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About Kilauea EcoGuides
Explore the worlds most active volcano with one of our professional, award winning guides - get away from the big bus and van tours and get out into the field to visit areas that few visitors get to see while visiting Hawai'i island! No gift shops, no restaurants, no long drives around the island in a van to visit areas you can explore on your own. No gimmicks and no frills - all of our time is spent exploring the amazing active volcanoes of Hawai'i island! We offer only active, education based explorations that focus on topics such as Geology, native flora and fauna, and the amazing Hawaiian culture that still thrives on the volcano today. Our tours are family friendly, easy to book and leave our guests with a deepened understanding of the science and the culture of Kīlauea. See the best of the volcano with several moderate walks throughout the day. Our National Park tours allow guests the convenience of using their own vehicle as opposed to a large bus or van. ​
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Explore the world’s most active volcano on a private eco tour around Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. These 3- and 6-hour, education-based explorations focus on the native flora and fauna, the geology and the amazing Hawaiian culture that still thrives on the volcano today. Experience the highlights of Kilauea’s summit area, including a sunset eruption viewing or hike to both the hidden and highlight areas of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.
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Rob E wrote a review Mar 2020
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Amazing. An outstanding day. One of the highlights of our trip to the big Island. Eric's knowledge and ability to answer and explain to both my wife (a knowledge scientist) and me (a layman) was great. He also shared the history of the island and the people -- He's married into a true Hawaiian family that traces its family back several hundred years -- and his appreciation for their customs and traditions. Do this trip! My highest recommendation!
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Monique S wrote a review Mar 2020
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My husband and I had a wonderful time. We took the six hour tour and were not bored for one minute. I highly recommend this and would do it again if I return to Hawaii. Eric was extremely informative and incredibly nice.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from LivinGreat808, Manager at Kilauea EcoGuides
Responded Mar 17, 2020
Aloha D9732QCmoniques and thank you for your review! We are excited to hear that you enjoyed your private tour, and that you would do the tour again when you return to Hawaii. Mahalo for your recommendation!
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Suzanne M wrote a review Mar 2020
Bradenton, Florida8 contributions
The only way to see the Park. Our experience was excellent. They gave us great recommendations when we first inquired based on our age and interests. Our guide,Michelle, was a delight and her knowledge of the Park and the history of the Volcanoes and Hawaii were fascinating. We saw things we never would have seen on our own and learned so much.
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Response from LivinGreat808, Manager at Kilauea EcoGuides
Responded Mar 17, 2020
Aloha suzannem565 and thank you for your review of your private tour! We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your exploration with Michelle, and that she was able to take you to locations inside the National Park that most visitors would not get to see. Mahalo for your recommendation!
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Hugo R wrote a review Mar 2020
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We thoroughly enjoyed our tour of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Eric was incredibly knowledgeable about the volcanoes, the surrounding ecosystem, Hawaiian history and culture. He certainly enhanced our visit, we would have missed so much without his guidance.Will definitely recommend to others.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from LivinGreat808, Manager at Kilauea EcoGuides
Responded Mar 17, 2020
Aloha HugoR2709 and thank you for your review! One of our goals has always been to enhance our guests visit to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park thru education and interpretation of science and culture specific to Kilauea. Mahalo for your recommendation!
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Audrey C wrote a review Feb 2020
Portland, Oregon5 contributions
We traveled to the Big Island for my 30th birthday and I wanted to go hiking at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. After doing days worth of research, we decided to spring for a private hiking tour with Kilauea EcoGuides. I contacted them and got a very friendly response within 24 hours. Our guide, Nate, grew up on the island and was incredibly knowledgable about the island, the National Park, and the Hawaiian Culture. He took the lead on where to take us to hike and what to see based off of our likes and our wants for the day. He was willing to change course at any moment and was happy to talk about off-topic things that we were interested in (like the Hawaiian language and traditional Hawaiian legends and stories in the culture). I already loved the islands, but he helped me appreciate them and see them in a completely new way. While he was sharing these stories and all of this information, we were out in the real world applying our learning throughout each area of the park we traveled to. I am so happy that we worked with Kilauea EcoGuides for this experience. If you are adventurous and want something "off the beaten path" I highly recommend working with this company. It is a small, family owned business that will share their rich Hawaiian culture and beautiful island land with you for as long as you wish. We feel lucky to have had this experience-- and on my birthday none the less! Mahalo Nate and Malia for all of your hard work and an amazing time.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from LivinGreat808, Manager at Kilauea EcoGuides
Responded Mar 17, 2020
Aloha audreyc0917 and thank you for your review of your private tour! We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your exploration with Nate, and we are honored that we were able to make the 'best day of your vacation'. We are a small family run business and we very much appreciate your support and recommendation!
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