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Evening Volcano Explorer from Hilo

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US$ 186.94
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The original volcano lovers tour. Start with a drive through quaint Hilo town where you’ll drive along the historic waterfront before heading out to the old fishing village of Kalapana. Your National Park Service certified guide will discuss the volcanology, geology, and history of Kilauea volcano, as well as providing in-depth narration on the various lava flows and flora and fauna that you’ll be passing by. Kalapana was destroyed by lava, as was the adjacent beach, Kaimu.The Volcano Winery also has estate grown teas to taste and soft drinks and water are also included. After sampling beverages, you’ll enjoy a Hawaiian-style BBQ lunch with a complimentary glass of your choice of Volcano Winery wine or other beverage.
  • Afternoon and evening tour of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park from Hilo
  • See the lava flows of a former eruption that buried a local town
  • Tour craters, steam vents, and lava tubes in daylight and at sunset
  • Taste volcanic wine and enjoy dinner at the nearby Volcanic Winery
What to Expect
Meet your driver and guide in downtown Hilo, or arrange for hotel pickup. Begin with a look at the power of Hawaii's active volcanoes. Visit the site of Kalapana, a former village completely destroyed by lava flows, and the island’s newest black-sand beach at Kaimu. See the Painted Church of St. Damien, considered a sacred site by locals; it was moved several times to save it from advancing lava. Enter Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and learn more about the Big Island’s geologic history. Explore the park’s diverse topography with your ranger guide, from lush rain forest to simmering craters and hissing steam vents. At nearby Volcano Winery, get a private tour of vineyards and tea orchards, before dinner and a glass of wine. Back at the park, watch the changing light of the setting sun wash over Mt. Kilauea and look for glowing lava flows and other volcanic activity.
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Important Information
Departure Point
93 Banyan Dr, Hilo, HI 96720, USA

Traveler pickup is offered
Meet at the Grand Naniloa Hotel 93 Banyan Dr, Hilo, HI 96720 or contact us at 808-964-1000 for more information.

Departure Time
1:30 PM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Dinner
  • Beverages
  • Snacks
  • Entry/Admission - Star of the Sea Painted Church
  • Entry/Admission - Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Closed toe walking shoes required
  • Bring a light rain jacket
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 26 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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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Long drive in an old van. Guide was knowledgeable and pleasant. Dinner was less than a roadside food stand. Winery was equivalent to a roadside stand. National Park Visitor center was a brief restroom break. Volcano crater was inactive and clouded over (not the tour...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Star Gazing Tour was part of an amazing day! Our driver Lawrence was a font of wisdom and never ending snippets of information that deepened our understanding of the amazing Vista spread before us. It was also an inspirational to listen to the observations...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Jessica G, Social Media Manager at KapohoKine Adventures at KapohoKine Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Aloha Trevor -- Mahalo for the wonderful review. Happy to hear you had a great time on our stargazing tour. Just a heads up, if you have any photos from your recent adventure with us, you can enter our Instagram contest. All you have to...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our first trip to the Big Island of Hawaii. We stayed in the Double Tree by Hilton (never again but that's another review) KapohoKine Adventures was in the hotel. My wife set up an evening volcano tour. Volcano National Park. Local lava flows (recent and...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Tom G
Jessica G, Social Media Manager at KapohoKine Adventures at KapohoKine Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Aloha Tom! We really appreciate you taking the time to provide feedback and write such a great review. Glad to hear you had a blast with our crew. Just a heads up, if you have any photos from your recent adventure with us, you can...More

Reviewed 22 July 2019

Our tour guide Campell was so fun and full of stories and information. His local experiences mixed with living here made it have incredible insights. The evening view when we hiked the crater was incredible and clear we saw all the mountains and even the...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Jessica G, Social Media Manager at KapohoKine Adventures at KapohoKine Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2019

Aloha Dennis! Mahalo for the wonderful review and special shout out to Campbell.

Reviewed 3 July 2019 via mobile

Checked into our hotel and stopped by the concierge desk before going to our room for a few questions. They answered and also showed us a few tours and after a night's sleep decided to do the Evening Volcano tour. I am so glad we...More

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Jessica G, Social Media Manager at KapohoKine Adventures at KapohoKine Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 20 July 2019

Aloha Jennifer! I'm so glad to hear that you and your party had a wonderful time on our Volcano tour. Rich and Sara will be very happy to read your kind words. We do hope you'll join us again, perhaps on one of our Zipline...More

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4 July 2019|
Response from Jennifer A | Reviewed this property |
Yes there was vegetarian option. When you book it, they ask for your dinner option at that time. Once was BBQ ribs and chicken and I believe the other was vegetable skewers (but not positive but know it was a vegetarian... More
28 January 2019|
Response from StevieRay1989 |
Van was very uncomfortable especially for a 12 hour day. With a full bus you probabally wont enjoy it.
Linda J
10 October 2018|
Response from Jennifer A | Reviewed this property |
You leave around 1-1:30 in afternoon and return about 8-8:30PM
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