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Active Lava Hawaiian Tours

12-5403 Ala Lokelani, Kalapana, Island of Hawaii, HI 96778
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Excellent Tour! Personal, flexible and safe! Thrill of our vacation!

I can't say enough about Michelle for setting up our lava hike at the last minute after another... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
cbadura
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Richmond, Virginia
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The picture on this is outdated. (As of Feb 2018) The lava is t flowing into the ocean anymore...be... read more

Reviewed February 9, 2018
anjnovotny
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New Ulm, Minnesota
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Active Lava Hawaiian Tours - Offers three extraordinary yet different ways to experience lava on Hawaii's Big Island. We offer an alternative lava hike for the times when the lava ceases to flow. This easy lava hike will take you through a maze of lava sculptures created by Kilauea's Volcano. See awesome displays of lava formations and the varies types of lava designs. This tour comes with panoramic views of the Pali as we hike along the ocean in Kalapana. Or we can lead you down into the worlds largest lava tube-Kazumura lava cave and experience the worlds longest & deepest lava cave; fun for all ages.Finally, get extreme and conquer the Pali on our extreme trek to see molten lava flow at your feet. This tour is meant for the strong at heart and it's recommended that you are physically fit and that you prepare in advance for this extreme trek.
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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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12-5403 Ala Lokelani, Kalapana, Island of Hawaii, HI 96778
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I can't say enough about Michelle for setting up our lava hike at the last minute after another tour group cancelled on us. She was prompt, efficient and went out of her way to make our tour come together! Matt, our tour guide, was great...More

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Michele L, Owner at Active Lava Hawaiian Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Aloha Awesome review, much Mahalos.. I'm certainly glad that everything worked out for you, we're so happy to be able to pull it together for you last minute. So excited that you had a great experience getting face-to-face with molten lava at Active Lava Hawaiian...More

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Reviewed February 9, 2018 via mobile

The picture on this is outdated. (As of Feb 2018) The lava is t flowing into the ocean anymore...be sure to do your research before booking tours.

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Michele L, Owner at Active Lava Hawaiian Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Aloha Definitely showing current photos of Kalapana lava field, the most active lava field in the world. Come get face-to-face with molten hot lava with Active Lava Hawaiian Tours... Mahalo Michele

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Reviewed February 8, 2018

My husband and I booked a tour with Active Lava Hawaiian tours in late January, 2018. The owner of the company, Michele, was our guide and we were extremely pleased with her knowledge, enthusiasm and professionalism. I was very apprehensive about the tour, concerned about...More

Thank debra-and-bruce
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Michele L, Owner at Active Lava Hawaiian Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Aloha Debra & Bruce Can you see the smile on my face :-) I cannot thank you enough for taking the time to write this review, your positive experience with Active Lava Hawaiian Tour is important to our success. We do our very best to...More

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Reviewed February 1, 2018

My wife and I visited in late January 2018. It was raining that day, but we were allowed to continue our tour. With the rain, we had a private tour with our tour guide. There was no lava entering the ocean, so no need for...More

Thank Auburnhuey
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Michele L, Owner at Active Lava Hawaiian Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Aloha Thank you for taking the time to write your . Great here about your experience with Active Lava Hawaiian Tours. There is nothing that compares to the face-to-face experience you get with molten hot lava! It definitely is a bucket-list experience and grateful that...More

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Reviewed January 5, 2018

Amazing tour with Active Lava Hawaiian Tours. We were do keen to see the lava we drove from Kona (around 2.5 hours each way but a lovely scenic drive) and met with Hans our instructor. Initially taken out with the van and then a short...More

4  Thank Bassem I
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Michele L, Owner at Active Lava Hawaiian Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Aloha Truly excited to hear that you had a great time with Hans and thank you for taking the time to write your review... As we get you face to face with molten lava, Active Lava Hawaiian Tours takes every measure to assure a safe,...More

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Reviewed December 7, 2017

We were interested in the geology, the plants, the history, and we even had questions about how the rangers do their job. He was able to answer them all and put on a cooking demonstration of beef jerky. There was a bike ride and a...More

1  Thank Clarissa S
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Michele L, Owner at Active Lava Hawaiian Tours, responded to this reviewResponded December 28, 2017

Aloha Clarissa Thank you for taking the time to write a review for Hans and Active Lava Hawaiian Tours. We certainly have exciting times in Kalapana Hawaii as the lava has been active and flowing down the Pali for 18 months. We are extremely fortunate...More

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Reviewed November 22, 2017 via mobile

This tour is worth every penny. Hans , our guide, was knowledgeable, courteous, careful and fun. The van and bike rides save a lot of time to focus on lava viewing. Hans know the best places to go to see lava up close, and teaches...More

Thank Katy B
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Michele L, Owner at Active Lava Hawaiian Tours, responded to this reviewResponded December 28, 2017

Aloha Katy Such a well thought-out review you gave Active Lava Hawaiian Tours, I appreciate the detail. I always take time to share these reviews with Hans and he Prides himself on doing an excellent job on the lava field. Much Mahalo's Michele

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Reviewed November 15, 2017

If I could give this experience more than five stars, I would. I was in Hawaii celebrating my 60th birthday and recovery from a total knee replacement - I did the hike with my husband and sister in-law. Hans was our guide and he could...More

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Michele L, Owner at Active Lava Hawaiian Tours, responded to this reviewResponded December 28, 2017

Aloha Liz Thank you for taking time to post a review for Active Lava Hawaiian Tours. I always enjoy reading customer's response to our Hawaii Lava Tour. As well your mention of guide Hans goes a long way.. Much Mahalo's Michele

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Reviewed November 1, 2017

Active Lava Tours was an amazing experience! Hans was our guide and knew exactly where to go and made sure it was safe. He also shared information about the lava flows and the history which was interesting. It was one of the coolest things I...More

Thank Jenn P
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Michele L, Owner at Active Lava Hawaiian Tours, responded to this reviewResponded November 8, 2017

Aloha Jenn Thank you for your Trip Advisor review. It's awesome to hear that the lava experience we offer is a highlight to your trip.. Further, thank you for rating Hans with five star service, he loves his job and enjoys sharing his lava knowledge.....More

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Reviewed October 31, 2017

Recently went there and ended up having the owner Michelle as our guide, and although it was just my girlfriend and I, she didn't cancel as others have been known to. Wore durable shorts and mountain hiking boots. Left on time in the van, arrived...More

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Michele L, Owner at Active Lava Hawaiian Tours, responded to this reviewResponded November 8, 2017

Aloha Thank you! Can you see the smile on my face right now :) your review, outstanding... As your guide, I always enjoy getting face to face with lava, the challenge of guiding a group out, the search for lava, and imparting such a quality...More

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dawnmw74
February 10, 2017|
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Response from Michele L | Property representative |
I want to say yes but it really depends on that individuals ability to overcome physical challenges. I've personally witnessed individuals come back feeling so empowered by what they just accomplished physically.
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