On this daylong adventure departing from Kona, pass through lava fields where various shades of solidified lava reveal the entire island’s past volcanic activity.
- Duration: Full day
- Availability: Daily
- Time: 6:30 a.m.
About One-Day Hilo Volcano Tour
Just a 45-minute flight from Oahu is Hawaii’s Big Island. Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is home to Mauna Loa, the world’s largest active volcano, and Kilauea, one of the world’s most active volcano. This day tour puts you right in the middle of all of the action!
A picturesque ride gives way to the vistas of dormant volcanoes, lava beds, steam vents, and craters. Hear legends of Pele, the ancient Hawaiian goddess of the volcano, whose home is believed to be the crater of Halemauma‘u in the summit of Kilauea. By the tour’s end, you know exactly how and why volcanoes form. You also have the opportunity to take in some unique scenery along the way!
HILO VOLCANO SPECIAL TOUR HIGHLIGHTS
(* denotes stops made)
- Volcano National Park* – Home to one of the world’s most active volcano – Kilauea, lava tubes, volcanic craters and more.
- Kilauea Visitor Center(Bathroom)*
- Volcano House (Walk to View Halemaumau Crater)*
- Steam Vents
- Kilauea Iki Overlook
- Pu’u Pua’I Crater
- Luamanu Crater
- Big Island Candies* –A true taste of the islands and home to the world-renowned Chocolate Dipped Macadamia Nut Shortbread Cookie.
- ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center* – An astronomy and culture education center highlighting exhibits and shows dealing with Hawaiian Culture.
- Rainbow Falls State Park* –Home to a breathtaking waterfall that cascades from 80 feet over a natural lava cave, the mythological home to Hina, an ancient Hawaiian goddess. The waterfall gets its name from the spectacular rainbows frequently seen here.
- Hilo Airport* – Circle of Fire guests will be dropped off at Blue Hawaiian Helicopter.
- Richardson’s Black Sand Beach* –This is the only beach in Hilo and one of the few on the island with black sand. Here, you will see ancient Hawaiian fish ponds and enjoy a spectacular view to Mauna Kea.
- Lili’uokalani Garden* – Built 1917-1919 and donated by Queen Lili’uokalani, this 24.14-acre park is the largest such garden outside of Japan.
Please be advised in the event of a Government Shutdown the National Parks currently will have limited access available to the public.
- Important Information
- Wear walking shoes, bring a light jacket, and dress comfortably.
- Lunch is available for purchase.
- The route may be modified due to National Park Advisories.
- Tour highlights are subject to change without notice and may vary at tour driver discretion in order to take into account National Park Service advisories, weather advisories, traffic advisories, road closures and detours, and venue hours of operations.
- Volcanic fumes can be hazardous. This tour is not recommended for visitors with heart or breathing problems and infants, young children, and pregnant women.
- ADA Requests
- If you require any special accommodations due to disability, please include them under the comment section at the time of booking.
- If you require a wheelchair accessible vehicle, the type of wheelchair must be specified in the comments section when booking online or by directly calling Roberts Hawaii. Due to limited availability, we require ADA vehicle reservations to be made a minimum of 48 hours prior to the date and time of service.
- We make all reasonable attempts to accommodate the needs of disabled travelers.
- Cancellation Terms
- Once purchased, this tour fee is non-refundable and the tour cannot be canceled. Due to airline restrictions, passenger name changes are not permitted under any circumstance, and switching airlines may not be an option. Airline change penalty fees may apply and vary by airline and fare type.
- No-shows incur full charges – No refunds