On this full-day private tour from Kona , explore the hidden treasures of Puna and see the amazing volcanoes at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. This exclusive experience will provide you with in-depth knowledge of the Big Island’s active volcanoes, pristine beaches, tropical flora and fauna, and fascinating culture. Enjoy a delicious Hawaiian barbecue lunch at a private macadamia nut farm and interact with local farmers. This trip offers an unforgettable opportunity to experience the diverse landscape and culture of the Big Island.
- Breakfast included
- Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
- Lunch included
- Private guide for a more personalized experience
Start your private tour by being picked up by your friendly, knowledgeable guide from either Kona or Hilo. From Kona, your tour will begin with a drive across Saddle Road, which splits the Big Island between the majestic Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea volcanoes. Make a stop along the way for a light continental breakfast (included). From Hilo, this drive is reduced but just as scenic.
Drive across solidified black lava flow in a private SUV or van to the Puna District, home to Kilauea, the most active volcano in the world! Visit the former village of Kalapana, which was destroyed by a volcanic eruption, and hear first-hand stories from residents who witnessed the destruction. Walk across the hardened lava that entombed Kalapana and see the new black-sand beach of Kaimu. Next, travel to a private macadamia nut and honey farm and feast on a savory Hawaiian barbecue lunch (included). Chat with farmers and learn what it’s like to operate a macadamia nut farm that sits on an active volcano.
After lunch, head to Lava Tree State Park and walk through thickets of bamboo and orchids. Arrive at a group of lava trees created in 1790 when the rainforest was submerged in lava. The lava hardened around the trees, which burned away, creating molds of lava. Your guide will then take you to a pristine coastal lagoon teeming with tropical fish and the occasional green sea turtle.
In the late afternoon, you’ll go to Hawaiian Volcanoes National Park. The landscape of the park is stunning, with dozens of craters, steam vents and hardened lava. Your private guide will lead you through the park, visiting the Thurston Lava Tube, the Jaggar Museum and Devastation Trail. Hear the hissing of gases at the steam vents and see the fiery lake of lava at the Halema'uma'u Crater Vent. You'll get a comprehensive view of the park and receive expert commentary from your guide.
Secrets of Puna Tour
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Departure Point:Select Kona and Hilo hotels
- Customizable; desired time can be selected
Return Details:Returns to original departure point
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Secrets of Puna
- Private tour
- Continental breakfast
- Hawaiian-style barbecue lunch
- National park fees
- Walking sticks
- Hotel pickup and drop-off (select hotels only)
- Gratuities (optional)
- Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
- Red molten may not be seen. Volcanic activity changes constantly and cannot be guaranteed.
- Comfortable and sturdy walking shoes are highly recommended
- Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair
- A minimum of 4 people per booking is required
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