Day Trip from Oahu to Hilo: Active Volcanoes & Helicopter Tour

18 Ratings
  • Live Guide
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Day Trip
  • Group Tour
  • E-Ticket
  • 12 hr

Escape to another Hawaiian island for a day on this all-inclusive island-hopping tour. Indulge on your vacation and leave the planning to us! Interisland roundtrip airfare from Oahu to Hilo, roundtrip transportation from the Hilo Airport (ITO), a sightseeing land tour with lunch and adventurous 45 minute helicopter tour with Blue Hawaiian Helicopters are all included. This once-in-a-lifetime, comprehensive Volcano Adventure transports you to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park to experience the world famous, recently erupted, active volcanoes - Mauna Loa and Kilauea. Your expert driver-guide will share the legends and cultural significance of famous sites and point out scenic wonders along the way. The afternoon helicopter tour follows the sightseeing experience, offering a birds-eye view of recent volcanic activity (weather permitting), cascading waterfalls and towering mountains and deep, verdant valleys.

Itinerary Details

Operated by: Polynesian Adventure Tours

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Banyan Drive

Drive through quaint Hilo Town along magnificent Banyan tree-lined streets along Hilo's coastline known as the "Hilo Walk of Fame".

Stop At: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Home to Hawaii's active volcanoes, Kilauea and Mauna Loa.

Duration: 2 hour

Pass By: Chain of Craters Road

Chain of Craters Road is a 19-mile (31 km) long winding paved road through the East Rift and coastal area of the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on the island of Hawaii. Some areas are inaccessible.

Stop At: Mauna Loa

Active shield volcano housed in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Last erupted in November 2022. Considered one of the largest volcanoes on earth.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Kilauea Volcano

Active shield volcano housed in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Last erupted in September 2021 when vents spewed lava from within Halema'uma'u, a pit crater in the volcano's summit caldera.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At:

See and feel the power of the volcano through the steam vents, where ground water seeps into volcanic rock.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Nahuku - Thurston Lava Tube

Tropical forest area featuring a long, subterranean cave formed by ancient flowing lava.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Akaka Falls State Park

Beautiful waterfall, easily viewable from a lookout point and surrounded by a verdant jungle.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At:

Mandatory 45 minute safety briefing at 3:00 PM and 50-55 minute helicopter tour at 3:45 PM. Mauna Loa and Kilauea fly-over is not guaranteed; dependent on existing weather conditions.

Duration: 1 hour 40 minutes
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