Volcano Sunset Lava Walk - Hilo - Nui Pohaku Adventure Tours

Experience the most Kilauea Volcano has to offer! Explore the Volcanoes National Park with an intimate size group and then travel down to the Puna Coast to view the lava activity (past/present or both) on the backside of Kilauea Volcano. Once you arrive at the park, an experienced guide will lead you on a short leisurely hike through lush rain forests alive with native birds, incredible foliage and a "walk through" lava tube. Explore hidden overlooks off the beaten path and witness the explosive power of Halema'uma'u Crater. Take in the beauty of Kilauea Iki and Kilauea Caldera and enjoy a stop at the Jaggar Museum with its real time seismographs, eruption footage and beautiful displays of lava and Hawaiian geology. After the Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park we will journey to the Puna area - a beautiful area that is in the middle of the rainforest and still untouched by much development. You will witness firsthand the creation and devastation the lava has brought to this area over the last 50 years - villages destroyed and new land created. You will then travel down the "Red Road" where the scenery is amazing as you weave through the rainforest and take in the jagged cliffs overlooking the crystal blue waters of the Pacific Ocean. Walk out to the new black sand beach at Kaimu, which has forever been changed by the lava flows in the early 1990's. Depending on the volcanic activity at the time of the tour, we will try to locate "flow or glow" either at the coast or with a trip up to Halema'uma'u Crater. A pool of lava below the surface creates glow in one of two main vents. Our tour guides specialize in taking the "road less traveled" through the Puna area to show you wonderful sights that most travelers never see on their own or with any other tour companies. Throughout the tour your guide will share with you history and geology of the area during the frequent stops along the way - an exciting and active way to spend the day discovering how lava has changed our land forever.
Operates: Daily at 9:00am. Tour times may vary depending on the time of year.
Departure Point: Pick up from Hilo Hawaiian Hotel on Banyan or Volcano, meet at Visitors Center inside the National Park.
Duration: Approximately 10 hours.
Equipment: For the evening lava hike, flashlights are provided.
Capacity: 48 guests, split into four groups of 12.


Menu:
Lunch choice of ham, tuna, turkey or veggie sandwich with assorted snacks and drinks. Gluten free salad by request.
Dinner choices:
1) Hawaiian Nachos: Homemade Wonton Chips covered with Kalua Pork, Lomi Lomi Salmon and the Chef's Secret Sauce (these are award winning nachos!)
2) Tofu Vegetable Stir Fry with Rice (Our Vegetarian Option) - Tofu and assorted vegetables stir fried and placed over steamed white rice.
3) Pineapple BBQ Pork Ribs (Our Gluten Free Option) - Bone in Pork Ribs in a special Pineapple BBQ Sauce, served with steamed white rice and your choice of a Macaroni-Potato Salad or a Fresh Green Salad with Mango-Lilikoi, Ranch, Caesar or Balsamic Dressing
4) Shoyu-Ginger Chicken - Bone in Chicken Thighs in a special soy/ginger sauce served with steamed white rice and your choice of a Macaroni-Potato Salad or a Fresh Green Salad with Mango-Lilikoi, Ranch, Caesar or Balsamic Dressing.

Inclusions: Transportation from Hilo, use of all necessary equipment, gourmet picnic style lunch and entrance fee into Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park. A light dinner is included on all evening lava hikes.
Exclusions: Gratuity is not included.
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.
What to Bring: It is recommended that you bring a camera with you. We suggest bringing your camera in a ziplock bag in case you need to protect it from the elements. It is required that everyone wears closed toed shoes on this activity. We recommend that you bring a light sweater or jacket. We recommend that everyone in your group brings sunglasses.
Restrictions: Children whose age is less than five years old are not permitted on this activity. Children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Cancellations of this reservation cannot be made within forty-eight hours of the scheduled check in time.
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.




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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.


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There has been 1 review written about the Volcano Sunset Lava Walk - Hilo with Nui Pohaku Adventure Tours.

Average Product Rating: 5.0 / 5





Ian McCormick
Nice way to spend the day and learn about Hawaiian landscape, history and
volcanology. We were lucky as we were the only ones booked on the tour that day
and it is run by a small family business which is evident in the personable
guides. There are some amazing views to be had throughout the day and the lava
beach is a surreal view. The advertising is a bit misleading though as you don't
actually get anywhere near the active lava flow at the Puna coast but the view
of the Kilauea crater at night is amazing.