Akamai Adventure Tours & Travel

Akamai Adventure Tours & Travel

8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
About
Are you planning a trip to Hawaii? If so, explore the Hawaiian Islands with Akamai Adventure Tours & Travel!! When you travel with us you have the chance to experience an adventure of a lifetime. We are a guiding service company that wants to share the most unique place upon our planet and show you hidden Hawaii.We provide the island of Hawaii's most private, exclusive, intimate adventure tours at very affordable rates. We are a family owned business with 32 years of experience in the outdoor recreation industry. Our professional, knowledgeable and friendly staff brings an exuberant amount of passion and energy to every trip they lead. Through extensive interpretation, Akamai Adventure Tours & Travel hope to instill in your hearts the respect, admiration and ALOHA spirit that will connect you to the 'Aina (land) forever. Call us to book your adventure of a lifetime. By making your reservation today, you're already AKAMAI (wise, smart intelligent). Explore the Big Island with us! Hawaii Volcanoes National Park * Lava Viewing * Hawaii's largest fresh water lake (Wai O' Pele) * Black Sand Beaches * Akaka Falls * Rainbow Falls * Queen Liliuokalani Garden * Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Farm * Panaewa Botanical Zoo * Big Island Candies * Volcano Winery * Art Galleries * Hawaiian Vanilla Company and much, much more
Volcano, United States

Awards
Travellers' Choice
2022

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Steve Rowley
1 contribution
Oct 2022
What a great experience Hayley provided for my family.!!! We planned our first trip to the Islands and decided to stay on Oahu. But seeing as inter island flights were fairly inexpensive, we decided to add to our adventure and take a day trip to the Big Island and found that Akamai Adventures was very accommodating and worked within our time frame. Hayley met us at the airport and we were off. As a teacher, I really appreciate her vast knowledge of native flora and fauna in combination with her sharing rich Island legends and history. My family of six are still talking about Hayley and her stories. Awesome job Hayley!!!
Would I recommend Akamai Adventures? Absolutely!!
Would I come back to the Big Island and use Akamai Adventure again? You know it!!
Written 6 November 2022
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Brian S
New York City, NY8 contributions
Aug 2022
We've been back from Hawaii for a little bit and the tour at Volcanoes National Park with Akamai Adventures might be the first thing my girls mention when people ask about our Hawaiian vacation.

Well before our trip to Hawaii began, we looked into several tours of Volcanoes National Park. Our Hotel was on the Kona side of the Island and we heard that the drive back across the island at night can be a bit of a drive - and it was! After many glowing reviews of Akamai, we reached out and started our email and phone exchange with Hayley. Hayley was lovely and quick to guide us on how best to visit the volcanoes and other parts of the island. Our girls are 13 and 11 so we needed to keep their interest and stamina throughout our days. All communication with Hayley was clear and without delay - even though we were 6 time zones away in New York City!

We booked a half day tour of the park and Met Tyler at the Visitor's Center at 3:30PM. Tyler is Haley's husband. They are a great combination of personality, experience and education of the Hawaiian culture, lore, history and science of the geography you will see at the park. Both of us having daughters, also gave us and Tyler a nice connection! Tyler greeted us, knowing a bit about who we are and our interests - from the little brief we sent to Hayley. We jumped into Tyler's van (a late-model Toyota mini van). There were Hawaiian snacks and beverages in the van and we were very comfortable.

We made several stops at highlighted parts of the park where we stopped for walks
and tours - full of information about the tubes, landscapes, scenic outlooks, rainforests, history, hotels and the evening glow. We got to see the lava flow from various look outs before the sun set - and then the evening glow (which shouldn't be missed!). There was a little rain but Tyler gave us matching windbreakers for us to wear. We were also given flashlights to help us on our walk to / from the evening lookout to see the glow.

Tyler didn't make us feel rushed and we spent our 5+ hours learning, walking, seeing and experiencing VNP. Both Tyler and Hayley really helped to make our family vacation something to remember and we can't recommend them enough! Akamai Adventure Tours was fantastic and we are grateful for the time with them!

Mahalo!!!

