Top Ways to See Volcanoes National Park

Top Ways to See Volcanoes National Park

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The island of Hawaii is home to one of the most active volcanoes in the world — Kilauea was erupting from 1983 until fall 2018 and has formed dynamic landscapes that are accessible to visitors. Some of the most popular attractions at the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park are the lava tubes and the craters. Get close to the action and book a tour to explore this incredible force of nature.

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Elite Volcano Hiking Tour - Explore Kilauea’s Most Recent Eruption & Lava Flows

Departs: Kailua-Kona hotels
Price: Starting at $309

Embark on a journey through the historic lava flows at Volcanoes National Park. Hike through lava tubes, explore steam vents, and experience the beauty of Kilauea Iki Crater with expert guides. Enjoy a mid-day picnic lunch to keep your adventurous energy, and end the day with dinner at Lava Rock Cafe.

Big Island Kilauea Volcano Hiking Tour with Experienced Guides

Check in: Kilauea Visitor Center
Price: Starting at $104

Don’t miss the best of Volcanoes National Park on this 8-mile trail hike that takes you through the Big Island’s most famous landmarks. Guided by a local expert, this small group tour will explore the Thurston Lava Tube and Kilauea Crater and includes a hearty breakfast and picnic lunch with a view.

Akaka Falls Volcano & Zipline

Departs: Volcanoes National Park

Seven ziplines, including one that soars above a 250-foot waterfall, kick off this tour. Added to the mix, a swim under that very same waterfall before departing for Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park to check out Steam Vents, Halemaumau and Kilauea Iki Craters.

Evening Volcano Explorer

Departs: Waikoloa and Kohala hotels
Price: $269
Hike across previous lava flows and witness the extensive destruction of molten lava on the town of Kalapana and Kaimu Bay. Visit areas within Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park and, when the sun goes down, see the glow of Halema’uma’u Crater when lava is flowing.

Full-Day Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Tour with Black Sand Beach & Coffee Farm

Departs: Waikoloa and Kohala hotels
Price: $261
Witness the beauty of a land transformed on this luxury Volcano Tour. Explore the top attractions of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, sample Kona coffee & visit a black sand beach. Enjoy the Big Island’s most comprehensive and intimate volcano tour.

Volcano Circle of Fire Helicopter Flight

Departs: Hilo
Price: $369
Join Blue Hawaiian Helicopters on a 50 minute flight showcasing Kilauea, the world’s most active volcano! Fly high above tropical rainforests, black-sand beaches and lava flows both new and old. Witness current volcanic activity from a safe distance.

Private VIP Tour & Volcanoes National Park After Dark

Departs: Hilo
The romance of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park comes alive at night with this private tour. Some sights sen along the way: Kilauea Caldera, Steam Vents, Kilauea Iki Overlook, Holei Sea Arch, Thurston Lava Tube and Halema’uamu’a Crater.

Volcano Unveiled Tour to the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park & Golden Lava Cave

Departs: Kona, Waikoloa and Keeau
Price: Starting at $236
Join the experts at Hawaii Forest & Trail on a full-day volcano tour to the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, and visit the Kilauea Caldera after dark to see an active lava glow at night. Experience one of the most unique Hawaii sights while you can.

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