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Big Island Volcano and Waterfalls Tours

610 Kekuanaoa St, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
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Ranked #39 of 51 Activities in Hilo
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Owner description: Our tour takes you to view the largest and most active volcano in the world, the Kilauea Caldera. The Kilauea Caldera is a massive crater encircled by plumes of sulfuric smoke, and the signs of lava destruction are everywhere. The lava flows are constantly shifting, and our tour takes you as close as possible to see them. On our tour, you will walk through an actual lava tube which include extensive lava flows and Hawaii's unique black sand beaches. Later, you’ll pass through lush rainforest as our guide points out many native tropical plants, such as red ginger and ginseng. Our tours take in 10 major Hilo attractions ensuring you have a spectacular day in Hilo.

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Melbourne, Australia
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56 reviews 56 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

of the Big Island of Hawaii. This tour encompassed was a whole day affair. Leaving Oahu early morning, and taking the not short flight to the bigger Island. I had no idea what to expect, and after I got there was amazed to see a dried-up molten landscape all over the Island ! The population was low, the roads sparse.... More

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Sebring, Florida
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12 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

we went to Hilo and our driver ( John ) was by far the best tour we had while on or vist... Had a blast and learned alot.... would do it again if I knew I would have John to go with

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Big island tours is the way to go. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable a out the big island..what ever were n a private tour of about 15 and went to see rainbow falls. Beautiful experience..

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Ottawa, Canada
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

This is an excellent tour of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. We were picked up at the port and drove to the National Park, stopping along the way for photo opportunities at Rainbow Falls. Our driver kept us entertained with information about the island, the volcano and the island's legends. The Park is surreal with the steam vents here and there... More

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North Clarendon, Vermont, United States
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9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

We were picked up in the port by Cindy, she drove us outside the port and switched us to a smaller van. This van they say is a 14 passenger van, might be 14 passenger for kids, but not for adults cruising. Needless to say, we could not fit into this van, so we were given the opportunity to rent... More

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Guangzhou, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

We were a group of tourists under a company sponsored trip in Hawaii. We went for a visit to the National Volcano park on the big island of Hawaii on Sep 29, 2013. The scenes in the park and at the waterfalls are gorgeous. We were so lucky to have Mr. Grant from Kapoho Kine Adventures as our guide throughout... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

I was concerned about taking this tour on the last day of my big island visit regarding my luggage. The shuttle bus had a locking compartment in the back of the bus for luggage - no reason for concern! I would recommend bringing a buttpack with a few drinks and snacks because this is a long, relaxing, scenic day. Don't... More

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

We were so impressed with our Hilo tour. We were on a cruise ship, so we only had a limited amount of time to spend on shore. The itineray we had covered the volcanos, lava tube, a waterfall, the black sand beach, orchid and japaneese gardens and big island candies and mauno lau nut factory. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

It was an awe inspiring experience to see the volcano crater from several locations.Other parts of the tour such as the Macadamia factory, Orchid displays,waterfall and black sand beaches were OK but its the volcano,lava tube and lava flows(solidified) which make this tour.It is a long day with an early pick up and quite a late flight back.Our flight was... More

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Hamilton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

We started our excursion on a tour bus taking us to their Volcano National park. We truly saw an amazing site with an acutual active volcano. During the day it is all steam and at night you see the lava flow. They have a museum on this location, where you can actually see the different forms of lava rock and... More

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