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 lava flow that erupted from the years 1969 to 1974. We will walk out and see several interesting volcanic formations.
Walk right up into the Steam from the steam vents and feel the heat! Also enjoy a walk through the Jagger Museum named after the first one to start studying the volcano.
Also see beautiful orchids and enjoy delicious macadamia ice cream and try sample flavors of the nuts. Also you can purchase a lunch.
I will take you to Rainbow Falls a 85 foot waterfall.
We also stop at a black sand beach where we hope to see turtles if nature cooperates with us.
Our goal is not only for you to learn all about Volcanoes but to have a great time and take some wonderful pictures.
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.
Airports: at bottom of escalator.
Hotels: in Lobby
End location: Your starting location
Duration: 6 hours 30 min.
We will spend 6 to 6.5 hours
We will be in my 2011 Toyota Sienna or 2012 Nissan NV3500 Passenger van. It is air-conditioned.
My services as your private tour guide.
Transportation by modern, air conditioned vehicle.
Volcano Park Entrance fees and taxes
Chocolate macadamia nuts to enjoy while on tour
Estimated Local Cash Needed
10 US Dollars - For lunch or ice cream at Macadamia Farm.
If you wish to make any purchases at any of the locations we visit. Lunch or ice cream at the macadamia farm.
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.
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We had an Amazing day. Gil is very friendly, patient and totally customized our day tour to our needs and wishes. The icing on the cake was being able to watch the glow of the magma, which can only be seen in evening. Gil connected with all the members of my family and was easy to talk to. He picked us up from the airport in time and dropped us off in time. I strongly recommend him to anyone who wants to visit BigIsland of Hawaii. He is very knowledgeable about the sites and history.