Kilauea After Dark - Nui Pohaku
Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park and Kilauea Volcano, one of the most active volcanoes in the world, are a must see on the Big Island of Hawaii! Explore this World Heritage Site with your personal excursion specialist in an intimate sized group setting. On your way to the park, you will have the opportunity to visit the famous Punalu'u Bakery for lunch and stroll along the shore of Punalu'u Black Sand Beach in search of green sea turtles. Once at the park, your experienced guide will lead you on short leisurely hikes along the crater rim, through the lush rainforest which is alive with native birds, incredible foliage and a "walk through" lava tube. You will enjoy a stop at the Jaggar Museum with its real time seismographs, eruption footage and beautiful displays of lava and Hawaiian geology.
After enjoying a delicious dinner, our goal is to share with you the visual wonder of Kilauea after dark. Due to the nature of the volcano, the conditions change constantly, but we will do our very best to show you the amazing glow of the lava lake just below the surface of Halema'uma'u Crater. This molten lava is reflected in the gas plume above it when the conditions are right and sends a beautiful glow into the night sky. Throughout the tour your guide will share with you history and geology of the area during the frequent stops
along the way. This is an exciting and active way to spend the day discovering how Kilauea Volcano has shaped our land and how an active volcano can be beyond your dreams, yet within your reach.
Operates: Daily. Tour departure times vary per season. Please call to confirm.
Departure Point: Pick up locations in Waikoloa, Kona, Keauhou, and Hilo.
Duration: The tour is approximately 8 hours from the Hilo area and 12 hours from the Kona/Waikoloa area.
Lunch (for Kona side guest only) choice of ham, tuna, turkey or veggie sandwich with assorted snacks and drinks. Gluten free salad by request.
1) Teriyaki Chicken with steamed white rice and salad bar.
2) Chili with steamed white rice and salad bar (gluten free).
3) Cheeseburger with French Fries and salad bar.
4) Vegetable Stir Fry with steamed white rice and salad bar (vegetarian) Note: Friday evenings a Hawaiian style buffet is offered instead of the above menu.
Inclusions: Lunch and dinner are served (on the Waikoloa and Kona departures). Vegetarian choice available. Tour from Hilo will include dinner and snacks (not lunch). Snacks and drinks available all day. Flashlights, waterproof rain jackets and umbrellas provided.
Exclusions: Hilo tour; there will be no stop at Punalu'u Bakery or Punalu'u Black Sand Beach. Instead, an alternate black sand beach will be visited by the Hilo guests.
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: All guests are required to sign a risk acknowledgement and waiver form before the tour. To enjoy this adventure, we ask that guests be at least 5 years old and an adult must accompany all children less than 18 years of age. Natural sulfur gases may affect those with respiratory problems. Tour itinerary may change due to weather or volcanic activity. Children are required by law to have proper safety seats for travel in the van. The elevation is 4,000 feet, so wear appropriate clothing. Bring sunscreen. This tour has a 48 hour cancellation policy. This means that once you're within 48 hours of the start time, the tour the tour is non refundable. If you choose to cancel before this time, the standard 10% cancellation fee will apply. If the vendor needs to cancel your tour because of weather, a mechanical issue or any other reason you will receive a 100% refund of the price you paid. This activity is not accessible by wheelchair or walker. We cannot guarantee evening viewing of molten lava or glow.
Adult (Kona or Waikoloa Pick Up)
Child 5-12 (Kona or Waikoloa Pick Up)
Adult (Hilo Pick Up)
Child 5-12 (Hilo Pick Up)
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- # Volcanoes National Park
- # 8+ Hours
- # Tours With a Guide
- # Not Handicapped Accessible
- # Includes Dinner
- # Includes Lunch
- # No Swim Stop Included
- # No Certification or Special License Required
- # Does Not Serve Alcohol
- # Moderate
- # Land
- # No Translation Available
- # 3-5 Year Minimum Age
- # Hilo Area
- # Kona Area
- # Waikoloa Area
There have been 4 reviews written about the Kilauea After Dark with Nui Pohaku Adventure Tours.
Average Product Rating: 5.0 / 5
I really enjoyed my tour, my guides were Nohe, Amanda, and Tyler, they did a fantastic job. I was in Hilo, so I can't comment on anything from the Kona side. I will say they are amazingly knowledgeable, fun, and the tour was good. The glow from the lava pool is very cool, and the trip is fun! Would definitely go again!
The tour was awesome! Amanda was our tour guide and she is very knowledgeable, fun, reliable and a great guide. i highly recommend this tour!
Awesome dusk volcano touring our tour guide... On the 18th June 2016...we were lucky to just have my husband and myself and a beautiful young lady showing us around !! A great big Thank you to her and the big cuddle at the end!! 100 % awesome
My wife and I †were the only 2 persons on the tour on Saturday. †We were so lucky! †Aaron was a wonderful guide and we learned so much from him. †Not just about the volcano, also about Hawaiian history and culture as well as about present day life on the islands. †
The volcano by day and night was awsome but the whold day was the highlight of our holiday.
Thank you Aaron!