Learn first-hand the power Kilauea Volcano inside Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (HVNP). Join us as you discover the recent changes to Halemaumau Crater from the most recent eruption that began in May, 2018. En route to HVNP, this small group guided full-day adventure takes you on a Kona coffee farm tour. Lunch is included at the famous Punalu’u Bake Shop. Journey to a rare black sand beach, rain forest, lava flows, a walk through lava tube and to unique stops in the park unfamiliar to most visitors while ending your day with a deluxe dinner at a highly rated restaurant.
Explore the Volcano Deluxe Tour Highlights Include:
Begin your adventure as you sample some of the best coffee brews on the Big Island. Walk through a lava tube, and take a tour of the Kona Coffee Farm to learn about the harvesting and milling process of Kona Coffee.
Your journey travels south on the slopes of Hualalai and Mauna Loa volcanoes. Gaze upon the scenic views of the Kealakekua Bay and South Point, the southernmost point of the United State. You’ll also view several historical lava flows and will enjoy a fabulous picnic style lunch at Punalu’u Bake Shop & Visitor Center.
Stroll across the picturesque Punalu’u black sand beach and search for sea turtles.
Adventure to the summit of Kilauea inside Hawaii Volcanoes National Park for a “Summit to Sea” experience on Chain of Craters road to the wondrous Holei Sea Arch . Your tour guide is certified ranger trained who will lead you to “must see” Big Island volcano sites in the park fully narrating the flora, fauna, geology, and cultural awareness with myth and legend stories that tie in the history of the past and most recent eruptions. Various stops inside the park include Kilauea Iki Overlook, Halemaumau Crater, steam vents, crater rim trail and cinder fields.
Enjoy a deluxe dinner featuring continental cuisine with an island flair at Jackie Rey’s in Hilo. Choose from multiple dinner entrees.
Observe the starry night sky as you travel back to your hotel for brief stargazing *weather permitting.
Note: dining location subject to change without prior notice due to unforeseen circumstances or holiday blackouts.