Evening Volcano Explorer – Hilo

Tick the Hawaiian volcanoes off your bucket list with this exciting, guided exploration of the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.
Big Island, United States
7 hrs
Pick-Up & Drop-Off
Pick-Up & Drop-Off
Minimum Age
Minimum Age
All ages
Fitness Level
Fitness Level
Start & End Location
Start & End Location
What's Included

  • Get up to $20 cash back per person when you book with us
  • tour to the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, to discover the region's volcanic history
  • See the destructive power of mother nature at Kalapana & Kaimu Beach
  • Stop in at the Star of the Sea Painted Church, listed on the National Register of Historic Places
  • Marvel at the views from the Kilauea Iki Crater Overlook & Steaming Bluffs
  • Visit Kilauea Visitor’s Center & Volcano House
  • Enjoy dinner in Volcano Village, just outside the park
  • Transport on board an air-conditioned mini-coach with the services of a National Park Service certified guide
  • Convenient return transfers from selected Hilo accommodation
What to Expect

This is the original volcano lovers' tour to see the might of Mother Nature with the Big Island's impressive yet destructive volcanoes. After getting picked up from selected Hilo accommodation, take a drive through the quaint town and along the historic waterfront before heading out to the old fishing village of Kalapana.


Your National Park Service certified guide will discuss the volcanology, geology, and history of the Kilauea volcano and provide in-depth narration on the various lava flows and flora and fauna that you'll be passing by. 


Kalapana was destroyed by lava, as was the adjacent beach, KaimuHike out across the lava flow to the new black sand beach. You'll also stop by Star of the Sea Painted Church, which was moved by the community twice to save it from advancing lava flows in 1990. This decommissioned church is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places.


Next, travel to the crown jewel of Hawaii, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Visit the Kilauea Visitor's Center, the Kilauea Iki Crater Overlook, and Steaming Bluffs. Finally, stop in at the famous Volcano House for incredible views of Kilauea Caldera, and hike to the cracks and sinkholes in the paved roads left behind by the historic eruption of 2018.


Before returning to Hilo, you'll enjoy a filling dinner at one of the locals' favourite restaurants in Volcano Village, just outside the National Park. Then, depending on the current eruption status, your guide will take you back into the park after dinner to view the lava glow after dark (only when an eruption at the summit is happening.)


Where we Visit:

  • Hilo waterfront
  • Kalapana
  • Kaimu beach
  • Star of the Sea Painted Church
  • Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
  • Kilauea Visitor's Center
  • Kilauea Iki Crater Overlook
  • Steaming Bluffs
Frequently Asked Questions

Moderate air temperatures at sea level with cooler temperatures at higher elevations; occasional rain showers; strenuous hike across uneven and steep, rocky terrain including black lava rock; red lava cannot be guaranteed on this Big Island volcano tour.

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Comfortable hiking clothes (shorts are okay), light jacket or sweater, sunglasses and hat, and sturdy closed-toe hiking shoes are required (sandals and flip-flops or “slippahs” will not be accepted).

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Terms & Conditions:

  • For your security, at check-in, you are required to present the credit card that was used to pay for your booking and matching valid photo identification. The name listed on your credit card must be identical to the contact name listed on your booking
  • All guests must wear closed-toe shoes
  • All children under 7 are required to be in a car seat
  • Guests must call The Operator 48 hours prior to the tour to confirm pick up time & location
  • The Operator reserves the right to alter, modify or cancel a tour due to bad weather, unsafe conditions or at the request of governmental, park, & state agencies
  • The Operator assumes no responsibility for injuries, delays caused by breakdowns, accidents, adverse weather conditions and other conditions beyond their control
  • The Operator is not responsible for any loss or damage to property
  • Red lava cannot be guaranteed on this Big Island volcano tour

Cancellation Policy:

  • Guests must cancel the tour no less than 48 hours before tour departure for a full refund


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