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Private Hawaii Volcanoes Park Tours

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Private Hawaii Volcanoes Park Tours let you make the most of your visit with your own personal interpretive guide. We offer full day private tours with pick ups from the Port of Hilo, Hilo Airport, Hilo and Volcano area hotels and the national park.

We can tailor a tour to your specific interests and abilities so you’ll be able to experience the best of what Hawaii Volcanoes National Park has to offer. You can choose your own level of activity and amount of walking. We’ll take you to those special, less traveled places in the park that most visitors will never see.

Drinking water, beverages, snacks and a delicious picnic lunch or dinner is included. We are happy to accommodate special diets or food allergies (vegetarian, vegan, gluten free etc.) upon request.

Please Note: You will not see active red lava on this tour. 

Tour Details

Tour Duration:

Up to 8 hours (Please note our earliest Hilo pick up time is 9:30 am)
Additional Time over 8 Hours Available at $75.00 per hour

Difficulty: 

Easy to challenging.

You can see a few sample itinerary ideas from the list at the bottom of this page.

Conditions:

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.

What to bring/wear:

Sturdy, comfortable hiking/walking shoes
A light jacket or windbreaker
Your camera
Sunscreen
A sun hat
Sunscreen
Personal medications
(i.e. asthma inhaler or epi-pen)

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Provided on this Tour:

Your Personal Guide:

For groups of 1-10 guests
(larger groups by special arrangement)

Private Transportation:

From the Port of Hilo, Hilo Airport, Hilo and Volcano Village area hotels, or Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park, in our comfortable, air conditioned passenger vans.

Picnic Lunch or Dinner:

Your choice of sandwich from our menu HERE, featuring premium fresh local and organic selections, a variety of chips and fresh fruit, and assorted beverages, including locally made juice drinks, natural sodas and sparkling water.

Also Provided:

Drinking water and assorted beverages
Snacks
Rain gear

Shared binoculars

Pricing:

For 1- 5 guests:
$850.00 (+tax) (includes picnic and park admission fees)

For groups of 6-10:
add $80.00 (+tax) per guest

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Private Hawaii Volcanoes Park Tours Itinerary Ideas:

Nahuku (Thurston Lava Tube): (20 minutes, 1/3 mile – easy) A short tour through rainforest and a lighted lava tube. Several sets of stairs with handrails descend about 50 feet total on the trail.

Steam Vents/Steaming Bluff: (15 minutes, 1/8 mile – easy) A quick, short walk to see a concentration of steam vents along the crater’s edge.

Devastation Trail: (30 minutes, 1 mile – easy) An easy out and back tour of an area devastated by 1959 Kilauea Iki eruption which is now regenerating into forest.

Sulphur Banks/Sandalwood Trail: (1 hour, 1.5 miles – easy) A tour of sulfur steam vents and rainforest at the edge of Kilauea crater.

Waldron Ledge Trail: (30 minutes-2 hours, .5 – 2.5 miles – easy to moderate) This trail passes through a segment of the old Chain of Craters Road abandoned since the 1970s when an earthquake caused huge cracks to form. The now forested area offers fantastic views of Halema’uma’u and Kilauea Caldera. It’s possible to take a shorter, easier version of this hike and still see some great views.

Kilauea Iki Hike: (2.5-3 hours, 4 miles – moderate) The full Kilauea Iki Trail, from the crater rim rainforest down and across the still steaming crater. You’ll see Pu’u Pua’i, the hill that was created during the 1959 eruption, steaming cracks in the crater floor, unique native plants and some great views of Kilauea Iki from the crater rim.

Pu’u Huluhulu: (1.5 -2 hours, 2.5 miles – moderate) A nice hike up a forested cinder cone with views of the 1969-74 lava flows and the active Pu’u ‘O’o cone in the distance.

Mauna Loa Trail: (1.5 hour, 1-2+ miles – moderate) A shorter, very interesting, portion of the 38 mile trail to Mauna Loa’s summit. From Kipuka Pua ‘Ulu, we’ll drive through a mature koa forest, with optional stops along the way, and enjoy amazing views of Halema’uma’u crater, with its steaming lava lake below. We can hike a mile or two along the trail and explore the transition from Koa forest to high elevation alpine shrublands on Mauna Loa’s flank.

Glow Watching, Halema’uma’u: (30 minutes to 1 hour – easy) Stay a while after dark and watch the amazing glow from Halema’uma’u’s lava lake paint the crater’s edge red. This is a perfect place to get great nighttime photographs.