Hawaii Volcanoes National Park & Waterfalls Explorer
Want to see it all in one day? This exciting tour covers everything that makes Hawai`i Island unique.
Your Big Island volcano and waterfalls tour starts with a scenic drive along the Hamakua coast. Your first stop is at Tex Drive In so you can purchase malasadas – a Hawaii favorite. Next, you visit Akaka Falls, a 442 foot waterfall in the lush rainforest, as well as the world-famous Rainbow Falls, and quaint Hilo town, the site of two devastating tsunamis.
Includes a brief stop at the KapohoKine Adventures store to top off on provisions before heading to Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park where your Park Ranger-trained guide walks you through Thurston Lava Tube, past active steam vents, and into the Jaggar Museum. The return to Kona includes a stop at the beautiful Punalu`u black sand beach where endangered sea turtles feed and rest. A picnic-style lunch is included.
Akaka Falls and Rainbow Falls. Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (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, 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 Your Kona Volcano Tour
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 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
Umbrellas, walking sticks, mosquito repellant, sunblock, snacks and beverages (water, juice, soda) all day, picnic lunch, all entrance fees.