Brian, Erica, Rachel & Leah
Written 10 October 2022
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JordanD
Fairfax, VA3 contributions
Apr 2022
We have visited 33 National Parks but never hired a guide until now and it was well worth it. Hayley was a wonderful tour guide from start to finish. She made scheduling easy and was very responsive leading up to the tour. She brought us to some incredible spots that we would not have found on our own. The view of the lava and early morning stars she got us was worth the tour itself. We would highly recommend this tour for anyone visiting the park.
Written 21 June 2022
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Vicki W
1 contribution
Apr 2022
We booked a private half day / evening tour of Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park with Akamai Adventures for our family of 4. Hayley was an amazing guide, so knowledgeable and passionate about not only the Volcano but Hawaiian culture. We learnt so much from her in the few short hours we where with her. She made us feel very comfortable, the day was fun and informative. I would def book another tour with Akamai Adventures Tours if we where to ever return to Big Island. Hayley gave us some great advice on places to visit on our drive to VNP, and information on the Island itself. We had the best day with Hayley - mahalo nui loa Hayley!
Written 14 April 2022
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Catherine H
Washington DC, DC4 contributions
Mar 2022
Our tour with Hayley was the highlight of our week on the big island. As we were still on east coast time, we decided to drive the 2 hours from Kona at arriving at the park at 4:30am. It was so worth the drive and exhaustion. Hayley picked our family of 7 up in her comfortable minivan, made sure we were all outfitted and ready, and started the tour with her encyclopedic fund of knowledge about all things Hawaii.

We started with a less than half mile hike to the volcano, and words are really insufficient to describe how powerful an experience it was. Hayley helped our family take amazing photos after which we watched the sun rise.

Hayley brought us to so many special sites in the park that we would not likely have visited on our own. They were each memorable in their own way, and only added to he overall experience.

Throughout the 4 hour tour, Hayley shared a wealth of knowledge, personal anecdotes and true passion for the park, the island and the magic of Hawaii. At times it felt like an immersive, almost spiritual experience.

Our entire family of 7- including 2 seniors in their seventies and 2 children ages 5 and 8, feel it was the most memorable adventures of our lifetimes.

Mahalo Hayley- a hui hou!
Written 4 April 2022
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Ben de Jesus
Lexington, KY4 contributions
Mar 2022 • Family
Haylee was an incredibly knowledgeable and friendly tour guide. We learned so much about the volcanos, surrounding area, local wildlife, and cultural history of the island in such a short span of time. Great with kids of any age. Highly recommend!
Written 30 March 2022
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Bill M
Florida11 contributions
Feb 2022 • Couples
We booked two tours, the volcano and Hilo gardens and waterfall tours. Both amazing highly recommend. The later hike at the volcano includes night view of lava flow.
Hayle is personality plus and works hard to keep us engaged.
Written 16 February 2022
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Hannah C
8 contributions
Dec 2021 • Family
My favorite part was watching the sunset on the volcano. Recommend a later tour it was not very rainy and easier to see the glowing lava in the dark. Hailey was very enthusiastic and outgoing and new all about the Hawaiian culture. She provided us with everything we needed including snacks and umbrellas. She made an effort to get to know us and make us laugh.
Written 21 December 2021
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Jos
Salt Lake City, UT1 contribution
Nov 2021 • Couples
I cannot rave enough about this.Hayley & Tyler were the highlight of our two-week trip. You will never be disappointed in booking with these wonderful, knowledgeable, hospitable duo.

From knowing the tips & tricks of getting the best volcano viewing to answering any and all questions- plus the most interesting facts about pretty much anything- I cannot recommend them enough.

Book it. Then book them again. I’ve been home for 2 weeks and my friends are getting tired of me raving about my tour with Akamai. Still gonna keep going.
Written 26 November 2021
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Alexander D
1 contribution
Oct 2021 • Couples
Just one of many favorite parts of our experience included enjoying an early morning cup o’joe as we were comfortably seated with an extraordinary view of Kilauea volcano as it endlessly spewed our red hot lava. Every morning, we were welcomed to a brand new day of excitement & adventure, and #akamaiadventure delivered big time!
Because Hayley & Tyler gave so much attention to detail, having the most incredible time possible was not only effortless but fun and truly freeing.
This dynamic duo greeted us as clients, and parted (temporarily) as friends.
As lovers of fun & adventure, we HIGHLY recommend Akamai Adventure Tours & Travel to anyone desiring a memorable, and thrilling experience!
Love & Aloha,
G&A
Written 2 November 2021
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