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Ahiu Hawaii

Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-2310
+1 808-769-9453
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Terrible experience on Ahiu Hawaii Lava Adventure

It’s a terrible experience on Ahiu Hawaii Lave Adventure. We booked Lava Adventure on Friday... read more

Reviewed 5 May 2018
Ho A
via mobile
Worth the trek to see lava up close!

We found Ahiu Hawaii on TripAdvisor and after reading the reviews, booked the Guided Lava Tour. We... read more

Reviewed 21 March 2018
BobbyD6363
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San Diego, California
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Come & see lava up close & personal with experienced hawaii volcanologist! Aloha! Mahalo for choosing ‘ahiu hawaii for your real lava adventure!! We have two different tour times. One at 9:00am and the other at 4:00pm. The price is $137 per person, which we provide a backpack, snacks, water, headlamps, backup headlamps, gloves and also a stick to walk with but also to interact with the lava! We hope you care about your safety. Cause your safety is our #1 priority! Our tour groups are small which we never book no more than 10people per tour guide for safety and personalism. Plus all of our guides know what's going on about the lava and will safely get you there! The hike distance to the lava changes from day to day.
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  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
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Hours Today: 3:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-2310
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Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

It’s a terrible experience on Ahiu Hawaii Lave Adventure. We booked Lava Adventure on Friday, April 6 2018. Before we went there, we mailed to Ahiu team to confirm the booking but got no response. After we arrive big island on Thursday, April 5, the...More

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Reviewed 21 March 2018

We found Ahiu Hawaii on TripAdvisor and after reading the reviews, booked the Guided Lava Tour. We met our Guide – Matt. Matt was awesome and funny. Matt gave us a backpack, sandwich, four bottles of water and a Gatorade. Matt drove us out to...More

1  Thank BobbyD6363
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Reviewed 15 January 2018

Our guide, Matt, was excellent. He took us right to the lava and allowed us to stay as long as we wanted. There were only 5 on our tour. Unfortunately, one of the hikers was not able to navigate the terrain and slowed us down...More

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Reviewed 12 January 2018

Took the hike to lava fields. Guides were excellent and took us to flowing lava - really amazing experience. Seemed like this group has a good process for determining where lava is flowing that day. Definitely worth it. Would recommend afternoon hike (since more likely...More

1  Thank craigdgriffith
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Reviewed 12 December 2017

We ended up having to cancel a tour that we had purchased because I had a recent surgery. Some reviews stated that they had trouble communicating with this group but my experience was the opposite. I had left a phone message asking about tour options...More

2  Thank GuestKitty
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Reviewed 29 November 2017

Summary: Would I recommend those considering a lava tour to use a tour company (vs going out on your own)? ABSOLUTELY YES - IMO it's worth paying for a guide. It's a massive area of black rocks and if you're aiming to see the red...More

2  Thank HopAroundTheWorld
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Reviewed 11 October 2017

This would be a one star review except for the fact that the actual tour experience was so extraordinary. The guided tour to actively flowing lava was amazing. My wife and I had a very good guide. Unfortunately we had a horrendous business experience with...More

2  Thank business393
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AhiuHawaii, Manager at Ahiu Hawaii, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2017

Aloha! We apologize for the mix up regarding your lava adventure. We always try to encourage everyone to do the 2pm tour because lava is beautiful to see at that time. The reason for the multiple messages is due to the time of your adventure....More

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Reviewed 20 September 2017

We picked a misty morning so our view of the lava flow wasn't what we were hoping for but the cooler air and the occasional showers were a welcome for the ride. The backpack with water and granola they provided was a very welcomed component!

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Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Wow. Truly an experience I will never forget. Our guide took us right up to the lava - we poked a stick at, saw the red molten river, and experienced the intense heat. It's not easy - my wife and I traveled with out 10...More

Thank Anand K
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Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

Great afternoon with our tour guide Christopher who, along with the rest of the team took great care of us making sure we saw some really cool lava flows and narrated the trip well. Would highly recommend, there were a lot of people trying to...More

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Dhaval D
24 April 2017|
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Response from AhiuHawaii | Property representative |
Aloha Mr. Dhaval...we apologize that you did not receive the refund yet. Banks do not do Refunds over the weekends. But you should be seeing it before tomorrow as we promised. We also apologize for cancelling your lava... More
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