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Big Island in a Day: Volcanoes, Waterfalls, Sightseeing, History

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Exploring Hawaii’s Big Island can be a big undertaking, but it doesn’t have to be. Avoid the stress of planning out all the details with this guided tour that includes round-trip transport, lunch, snacks, and bottled water for your convenience. Because there’s minimal walking distance during this tour, it’s perfect for people of all ages and fitness levels. Plus, if the weather gets dreary, rain gear is provided to keep you dry.
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Cindy H wrote a review Feb 2020
Alameda, California1,551 contributions225 helpful votes
We drove all over exploring the area where the powerful lava flows took over. Some areas you can't drive and then other areas they repaired the road. No matter, seeing the devastation up close is very humbling of just how small we are. I wouldn't want to see it in its destructive form.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Mike H wrote a review Feb 2020
Phoenix, Arizona1,794 contributions328 helpful votes
We went down to Kalapana to see were the lava had flowed. It is amazing that some houses were spared and other house have been rebuilt on the lava flow that took their other home. The road is gravel back here but it was good.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Ronald M wrote a review Feb 2020
Bangkok316 contributions97 helpful votes
The two lava flow areas on the west end have roads across them to see the devastation and for the people to access what was once their homes, and new dwellings are being erected on top of the flows. Amazing and sad too. I am putting a picture of Isaac Hale Beach Park and the enormous lava flow showing how it cut off the Highway 137 and redid the park area. The roads are narrow and treacherous to the park, but well worth it for nature lovers.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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FaruqFaisel wrote a review Jan 2020
Geneva, Switzerland102 contributions54 helpful votes
Came to Hawaii with my 23 year old daughter to celebrate end of the year. On the first day of the new year we went to the volcanoes. It made us humble to observe the power and energy of the mother earth.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Michael B wrote a review Dec 2019
Bellflower, California16,803 contributions642 helpful votes
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park at Kalapana is defiantly worth a visit, just to see how powerful mother nature can be. We felt really sorry for all the people who lost their homes in 2018. Today the cold Lava flow and black-sand beach is a tourist attraction, and gives it the look of being on another planet. Recommend you parked under the big tree in Kalapana, it’s one of the last standing next to Uncles Kitchen, (not on Wednesday as its market day) . From here it’s about a 20minute walk to the black sand beach over the lava field, to where you can watch the surf sweeping in from the ocean. There is a lot of interesting memorials scattered all over the lava flow, even an abandoned motor car. Slowly greenery and flowers are breaking through the black volcanic surface. TIP: Be careful when exploring the lava area, the land is still unstable and may cave in.
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Date of experience: January 2019
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