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“best tour of our Hawaii cruise”
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Vavoom Volcano Tours
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Owner description: Vavoom Volcano Tours has been providing fun and educational tours of Volcanoes National Park, Rainbow Falls, Akaka Falls and visits to other popular spots in the Hilo area such as the Mauna Loa Mac Nut Farm since 2007. We can now customize your tour to also include ziplining, horseback-riding and ATV adventuring on the slopes of Kilauea. Just call or email us to reserve your Big Island adventure with Vavoom Volcano Tours today.Note: The business has a new owner as of June 2013. The new owner is Kyle Rogers and can be reached at the listed number and email address which has been updated.
Reviewed March 14, 2012

We loved this tour. Lori our tour guide was fantastic. We were traveling with a family group. We were picked up outside the cruise pier in Hilo. Lori was waiting for us with a sign with our name on it. We were on a private tour (8 people)










6 adults, 2 children ages 5 and 7) She took us to Rainbow Falls, Vocolcano National Park, Thurston Lava Tube. After a hike down a rainforest trail into the volcano, We even roasted marshmallows on the floor of the volcano over a steam vent. On the way up to the Park, we stopped for coffee and she purchased a local treat for us to try (spam and rice, wrapped up like sushi) interesting. She also purchased two small bottles for the boys to pour into the volcano to appease Pele the fire goddess. She was so informative and was just great with the children. The tour was about 7 hours but she will tailor the tour to whatever you want to do. I highly recommend Lori and Vavoom tours.

2  Thank southerngirl027
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Reviewed January 23, 2012

I did not go on a tour; however, Lori was very honest and helpful. Next time I visit I will definitely go with Vavoom.

Thank Sailor1986
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Reviewed December 21, 2011

Lori is an awesome tour guide and very personable. Her stories about local legends, hawaiian history and customs made the tour fun. Since we were on a Cruise to Hawaii we only had one day in Hilo and now feel this was one of the highlights of our vacation. Thanks Lori!

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park - An awesome hike across the crater of a volcano.
Check out this picture Photosynth of our tour here:
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3  Thank CoachBill1
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Reviewed November 18, 2011

If you like smaller, more personable tours, this is the one to take. Lori is very knowledgeable about the Island and its history and folklore. She also explained some of the more unusual fruit we encountered - like apple bananas, how cool is that.

We were picked up right at our B&B and we did everything on our itinerary and more! Because it's a smaller tour we spent more time at the sites and less time loading and unloading people. Afterward, Lori gave us suggestions of other places to visit and things to do on the rest of our trip. I highly recommend Vavoom Tours!

Thank emerlion
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Reviewed August 23, 2011

Lori is a marvellous host. Lots of friendly energy, knowledgeable and a love of the island and it's culture. Her microphone wasn't working but she didn't miss a beat. She raised her voice so that it was loud enough for everyone to hear and talked us through the next 6 hours. It rained slightly but that was okay. We cooked marshmallows on one of the craters, we wandered down a lava tube, had lunch at a macadamia farm and generally had a great day! Lori told us about the fauna and flora, she played us wonderful Hawaiian music and regaled us with stories of mystical beings and local folklore. Highly recommended. It was the best start to our vacation. Thanks Lori.

Thank anzen
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