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    Volcano & Rainbow Falls

    Hilo, Hawaii

    Duration 6 1/2 hrs

    Enjoy a day of scenic splendor and natural beauty, from the lush surroundings of sparkling Rainbow Falls to the dramatic landscape of Volcanoes National Park and an astonishing variety of tropical orchids. ...
    Enjoy a day of scenic splendor and natural beauty, from the lush surroundings of sparkling Rainbow Falls to the dramatic landscape of Volcanoes National Park and an astonishing variety of tropical orchids. more...

    You’ll begin just outside Hilo at Rainbow Falls, an 80-foot cascade that plunges into a circular pool, creating rainbows in the resulting mist. Hilo is considered one of the world’s orchid capitals, and Akatsuka Gardens is the perfect place to appreciate these tropical beauties that come in a stunning assortment of shapes, sizes, colors and patterns.


    A one-hour drive transports you to a very different scene in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, where 70 million years of volcanic history are on display. Admire the remarkable view of Kilauea, the world’s most active volcano. Learn about the birth of the still growing Hawaiian Islands at the Jaggar Museum where you'll view the Halemaumau Crater – in Hawaiian mythology said to be home to Pele, Goddess of Fire and Volcanoes.


    You'll also have the opportunity to walk through the extinct Thurston Lava Tube, a cave formed by a river of lava. A visit to the Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Factory completes your tour. A boxed lunch will be provided.


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    • Adult from: $135.00 USD
    • Child from: $95.00 USD
    DURATION 6 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    Volcanoes National Park

    Hilo, Hawaii

    Duration 4 3/4 hrs

    Explore Volcanoes National Park, home to Kilauea, the most active volcano in the world. Learn how volcanic events have impacted the landscape and the lives of the people that live here. ...
    Explore Volcanoes National Park, home to Kilauea, the most active volcano in the world. Learn how volcanic events have impacted the landscape and the lives of the people that live here. more...

    Explore Volcanoes National Park, home to Kilauea, the most active volcano in the world. Learn how volcanic events have impacted the landscape and the lives of the people that live here.


    A one-hour drive transports you to Volcanoes National Park, where 70 million years of volcanic history are on display. At just over 4,000 feet, Kilauea is not the tallest volcano on the Big Island, but as the world’s most active one, it leaves a large lava footprint. Drive along the crater’s rim for views of this dramatic landscape.


    Learn about the birth of the still growing Hawaiian Islands at the Jaggar Museum, where you'll view the Halemaumau Crater – in Hawaiian mythology said to be home to Pele, Goddess of Fire and Volcanoes. You'll also have the opportunity to walk through the extinct Thurston Lava Tube, a cave formed by a river of lava. End your day with a visit to Big Island Candies.


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    • Adult from: $104.00 USD
    • Child from: $69.00 USD
    DURATION 4 3/4 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
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    The Land of Frozen Fire

    Hilo, Hawaii

    Duration 5 1/2 hrs

    Visit the off-the-beaten-path town of Pahoa, discover Lava Tree State Park – a once lush rainforest – and walk on “frozen fire” in historic Kalapana. ...
    Visit the off-the-beaten-path town of Pahoa, discover Lava Tree State Park – a once lush rainforest – and walk on “frozen fire” in historic Kalapana. more...

    Head first to the small, off-the-beaten-path town of Pahoa with its inviting boardwalk. Nearby is Lava Tree State Park, a once lush rainforest that happened to be in the path of a lava flow. The trees burned from the inside out, leaving hollow stone skeletons. Now covered with moss, they make for an eerie panorama.


    Visit Ahalanui’s volcanically heated warm springs. Along the way and during brief stops, view the striking scenery that results when lava meets the sea – cliffs, lava tubes, and blowholes. Perhaps you’ll be lucky enough to see a blowhole spouting water high in the air.


    The small fishing village of Kalapana and Kaimu the site of the original black sand beach were both destroyed by a 1990 lava flow. Take a walk on this “frozen fire” and get a look at the active volcanic vent in the distance. Chat with a survivor of the eruption and view a photo exhibit of the area you just walked through to see how it looked before buried in 1990.


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    • Adult from: $99.00 USD
    • Child from: $99.00 USD
    DURATION 5 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    Secrets of Puna

    Hilo, Hawaii

    Duration 6 1/2 hrs

    See how Kilauea’s eruptions have changed the life and landscape of the Big Island, devouring villages and forests. Learn how the people that live here cope, and their dedication to saving what is precious. ...
    See how Kilauea’s eruptions have changed the life and landscape of the Big Island, devouring villages and forests. Learn how the people that live here cope, and their dedication to saving what is precious. more...

    On this deluxe tour to the Kilauea volcano, you’ll see how its eruptions have changed the life and landscape of the Big Island, devouring villages and forests, and extending the island’s shoreline. Learn how the residents cope, and how dedicated they are to saving what is precious from the onslaught of molten rock.


