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Private Tour: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Eco Tour provided by Kilauea EcoGuides

Private Tour: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Eco Tour
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Private Tour: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Eco Tour
By Kilauea EcoGuides
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$200.00
per adult

Ages 1-99, max of 15 per group
Duration:
5–6 hours
Ticket type:
Mobile
English

About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5-6 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5-6 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 11069P1
Important information
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Private tour
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Lights and gloves for exploration inside lava tubes
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • National Park Entrance Fee (USD $30/vehicle)
  • Entry/Admission - Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
Duration
5–6 hours
Departure details
  • 1 Crater Rim Drive, Pāhoa, HI 96718, USA It will be easy to find your guide a located inside Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Your guide will be standing at the covered area right outside the Volcano House Hotel, and you will be provided with your guides cell phone number as well. Text messaging is preferred.
Additional information
  • A minimum of 6 people per booking is required
  • A maximum of 25 people per booking
  • Flexible departure time means that after creating your booking, you will have to contact the local operator to inform them of your preferred departure time. At this time you may also discuss your preferred tour itinerary with them
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Summit eruption viewing dependent on current eruption conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Private tour
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Lights and gloves for exploration inside lava tubes
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • National Park Entrance Fee (USD $30/vehicle)
  • Entry/Admission - Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
Departure details
  • 1 Crater Rim Drive, Pāhoa, HI 96718, USA It will be easy to find your guide a located inside Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Your guide will be standing at the covered area right outside the Volcano House Hotel, and you will be provided with your guides cell phone number as well. Text messaging is preferred.
Duration
5–6 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • A minimum of 6 people per booking is required
  • A maximum of 25 people per booking
  • Flexible departure time means that after creating your booking, you will have to contact the local operator to inform them of your preferred departure time. At this time you may also discuss your preferred tour itinerary with them
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Summit eruption viewing dependent on current eruption conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: Oct 12, 2021
A note from Private Tour: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Eco Tour
Our private tours are very low risk and have always focused on getting away from crowds to more isolated areas of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. We do not go to visitors centers, galleries or restaurants. You can even choose to walk for the duration of your tour and be outside the entire time!
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    1 Crater Rim Drive
    1 Crater Rim Drive, Pāhoa, HI 96718, USA
    It will be easy to find your guide a located inside Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Your guide will be standing at the covered area right outside the Volcano House Hotel, and you will be provided with your guides cell phone number as well. Text messaging is preferred.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
    Stop: 6 hours - Admission excluded
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  • 2
    Kilauea EcoGuides
    Stop: 6 hours
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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Sam
7 contributions
May 2022
Erik was an exceptional tour guide of the Volcano National Park. With his formal geology and volcano education, he was extremely knowledgeable about the the park and the science behind the volcanoes, eruptions and lava flows. He came prepared with a 3-ring notebook with supporting visuals so that as he was explaining the science or history, we had helpful visuals to look at to further our understanding. He had ample material to fill the 3 hour tour, but also took time to answer any and all of our questions. He was able to give recommendations for how we could continue to self-navigate the park after the tour is over, too. We had a great time and learned a ton; I'd highly recommend this tour.
Written June 3, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Aloha Sam! Thank you very much for your review, we are happy to hear that you enjoyed your private tour of Kilauea volcano. Our professional guides utilize visual aids while exploring the volcano as we strongly feel that those help to drive home the important scientific and cultural aspects of the adventure. And we are always happy to make recommendations of all kinds outside of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. We just love that you learned so much while on your private tour, mahalo for your recommendation!
Written June 21, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Steve V
3 contributions
We had an amazing experience with Erik Storm! (With a name like that, how could you not??) We were originally scheduled to go out with Jay but due to a potential Covid case, we needed to reschedule. Erik texted me directly to apologize and offered a refund but we were actually able to reschedule the tour for later in our trip.

Turns out the day we went was much better than or original day because we were actually able to see some great lava flow! We learned so much about volcanoes and the island while also enjoying the sites. By going out on a private tour, we were able to get all of our questions answered and even had help with taking photos.

