
  • Gratuities
  • Bottled water
Additional Information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Guests on this tour should not be physically challenged or unable to walk short distances of 2 to 3 miles on uneven terrain.
  • Must be 8 years old or older
  • It is recommended to wear comfortable, closed toe walking shoes, sunglasses, a hat, sunscreen and a light sweatshirt or jacket. Bring or wear long pants.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • We have developed an approach that introduces a new standard of cleanliness and disinfection to ensure our guests enjoy an even cleaner and safer experience. Implementing strict protocols and using the latest disinfection technology, updated continuously to current State and Federal Guidelines.
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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