Evening Volcano Explorer

Adult - Hilo Pick-Up
$179
Child - Hilo Pick-Up
$174

Make Kilauea Volcano your destination! This is a fully narrated adventure from Hilo.

From Hilo

The original volcano lovers tour.  Start with a drive through quaint Hilo town where you’ll drive along the historic waterfront before heading out to the old fishing village of Kalapana.  Your National Park Service certified guide will discuss the volcanology, geology, and history of Kilauea volcano, as well as providing in-depth narration on the various lava flows and flora and fauna that you’ll be passing by.  Kalapana was destroyed by lava, as was the adjacent beach, Kaimu.  Hike out across the lava flow to the new black sand beach.  Stop by Star of the Sea Painted Church.  Moved by the community twice to save it from advancing lava flows in 1990, this decommissioned church is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  Next travel to the crown jewel of Hawaii, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.  Visit the Kilauea Visitor’s Center, the Kilauea Iki Crater Overlook, and Steaming Bluffs.  Stop in at the famous Volcano House for incredible views of Kilauea Caldera, and hike to the cracks and sinkholes in the paved roads left behind by the historic eruption of 2018.  Then it’s on to the famous Volcano Winery, the southernmost winery in the United States. You’ll sample up to eight different types of wines, varying from sweet to dry, and all with a unique Hawaiian flare. The Volcano Winery also has estate grown teas to taste and soft drinks and water are also included. After sampling beverages, you’ll enjoy a hearty Hawaiian-style BBQ lunch with a complimentary glass of your choice of Volcano Winery wine or other beverage.

Volcanic activity changes constantly and cannot be guaranteed.

What to Expect on the Evening Volcano Explorer

Moderate air temperatures at sea level with cooler temperatures at higher elevations; occasional rain showers; strenuous hike across uneven and steep, rocky terrain including black lava rock; red lava cannot be guaranteed on this Big Island volcano tour.

What to Wear

Comfortable hiking clothes (shorts are ok), light jacket or sweater, sunglasses and hat, and sturdy closed-toe hiking shoes are required (sandals and flip-flops or “slippahs” will not be accepted).

Guests under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.