Lastly, Erik gave us a ton of incredible recommendations for restaurants and activities that helped make our overall trip to Hawaii so memorable.
Written May 22, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Aloha Steve V! Thank you so much for taking the time to review your private tour and we are excited to hear that you enjoyed your exploration. COVID-19 is something our company has taken very seriously from the very beginning of the pandemic and our guests safety has always been a top priority for us. We also feel that being able to answer guests specific questions is a true benefit of a private tour. And we are always happy to help with recommendations outside of the volcano, mahalo!
Written May 30, 2022
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Jean P
1 contribution
Apr 2022
We so enjoyed our tour of Volcano National Park with Erik Storm of Kilauea Ecoguides. We spent 3 hours with Erik. He had so much scientific information about the volcano and used great visual aides. His knowledge about plants, ethnobotany and Hawaiian culture is amazing. He also gave us great tips of places to visit at the National Park. He was easy-going and had a pleasant demeanor. His tour made our Park experience so much more meaningful. Thanks, Erick!
Written May 5, 2022
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Aloha Jean P and thank you for your review! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your private tour of Kilauea, and the visual presentations that all of our guides use to drive home the educational aspects of the exploration. We feel that the cultural aspects of Kilauea are just as important as the science. We appreciate your recommendation very much, mahalo!
Written May 16, 2022
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Bryan
2 contributions
Mar 2022
We did a 6-hour private tour with Michelle as our guide and it was worth every penny. Her educational background and personal connection to the Big Island made this tour a very special experience. It was purely convivence at the time of scheduling, but in hindsight, we're glad this was the first experience we had on the island because everything in Hawaii is based around the volcanoes. In other words, we were able to enjoy the rest of our vacation so much more because of the knowledge Michelle shared with us. And if you're a visual learner, don't worry, Michelle carried around a book of diagrams, charts, and pictures to enhance everything she told us. Of course, being on the caldera was the ultimate visual aid, but some of those diagrams were invaluable to our understanding of the geology and history of the islands.

The park itself is diverse and beautiful. It was a very cool experience to see active lava flows. Michelle even had a set of binoculars which allowed us to see the lava even better! Because we had an opportunity to do a little exploring ourselves the morning before our guided experience, Michelle also tailored the spots of the park she showed us.

If you're interested in learning about the foundation of the Hawaiian islands, I could not recommend a tour with Kilauea EcoGuides enough!
Written April 18, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Aloha Bryan and thank you for your review! We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your private tour with Michelle, and also that your tour was enhanced with our unique visual presentations our guides use on our explorations. And we agree that doing this tour at the beginning of your stay here on the Big Island is beneficial in understanding the unique processes and ecology of the rest of the island! We appreciate your support and recommendation very much, mahalo!
Written April 25, 2022
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Patty O
Ventura, CA8 contributions
Mar 2022 • Friends
Outstanding private tour! We can't say enough about this experience. Erik was our guide for the 4 of us. We did a 10:00 am tour on Mar 31. He is so knowledgeable about the park, volcano, geology, flora and the culture of the Hawaiian people. The views of Kiluea and the lava tube were amazing. The walk was not difficult at all. Erik answered all our questions. When the tour was over, Erik gave us suggestions on what else to do in the park and places to eat in Volcano. This way we were able to spend the remainder of the day in the area so as to see sunset over Kiluea's lava lake.
Written April 3, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Aloha Patty O! Thank you very much for your review. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your private tour of Kilauea Volcano and found that the walking portion of the tour was good for you and your group. All of our private tours are customized to each guests specific abilities, and the majority of the walks we take inside the National Park are moderate with no major elevation gain or loss. And we are always happy to make recommendations outside of the tour, especially local restaurants! We appreciate your recommendation very much, mahalo!
Written April 7, 2022
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Jacqueline Merl B
1 contribution
Outstanding experience with Erik. We all loved every minute, learned so much, and are still talking about it. Highly recommend this authentic, knowledgeable, and diverse private tour.
Written March 27, 2022
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Beth R
1 contribution
Mar 2022
Fantastic experience! Jay was an excellent guide. His knowledge of the volcano, park area & Hawaiian culture was exceptional. Lifetime of memories made in 1 day!
Written March 11, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Aloha Beth R! Thank you so much for your review, and we are happy to hear that you enjoyed your private tour with Jay. He has been working in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park for over 2 decades and really is a true expert on Kilauea volcano. We appreciate your recommendation very much, mahalo!
Written March 17, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

