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Native Hawaiian Lava

Kapaahu, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI
808 345 5607
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Ranked #15 of 39 Attractions in Hilo
Type: Hiking Trails
Description: meeting point " uncle awe bar ". lava walking day and night. extreme or regular tours.
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Dallas, Texas
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71 reviews 71 reviews
33 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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
16 helpful votes 16 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
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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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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
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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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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34 helpful votes 34 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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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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Brampton, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

Thumbs up to the Hawaiian boys who took us right down to the lava flowing down to the ocean, Boy what a feeling to be standing right next to it and feel the heat coming to get you. Difficult to discribe.

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Oakland Park, FL
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

Great experience to actually see the lava fall into the ocean. Amazing. There are also mini fire explosions that will knock your socks off.

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