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  • Location: Kona, Hawaii
  • Duration: 12 hours (approx.)
From USD $200.00

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Journey through Hawaii Island’s incredible range of ecosystems and climate zones before experiencing first-hand the phenomena that makes it all possible – an erupting volcano. This in-depth experience with a National Park certified interpretive guide will reveal the mysteries surrounding many of the park’s most impressive sites. This small-group tour is limited to 14 people to provide a more personalized experience.

Highlights

  • All entrance fees included
  • Lunch included
  • Dinner included
  • Led by a local guide
  • Small-group tour
Begin your 12-hour, small-group tour with a visit to see two of the world's largest volcanoes, Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa. The region is locally known as the Saddle, and it's also home to some of the rarest plants and animals in the world. After a brief stop for lunch at Mauna State Park, continue east towards Hilo to explore a lava tube. Here you'll turn on your provided flashlight and look around these spellbinding passages that once carried molten rock from Mauna Loa's upper rift zones to the ocean.

From there, head into Hawaii Volcanoes National Park via the Crater Rim Drive. The park, which is both a World Heritage Site and International Biosphere Preserve, is filled with must-see spots such as the active Kilauea. Throughout the afternoon, your guide leads your group on moderate 1.5-mile (2 km) hikes, with breaks in between, along mostly flat trails; if need be, you can use provided walking sticks in areas with uneven or muddy terrain. Since Pele (the fire goddess said to live here) is unpredictable, it’s not guaranteed that you get to see lava flowing firsthand on this hike, but your guide will do their best to take you to prime viewing spots if the conditions are safe.

When Kilauea isn't erupting, you actually get to walk the summit caldera, peer down steam vents, and marvel at the cinder fields. Such dramatic displays aren't the only natural wonders of the park. You'll also explore trails carved into a native rain forest before you head to a spot where you'll get to see active lava glowing at twilight.

Your Big Island volcano tour includes a delicious picnic style dinner.

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Kailua-Kona Resorts and Queen's Marketplace, Waikoloa Beach Resort
Departure Time:
Departs between 10am and 11am depending on the time of year booked. Please call the tour operator to reconfirm exact time after booking.
Duration:
12 hours (approx.)
Return Details:
Returns to original departure point approximately 12 hours after pickup

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10am Departure
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Departs at 10am; Oct 11 to Jan 12

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10:20am Departure
Code: TV2

Departs at 10:20am; Jan 13 to Feb 15 and Sep 14 to Oct 10

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Volcano National Park Small Group Twilight Tour

Volcano National Park Small Group Twilight Tour

Inclusions:
  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entrance fees
  • Walking sticks and flashlights
  • Rainwear and daypacks
  • Bottled Water
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Beverages
  • Hot cocoa and cookies
Exclusions:
  • Gratuities (optional)
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 5 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • This tour has a maximum of 12 passengers per van
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • Not recommended for child aged 7 and under
  • Guests should be prepared to walk short distances of 0.5 to 1.5 miles on uneven and rocky terrain
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Cancellation Policy

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: James D, November 2016

An amazing tour, where we were lucky enough to go on a long hike into the volcano. Our guide had an amazing knowledge of the nature around us. We did have a wet day, but it didn't ruin our day at all. The glow of the caldera against the low clouds was very Eerie! I'd definitely go again!

Reviewed by: Kiang Hong T, October 2016

Due to some schedule clashes, we had to make a last minute request to change our booking to another day. Lucky for us, Forest Trail was really accommodating and assisted us in arranging for a new date.

The volcano national park tour was really interesting and educational. Our tour guide Matthew also made sure we are well taken care of during the tour. Kudos to Forest Trail for making the tour an enjoyable one for us!