    The lush greenery of Hilo gives way to stark black rock in Kalapana, a village completely destroyed by advancing lava in 1990. Your first stop is the lovely Painted Church. Now decommissioned, it was moved by determined villagers not once but twice, to evade the oncoming flow. You’ll see how the volcano engulfed everything in its path, completely filling in Kaimu Bay, and covering what was the best swimming beach on the island. Fortunately nature has provided a replacement – walk across now hardened stone to the new black sand beach.


    Continue along the scenic Puna coastline to the jagged lava cliffs of MacKenzie State Park. Your guide knows the location of a volcanically heated cove where you can take a dip or snorkel among tropical fish and the occasional giant green sea turtle. You’ll also visit Lava Tree State Park, once a rainforest that happened to be in the path of a lava flow. The trees burned from the inside out, leaving hollow stone skeletons. Now covered with moss, they make for an eerie panorama.


    A Hawaiian-style barbecue lunch, which includes complimentary beer and Champagne, is included. There are opportunities to purchase local products and souvenirs along the way.


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    • Adult from: $189.00 USD
    • Child from: $179.00 USD
    DURATION 6 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    Kilauea Volcano Lava field Expedition

    Hilo, Hawaii

    Duration 7 hrs

    Follow a guide through an active lava field in the shadow of Kilauea Volcano as the red-hot molten rock glows. ...
    Follow a guide through an active lava field in the shadow of Kilauea Volcano as the red-hot molten rock glows. more...

    Follow a guide through an active lava field in the shadow of Kilauea Volcano as the red-hot molten rock glows.


    After departing from the pier, enjoy a one hour picturesque drive toward the island’s southern coast, where the landscape changes from lush greenery to black basalt lava. It’s an amazing transformation, especially since the Kilauea Volcano is still active here and continues to alter the terrain in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.


    Upon arriving in the park, you will be driven as close as it is safe and then set off on foot to find the most recent surface outbreaks and ocean entries. Trek across a lava field that has now cooled and hardened, forming crevices. Because lava hardens rapidly, it looks like it is still in motion, as if the flow has been frozen in time.


    Along the way, your guide will elaborate on Hawaii’s volcanic history and advise you on the safest path to follow as you approach the active lava field. You’ll also enjoy a delicious picnic-style deli dinner at a private location.


    It’s an amazing experience out on the lava field. Skylights in the lava tube system and surface flows suddenly glow bright red and the crackle and hiss of escaping gasses and liquid rock changing to solid seems to grow louder as the lava slowly marches to the sea. Your exact path will be determined by the flow of lava. Should you be able to follow the flow all the way to the sea, you might witness the fiery lava meeting the cool water and sending plumes of steam high into the air. A sight you will no doubt remember long after returning to the pier.


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    • Adult from: $239.00 USD
    • Child from: $239.00 USD
    DURATION 7 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 3
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    Kilauea 2 Ways

    Hilo, Hawaii

    Duration 4 hrs

    Volcanic landscapes have a stark beauty of their own. Discover the lava covered village of Kalapana, a newly formed beach, the jagged cliffs of MacKenzie State Park and the skeletons of trees turned to stone. ...
    Volcanic landscapes have a stark beauty of their own. Discover the lava covered village of Kalapana, a newly formed beach, the jagged cliffs of MacKenzie State Park and the skeletons of trees turned to stone. more...

    The lush greenery of Hilo gives way to stark black rock in Kalapana, a village completely destroyed by advancing lava in 1990. You’ll see how the volcano engulfed everything in its path, completely filling in Kaimu Bay and covering what was the best swimming beach on the island. Fortunately nature has provided a replacement – walk across now hardened rock to the new, beautiful black sand beach. Travel along the scenic Puna coastline to where the jagged 40-foot lava cliffs of MacKenzie State Park meet the Pacific Ocean for an amazing view.


    Explore Lava Tree State Park, a rainforest that happened to be in the path of a lava flow. The trees burned from the inside out, leaving hollow stone skeletons. Now covered with moss, they make for an eerie panorama.


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    • Adult from: $144.00 USD
    • Child from: $144.00 USD
    DURATION 4 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    Hilo Coast & Botanical Gardens

    Hilo, Hawaii

    Duration 2 1/2 hrs

    Picture yourself in a lush, natural paradise. At the Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden you can wander amidst 2,000 species of fragrant tropical flowers, colorful fruits and plants from all over the world. ...
    Picture yourself in a lush, natural paradise. At the Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden you can wander amidst 2,000 species of fragrant tropical flowers, colorful fruits and plants from all over the world. more...

    Picture yourself in a lush, natural paradise. At the Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden you can wander amidst 2,000 species of fragrant tropical flowers, colorful fruits and plants from all over the world.


    The garden features nature trails and is graced with sparkling streams, several waterfalls, and dramatic ocean vistas. The collection includes an extensive assortment of palms – nearly 200 varieties – including a grove of towering Alexandra palms that mimics the hushed atmosphere of a cathedral. The air is filled with the fragrance of tropical flowers and fruits, and is also home to many birds.


    All plants are labeled for easy identification. You'll receive a map of the garden's trails at the Visitor Center, and then enjoy your time wandering the grounds at your own pace, taking photographs or just absorbing the natural beauty of this unique place.

