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Lava Meets the Sea: Kilauea Volcano & Kalapana Sunset Hike (from Kona/Hilo)

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Experience Kilauea Volcano at sunset, explore off the beaten paths at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and witness the explosive power of the Halema’uma’u Crater!

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This incredible, one-of-a-kind sunset and lava hike takes you through the environs Kilauea volcano! An experienced guide will lead you on short leisurely walks through lush rainforests alive with native birds, incredible foliage and a walk-through lava tube. Explore hidden overlooks off the beaten path and witness the explosive power of Halemaumau Crater. Your tour continues over dried lava fields to view the Kilauea's most captivating spectacle: molten lava streaming down the mountain from the Pu’u O’o vent into the sea. This stunning moment is further transformed by the setting sun.
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Price
1 Select a date
2 Select the amount (participants, hours, vehicles, etc.)
You can book a maximum of 11.
Adult (Age 13 & over)
USD 186.46
USD 186.46
Youth (Age 8-12)
USD 165.62
USD 165.62
Instant ConfirmationUSD 0.00USD 0.00
USD 0.00
USD 0.00
Total:
*The price is subject to change depending on the start time or add-on(s) you choose.
Adult (Age 13 & over)
USD 186.46
USD 186.46
Youth (Age 8-12)
USD 165.62
USD 165.62
GE Tax 4.166% included
The perfect option for anyone staying in the quiet and quaint town of Hilo!
  • Duration (incl. transportation): 10 - 10.5 hour(s)
  • Available: Sun, Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
  • Pick-up:
    • Round-trip from Hilo free x per person
      Round-trip from Hilo free x per person
  • Inclusion: Beverages / Lunch / Dinner / Snacks / Flashlight / Waterproof Jackets
  • Schedule
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  • Pick-up
    Time & Location
  •  
  • Drop-off
    Time & Location
  •  

  • 09:45 Pick-up from Hilo Hawaiian Hotel
  • 10:45 Picnic Lunch at Visitor's Center (45 mins)
    picnic Have a delicious and relaxing picnic style lunch next to Volcanoes National Park Visitor Center.
  • Jagger Museum & Halema’uma’u Crater (30 mins)
    293644 Stop at the Jagger Museum and witness the explosive power of Halema’uma’u Crater.
  • Volcano Steam Vents (15 mins)
    smokehole Watch the steam rising from the vents!
  • Kilauea Iki Crater Trail (30 mins)
    takeawalk2 Your experienced guide will lead you on short leisurely hike through lush rainforest.
  • Thurston Lava Tube (30 mins)
    lavatube Walk through an ancient lava tube!
  • 16:00 Drive by Pahoa Town & Dinner at Aloha Lehua Cafe (1 hr)
  • 17:00 Kalapana Hike to Lava Flow Front (2.5 hrs)
    smolpahoehoe The guide will take you on a short hike (1 ¾ miles) to the lookout area where you can watch the lava entering the ocean.
  • Sunset & Ocean Lava Entry
    IMG_2855 See lava in motion as it descends down to the sea. As the sun sets, you will experience a dramatic change in the landscape as the fire from the sea becomes alive in the darkness of this remote area.
  • Hike Back to the Van
    roadwalk2 After sunset, hike back to the van and watch the starts! Hike is approximately 1 ¾ miles.
  • 19:45-20:15 Drop-off
Add-ons:
Child Booster Seat [80 lbs (36 kg) or less] free
Child Booster Seat [80 lbs (36 kg) or less] free
The tour company has 1 booster seat available with prior notice. If this seat is not available, you will need to provide your own safety seat if your child does not meet the weight requirements.
Package detail / Schedule
From Kona & Waikoloa
1 Select a date
2 Select the amount (participants, hours, vehicles, etc.)
You can book a maximum of 11.
Adult (Age 13 & over)
USD 207.27
USD 207.27
Youth (Age 8-12)
USD 186.46
USD 186.46
Instant ConfirmationUSD 0.00USD 0.00
USD 0.00
USD 0.00
Total:
*The price is subject to change depending on the start time or add-on(s) you choose.
Adult (Age 13 & over)
USD 207.27
USD 207.27
Youth (Age 8-12)
USD 186.46
USD 186.46
GE Tax 4.166% included
Departures are from the Kohala Coast and Kona area located approximately 2 - 2.5 hours from Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.
  • Duration (incl. transportation): 12.5 - 13.5 hour(s)
  • Available: Sun, Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
  • Pick-up:
    • Round-trip from Kona & Waikoloa free x per person
      Round-trip from Kona & Waikoloa free x per person
  • Inclusion: Beverages / Lunch / Dinner / Snacks / Flashlight / Waterproof Jackets
  • Schedule
  •  
  • Pick-up
    Time & Location
  •  
  • Drop-off
    Time & Location
  •  

