One-Day Hawaii Island: Hilo Volcano Tour

Quick Details

  • Island Hopping: Oahu to Big Island
  • Tour Duration (not including flight time):  8 hours
  • Availability: Daily
  • Departure and Return to Waikiki: Varies, depending on flight schedule

About the One-Day Hilo Volcano Tour from Oahu

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 volcanoes. 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 Halemaumau in the summit of Kilauea. By the tour’s end, you’ll know exactly how and why volcanoes form. You also have the opportunity to take in scenery unique to Hawaii along the way!

Hilo Volcano Special Tour Highlights
(* denotes stops made, ** denotes stop if parking available)

  • Volcano National Park* – Home to one of the world’s most active volcanoes – Kilauea. Steam vents, volcanic craters and more.
    • Kilauea Visitor Center (Bathroom)*
    • Volcano House**
    • Steam Vents**
    • Halemaumau Lookout**
  • Big Island Candies Factory* – A true taste of the islands and home to the world-renowned Chocolate Dipped Macadamia Nut Shortbread Cookie.
  • Imiloa Sky Garden* – A garden restaurant featuring a locally inspired lunch and beautiful views of Imiloa’s native Hawaiian landscape.
  • Rainbow Falls State Park* – A public recreational area where there is a majestic waterfall that cascades 80 feet over a lava cave. It is aptly named because rainbows are often seen in the rising mist.
  • 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.
  • Liliuokalani Garden*Built 1917-1919 and donated by Queen Liliuokalani, 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.

FAQ: Is this an Oahu volcano tour?

While this tour departs from Waikiki, Oahu, we visit the active volcanoes located on the Big Island of Hawaii. A short flight to Volcano National Park and nearby surroundings makes for an experience of a lifetime.