My husband and I, both of us early 30's, did this tour last week on our honeymoon. We could not have asked for more. Neil was our excellent guide, and from the moment we met him we knew this was going to be a great trip. He was professional yet warm and approachable, and he possessed an infectious enthusiasm for geology which added greatly to our overall experience.
We opened up our tour so we could get a group rate and was surprised that our group only had two other couples. I'm pretty sure I heard Neil say that 6 people is the max for the tour. That's a great deal since with more people you might get held up waiting for someone. And it saved us some cash.
Volcano Discoveries were great from the beginning answering questions for me. They prepared us very well as to how to dress and what to pack. Take their advice about ankle support and vibram soles. I had both and my feet were still pretty sore after from the sharp terrain. The hike is no cake walk, but you don't even notice once you get to see LAVA flowing just feet from where you're standing!! Also lava was flowing into the ocean when we were there which I gather it doesn't always do, so that was a huge bonus.
Overall- this trip was easily one of the highlights of our trip to TBI.
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