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Kilauea Caverns of Fire

Between Hilo and Volcano off HWY 11, Kurtistown, Island of Hawaii, HI
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Ranked #1 of 1 Attractions in Kurtistown
Type: Caverns/ Caves
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

this is a great family adventure tour….from the entry way going into the cave was beautiful with amazing veils of ohia tree roots, rock climbing and etc. Our guide Steve is very knowledgable and friendly…we enjoy our family time exploring the lava tube. We were exhausted after our 3 hour tour. If you love history and natures wonders this is... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

I went on the tour despite my sore foot ! Steve was a very empathetic , enthusiastic, and wonderful guide knowing I wasn't up to par , but he went very slow for my husband, son and I and i didn't even think about my foot the entire walk ( which really wasn't a very long walk ) ! He... More

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Ridgefield Park, New Jersey
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Kilauea Caverns of Fire is a lava tube reached by climbing down an aluminum ladder that's probably 20 feet high. It is in its natural state, meaning no paved or cemented floor and no lighting. We opted for the three hour tour, but a one hour tour is also available. We each carried a flashlight and wore a hard hat... More

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Top Contributor
102 reviews 102 reviews
17 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

If you want to see what a real lava tube looks like (not like the Thurston Lava Tube in Volcano National Park), call the Kilauea Caverns of Fire and book a tour. It is a small time operation with reservations set up through the guide and by appointment only. Make sure you get directions from Steve (the guide) as it... More

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Mebane, North Carolina
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

We went to see these caves today and it was great. The one at the volcano national park is pretty tame and boring by comparison. This one is a little more of a challenge but well worth it. There are tons of different formations that are unique to these lava formations and Steve takes the time to explain them. I... More

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

Me and my boyfriend (both age 27 and fit) took this tour with Steve and had an amazing time. We drove over to the tour HQ (if you call for directions, that makes it very easy) which had us going around some dirt-ish roads on the east side of the island. When we walked over to the tour house, we... More

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Reno, Nevada
17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Took this lava tube tour w/my two granddaughters (ages 12 & 16) & my brother. Our guide obviously loves going into the tube & was so informative. We all enjoyed the 1 hour tour (they also have a 3 hour tour) & learned a lot. I had back surgery less than a year ago but was able to navigate it... More

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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

First I would like to address the only bad review. I think it's really unfair to review a company for this kind of accident. News flash - caves are not always safe. One must be careful. This is a place of nature that we are invited to view and explore. Adding rails etc. Would be tampering with that nature. It's... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Following our rental house owners advice we booked this tour for the day after Easter. We went to the companies headquarters to gear up... A little tough to find so be careful. We were met by Steve our tour guide and manager:). We got geared up with helmets, gloves and lights. I would wear a bandana next time helmets were... More

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Top Contributor
146 reviews 146 reviews
32 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

During our trip to the Big island (Hawaii), we booked a tour of the Kilauea Caverns of Fire, which is a guided tour of a 600 year old lava tube. I enjoy photography, so I brought a DSLR camera with a large flash. The location is remote and you will need to follow the directions explicitly to find this place.... More

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