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Kilauea Summit to Shore from Hilo: Small Group

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    What to Expect
    Discover Hawaii's most breathtaking natural sights on a small-group van tour that's brimming with towering volcanoes, lush rain forests, and magnificent coastlines. Experience the islands' many micro-climates and environments during a tour that exposes you to a little bit of everything.

    After convenient pickup from your hotel, we'll travel just outside of town to glance inside a once-scorching conduit of molten rock from the Mauna Loa Volcano as your guide enlightens you to the significance of lava tubes to Hawaii's creation. After a quick trip into the nearby Kaumana Caves, check out Waianuenue, also known as Rainbow Falls. This stunning 80-foot (24-m) drop has beckoned generations of visitors to Hilo.

    After lunch at Hilo Sharks Coffee, visit the village of Pahoa and drive along the famous Red Road, which follows the Puna Coast on the southeast flank of Kilauea volcano. This beautiful stretch of paradise showcases some of the island's youngest and most scenic coastline. Lush rain forests give way to black cliffs, rocky coastlines, and crashing waves. Your journey along this road ends at Kalapana, a town that was mostly buried by lava in 1990.

    Next up is Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, and the summit of Kilauea volcano. Gaze into Kilauea's vast summit caldera, formed 500 years ago. The drive takes you past pit craters, scorched earth, steaming ground, and lava flows old and new. Enjoy plenty of opportunity to stop, look around, and learn about what's going on both above and beneath the ground.

    Purchase dinner at the Lava Rock Cafe in Volcano before traveling back to Kilauea's summit. Here, after the sun has set, witness the stunning glow from the volcano's active lava lake, making for a powerful and serene end your tour.
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    Departure Point
    All Hotels, Rentals, Vacation Rentals, Bed and Breakfasts, and Airports across the island.
    Departure Time
    9:00 AM
    • Hotel/Airport pickup and drop-off
    • Bottled water
    • Snacks
    • Picnic lunch
    • Transport by private vehicle
    • Dinner (Not included in price, but we do take you to a restaurant to purchase dinner for yourselves if requested) (Available for Self Purchase)
    • Dinner (Guests are taken to a restaurant of their choice to purchase dinner for themselves)
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately. Conditions subject to change.
    • Please bring along close-toed shoes.
    • A maximum of 6 people per booking.
    • A minimum of 2 people per shared and 1 per exclusive is required.
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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