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Epic Lava Tours

19-3834 Old Volcano Rd, Volcano, Island of Hawaii, HI 96785
+1 808-345-2263
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Decent experience but not what was advertised

To those reading this review, I will state that I had a memorable experience with my daughters... read more

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Reviewed yesterday
ari p
Excellent Tour | Bad Parking (break-in)

Athough the tour is excellent, the location behind the fish market you are directed to park has... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
TX2033
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Hilo, Hawaii
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EpicLava is a once in a lifetime adventure to experience the volcanoes of Hawaii. We make safety and fun our priorities as we guide you to the current volcanic eruptions and features. The volcanoes national park tour takes the guesswork out of the park. VNP is over 505 square miles(that's bigger than the island of Oahu) there are so many great features to see that often times people don't see the best! You will learn the legends of the Hawaiian Gods and be amazed by the volcano's power! We definitely take you off the beaten path to the very best of the park and swing through the "must see spots" as well. Our guides are extremely professional and welcoming. Let our years of experience become an amazing day for you in this truly EPIC place. This tour is fantastic and will leave you with a great memory of your volcano experience.(maximum group size of 11) Group tours include transportation in our comfortable Mercedes sprinter van. This tour includes essential gear needed for the tour. Let us show you the park in EPIC fashion and you'll understand why we are "the greatest show on the flow" Mahalo and ahui hou!
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19-3834 Old Volcano Rd, Volcano, Island of Hawaii, HI 96785
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Reviewed yesterday

To those reading this review, I will state that I had a memorable experience with my daughters. However, as a volcano enthusiasts who woke up at 12am for a 1am-7am private tour... for a once in a life time lava tour experience... I was disappointed...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Athough the tour is excellent, the location behind the fish market you are directed to park has been experiencing multiple vehicle break-ins. The police officer that responded to our incident and the vehicle next to us indicated this is a routine occurrence. I recommend this...More

4  Thank TX2033
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Reviewed June 29, 2018

Going to keep this short because I could write forever but Yvonne took me out and I had the most incredible morning. We were blessed with incredible lava flows a beautiful sunrise and a double rainbow! Thank you epic lava for your expertise and patience

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Reviewed May 8, 2018

I signed up for both a sunrise lava flow hike and a late night volcano photography tour. Both were absolutely amazing, with passionate and knowledgeable guides. The sunrise lava flow starts around 3:30 - 4:30 am, with a challenging hike/trek upon the dried lava fields....More

3  Thank Lannie S
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Reviewed May 7, 2018

We loved the tour! It was so incredible to see the lava. All the guides are incredibly nice, passionate and focused on safety. Be warned that you do need to be in good shape given you are hiking in the dark, on uneven terrain and...More

3  Thank Alice T
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Reviewed May 7, 2018

We started at 3 am from a parking lot close to the Volcanoes National Park. The hike started around 4 am and we were back to our vehicle by 11 am. This is a difficult hike, and you are constantly walking on extremely uneven surfaces...More

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2  Thank Swapna S
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Reviewed May 3, 2018

This is a great tour. You get up close and personal on a once and a lifetime encounter with Pele herself. Now let it be known I am a sixty-three year old fat man. But, if you want to go on this tour, be prepared....More

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3  Thank stevenhuffman9322
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Reviewed May 3, 2018

This was a great tour. John did an excellent job of finding the lava outbreaks that day. He and his crew are friendly, knowledgeable and above all, safety conscious. It was a long hike, but definitely worth the end result. It was worth every penny...More

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Reviewed May 3, 2018

it is really intense, but I really enjoy it! We were planning to hike ourselves, glad we didn't do so!! It is a 7 hours hike!! Fresh lava flow is only 500 feet in front of you, highly recommended.

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1  Thank viviyang93
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Reviewed May 3, 2018

Hands down the best day of the honeymoon - the team were great fun, informative, took great care of us and allowed us to get up close and personal with the lava. Would absolutely be our first excursion to recommend to anyone else visiting the...More

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1  Thank SuzMac89
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maricorexplorer
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Response from I1489OUelizabethm | Reviewed this property |
I would email or call the company direct as they were very helpful.
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sunlightHK
May 14, 2018|
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Response from John T | Property representative |
Go ahead and give us a call a couple weeks before you dark and we will be able to give you the most current information and set you up with the best availability
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