Volcano Sunset Lava Walk - Hilo - Nui Pohaku Adventure Tours

Your day begins with a fully narrated drive from the Hilo area to the Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park. Experience all that the Kilauea Volcano has to offer. Explore the Volcanoes National Park with an intimate sized group, then travel down to the Puna Coast to view the lava on the active side of Kilauea Volcano. Once you arrive at the park, an experienced guide will lead you on short leisurely hikes 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. Enjoy a stop at the Jagger Museum with its real time seismographs, eruption footage and beautiful displays of lava and Hawaiian geology. Travel down the Red Road, where the scenery is amazing, as you weave through the rain forest 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 1990s. Next, your guide will take you on a short hike over the lava fields to view the incredible molten lava streaming down the mountain from the Pu'u 'O'o vent. See lava in motion as it descends down to the sea. As the sun sets, you will experience a dramatic change in the landscape as the fire from the sea becomes alive in the darkness of this remote area. 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 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 select locations in Hilo.
Duration: Approximately 11 hours.
Equipment: For the evening lava hike, flashlights are provided.
Capacity: 48 guests, split into four groups of 12.


Menu:
Your choice of ham, tuna, turkey or veggie sandwich with assorted snacks and drinks.

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. People with with conditions involving their back, knees, neck, shoulders or other joints, women who are pregnant, people who have had recent surgeries or any other individuals with conditions that make them unable to handle sudden, jarring impacts are not permitted on this activity. Cancellations of this reservation cannot be made within forty-eight hours of the scheduled check in time.
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. All guests are required to sign a risk acknowledgement and waiver form before the tour. Children are required by law to have proper safety seats for travel in the van. Natural sulfur gases may affect those with respiratory problems. The tour's content or itinerary may change due to weather conditions or volcanic activity. The elevation is 4,000 feet, so wear appropriate clothing. Bring sunscreen.




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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. All guests are required to sign a risk acknowledgement and waiver form before the tour. Children are required by law to have proper safety seats for travel in the van. Natural sulfur gases may affect those with respiratory problems. The tour's content or itinerary may change due to weather conditions or volcanic activity. The elevation is 4,000 feet, so wear appropriate clothing. Bring sunscreen.


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