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“Amazing volcano twilight tour” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Hawaii Forest and Trail

Hawaii Forest and Trail
74-5035B Queen Kaahumanu Hwy, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
800-464-1993
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Ranked #11 of 204 Activities in Kailua-Kona
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“Amazing volcano twilight tour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

The twilight volcano tour is well worth the money. Me and my wife were on honeymoon, there was a group of about 8 also with us. Matthew the tour guide was one of the most knowledgeable people I think we have ever met, he knew everything and it made the trip very informative, not just about the volcano but also about wildlife, plantlife, landscape, the evolution of hawaii and where it is probably going to go. That man deserves a pay rise. The climax was the volcano crater at night which is an image which will stay with me and my wife forever. We were lucky enough to be up there on a very clear night so we could also see the stars and Milky Way etc.. All in all - incredible.

Visited September 2013
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“Great Time on Volcano Twilight Tour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

My high school son and I went on the Volcano Twilight Tour. Justin was our guide. It is a long tour, over 300 miles of driving, and you spend 11 hours with a bus full of folk, but it was actually a great experience. Justin was very well spoken, personable, and enthusiastic about what he does, and he is very knowledgeable about the island. The National Park is fascinating - developed a whole new appreciation for what a volcano actually is, and leaned how over the course of the last 85 million years, a 'hot-spot' in the earth's crust in the middle of the ocean has created dozens of Hawaiian Islands which now extend all the way to the Aleutian Islands (only 6 of which are above water....). I was never bored on this tour - there was always something interesting happening. Their vehicle (a Mercedes Sprinter) is very comfortable and drives safely and smooth. My hats off to Justin for a great day, and his wonderful enthusiasm. Definitely a worthwhile use of time and money!

Visited September 2013
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“Twilight Volcano Tour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

What an awesome experience we have just had with Hawaii Forrest and Trail. Taj was our tour guide for our 'Twilight Volcano Tour' and you could just tell how much love he had for the Island in which we were exploring. He was very knowledgable and kept us entertained the whole entire time. We learnt a lot about the flora and fauna, wild life, history of the Islands, and of course everything you needed to know about the volcanos (Science, legends etc).
There were plenty of stops for those that needed to go toilet. Meals were great (included) & the van was comfortable.
Remember to bring shoes, a good camera to take photos of the volcano (especially at night - what unforgettable sight!), long pants, light jersey & a jacket.
Well worth it!!!

Visited September 2013
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“A must do!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

Plan a full day for this trip, it's worth it. Drive through Hilo and stop by the farmers market for fresh fruit, veggies, jams, and fresh coconut cut while you wait! The forest tour is amazing! The best part is the lava tube! You can walk completely through it!

Visited August 2013
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“Absolutely gorgeous! Breath taking.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013 via mobile

I really enjoyed the forest and nature trail. The tour guide was very knowledgable. An experience I will not forget.

Visited November 2012
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