Combine your exploration of volcanic landscapes with tastes of the island. You’ll visit the Hilo Coffee Mill, Volcanoes National Park – a UNESCO World Heritage Site – and enjoy lunch at local art gallery.
Kilauea’s eruptions have changed the life and landscape of the Big Island. But even this destruction has positive side effects. Volcanic ash nourishes the soil, and eventually benefits local agriculture. Combine your exploration of stark volcanic landscapes with tastes of the island’s famous coffee and a picnic lunch at an art gallery.
Start your morning right with locally grown and freshly roasted Hawaiian coffee at the famous Hilo Coffee Mill on your way to Volcanoes National Park. Once there, guides will take small groups on short leisurely strolls through luxuriant rainforest alive with native birds and exotic foliage. Ramble through a lava tube, walk across new lava formations, and notice the rebirth of the native rainforest as it slowly recovers from the destructive force of molten stone.
Explore hidden overlooks off the beaten path and witness the explosive power of Halemaumau Crater Make a stop at the Jaggar Museum with its real time seismographs and eruption footage. Savor a specialty picnic lunch and a complimentary glass of wine on the lush grounds of Volcano Garden Arts, a gallery showcasing Hawaiian artists. No gourmet adventure would be complete without a stop at Big Island Candies, known for their handmade macadamia nut shortbread cookies dipped in chocolate!