Up to 10 guests - Includes Volcano Park, Rainbow Falls, Black Sand Beach, Orchid Farm and Macadamia Farm
The Volcano Park has many exciting things to see. See smoke rising from the main caldera. Be underground as you walk through a 500 year old lava tube! I will take you out on the Mauna Ulu site that erupted from the years 1969 to 1974. We will walk out and see several interesting volcanic formations.
Walk right up in front of steam vents and feel the heat coming from the volcano. Enjoy a walk through Jagger Museum.
You will also see beautiful orchids at the orchid farm. Enjoy some delicious macadamia ice cream and try some samples at the Macadamia farm. You can also purchase lunch. Rainbow Falls is a 85 foot waterfall.
We also make a stop at the black sand beach where we always hope to see turtles if nature cooperates with us.
Our goal is not only for you to learn about Volcanoes but have a great time!
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
First stop will be a 500 year old lava tube and be underground as you walk though it.
We will also walk out on a previous lava flow from the Mauna Ulu Eruption site and see some of the interesting formations.
Kilauea Iki Crater the location of a 1959 eruption
Steam vents and the steam bluff is another beautiful view of the Kilauea Caldera.
Jagger Museum and viewpoint to view the smoke rising.
Other locations outside of Volcano Park
Orchid Farm, and a Macadamia Farm where you can purchase a lunch and enjoy samples and macadamia ice cream.
A drive by historic Hilo town and a 30 acre garden named for the last queen of Hawaii.
Black Sand Beach where sometimes we can spot turtles
Return to the ship
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Cruise Ships will meet in large building that you enter as you leave your ship. I will be halfway down on the right side with a sign with your last name. In order to get ahead of the big buses I like to meet at 8:15am or if the ship is later then within 15 minutes of starting debarkation.
Hilo Airport will meet at bottom of escalator. Please look for me at bottom of escalator. I will be watching for you as well.
Hilo Hotel will meet in hotel lobby.
End location: You will be returned to the starting location.
Duration: 6 hours 30 min.
We will take our 2012 Nissan NV Passenger van that holds up to 10 guests. It is air conditioned.
My services as your private tour guide.
Transportation by modern, air conditioned vehicle.
Volcano Park Entrance Fee and Taxes.
We also provide chocolate macadamia nuts to enjoy on the tour.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
10 US Dollars - You can purchase lunch or macadamia ice cream at the Mauna Loa Macadamia Farm
If you enjoy shopping there is a gift shop at the Jagger Museum where you can purchase things related to the Volcano. The Orchid Farm also has a gift shop and you can purchase orchids to ship home if your country allows it. The Macadamia Farm also has a gift shop if you would like to take some macadamias home with you.
I do not travel to Kona or Waikoloa on the west side of Hawaii. If you are on Kona side of island you may select the 4 hour Meet In The Volcano Park Tour or you may drive to Hilo Walgreens Parking to begin the 6 hour tour.