Please think twice when you go on volcano hiking with Arnott's lodge guides. We went on the hiking two weeks ago. It a 6 miles walk on the black lave under the hot summer sun. The tour started at 10:00am, earlier than scheduled 3:00pm. We had 4 people in a group. 3 of us couldn't catch up with the guide. One girl had to return half way because she couldn't see the guide and didn't know the route forward. My husband and I was about half a mile away from our guide for the longest time. We basically paid $60 per person for about 1 miles guide tour. We felt really angry and helpless about the irresponsible and unprofessional of the guide.
Not all the guides are bad, Joey was our guide of the Arnott's lodge Sunset and stargazing tour. He's excellent. Passionate and knowledgable. We really appreciated.