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.

Maui to Hilo – Fly / Drive Tours

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If you want to see red hot lava, you’re not going to find any on Maui … the last eruption on Maui was over 200 years ago.  Fortunately, the Big Island of Hawaii offers the safest volcano viewing in the world, and lava has been oozing out of Kilauea volcano non-stop for the last 30 years.  Typically the lava flows downhill from an active vent towards the ocean through a series of surface flows and tubes.

Check out this link where they update almost daily the highlights and current eruptive activity.  The webpage includes photos of lava and maps showing the lava flows. After look at this site, come back here and book your volcano adventure!

Schedule: Daily (we suggest that you avoid TUESDAY as there is a cruise ship in port in Hilo on that day every week)

Reservations: Fly-drive reservations must be charged at the time of reservation and are non-refundable. They should also be considered non-changeable as any itinerary changes will result in significant change fees plus the difference in cost in the airfare, if any.

Check In: Kahului Airport Click to view map

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

Note: All fly-drive packages are priced based upon double occupancy … the per person cost will be $20 higher for those traveling alone. Rate is $50 higher from 12/15 to 1/4 due to holiday rates on rental cars. Rate can also be higher if ordered last-minute. Fly-drive reservations must be charged at the time of reservation and are non-refundable. They should also be considered non-changeable as any itinerary changes will result in significant change fees plus the difference in cost in the airfare, if any.)   If you have other flight requests, please contact us at 1.877.678.7333.

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.

Day trip – $299 per person Fly-Drive

Typical Itinerary: Flight departs Maui at 9am, and arrives in Hilo at 9:40am.  Pick up the rental car, and then drive to see the volcano.  The return flight departs Hilo at 7:35pm, connecting in Honolulu, and you will arrive back on Maui at 9:36pm.

Included in this package:  Round trip airfare and one day rental car.

One Day / One Night Overnighter – $299 per person

Typical Itinerary:  Flight departs Maui at 9am, and arrives in Hilo at 9:40am. You will pick up your rental car and drive to see the volcano.  The following morning direct flight departs Hilo at 8:28am, and returns to Maui at 9:02am.

Included in this package:  Round trip airfare and a rental car for 24 hours.  The cost of hotel is NOT included in this package, and you need to arrange your own accommodations.

Two day Overnighter – $349 per person

Typical Itinerary:  Flight departs Maui at 9am, and arrives in Hilo at 9:40am. Pick up your rental car and drive to see the volcano.  On the second day, visit Rainbow Falls, Akaka Falls, the Puna District, etc.  The return flight departs Hilo on day two at 7:35pm, connecting through Honolulu, and arrives back on Maui at 9:37pm.

Included in this package:  Round trip airfare and a rental car for two days.  The cost of hotel is NOT included, and you must arrange accommodations on your own.

Two day Overnighter with Helicopter – $579 per person

Typical itinerary:  The schedule is the same as two day / one night package, but with an additional 45-50 minute helicopter tour over the active volcano on the morning of day two. Direct flight departs Maui at 9am, and arrives in Hilo at 9:40am.  You will pick up rental car and drive to see the volcano.  The helicopter tour is on the morning of day two, and you can visit Rainbow Falls, Akaka Falls, etc. on your own. Return flight departs Hilo on day two at 7:35pm, connecting through Honolulu, and arrives back on Maui at 9:37pm.

Included in this package:  Round trip airfare and a rental car for two days.  The cost of hotel is NOT included, and accommodations are arranged on your own.

Note:  The cruise ship is in port in Hilo every Tuesday, so we recommend that you avoid that day of the week because the cruise ship takes all available helicopter tour times.

Two day Overnighter with Doors Off Helicopter – $629 per person

Typical itinerary:  The schedule is the same as two day / one night package, but with an additional 45-50 minute DOORS OFF helicopter tour over the active volcano on the morning of day two. Direct flight departs Maui at 9am, and arrives in Hilo at 9:40am.  You will pick up rental car and drive to see the volcano.  The helicopter tour is on the morning of day two, and you can visit Rainbow Falls, Akaka Falls, etc. on your own. Return flight departs Hilo on day two at 7:35pm, connecting through Honolulu, and arrives back on Maui at 9:37pm.

Included in this package:  Round trip airfare and a rental car for two days.  The cost of hotel is NOT included, and accommodations are arranged on your own.

Note:  The cruise ship is in port in Hilo every Tuesday, so we recommend that you avoid that day of the week because the cruise ship takes all available helicopter tour times.

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