Hilo Shore Excursion: Active Volcano, Lava Tube, Waterfall and Gardens

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  • 5.5 hr

A day trip to Hilo is not complete without a visit to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, home to one of the world's most active volcanoes.  Witness the current volcanic eruption at the summit of Kilauea volcano, learn of past geologic events and the effects on this ever changing landscape. Feel the heat of steam vents, then traverse an ancient lava tube nestled in the cool mist of the Hawaiian rainforest.  Conclude your day indulging your senses around Hilo town including the majestic Rainbow Falls, Liliuokalani Gardens, and tasty locally made chocolates and coffee on this small group tour.

Itinerary Details

Operated by: Mauka Makai Adventures

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Explore Hawaii Volcanoes National Park including a visit to Kilauea caldera where you will witness the dramatic changes from our recent eruption, experience the steam vents and other volcanic formations from past lava flows.

Duration: 2 hour

Stop At: Nahuku - Thurston Lava Tube

Enjoy a walk through the Hawaiian rainforest to Nahuku (Thurston Lava Tube). Explore the 500 year old underground tube where hot molten lava once rushed through.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Chain of Craters Road

Explore frozen fields of lava from past volcanic eruptions and peer down into once active volcanic craters. Learn about the history, culture and geology of Kilauea volcano.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Rainbow Falls

View the majestic 80 foot waterfall of Waianuenue or Rainbow Falls. Enjoy the tropical landscape as you learn the legends of Hawaii.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Big Island Candies

Get your pep in your step with tasty hand-made chocolates, locally grown macadamia nuts and island fresh coffee!

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Liliuokalani Gardens

Immerse yourself in tranquility with a short stroll around Liliuokalani Gardens as you enjoy the fishponds, pagodas and picture perfect landscaping along Hilo bay.

Duration: 20 minutes
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