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Volcano Unveiled Tour in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

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    Stop At: Hawaii Forest and Trail, 73-5593A Olowalu St, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-2613

    This is the Big Island's most “in-depth” volcano experience. Join our National Park Certified Guides on a full-day adventure that will take you on a journey of our dramatic volcano activity from past to present.
    The day begins with a scenic drive over the stark and beautiful Saddle Road. Make a quick stop at the Maunakea Recreation Area for snacks, bathroom, stretch and to set the stage for the day as you overlook mesmerizing views of Maunakea and Maunaloa.
    From there we head straight to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. This park has been closed to the public from May 2018 to September 2018 due to recent volcanic activity. The park has now reopened with newly formed hardened lava and changed landscape. Your guide will prepare you for the day's hike with a bite to eat, hiking gear, and background information on the 2-3 mile hike. Given the ever-changing environment of this active volcano, our guides will select the route that best suites the group's interests & abilities. See the transformative stages of Kilauea and the power of Pele on the most unique and fulfilling volcano experience. Enjoy lunch after a nice hike in a scenic area of the park.
    The next stop is a treat -- enjoyed only by Hawaii Forest and Trail guests! Your guide will take you traversing into the gorgeous Kauhi Cavern. This exclusive access into this private lava tube is known for its rare yellow and gold microbial mats living on and accenting the cave walls. This cave has many unique features including its expansive rooms, 35 foot ceilings, bright golden walls and an “upside down” forest of roots hanging from the cave ceiling. Explore this underground world of volcanic history as your guide paints a picture of volcano past and present.
    Finally, enjoy an afternoon "pau hana" (end of day ritual) that includes appetizers sourced with local products grown from the very farm that surround this spectacular cave.
    Your guide will then take you back to your hotel, with a new found perspective on the powerful forces that shape our earth.
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    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    Melanie was our guide for this tour specifically. We had a great time. She is extremely knowledgeable and passionate about sharing her know-how. Definitely has the chops. You go thru tours and you rarely meet a company that is passionate about delivering a great experience...More

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    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    We recently did the Volcanoes Unveiled tour with Taj. It was fantastic! Our goal was to learn more about the volcanoes and the Big Island history, and Taj delivered. He is an incredibly intelligent person and clearly loves to share his passion for this island...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank joniv1990
    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    The trip was very well organized. Maximized the sightseeing for the time allotted. Our guide, Justin, was fantastic. Very friendly, professional, and knowledgeable. Was very interested in addressing what the tour wanted to hear about and see. I'd highly recommend this trip and the company.

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Andrew L
    Reviewed July 1, 2019 via mobile

    We took the VUT on the 29th of june with our guide Tosh. He told us about allmost everything there is to know about the Island, the eruptions of the 5 volcanos on Big Island. He took us to the Mauna Kea recreation area, on...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank 192reneo
    Reviewed June 4, 2019

    This was a great way to spend a day on Big Island. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and interested in making sure everyone had what was needed and safe. There was a good mix of walking and driving. Walks were not strenuous nor dangerous...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank Anne F
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    • Hawaii Forest and Trail
    • Duration: 11h 30m
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    • Hotel Pickup
    • Languages Offered: English
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