Volcanoes, Lava Tubes & Petroglyphs

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park In-Depth Adventure

Book an unforgettable private tour that will take you into the heart of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. From all the main highlights within the park to the lesser seen areas, your tour will go far beyond any experience with the bigger companies. 

A UNESCO World Heritage Site and an International Biosphere Reserve, this iconic park is a must see while in Hawaii. Experience two of the world’s most active volcanoes, critically endangered wildlife and some of the most unique geological, biological and cultural landscapes on earth. 

Your exceptional naturalist will provide guided interpretation during your entire tour experience.

Tour Highlights

On this in-depth tour of the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park you’ll experience the park’s main attractions:

  • Witness the spectacular eruption in Halema‘uma‘u Crater during the day and at night! 
  • Stargaze in the park with our top of the line CPC Deluxe HD telescope!
  • Experience breathtaking Punalu‘u black sand beach
  • Visit the southernmost bakery in the United States (famous for their delicious Malasadas.
  • Enjoy guided interpretation throughout the day as you learn all about the park’s natural wonders, endemic wildlife and rich cultural history.
  • Explore Chain of Craters Road in its entirety from top to bottom. 
  • Experience a massive 600-foot long lava tube that is over 20 feet tall in places. 
  • Appreciate one of the largest petroglyph fields in the Hawaiian Islands with over 23,000 images
  • Enjoy a picnic lunch surrounded by the beauty of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
  • Participate in a 2-3 mile guided interpretive hike of your choice through the park’s lesser seen areas.

$2,200 For up to 4 Guests

 $300 per Additional Guest (up to 7 total)

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Full Tour Details:

12-13 Hours

12-13 Hour Tour Time

Itinerary:

  • Start Time: 8:00AM

  •  Punalu‘u Bakery: As you begin your tour, you’ll travel south along the Kona coast and absorb the breathtaking views of lush vegetation and coastline. Listen to your guide describe the cultural history of the area as well as the local flora and fauna. Arrive at the southernmost bakery in the United States. World renown for their sweet breads, malasadas (Portuguese fried dough aka “donut”) and other delicious treats. Enjoy a complementary coffee or tea and choose a malasada before heading on to explore the most beautiful black sand beach on the island.  
  • Punalu‘u Black Sand Beach: One of the prettiest black sand beaches in all of the Hawaiian Islands. The jet-black volcanic glass sand here was formed from the rapid cooling of basaltic lava hitting the ocean water then shattering into tiny fragments. Enjoy the relaxing feeling of black sand under your toes while listening to the wind move through the palms and across the water. Your guide will keep a look out for green sea turtles and endangered hawksbill sea turtles that frequent the beach. 
  • Hawaii Volcanoes National Park: This iconic park encompasses the summit of two of the world’s most active volcanoes and extends from sea level up to the summit of Mauna Loa at 13,677 feet. It’s home to critically endangered wildlife and some of the most unique geological, biological and cultural landscapes on earth. You’ll spend the majority of your tour here in the park taking in all the natural wonders. Your tour will explore the main attractions in the park including: the Thurston Lava Tube, Chain of Craters Road, Pu‘ulao Petroglyph field and many other lesser known locations within the park. Enjoy a guided 2-3 mile hike and marvel at the incredible views of the current eruption inside Halema‘uma‘u Crater during the day and “the glow” at night. You’ll also have the opportunity to stargaze with our state-of-the-art CPC Deluxe HD telescope.
  • Volcano: Enjoy a three-course dining experience sourced with local ingredients and Hawaiian infused cuisine at a top of the line Kilauea Lodge just outside Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Depart Volcano and head back to your place of lodging feeling happy, full and filled with exciting new memories.

Customizing Your Tour

Upon booking your tour, one of our guides will contact you to discuss custom options we have available for your tour. Whether you’d like to spend more time star gazing, enjoy more time at our private waterfall location, or enjoy an extended guided hike, we’re here to make this experience memorable and most importantly – ALL ABOUT YOU!

Want a custom tour? Give us a call: (808) 315-9278

What’s Included

Tour Inclusions

  • Admission into all venues and parks
  • Pick up and drop off at place of lodging 
  • Fully guided naturalist tour with educational materials and commentary provided by our top of the line tour guides
  • Complementary Photo package: 20-25 professional, edited photos shared via Adobe Cloud for easy accessibility while traveling.

Food & Drink

  • Punalu‘u Bake Shop – Coffee, tea and malasadas 
  • Lunch: Picnic style lunch surrounded by the beauty of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
  • Afternoon snacks
  • Dinner: Enjoy a three-course dining experience sourced with local ingredients and Hawaiian infused cuisine at top-of-the-line Kilauea Lodge just outside Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. 

Tour Gear

  • Patagonia rain jacket and puff
  • Nikon Prostaff binoculars
  • Headlamps
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Comfortable walking/hiking shoes
  • Camera
  •  Warm layers for the time in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
  • Tours can be adapted to accommodate all ages and abilities. Please let us know at the time of booking if you have specific needs.
  • Assuming no modifications to this tour, guests should be able to walk at least 2-3 miles with some steps included.
  • Guests must be able to walk on uneven or rocky terrain and we may encounter cool, wet, or muddy conditions.

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We look forward to taking you on an amazing adventure!

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