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VolcanoDiscovery Hawai'i - Private Tours

P.O. Box 1251, Volcano, Island of Hawaii, HI 96785
808-640-4165
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Ranked #1 of 15 attractions in Volcano
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Owner description: Custom geology & adventure ecotours with the VOLCANO SPECIALISTS!-Experience the continuing eruption & growth of Kīlauea volcano in the National Park.... more » Owner description: Custom geology & adventure ecotours with the VOLCANO SPECIALISTS!-Experience the continuing eruption & growth of Kīlauea volcano in the National Park. -Discover connections of our native plants & animals to the dynamic landscape.-Explore Hawai`ian coexistence with the power of the elements. -Hike safely to active lava with an experienced and knowledgeable guide.Our GEOLOGIST GUIDES bring volcanic landscapes to life! We customize the experience to your background and physical abilities, from minimal walking to all-day hikes, from family & kid-friendly to scientific presentations!We are based in Volcano Village just outside Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park and offer complementary pick-up in the Hilo-Volcano area (including Hilo Airport and the Port of Hilo), but can also meet you near your tour area if you'd like to maximize your time with us on the volcano. « less
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philadelphia,pa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

Our six hour tour of Volcano Park was easily the best part of our entire two week trip. I'd been to the park before, but this was a unique experience and really brought the entire park to life for all of us (50 year old parents and two teenaged kids). Erik, our guide, was incredibly knowledgeable, not only about geography... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We were a party of 6 and we booked a customized tour with Volcano Discovery for August 5th in Hilo. Our tour guide Arthur was amazing! He showed us everything we wanted to see from lava tubes, volcanos to waterfalls. He was knowledgeable and engaged my daughters in the learning experience. There is no better way to experience what Arthur... More

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Ottawa, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

My wife, grand-daughter and I toured the big island with Arthur. We saw many of the endangered plants (including the Silver Sword), endangered birds (including the Hawaiian Hawk), happy face spider, and, of course, the volcanos. Arthur is a wonderful, friendly, smart, and very accommodating guide and made our trip very special. The 10 hour private tour which included lunch... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

A wonderful experience watching the volcanoes. Erik, our guide, was very knowledgeable and told us a lot of information at every stop. He knew all about the local flora and fauna, the geology of the island, the culture of native Hawaiians, and the animals that lived there, both native and invasive. He took us to the Kilauea caldera and crater,... More

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Quebec city
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 via mobile

Wow, what a wonderfull trip. If you are serious about seeing all there is to see about volcanos in Hawaii. This is the way to do it. Erik was our guide, came on time to the rendez-vous point. He is very knowledgable and brings you to nice secret spots. There is no way we could have seen what we saw... More

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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I can honestly say this was one of the best parts of our trip! We learned so much about the park, and saw things that we would never have seen had we not had Erik as our guide. I highly recommend working with Volcano Discovery if you plan to visit the Volcanoes National Park.

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Coppell, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Our family spent over two weeks in the Islands and this was the highlight of our entire trip. This is not your run of the mill loaded bus tour but rather a personal experience with local experts. Erik was our guide and immediately connected with our boys. His expertise in all things volcanic, Hawaiian culture and local plant/animal life was... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We read the reviews and encountered a family that had spent the day with Volcano Discovery and we were convinced that this was a good way to spend our time and our money. We had know idea just how thrilled we would be that we chose Volcano Discovery. The amazingly positive experience started with our email interactions with Malia. She... More

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

I hummed and hawed about this because it was pretty pricey for a 4 hour tour. We almost did not book it. Seeing the volcano was on my bucket list. So this adventure really was for me but my family benefited of course. AND I can tell you that this was the highlight of our almost 3 week Hawaii vacation.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We arrived at Volcano National Park a day before our private tour. We listened to two lectures from Park guides (terrific and free) and we took a few walks by ourselves. I was ready to pick a fight with my wife for wasting money on a private tour after we had already seen and done so much. Boy was I... More

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