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“national park”(85 reviews)
“hike tour”(7 reviews)
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Tours, Rainforest Tours, Lava Hikes, Birding Tours in the most beautiful places on the Big Island of Hawaii.
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262 Kamehameha Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-2836
+1 808-430-0646
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 28 December 2014

When researching this tour, I went back and forth between this and another tour that (as of my seemingly endless research) was #3 on TripAdvisor. They had similar prices and similar itineraries, so I felt like I exhausted myself looking at the options trying to...More

8  Thank wendy645
Henry P, Owner at Lavaland Hawaii, responded to this reviewResponded 18 February 2015

Thank you so much for your kind words! It was great to have the two of you with us! It's also really gratifying to see the many things you remembered from the tour. We're updating our website now, and hope to make what we offer...More

Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 23 September 2017

Summary: Good tour but felt disappointed since many people do the exact same thing by themselves. It felt like it was marketed as a bigger adventure than what it really was (e.g. we were not aware we would be shuttled in a Van cutting the...More

6  Thank Diego I
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Reviewed 21 May 2018

My husband and I took the Lavaland tour in April 2018 while on a cruise. Vince was our guide, and was very knowledgable. Our group was small, just 8 of us plus Vince, and we could go places and see things that the larger tours...More

3  Thank Joanne M
Reviewed 13 May 2018

We had a day tour with Lavaland on May 4th, the day of the significant earthquakes in Volcano National Park. Our day started when our tour guide, Luanna, met us at the cruise terminal, as we were in port on the Celebrity Solstice. Our group...More

1  Thank JDWS1368
Reviewed 30 April 2018

We researched many options for a Volcano’s National Park Tour while spending the day in Hilo aboard Norwegian’s POA Cruise Ship. We did not want to rent a car and do this on our own as suggested. We also did not want shopping stops. Lavaland...More

2  Thank Beagle L
Reviewed 1 April 2018

I had initially thought I could go on my own, until I read a review of Lavaland and changed my mind. I am so glad I didn't attempt it solo. Hank knew the best route to take, had excellent gear for us all, and was...More

2  Thank FamilyOE
Reviewed 27 March 2018

Took the hike to the lava flow with a Lavaland guide, and it was unbelievable! The hike itself is an adventure, but seeing, and feeling, the lava flow up close was surreal. Wear shorts, regardless of the weather. Yes, sturdy shoes are needed- you will...More

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Reviewed 25 March 2018

If you want to see lava up close and almost personal, this is the tour for you! We took a private tour. WOW. The memories and phones we took are incredible. The guide was very prepared and knowledgeable. If fact he lives on the lava...More

2  Thank JrVandy
Reviewed 20 March 2018

Been there in February 2018. We booked our trip online and got confirmation and payment details via e-mail. Payment is due at time of booking. On the day of the hike we got e-mail info about weather and conditions and where to meet our guide...More

2  Thank MonikaA1875
Reviewed 17 March 2018

Hank is a superb guide with Lavaland Hawaii, leading our small group toward the lava breakouts of Puʻu ʻŌʻō's rift zone on a recent late afternoon hike. It ended with stunning nighttime views of the slow-moving flows, and with our well equipped and safe return...More

1  Thank GeoGeek2018
Reviewed 6 March 2018 via mobile

This is a must if you visit the big island. This was our first time here and my husband wanted to see lava. So I did a search looking for the best place to find and view it. I researched Lavaland and it got terrific...More

1  Thank pjcat77
Reviewed 1 March 2018 via mobile

Hank was our guide. He was patient and amazing in every way! We met him and he drive us down to the bikes. We rode the bikes a short distance and then began our hike. It was mesmerizing and breathtaking!

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4 October 2018|
Response from Joanne M | Reviewed this property |
I didn't small sulphuric at all,because the downwind portion is whatis closed
7 May 2017|
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Response from Henry P | Property representative |
Aloha and thanks for your question! We offer several different tours which each have different pick up locations, however we do not do pick ups on the Kona side of the island. Our popular lava tours do not include... More
chris h
27 April 2017|
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Response from oahusquid x | Reviewed this property |
Unless you're out of shape, it should be easy. Just be careful, as you will be riding on loose rocks.