Kona: Kilauea Hike and Flow Tour1 Reviews
Explore Hawaii Island’s explosive side on foot. You will have the opportunity to hike the Kilauea lava flows which date back to 1881, up to the historic recent flows of 2018.
- Visit the 2018 eruption site
- Explore the Kaumana Caves
- Witness the current volcanic activity at the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
DescriptionYour tour will begin as you travel across Saddle Road between Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa, two of the tallest and largest volcanoes on earth. Your National Park Service certified guide will discuss the volcanology, geology, and history of these monstrous wonders, as well as providing in-depth narration on the various lava flows and flora and fauna that you’ll be passing by. You can then explore the Kaumana Caves, part of the lava tube system that brought lava 1.5 miles from Hilo-town in 1881. Afterwards, take a peek inside the dramatic cathedral-like space, before taking a quick drive through the quaint Hilo Town where you’ll drive along the historic waterfront before stopping at an adventure store to pick up supplies. Next up you will head to the Mackenzie State Recreation Area. The highway here was closed by the marching 40-foot-tall wall of crumbly lava as it continued to the sea. You can take a hike along the now-closed highway, and then follow the lava flow through the pine forest to the altered coastline and cliffs, overlooking the new black-sand beach. A picnic-style lunch will be served here amongst the pine trees, weather permitting. After lunch, you will travel to the crown jewel of Hawaii, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Here you will visit the Kilauea Visitor’s Center, the Kilauea Iki Crater Overlook, and the Steaming Bluffs. You will then hike out to the Keanakakoi Crater where you can walk over the most recent cracks and sinkholes left behind by the historic eruption of 2018. You can also enjoy the views of Kilauea Caldera from the famous Volcano House.
IncludesAll entrance fees Lunch
- Participants must wear closed-toe shoes for this tour
Easy cancellationCancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
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