Big Island: Kilauea Volcano Hiking Tour

Big Island: Kilauea Volcano Hiking Tour

Activity provider: Hawaii Forest & Trail
Likely to sell out
Likely to sell out

From US$ 256.54 per person

Experience a volcano up close and personal on the Big Island of Hawaii, and discover the natural and cultural history about the island’s formation.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 12 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
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Private or small groups available


  • Marvel at an active volcano
  • Enjoy 2-3 miles of hiking around the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park's dynamic terrain.
  • Visit a large private lava tube known for its bright yellow and gold microbial mats living on the cave walls
  • Stay after dark to see the eruption deep inside Halemaumau Crater
  • Catch glimpses of lava and see the night’s sky light up with Pele’s orange and red glow
Full description

Experience an ohana tour with friends and family in style. Get exclusive access to an active volcano in the infamous Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Wander through lava tubes off the beaten track and stay until after dark for magnificent views of molten lava spewing from the Halemaumau Crater. Your tour includes 2-3 miles of hiking through the Big Island's lush and varied scenery, a knowledgeable guide who will teach you about the flora and fauna unique to Big Island, and round trip transportation from Kona or Waikaloa. Enjoy snacks, beverages, a Deli-style lunch prepared by Christine's Deli, and dinner, which are all included in your 10-12 hour day trip. Experience a once-in-a-lifetime view of the glowing lava at one of the last remaining active volcanoes in Hawaii. Have your camera ready to capture the orange glow of lava against the night sky.

  • Snacks
  • Beverages
  • Deli-style lunch
  • Dinner
  • National Park entrance fees
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Please bring a reusable water bottle
Not suitable for
  • Children under 8 years
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • Masks are required while indoors

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Jacket
  • Long pants
  • Closed-toe shoes
  • Reusable water bottle

Know before you go

  • Guests should be capable of hiking on uneven or rocky terrain and we may encounter cool, wet, or muddy conditions.
  • Tour is approx. 10-12 hours. Travel time from most resorts is approx. 6 hrs round-trip.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

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Taj and Guenevere were incredibly accommodating and friendly on this full day long excursion. There were plenty of restroom stops, snacks, and even gluten free options for food as lunch, dinner, and snacks were provided. We learned a ton of information about volcanoes, plant life, island history and conservation. The hike was outstanding and we had a flavorful hot dinner on a lava field overlooking the ocean. Bring layers because of varying changes in weather and elevation. We definitely got our money’s worth on this trip!

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May 19, 2022

It was a wonderful day, and an unforgettable experience. Our guide Jon Knight was very knowledgeable and also followed an interpretive guide methodology so he was great at using storytelling to captivate our imagination. He was good at getting to know his crowd. Because of this, I’d say that it was a great experience for all kinds of people, from solo travelers to couples and families. I loved the experience of seeing lava from afar at a very safe distance, as well as visiting the lava tubes, boulders, and various geological types of impacts that the volcanoes have created. It was nice to get to know Madame Pele, the goddess of volcanoes! Recommend to be prepared for rain, as you’re going to be in tropical as well as dry areas. If you’re not prepared, they will supply some jackets, (and snacks and meals). If you’re up for an adventure, this is for you!

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December 14, 2021

We loved the whole journey! It was a great learning experience in the amazing world of geology and volcanoes. We explored many places, from dry Mars-like landscapes to deep rain forest, All the way to observing lava bubbling. We had very pleasant dining. The staff accommodated our dietary restrictions and we had two meals sitting all together, and plenty of snacks along the way. Our guide, Jon Knight, was very kind, knowledgeable and patient. He answered all our questions and enriched every step with great stories and anecdotes. The overall experience took the whole day but it went very fast, very suitable for families with kids.

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December 14, 2021

Product ID: 406491