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Itinerary
Immerse yourself in the waterfalls and rainforests along the famous Hamakua Coast before exploring Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. This tour is an awesome way to experience the Big Island's diverse scenery while expanding your knowledge of Hawaii in a small-group setting.

After pickup from your hotel, embark on your journey to the lush rainforests that populate the east side of the island. Cruise along Highway 19 and pass though the town of Waimea, admiring vast cattle ranches that hold major significance in this part of the island's history.

From Waimea, travel along the eastern flank of Mauna Kea volcano, commonly known as the famous Hamakua Coast. Thousands of years of erosion have carved deep valleys and steep cliffs into the side of the mountain, producing some of the island's most striking imagery. Stop at Laupahoehoe for an outstanding visual example of the Pacific Ocean's powerful ability to carve rugged pinnacles into the coastline.

Continue along jungle roads to Akaka Falls, a stunning waterfall that plunges 442 feet (134 meters) into the Kolekole gulch below. Heading back from the falls, stop at Hilo Sharks in Honomu for some fresh local wraps. After lunch, head toward Hilo along some of the island's most scenic backroads. These roads wind along the Hamakua coast, through lush jungle gorges and past epic ocean vistas.

Cap your tour with a visit to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, and the summit of the Kilauea volcano. Gaze into Kilauea's vast summit caldera, relatively young at 500 years in age. Travel the east rift zone of Kilauea along Chain of Craters road, passing pit craters, scorched earth, steaming ground, and lava flows old and new. Enjoy plenty of time to look around and learn about what's happening both above and below the ground.

Buy dinner at Lava Rock Cafe in Volcano and reflect on the day while preparing for one of the tour's most memorable highlights. Head back to Kilauea's summit after the sun has set and witness the stunning glow from Kilauea's very active lava lake before a hassle-free ride back to your hotel.
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Overview
Immerse yourself in the diverse landscapes of the Big Island of Hawaii on this guided tour that takes you to the rainforests and waterfalls along Mauna Kea's Hamakua Coast and to the summit of the active volcano Kilauea in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Choose between a small-group tour limited to six people or a private tour exclusively for your party and get insights into the geology, history, and culture of the island. Finish your tour watching Kilauea's lava lake glowing after sunset.
Highlights
  • Small-group or private tour for an intimate experience
  • Get insights into local geography and history from your guide
  • Hassle-free pickup and drop-off from your hotel
  • See rainforests, waterfalls, sea cliffs, and lava flowing from an active volcano
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Reviewed 1 week ago
How about "Scott's Awesome Big Island Big Volcano Adventure"?

Awesome tour we had of the island. Scott was great- super nice, entertaining and, of course, knowledgeable! Can you say pyrocumulus? We had a blast on this tour- even though we didn't get to "poke it with a stick" since all the lava viewing locations...More

Thank staceyp87
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Book it!!

Even though most of the park is closed, you will not be disappointed. Scott is Da Bomb! Northern route. Saw 4 of 5 Big Island Volcanoes. So much information...take notes! And have your camera ready! And yes, you will be where the action is! Saddle...More

1  Thank Jim V
Reviewed June 16, 2018 via mobile
Big island volcano adventure

Thank you Scott for spending the day with us showing us around your neck of the woods. Even though I had visited big island previously I had no idea how diverse and fascinating the place was. Rainforest one minute, lava field the next.... followed by...More

1  Thank Alex W
Reviewed May 25, 2018
The Volcano Van Tour

Scott, you were amazing! Apologies it's been a few weeks writing this review, however I have to say you were one of the highlights of our trip. From the moment we stepped into the van (which is a new Toyota Sienna, contrary to the photo...More

Thank Isaiah M
Reviewed February 9, 2018
Amazing experience!!

Scott, our guide, was enthusiastic, knowledgeable and just plain fun to be with. He picked us up right on time at our rental condo, picked up two more couples and we were off to an amazing sightseeing and informative adventure. This man loves what he...More

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