jwh8123
Columbus, OH25 contributions
Feb 2022
Our personal tour with Jay was the highlight of our 10 day stay on the big island. He was personable, engaging and really wanted us to learn. As a retired Hawaii Volcanoes NP ranger, Jay is extremely knowledgable and passonate about the volcanoes, flora, fauna and culture of the island. He was very willing to share that knowledge with us without it feeling like being in a classroom. We learned so much more than if we had wandered about the park on our own. Jay's tips about other sights in the park and Volcano village were extremely helpful.
Written March 7, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Aloha jwh8123 and thank you very much for your review! Knowing that your private tour was the highlight of your stay here on the Big Island is very special to us. All of our guides are skilled in presentation of information so you feel more like you are with a knowledgeable friend! And we are always happy to provide recommendations for restaurants, beaches and other areas outside of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and Volcano Village. Mahalo for your recommendation!
Written March 17, 2022
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AnnLarie
4 contributions
Feb 2022
My 8 year old and I thoroughly enjoyed our tour with Erik. It was worth it to get a private tour because we could chat and ask questions and he could tailor it to my child's interests and learning level. He knew a lot about each site and kept it interesting. We learned so much more than if we had just hiked the trails ourselves, not just about the volcano, but about the plants & Hawaiian language & culture. Recommended!
Written February 20, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Aloha AnnLarie! Thank you so much for your review, and we are happy to hear that you both enjoyed your private tour. We just love having children on the tour and our guides always do their best to keep them engaged and present information in a manner they can benefit from. And we are also happy to hear that you enjoyed the cultural aspects of the tour as that dynamic is equally as important as the science of Kilauea. Mahalo!
Written March 2, 2022
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Steven H
Greenwich, CT167 contributions
Feb 2022 • Family
Great tour
Guide very knowledgeable and personable. Really enhanced our visit to the volcano and the area
Written February 8, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Aloha Steven H and thank you for your review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your private tour and that this experience enhanced your visit as that is one of our goals. All of our guides have extensive experience and knowledge specific to Kilauea volcano, but we also strive to be personable as well as professional. Mahalo for your recommendation!
Written March 2, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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SSJ513
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Very informative tour. Highly recommend!
Erik was our guide and was extremely informative. He came prepared with ponchos for all 5 of us when it all of a s
Parasoltravelco
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Awesome Private Tour
My husband and I had a wonderful day with Michelle as our guide. She shared her wealth of knowledge and is so passi
Ken K
Ken K
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Super Guide
Had a great 6 hour tour with Eric. Super knowledgeable (his USGS experience, knowledge of volcanoes, flora (includ
audreyc0917
audreyc0917
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Best Day of our Vacation!
We traveled to the Big Island for my 30th birthday and I wanted to go hiking at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Aft
334francesw
334francesw
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Awesome visit in the park
Three of us did a 3 hour private tour with Erik, the owner of this small family business. Erik is a geologist and h
travlite224
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A Phenomal Experience in Volcano National Park
This was a once in a lifetime experience. Erik was our guide for a three hour tour of the park. My wife injured her
PetraUtrecht
PetraUtrecht
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Learned everything about the volcano
Our guide Erik knows the park extemely well and is very passionate about vulcanos in general and this park in parti
CRigoulot
CRigoulot
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Wonderful Tour of Volcanoes National Park
Our group went out on a six-hour tour with Erik. We only had one day to see the park, and this was certainly the be
TheSushiDog
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Amazing Kilauea - Beyond the Standard Bus Tour
Wow! What an amazing day! It was our first time visiting a live volcano and, after some Trip Advisor research, we
brandasa
brandasa
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Awesome experience!
We booked the six hour tour with Erik. While a $170/person may seem expensive for a family, it really felt like a
arizonawonder
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A Kilauea EcoGuides tour is an excellent way to explore Volcanoes National Park!
I don't typically write reviews, but felt that this tour and our tour guide Eric deserved to be recognized. We've t
rubiskies
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Great Tour!
Ask the self-designated travel agent for our family trip to Hawaii, I discovered that finding group activities app
491paulgm
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Erik is the Real Deal
We did a tour with Erik and he provided us with a steady pahoehoe of knowledge on the geology and cultural history
laurenpbiddle
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Erik is Amazing!
If you go to Hawaii Volcano National Park go with Erik! He was so wonderful to work with. It felt as if we were bei
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An Extraordinary Repeat Performance
Erik guided our whole family in July 17 through Volcano National Park - a terrific adventure, so “the old folks” (j
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