Private tour

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park: Private Discovery Tour

Private tour

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park: Private Discovery Tour

From US$ 1,795 per group up to 4

Embark on a fascinating private tour into the heart of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Experience some unique geological, biological, and cultural landscapes, and enjoy delicious snacks.

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Duration 8.5 - 12.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup optional
Upon booking a tour, your guide will be in contact with you before the start of your tour to confirm pickup location and see if there is any customizations we can offer.
Wheelchair accessible
Private group


  • Savor the smell and flavors of freshly baked malasadas at Punalu'u Bakery
  • Allow the gorgeous scenery at Punalu‘u black sand beach to take your breath away
  • Witness the spectacular volcanic eruption in Halema‘uma‘u Crater
  • Experience a massive 600-foot long lava tube that is over 20 feet tall in places
  • Enjoy a picnic lunch surrounded by the beautiful of the Big Island
Full description

Set off on a customizable adventure tour with hotel pickup. Meet your private guide and drive along the beautiful Kona coast to stop first at the famous Punalu‘u Bakery. See Punalu‘u Black Sand Beach before entering one of the most unique geological, biological and cultural landscapes on earth, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

Following hotel pickup, travel south along the Kona coast and take in breathtaking views of lush vegetation and pristine coastline. Listen to your guide describe the cultural history of the area as well as the local flora and fauna. Arrive at the southernmost bakery in the United States.

Punalu‘u Bakery is world-renown for its sweet bread, malasadas (Portuguese fried dough), and other delicious treats. Enjoy a complimentary coffee or tea and choose a malasada before heading on to explore the most beautiful black sand beach on the island, Punalu‘u. Enjoy the relaxing feeling of black sand under your toes while listening to the wind move through the palms and across the water. Your guide will keep a lookout for green sea turtles and endangered hawksbill sea turtles that frequent the beach. The iconic Hawaii Volcanoes National Park encompasses the summit of 2 of the world’s most active volcanoes and extends from sea level up to the summit of Mauna Loa at 13,677 feet. You’ll spend the majority of your tour in the park taking in all the natural wonders.

Explore the main attractions in the park including the Thurston Lava Tube, Wahinekapu Steam Bluff, and marvel at the incredible views of the current eruption inside Halema‘uma‘u Crater. Enjoy a picnic lunch surrounded by the beauty of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Listen to guided interpretation throughout the day as you learn all about the park’s natural wonders, endemic wildlife and rich cultural history.

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Admission into all venues and parks
  • Guided tour with educational materials and commentary
  • Photo package of 20-25 professional edited photos
  • Coffee, tea, and malasadas at Punalu‘u Bakery
  • Picnic-style lunch
  • Snacks
  • Patagonia rain jacket and Nano puff
  • Nikon ProStaff binoculars
  • Tips

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen
  • Weather-appropriate clothing
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Thermal clothing

Know before you go

  • You will be contacted by the activity provider in order to customize the experience according to your needs
  • Assuming there are no modifications for this tour, you should be able to walk at least 1 mile with some stairs along the way
  • Guests must be able to walk on uneven or rocky terrain and be ready to encounter cool, wet, or muddy conditions
  • Tour activities are weather dependent

Customer reviews

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This was an incredible experience. Our tour guide, Shawn, was informative of the island's history and landscape and could not have been more accommodating. I highly recommend this trip

November 28, 2022

Much seen and many explanations by Shawn. Everything as we wanted it

July 20, 2022

Product ID: 420798