Volcanoes dominate the landscape of every Hawaiian Island, but none are more dramatic than the volcanoes of the Big Island, Hawaii’s youngest and largest island! Volcanoes National Park encompasses just over 500 square miles and contains two of the most active volcanoes in the world. The largest, Mauna Loa, stands at 13,677 ft and is Earth’s largest active volcano.
It last erupted in 1984 and lava nearly reached the town of Hilo which is partly built on earlier lava flows. Mauna Loa has been monitored closely since 1912 and is historically a non-explosive volcano during eruptions.
The park covers the summit and southeastern flank of Mauna Loa which also incorporates Kilauea, a separate volcano. Kilauea’s caldera and vents have gone quiet since September of 2018. This means it’s a great time to visit the Big Island as gas emissions are nearly non-existent. We can help you find the perfect volcano tour experience; whether it’s a day tour to the park, a circle island tour, an evening summit, and stars adventure or a helicopter ride, we have the perfect trip for you at the best prices!