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Friends of Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, HI, USA
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About Friends of Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park
Hawai'i Volcanoes Institute provides custom guided tours in and around Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park - ranging from the moderate to the extreme. We offer geology type tours with combined rainforest, to volcanology - old lava sites, new lava flows, cultural and historical interpretive hikes and more. All of our guides are scientists or naturalists. Proceeds support Park projects & programs. Friends of Hawai’i Volcanoes National park is a 501 (c) 3 and the official Philanthropic Partner to Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park. Proceeds from all tours support vital park projects and programs.
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marc m wrote a review Apr 2021
Wheaton, Illinois8 contributions10 helpful votes
We have been in Hawaii for 10 days with our kids ages 15, 13 and 10. We did the 4 hour hike this am with Judy and it was the best thing we’ve done on the trip. She was knowledgeable, energetic and full of good vibes. While we might have done the same sort of hike without her, it would not have been as fun or memorable. If you’re spending the time and money to come here, we would recommend hiring her to start you HVNP experience off right.
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Date of experience: April 2021
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Jimmy wrote a review Mar 2020
2 contributions1 helpful vote
Our family's experience with Judy as our guide was just as wonderful as the one expressed by TabbMarie in a previous review. There are too many highlights to list; you will not regret spending the day exploring all the facets of the park. Our twin daughters were truly inspired by Judy's passion and energy!
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from Elizabeth F, President & CEO at Friends of Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park
Responded Mar 15, 2020
We are so happy to hear you loved your adventure! We too think Judy is a gem. All of our guides at Friends of Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park bring passion, experience, science, culture and so much more. Thank you for supporting our non-profit. Proceeds support vital park projects and programs. Mahalo nui loa,
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TabbMarie wrote a review Jan 2020
Saskatchewan, Canada34 contributions37 helpful votes
We booked a private 6 hour tour of VNP for our family of 4 (children aged 9 and 12), and it was wonderful! Our day with Judy was the absolutely perfect mix of history, culture, geology, hiking, and sightseeing. Judy’s sincere, and deep appreciation for the land and the people that previously inhabited the land really shines through! This day is not a rush through the scenic Instagram-worthy spots. It was a perfect, in-depth day in the park. We literally got off the beaten path, and went places that no one goes or really knows about (including areas where you are required to have a permit to enter - which our guide did). We did not find it to be too much or too little hiking. Judy seemed to gauge our interests and fitness level as our day progressed, and she chose our route accordingly. She further recommended certain hikes for our family to return to the following day, if we were interested. The highlight of our 12 day trip to Hawaii!! Would highly recommend to anyone interested in actually spending some time learning about the park.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Heather Z wrote a review Dec 2019
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We enjoyed a wonderful day trip to the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Our guide Anne Marie was knowledgeable, friendly and customized the experience for our family. Friends of Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park made it so easy for us to organize our day trip from Maui. We learned so much got to experience the wonders of the park. A great way to tour the park, highly recommend!
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Response from Elizabeth F, CEO at Friends of Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park
Responded Jan 1, 2020
We are so happy you enjoyed your excursion! Proceeds from your tour support vital projects and programs in Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park. We are the official philanthropic partner to Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park. Come and visit us again, and Happy Holidays.
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airport2015 wrote a review Dec 2019
Tel Aviv District, Israel973 contributions270 helpful votes
Going from the coast up 3700 feet to the lava flow of the year 2003 In addition over than 150 miles of trails for one to five days. Some campgrounds,Visitors Center and hotel Visit the digital site or call to plan your visit
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Date of experience: November 2019
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