Highlight exploration of summit area of Kilauea volcano inside Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
The 3-hr private tour is an active, education based private tour that is fully licensed and insured, and customized to your group's specific interests and abilities. You can do as much hiking as you prefer.
On this tour, you will meet your guide in Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park and spend most of your time in the trails and in the field (as opposed to being in a vehicle all day). At the summit, there will be several excellent walks for you choose from. Some trails are areas that few people are able to explore. While exploring, your guide will educate you on the local flora and fauna, geology and the amazing Hawaiian culture that still thrives at Kilauea today.
You will have the option of using your own vehicle while on tour if you prefer a 'road based' exploration. In this case, your professional guide will ride along with you. If you would like to use your own vehicle please message us before booking so that we can create a customized tour for you. Note this will come at an increased cost.
Volcano House hotel is where we meet and start the tour with a general introduction to Hawaii's geology and current eruption conditions. Walks to the steam vents and sulphur banks. Kilauea Iki overlook. Thurston Lava Tube. Devastation trail. And some other off the beaten path locations!
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Suggested by Guide: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Visitors Center, of Volcano House Hotel.
End Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
Duration: 3 hours
The 3-hr private tour can begin at whatever time you prefer, however we recommend starting in the afternoon to coordinate with the sunset time.
- Guiding Services
Estimated Local Cash Needed
1 USD - No souvenirs, food or drinks available while on this private tour due to the active education based nature of the exploration. We are happy to make recommendations for places to eat before and after your tour!
- Food, Drinks, Snacks
I am not a tour driver. I can accompany you in your vehicle or you can choose to hike for the duration of the tour.
My hikes to the flowing lava (when safely and legally accessible) require a minimum age of 12 years old for safety reasons.