Offering an 11- to 12-hour experience, the Epic Island Volcano Journey lets guests enjoy a unique adventure exploring the Big Island with an active volcano. Included in the journey are a delicious island breakfast, a deli trio-style lunch, an afternoon snack, beverages and a souvenir water bottle. The tour also offers a visit to four national park sites, private tours at Kau Coffee Mill, and more.
How much hiking do we do?
We’ll stop a couple times throughout the adventure for short hikes of less than one mile each.
Is there elevation gain?
Except for the lava tube exploration, the trails are relatively level. While exploring the lava tube, expect to descend approximately 30 feet.
Will we get to see active lava?
Due to the dynamic nature of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and Kilauea Volcano, active lava viewing conditions can change daily or even hourly. The best chance to see the active lava flow is on our Twilight Volcano Adventure.
How long is this tour?
This tour is approximately 11-12 hours round trip and departs from the Hawaii Forest & Trail Headquarters.
Can children 7 and younger go on this tour?
No, this tour is for ages 8 and up only.
What should I bring?
You should wear comfortable closed-toe walking shoes, long pants, and a light jacket. Rain Ponchos will be provided.
Are there any walking restrictions?
Guests should be able to hike on uneven or rocky terrain. They sometimes encounter cool, wet or muddy conditions.