Evening Volcano Explorer
Make Kilauea Volcano and Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park your destination! This is a fully narrated adventure from Kona or Hilo.
Discover Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on this one-of-a-kind volcano tour from Hilo or Kona. Learn more about the active volcano, see its unique landscape, and enjoy a wonderful dinner and some wine at Volcano Winery.
This Big Island volcano tour covers the park and specific destinations may include Kilauea Iki crater floor hike, Thurston Lava Tube, Devastation Trail, Pu’u Pua’I Overlook, Pauahi Crater and East Rift Zone, Steam Bluffs, Kilauea Overlook, Hawaii Volcanoes Observatory, and the Jaggar Museum. Order of itinerary may change, itinerary may be altered due to weather or volcanic activity and alternate locations may be substituted.
What to Expect on the Evening Volcano Explorer
Moderate air temperatures at sea level with cooler temperatures at higher elevations on the drive from Kona; 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).
What We Include
Military-grade LED flashlights, umbrellas, walking sticks, camera tripod to share, mosquito repellant, sunblock, snacks and beverages (water, juice, soda) all day, picnic lunch at the Kona coffee farm and dinner at Volcano Winery (dietary requirements and restrictions accommodated on request with advance notice), all entrance fees and access to private locations.
- Kona Pick-Up Itinerary (12 Hours)
Make Kilauea Volcano and Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park your destination, and stay past sunset! This is a fully narrated adventure starting at a world famous Kona coffee farm where a deli style lunch is served.
Next Visit the famous Punalu`u black sand beach and look for giant sea turtles before arriving at the Park. Your Park Ranger-trained guide reveals the highlights of the Park, from active volcanic craters and steam vents to the historic Jaggar Museum.
Enjoy dinner at Volcano Winery. Guests can expect a private vineyard and tea orchard tour, plus a wine tasting or glass of wine included with dinner at the Winery. Return to the Park and watch for current volcanic activity as the sun sets before returning to Kona.
- Hilo Pick-Up Itinerary (6 Hours)
Make Kilauea Volcano and Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park your destination, and stay past sunset! This is a fully narrated adventure that starts at the KapohoKine Adventures’ store in downtown Hilo.
Boarding your tour vehicle, the lush greenery of Hilo gives way to stark black basalt lava flows in Kalapana, a village completely destroyed by the advancing lava just a few years ago. First stop will be a walk across the recent lava flows to the newest black sand beach on the island.
You will witness how the volcano engulfed everything in it’s path, even completely filling in Kaimu Bay with molten lava. This walk takes you over what once was the best swimming beach on Hawaii Island.
Next stop is the Lava Viewing Area in Kalapana, where your vehicle drives over the lava flows that overran the highway. Look for any current volcanic activity available before heading to the Painted Church. Now decommissioned, it was the first home in Hawaii to Saint Damien before he famously found his calling amongst the lepers of Molokai. This Church was so important to determined local villagers that it was moved, not once but twice, to evade the advancing molten lava flows.
Finally, your Park Ranger-trained guide reveals the highlights of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, from active volcanic craters and steam vents to the historic Jaggar Museum.
Enjoy dinner at Volcano Winery. Guests can expect a private vineyard and tea orchard tour, plus a wine tasting or glass of wine included with dinner at the Winery. Return to the Park and watch for current volcanic activity as the sun sets before returning to Hilo.
Guests under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.