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Small Group Experience Kilauea Volcano Adventure Tour provided by Mauka Makai Adventures

Small Group Experience Kilauea Volcano Adventure Tour

Small Group Experience Kilauea Volcano Adventure Tour
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
5h 30m
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
10
Service animals allowed
Ticket type:
Mobile
About
Experience Kilauea, one of the world's most active volcanoes, on this small group Volcano Adventure tour. Travel to the summit of Hawaii Island's youngest and most active volcano, Kilauea. If the timing is right you may witness the incredible show of an eruption, and if not there is still much to immerse yourself in on the many stops within Hawaii Volcanoes National Park including Kilauea caldera, Nahuku (Thurston lava tube), and Chain of Craters Road. Enjoy short hikes along the way as you learn about past and present volcanic eruptions, different lava formations, and the history and Hawaiian culture of the area. This is a Volcano Only Tour for those wanting an exclusive experience of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park!
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 6871P8
Important information
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Private transportation
  • Help protect our island environment and bring your own refillable water bottle!
  • Hotel Pick-up for Select Hotels (all others please plan to meet at the Hilo Mo'oheau Bus Terminal)
  • Hilo Harbor Port pick-up and drop-off
  • Hilo Airport pick-up and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Nahuku - Thurston Lava Tube
  • Entry/Admission - Chain of Craters Road
Exclusions
  • We are sorry there are no options for meal purchases along the way. You are welcome to bring your own snacks for the trail, however we do not allow eating in our vans.
  • Gratuities
  • We DO NOT provide transportation from Kona or Waikoloa. Please meet us in Hilo at the bus terminal.
Duration
5h 30m
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • CRUISE SHIP PICKUP INSTRUCTIONS: Upon disembarking the cruise ship in Hilo, head through the passenger terminal and look for your guide standing to the left near the pre-arranged tour operators with a sign that reads "Mauka Makai Adventures". Please check in with your guide 10-15 minutes prior to tour start time. HILO AIRPORT PICKUP INSTRUCTIONS: As you disembark the airplane head towards Baggage Claim “D”. Look for the tour operator parking area near the restrooms. Our vans are marked with the logo "Mauka Makai Adventures". HOTEL PICKUP INSTRUCTIONS: Please meet your tour guide near the front entrance to the lobby, our vans are marked with the logo "Mauka Makai Adventures." ALL OTHERS: If you are driving from Kona or another part of the island, please meet us at the Hilo Mo'oheau Bus Terminal (329 Kamehameha Avenue, Hilo, HI 96720). There is free parking adjacent to the bus terminal. Look for our van parked in the parking lot with the "Mauka Makai Adventures" logo on it. OR you may choose to meet us at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Kilauea Visitor Center. Park entrance fees will apply to your vehicle and tour start may be adjusted based on other guests' pick-up.
  • 329 Kamehameha Ave, Hilo, HI 96720, USA Meet your tour guide at the Hilo Mo'oheau Bus Terminal (329 Kamehameha Avenue, Hilo, HI 96720). There is free parking adjacent to the bus terminal. Look for our van with the "Mauka Makai Adventures" logo on it in the parking lot. Please be waiting for your driver we may be picking up other guests.
  • 1 Crater Rim Drive, Volcano, HI 96785, USA Meet your tour guide at the Kilauea Visitor Center in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Look for our van with the "Mauka Makai Adventures" logo on it in the bus parking lot located to the left of the visitor center. Park entrance fees will apply for your vehicle. Tour start time may be adjusted.
  • Airports:
  • Hilo Intl Airport, 2450 Kekuanaoa St, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
  • Ports:
  • Hilo Harbor
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Operates in all weather conditions (be prepared for sun, wind and rain).
  • Covered walking shoes are required and a jacket is highly recommended.
  • Participants must be able to walk a minimum of 1.5 miles on uneven terrain.
  • We do not guarantee you will see molten lava on this tour.
  • HOTEL pick-up is offered for select HILO HOTELS ONLY. If you are staying outside of Hilo, please plan to meet at the Hilo Mo'oheau Bus Terminal (please confirm at time of booking).
  • 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.
  • Kilauea volcano is an active volcano, you may be exposed to volcanic gas on this tour.
  • All guests MUST PROVIDE PROOF OF FULL COVID-19 VACCINATION upon check-in for the tour. All guests are REQUIRED TO WEAR A FACE MASK covering the mouth and nose when traveling in the vehicle for the duration of the tour (regardless of State mandates being lifted).
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • 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 10 travelers
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Private transportation
  • Help protect our island environment and bring your own refillable water bottle!
