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  1. United States
  2. Hawaii
  3. Big Island, Hawaii
  4. Rainbow Falls

Big Island: Hilo Doors-Off Lava and Rainforest Adventure

Product ID: 183050
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There is no better vantage point than a helicopter and there is no bigger thrill than leaving the doors behind so there is nothing between you and the sights. On this scenic flight tour, soar over iconic waterfalls and glowing lava flow.
About this activity
Duration 40 minutes
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Experience a doors-off helicopter tour over an active volcano in Hawaii
  • Enjoy two-way communication between you, your pilot, and your group
  • View current activity at Kilauea Volcano, tropical rainforests, and waterfalls
Full description
On this helicopter doors-off experience, you will see the best of the Big Island, with views only accessible by air. See giant waterfalls flowing down gorgeous cliffs and active glowing lava. For those wanting to see Hawaii from a bird's eye view, this tour will take you there.

Jump aboard the Hughes 500 Helicopter doors-off and fly over one of the most active volcanoes in the world. Find out for yourself why this is the ”hottest helicopter ride on Earth.” After over 35 years of activity, Kīlauea Volcano has made its mark on the geological structure of the island. Witness otherworldly landscapes like the incredible 8-mile river of frozen lava from Fissure 8 to the Pacific Ocean, the newest black sand beaches, and enormous craters created by recent events.

Along the way, view Mauna Loa’s vistas, the beauty of lush Puna rainforests, and mesmerizing Hilo waterfalls. With no windows to shoot through, there is no better way for you to share crystal clear photographs and videos of your experience. Many of these Hawaii waterfalls are accessible by air only so you will gain exclusive access to some of the largest waterfalls on the island. 
  • Approximately 40-minutes flight time
  • Tour guide and commentary
What’s Not Included
  • Camera
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Children under 12 years

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Terminal 2 at the Hilo International Airport.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Warm clothing
Not allowed
  • Hats
  • Open-toed shoes
Know before you go
• You must advise us accurately of your weight when booking to ensure the comfort and safety of all guests
• You must be weighed at check-in
• Those over 265 pounds (120 kilograms) will be subject to a weight restriction fee
• If there are significant differences between the weight given when booking and the weight measured at check-in it can cause delays and result in additional charges or cancellation with no refund
• Your camera, phone, and sunglasses must have straps
• Paid parking is available
Organized by

Paradise Helicopters

Product ID: 183050