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Big Island Volcano and Waterfalls Tours

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Address: 610 Kekuanaoa St, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4421
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+1 345-946-6444

Our tour takes you to view the largest and most active volcano in the...

Our tour takes you to view the largest and most active volcano in the world, the Kilauea Caldera. The Kilauea Caldera is a massive crater encircled by plumes of sulfuric smoke, and the signs of lava destruction are everywhere. The lava flows are constantly shifting, and our tour takes you as close as possible to see them. On our tour, you will walk through an actual lava tube which include extensive lava flows and Hawaii's unique black sand beaches. Later, you’ll pass through lush rainforest as our guide points out many native tropical plants, such as red ginger and ginseng. Our tours take in 10 major Hilo attractions ensuring you have a spectacular day in Hilo.

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Great way to start your trip and learn about the island!

Kai (our guide) was fantastic! So incredibly knowledgable and friendly. He really made our trip a great experience. It was a long day, but he kept it interesting. Lunch was... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Minneapolis, Minnesota

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Kai (our guide) was fantastic! So incredibly knowledgable and friendly. He really made our trip a great experience. It was a long day, but he kept it interesting. Lunch was fantastic, and the sites chosen were really good. We weren't able to get a great view of the Waimea Valley because we were there in the late afternoon, so the... More 

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Mississauga, Canada
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2017

We flew from Honolulu Airport to Kona Airport on Big Island by Hawaiian Airlines. This tour was from 0300am being picked up at Hotel on Oahu and then flying to the Kona Airport and then Returning from Hilo Airport to Honolulu around 900pm same day Very Active Tour by Motorized bus. Need to be in relatively great shape. No children... More 

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Warsaw, Poland
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13 reviews
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Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

We flew over Big Island with helikopter without the doors. The Mother Nature let us show only a small part of lava but apart from that this was a wonderful adventure

1 Thank Joanna L
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

We booked this tour based on all the reviews but were sorely disappointed as we saw no lava except for a short glimpse of a tiny redness on the black lava. This review is no reflection of this particular company but what one would expect flying in a helicopter over the volcano and what one actually sees. It is natural... More 

4 Thank orchid55
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69 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

Good overview to understand big island history, geography and culture. Our guide is Kai is very knowledgeable and friendly - we seem the turtle on black sand beach, seen volcanoes eruption at Jagger museum at Hawaii volcanoes national park, did lava tube, seen and feel steam vent - 6D effect with smell of sulphur, warm from steam volcano , rain,... More 

2 Thank meilin l
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Reviewed 13 December 2016

Melvin was our tour guide - he was very knowledgeable and friendly! He made sure we were on track, and took us to few more sites when we had some time leftover! I would recommend this tour if you're not into hiking too much. It was a nice mixture of walking and driving around!

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4 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 31 October 2016

Did this tour from Oahu on a day trip. Capn Bob was our brilliant and knowledgable tour guide. We really enjoyed the volcano part. The start of the morning was also great. It dropped off a bit mid morning with a visit to a nut factory and an orchid shop - really a garden centre. That was a low point.... More 

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Hilton, New York
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Reviewed 20 October 2016

This was a great way to see some important sites on the Big Island without doing the driving! Mike was a fantastic guide. He picked us up at our condo in Kona on time. We stopped at a bakery on the way to Volcano's National Park. We made a couple of stops there and went on towards Hilo and hit... More 

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3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

A must do while in Hilo, Hawaii. Our tour guide, Jim Carey, was Awesome! ! The tour is about 12hrs but well worth it!! The guide was so knowledgeable and personable.

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Frankston, VIC, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016

The One Day Volcano Tour on Big Island. If you intend to see the Live Lava flow then you have to go on a tracking tour. The One Day volcano Tour takes you round the island and shows you the craters, Volcano Rocks that erupted & Lava Flows that have solidified. For this tour the cost per person from Waikiki... More 

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