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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and Big Island Highlights Small Group Tour

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    What to Expect
    This tour begins when you’re picked up from your Hilo area hotel, Hilo Airport, or Hilo Port and meet your knowledgeable local guide for a day of exploring the volcanoes. Riding around in an air-conditioned vehicle, you’ll begin the day in town of Hilo by visiting a number of highlights, including the Liliuokalani Gardens that honor Hawaii’s former Queen. You’ll also have the chance to look for sea turtles on the outskirts of Hilo Bay, and see a beautiful black-sand beach that’s formed by eroded black lava. 

    Outside of Hilo, make a stop at Wailuku River State Park and marvel at Rainbow Falls, where occasionally it’s possible to spot a rainbow when the light hits the curtain of mist. Later, upon entering Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, your guide will make sure you have ample time to experience the most popular sights, including the rim of Kilauea and Haleama’uma’u Crater.

    Throughout the park, you’ll notice steam vents rising from the rock and land that’s just recently been formed, and when driving the famous Chain of Craters Road, the barren black landscape in every direction is a reminder this Earth is still raw. In the section of park that’s covered by rainforest, hike inside the Thurston Lava Tube that was formed by a river of magma, which has left behind a massive cavern.

    At every stop throughout the tour, your guide is there to answer questions and elaborate on the history and geology, and since the tour itinerary is completely flexible, you’re free to enjoy a little more time at the places that interest you the most.

    Finally, having scoured this UNESCO listed National Park and witnessed Earth being formed, this Big Island volcano tour finishes back at your original pickup location.l.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    1: Hele-On Mo'oheau Bus Terminal, 329 Kamehameha Ave, Hilo, HI 96720, USA
    2: Hilo Harbor, Hilo, HI 96720, USA
    3: Hilo International Airport, 2450 Kekuanaoa St, Hilo, HI 96720, USA

    Traveler pickup is offered
    We provide pickup at the Hilo International Airport. Please provide your flight information at time of booking.
    If you are staying in Kona or outside of Hilo, we will meet you at the Hilo Mo'oheau Bus Terminal (329 Kamehameha Avenue, Hilo). Please confirm at time of booking if you will meet at the bus terminal.

    Hilo Harbor
    Departure Time
    8:30 AM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Professional guide
    • Lunch - Island Fresh Sandwiches (ham, turkey, pastrami or veggie)
    • Bottled water - Help protect our island environment and bring your own refillable water bottle!
    • Hilo Harbor Port pickup and drop-off
    • Hilo Airport pick-up and drop-off
    • Hilo area Hotel pick-up (we will contact you directly if we need to arrange a meeting location)
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Entry/Admission - Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately (be prepared for sun, wind and rain).
    • Covered walking shoes are required and a jacket is highly recommended.
    • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required and a maximum of 12 passengers per departure.
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult and must have proper safety seats as required by Hawaii state law through age 7 (seats will be provided only upon request at time of booking). No lap children are allowed. Please confirm if you will be bringing a safety seat for your child.
    • HOTEL pick-up is offered for this tour in the HILO area only. We highly recommend accommodations in Hilo. If you are staying in Kona or outside of Hilo, we will arrange to meet you at the Hilo Mo'oheau Bus Terminal (please confirm at time of booking).
    • For CRUISE SHIP passengers, we pick-up directly at Hilo Harbor and will adjust the tour time as needed to accommodate your ships time in port.
    • For a one DAY TRIP to the Big Island, please make your travel arrangements to and from the Hilo International Airport. Please provide your flight details at time of booking.
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Please contact us if you are traveling with a wheelchair or scooter (they must be collapsible). All passengers must be able to step up on a stool and into a 15-passenger van on their own. Some stops are not wheelchair accessible.
    • Please let us know of any food allergies.
    • Kilauea volcano is an active volcano, you may be exposed to volcanic gas on this tour.
    • 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 12 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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    Popular mentions
    Our Tour Leaders Jill and Josh are clearly 'born' to work in the Hospitality Industry. They and their staff are clearly very knowledgeable, are fascinated with their Subject, and can convey complex ideas in an easily understandable form. They were an absolute pleasure to deal
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    Jill and Josh own this company and Jill did our tour of 10 people in a large van. Jill was fun and informative with both history of the big island and current events. We spent most of the day at the volcano national park: visitors center and an easy hike to the site of last
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    Josh was incredibly helpful and knowledgeable.l, constantly regaling us with stories and anecdotes. He was also very accommodating, readily modifying the initial itinerary according to our preferences. All of us enjoyed ourselves a lot!
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    Josh was a very good tour guide and perhaps it wasn't entirely his fault but the part of the tour in the Volcano Park was much shorter than expected. It did start to rain just as we got to the view of the rim. Since it rains often on that side of the island, an alternate plan
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    We did the all day tour of highlights near Hilo and then Volcano National Park. Jill did a great job of taking us around Hilo and showing us that beautiful town. We saw Rainbow Falls and then went into Kaumana lava tube. We also saw some of the shore near Hilo. She then
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    Key Details
    • Duration: 7h
    • Mobile Ticket Accepted
    • Instant confirmation
    • Hotel Pickup
    • Languages Offered: English
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