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Active Lava Hawaiian Tours

Kalapana, HI, USA
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About Active Lava Hawaiian Tours
Active Lava Hawaiian Tours - Offers three extraordinary yet different ways to experience lava on Hawaii's Big Island. We offer an alternative lava hike for the times when the lava ceases to flow. This easy lava hike will take you through a maze of lava sculptures created by Kilauea's Volcano. See awesome displays of lava formations and the varies types of lava designs. This tour comes with panoramic views of the Pali as we hike along the ocean in Kalapana. Or we can lead you down into the worlds largest lava tube-Kazumura lava cave and experience the worlds longest & deepest lava cave; fun for all ages.Finally, get extreme and conquer the Pali on our extreme trek to see molten lava flow at your feet. This tour is meant for the strong at heart and it's recommended that you are physically fit and that you prepare in advance for this extreme trek.
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AnaT241 wrote a review May 2018
Littleton, Colorado43 contributions5 helpful votes
We hiked to the lava flows on March 22 and it was a highlight of our trip to Hawaii which included competing in the Lavaman Triathlon! Three of my children and I participated in the tour led my Matthew and we LOVED seeing the lava! My 13 year old son gave it a 354 out of 10! This experience is all the more special with Kilauea's current eruptions! It was a challenging hike -- about 5 1/2 hours total over dried lava but a once in a lifetime journey and well worth the effort. Our guide was knowledgeable and fun! Highly recommended! Must be in good shape to do the hike!
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Date of experience: March 2018
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toptravel430 wrote a review Apr 2018
Park City, Utah1 contribution
Hiking the Pali with Active Lava Hawaiian Tours is epic and a must do!. This hike was not to difficult for us and the views were amazing. Once we reach the top our guide was equipped with GPS and able to find the area the lava was flowing. This experience exceeded our expectations, so thank you team Active Lava Hawaiian Tours...
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Date of experience: April 2018
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cbadura wrote a review Mar 2018
Richmond, Virginia6 contributions2 helpful votes
I can't say enough about Michelle for setting up our lava hike at the last minute after another tour group cancelled on us. She was prompt, efficient and went out of her way to make our tour come together! Matt, our tour guide, was great and showed us a fabulous time! We've travelled all over the world, but to get this close to the lava flow was just a memory that will last forever! Highly recommend!
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Date of experience: March 2018
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Response from Michele L, Owner at Active Lava Hawaiian Tours
Responded Apr 2, 2018
Aloha Awesome review, much Mahalos.. I'm certainly glad that everything worked out for you, we're so happy to be able to pull it together for you last minute. So excited that you had a great experience getting face-to-face with molten lava at Active Lava Hawaiian Tours; that is our goal to get you within inches of lava! Please consider recommending Active Lava Hawaiian Tours to friends and families that visit the Big Island... Mahalo Michele
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Angela N wrote a review Feb 2018
New Ulm, Minnesota41 contributions15 helpful votes
The picture on this is outdated. (As of Feb 2018) The lava is t flowing into the ocean anymore...be sure to do your research before booking tours.
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Date of experience: February 2018
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Response from Michele L, Owner at Active Lava Hawaiian Tours
Responded Apr 2, 2018
Aloha Definitely showing current photos of Kalapana lava field, the most active lava field in the world. Come get face-to-face with molten hot lava with Active Lava Hawaiian Tours... Mahalo Michele
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debra-and-bruce wrote a review Feb 2018
Birmingham, Alabama3 contributions1 helpful vote
My husband and I booked a tour with Active Lava Hawaiian tours in late January, 2018. The owner of the company, Michele, was our guide and we were extremely pleased with her knowledge, enthusiasm and professionalism. I was very apprehensive about the tour, concerned about the safety aspect. However Michele put me at ease immediately. Our safety was her primary concern and we appreciated that. She explained how to walk on the lava field safely and she carefully picked our route into and out of the field. At times, she left us in place while she scouted out better viewing opportunities. We would NOT have wanted to enter the field without her guidance. It can be a very dangerous place if you are not careful and don't know what you're doing. Michele was very knowledgeable, and we were so happy she was with us to explain everything. Several times during our tour, we notice other people "hovering" close to us so they could hear her as it was obvious she was an expert. In fact, as we left the field that night, there was a stream of people following us out of the field. She truly loves this area and it shows in how she speaks of it and the way she treats it with respect. With Michele's help and guidance, we saw some incredible sights. Many breakouts, and lava flowing under our feet in between the cracks and crevices. Michele put us within six feet of the lava, and we will never forget feeling the heat generated by its flow. We got some incredible pictures and videos! We've had friends see the crater but no one ever got as close as we did or saw and learned as much. Simply put, Michele was the best and we highly recommend her tour! It is an amazing sight to see and if you want to get away from the normal touristy sights, this is it. We are still in awe of all that we saw and did and our family and friends are still amazed by the pictures. Take her tour! It is something you will never forget and it's the experience of a lifetime. How many people can say they've been on an active lava field? With the help of Michele and Active Lava Hawaiian Tours, we can! From Debra and Bruce -- Thanks Michele!
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Date of experience: January 2018
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Response from Michele L, Owner at Active Lava Hawaiian Tours
Responded Apr 2, 2018
Aloha Debra & Bruce Can you see the smile on my face :-) I cannot thank you enough for taking the time to write this review, your positive experience with Active Lava Hawaiian Tour is important to our success. We do our very best to make sure that it's safe, fun and educational for all; so thank you for hitting on all of these points. Please take time to reach out and visit us next time you're on the Island. Have a wonderful summer! Mahalos Michele
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