Twilight Volcano - Hawaii Forest and Trail on Hawaii
Witness the epic march of molten lava as it journeys from the mountains to the sea. Journey through Hawai'i island's incredible range of ecosystems and climate zones before experiencing firsthand the phenomena that makes it possible: an erupting volcano. The excursion begins as we travel between two of the world's largest mountains, Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa. The region between these volcanoes is locally known as the saddle and is home to some of the rarest plants and animals in the world. After a brief stop for lunch, we will continue east towards Hilo. Before our final descent into Hawaii's second largest town, we'll stop to explore Kaumana Cave. This lava tube that once carried molten rock from Mauna Loa's upper rift zones to the ocean now provides an excellent opportunity to test our trusty flashlights on a brief subterranean adventure. Leaving Mauna Loa behind, we ascend to the summit of Kilauea inside Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park. Your guide will lead you through the must-see spots and hidden gems of this World Heritage Site and International Biosphere Preserve. As conditions change daily, we tailor your experience to the current eruptive events. The summit caldera, steam vents, cinder fields, and native rain forests are all on our list of things to see. After exploring the natural wonders of the park, we'll head to Kalapana to witness the awesome power of lava as it enters the ocean at sunset. Also included in the evening's itinerary is a delicious dinner in the heart of Pahoa. This historic town has maintained the rustic ambiance of an old plantation town.
Operates: Daily. Tour times vary. Please inquire.
Departure Point: Hawaii Forest & Trail Headquarters, and Queens' MarketPlace in Waikoloa.
Duration: Approximately 12 hours, including transportation.
Equipment: Day packs, binoculars, water bottles, flashlights, rain gear, warm wear and walking staffs.
Capacity: There is a minimum of 4 and maximum of 12 guests per tour.
Deli style lunch with your choice of a turkey, ham, tuna or veggie sandwich with chips and cookies.
Picnic style grilled chicken (chilled) or grilled portobello mushroom (chilled) with quinoa and roasted vegetables.
Chocolate lava cake.
Sodas, juices and souvenir water bottles.
Inclusions: Entrance fees, necessary gear, bottled water, lunch, dinner, beverages, hot cocoa and cookies.
Serves Alcohol: There is not any alcohol available during the activity.
Foreign Language Translation: There is no foreign language translation available.
Handicapped Accessible: This tour is not suitable for handicapped individuals.
Required Certifications: The participant is not required to have any certification or special license in order to participate.
Restrictions: We have a 24 hour cancellation policy for up to 5 guests, a 48 hour cancellation policy for 6 - 9 guests, a 72 hour cancellation policy for 10 guests, and a 14 day cancellation policy for groups of more than 10. Departure times may vary. This activity is not accessible by wheelchair or walker. Pregnant women and guests who are physically challenged or have respiratory or heart conditions will not be allowed. Guests must be able to hike 0.5 to 1.5 miles on uneven and rocky terrain. Wear sturdy closed-toe shoes or boots, long pants and a warm sweater or jacket. There is a group rate available for 10 guests per van, plus a $125.00 gratuity per vehicle.
Child 0- 12
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- # Van
- # 7-15 People
- # Hilo Area
- # Kohala Area
- # Volcanoes National Park
- # 8+ Hours
- # Tours With a Guide
- # Not Handicapped Accessible
- # Hotel Pickup is Not Available
- # Includes Dinner
- # Includes Lunch
- # No Swim Stop Included
- # No Certification or Special License Required
- # Does Not Serve Alcohol
- # Moderate
- # Strenuous
- # Afternoon
- # Midday
- # Land
- # No Translation Available
- # No Minimum Age
- # Kona Area
- # Waikoloa Area
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