On this explosive volcano adventure. Travel to the Volcanoes National Park which may posses the most fiery personality of any other national park. Beware of Kilauea the world’s most active volcano Coast along the Chain of Craters Road and view the landscape molded by previous volcanoes. Deep craters, burning lava flows, lush tropical rainforests, mountains and coastal areas dot the scenery. Breathe in the steam of the nearby volcanic steam buffs of Kilauea Iki Caldera. Wander through the large Thurston Lava Tube, a cave that has been formed by prior lava flow. Glimpse into the fiery inner-workings of the earth as you hike next to actual lava flows. Finally take a breath of fresh air in the Akatsuka orchid nursery.
All passengers should provide their Full Name as per passport, Date of Birth & Gender details. Failing which passengers may not be allowed to take the tour & no refund will be given. Please enter the details in the "Special Request" section at the time of booking.
The tour begins at your hotel in Waikiki by mini-coach (55 seats) or minibus (25 seats) An English speaking driver cum guide will take you to the Honolulu Airport.
Then fly on Hawaiian Airlines to Hilo on the big Island of Hawaii.
Drive through Hilo, the home of the Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Company and visit the cascading Rainbow Falls.
Then travel to Volcanoes National Park and view Kilauea, the world’s most active volcano.
Coast along the Chain of Craters road and view the natural landscape that has been shaped by volcanoes, a 20-mile journey. You will see craters, lava flows, tropical rain forests, mountains, and coastal areas.
Next, hike close to actual active lava flows that are often visible in the park. If lava is flowing on the surface or if time permits. (Park rangers will advise if lava is visible and closest viewing area) The walk may be 10 – 45 minutes, one-way, depending on location of flow. Sturdy, covered walking shoes are recommended. Surface lava flow change direction with only a moments notice, so we cannot predict where it will flow at any given time.
Next view the Kilauea Iki Caldera and see the volcanic steam buffs. Along the 11-mile Crater Rim Drive that circles the Kilauea Iki Caldera.
Then walk through the Thurston Lava Tube where you can walk through the remnants of a once active volcano.
Then learn more about the types of lava and rock formations at the Jagger Volcano Museum. Visit the Volcano House Observatory.
Finally take in the fragrant aromas at the Akatsuka orchid and anthurium nursery in Hilo and if time permits, a possible visit to a Macadamia nut factory (seasonal).
The tour will conclude with you flying back to Oahu where we will pick you up from Honolulu Airport and then drop you at your hotel.
Daily except Sunday
Approx 15 hours
Start time: Approx. 04:30am
Duration: Approx 15 hours
Selective hotel in Wakiki.
(We would require your hotel details in order to arrange your pick up. If you do not have this information at the time of booking, please contact the local activity operator at least 48 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details)
The tour ends at the starting point or your hotel in the Waikiki Beach
Sturdy, covered walking shoes are recommended
Limited Availability - Reservations must be made at least two weeks before tour date
Passengers with asthma or other respiratory problems should not take this tour to avoid potential health problems from exposure to fumes. All passengers are required to sign a release of liability form
Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming departure details
All passengers should provide their Full Name as per passport, Date of Birth & Gender details. Failing which passengers may not be allowed to take the tour & no refund will be given.
Child 2 years old will travel adult's lap in vehicle
No name or date changes will be honored once booking is confirmed.
The Sheraton Waikiki Aloha Landing will be closed due to large group events on the following days in October 2014: 10, 11, 17, 18, 22 & 25. The closure will change the drop off location to the Outrigger Reef on Kalia Road .
See the Cancellation policy for this product