Kilauea Lava Glow Tours

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Kilauea Lava Glow Tours

Lava glow tours let you experience the “night and day” contrasts of Kilauea! This tour starts off with a full afternoon of exploring Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park highlights, including the Steam Vents, Nahuku Lava Tube, Devastation Trail, Kilauea Iki Overlook, Jaggar Museum. We’ll walk through native rainforests, along crater rims and across cooled lava fields.

Then, we’ll bring you right to the edge of Kilauea Caldera, where you can see the dramatic glow from the active lava lake within Halema’uma’u Crater at dusk. The red lava is not visible, but each evening at dusk, the glow from the lake paints the 300′ crater walls and rising steam plume gorgeous shades of pink, orange and gold. It’s a spectacular sight you’ll never forget!

Please Note: You will not see red flowing lava on this tour. You can see active lava on our Lava Hikes only.

Tour Details

Tour Duration: 6 – 7 Hours

We’ll depart Hilo in our air conditioned 15-passenger vans, with pick ups at major Hilo hotels, and our Hilo meeting point with plenty of free parking. We also offer pick up from Volcano Village and the national park.

Tour times vary slightly by date so that we can be there to see the glow from Halema’uma’u at dusk. You can contact us to get tour times by date. We’ll give you exact times when you request a reservation.

Minimum Age: 7 years

Easy, with walks up to 1.5 miles on unpaved trails. (Walking distances and locations may vary due to weather and other factors.)


Temperatures are often cool, and we may encounter showers. Kilauea summit is located at just over 4,000 feet (1,220 m) elevation. Vog (sulfuric volcanic gasses) may be present in the park. Lava glow viewing conditions do vary due to occasional rain and fog at the summit.

What to bring/wear:

Sturdy, comfortable hiking/walking shoes
(Running shoes with good tread work well. NO flip flops)
A light warm jacket
Personal medication

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Tour Meeting Place:

Hilo Hotels, Hilo Meeting Point, Volcano Hotels, Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park

Provided on this Hike:

Delicious picnic dinner                                                          

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Shared Binoculars
Rain Suits
Drinking water
Light snacks

Maximum Guests per Tour: 12

From Hilo or Volcano Village:              $110.00 USD per person (+ tax)

From Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park: $99.00 USD per person (+ tax)


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