Exploring the Big Island’s Volcano
Of all of the must see sites in Hawaii, perhaps the most closely related to the history of Hawaii is Mt. Kilauea on the Big Island. As Hawaii’s only actively erupting volcano, Kilauea is an incredible site, and a must see during your trip. The beauty of the area and the long history of volcanic eruptions is front and center and the sites of the volcano are awe inspiring.
There are a number of sites to see and ways to explore the volcano, and getting up close and personal with the volcano is very easy, giving you easy access to the stunning beauty of the eruption sites. There is nothing more incredible than walking over lava, and seeing some of the newest land on Earth.
Here are some great ways to explore the Big Island Volcano, all available to you during your trip to the island.
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and Waterfall Explorer – Departing from Kona, this is one of the most common ways to see the volcano. This sightseeing expedition takes you to all of the top places to see inside Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and shows off the stunning beauty of the island. You will also get to see Rainbow Falls in Hilo, one of the most amazing waterfalls on the island.
Twilight Volcano Adventure – What better way to see the activity of the volcano than at night? The glow of the active lava flow is absolutely stunning and the volcano takes on a whole new life beneath the stars. You will really feel transported standing beneath a dark sky knowing you are at the most active volcano in the world.
Kilauea Lava Hike – Not known as an easy hike, this 4-5 mile trek takes you over extinct lava fields, to places where vehicles are unable to go. Literally the only way to see parts of the volcano are on foot, and this hike takes you on a search for red hot lava. A can’t miss!
Volcano Helicopter Tour – Circle the volcano and discover parts that are so remote and inaccessible, that flying is the only way to find them. From the air, you can see so much more of the amazing sites of Kilauea, and you may even see rivers of lava and activity that very few are able to see.
Don’t miss out on the only active volcano in Hawaii. Volcanoes date all the way back to the earliest days of the Hawaiian Islands. The activity, legends and history of the volcano are vital to Hawaii and the experience is one you will never forget.
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