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Big Island BIG Volcano Adventure from Kona: Small Group

  • Small-group or private tour for an intimate experience
  • Get insights into local geography and history from your guide
  • Hassle-free pickup and drop-off from your hotel
Big Island BIG Volcano Adventure from Kona: Small Group
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Immerse yourself in the diverse landscapes of the Big Island of Hawaii on this guided tour that takes you to the rainforests and waterfalls along Mauna Kea's Hamakua Coast and to the summit of the active volcano Kilauea in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Choose between a small-group tour limited to six people or a private tour exclusively for your party and get insights into the geology, history, and culture of the island. Finish your tour watching Kilauea's lava lake glowing after sunset.
What to Expect
Immerse yourself in the waterfalls and rainforests along the famous Hamakua Coast before exploring Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. This tour is an awesome way to experience the Big Island's diverse scenery while expanding your knowledge of Hawaii in a small-group setting.

After pickup from your hotel, embark on your journey to the lush rainforests that populate the east side of the island. Cruise along Highway 19 and pass though the town of Waimea, admiring vast cattle ranches that hold major significance in this part of the island's history.

From Waimea, travel along the eastern flank of Mauna Kea volcano, commonly known as the famous Hamakua Coast. Thousands of years of erosion have carved deep valleys and steep cliffs into the side of the mountain, producing some of the island's most striking imagery. Stop at Laupahoehoe for an outstanding visual example of the Pacific Ocean's powerful ability to carve rugged pinnacles into the coastline.

Continue along jungle roads to Akaka Falls, a stunning waterfall that plunges 442 feet (134 meters) into the Kolekole gulch below. Heading back from the falls, stop at Hilo Sharks in Honomu for some fresh local wraps. After lunch, head toward Hilo along some of the island's most scenic backroads. These roads wind along the Hamakua coast, through lush jungle gorges and past epic ocean vistas.

Cap your tour with a visit to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, and the summit of the Kilauea volcano. Gaze into Kilauea's vast summit caldera, relatively young at 500 years in age. Travel the east rift zone of Kilauea along Chain of Craters road, passing pit craters, scorched earth, steaming ground, and lava flows old and new. Enjoy plenty of time to look around and learn about what's happening both above and below the ground.

Buy dinner at Lava Rock Cafe in Volcano and reflect on the day while preparing for one of the tour's most memorable highlights. Head back to Kilauea's summit after the sun has set and witness the stunning glow from Kilauea's very active lava lake before a hassle-free ride back to your hotel.
Reviews (14)
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Your trip to the Big Island can't be complete without Scott and the Volcano Van! We booked one tour with the Volcano Van prior to arrived on the Big Island. After our first tour with Scott.. we booked two more! Scott is unbelievably knowledgeable about...More

Thank f00dpr0f
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Amazing full day adventure

Scott picked us up at our condo in the morning and he was the best tour guide ever. He is so friendly and a wealth of knowledge about The Big Island. He was very concerned whether everyone was enjoying the tour and was even willing...More

Thank msg411
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Big Island Volcano Tour

The Big Island is all about volcanoes and Volcano Van is the company with the expertise needed to make sure you don't miss a thing. Scott is reliable, knowledgeable and highly entertaining. Our recent tour began on the Kona side and included stops through many...More

Thank dizz1212
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Great Small Personalized Tour

Scott did a great job on our tour! It was just my wife and I. He took us to some great spots and always had a lot of great information to share about each place. He knows his volcano history like the back of his...More

Reviewed 10 August 2018
How about "Scott's Awesome Big Island Big Volcano Adventure"?

Awesome tour we had of the island. Scott was great- super nice, entertaining and, of course, knowledgeable! Can you say pyrocumulus? We had a blast on this tour- even though we didn't get to "poke it with a stick" since all the lava viewing locations...More

Thank staceyp87
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