Elite Volcano Hike From Hilo

10 Reviews | Big Island of Hawaii, USA

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Elite Volcano Hike
Hike down into Kilauea Caldera on the 2 mile Halema’uma’u Trail, and visit aftermath of the historic 2018 eruption along Kilauea’s coastline. Visit Hawaii Volcanoes National Park including Kilauea Visitor Center, Sulphur Banks, the Kilauea Iki Overlook, Volcano House and more. Small-group tour deli-style lunch and dinner included.



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Average 4.60 out of 5 stars based on 10 verified reviews from Cool Destinations and TripAdvisor

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kather1990, Dec 2021 Verified
Scott was such a great guide, very informative, patient and knowledgeable. He even helped us outline our itinerary in later trip in Hilo. I would recommend to everyone around me.
kathleendurkin314, Sep 2021 Verified
Tour guides Scott and Krystal were amazing. They were knowledgeable about EVERYTHING and made the trip really fascinating. We learned so much more than we would have if we tried to do it ourselves. The hike was just strenuous enough (and I'm not in great shape). The tubes were way cooler than I expected and the steaming craters were astonishing-- otherworldly. Great tour all around.
N3607YApatg, Jun 2021 Verified
I would highly recommend this tour. Krystal is a great guide and you'll learn so much about the island, the culture, the flora and fauna, the history of eruptions, the science behind predicting them and then you'll see the wake left behind from large lava flows. The hike in Volcano National Park is only slightly steep and the hike through a lava tube is not taxing at all, just narrow in places. This is exactly what we were looking for in a volcano tour.
love671gq, Mar 2020 Verified
Our tour with Brett was great even though it rained during our entire hike. He was very informative and we enjoyed the entire experience. He even had jackets, snacks, and water for the trip. The wines at the Volcano Winery were different and delicious to try. The lunch and dinner were delicious too!
suesO1276WM, Feb 2020 Verified
Guides, Marcus and Shane were super informative, went at our pace. Took good care of us. Knew all about the history of the volcano's, pointed out key things along our drive. Meals were good. Caters to small groups, ours was 6, road in sprinter van, very comfortable. I highly recommend this company for tours.
ABedard0928, Dec 2019 Verified
Nick was a rockstar tour guide! He is very personable and knowledgeable! We would recommend this tour and Nick as your tour guide. He added a few sites along the way, Rainbow Falls, and the Caves! A memorable trip. My husband and I are on our honeymoon and we were in awe of what we were able to see!Thank you for an amazing tour!!
thecloser09, Aug 2019 Verified
We really enjoyed the trip led by Krystal to see some of the southern parts of the island, lava flows, black sand beaches, and Volcano National Park. The entire trip was very educational and offered a lot of great views and experiences. My fiancee and I both agree that we would have missed a lot if we had tried to do everything on our own. Definitely a great way to spend the day!
joysclind, Aug 2019 Verified
My kids and I did the hike and flow tour. Unfortunately it was during incoming hurricane/tropical storm Erick, so the weather was wet and stormy. Some areas normally included in the tour were not open but that is beyond the company’s control. Our guides were friendly and had lots of great information to share about the area and culture. The hike was easy terrain and my kids had no issues. Beautiful Scenery!
RosHTraveller_2020, Feb 2020 Verified
We enjoyed our day trip around volcano territory with Dastan in January 2020. We saw some of the new lava from the 2018 eruption and walked some old lava from 1969 eruption. Well paced trip, however it would have been better to be given the timeline of the day at the start and to also be kept informed of the driving time until next rest stop (one man on our bus needed an emergency roadside stop!). Dinner at the Volcano winery made a nice end to the day. Kapohokine Adventures was the only tour company to run lots of tours out of Hilo
J6491RZnicolep, May 2022 Verified
Sorry to say that we were disappointed. Before the constructive feedback, the destinations/sites along the tour were excellent and the hosts were friendly (Mike and Krystal); it's obvious that Krystal knows a lot and when she had the opportunity to inform the group she was excellent. However, we booked for a small group but there were 9-10 in the group. We were not at the same physical fitness levels therefore the elite hike was like a slow, painful walk. This tour could be described as a walk versus hike anyway ... aside from the cave tour, you could wear sandals and be fine. The tour is listed for 9 hours, yet each activity is 20 mins + 3 hrs + 30 mins; I guess this should have been a red flag. Getting to and from the sites took some driving time but most of the day was spent "killing time" which was really like a waste of time and money. I get that you need to span a good timeframe to be able to walk down to the volcano by day and then see the red glow by night ... but this was a painfully slow day. There are so many wonderful things to see and learn and we feel the time could be much better spent if organized differently. Despite the exceptional knowledge from Krystal and friendliness of Mike, we would have done this privately and gain so much more.

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