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Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku)
Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku)

Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku) Tours and Activities

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Located within Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, the Thurston Lava Tube is the most accessible lava tube on the Big Island. Discovered in 1913, this 500-year-old tube was created by subterranean lava that once flowed through this young section of earth. Today, the tube is illuminated to create an eerie glow for visitors who venture inside.

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Big Island in a Day: Volcanoes, Waterfalls, Sightseeing, History

Big Island in a Day: Volcanoes, Waterfalls, Sightseeing, History

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The Big Island of Hawaii has a diverse ecosystem unlike anywhere else on the planet, and on this day-long nature tour, experience the beauty of its black-sand beaches, thundering waterfalls, and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. If you’re lucky, find Hawaiian green sea turtles basking on the coast. Since the tour only requires a moderate amount of walking, it's an educational adventure for travelers of all ages, with snacks and refreshments included.
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Hilo Shore Excursion: Active Volcano, Lava Tube, Waterfall and Gardens
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Hilo Shore Excursion: Active Volcano, Lava Tube, Waterfall and Gardens

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Experience some of the Big Island’s top attractions during this day trip to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and the sights around Hilo. Learn all about volcanoes as you marvel at Halema'uma'u crater and explore the massive Kilauea Volcano. Immerse your sense in the beauty of Hilo including a visit to Rainbow Falls and stops to indulge in local chocolates and orchids.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
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Big Island Adventure Bundle: 5 Epic Audio Driving Tours

Big Island Adventure Bundle: 5 Epic Audio Driving Tours

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Shaka Guide is an audio tour app that gives you the benefits of a guided tour with the freedom to explore on your own terms. This Big Island Tour Bundle comes with five socially-distanced audio driving tours: • South Island Epic Coastal Journey (8-10 hour tour) • North Island Jungle Adventure Loop (8-10 hour tour) • Kona Big Kahuna Loop (4-6 hour tour) • Kohala Coast and Backcountry Tour (3-5 hour tour) • Volcanoes National Park Tour (6-8 hour tour) The app uses GPS to give you turn-by-turn navigation to historic sites, popular attractions, world-class beaches and scenic hikes with stories about the places you’re visiting and music to entertain you along the way. All Shaka Guide Tours... • Never expire - take them multiple times or buy in advance • Work 100% offline - no data or wifi necessary • Let you take the tour when you want - download the tour and choose the day that works best for you *Please use the link in your confirmation email to download the app*
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  • 5 days
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Small Group Big Island Twilight Volcano and Stargazing Tour
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Small Group Big Island Twilight Volcano and Stargazing Tour

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Pack in some of Hawaii’s most mesmerizing sights during this Big Island twilight volcano tour. Sample Kona-grown coffee from a local coffee farm, keep an eye out for sea turtles at Punalu'u Black Sand Beach, and taste Hawaiian sweet bread at Punalu’u Bakery. Then, explore Volcanoes National Park before ending your experience by stargazing in a secluded location—perfect for taking in views of the night sky.
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  • 12 hours
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Big Island - Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Driving Tour

Big Island - Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Driving Tour

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Explore Hawaii's active volcano with our GPS driving tour app! Shaka Guide is your perfect companion with turn-by-turn directions, information on what to look for, places to explore, and a truckload of interesting stories and Hawaiian legends of this powerful volcano. Skip the tour bus & explore Big Island at your own pace for a fraction of the cost with the best self-guided audio GPS tours for Hawaii! Rated the #1 best GPS tour app for Hawaii with over 6,000+ raving reviews and 200,000+ downloads. Why you need it: ✅ You don't need service because you can download the tours & use them offline ✅ Much cheaper than a tour bus at only $4.99 for lifetime access ✅ Save time planning your trip because we have the best stops lined up ✅ Freedom to stop and go as you please, unlike a tour bus where you are confined to the pre-determined route (no fun!) ✅ Hear fun stories & great local music along the way
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  • 2 days
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Hilo Shore Excursion: Volcanoes National Park, Rainbow Falls and Highlights

Hilo Shore Excursion: Volcanoes National Park, Rainbow Falls and Highlights

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Sample a cross-section of outdoor sights on the Big Island during this shore excursion exploring Volcanoes National Park, waterfalls, orchids and more. Discover the postcard-perfect Rainbow Falls before visiting the amazing volcanic steam vents and unique geology around Kilauea Volcano. Before your day is done, check out a botanical garden filled with rare orchids, snack on macadamia nut treats at a local farm, and visit a gorgeous black sand beach. A guide, park entrance fees, snacks, and round-trip port transport are included.
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  • 6 hours
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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and Hilo Highlights Small Group Tour
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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and Hilo Highlights Small Group Tour

