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Receive a morning pickup from your Waikaloa or Kona hotel from a luxurious high-ceiling Mercedes van. Before proceeding on your first volcanic adventure, you’ll fuel up with an early deli-style lunch served along the Big Island’s historic Saddle Road.

Enjoy your first hike of the day at Mauna Ulu, spending 2.5 hours trekking to visit the steaming crater mouth of this volcanic site. Your well-trained guide will ensure your hike through this active volcanic area goes off safely and smoothly. Depending on the weather on the day of your visit, you might even be able to see the ongoing eruption happening at nearby Pu’u O’o.

Proceed to your next hike, a 2-hour round trip that follows a ridge before traversing the crater floor of Kilauea Iki. As you travel along the ridge, you’ll observe the unique flora and fauna of the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park ecosystem, including the area’s native Ohia trees. Once you arrive down on the crater floor, marvel at the amazing scenery, which includes surreal lava formations and smoky steam plumes.

Take a brief hike through a lava tube before continuing to the 4,000-foot (1,240-meter) summit of Kilauea itself. This relatively easy walk will bring you into view of Halema'uma'u Crater, where you can admire the glowing red of the lava that lies just below the surface. Finish the day with dinner at a local-style eatery before getting dropped off at your hotel.
Locations visited
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
Kilauea Iki Trail
Mt. Kilauea
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Overview
Explore three volcanic craters during one great trip on this 11.5-hour excursion on the Big Island. Travel aboard a high-end Mercedes van as you trek to the still-steaming Mauna Ulu, enjoy an amazing hike across Kilauea Iki crater and discover the summit of Kilauea Caldera. All entrance fees, plus a deli-style lunch and and local-style dinner are included.
Highlights
  • Visit 3 volcanic craters in a single trip during this Big Island hiking excursion
  • Trek to the steaming crater mouth of Mauna Ulu
  • Hike the ridge above Kilauea Iki and then travel across the steam plumes of the crater floor
  • Walk to the 4,000-foot (1,240-meter) summit of Kilauea and view Halema'uma'u Crater
  • Included deli-style picnic lunch and dinner at a local restaurant
  • Great way to get an up-close look at the Big Island's volcanoes
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Reviewed 29 June 2018
DO NOT BOOK THIS TOUR ONLINE!!!!

I booked it several days ago (and my credit card was charged for the tour) only to discover the night before the tour was to depart (when I wanted to know the exact pick time for my hotel), that they have not been running this...More

2  Thank MaggieMoo2016
Reviewed 16 May 2018
AMAZING...even more amazing with activity that is happening after our visit.. We did the tour on Friday April 13 2018

WOW...can not say enough good about this tour! When we booked I thought it seemed like a lot of money but when the day was finished I felt we owed them money. It is a full day of touring, hiking, knowledge and we are so...More

Thank Joy R
Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile
Awesome Fantastic great Experience

Mike Nelson, Chief Adventure Guide gave us an adventure of a life time in Big Island, Hawaii! Super friendly and full of knowledge from botany to geology on the island. The hike was long and full of sights and sound ... and food too. Mike...More

Thank Khiang S
Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile
Great Day

We had a great day on this tour. Our guide Mike was very friendly and knowledgeable about all things Hawaii and volcanoes. He was definitely invested in making sure we had a great time including photo opportunities, meals, friendly chats and so on. We highly...More

1  Thank John L
Reviewed 23 March 2018
Tour swap to lava flow, best decision

I booked the triple crater tour, and on the day there ended up only being 3 of us on the tour, so Mike gave us the option to do the lava flow tour instead, and we said hell yeah! There was a bit of cloud...More

1  Thank Buffyvsamanda
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