  • Hotel Pick-up for Select Hotels (all others please plan to meet at the Hilo Mo'oheau Bus Terminal)
  • Hilo Harbor Port pick-up and drop-off
  • Hilo Airport pick-up and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Nahuku - Thurston Lava Tube
  • Entry/Admission - Chain of Craters Road
Exclusions
  • We are sorry there are no options for meal purchases along the way. You are welcome to bring your own snacks for the trail, however we do not allow eating in our vans.
  • Gratuities
  • We DO NOT provide transportation from Kona or Waikoloa. Please meet us in Hilo at the bus terminal.
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • CRUISE SHIP PICKUP INSTRUCTIONS: Upon disembarking the cruise ship in Hilo, head through the passenger terminal and look for your guide standing to the left near the pre-arranged tour operators with a sign that reads "Mauka Makai Adventures". Please check in with your guide 10-15 minutes prior to tour start time. HILO AIRPORT PICKUP INSTRUCTIONS: As you disembark the airplane head towards Baggage Claim “D”. Look for the tour operator parking area near the restrooms. Our vans are marked with the logo "Mauka Makai Adventures". HOTEL PICKUP INSTRUCTIONS: Please meet your tour guide near the front entrance to the lobby, our vans are marked with the logo "Mauka Makai Adventures." ALL OTHERS: If you are driving from Kona or another part of the island, please meet us at the Hilo Mo'oheau Bus Terminal (329 Kamehameha Avenue, Hilo, HI 96720). There is free parking adjacent to the bus terminal. Look for our van parked in the parking lot with the "Mauka Makai Adventures" logo on it. OR you may choose to meet us at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Kilauea Visitor Center. Park entrance fees will apply to your vehicle and tour start may be adjusted based on other guests' pick-up.
  • 329 Kamehameha Ave, Hilo, HI 96720, USA Meet your tour guide at the Hilo Mo'oheau Bus Terminal (329 Kamehameha Avenue, Hilo, HI 96720). There is free parking adjacent to the bus terminal. Look for our van with the "Mauka Makai Adventures" logo on it in the parking lot. Please be waiting for your driver we may be picking up other guests.
  • 1 Crater Rim Drive, Volcano, HI 96785, USA Meet your tour guide at the Kilauea Visitor Center in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Look for our van with the "Mauka Makai Adventures" logo on it in the bus parking lot located to the left of the visitor center. Park entrance fees will apply for your vehicle. Tour start time may be adjusted.
  • Airports:
  • Hilo Intl Airport, 2450 Kekuanaoa St, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
  • Ports:
  • Hilo Harbor
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
5h 30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Operates in all weather conditions (be prepared for sun, wind and rain).
  • Covered walking shoes are required and a jacket is highly recommended.
  • Participants must be able to walk a minimum of 1.5 miles on uneven terrain.
  • We do not guarantee you will see molten lava on this tour.
  • HOTEL pick-up is offered for select HILO HOTELS ONLY. If you are staying outside of Hilo, please plan to meet at the Hilo Mo'oheau Bus Terminal (please confirm at time of booking).
  • 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.
  • Kilauea volcano is an active volcano, you may be exposed to volcanic gas on this tour.
  • All guests MUST PROVIDE PROOF OF FULL COVID-19 VACCINATION upon check-in for the tour. All guests are REQUIRED TO WEAR A FACE MASK covering the mouth and nose when traveling in the vehicle for the duration of the tour (regardless of State mandates being lifted).
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • 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 10 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 25 Mar 2022
A note from Small Group Experience Kilauea Volcano Adventure Tour
All guests MUST PROVIDE PROOF OF FULL COVID-19 VACCINATION upon check-in for the tour. All guests are REQUIRED TO WEAR A FACE MASK covering the mouth and nose when traveling in the vehicle for the duration of the tour (regardless of State mandates being lifted).
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You’ll have 2 starting options
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Nahuku - Thurston Lava Tube
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Chain of Craters Road
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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millers308
Grand Rapids, MI2 contributions
Apr 2022 • Family
Josh is a fun and knowledgeable guide and the large Mercedes shuttle van was immaculate. Max 10 people which is great. But be aware that while the description says several short hikes, that is mainly true, but the main hike to see the lava at the top of Kilauea is two-miles round trip. And the description also says uneven terrain which is also very true. So if you're not steady on your feet or can't walk a mile in one go - this isn't a tour for you. The tour also ended at Big Island Candies (chocolate factory), which was fun for us but others might find that annoying. Anyway, we had a great time and recommend :)
Written 6 April 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Josh
Adelaide, Australia2 contributions
May 2022
It rained and was Josh's fault. 0/10.