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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is unlike anywhere else on the planet, where one of the world’s most active volcanoes sends lava dripping towards the sea, and a towering mountain lies dormant and ready to pop. On this tour of the National Park, hear the legends of Madame Pele, the mythical Hawaiian fire goddess, a tour from Hilo to the eastern coastline and climb to the rim of Kilauea volcano. On this small group tour, your guide will customize the pace and number of sights.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
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Private Guide: Meet In Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Private Guide: Meet In Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

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The price listed is for the entire van and guide for up to 10 people. We live in Volcano and we are both National Park Certified Interpretive Guides so you are getting the best experience. This tour is available for mornings only, no evenings. We created this activity to make learning about volcanoes budget and family-friendly. There is so much to learn in the Park and so much to see it would be difficult to know how to prioritize if you are on your own. Ride along in our Mercedes van and see video footage of past eruptions. This tour is customized to your and your group's interests. There are easy hikes and more difficult hikes, there is a lot to see and do if you have a little help with your options. Give you and your family an exciting experience you will remember and get more out of the National Park than you would if you were on your own! This is customized to you so book today! Please do not contact us for afternoon tours, many other companies already offer those.
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  • 4 hours
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Private Sprinter Van 10 Seats tour from Kona Coast to Volcanoes National Park
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Private Sprinter Van 10 Seats tour from Kona Coast to Volcanoes National Park

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This private 9-hour adventure from the Kona Coast to Volcanoes National Park is just the way to spend your time on the Big Island of Hawaii. With transportation taken care of for you, you can stop and see spots that strike an interest with you. See Rainbow Falls, Liliuokalani Park and Gardens, Richardson Ocean Park, Onomea Bay, Thurston Lava Tube, and the Volcanoes National Park. When booking, it’s easy to switch up this tour’s itinerary with a quick note to the tour operator, so you can have a day trip you’ve always dreamed of.
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  • 9 hours 30 minutes
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Private Tour from Hilo to Hawaii Volcanoes Natl Park Mercedes Van
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Private Tour from Hilo to Hawaii Volcanoes Natl Park Mercedes Van

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The price listed is for the whole vehicle, all 10 seats. Private Tour offers you so much flexibility, you see what you want, when you want! Your certified guide will ensure you have the best time possible and see everything you can. First stop will be a historical Japanese garden and a famous group of trees planted by some well-known names. Next will be a breathtaking 80ft waterfall and a lava tube then off we go to the summit of Kilauea at Volcanoes National Park, the most visited volcanic area on Earth. The park highlights the two most active volcanoes in the world, Mauna Loa and Kilauea. At the park you will stop at the Visitor Center, steam vents Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is the must see in Hawaii! Have lunch or coffee while looking at the famous Halemaumau crater! The last stop is a black sand beach that turtles often like to nap!
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  • 6 hours
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Volcano Vortex Hike

Volcano Vortex Hike

A part daytime, part evening experience to the Volcanoes National Park. Get up close and personal with Goddess Pele, creator of the Hawaiian Islands and central vortex of Hawaii's creativity energy as you venture around her home, the Halema'umau crater. Connect with the most active volcano in the world and tune in to the vortex energy. The Volcano Vortex Hike consists of an eight hour adventure starting with a stroll through the famous Thurston Lava Tube, a guided hike across and around Kilauea Iki crater (an ancient volcanic crater) with guided meditation near steam vents, and followed up with a hike to the lava overlook to see the fiery glow of Pele in all her glory. *Please note, availability of the lava viewing platform may vary due to social distancing measures enforced by the park. A complimentary copy of the Hawaii Vortex Field Guide and all entrance fees are included for each adventurer!
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  • 8 hours
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$225.00
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Small Group Experience Kilauea Volcano Adventure Tour

Small Group Experience Kilauea Volcano Adventure Tour

Experience Kilauea, one of the world's most active volcanoes, on this small group Volcano Adventure tour. Travel to the summit of Hawaii Island's youngest and most active volcano, Kilauea. If the timing is right you may witness the incredible show of an eruption, and if not there is still much to immerse yourself in on the many stops within Hawaii Volcanoes National Park including Kilauea caldera, Nahuku (Thurston lava tube), and Chain of Craters Road. Enjoy short hikes along the way as you learn about past and present volcanic eruptions, different lava formations, and the history and Hawaiian culture of the area. This is a Volcano Only Tour for those wanting an exclusive experience of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park!
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  • 5 hours
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