Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is home to Mauna Loa which is the world’s largest volcano as well as Kilauea which is the world’s most active lava-producing volcano.

 Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is a biosphere reserve and houses various ecosystems within diverse geological landscapes ranging from coastal seashores, tropical rainforests, shrubby deserts, and subalpine altitudes. Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is also a UNESCO world heritage site.

If you would like to visit Hawaii Volcanoes National please explore this page before reserving your tour.

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Below is a detailed itinerary of our hiking tour within Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

Tour Organization and Itinerary

  • Receive geological explanations on the formation of the Hawaiian Islands 
  • See and smell sulfur crystals 
  • Feel the heat of active steam vents
  • Enjoy stunning portraits of you by Kilauea caldera
  • Hike through a steaming volcanic crater
  • Explore a native endemic tropical Hawaiian rainforest
  • Walk through a once active lava tube
  • Visit a lush green Hawaiian Kipuka in  the middle of barren lava flows 

 Hiking intensive option 

  •  Ascend to the summit of Mauna Ulu
  • Enjoy views of Mauna Kea,
  • Mauna loa, Halemaumau, Puu Oo, and the ocean
  • Visit the southernmost Winery in the United States
  • Enjoy complimentary wine samples
  • Have stunning images of you taken with the light of the summit lava lake in the background

    Black sand Beach option

  • Stroll or swim on a black sand beach
  • See turtles nesting in sand
  • Enjoy complimentary wine samples
  • Have stunning images of you taken with the light of the summit lava lake in the background
Summit Lava glow

Pricing

Regular start time is 10:30 AM and ends at 7:30 PM.

Our maximum group size is limited to 6 people to ensure quality service.

Please email for pricing as we offer various discounts.

Choose either the Hiking Intensive Tour option or the Black Sand Beach option. 

With advanced notification we can arrange for hotel pick ups.

Please be sure to tell us who referred you to us! 

Reserve your tour

 

 

What we provide

A Lecture on the formation of the Hawaiian islands

Small groups of 6 or less people

French interpretation when desired

The Presence and direction of a guide to several sites within the park

Rain jackets

Cooler to keep water cold

Complimentary wine tasting

Quality portrait photos with the summit eruption in the background

Black Sand Beach option includes

Transportation to and from Punalu’u black sand beach 

 

What to Bring

Good walking or hiking shoes.

1-2 liters of water per person.

Food or snacks to eat.

Sunscreen and/or  hat.

 

Weather in the Park

At 4,000 feet in elevation, temperatures near the summit of Kilauea can vary from the mid 50’s to the high 70’s. Temperatures near sea level areas of the park can rise in the high 80’s or low 90’s. We recommend long hiking pants and a comfortable hiking shirt with a a jacket that you can take on and off as needed. Temperatures in the park can vary between warm and chilly within the same day. 
You can click on the link below to have an idea of what the weather might be in the park; just be aware that Hawaii weather is very difficult to predict and the weather predictions are not always accurate.  Click here for Park Weather 

Sulfur Banks

 

Air Quality 

The air quality in the park changes often and is sometimes unhealthy due to the volcanic fumes generated by the summit eruption at Halema’uma’u crater.  Most people do not experience any adverse effects from the air quality within the park; however, people with lung sensitivities should be very cautious and limit their exposure to these volcanic fumes. Click on this link http://www.hawaiiso2network.com/ to have an idea of what to expect of the air quality within the park.    

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