Hilo Shore Excursion: Volcano Safari Lava Caves, Falls & Highlights Small Group

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  • 6 hr

Approx 6 hr long. Explore the places less traveled among Hawaii's back roads of Kilauea volcano. Explore exciting Lava Caves, waterfalls, and Lava trees in a lush volcanic rainforest. See the 2018 lava destruction and the newly formed Black Sand Beach just created. A truly amazing experience! Cruise Ship Guests: We have special permits to pick up directly from Hilo port of call. Departure times may be adjusted to fit your ship's arrival & departure. Hilo Hotel Guests: Meeting location Hilo Hawaiian Hotel

Itinerary Details

Operated by: C Big Island LLC

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Liliuokalani Gardens

This is the largest Japanese garden outside of Japan donated by Queen Liliʻuokalani in 1917. Throughout the gardens are stone lanterns, gazebos, and torii gates, recalling the Japanese immigrants who came to Hawaii.

Pass By: Hilo

Drive through the historical downtown Hilo as you will learn about the devastating tsunamis of the past

Stop At: Rainbow Falls

Breathtaking 80 ft waterfall, Rainbow Falls. These beautiful falls get their name from the rainbow that is often visible in the mist that rises as the water cascades to the rocks 80 feet below.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Kaumana Caves Park

Time to explore lava caves is next! We walk you down into a lava cave through a skylight, also locally known as a lava tube. Kaumana Caves was created by one of our largest volcanoes, Mauna Loa. The guide will explain how molten lava makes these spectacular lava tubes and the fascinating colors inside.

Duration: 20 minutes

Pass By: Pahoa

On our drive we will drive through a quaint town called Pahoa. Once a booming plantation town and now a laid-back hippie town with old school artistry charm and wood-plank boardwalks. You will see the current lava flow that nearly wiped this town off the map.

Stop At: Lava Tree State Park

We will walk a trail among lava trees that looks somewhat of a petrified forest and look down into a deep fissure. This unusual volcanic sight is one stop that shouldn’t be missed.

Duration: 25 minutes

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WALK ON THE NEWEST BLACK SAND BEACH IN HAWAII!! is truly an amazing creation by Kilauea’s lava flow. Let us show you the newest created black sand beach. Once in this location was the old boat harbor and ramp that you can still see and has now been cut off from the creation of a large black sand beach.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At:

VOLCANICALY HEATED HOT POOL If conditions permit, as a special highlight we will be walking a small trail to a volcanicaly heated hot pool where you can feel the warm water as the guide explains how it is heated volcanically. This small hot pool is quite special since the last lava flow as wiped out all other volcanicaly heated hot ponds. After this wonderful experience enjoy the sights back to port.

Duration: 10 minutes

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Several earthquakes cracked open the roads, lava fountains started spewing lava 300 ft into the sky and nearly 2,000 residents we evacuated. This amazing force even evaporated Green Lake, the largest natural freshwater lake in Hawaii. We will be showing you areas of mass destruction from Kilauea Volcano.

Duration: 10 minutes
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