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    • Adult from: $65.00 USD
    • Child from: $65.00 USD
    DURATION 2 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    Volcano & Tastes of Hawaii

    Hilo, Hawaii

    Duration 6 1/2 hrs

    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. ...
    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. more...

    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!


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    • Adult from: $189.00 USD
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    DURATION 6 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
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    Flowers & Coffee

    Hilo, Hawaii

    Duration 4 hrs

    Visit small local farms that are the agricultural backbone of Hawaii. Wander through colorful flowerbeds and an orchid nursery with spectacular blooms, and savor some of the world’s best coffee. ...
    Visit small local farms that are the agricultural backbone of Hawaii. Wander through colorful flowerbeds and an orchid nursery with spectacular blooms, and savor some of the world’s best coffee. more...

    Visit some small farms that constitute the agricultural backbone of Hawaii, and spend time browsing in shade houses where blossoms in vivid hues are raised in beds. Investigate a modern orchid nursery with a large variety of spectacular blooms and learn about the biology, history, and economics of orchids. Wander through greenhouses crammed with thousands of potted plants and take a peek at a million-gallon reservoir of rainwater.


    Then savor the aroma at a coffee mill where local beans, rated among the best in the world, are roasted. Learn about the varieties and processing methods before conducting a taste test of your own.

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    • Adult from: $99.00 USD
    • Child from: $89.00 USD
    DURATION 4 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
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    Circle of Fire Helicopter

    Hilo, Hawaii

    Duration 2 1/2 hrs

    Join this thrilling helicopter ride for a bird’s eye view of Earth’s most geologically active environment – the Kilauea volcano. This flight-seeing adventure allows you to view current volcanic activity that can’t be seen from the ground. ...
    Join this thrilling helicopter ride for a bird’s eye view of Earth’s most geologically active environment – the Kilauea volcano. This flight-seeing adventure allows you to view current volcanic activity that can’t be seen from the ground. more...

    Join this thrilling helicopter ride for a bird’s eye view of Earth’s most geologically active environment – the Kilauea volcano. This 45-minute flight-seeing adventure allows you to view current volcanic activity that can’t be seen from the ground.


    Hover over Kilauea's most recent eruption sites, where streams of hot lava may glow red against an otherwise blackened landscape. Follow the surface activity down to the devastated village of Kalapana and the black sand beaches formed as lava was cooled by the sea. You'll receive an informative commentary from your tour guide/pilot over an individual headset.


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    • Adult from: $299.00 USD
    • Child from: $299.00 USD
    DURATION 2 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
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    Ultimate Helicopter & Volcano Adventure

    Hilo, Hawaii

    Duration 7 1/2 hrs

    Soar over Kilauea on a thrilling helicopter ride, then head out to explore the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. ...
    Soar over Kilauea on a thrilling helicopter ride, then head out to explore the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. more...

    Soar over Kilauea on a thrilling helicopter ride, then head out to explore the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. This fully narrated adventure with your Park Ranger-trained guide will reveal the highlights of the Park, from its active volcanic craters, Thurston lava tube and steam vents before visiting the historic Jaggar Museum. Hawaiian style BBQ lunch at the Volcano Winery with wine and tea tasting. This will definitely be a day to remember.


    Board a comfortable, air-conditioned aircraft, and watch as the brilliant green of the forest gives way to stark black lava rock as you approach the volcano. Keep your eyes open for surface flows and lava entering the ocean. Head north past Hilo, flying over prime rainforest dotted with waterfalls. After landing you’ll be met by your guide and head off to explore Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. This fully narrated adventure with your Park Ranger-trained guide will reveal the highlights of the Park, from its active volcanic craters, Thurston lava tube and steam vents before visiting the historic Jaggar Museum. Hawaiian style BBQ lunch at the Volcano Winery with wine and tea tasting.


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    • Adult from: $499.00 USD
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    DURATION 7 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    Crater Hike & Akaka Falls

    Hilo, Hawaii

    Duration 8 hrs

    This is the ideal excursion for experienced hikers. You’ll trek through Volcanoes National Park and stop at the Jagger Museum with a view over steaming volcanic vents, and the stunning Akaka Falls. ...
    This is the ideal excursion for experienced hikers. You’ll trek through Volcanoes National Park and stop at the Jagger Museum with a view over steaming volcanic vents, and the stunning Akaka Falls. more...

    This is the ideal excursion for experienced hikers. From dramatic black lava flows to lush rainforests and plunging waterfalls, experience the scenic majesty of Hawaii’s natural landscape as you explore on foot.


    In Volcanoes National Park, you’ll stride through a lava tube and trek down into a volcanic crater. The four-mile round-trip hike meanders through forests of trees turned to stone, and passes gaping, steaming fissures where lava once gushed over a thousand feet skyward.


    Visit the Jagger Museum, with its real time seismographs, eruption footage, displays of lava and Hawaiian geology, and an overlook on the steaming vent in the Halemaumau Crater. Stop to admire Akaka, one of Hawaii's most impressive waterfalls, dropping 442 feet over green leafy cliffs into a deep pool below.


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    • Adult from: $139.00 USD
    • Child from: $139.00 USD
    DURATION 8 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 3
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