Hidden Craters Hike 8 reviews
 
Big Island of Hawaii, United States

  • Operates Daily - 5 hours
  • Refundable
  • Printed Voucher/E-Voucher
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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
Itinerary
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Stop At: Hawaii Forest and Trail, 73-5593A Olowalu St, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-2613

Travelers can shop in our retail space at our Kona headquarters as well use our bathroom facilities and enjoy complimentary coffee and water.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Hualalai, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI

Venture onto private land behind 3 locked gates to explore the upper slopes of Kona’s very own volcano – Hualalai. This journey provides intimate, unique access to volcanic sites

Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Kona Coast State Park, Highway 19, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740

Enjoy heavenly views of Kona's coast from atop Hualalai

Duration: 2 hours

Activity Details
Join the Hidden Craters Hike for a Big Island off-road climb and hike up the cool and misty slopes of Hualalai volcano. 4 Wheel Drive vans carry you up most of the way to 6,000 feet (1,800 meters) elevation before you begin your on-foot ascent to visit a surreal scene of lava flows and a forest full of native birdsong. This adventure tour teaches you all about the best of Kona!
Departure & Return
Departure PointHawaii Forest & Trail Kona Headquarters, 73-5593 A, Olowalu St, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740, USA Departure Time7:30 AM
ReturnReturns to original departure point
What's Included
  • Interpretative Naturalist Guide
  • Filtered water, Sodas, & Juices
  • Walking sticks, daypacks and rain gear
  • Local taxes
  • Access Fees
  • Entry/Admission - Hawaii Forest and Trail
  • Entry/Admission - Hualalai
  • Entry/Admission - Kona Coast State Park
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
Additional Information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 5 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • We recommend that guests wear closed-toe walking shoes or hiking boots, shorts, short sleeved shirt, and bring a light sweatshirt or jacket
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • Not recommended for child aged 7 and under
  • Not recommended for participants with back or neck problems
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • 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 9 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.
Traveler Reviews
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  • This hike was a bit tougher than I had thought, but I ended up really enjoying every aspect of this hike! The cave was exciting. My kids loved it. Mark was full of information and fun to talk with. I am really glad we did this excursion and I would love to do others with this company!

  • Gary was an amazing guide!! We had a blast. It was a bit more rigorous than we anticipated, but they supplied plenty of water, snacks and breaks. The views were breathtaking and the geological history is phenomenally demonstrated through stories and vistas. Our guide said very few locals even get to see these views. Highly recommend😆😆

  • Literally one of the coolest experiences ever! Would definitely do either exodus with Hawaii Forest and Trail - our guide Taj was the best! I appreciated the indepth discussion about plant and animal species, history, and Hawaiian culture that helped us appreciate and understand so much on the rest of our time in the big island. This exclusive hike was beautiful and the portion at the cave was unforgettable. Do note that parts of the hike downhill can be tricky to keep your footing, so wear proper shoes and watch your step. Can't recommend this tour enough.

  • We had a great experience! Small group with a really cool guide from Missouri. He knew the area and history very well. There is some hiking involved but it's pretty low-impact. Would highly recommend!

  • Great Tour with lots of interesting facts and sights to see. Justin our tour guide was knowledgeable and friendly. We had a great time! I can't wait to go back to Kona again and take another tour with this company!! I would highly recommend this tour!

  • This was terrific! We had originally booked a half day trip, but Donna actually phoned me in Spain from Las Vegas to tell me that the tour was now a full day, but that Viator would make up the difference in cost, if we still wanted to take it, as it wasn't on the original day, then called me back to confirm! We did take it, and the company collected us from our hotel, which we had not expected, and took us to their office, where we picked up the off-road vehicle. The driver, Danny, was Hawaiian, and told us lots of stories about Hawaii and the various lava flows. He took us through gates to where no private cars or tour buses could go and we saw ancient craters and lava tubes. We then went to a coffee plantation, where there was plenty of coffee on offer (I don't drink coffee, but never mind!) and a nice picnic lunch was provided. Again, we had not expected this. We were shown coffee trees and how they grow, and how the coffee was extracted from the beans. We also saw a beautiful chameleon living in one of the trees. The jeep we travelled in was not too uncomfortable-I had been worried about spending all day in it, but provided you held on tight to the safety straps, it was fine. Then we were taken back to our hotel when we returned to the office. Great tour, highly recommended.

  • Eugene was great! He was very knowledgable. We would take this tour all over again.

  • The guide was very nice and knowledgeable. I would have liked to have spent a little more time on the vehicle as it was a fun thing to ride around on. Great tour..but a little pricey.
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