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Hawaii Forest & Trail - Twilight Volcano Adventure

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This tour takes you through the Big Island’s incredible range of climate zones and ecosystems before experiencing the phenomenon that makes it all possible – an erupting volcano.

Kona/Waikoloa departure: Your adventure begins as we travel between two of the world's largest mountains, Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa. The region between these volcanoes is locally known as the Saddle and is home to some of the rarest plants and animals in the world. We’ll make a brief stop for lunch at Mauna Kea State Park and then continue towards Hilo. Before our final descent into the rainiest city in the United States, we will stop to explore Kaumana Cave. This lava tube once carried molten rock from Mauna Loa's upper rift zones down to the ocean.

Hilo departure: Start your afternoon with a stop at world-famous Rainbow Falls. Next, we’ll drive to a remote location where you’ll have an exclusive opportunity to descend into the depths of a private lava tube and experience first hand how lava once traveled underground through this massive cave system.

We’ll then make our ascent to the summit of Kilauea inside Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Your tour guide will lead you through the must-see spots and hidden gems of this World Heritage Site and International Biosphere Preserve. Conditions change daily, so we tailor your experience to the current eruptive events. The summit caldera, cinder fields, steam vents and native rainforests are all on our must-see list.

After a hot dinner made of locally sourced ingredients we’ll visit Jagger Museum overlooking Halemaumau Crater which contains a hidden lake of lava that lights up the sky after dark.

Tour Highlights:

  • Visit the top attractions in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
  • See volcanic craters, lava fields, cinder cones, steam vents and native rainforests
  • Experience the red glow of the lava lake deep inside Halemaumau Crater
  • Expert narration by your tour guide

Tour Inclusions:

  • Deli-style lunch with assorted soft drinks, juices and bottled water (for tours departing from Kona only)
  • Picnic dinner, snacks, assorted beverages, bottled water and hot cocoa
  • National park entrance fee included
  • Walking sticks, spotting scope, flashlights, day packs, warm wear and rain ponchos are provided
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Special Instructions
Where and When:
From Kona: Departs between 10:00 am and 11:00 am from Hawaii Forest & Trail Kona Headquarters, located at 73-5593 A Olowalu St., Kailua-Kona, HI 96740 View Map
Returns at approximately 10:00 pm to 11:00 pm.

From Waikoloa: Departs between 10:30 am and 11:30 am from Queen's Marketplace, located at 69-201 Waikoloa Beach Drive, Waikoloa Village, HI 96738 View Map
Returns at approximately 9:30 pm to 10:30 pm.

From Hilo: Departs between 1:00 pm and 2:00 pm from Hawaii Forest & Trail Hilo Headquarters, located at 224 Kamehameha Avenue, Hilo, HI 96720 View Map
Returns at approximately 9:00 pm to 10:00 pm.

Hike is rated easy to moderate (short walks varying in length from .5 mile to 1 mile). Participants should be able to hike on uneven or rocky terrain.
Children must be at least 8 years old to participate.
We sometimes encounter cool, wet or muddy conditions.
Viewing of molten lava on this tour is not guaranteed.
Special Notes:
Due to the dynamic nature of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and Kilauea Volcano, active lava viewing conditions can change daily or even hourly.
Operation Days:
Hilo option is not always available.
From Kona: approx. 12 hours roundtrip
From Waikoloa: approx. 11 hours roundtrip
From Hilo: approx. 8 hours roundtrip
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Walking sticks, flashlights, day packs, warm wear and rain ponchos are provided.
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