The tour to take if the Volcano National Park is closed - Hilo area departure
This tour is priced for up to 6 guests. If you have a larger party up to 11 please contact me to adjust the price.
I will take you to see some beautiful waterfalls and some great views of the ocean.
I will also take you to Kaumana Cave so you can see what a lava tube looks like.
We will then drive up what is called the Saddle Road where we climb to an elevation of 6000 feet with Mauna Loa on one side and Mauna Kea on the other our two volcanoes over 13000 feet in height. I will take you for a walk out on that lava flow and it also has a nice short hike for those that would like to hike up the cinder hill.
I will then take you to Mauna Loa Macadamia Farm where you can have some lunch or some very nice macadamia ice cream and also enjoy the samples.
I will also take you to Big Island Candy if you would like to make a stop there.
Then we will head to a local black sand beach where sometimes we see turtles.
I will then return you to your ship.
After pick you up we will proceed up to see the waterfalls
442 foot Akaka falls, Onemea Bay Scenic Drive, Rainbow Falls
I will take you to see a lava tube which is a cave created by past lava flows called Kaumana Cave
I will take you up to an elevation of 6000 feet where we will take a walk out on a past lava flow.
Mauna Loa Past Lava Flow at Saddle Road
I will then take you to Mauna Loa Macadamia Farm where you can get some lunch or macadamia ice cream and also enjoy some samples.
Banyon Drive & Liliuokalani Garden
We will see also see a Black Sand Beach in Hilo where we hope to get a view of some turtles.
Then I will return you to your starting location.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Hilo Port, Hilo airport, Hilo hotel
End location: Same location
Duration: 6 hours
The tour should run around 6 hours. I will always have you back to your ship on time.
My guiding service and vehicle. Also included is water and chocolate macadamia nuts and some snacks. Akaka Falls entrance fee.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
10 dollars - Lunch or ice cream at Macadamia farm
You can purchase lunch or ice cream at the Mauna Loa Macadamia Farm
If you are in Kona or Waikoloa you may drive to Hilo to begin the tour.