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Receive a morning pickup from your Hilo hotel, Hilo Airport, or Hilo Port. You’ll continue on a drive through some of the Big Island’s historic sugar plantation towns as you make your to Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

Explore this unique volcanic area with your group, stopping to visit attractions like the steam vents and Halema'uma'u Crater, the glow of molten lava is visible just below the surface. You’ll also trek through the nearby rainforest to visit Thurston Lava Tube, where you can learn more about how volcanoes form, erupt and cool. You will see additional lava flows as you continue on a drive along the ‘Chain of Craters’ Road.

After stopping for an included picnic lunch, continue to Hilo, where you’ll stop by a chocolate factory and visit Rainbow Falls. You’ll finish the day by exploring a black sand beach that’s frequently visited by ‘Honu,’ Hawaii’s resident green sea turtles. Finish the day with a drop-off back at your original pickup location.
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Rainbow Falls
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
Nahuku - Thurston Lava Tube
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Experience some of the Big Island’s top attractions on great tour during this 7-hour day trip to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and the sights around Hilo. Learn all about volcanoes as you marvel at molten lava at Halema'uma'u crater and explore the massive Kilauea Volcano. After an included picnic lunch, you’ll see Rainbow Falls and visit a black sand beach known for its green sea turtles.
  • Explore Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and the sights around Hilo
  • Get an up-close look at Hawaii's volcanic activity during stops at Halema'uma'u Crater and Thurston Lava Tube
  • See historic lava flows along the 'Chain of Craters’ Road
  • Visit a local chocolate factory and tour Rainbow Falls during stops in and around Hilo
  • View Hawaii's green sea turtles on a black sand beach
  • Includes a picnic lunch
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Tour with Josh

My husband and I had an awesome day with Josh and several others, that we did not know, from our cruise ship. He took us all around Hilo and showed us sights the larger groups couldn’t see or access. The time spent spelunking and at...More

Thank Kore K
Reviewed 5 July 2018
Fabulous Adventure

We joined Jill for a 7 1/2 hour adventure seeking Sea Turtles, visiting lava fields, sampling chocolates, playing at a State Park, viewing a fabulous waterfall, and exploring Lava tubes. We had a nice picnic lunch, had frequent bathroom breaks at clean facilities, and heard...More

Thank TinaTravels2018
Reviewed 26 June 2018
Best Tour Ever

My wife and I have gone on many tours around the world. This, by far, was the best tour ever. Jill, our tour guide and owner of Mauka Makai Adventures, is very knowledgeable, friendly and kept our interest throughout the tour. Even when we stopped...More

Thank Joel K
Reviewed 2 June 2018
Personalized Tour

Given Kilauea's recent activity, our planned excursion to see the National Park on this tour had to be altered. We were a bit nervous to go, but it was totally safe and we had a great time. This outfit did not disappoint! Josh was our...More

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Reviewed 23 May 2018
A day to remember

Our guide was Daniel and he was amazing! We went to the vents, and we were there for 2 earthquakes and see the walls of the volcano drop!!! Scared but so excited to be there for this experience. Daniel was charming and informative. We pray...More

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