Make Kilauea Volcano and Hawai'i Volcanoes National park your destination, with a past-sunset adventure! Join us for a fully narrated night tour of the volcanoes on Big Island. We'll meet at the Grand Naniloa Hotel in downtown Hilo. As we head towards the park, the lush greenery of Hilo starts to give way to stark, black basalt lava flows.
We'll pass through Kalapana, a village completely destroyed by advancing lava just a few years ago. We believe a good Hilo lava tour gets you up-close-and-personal with the lava, so we'll stop to walk across the recent lava flows to the island's most recent black sand beach. You'll see first-hand how the volcano swallowed everything in its path, even completely filling in Kaimu Bay with molten lava. Once the best swimming beach on Hawaii Island, you can now walk a road of lava where the volcano carved its path.
Next stop is the Lava Viewing Area in Kalapana, where your vehicle drives over the lava flows that overran the highway. Look for any current volcanic activity available before heading to the Painted Church. Now decommissioned, it was the first home in Hawaii to Saint Damien before he famously found his calling among the lepers of Molokai. This Church was so important to the determined local villagers that it was moved, not once, but twice, to evade the advancing molten lava flows.
Finally, your trained park ranger guide reveals the highlights of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, including volcanic craters, steam vents, the Kilauea Iki Overlook.
During the tour you can expect moderate air temperatures at sea level with cooler temperatures at higher elevations; occasional rain showers; strenuous hike across uneven and steep, rocky terrain including black lava rock.
After exploring the Volcano, we head back down to Hilo to return you to the Grand Naniloa Hotel.
*Red molten lava may not be seen and cannot be guaranteed. Volcanic activity changes constantly and cannot be guaranteed.
All ages can be accommodated with the following restrictions:
Guests under the age of 18 MUST be accompanied by an adult.
Our check-in locations is at our KapohoKine Adventures Store in the Naniloa Hotel Lobby, 93 Banyan Dr Hilo, HI 96720
Guests must cancel tour no less than 24 hours before tour departure for a full refund less 10% of the total booked amount. Molten lava will not be seen. Volcanic activity changes constantly and cannot be guaranteed. Comfortable walking shoes required. We’re happy to accommodate special dietary needs and restrictions, including children’s meals, with advance notice. Order of itinerary may change. Tour runs rain or shine.