Oahu to Big Island - Helicopter & Volcano Adventure
Volcanic eruptions in 2018 drastically changed the landscape of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, and for the time being, the Visitor Center, steam vents and parts of Chain of Craters Road are the only areas that have reopened.
Fly away on an adventure of land and air to see Hawaii’s Big Island Volcano sights on this one-day island hopping tour from Oahu. Start the day by being picked up from a Waikiki area hotel close to you and whisked away to Honolulu Airport to catch the flight to Hilo. Once you arrive in Hilo, you'll head off for the ground portion of the tour before coming back to Hilo and joining Blue Hawaiian Helicopters for a 2:00 pm or 2:30 pm Circle of Fire flight. This helicopter tour flies over the most recent volcanic activity and cascading waterfalls. Please note that there have been remarkable transformations of Kilauea after the June 2018 eruption.
- Visit Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
- Volcano House for breakfast buffet (breakfast not included in tour price)
- Halema'uma'u Crater - viewed from Volcano House
- Kilauea Visitors Center - educational exhibits and park information
- Steam vents - where ground water seeps into volcanic rock
- Kilauea Iki Overlook - the smaller pit crater next to main Kilauea caldera
- Chain of Craters Road - enjoy the scenic drive and keep a look out for
the sections that were covered by lava during the 2018 Kilauea eruption
- Devastation Trail - stroll down a paved path to see evidence of the 1959 Kilauea eruption
- Kealakomo Overlook - view lava fields that covered this ancient village
- Mauna Loa Macadamia Visitor Center
- Helicopter Tour - usually Blue Hawaiian
- 45-minute tour with aerial views of the recent transformation of Kilauea, cascading waterfalls and the largest rainforest in the United States
- Rainbow Falls, an 80-foot cascade
- Drive through Hilo town
- Drive by King Kamehameha Statue and Shinmachi Tsunami Museum
- Banyan Drive - scenic road with views of lush vegetation, known as the "Hilo Walk of Fame"
- Queen Liliuokalani Gardens
- Richardson's Black Sand Beach
Please note: Volcanic activity changes hourly and the viewing of lava is not guaranteed due to external factors outside our control. Tour stops and sights are subject to change due to weather and
eruption conditions at the time of your visit. As the park reopens more
areas after the 2018 eruption, some places may be
substituted for more stops in the park.