6:50 AM - 19:00 PM
Epic Island Volcano Adventure (BIG ISLAND)
|Warm Wear Provided||Professional guide|
|Continental Breakfast||Ancient landscapes|
|Hawaii Volcanoes National Park||All-Day activity|
|Roundtrip transportation||Fully Air-Conditioned Vehicles|
PLEASE NOTE: This activity is on HAWAII ISLAND and guests have to make their own way to the pickup location in Kailua-Kona.
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is an inspiring and precious place. It is listed as both a World Heritage Site and an International Biosphere preserve. Once at the park we will see splendid native rainforest, visit a lava tube, discover remarkable volcanic formations and experience an incredible diversity of geography and climates. Through detailed geologic and natural history interpretation, short walks and driving, we explore and learn about the world’s most active volcano. A picnic lunch is served en route during our adventure through the park.
You’ll really get an idea of how big the Big Island is during the course of this tour. And you’ll appreciate that someone else is doing the driving. Starting out from our headquarters in Kona, we travel up the coast over desolate lava flows for about a half hour before proceeding up the rolling pasturelands on the flanks of Mauna Kea. Turning onto the Saddle Road that traverses the island between Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea, you’ll see a dramatic and diverse landscape of ranchland, sub-alpine dryforest and rainforest (with striking features such as cinder cones, lava flows, lava tubes and kipuka). We’ll stop for a short break and continental-style breakfast.
Continuing on, we drop down to near sea-level on our way through Hilo where we begin the final climb to the summit of Kilauea and the lush entrance to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. On the way back, we’ll travel along the Hamakua Coast and pass through Waimea before returning to Kona. By the end of the day, you’ll have traveled over 300 miles and experienced an elevation change (we go up and down a few times!) of over 30,000 feet.
|Length of Tour||12 hours|
|Tour is operated||Daily|
Please be at the Check-in Location at least 30 minutes prior to your tour
Hawaii Forest & Trail Headquarters -735593 Olowalu St, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
-Trail is Rated: Easy; all ages welcome
-Continental Breakfast including fresh local fruit, baked goods, 100% Kona coffee, tea and hot chocolate.
-Deli style lunch with assorted soft drinks, juices and bottled water.
-Gear Provided: Walking sticks, warm wear, day packs and rain ponchos
Transportation is NOT included. Please note that for this adventure customers must provide their own transportation, and you need to check in at the office. All reservations are subject to non-refundable cancellation if guest is not checked in by 30 min prior to tour start time.
|Additional Items To Bring/Wear:||
Comfortable walking shoes, long pants, and a light jacket
-We’ll stop a couple times throughout the adventure for short hikes of less than one mile
-Except for the lava tube exploration, the trails are relatively level. While exploring the lava tube, expect to descend approximately 30 feet
-Tour limited to a maximum of 12 guests
-Guests should be able to hike on uneven or rocky terrain. We sometimes encounter cool, wet or muddy conditions. Other tour restrictions may apply
We don't charge any cancellation fees if you notify us in time but a minimum of 48-hour notice required prior to departure time for changing, rescheduling or cancelling your tour. *Tours cancelled or rescheduled within the last 48 hours are non-refundable.
Driving Directions from Kailua-Kona: North on Highway 19 (Queen Kaahumanu Highway), located behind the Tesoro service station just past Kealakehe Parkway intersection. (approx. travel time is 15 minutes)
Driving Directions from Kohala: South on Highway 19 (Queen Kaahumanu Highway), located behind the Tesoro service station just past Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park. (approx. travel time from Waikoloa Resorts is 30 minutes)
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|Office Hours:||We are open every day, 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM Hawaiian Time|