Kazumura Cave Tours

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Jenna R
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Fune and Interesting
Jun 2021
We did the Lava Falls tour and it was amazing! Harry is extremely knowledgable and is an excellent guide!
Written June 7, 2021
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Thomas
1 contribution
Kazumura Cave Tour. Must Do!
Feb 2021
Harry was very knowledgeable! He gave an incredible tour. It was totally worth it and would do it again if I had more vacation time. It was amazing being able to venture inside a lava tube. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND taking a tour with Harry.
Written February 21, 2021
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John B
San Francisco, CA18 contributions
Awesome long lava tube adventure!
Feb 2021 • Couples
My wife and I had a fantastic trek one mile into the Kazumura cave today with Harry on the 4 hour Pit Room tour. Harry is a fountain of knowledge on lava formations and paints a vivid picture of how different formations were, well, formed! (Definitely ask questions about anything you see and let Harry know if you want your tour to have more or less info stops) anyways, hiking through the cave itself was awesome - by the end I felt like an expert on lava flows, what oxides the different colors meant, and how to spot life down in the darkness. The hike is of moderate difficulty- some scrambling over loose rock falls and some slightly hair-raising ladder sections, but Harry did a great job showing us the paths that kept us and the cave safe. By the end of the tour, I was sweaty, sore, and happy.
Written February 14, 2021
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stevej1969
Oahu, HI39 contributions
Kazamura cave tour, Just do it
Dec 2020 • Couples
A great opportunity to explore the longest and deepest lava tube in the world.
Harry is very informative and is obviously passionate about the tubes.

You need to be reasonably mobile to get through this,(we are mid 50’s and mobile) and there are a couple of moments if you are Afraid of heights, mostly around climbing or descending ladders, which are well made and solid.

Iam not sure about the safety processes and what would happen if someone fell or had a medical issue whilst down there. but thankfully that wasn’t an issue for us.

Overall the 2 hour trip was a once in a lifetime opportunity to experience something unique in the world. It was well put together and had plenty of interesting things to show us as we went through about 1km of the lava tubes. I’m 6’3 and there was plenty of height in most of the areas, and the helmet comes in handy where it is a bit low.

We are really glad we did it and would recommend it for people who are visiting Hawaii island.
Written December 29, 2020
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Clarice H
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Blew my mind about how much I can learn during a tour!
Oct 2020
Kazumura cave and our guide Harry was amazing. I was very interested in geology and chemistry back in the high school days, but the knowledge fell out as I chose a different major later. Harry was very knowledgeable, helpful and patient. He went out of his ways to explain to me about the formulations of the lava cave, which really was informative and I felt so intrigued that myself and my husband went back the second day to purchase his book "Understanding the Lava Caves".

We did the "Pitroom" tour - the 3-4 hour, medium-difficulty one. We were able to cover most of the geological formations of lavacicles, benches, biological features, canyons, etc.

I had to be honest and confess that at first I didn't expect to learn so much and "feel so much interest for the lava caves" - I was expecting something mildly interesting and moderately intense, and through a tourist book "Big Island Revealed" we found this caving tour. However the whole experience absolutely blew my mind about "how much knowledge and excitement you can get by observing a lava tube with an experienced professional". Indeed Harry reminded me of my favorite high school teacher! I would definitely go back again and do the "Maze" tour, once my husband's injuries heal (he had an injury prior to our trip and could not do the climbing that's required for the Maze trip).
Written November 2, 2020
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donnag529
Vi7 contributions
Steps and ladders deep in the rain lava tubes
Jun 2020
The 2 hour Lava Falls tour included some of the most stunning passageways and beautiful multible-level raod-like tubes. The cave is the perfect cool temperature and has a great variety of strange cave things to see. Harry the guide, presents mental images of how the fast-moving lava must have looked like long ago. He explains how cooling lava created unusal formations. I liked the stimulating geological questions that were asked, so that visitors could figure out mysteries of the formations.
There are crafted steps and ladders throughout the tunnels, which feels adventuresome. The ceilings are high, so that you don't have to walk low, or be in cramped spaces.
Thank you Harry for the amazing caving experience!
Written June 14, 2020
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Tom
11 contributions
Great visit to the lava tubes!
Mar 2020
My wife and I went in for the Pit Room (four hour duration) tour of the Kazumura Caves and were intrigued by the majestic lava tube. On the way to the Pit Room (approximately three hours of the tour), you get a ton of information from Harry, the tour guide. There are a lot of new words to learn and much to take in for someone not used to seeing these types of wonders. For two people in our mid-thirties, walking through the caves, up/down a few ladders, and over some broken rocks at times was not too difficult. I'm a bit claustrophobic but didn't feel uneasy at any given time during the four hours. Definitely worth the trip!
Written April 9, 2020
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Bruce
Keaau, HI1 contribution
Mesmerizing experience
Mar 2020
An unique underground experience that was otherworldly. Slot canyons, rock and lava formations that stopped you in your tracks as you marveled at natures creation. Harry was a wealth of information on what you were seeing.
Written March 23, 2020
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MEM2112
Huntsville, Canada18 contributions
Learning Experience
Dec 2019
My son & I did the Pit Room -- which is worth the 4 & a bit hours. Harry, the guide, has accumulated knowledge over the 20 something years which he shares all along the way and so you get educated on many aspects of the caves. Be prepared for scrambling over rocks, up & down ladders and carrying a flash light while doing this. It is quite physical & fairly warm in the cave so dress lightly. Definitely not recommended for anyone even slightly claustrophobic for once you start out there is only one way back.
Written January 13, 2020
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Montaya007
Fort McMurray, Canada50 contributions
My Wife, Myself and the Guide.
Dec 2019 • Couples
My wife and I took the Pit Room Tour with Kazumura Caves and we were not disappointed.

The Guide Harry was so knowledgeable about the formations. He had set up some ladders in the caves to climb some lava falls which look wobbly but are incredibly sturdy and firm. My wife and I had no problems climbing up or down.

You get the spiel about do not touch anything and you get some examples of why in the tunnels, but you can destroy part of an organism by touch the wall or break some piece of history because you touch something. And he will show you where people have touched something in some cases more then a decade ago and it hasn't grown back.

The tour was 4 hours with lots of things that get explained, I'm not going to list them here because you should take the tour. But my wife and I learned a lot about the formation of Lava Tubes during the 4 hour Excursion.

It is dark this is not for someone claustrophobic. But if you can make it through it is truly an amazing tour and seeing the kind of impressions that Lava can make, I learned so much, I had no idea there were two different types of Lava and what type of formations they form.

Very good, Very knowledgeable. A truly Excellent tour for the price.

5 out of 5
Written December 22, 2019
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