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Private Lava Hike

  • View Hawaii’s flowing lava up close

  • Explore active volcanic landscapes with an expert

  • Full day private tour

Private Lava Hike
From US$ 250.00
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Private Lava Hike
US$ 250.00

Hawaii’s Big Island is geologically alive with ever-flowing lava from its volcanoes. On this full-day hiking tour, expert guides take into account constantly changing eruption conditions to safely bring you close to the lava. The private tour is ideal for visitors hoping to photograph lava. An alternative tour of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is available if lava is not accessible.

What to Expect

Closed toe shoes and pants are required for this hike, and we recommend at least 3 liters of water per person. The weather can be very unpredictable in this area so please be prepared for rain or sun by dressing in layers. We will provide each guest with a headlamp, hand held flashlight, gloves and rain poncho in the event of heavy rains. Bringing some lights snacks is a good idea and we highly recommend eating before the tour due to the demanding physical nature. Please note there are no restrooms available on our lava hike due to the isolated location of the surface flows. Don't forget your camera because we will have amazing photo opportunities! 

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Reviews (18)

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Reviewed 12 April 2018
Amazing experience.

Our private lava hike with Erik Storm far exceeded expectations. Erik is extremely knowledgeable and his love of all things volcanic shows. The hike itself was gorgeous. The rock beneath our feet was a constantly changing piece of art. And then we saw lava in...More

Thank colletteleland
LivinGreat808, Manager at Kilauea EcoGuides, responded to this reviewResponded 22 April 2018

Aloha colletteleland and thank you for your review! The fact that your private tour exceeded your expectations is truly great for us, and we feel honored that you feel that way. Mahalo for your review!

Reviewed 13 February 2018 via mobile
Bucket list item checked off

It had been a long time goal for me to see flowing lava and Erik and Malia made it happen. The tour was fun, informative and exciting. You could tell Erik loves what he does and seems just as excited to be there as everyone...More

1  Thank Noah C
LivinGreat808, Manager at Kilauea EcoGuides, responded to this reviewResponded 3 March 2018

Aloha Noah C! Thank you for your review, we are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your lava hike with Erik. Our goal is always to get within a hands reach of the flowing lava when safely and legally possible. And as long time...More

Reviewed 2 February 2018

While we were excited about doing this tour, it exceeded our expectations! It will be hard for any of our other tours to touch this experience! Eric was incredibly knowledgeable and a perfect guide. Thank you for a wonderful evening!!

Thank ann m
LivinGreat808, Manager at Kilauea EcoGuides, responded to this reviewResponded 10 February 2018

Aloha Ann M! Thank you very much for your review. We are happy to hear that your private tour exceeded your expectations as that is something we strive for. Mahalo!

Reviewed 29 January 2018
Favorite Activity of the Trip!

My two young adult boys did a private lava hike from Kalapana with Eric. We were on the Big Island for three weeks staying in various locations and when I asked them what they enjoyed the most they both said the lava hike. Communication with...More

1  Thank Lynxx
LivinGreat808, Manager at Kilauea EcoGuides, responded to this reviewResponded 10 February 2018

Aloha Lynxx! Thank you for your review, we are very grateful for your support and recommendation. While we do not always get to spend 2-hrs out at the active lava flows some of our guests more experienced at hiking may get additional viewing time. We...More

Reviewed 17 January 2018 via mobile
Bucket list must do!

Eric was a great guide. Not only did he put us extremely close to lava flows (with safety in mind), but the Hawaiian history and geological education along with way was awesome. We are grateful Pele was kind to us and offered a great show....More

Thank Paige S
LivinGreat808, Manager at Kilauea EcoGuides, responded to this reviewResponded 10 February 2018

Aloha Paige S! Thank you for your review. The educational aspects of our private tours are very important to us so we are glad to hear that you enjoyed that aspect along with safely accessing the flows. Mahalo for your support and recommendation to other...More

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