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Kilauea Caverns of Fire

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Address: Between Hilo and Volcano off HWY 11, Kurtistown, Island of Hawaii, HI
Phone Number: (808)-217-2363
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See a lava tube not changed for tourist

I read about this lava tube adventure in Fodor's guide to Hawaii. I called and spoke to a very nice guy named Steve. I had to play a little phone tag because of time difference... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Toms River, New Jersey
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Toms River, New Jersey
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21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I read about this lava tube adventure in Fodor's guide to Hawaii. I called and spoke to a very nice guy named Steve. I had to play a little phone tag because of time difference but he always called back. We made a time and date for our visit. When we came to the day to go to the lava... More 

Thank PatKtraveler
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52 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This lava tube is unbelievable. It's hard to believe that mother nature made this. There is a beautiful walk through the jungle and down some steps to get to it. There is just enough lighting inside to see where you are going. Constant dripping gets you a little wet.

Thank okiesooner09
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Kazamura Lava tube stretches 40 miles from Kilauea Iki to Hilo. My husband and I were excited to find the Caverns of Fire offering a three hour adventure tour into the lava tube. Steve was an amazing guide. He can read the lava formations to tell the stories of the lava flowing, stretching, cooling, etc... He was extremely knowledgeable!... More 

Thank Susan T
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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42 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

This private tour is a must-see. The lava tube is very well preserved and shows stalactites, stalagmites, and many colors of oxidation. It also shows several different kinds of lava throughout. It was very cool to learn about and get a chance to see a specimen so well kept. I wish I had taken more pictures.

Thank Rachel B
Lynden, Washington
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22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

You need a vehicle to get to this, the drive is worth the experience. The guide was professional and well informed. We learned a lot about volcanos and the lava tube. This tour should be on everyone's "bucket" list!

Thank violetann
Milwaukee, WI
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100 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015 via mobile

Words cannot express how special it was to experience this lava cave tube! Dave and his dog cinnamon are great caretakers and advocates for this special sacred place. Take the time to get this out of the beaten path gem.

Thank Tabitha77
Hoboken, New Jersey
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

We're in disbelief that more people don't do these tours. Thurston lava tube in Volcano National Park was such a let down, that we started calling around to find some caves we could actually explore and climb around in. It turns out that there are only 3 guided tours on the island, and all seem to have good reviews. We... More 

Thank epl210
Tigard, Oregon
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We were hesitant to pay money to see a lava tube since we are from the Pacific Northwest and have hiked in lava tubes before. However, the Kilauea Caverns of Fire was a completely different experience and worth every penny. Steve, our guide, shared his fascination and enthusiasm for all of the beautiful formations within the lava tube. Steve is... More 

Thank Nikole E
bedford, ma
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43 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Our group of five adults joined Steve for an afternoon tour of the lava tube. It was fun to scramble over the boulders and look at the amazing formations and features that nature has produced. Steve shared his knowledge and his interest in the various aspects of the lava tube. Although he is not a scholar (as was the guide... More 

Thank camp_boo
Panama City, Florida
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15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

I can't imagine a better lava tube experience. Steve was my guide, and he admitted he had been in the tubes hundreds of times. Still, his passion for the tubes showed like a young boy showing off his prized possession. He made the tubes come alive, literally, with his enthusiasm. I took the three hour tour, but I know his... More 

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