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Discover Volcano Country provided by Hawaii Forest and Trail

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Discover Volcano Country

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2 adults
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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 30/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Discover Volcano Country
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.
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Updated 30/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
  • You'll get picked up
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  • 1
    Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
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  • 2
    Richardson Beach Park
    Stop: 45 minutes
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Important Information
7h 30m
  • National Park fees
  • Beverages
  • Lunch
  • Driver/guide
  • Hotel / Airport / Port pickup
  • Hotel / Airport / Port drop off
  • Use of daypacks, walking staffs, & raingear
  • Access to private lava tube
  • Entry/Admission - Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Recommended to wear closed-toe shoes, wear or bring long pants, and a light jacket.
  • Guests on this tour should not be physically challenged or unable to walk short distances of 1 mile on uneven terrain.
  • Meals - Lunch is provided. Guests have a choice of Turkey, Ham, Tuna, Macadamia Nut Chicken, or Garden Fresh Vegetarian sandwiches; it is served with a side of potato chips & dessert. Beverages include water, juice, or sodas.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infant seats available
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled 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 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Ingletons wrote a review Nov 2019
Wellington24 contributions12 helpful votes
We had a fantastic day trip visiting Kilauea volcano with great views from around the rim of the caldera as well as other recent volcanic sites in the park. The visit to thelava tube was another highlight. Hreat picnic lunch included. Our guide/driver was Brett and his
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Arlene J wrote a review Sep 2019
3 contributions
I did two tours with the company and both very enjoyable. The Mauna Kea stargazing tour was slightly adapted as we were unable to visit the summit due to the protestors but still a really enjoyable tour. Tours are very organised and the guide for the stargazing tour (Heraldo)
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Date of experience: September 2019
EJF1960 wrote a review Aug 2019
Brisbane Region, Australia2 contributions
Kent was our Tour Guide - Excellent! What was a long day went by so quickly as Kent explained the volcanoes and their roles in forming the stunning landscapes you get to see. Great knowledge and a thoroughly nice way of passing on some of that knowledge. The Hawaii Forest &
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Date of experience: July 2019
marysF5811GQ wrote a review Apr 2019
Kamloops, Canada10 contributions2 helpful votes
We were very surprised to receive such detailed background on the natural history, Hawaiian culture, biology, ecology and conservation, and astronomy. This was excellent. The Tour guide was very knowledge about these items. We arrived on time (8:15am) at the location in Hilo &
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Date of experience: April 2019
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bigwayne1327 wrote a review Oct 2018
Flowery Branch, Georgia1 contribution
Frank was our guide he and the trip were great.Very informative excellent, kept the trip interesting
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Date of experience: September 2018
About the operator

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The Best Sunset You will Ever See
The best thing about this tour was the guide. Art was incredibly knowledgeable about the mountain, astronomy, and H
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Great Day
The Tour was a great experience. It was a full day of hiking and seeing the beautiful site. it was very adventuro
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Friendly staff and warming gift shop
An excellent place for your trail needs. They have lots of gear in stock and great tours off all kind. They are als
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Mountaintop Magic
What a wonderful experience! Just be prepared for a cold and windy summit. However, the parkas supplied by the tou
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One of the highlights of the Big Island!
Our tour guide was Jeff; we can't imagine there was anyone better. He picked us up on time, was so knowledgeable an
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Experience you and the universe
We did a star gazing tour atop Mauna Kea on Valentine's Day 2020 - about a week after our wedding in Honolulu. Our
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Great Hike and Tour Guide!
We had a great time in an area that only a few are lucky enough to hike through the lava tube and craters. It is no
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Highlight of our Hawaii vacation
We've been birding for four years and when planning our trip to Hawaii stumbled upon this gem of a tour. We defini
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Great Day
What a day, enjoyed a small group hiking tour through though lava tubes ending at a local brewery. Felt like we got
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Outstanding guided trip to the top of Mauna Kea to see the sunset and stars!
My wife and I are very glad we book wtih Hawaii Forest and Trail for the guided trip to the top of Mauna Kea. The e
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Great tour to finish off our Hawaii trip
What a marvelous tour! We did the sunset tour. Our guide was super knowledgeable about native Hawaiian culture, geo
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Had a great trip to the volcanos and lava tube with Angela who was great fun and very knowlegable. Great lunch too
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Awesome tour!
We had a great tour to see the sunset and stars! Jeff was our guide and is full of information on the island, the a
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Incredible stargazing!
I went on a sunset and stargazing tour with Jeff as our guide. Every aspect of the tour was well planned and execut
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Jason S
Do this. Trust me.
The stargazing tour to the top of Mauna Kea. You are picked up in the afternoon, go to a few thousand feet for din
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Key Details
  • Duration: 7h 30m
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Pickup offered
  • Languages Offered: English
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