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Kilauea Summit to Shore from Kona: Small Group

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  • Full-day tour fully focused on Kilauea and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
  • Small-group tour—limited to 6—offers a personal experience
  • Hassle-free round-trip transfers from your hotel
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Kilauea Summit to Shore from Kona: Small Group
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Overview
Get an intimate experience of Kilauea Volcano on the Big Island of Hawaii in this full-day small-group guided tour that is fully focused on Kilauea and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. In a small group of no more than six people, go directly from your hotel to Kilauea, traveling past rainforest, lava flows, and pit craters, to explore its diverse landscapes, from the summit to shore. Your day ends watching Kilauea’s lava lake glow red against the evening sky.
What to Expect
Discover Hawaii's most breathtaking natural sights on a small-group van tour that's brimming with towering volcanoes, lush rainforests, and magnificent coastlines. Experience the islands' many microclimates and environments during a tour that exposes you to a little bit of everything.

After convenient pickup from your hotel, travel to the lush rainforests found in great abundance on the island's east side. Make your way to Hilo via Saddle Road, reaching an elevation of almost 6,800 feet (2,072 m). Along the way, pass through many of the microclimates that make the Big Island among the most exceptional places in the world.

As you approach Hilo, glance inside a once-scorching conduit of molten rock from the Mauna Loa Volcano as your guide enlightens you to the significance of lava tubes to Hawaii's creation. After a quick trip into the nearby Kaumana Caves, check out Waianuenue, also known as Rainbow Falls. This stunning 80-foot (24-m) drop has beckoned generations of visitors to Hilo.

After lunch at Hilo Sharks Coffee, visit the village of Pahoa and drive along the famous Red Road, which follows the Puna Coast on the southeast flank of Kilauea volcano. This beautiful stretch of paradise showcases some of the island's youngest and most scenic coastline. Lush rain forests give way to black cliffs, rocky coastlines, and crashing waves. Your journey along this road ends at Kalapana, a town that was mostly buried by lava in 1990.

Next up is Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, and the summit of Kilauea volcano. Gaze into Kilauea's vast summit caldera, formed 500 years ago. The drive takes you past pit craters, scorched earth, steaming ground, and lava flows old and new. Enjoy plenty of opportunity to stop, look around, and learn about what's going on both above and beneath the ground.

Purchase dinner at the Lava Rock Cafe in Volcano before traveling back to Kilauea's summit. Here, after the sun has set, witness the stunning glow from the volcano's active lava lake, making for a powerful and serene end your tour.
Reviews (6)
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Reviewed 24 June 2018
So Informative!

Just writing this review after a few months, but wanted to tell everyone that this is an excellent tour! We had a small group of four and joined another two for this tour. During our visit there was no active lava like there is now,...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Michele B
Reviewed 7 May 2018
The perfect tour to discover the Kilauea volcano and the beauty of the Big Island

First, a quick precision, we went on the Volcano Van tour on the 27th April 2018, one week prior to the Kilauea new eruption. We had a great time touring the island with Scott. He picked us up at the Hilton Waikoloa Village at 9.00...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Chris L
Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile
A full day of touring the big island

Be prepared for a very full day if you book the summit to shore volcano van tour. Scott picked us up in Kailua at 9 am, and we were back after 7 pm. A full day! Scott had tons of information about the formation of...More

Thank JamieCrandall
Reviewed 20 January 2018 via mobile
The passionate volcano man

Highly recommended trip, Scotty was an excellent host who shared his vast knowledge of volcanoes and the natural flora and flora of the Big Island. We walked down the caldera floor and across the lava rock and we only saw two other people on the...More

Thank RandolphCarter1919
Reviewed 1 January 2018
WOW! AWESOME TOUR!

My adult twin daughters and I thoroughly enjoyed this tour. Scott was amazing as a guide. He has a great sense of humor and has immense knowledge about the volcanos. He quickly planned the day when I told him I was looking to see an...More

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank ClaudiaBeavers
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