We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.
Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96749
Phone Number:
+1 808-769-9453
3:00 am - 10:00 pm
Open now
See all hours
Sun - Sat 3:00 am - 10:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

Come & see lava up close & personal with experienced hawaii...

Come & see lava up close & personal with experienced hawaii volcanologist! Aloha! Mahalo for choosing ‘ahiu hawaii for your real lava adventure!! We have two different tour times. One at 9:00am and the other at 4:00pm. The price is $137 per person, which we provide a backpack, snacks, water, headlamps, backup headlamps, gloves and also a stick to walk with but also to interact with the lava! We hope you care about your safety. Cause your safety is our #1 priority! Our tour groups are small which we never book no more than 10people per tour guide for safety and personalism. Plus all of our guides know what's going on about the lava and will safely get you there! The hike distance to the lava changes from day to day.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 240 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 190
  • 24
    Very good
  • 5
  • 4
  • 4

An amazing hike over lava fields up to actively flowing lava! Strenuous hike but worth it for the experience. The guides were very knowledgeable and fun to travel with. I... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Kristofer A
via mobile

Similar Things to Do in Hilo

Add Photo Write a Review

240 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 227: English reviews
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

An amazing hike over lava fields up to actively flowing lava! Strenuous hike but worth it for the experience. The guides were very knowledgeable and fun to travel with. I highly recommend!

Thank Kristofer A
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A hay ride 2 miles then a bike ride 2 miles to see Lava forming brand new Earth!?!. It's very hard to put into words. It's a definite, definitely must if visiting the big Island of Hawaii!!!!! Excellent! Wow.

Thank Kataloha808
Seattle, Washington
1 review
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We had the perfect blend of walking, riding the "hay ride" and biking! The A Team took great care of us! Highly recommend their service!

Redondo Beach, California
2 reviews
Reviewed February 21, 2017

We had such a great trip with our guide Matt. Our bike then hike to an amazing lava flow was an experience we will never forget. The heat out there is intense so despite being avid hikers and runners, being able to drive in 2 miles then bike to the end of the road left us with enough energy to... More 

Thank jennypenny22
Wilmington, DE
Level Contributor
14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed November 14, 2016

I was visiting the Big Island with three other people specifically to see the ocean entry point of the lava flow from Kilauea. We stumbled upon the access road from the Kalapana side and even though we had planned on hiking the access road at dusk to see the lava a night we realized the bike ride wouldn't be too... More 

Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed September 10, 2016

This trip was the highlight of my trip. It's actually hard to reach the company on phone, I was lucky they picked up my phone on first time. But after that they never picked my phone. I mostly exchanged emails with them, they were pretty prompt and informative on emails though. So as such I didn't had problems booking the... More 

4 Thank gaurav g
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed September 4, 2016

Let me start off by saying, we did this back in May 2016 so it could be a bit different now. We hiked for almost 4 hours (round trip). It was hot, sticky and messy. I struggled a bit because for some reason, I am mud-prone but I took it on. Seeing the lava flow was well worth the hike... More 

2 Thank Sharinas1985
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed August 27, 2016

Loved it. When we went the lava flow was a 3 hr hike in. Not for the fainthearted it was hot and the surface is very loose and uneven. Our son who was 8 at the time slipped and cut himself (the rock surface is very sharp you have to wear gloves and solid shoes for protection. The guides were... More 

1 Thank Greg D
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed August 25, 2016 via mobile

With the new eruption lava flows are very accessible at the moment, so the trip was definitely not worth the price. However we could have expected the guide to bring some knowledge about volcanoes, the lava flow and the environment. But it was not the case, and the company was even fined during the tour by a Park ranger for... More 

5 Thank JOANNA G
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

I thoroughly enjoyed this tour. We saw flowing lava and were able to get as close to it as physically possible. The company provided everything - bottled water, snacks, a packed lunch and even gloves to protect your hands from the sharp rocks. The only thing missing was marsh mellows to toast on the lava! Overall I was very impressed!... More 

4 Thank kkatkk

Travelers who viewed Ahiu Hawaii also viewed

Hilo, Island of Hawaii
Hilo, Island of Hawaii
Volcano, Island of Hawaii

Been to Ahiu Hawaii? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Ahiu Hawaii and other visitors
23 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (23)

Questions? Get answers from Ahiu Hawaii staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?