For real though, we had a great time on this tour despite the rain trying to obscure everyone's view of Kīlauea. Plenty of local knowledge from an enthusiastic guide who knew the right places to go at the right times. Josh was also more than happy to provide flexibility in the tour, as well as pick up and drop off.

(Just for clarity's sake, Josh is one of the owners. I'm not talking about myself in the third person)
Written 6 May 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
About the operator

This experience only has a few reviews, but you can read what other travelers have to say about the operator.

By: Mauka Makai Adventures
megand382
megand382
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A great day
Guide was absolutely delightful and incredibly knowledgeable and interesting. We really felt like we understood mor
bjacks49
bjacks49
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Awesome experience
Our guide Jill was awesome. She is well informed and great at explaining every aspect of the tour. We loved the tal
Stephanie_864478
Stephanie_864478
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Excellent trip
Trip was so much better than through the cruise line. Such a small intimate group with husband and wife team. We ha
578andrewv
578andrewv
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Best tour ever !!!!
This was one of my favorites tours ever. So much beautiful nature to been seen. Jill was our guide. She was so kind
Z6314SQnicolew
Z6314SQnicolew
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Loved our tour guide
Such a great tour! Got to get a full volcano experience & some history about the big island. 10/10 would recommend!
L M
L M
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Excellent local Hilo guide
Jill is a friendly and attentive local who is super knowledgeable. I appreciated her stories during the drive and
gmreisling
gmreisling
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Last minute booking, great experience.
Last minute booking after another tour was cancelled. Turned out to be an enjoyable trip - the transportation and
Theresa L
Theresa L
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Excellent
Josh was wonderful! Very informative and fun! He even brought equipment to help us see the lava flows up close. Hig
Donald R
Donald R
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We “lava” this Tour!!
The tour was amazing! The tour guide was fantastic; she was a local that had been here her whole life and gave so
TravelMamaK69
TravelMamaK69
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Love the small group tour!
My husband and I toured with Josh, and all we can say is Bravo! Josh made the trip interesting and kept us laughing
tw8251
tw8251
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Great Guided Volcano Tour
Despite the extra rainy weather we experienced on the tour our guide, Josh, was a great host and provided a lot of
corinnecP3368DA
corinnecP3368DA
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Great tour
Jill was really great and told us several Hawaiian folklore stories. The volcano was impressive and I learned alot
Rosemarie & Jac... O
Rosemarie & Jac... O
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Super Day!
What a great Tour with Josh! He was entertaining, informative, and a wonderful story teller! The tour itself was
O960XQsharons
O960XQsharons
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Great Volcano Experience
Jill was an amazing tour guide. You could tell that she loved what she did, and loved talking about her home and cu
annasH1977CY
annasH1977CY
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Would reccomend
It was really fun and informative, and our group went at our own pace! We never felt rushed or left out.
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