Big Island Day Trip from Oahu Kilauea Volcano National Park

Volcanoes National Park

Big Island Day Trip from Oahu Kilauea Volcano National Park

Kilauea volcano has been erupting steadily since 1982

Big Island Day Trip from Oahu Kilauea Iki Crater

Kilauea Iki crater

Big Island Day Trip from Oahu red hot lava

Red hot lava on it's way to the sea

Big Island Day Trip from Oahu road buried with the recent lava flow

Lava covered the south end of the Chain of Craters road

Big Island Day Trip from Oahu walking in the lava tube

Inside a lava tube

Big Island Day Trip from Oahu Rainbow Falls in Hilo

Rainbow Falls in downtown Hilo

Big Island Day Trip from Oahu black sand beach

Black Sand Beach

Big Island Day Trip from Oahu Japanese garden in Hilo

Serene Japanese garden in Hilo

Big Island Day Trip from Oahu orchids

Orchids thrive in the volcanic soil

Maui to Big Island – Hilo Volcano Tour

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Spend your day traveling to Kilauea Volcano from Maui, and visit the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. You will learn about the seismic activity and culture built around it. This adventure includes the world’s largest volcano, Mauna Loa, and the world’s most active volcano, Kilauea. The marvels of the volcanoes, lava beds, and steam vents are closely weaved into the Big Islands culture and legends. Witness a smoldering crater or a steam vent, but it is not guaranteed to see red-hot lava flow. In addition to the powerful volcano, you will experience the breathtaking and exceptional scenery around you.

You will visit Rainbow Falls, the town of Hilo, and Queen Lydia Liliuokalani Gardens. Also on this tour, you will see see amazing natural formations, including the Thurston Lava Tube and the Kilauea Iki Steam Vents. At the Jaggar Museum, learn about the chronological life of the volcano, and view the Halema’uma’u Crater at the overlook.

Schedule: Daily except Sunday and Friday.

Time:  Departure at 9:25 am and return 10:15pm (Tour times are approximate)

Check in:  Please check-in at Kahului Airport 1-hour prior to flight time.

Reservation: Payment is required for this tour at the time the reservation is made.

Cancellations: Since this tour includes interisland airfare, all reservations for this tour are final once the reservation is confirmed. There are no date changes, cancellations, or refunds for this tour because the airline does not allow any changes.

What to Bring & Wear: Please bring your photo IDs for flights. Wear comfortable, covered shoes and dress appropriately. You may wish to bring a light jacket and anticipate both sun and rain conditions.  We also recommend sunscreen, hat, and sunglasses.  You do not need a swim suit.

Note: No-Host Lunch stop on tour; cost of lunch is not included with tour. Snack opportunities available during tour.

Highlights include: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Kilauea Iki Crater, Thurston Lava Tube, Rainbow Falls State Park, Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Factory, Richardson’s Black Sand Beach

Restrictions: It is not recommended for people with respiratory or heart problems, pregnant women, infants, and young children to visit the park.

Note: There will be times that certain ares of the park will be closed to visitors when Kilauea volcano is emitting high levels of dangerous gas, because volcanic fumes are hazardous.

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Get a chance to witness the mesmerizing lava flow

Activity Tips

Kevin Ditamore – Owner / Manager

As of this writing in June of 2020 there is a pause in the eruptive activity at Kilauea. The world’s most active volcano experienced a REALLY long eruptive cycle from 1983 to 2018, when the low-grade eruption and oozing of lava suddenly changed. In May of 2018 the Lower East Rift inflated with magma and new vents opened … one after another … in the heart of the Leilani Subdivision near the town of Pahoa. Spectacular lava fountains, rivers of lava, destroyed homes and businesses, and miles of roadways buried … the lava made its way alla the way to the Kapoho Beach Estates and completely buried vacation homes and some amazing snorkeling tidepools. I cherish my memories of days spent there admiring the corals and sea turtles, but that spot is now gone. The lava suddenly stopped in the late summer and early autumn of 2018 and Kilauea had been quiet ever since, entering what will likely be a 3 or 4 year period of recharging the main magma chamber.

Changes at the Volcanoes National Park are breathtaking as “the bottom dropped out” of the Kilauea Caldera. While there is currently no lava visible anywhere on the Big Island, there is evidence of the recent eruption everywhere, and it is fascinating to see.