We did this as part of the Crater at Sunset Tour. You have to get up early to get to the top of the Volcano and see the sunset, but coming from the East Coast that was not a problem...
Incredible view and then we took a leisurely Mt. Bike ride down the road to get to the bottom, with a nice lunch break at a restaurant halfway down.
What a great experience.
It is really cold at the top - wear a jacket
It is really warm at the bottom - wear layers of clothes that you can easily take off at rest intervals.
Have a great time!
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