One Day Hilo Circle of Fire Helicopter & 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

Get A Bird’s Eye View of Hawaii’s Natural Beauty

Depart from Oahu and head to the Island of Hawaii, known fondly as the “Big Island”. Your tour begins aboard our luxury motor coach where you will sit back and enjoy the ride as we take you on a journey of Hawaii’s newest and youngest volcanic island! You will learn about the seismic activity that’s been a constant on the Big Island and the culture that sprang up around it. See volcanoes and ancient lava beds while discovering the legends meant to explain these natural phenomena. Along the way take in some of the most unique scenery Hawaii has to offer. Your adventure continues with an afternoon helicopter tour where you will see tropical rainforests and waterfalls of the Big Island as well as take in the views of the newly formed landscape from the 2018 Kilauea Eruption. By the tour’s end, you will know exactly how and why volcanoes occur.

(NOTE: Route subject to change without notice due to the ongoing volcanic activity as our guests’ safety is our top priority.)

Tour Overview (* denotes stops made, ** denotes stop if parking available)

  • Volcano National Park* – Home to one of the world’s most active volcano – 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* – The helicopter portion of your tour begins here as you embark on a breathtaking flight bringing you close to lava that’s become newly formed land and the results of volcanic activity. (Please note, if the helicopter flight is cancelled due to poor weather or other unforeseen reasons, you will visit Richardson’s Black Sand Beach and Liliuokalani Garden instead and your rate will be adjusted.)

Please be advised in the event of a Government Shutdown the National Parks currently will have limited access available to the public.