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Native Hawaiian Lava

Kapaahu, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI
808 345 5607
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Ranked #30 of 57 Activities in Hilo
Type: Hiking Trails, Sports
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Owner description: meeting point " uncle awe bar ". lava walking day and night. extreme or regular tours.

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Wailea, Hawaii
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Where to start? Was it when the rear view mirror fell off the van in the first 30 seconds? Or was it waiting for 4 people who signed up late and then decided to buy lunch before leaving and ate in the van with accompanying strong food smells? Therefore, we were late starting so that we only had 13 minutes... More

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

This National Park is both fascinating and evolving right now with new lava flows. Be sure to stop at the Visitors Center and the art gallery next to it which features all kinds of quality native art work, not the usual tourist souveniers. If you plan to take hikes, stay on the paths for safety and wear sturdy shoes (flip... More

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Dallas, Texas
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76 reviews 76 reviews
35 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Historic area of tremendous geologic beauty, despite the local town and historic bay and beach having been overrun by lava. A classic and dramatic place to visit. The incredible thing to me about reading some of the reviews of this and several close by viewing areas, is how poorly informed some of these opinions are. To learn of active lava... More

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Brasilia, DF
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34 reviews 34 reviews
24 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

If you're lucky and you have a nice (and hopefully competent) Captain, cruise ships will sail in the waters by the volcano at night so you can see the glowing lava coming down the volcano! Unforgettable!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Either our tour operator had no clue where it was or we were just not there at the right time to see it. Most tourists come to see lava not hear about it.

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Cape Coral, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014 via mobile

Whether on your own or on a tour like our's, the lava flow is a must see. The raw power of the volcano overwhelms you when you get this up and close to the lava. Our tour guide, Robert, shared so many fun and interesting facts about this natural wonder and we left with amazing memories.

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Cambridge, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

I am interested in geology but even if I were not, the rawness and very apparent power of the lava that can do this was truly awe inspiring. Go to both sides of this recent flow - the end of the road near Papua and the far side where the lava flowed into the sea and has created a new... More

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Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

One of the most entertaining and educational tours we have ever done (over 40 countries). We shunned the overpriced tours offered by our cruise line and met Coconut Joe at harbour. His tour was inexpensive, intimate (4 people) and fun. I would recommend him anytime.

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Niskayuna, New York
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54 reviews 54 reviews
31 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

Worth the trip....see the lava flow....or the steam rise if it flowing underground into the ocean. Volcanoes National Park is an amazing experience.....For the adventurous, go at night if the lava is a surface flow.

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Waterloo, Canada
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37 reviews 37 reviews
4 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

We too the walking trip guided by David Ewing - see the review of the Lava Beds B and B: even though the B and B is not running the tours still operate. Difficult walk out there since it was pouring with rain - we got utterly soaked. When we got close to the lava, visibility was very low due... More

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