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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park: Private Discovery Tour

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Embark on an unforgettable private tour that will take you into the heart of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Experience some of the most unique geological, biological and cultural landscapes on earth!

Highlights

  • Allow the gorgeous scenery at Punalu‘u black sand beach to take your breath away
  • Witness the spectacular volcanic eruption in Halema‘uma‘u Crater and its glow
  • Explore the beautiful Chain of Craters Road in its entirety from top to bottom
  • Experience a massive 600-foot long lava tube that is over 20 feet tall in places
  • Sit, relax, and enjoy a locally sourced Hawaiian dinner at a local restaurant

Description

Set off on a full-day customizable adventure tour with hotel pickup. Meet your private guide and drive along the beautiful Kona coast to stop first at the famous Punalu‘u Bakery. See Punalu‘u Black Sand Beach before entering one of the most unique geological, biological and cultural landscapes on earth, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Enjoy a picnic lunch and a 3-course dinner. Following hotel pickup, travel south along the Kona coast and take in breathtaking views of lush vegetation and pristine coastline. Listen to your guide describe the cultural history of the area as well as the local flora and fauna. Arrive at the southernmost bakery in the United States. Punalu‘u Bakery is world-renown for its sweet bread, malasadas (Portuguese fried dough), and other delicious treats. Enjoy a complimentary coffee or tea and choose a malasada before heading on to explore the most beautiful black sand beach on the island, Punalu‘u. Enjoy the relaxing feeling of black sand under your toes while listening to the wind move through the palms and across the water. Your guide will keep a lookout for green sea turtles and endangered hawksbill sea turtles that frequent the beach. The iconic Hawaii Volcanoes National Park encompasses the summit of 2 of the world’s most active volcanoes and extends from sea level up to the summit of Mauna Loa at 13,677 feet. You’ll spend the majority of your tour in the park taking in all the natural wonders. Explore the main attractions in the park including the Thurston Lava Tube, Chain of Craters Road, Pu‘u Loa Petroglyph field, as well as many other lesser-known locations. Enjoy a guided 2 to 3-mile hike and marvel at the incredible views of the current eruption inside Halema‘uma‘u Crater during the day and “the glow” at night. If there is no active lava flowing at the time of your tour, you’ll also have the opportunity to stargaze with a state-of-the-art Vaonis Stellina telescope. For dinner: sit, relax, and enjoy a meal sourced with local ingredients and Hawaiian-infused cuisine at a local restaurant just outside Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Depart Volcano and head back to your place of lodging feeling happy, full, and filled with exciting new memories.

Includes

Hotel pickup and drop-off Admission into all venues and parks Guided tour with educational materials and commentary Photo package of 20-25 professional edited photos Coffee, tea, and malasadas at Punalu‘u Bakery Picnic-style lunch Snacks Sit-down dinner Patagonia rain jacket and Nano puff Nikon ProStaff binoculars Headlamps

Important Information

  • You will be contacted our guides to discuss options available for your tour. This experience is totally customizable
  • Tours can be adapted to accommodate all ages and abilities.
  • Assuming there are no modifications for this tour, guests should be able to walk at least 1-2 miles with some stairs.
  • Guests must be able to walk on uneven or rocky terrain and be ready to encounter cool, wet, or muddy conditions.
  • Tour activities are weather dependent

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Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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