Kilauea Quick Trip-1/2 Day Tour to
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
Short on time but still want to visit the National Park? We've got you covered!
Approximately 4 hours duration
WOW! is defined as "an exclamation of surprise, wonder, or pleasure" and viewing the surreal, still steaming floor of a live volcano can certainly guarantee that response!
Ease into the island ambiance by enjoying the beauty of cascading waterfalls as they travel through lush jungle foliage.
On the scenic drive up the mountain, hear local folklore stories and the geological history that makes our islands unique.
After stopping at the Park's Visitor Center for a brief orientation, experience the wonders of Mother Nature as we peer over the edge of the gigantic caldera to see a crater covered in steamy cracks- evidence of the 2018 volcanic activities. (Sorry- no flowing lava on the island at this time!)
Stroll along Crater Rim Trail, pausing at the many stunning overlooks. Stand next to new steam vents and feel the vaporized water from the hot magma beneath our feet.
Delight in viewing the site of the famous 1900' lava fountain of 1959.
(If time allows, there are options before returning to Hilo!)
Pick up at your Hilo lodging or Port (or, for those driving over from the Kona side, at a prearranged rendezvous point. )
Visit iconic Rainbow Falls (By stopping at this site first, we miss most of the morning crowds at the National Park. )
"Talk Story" as we head up the scenic drive to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.
Short orientation at the Kilauea Visitor Center
Easy stroll along a section of Crater Rim Trail, and level paths along the many natural steam vents.
A short drive down Chain of Craters Road, stopping at the Kilauea Iki Overlook.
Return drive to Hilo. If time permits, choose to stop at our favorite local coffee mill, a wonderful little farmer's market, and/or take a stroll through an amazing orchid farm.
Drop off at the place of your choosing.
$400 plus $20pp park entrance fee
for up to 6 people
(with 5 people, each has a window.)
Includes all taxes, transportation, light snacks & beverages, ponchos & umbrellas, your own photo folder in the "Cloud", stories, jokes, and a knowledgeable, enthusiastic guide.
Does not include lunch or the purchase of items of a personal nature such as: souvenirs, "adult" beverages, any fruits or veggies purchased at the local market, etc.