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Native Hawaiian Lava

Kapaahu, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI
+1 808-345-5607
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Absolutely amazing- suggest the bike/hike option for surface flow viewing is there are active surface flows

here was review I wrote for our hotel- VNP/Hilo side prior to Fairmont: If you are staying at the... read more

Reviewed March 18, 2018
CAtravelerCA
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CA
Breakout and Lava Flows are Constantly changing in Feb '18 Start in Pahoa/Kalpana not inside the Park

More than half the time the Lava will form tubes and the Red Molten Lava is not visible usually... read more

Reviewed February 12, 2018
derrick w
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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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meeting point " uncle awe bar ". lava walking day and night. extreme or regular tours.
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Kapaahu, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI
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Reviewed March 18, 2018

here was review I wrote for our hotel- VNP/Hilo side prior to Fairmont: If you are staying at the Fairmont and our planning a day trip it is definitely doable but I am very thankful that we had lodging near the VNP and 2 nights...More

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Reviewed February 12, 2018

More than half the time the Lava will form tubes and the Red Molten Lava is not visible usually until it gets to the Ocean. During these times if you want to see the red running molten lava at night there are boat tours that...More

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Reviewed January 3, 2018

We walked to the active volcano mountain which for all us us in once in a lifetime experience. The walk both ways plus time spent at the lave coming towards you took about 5 hours but oh boy it is worth it! Make sure you...More

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Reviewed November 13, 2017

I drove about an hour to get to this one before driving to Kona--loved Kona, it's like a little French Riviera. Anyway, you literally drive to the end of the highway and to a dirt road, park the car and jump on a bicycle for...More

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Reviewed November 6, 2017

Stopped here at night on part of a tour. It was awsome watching the lava bubble and explode. got some great photos

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Reviewed September 24, 2017

When we went past the lava flow in our ship the flow was not at its best but even so it was just wonderful and well worth the visit. If you haven't seen a lava flow in the flesh then this is for you.

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Reviewed July 5, 2017 via mobile

Only people who have seen molten lava will have this etched on their memories forever. Hot, the heat is incredible and the colour; there is no colour like it, orange then whites and red and black, just WOW. The noise of Lava as well was...More

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Reviewed May 17, 2017

We took a boat charter at 4.00AM in the morning to see the lava flow from the ocean- highlight of our trip, it was absolutely amazing!!

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Reviewed May 8, 2017

Boy was my perception of lava wrong. So entranced to have Dreu, our driver of Wasabi tours, explain Hawaii's volcanos, show us the different types of volcanos and lava. Drove and stopped in several lava fields, to see close up and photo opportunities, of course....More

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Reviewed April 16, 2017

If you do nothing else in Hawaii - do this. I have no words that can adequately describe the power, heat, explosions of steam, red-hot lava straight from a National Geographic documentary. We rented bikes at the end of the road and rode them to...More

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Jessica B
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Response from 391kls | Reviewed this property |
The bike rentals are open as long as the park is open. You need to look up the hours of the Hawaii Volcanos National Park. Once you have those the bicycle rentals will be there 'cause it's big biz for them. It's a 4.5 mile... More
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