There’s not a better place in Hawaii to witness and understand the awesome nature of volcanoes on our Daylight Volcano Adventure.
Learn first-hand the power Kilauea Volcano inside the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. This small group guided full-day adventure takes you to a black sand beach, coffee farm, rain forest, lava flows, a walk through lava tube and to unique stops in the park unfamiliar to most visitors while ending your day at Rainbow Falls.
Explore the Night Volcano Tour Highlights Include:
- Begin your adventure as you sample some of the best coffee brews on the Big Island. Enjoy a brief tour of Kona Coffee that reveals each stage of coffee production
- Your journey travels south on the slopes of Hualalai and Mauna Loa volcanoes. You’ll view several historical lava flows and will enjoy a fabulous lunch at Punalu’u Bake Shop & Visitor Center.
- Stroll across the picturesque Punalu’u black sand beach and search for sea turtles.
- Adventure to the summit of Kilauea inside Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Your tour guide is certified ranger trained who will lead you to “must see” Big Island volcano sites in the park fully narrating the flora, fauna, geology, and cultural awareness with myth and legend stories that tie in the history of the past eruptions. While in the park, expect to see the summit caldera, steam vents, rainforest, lava tube and cinder fields.
- Your final stop is north of downtown Hilo in Wailuku River State Park. Witness Rainbow Falls, this waterfall derives its name from the fact that on sunny days with the right angle of the sun, rainbows can be seen in the mist thrown up by the waterfall.
This is a morning to evening tour with pick up beginning around 7:00 am to 8:30 am. Round trip transportation provided from major hotels in Kohala, Waikoloa and Kona. Tour time is approximately 11-hours round trip.
Lunch is provided at Kilauea Lodge Restaurant including assorted juices, snacks and bottled water during the tour. Meal locations subject to change without prior notice due to unforeseen circumstances.
Walking Sticks, Light Rain Jackets, Flashlights, Umbrellas and Rain Ponchos.
- Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative booking date or full refund.
- All tours run rain or shine. The viewing of molten lava and volcanic activity may not be seen and cannot be guaranteed on any tour.
- What to Bring: Sunscreen, sunglasses, a hat, camera, and a sweater or jacket for after sunset.
- What to wear: Weather at the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park can range from 50 to 75 degrees Fahrenheit. Saddle Road temperatures can get even reach 40 degrees Fahrenheit. Essential Hawaii Tours recommends wearing comfortable footwear (closed-toe), a hat and sunglasses, and shorts or long pants. Most guests wear a light jacket or bring long pants to change into after sunset.
- You should be able to walk on uneven paths or on rocky terrain. Light to moderate hiking should be expected.
- Will we see molten lava on the Big Island Volcano tour? Everyday is a different Big Island volcano day in the park as conditions change daily. We’ll attune your experience to get the most out of the current eruption of Kilauea.
- How much hiking is involved? There will be a few short hikes with the longest hike being no longer than 20-minutes long during this adventure. You should be able to walk on uneven paths or on rocky terrain. Light to moderate hiking should be expected with the longest trek no more than 20-minutes.
- What happens if it rains? It’s very possible that we will encounter rain during our tour, especially in our rainforest areas. If it rains, we provide light rain jackets, throw away ponchos and umbrellas for your use.
- What if I have dietary restrictions? Most special dietary needs and restrictions can be accommodated with 24-hour advance notice.
Suggested Retail Pricing
Adult: $179.00 +tax
Child: $169.00 +tax
Daylight Volcano Adventure Route