Pele's Creation Day Tour from Hilo - Puna 2018 Lava Flow (Hawaii) 2 reviews
Big Island of Hawaii, United States

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  • 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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Stop At: Star of the Sea Painted Church, Pahoa Kalapana Road, Kalapana, Island of Hawaii, HI

Drive through the area that lava went through in 2018 to the Star of the Sea Painted church. Learn about the fascinating history of this little community and the importance of the church within it. Find out how residents saved the church in 1990 from advancing lava.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Kalapana Farmers Market, south end of the Red Road, near the new Kaimu black sand beach, Island of Hawaii, HI

Enjoy a look around and listen to stories about the destruction of Kalapana Village.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Pohoiki Black Sand Beach, Kalapana Kapoho Beach Rd, Pāhoa, HI 96778, USA

Drive over Kings Highway and past the 2018 lava flows and Fissure 8. This area is part of the 'longest-running' lava flowing continuously since 1983. In 2018 almost 17,000 gallons of a'a (fast running) lava was released every second. Finishing the tour at Pohoiki, the newest beach in the world. Pele created this beautiful beach in two months.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Leilani Estates, HI 96778, USA

You can see fissure 8 at a distance and get up close to the powerful lava flow that destroyed homes and disrupted an entire community for 3 months. Ultimately there were 24 fissures, and at one point, Fissure 8 had 26,000 gallons of lava coming out of it every second.

Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Coconut Island, Off-shoot from Banyan Drive, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720

Learn about the Island of Healing and, Maui, Hawaiian Superman.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Liliuokalani Gardens, Banyan Drive, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4680

Walk the beautiful serene Japanese Gardens and learn about Hawaii's last Queen.

Duration: 15 minutes

Pass By: Banyan Drive, Island of Hawaii, HI

Drive past many of the trees planted by famous actors, athletes, and political authorities of the past.

Activity Details
The 2018 eruption wreaked havoc upon the subdivision of Leilani Estates. While there is currently no active surface lava on the island, the destruction is still evident here. You will hear first-hand accounts from real homeowners and see Fissure 8, the largest fissure from the eruption. We have exclusive access to visit 4 different properties destroyed in the eruption. A portion of our sales goes to those who tragically lost their homes.
Departure & Return
Departure PointPrince Kuhio Plaza - P-3, 11-27 Ohuohu St, Hilo, HI 96720, USA Traveler pickup is offered We will pick you up at any hotel in Hilo or at the Port. This is a great cruise ship day excursion. Ports Hilo Port Departure Time9:00 AM
ReturnReturns to original departure point
What's Included
  • Bottled water
  • Alcoholic Beverages
Additional Information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • 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 28 travelers
  • 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
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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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  • Wife and I toured the Volcano NP with great views of Kilauea crater, the Volcano House, and up close views of steam vents. Included were visits into several nearby neighborhoods that experienced devastation during the most recent eruption in 2018. Almost too much to comprehend. Houses destroyed and roads buried. This is a must see, as the tour takes you to places that were broadcast on national TV.

  • Overall my family and I had a great experience with our tour guide, Maui. He was accommodating, willing to work with us on our timing and when we needed a break out of the car.

    Highlight of our tour was with Heath, a resident of Leilani Estates. We were saw the affects of the 2018 volcano eruption. Heath walked us through his property where he has left most of his home and articles the way it was after the devastation. It was amazing to see and could only imagine the how the lost was/is for him and his family. Heath was in process of updating and adding space to the home he purchased and lost everything but his family and the clothes they were wearing. We saw tiles stacked, brand new lawn mower and table saws, etc., burned to the ground.

    The reason for the 4/5 rating is for the long tour and all that was provided was bananas and water. I think an improvement to this tour would be to offer a picnic lunch, sandwich, chips, fruit and drinks with a place with a nice view to eat a lunch. Maui offered to give is time to stop for lunch but I packed a lunch. We ended up eating in the vehicle due rain.

    6 hours is good for this trip. There is as lot to see and take in during this tour. I recommend to be flexible with the itinerary of the tour due to the weather on the east side of the Big Island.

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