Big Island of Hawaii Volcano Adventure Tour in Honolulu, HI

Polynesian AdventuresBanyan DriveHilo, HI 96720
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Offered by Polynesian Adventure Tours, the Big Island of Hawaii Volcano Adventure Tour features an exciting day of exploring the East side of Hawaii Island. Guests of all ages can experience the Jagger Museum, Thurston Lava Tube, and Kilauea Ika Crater. The tour also includes admission to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, round-trip transportation to Hilo hotels and the airport, and more.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Hilo Travel Experts
  • Tour departs from the Hilo a side of the Big Island.
  • Wear closed-toe shoes.
  • Hotel pick up is provided from major Hilo hotels.
  • Tour duration: 9-10 hours.
  • Park admission for Hawaii Volcanoes National Park included.


from Big Island of Hawaii Volcano Adventure Tour
Spend the day discovering the wonders of the island known as the home of the fire Goddess Pele! Visit the Jagger Museum, Thurston Lava Tube & Kilauea Iki Crater (park admission included). You will be driven through Banyan Tree Driver. The Banyan trees found along this road were planted by religious leaders, political leaders, famous authors, movie stars, world adventurers and local Hawaiians dating back to 1933.

Keep your camera ready for your next stop; Rainbow Falls located at Wailuku River State Park. This 80 foot tall and almost 100-foot wide waterfall flows over a natural lava cave into a large freshwater pool below surrounded by dense tropical fauna. You will pay a visit to the world famous Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Factory.

The highlight of this tour and star attraction is the world famous Kilauea Volcano, which has been steadily erupting since the 1980's. Your tour guide will entertain and educate with a fully narrated tour as you travel towards the Volcano National Park. Learn about the fascinating history of this location at the nearby Jaggar Museum. Other highlights include the enormous Thurston Lava Tube, steam vents, Fern Tree Jungle, and Kilauea Iki Crater.

Additional highlights on this tour include a visit to an orchid & anthurium nursery located in the Volcano area.

Gold Package: Includes lunch

Pick Up/Drop Off Time & Location:
Hotel Pick-ups begin at 8:00 am - 8:45 am
Return to Hilo 5:30pm - 6:00pm (approximately)
Note: This tour offers round-trip transportation from Hilo hotels only. if you are staying in Kona, it is an approximate 2.5-hour drive to Hilo.

Tour Restriction(s):
Lava viewing conditions change daily and viewing of active lava flow is not guaranteed. Covered walking shoes and a light jacket/sweater/poncho are recommended as the weather conditions may change throughout the course of the day.

Fumes (volcanic gasses) are hazardous to everyone's health. We discourage visitors with heart or respiratory problems and infants, young children, and pregnant women are especially at risk and should avoid being in areas where fumes persist.

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Chris H
Columbia, Maryland
"“The Best of Maui Tour”==Underwhelming tour--not worth the cost--most disappointing tour of the cruise"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed March 01, 2020
Took "The Best of Maui" tour from Polynesian Adventure Tours via Norwegian Cruise Lines and the Pride of America on a Monday in early February Iao Needle State Park was very pretty. Spent about 20 minutes there. Over 100 steps to climb to get near the needle. Clean portapotties available (4 stars). The Maui tropical planation tram tour was totally underwhelming. Short tram tour through demonstration planation fields with about a 10 minute stop to see a coconut husking demonstration. Trams are covered so we were mostly protected from the occasional showers. To enter and exit the planation tour, we had to walk through the store. In addition, there were numerous other opportunities to buy food or drinks. Essentially just a stop for us to spend money. Disappointing considering what this tour cost from NCL. More to see in tropical gardens there but we had no time. Ok but just not worth wasting time for after traveling 6000 miles. Go see something else. (1 star) Maui Ocean Center was very nice but we had too little time here (about 2 ½ hours). A sit-down lunch was included but totally disorganized and took about an hour. That left only 90 minutes or so to see the MOC. We decided to see their 3D whale experience at 1230 but so many people were in line we had to wait until 1pm to get in. The show was excellent but that left us only 40 minutes to see the rest of the MOC. Not enough time. (4 stars) Overall, this Polynesian Adventure Tours/NCL tour was Ok but not great. Iao was worth seeing. The Tropical Planation should be dropped completely and the time spent at the MOC instead. Even drop the included lunch at the MOC and let us forage instead or spend the lunch hour touring the MOC.
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Chula Vista, California
"Kaua'i Movie Adventure Tour"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed February 23, 2020
Took the Movie Adventure tour on Kauai, lots of interesting spots and stops to take pictures. Lunch was informal at a small restaurant that was used in the movie The Descendants in Hanalei.
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Riverside, California
"Haleakala Sunrise with breakfast"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 23, 2020
This is a 8 hours trip and start about 2am Our tour bro Preston pick up everyone on time by their resided Hotel, Condo, Timeshare etc.. Multiple stops for restroom break, coffee. Take about 2 hours drive up. Preston is fun, patience with a lot of Maui info to share... not just for this tour. Sunrise is aaaamazing. Of course, expect windy and cold or even rain.... mother nature rule. Drive down is smooth, Preston tell Maui stories from astronauts to best bar in Maui. Everyone is entertained by his knowledge. Hot Breakfast after trip put a pause of the tour. Then the tour bus bring everyone back. Great experience and will use Polyasian again.
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glenn p
Winnipeg, Canada
"Sunset tour of haleakala volcano "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 16, 2020
Had a great time on the sunset tour. Judy was our guide and she was a lot of fun. Very knowledgeable and very funny The sunset was amazing . Who can say they spent valentine's day with your wife on top of a volcano watching the sunset. Bravo judy for a great day.
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Duarte, California
"Haleakala Sunset Tour"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 09, 2020
We decided to take the sunset tour. Our driver was very pleasant and informative telling us stories and facts about the island. We stopped at a general store along the way. The store had snacks and souvenirs for purchase. When we arrived at the top, we had plenty of time to view the crater and surrounding areas. Even with the clouds, we watched the beautiful sunset. After the sunset, we went to dinner at Cafe O' Lei. Food was good and plentiful.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Big Island of Hawaii Volcano Adventure Tour

Is hotel transportation available if I am staying in Kona?
No. If you are staying in Kona, it is an approximate 2.5-hour drive to Hilo to meet the tour transportation.

How long do we spend at each location on the tour?
Each stop is 15 minutes to an hour long, depending on the location. The order of the stops is subject to change.

What should I wear?
Wear sturdy, closed-toe shoes as this tour traverses sharp, uneven lava surfaces. Bring a light jacket in the case of cooler temperatures. It is also recommended that guests bring a hat and/or sunglasses to block the sun.

How long is the tour?
The tour departs at 8:00 am and returns at 6:30 pm.