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😷 Health & Safety

Mauka Makai Adventures has implemented the following policies for all participants on our tours. These policies follow federal, state and local regulations and are subject to change without notice. The health and safety of our guests, our family and island community is our top priority!

  • Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination - All travelers must provide proof of full vaccination from COVID-19 at check-in for the tour. Without it, you will not be allowed to participate in the tour! All tour guides are fully vaccinated.

  • Temperature Check and Health Questionnaire - A health questionnaire and temperature checks are mandatory prior to boarding the vehicle. Any guest with a temperature (99.9+ degrees), will not be allowed to participate in the tour. We will not permit anyone who is sick, has recently been sick or has tested positive for COVID-19 on the tour. We will work directly with you to cancel or reschedule your tour.

  • Face Masks - All guests are required to wear a face mask that covers the mouth and nose when traveling in the vehicle for the duration of the tour. Face masks may only be removed when outdoors in open air and social distancing of 6 feet or more can be maintained. We will ask you to carry your mask with you on trails in the national park. All guests must agree to follow guide instructions.

  • Hand Sanitizer - Hand sanitizer will be provided and available to all guests. All passengers must sanitize their hands before entering the vehicle.

  • Social Distancing - Tour group sizes have been reduced and guest time in the van has been minimized where possible. Social distancing of 6 feet or more is encouraged at all times outside.

  • Boarding and Seat Arrangements - Boarding will be done from the rear to front at each stop. Seat changes are not allowed for the duration of the tour. The front passenger seat will not be available for the safety of our guide and 'ohana.

  • Stringent Cleaning - All vehicles and supplies are thoroughly cleaned and sanitized with CDC approved sanitizers following every tour.

It is everyone's kuleana (responsibility) to practice everyday habits of cleanliness and malama (to care) for one another to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Please kokua (kindly help) and do your part while visiting our islands! Mahalo.

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Volcano National Park Sightseeing Tour

Location: Hilo, Big Island

Visiting the Volcano National Park with a knowledgable tour guide is the best way to get an authentic experience and deep understanding of the Kilauea Volcano. During this small group sightseeing tour you will experience the active Kilauea volcano, feel the heat from volcanic steam vents, traverse an ancient lava tube, and stroll through a Hawaiian rainforest.

This Big Island volcano tour is not to be missed… a true treasure of Hawaii Island!

What to Expect

We begin the tour by exploring volcanic formations and impressive lava fields of Kilauea, one of the world's most active volcanoes. Here you will witness the raw power of the volcano and the beauty and destruction that it leaves behind!

Next, we visit the steaming bluffs where you can feel the heat of the steam rising from the ground while taking in extraordinary views of Kilauea caldera.

Your tour guide will explain the dramatic changes the island landscape endured from the recent 2018 volcanic eruption and past historical events. With many trails to walk along in the park, you will enjoy hikes and Hawaiian cultural interpretation throughout Hawaii Volcanoes National Park with your certified national park guide.

We then leave the National Park to visit the highlights of Hilo including Rainbow Falls, Big Island Candies for chocolate and coffee tasting, and views of Hilo Bay from Liliuokalani Gardens.

  • Snacks, and Bottled Water provided during the tour

Transportation Included

Transportation is provided in either a 6 passenger mini-van or 14 passenger full-size van, all vehicles are clean and comfortable rides. Children are welcome when accompanied by an adult and must have proper safety seats as required by Hawai’i state law through age 7 (seats will be provided only upon request at time of booking)


5.5 hours


We provide transportation directly from Hilo Harbor for cruise ship passengers. If you are flying to the island for a one-day trip, please make your travel arrangements to and from Hilo International Airport. Transportation is provided directly from Hilo hotels.

If you are staying in Kona we will make arrangements to meet you at the Hilo Mo'oheau Bus Terminal.

Cancellation Policy

A FULL REFUND will be issued for any cancellation notice received 48 HOURS PRIOR to the start of the tour. Reservations cancelled less than 48 hours prior to the start of the tour will be charged in full. If your cruise ship cancels port or we have to cancel the tour due to extreme weather, we will issue you a full refund.

We reserve the right to adjust or cancel tours to ensure the safety of all of our guests.