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Small Group Tour: Deluxe Volcano Experience with Restaurant Dinner

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US$ 238.54
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Dine with views of Kilauea’s glowing magma on a small-group volcano tour of Mauna Kea State Park and Kilauea, part of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. After viewing the volcanoes in full daylight, watch them light up after dark for the full Hawaii volcano experience. The day includes a picnic lunch by Mauna Kea, plenty of sightseeing stops, and a multi-course dinner at historic Kilauea Lodge.
  • Volcano tour of Hawaii’s big island with crater-view dinner
  • Travel in a Mercedes van stocked with movies, drinks, and hot towels
  • See Mauna Kea, Mauna Loa, and Kilauea volcanoes
  • Group size limited to 14 to ensure personalized service
What to Expect
Meet a driver at your hotel (selected areas only) for the scenic trip to Mauna Kea State Park, passing between Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa volcanoes. The first stop of the day is a catered picnic lunch at Mauna Kea State Park before heading to Rainbow Falls, King Kamehameha Statue, and Kilauea, Hawaii’s most active volcano. At Kilauea National Park, tour the fascinating volcanic landscape, including steam vents, the smoke plume from Halemaumau Crater, and Thurston Lava Tube, stopping at Jaggar Museum to see the caldera. When the sun begins to set, sit down to a dinner at Kilauea Lodge, dining on your choice of entree and drink with soup, salad, and bread served alongside. After dinner, head to the Jaggar Museum again to watch the nighttime glow, then relax on the way back to your hotel, making a short stargazing stop if weather permits.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Kailua-Kona, HI, USA

Traveler pickup is offered
All Kona, Waikoloa and Kohala area Hotels/Resorts
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Professional guide
  • Restaurant Dinner
  • Catered Picnic Lunch
  • Binoculars
  • Umbrellas
  • Cold beverages, hot coffee/chocolade
  • Flashlight
  • Warm parka (coat)
  • Entry/Admission - Kaumana Caves Park
  • Entry/Admission - MacKenzie State Park
  • Entry/Admission - Isaac Hale Park
  • Entry/Admission - Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children under 5 years old not permitted on this tour
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Meal options (please specify your preference in the 'special requirements' field at checkout):
  • Lunch and dinner are both included on the tour. Please choose a lunch and dinner choice from below for each traveler. Your lunch choices are: Ham and Cheese Sandwich Chicken Caesar Wrap Vegetarian Hummus Wrap *Each lunch option comes with your choice of garden salad or fresh fruit.
  • Your dinner choices are:
  • New York Steak,
  • Fresh Catch,
  • Stuffed Island Chicken
  • Pesto Pasta
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 13 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Popular mentions
This all day tour (12hrs) exceeded our expectations. Our guide, Grant, was knowledgeable, entertaining & gave us great insights as to the volcanic history of the island. We explored caves, waterfalls, lava tubes, went to the suburbs that disappeared under the lava,explored
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Response from Betsy W, Guest Relations Manager at Small Group Tour: Deluxe Volcano Experience with Restaurant Dinner
Responded 6 days ago
Aloha, and thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us! Our Deluxe Volcano Experience gives guests a first hand perspective of the 2018 eruption, showing the true essence of what makes the Big Island of Hawaii such a magical destination. Grant is an incredibly valued team member, and his continued commitment to customer satisfaction makes for an excellent day of exploration. I will be sure to share your review with him, he will be so pleased to read this! Thank your choosing Kailani Tours, we hope to see you again one day soon!
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My wife and I really wanted to see some Volcano sites since there was a major event in 2018 on the Big Island. After speaking with our hotel concierge, she recommended the Deluxe Volcano Experience. Also the reviews we read echoed the recommendation. Overall it was an amazing
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We couldn’t be bigger fans of Kailani Tours and had a memorable experience. Many companies offer similar excursions of Volcano National Park but there are a few things that set this above the rest. First, the itinerary was great which included pick up from our hotel, well
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Response from Betsy W, Guest Relations Manager at Small Group Tour: Deluxe Volcano Experience with Restaurant Dinner
Responded 1 week ago
Aloha, and thank you for sharing such positive feedback! Receiving reviews like yours are always so gratifying, and reaffirms our goal of providing an excellent guest experience! Our Deluxe Volcano Experience gives guests a first hand perspective of the 2018 eruption, and allows our guests to embrace the essence of our beautiful island! We strive to create experiences which are convenient, and well paced for all who tour with us. We also understand how important it is to create an experience that is well paced, entertaining, but also informative. We are happy to know that you enjoyed our included lunch, and hopefully the other amenities we provide (water, snacks, and rain gear) were also well received. Grant is the ultimate traveling companion, and his love of the island and passion for his work always shines through. He is thoughtful, engaging, and always attentive to detail. I will make sure he reads your wonderful review! Everyone at Kailani Tours makes it a priority to go above and beyond, in creative experiences that will last a lifetime. I am happy to know Grant was able to return your credit card, it is our pleasure to help! Thanks again for sharing such positive feedback with us, and Thank You for choosing Kailani Tours!
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No red lava, but the steam vents and the hardened lava from 2018 was amazing. Zane Smith, our guide, was very knowledgeable about the volcanos. It helps he was a Vulcanist. He made sure everyone was safe as we maneuvered about the lava. I would've personally preferred a bit more
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Response from Betsy W, Guest Relations Manager at Small Group Tour: Deluxe Volcano Experience with Restaurant Dinner
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you for sharing your experience with us! Our Deluxe Volcano Experience allows guests to get a first experience of the 2018 eruption. Although the eruption has ceased, and there is no active lava flow, the geologic results of that event are indeed, stunning! Zane is a valued team member, and so we are happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with him. I will be sure to share this review with him, we appreciate your feedback! Thank you for choosing Kailani Tours, and we hope to see you again someday soon!
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This may have been a slightly different tour than the short description above. Before we even got to the volcano part, we visited a coffee farm and got a private tour, discussed the telescope/observatory controversy as we crested the summit between the two volcanoes and saw all
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Response from Betsy W, Guest Relations Manager at Small Group Tour: Deluxe Volcano Experience with Restaurant Dinner
Responded 6 Oct 2019
Wow...! We at Kailani Tours always love reading such positive reviews! It is always so gratifying to know that our guests enjoyed themselves as much as you did! Our Deluxe Volcano Experience is a fantastic way for our guests to develop first hand knowledge and perspective of the 2018 Eruption. With exclusive access to Leilani Estates and Fissure 8, we are proud to work with local residents who can share their personal experience. Enjoying a delicious dinner while overlooking the Crater at Volcano House is always a highlight for guests. We are so pleased to know you feel the same! Grant is always engaging, fun, and informative. His passion for the island, and his continued commitment to guest satisfaction makes him an invaluable asset to the Kailani Team. I will be sure to pass this review on to him, I’m sure he will be happy to read this. We at Kailani Tours are committed to excellence, and it is so rewarding to see all of our efforts realized. Thank you for taking the time to share such positive feedback regarding your experience, and thank you for choosing Kailani Tours!
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Key Details
  • Duration: 12h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Instant confirmation
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English
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