This tour is all about the Volcano Park
This tour is an extensive tour of the Volcano Park. After picking you up at the visitor center I will drive to Jagger Museum where you can explore the various ways of monitoring a volcano. You will see the smoke rising from the Kilauea Caldera.
You will experience the heat from the Steam Vents and walk out to the crater rim where steam rises.
On our drive down Chain of Craters I will take you past previous lava flows. I will take you into a lava tube where you will be underground.
You will get to walk out on past lava flows as I talk about some of the different formations.
I will drive all the way to the ocean to show you a beautiful Sea Arch. You will have a chance to walk out on the old road most of which is now covered by lava.
On the drive I will make stops at some amazing views where the past lava flows entered the ocean.
I will take you out to see lava trees, fissures and other interesting formations left by previous lava flows.
You will drive to the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and meet me at the Visitor Center. The tour start time is flexible. If driving from Kona it is around a 2 hour drive to the Volcano Park. Hilo is 40 minutes drive to the volcano Park.
Jagger Museum with the viewpoint overlooking the smoke rising from the Kilauea Caldera.
Steam vents and another amazing view of the Caldera
Kilauea Iki Crater where a 1959 Eruption took place
Walking through a old lava tube and be underground as you walk though it.
From the top of the park at 4000 foot elevation we will drive down Chain of Craters road to see and walk out on past lava flows.
We will drive all the way to the ocean to see a beautiful Sea Arch
On the drive we will take some short walks out on past lava flows. On these walks we will see some unusual lava formations.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Visitor Center
As you enter the park and pass by the fee station you will see the visitor center on right side of road.
End location: You will be returned to the Visitor Center
Duration: 4 hours
This tour can start at any time of the day. If you are driving from Kona or Waikoloa this is a 2 hour drive. You can specify the time you would like to meet at the visitor center for the tour. If driving from Hilo it is a 40 minute drive.
We will be taking either our 2011 Toyota Sienna Mini-van or 2012 Nissan NV Passenger van. Both are comfortable and air conditioned.
My services as your tour guide for the day.
Transportation by modern, air conditioned vehicle.
Bottled water, chocolate covered macadamias.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
10 US Dollars - If you would like to purchase something in the Jagger Museum. It is recommended that you eat prior to the tour as there are no places to purchase food once down in chain of craters.
If you wish to buy anything at Jagger Museum like books or DVD's or clothing.
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.