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Begin with complimentary late-morning pickup from your Kona- or Waikoloa-area accommodation for a full-day, guided tour to visit one of the worlds most active volcanoes.

Enjoy an afternoon and evening of volcano exploration from the comfort of an air-conditioned SUV.

Tour departures vary with the seasons, however typical Grand Volcano Adventure tours begin late morning from Kona and Waikoloa Hotel areas. We then make our way along the south coast of the island, stopping to visit multiple historic sites along the way and enjoy a picnic lunch. We then make our way up the slopes of Kilauea Volcano, the worlds most active, to see first hand the how a volcano can change the landscape. Here we see the results of explosive volcanic events.

From the summit, we begin searching for the best views of the eruption from multiple locations getting you closer than anyone else can.

Following an afternoon of exploring, it’s time to sit down and enjoy a comfortable dining experience just a few miles from the active vents. Meals are included in the price of the tour and once dinner is complete, we go back to see the fiery glow and marvel at the beauty and power of Kilauea Volcano.

Please note: A minimum of two people per booking is required.

Locations visited
Mt. Kilauea
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
Saddle Road
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Overview
Visit the birthplace of the Hawaiian Islands on this full-day volcano adventure from Kona. Travel along famous Saddle Road and see the sites, featuring a stop in Hilo, Hawaii’s second-largest city. Also, discover a lava tube and enjoy a picnic lunch en route to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, the state’s only UNESCO World Heritage Site. Spend the afternoon exploring the park before dinner at Kilauea Lodge, an award-winning restaurant located in nearby Volcano Village. Finally, take in the fiery glow of the Kilauea Volcano, the most active volcano in Hawaii.
Highlights
  • 12-hour Volcanoes National Park tour from Kona or Waikoloa
  • Visit Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
  • Watch for volcanic activity at Kilauea Volcano
  • Stop at various popular sites along Saddle Road, including the scenic city of Hilo
  • Enjoy dinner at the award-winning Kilauea Lodge
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Reviewed 1 week ago
Awesome Awesome Awesome

Jon catered for a Group of 7 and provided an excellent experience for us on the Big Island. Jon is an excellent source of knowledge and is able to customise the tour as needed. We all had an awesome time with lifelong memories.....Thanks Jon from...More

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Jon K, Owner at Kona Adventure Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

You're so welcome and thank you for coming. I hope to hear from you all again. Aloha.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Awesome trip!

Jon delivers again! What a fun tour filled with tons of information and excitement. As the flow changes and develops, so does Jon's business as he must adapt to the changing of the volcano. From start to finish, you are learning and having fun. If...More

Thank Homer F
Jon K, Owner at Kona Adventure Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

It’s great hearing from you and thanks for taking the time post a review. Aloha!

Reviewed 27 April 2018
Wonderful personalised tour of the Big Island

Right off the bat Jon introduces himself when he picks you up by addressing you by name. He took at stab at addressing every member of the party by name and got them all correct. I knew then that not only is Jon phenomenally good...More

Thank VictorMRodrigues
Jon K, Owner at Kona Adventure Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2018

Aloha and Mahalo for the amazing review. I hope you make it back to the islands again.

Reviewed 1 April 2018
Couldn't be better!

Jon is an unbelievable guide. There was not a single question about a tree, a bird, a roadside feature that he was unable to answer! Great sense of humour, fantastic conversationalist. He had water and snacks ready for us the instant we got into his...More

Thank K-and-D-VanIsland
Jon K, Owner at Kona Adventure Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2018

Mahalo for taking the time to post this awesome review! What a great time! I sure hope I get to see you both again. Aloha nui!

Reviewed 28 March 2018
Volcano Tour

Jon was a wonderful guide. He skillfully kept the interest of two young boys and three adults for 12 hours. The weather was pretty rainy but it didn’t deter us from doing everything planned. Jon is organized, punctual, energetic and fun. And his vehicle is...More

Thank George W
Jon K, Owner at Kona Adventure Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 11 May 2018

I’m so glad you enjoyed your adventure. Mahalo for th review!

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