Shore Excursion Details

The Land Of Frozen Fire

Hilo, Hawaii

The Land Of Frozen Fire


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Pass through the visually stunning countryside in the Puna district just outside Hilo, where you will see lava fields from past eruptions and an extraordinary black-sand beach composed of lava fragments. According to legend, the volatile Hawaiian volcano goddess Pele lives in the district’s Kīlauea volcano. She not only creates new land, but also destroys what stands in the path of the lava, which is known as “frozen fire” once it cools and hardens. However, the historical Painted Church was spared during Kīlauea’s eruption in 1990 when the entire structure was lifted off its foundation and moved to safety. While browsing the wooden church, which features wonderful painted ceiling frescoes, you will hear more about its salvation. You will also visit a newly formed black-sand beach to learn intriguing details about the volcanic eruption that created it. Afterwards, you will have the opportunity to shop for locally made merchandise and meander along Hilo Bay.


  • Behold the devastation of past volcanic eruptions and the natural beauty left in their wakes.
  • See the historical Painted Church that villagers moved to save it from a nearby lava flow.
  • Gaze out over a gorgeous black-sand beach that a volcanic eruption created.
  • Shop for locally made merchandise in and around Hilo.


  • Dress in weather-appropriate clothing.
  • Wear flat comfortable walking shoes.

Need to Know:

Note: All participants must be fully mobile and capable of walking at least 200 yards unaided on hills, lava and uneven terrain and be able to climb in and out of the van (scooters, wheelchairs, walkers cannot be accommodated ). Participants must be at least 10 years of age. Guests who go ashore do so with the understanding that they will be mixing with members of the general public.

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Excursion Type:

Tour panoramici e della città

Activity Level:

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Tours with this activity level involve physical exertion for extended periods of time; can involve uneven or steep terrain or swimming in a light current. Recommended only for physically fit and adventurous travelers.
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