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Lavaland Hawaii

262 Kamehameha Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-2836
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Awesome forces, and a fantastic guide

I had initially thought I could go on my own, until I read a review of Lavaland and changed my... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
FamilyOE
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New Zealander
Met all expectations!

Took the hike to the lava flow with a Lavaland guide, and it was unbelievable! The hike itself is... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
ltbeach2017
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Tucson, Arizona
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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Tours, Rainforest Tours, Lava Hikes, Birding Tours in the most beautiful places on the Big Island of Hawaii.
  • Excellent96%
  • Very good2%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“cruise ship” (55 reviews)
“national park” (87 reviews)
“lava flow” (50 reviews)
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262 Kamehameha Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-2836
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had initially thought I could go on my own, until I read a review of Lavaland and changed my mind. I am so glad I didn't attempt it solo. Hank knew the best route to take, had excellent gear for us all, and was...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took the hike to the lava flow with a Lavaland guide, and it was unbelievable! The hike itself is an adventure, but seeing, and feeling, the lava flow up close was surreal. Wear shorts, regardless of the weather. Yes, sturdy shoes are needed- you will...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you want to see lava up close and almost personal, this is the tour for you! We took a private tour. WOW. The memories and phones we took are incredible. The guide was very prepared and knowledgeable. If fact he lives on the lava...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Been there in February 2018. We booked our trip online and got confirmation and payment details via e-mail. Payment is due at time of booking. On the day of the hike we got e-mail info about weather and conditions and where to meet our guide...More

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Reviewed March 17, 2018

Hank is a superb guide with Lavaland Hawaii, leading our small group toward the lava breakouts of Puʻu ʻŌʻō's rift zone on a recent late afternoon hike. It ended with stunning nighttime views of the slow-moving flows, and with our well equipped and safe return...More

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Reviewed March 6, 2018 via mobile

This is a must if you visit the big island. This was our first time here and my husband wanted to see lava. So I did a search looking for the best place to find and view it. I researched Lavaland and it got terrific...More

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Reviewed March 2, 2018 via mobile

Hank was our guide. He was patient and amazing in every way! We met him and he drive us down to the bikes. We rode the bikes a short distance and then began our hike. It was mesmerizing and breathtaking!

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Reviewed February 27, 2018

I'll keep this simple and brief - 1. Hank is a great guide. He's essential in guiding you back in pitch black darkness. 2. Bathroom at the beginning - but no options until you return (about 4 hours) 3. MUST wear good shoes. 4. We...More

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Reviewed February 10, 2018

Our party of 6 had contracted Lavaland Hawaii to show us the sights on the Big Island, Hawaii. It was a small, intimate, tour group: our 6, plus a couple from Quebec. Our guide for the day was Vince. He made the tour such a...More

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Reviewed February 9, 2018

Hank from Lavaland did an amazing job finding active Lava flows! I highly recommend joining a Tour with Lavaland. Without an expert like Hank we would not have been able to find active Lava flows on Big Island. Mahalo Hank!

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luvtovaca111
May 8, 2017|
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Response from Henry P | Property representative |
Aloha and thanks for your question! We offer several different tours which each have different pick up locations, however we do not do pick ups on the Kona side of the island. Our popular lava tours do not include... More
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chris h
April 28, 2017|
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Response from oahusquid x | Reviewed this property |
Unless you're out of shape, it should be easy. Just be careful, as you will be riding on loose rocks.
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BThurston13
July 13, 2016|
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Response from Henry P | Property representative |
Aloha, and big mahalos to all of our former guests who have answered! We offer several different tours and you can see detailed information about each one, including available pick up locations, on our website. We offer pick... More
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