Starting time: Oct - Apr May - Sep
Starting time: Oct - Apr May - Sep
  • 07:00-08:00 Pick-up from Hilo Hawaiian Hotel
  • Punaluu Bakery (20 mins)
    Stop for a delicious malasada treat before heading on to the Volcanoes National Park.
  • 10:45 Picnic Lunch at Visitor's Center (45 mins)
    picnic Have a delicious and relaxing picnic style lunch next to Volcanoes National Park Visitor Center.
  • Jagger Museum & Halema’uma’u Crater (30 mins)
    293644 Stop at the Jagger Museum and witness the explosive power of Halema’uma’u Crater.
  • Volcano Steam Vents (15 mins)
    smokehole Watch the steam rising from the vents!
  • Kilauea Iki Crater Trail (30 mins)
    takeawalk2 Your experienced guide will lead you on short leisurely hike through lush rainforest.
  • Thurston Lava Tube (30 mins)
    lavatube Walk through an ancient lava tube!
  • 16:00 Drive by Pahoa Town & Dinner at Aloha Lehua Cafe (1 hr)
  • 17:00 Kalapana Hike to Lava Flow Front (2.5 hrs)
    smolpahoehoe The guide will take you on a short hike (1 ¾ miles) to the lookout area where you can watch the lava entering the ocean.
  • Sunset & Ocean Lava Entry
    IMG_2855 See lava in motion as it descends down to the sea. As the sun sets, you will experience a dramatic change in the landscape as the fire from the sea becomes alive in the darkness of this remote area.
  • Hike Back to the Van
    roadwalk2 After sunset, hike back to the van and watch the starts! Hike is approximately 1 ¾ miles.
  • 20:15 Drop-off
Add-ons:
Child Booster Seat [80 lbs (36 kg) or less] free
Child Booster Seat [80 lbs (36 kg) or less] free
The tour company has 1 booster seat available with prior notice. If this seat is not available, you will need to provide your own safety seat if your child does not meet the weight requirements.
Package detail / Schedule
Notes
Restriction(s)
  • All Packages
    • Guests with exhaustion are not permitted to participate in this activity.
    • Guests with asthma or other respiratory problems are not permitted to participate in this activity.
    • Guests with heart and cardiovascular issues are not permitted to participate in this activity.
    • Guests who are pregnant are not permitted to participate in this activity.
    • Children 8 years old and above can participate in this activity.
    • Children 80 lbs (36 kg) or less are required by State Law to ride in a car seat or booster seat.
    • All participants under 18 years old must be accompanied by an adult.
Required Items to Bring & Attire
  • All Packages
    • Closed toe shoes
Requirement(s) - Others
  • All Packages
    • Participants are required to sign a liability waiver at the time of check-in.
Additional Note(s)
  • All Packages
    • The activity schedule is subject to change or cancellation due to weather or traffic conditions.
    • The menu is subject to change without notice.
    • Viewing of molten lava or glow is not guaranteed.
Booking Requirements (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
  • All Packages
    • You can book a maximum of 11.
Activity provider
FAQ
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How strenuous is this activity?
  • Hiking is rated intermediate with approximately two miles of hiking over uneven surfaces at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.
What is the dinner and lunch menu?
  • Lunch: Your choice of a delicious deli sandwich including either Turkey, Ham, Tuna or Veggies. All sandwiches come with lettuce, tomato and Swiss cheese on a delicious Punaluu sweet bread roll with condiments on the side. Juice drinks, chips, and a snack basket are also included.

    Dinner: Dinner will be chosen the morning of the tour and will include a choice of Teriyaki Chicken & Rice, Cheeseburger & Fries, Veggie Stir-fry & Rice or Chili & Rice. All choices come with a Salad Bar.

    On Friday night enjoy a special Hawaiian Buffet for a delicious island dinner!
How far in advance should I book this activity?
  • We recommend booking at least 4 days in advance. If you have very specific schedule requirements and are not flexible, please book sooner. Last-minute bookings are often possible, but availability is limited.
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Payment/Cancellation policy
Payment type
Credit card payment
Cancellation Policy
  • Any cancellations made after 21:30 local time, 3 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.
From USD 186.46
From USD 186.46

Taxes & fees included

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(4.86/5.00) 4.86 / 5
(7 reviews)
Pick-up Available
Duration incl. transportation 10 - 13.5 hour(s)
Availability Sun, Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
Meal Lunch, Dinner

LATEST 5-STAR REVIEWS

I absolutely loved this tour! It was perfect! Each guide was very friendly and knowledgeable. The van was clean, cool and they drove safely. All the food, drinks and snacks were very tasty and fresh. ...more
I was really looking forward to this tour, being the first time on the big island. I was not disappointed by the tour. Amanda, our first half tour guide was terrific! So nice and informative, had a...more
by: Ginger W
We enjoyed everything about this experience. We stopped at a wonderful bakery on the way up the mountain. We saw all the best of Volcanoes National Park, and then headed to a more out-of-the-way area...more
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