Hawaii Volcano Adventure

Duration: Approximately 6 1/2 - 7 Hours

Picks up at:
     Hilo International Airport
     Hilo Pier
     various Hotels in Hilo

Price:
     Children 0-2      Free
     Children 3-10     $80.00
     Adult                          $120.00

Tour minimum:       4

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Being able to swim in a naturally warmed thermal pool is the highlight of this excursion and an experience you will never forget!

The islands of Hawaii is formed by constant volcanic activity and with this tour you will see the the marvel that created the paradise we know today. Starting in Hilo our tour driver will explain some historic facts and anecdotes to bring familiarity town this quaint seaside town. A stop at Richardson's beach will show a volcanic black sand beach and if serendipity allows a glimpse at local Green Sea Turtles or a Hawaiian Monk Seal. Next our tour guide will take you south to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park to take in the marvel of Halemaumau crater and see firsthand volcanic activity that slowly formed the Hawaiian islands. On the lookout to Halemaumau crater lies the Thomas A. Jaggar museum, named after acclaimed vulcanologist, where you have the opportunity to familiarize yourself with topical geology and local legend focusing on the Hawaiian goddess of the volcano, Pele. Then after seeing the crater our next stops are to see the the remnants of past flows like the captivating Thurston Lava tube and Lava Tree monuments.  

The perfect ending to a day filled with sights and wonders is a nice soak and swim in the Kapoho thermal pond. Heated by the volcano to a relaxing ~90 degrees this soft bottomed pond offers a calming atmosphere with scenic view of the ocean. 

Liliuokalani Gardens     Named after the last queen of the Hawaiian Kingdom and modeled after the Japanese Edo period it is absolutely beautiful.

Liliuokalani Gardens
    Named after the last queen of the Hawaiian Kingdom and modeled after the Japanese Edo period it is absolutely beautiful.

Halemaumau Crater
     Surrounded by solemn lava the glow of volcanic activity is truly something to behold.     

Black Sand Beach
     Formed by the product of oceanic waves crashing against unmoving lava rock, it is a favorite sun bathing spot for local marine life.

Sulphur Vents      To make an all encompassing experience our guides will take you to active sulphur vents, a favorite "hotspot" for tourists

Sulphur Vents
     To make an all encompassing experience our guides will take you to active sulphur vents, a favorite "hotspot" for tourists

Thurston Lava Tube
     Seeing the bridge into this once active lava tube, formed by the outer crust hardening and the flow continuing inside, is awe inspiring and connects you with a geological wonder.

Kapoho Thermal Pool
     Being able to unwind after a full day of touring is sure to make any experience memorable and something you will never forget.


Frequently Asked Questions

 

What do I need to bring?
    Water Bottle
    Snack
    Sun tan lotion or other sun protection

    Hat
    Swimsuit

    Towel

What should I wear?
      Closed toe shoes

      Pants (Recommended)

How deep is the Kapoho thermal pool?
      It is approximately 5-6 feet deep.

Where does this tour go?
     The tour stops at Queen Liliuokalani Gardens, Hawaii Volcanoes National park, Jaggar museum, Halemaumau Crater, 1982 Lava flow, Thurston lava tube, Lavatree state park, and Kapoho thermal pool. We try to keep to our scheduled stops but sometimes outside circumstances may affect the tour, e.g. volcanic activity, inclement weather.

How long do the stops at each location last?
    Our average stop is roughly 30 minutes with longer stop times at key destinations. Our tour guides try to personalize each tour by listening and responding to guest feedback while touring.

How physically strenuous is this tour?
     To fully enjoy the tour it requires full to partial mobility.

When does the tour pick up?
      It picks up at around 9:30 am at Hilo Pier, after pick up at the hotel is at approximately 10:15 am.