Hawaii Circle Island Details
- Tour Details
- Tour includes
- Important Information
- Special Instructions
- About Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
|Child (4 – 11 yrs)||$480.00|
3 yrs and under are free.
- Lunch: Bring money for lunch at Volcano House. Menu prices $6 – $15
5:15am-5:45am : Pick-up from hotels
6:00am-8:00pm : Hawaii Volcano Tour
9:00pm-9:30pm: Approximate Return Time
Circle Island Tour Stops:
- Hamakua Coast – black sand beaches, lush tropical rainforest, cascading waterfalls, and taro farms
- Hamakua Macadamia Nut Farm – 100% Big Island-grown fresh macadamia nuts
- Rainbow Falls State Park – home to an 80-foot waterfall cascading over a lava cave, named after rainbows commonly seen in the rising mist
- ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center – education center with exhibits and shows on Hawaiian culture and astronomy
- Big Island Candies Factory – Hawaiian sweets and the world-renowned Chocolate Dipped Macadamia Nut Shortbread Cookie
- Hawaiian Volcanoes National Park – world’s most active volcano, Kilauea, lava tubes, volcanic craters and more (subject to closure and partial closure due to volcanic activity)
- Punalu’u Black Sand Beach – iconic beach with black sands made from lava rock, home to many honu, Hawaiian green sea turtles that lounge on the shore
- Royal Kona Coffee – picturesque farms that are the only growing location of world-famous Kona coffee
These features can change daily due to weather and lava viewing conditions. Please wear sturdy covered walking shoes and apparel suited for both sun and rain conditions.
- Wear walking shoes, bring a light jacket, and dress comfortably.Lunch will be available for purchase. The route may be modified due to National Park Advisories.Tour highlights are subject to change without notice and may vary at tour driver discretion in order to take into account National Park Service advisories, weather advisories, traffic advisories, road closures and detours and venue hours of operations.
- We cannot predict weather or lava viewing conditions. Lava viewing features can change hourly. WE DO NOT GUARANTEE SIGHTING OF ACTIVE LAVA FLOWS. Surface lava may be present but may not be viewable due to environmental conditions or time constraints. When lava enters the ocean, intense heat can produce a plume cloud with dangerous and potentially life threatening toxic gases, super-heated steam and hydrochloric acid. Airborne particles are a hazard to your eyes and lungs. Leave area at once. If inland flows are present and you use caution you may have an opportunity to view fresh lava up close. Follow marked routes and your guides instructions. Molten lava is 2000 degrees F. Keep a safe distance and never go into areas where your escape route may be cut off. Do not throw objects into lava as this can cause burns from spattering lava or eye injuries from airborne volcanic glass. BE AWARE, STAY ALERT, USE CAUTION, DO NOT TAKE CHANCES.
- Moderate walking, please wear comfortable, covered shoes and dress appropriately. You may wish to bring a light jacket and anticipate both sun and rain conditions.
- Dinner will be available for purchase on the tour.All guests must bring a valid ID for airport security check-in. International guests must bring a valid passport for airport security check-in.
- Tour highlights are subject to change without notice and may vary at tour driver discretion in order to take into account National Park Service advisories, weather advisories, traffic advisories, road closures and detours and venue hours of operations.
About Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
Hawaiian 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 feet and is Earth’s largest active volcano!
It last erupted in 1984 and lava nearly reached the town of Hilo that is partly built on earlier lava flows. Mauna Loa has been closely monitored since 1912 and is historically a non-explosive volcano when it does erupt.
The park covers the summit and southeastern flank of Mauna Loa, which also incorporates Kilauea, a separate volcano that has been notoriously active in recent years. In the spring and summer of 2018, Kilauea volcano and its caldera, Halemaumau, had one of the most active eruptions in recorded history. Massive lava flows spilled out of over 20 vents in the lower east rift zone, destroying over 600 homes as the flow made its way to the sea. Scientists believe that earthquakes and steam eruptions caused the crater walls to collapse, and the lava escapes through the many vents that opened in the caldera. Kilauea’s caldera and vents have gone quiet since September of 2018, meaning that it is a great time to visit the Big Island, as gas emissions have significantly decreased.