Evening Volcano Explorer
Experience an Unforgettable Adventure in Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park!
Make Kilauea Volcano and Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park your destination, and stay past sunset! This is a fully narrated adventure that starts at the KapohoKine Adventures’ store in downtown Hilo where you can stock up on adventure gear from Patagonia, Keen, and Columbia, or start your adventure on our indoor climbing wall. Boarding your tour vehicle, the lush greenery of Hilo gives way to stark black basalt lava flows in Kalapana, a village destroyed by the advancing lava just a few years ago.
Tour Pick Up in Kona, Kohala, Waikoloa or Hilo
Narration from our experienced local tour guides
See Active volcanic craters and steam vents
Have lunch at a world-famous Kona coffee farm (From Kona)
The Kalapana Star By The Sea Painted Church (From Hilo)
Kalapana Lava Fields (From Hilo)
Stroll on a black sand beach (Punalu’u) while looking for giant Sea turtles (From Kona)
Puuhonua o Honaunau National Historic Park (From Kona)
Tea orchard tour
Visit Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
Your National Park Service certified guide will pick you up from your hotel, accommodation or meeting location for your evening tour to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.
The tour varies slightly if you are starting from Kona or from Hilo. In both cases you will visit a black sand beach, make various stops in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, hike over lava fields and see Mauna Ulu, a landscape like no other on earth. For those visitors coming from Hilo, your tour starts a bit later and includes a stop in Kalapana. For visitors starting in Kona or Kohala areas we make stops at a coffee farm for lunch, a bakery for a snack and Puuhonua o Honaunau National Historic Park.
From Hilo: (7-hour guided tour)
From Kona: (12-hour guided tour)
7-Hour Evening Volcano Tour With Dinner From Hilo Hotels
11-Hour Evening Volcano Tour With Meals From Waikoloa & Kailua-Kona Town
What to Bring
What to Expect
What to Wear
What We Include
Full Day and Early Evening Tour departing from Kona and Hilo. Guests should be able to negotiate stairs and walk for 20 minutes unassisted. Volcanic emissions, including sulfur gas, may affect those with respiratory concerns. Participants should be prepared for immediate evacuation in accordance with directions given by County, State and/or Federal officials
For those traveling from Hilo, we can pickup at your hotel or you can meet us at our KapohoKine Adventures’ store where you can get geared up and take on our indoor climbing wall. We take a tour through historic Hilo as we head out to the fishing village of Kalapana which was destroyed by lava. We hike across the lava flow to a newly formed black sand beach. We also stop by the Star of The Sea Painted Church, a historic building saved lava multiple times by the community. The next stop is into Hawaii Volcanoes National Park to explore the Visitor Center, Kilauea Iki Crater Overlook and Steaming Bluffs. We stop in at the Volcano House for incredible views of the caldera all while being safely guided by our expert tour guides. You’ll then stop to have dinner before heading back to Hilo that evening about 8:30 pm.
After pickup in Kona, Waikoloa or Kohala we make the first stop at a world-famous Kona Coffee farm where you’ll enjoy with a delicious deli lunch with incredible views over Kealakekua Bay, upon itʻs shores rests Captain Cook Monument. Sample the incredible 100% Kona grown coffee, grown right there on the farm. From there we head further south making a quick stop at the Painted Church, Punaluʻu Bake Shop and Punaluʻu Black Sand Beach. (Watch out for Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles). We next take a break for dinner before heading into Volcanoes National Park for sunset.