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Walking Tour of Volcano National Park

Location: Hilo, Big Island

Discover dynamic landscapes of Hawaii's Volcano National Park with our Volcano National Park Walking Tour. We offer narrated tours around the awe-inspiring Halemaʻumaʻu Crater or an extensive half-day adventure driving to diverse terrains, this tour offers a comprehensive exploration of over 505 square miles of natural wonder.

Led by a legendary guide with 50 years of expertise, guests are ensured an insightful and thrilling experience. This unique combination of walking and insightful narration is designed to cater to a range of interests and physical abilities, ensuring that every moment is packed with discovery and excitement.

The Kīlauea volcano eruption paused on September 17th, 2023. No lava or night-time glow is visible from any overlooks. Volcanic conditions can change at any time.

What to Expect

Your adventure begins at the park’s visitor center, where you’ll meet your experienced guide and prepare for a fascinating walk around the Halemaʻumaʻu Crater. As you traverse the surrounding trails, immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of the park, from the hissing steam vents to the vibrant sulfur banks. Keep your eyes peeled for native nene geese, a rare sight that adds a touch of magic to the experience.

As you follow the trails winding through the heart of Volcano National Park, your guide delves into the recent eruption history, painting a vivid picture of the ever-changing earth beneath your feet. You'll hear about the 2018 events that dramatically reshaped the Halemaʻumaʻu Crater, offering insights into the powerful natural forces that continue to mold this landscape. The tour also highlights the spiritual significance of Pele, the revered Hawaiian goddess of volcanoes, whose stories are woven into the very fabric of the land, instilling a sense of awe and respect for the cultural heritage preserved here.

Further enriching the experience, your guide recounts the impressions and historical visits of famous figures like Mark Twain and Jack London, who once explored these same paths. Their written accounts brought early 20th-century attention to the majestic beauty of the Hawaiian volcanoes, capturing the imagination of people worldwide and contributing to the park's fame. This blend of modern history with ancient lore offers a comprehensive perspective of the park, making every step on the lava-etched paths a step through history.


  • Expert guidance by a seasoned park specialist
  • Bottled water and rain ponchos
  • A curated list of stops within the park, accessible by walking
  • Difficulty: Suitable for most physical conditions capable of walking short distances
  • Bring closed-toed shoes, hat, sunglasses, and sunblock
  • Be prepared for varying weather conditions, from rain to sunshine


2 hours


Meeting Location will be sent in an email after booking. It will be in the general Volcano National Park Area.

Cancellation Policy

Epic Volcano Park Tour - All Tours Booked and Canceled will be charged a 25% fee for processing. Cancellations 48 hours or more before departure receive a 75% refund. Cancellations less than 48 hours before departure will not receive a refund.

Volcano Photography Tour - If you book a tour and cancel we will charge a minimum of 25% for processing. 7 days or more before the tour you will receive a 50% refund. We will not refund tours less than 7 ahead of the tour (it is to close to the date to rebook) unless your tour date has to be canceled for weather.