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Kilauea Summit to Shore from Kona: Small Group - with unbiased reviews

Kilauea Summit to Shore from Kona: Small Group

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    The Volcano Van Private Tours
    Stop: 9 hours -
    Discover Hawaii's most breathtaking natural sights on a small-group van tour that's brimming with towering volcanoes, lush rainforests, and magnificent coastlines. Experience the islands' many microclimates and environments during a tour that exposes you to a little bit of everything. After convenient pickup from your hotel, travel to the lush rainforests found in great abundance on the island's east side. Make your way to Hilo via Saddle Road, reaching an elevation of almost 6,800 feet (2,072 m). Along the way, pass through many of the microclimates that make the Big Island among the most exceptional places in the world. As you approach Hilo, 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.
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Important Information
9–11 hours
  • Hotel/Airport pickup and drop-off
  • Bottled water
  • Snacks
  • Picnic lunch
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Dinner (Guests are taken to a restaurant of their choice to purchase dinner for themselves)
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • 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.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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By: The Volcano Van Private Tours
I would recommend this tour to everyone going to the Big Island for the first time. Scott was so knowledgeable
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April C
Heavenly Trip
Scott was a friendly, knowledgeable and attentive guide on the trip from Kona to Hilo. Great stops on the way like
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Stewart M
Kelowna, Canada
Everything you wanted to know about volcanoes and more!
If you are on Hawai'i and came for the volcanoes, then you must take this tour with Scott. This man knows his
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
A fun, fascinating tour!
Scott arrived at our hotel to pick up my wife and I on time in his van, accompanied by two others. This was an
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Bud L
Best on the Big Island!!
What an incredible day with Scott!! The day absolutely flew by. Scott is a treasure-trove of knowledge about all
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James S
Amazing Time!
Scott was truly amazing during the tour from start to finish, from knowledge to conversation he genuinely cared
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Kellyn S
Scott is fantastic!
Scott has THE BEST personality, is so kind and knows SO much about the island. Fantastic tour around the island!
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Linda A
Sydney, Australia
Fantastic day !!!
Scott picked us up on time from our hotel. He was very friendly and accomodating. He took us around the island
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Robert B
Volcano Van tour was excellent!
We had a great 9 hour day with Scott. He was fantastic and flexible with what we wanted to stop and see!
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Julie F
Great way to learn about the Big Island!
Scott is vey knowledgeable about the Island's history and different areas/climates. We asked a lot of questions
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Key Details
  • Duration: 9–11 hours
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Languages Offered: English
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