Big Island Volcano Express Tour - Daytime from Kailua-Kona, HI

Kailani Tours Hawaii*HOTEL PICK-UP ONLY*Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
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Explore Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and the Kilauea Volcano in just 8 hours with the Big Island Volcano Express tour. From central Kailua-Kona, journey through the park's wonders, stopping at Punalu’u Bake Shop and Rainbow Falls. Designed for those with limited time, this stress-free adventure includes park fees, transportation, drinks, snacks, and a meal.

up to 8 hrs 1 or more people

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Kailua-Kona Travel Experts
  • Tour duration is approximately 8 hours.
  • This tour is recommended for ages 5 and up, and is ideal for families, couples, friends, and solo travelers.
  • Small-group size with a max of 12-15 people.
  • All pick-ups for this tour are at the Kailua-Kona Target parking lot near McDonald’s, and return to this same location.
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.
  • Includes a meal, snacks, hiking gear, jacket, umbrella, flashlight, and parkas for all occasions.
  • Please note that drones are not allowed in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.
  • While wheelchair accessible, please note that the van only has storage for collapsible wheelchairs and may require a large step up.
  • Gratuities (tips) are not included in the cost of the tour and not required, though they are appreciated.


from Big Island Volcano Express Tour (Kona Departure)
You’re standing on what feels like the top of the world as a surreal landscape engulfs you. Here, at the top of the Kilauea volcano, a patchwork of jagged rocks, boulders, and craggy outcroppings are the result of ancient volcanic eruptions. Renowned scientists and scholars have stood in your footsteps before, studying this active volcano said to be governed by the Hawaiian Goddess of fire, Pele. It is a humbling experience that fills you with a deep sense of respect for the power and unpredictability of nature. This is the heart of Hawaii — its volcanoes — and you are feeling its pulse in the company of your small group of friends or family for a memory that will last a lifetime.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Big Island Volcano Express Tour (Kona Departure)

Where are the pick-up locations for the Volcano Express Tour from Kona?

The Volcano Express Tour offers only one centralized location for this tour. You will meet your guide at the Kailua-Kona Target parking lot near McDonald’s on Makala Boulevard.

Does this tour have any restrictions?

This tour is active, with moderate levels of hiking difficulty. Good hiking shoes are required. Requires the ability to hike across lava including sometimes steep or uneven surfaces and often uphill. Not recommended for pregnant travelers, or people with heart problems or other serious medical conditions. Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level.

Is the tour wheelchair accessible?

No, this tour is not wheelchair accessible.

What is included in the Volcano Express Tour from Kona?

This tour includes hotel pick-up and drop-off, a passionate guide with local knowledge, snacks and refreshments aboard luxury transportation, cold and hot towel service, an express meal to maximize sightseeing, park entry fees to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, and binoculars and umbrellas to use at your leisure.

How long is the tour?

The tour is a full-day tour and will last approximately 8 hours.

What should I wear?

Kailani Tours Hawaii recommends wearing comfortable footwear with ankle support, such as hiking shoes, a hat, sunglasses, and shorts or long pants. Most guests wear a light jacket or bring long pants for after sunset. You have plenty of opportunities to change as the weather changes frequently. Oh, don’t forget your camera!

Can special diets be accommodated?

Most dietary restrictions and allergy requests can be accommodated with 24-hour advance notice. Please make a note of any special requests in the "Have Special Needs" comment box when booking your reservation.

Is this tour suitable for children?

This tour is recommended for children ages 5 and up. Infants, toddlers and children under 5 years of age are not permitted. Please note that children ages 4 to 7 who weigh between 40–80lbs and are less than 57 inches tall must be in a booster seat. Child seat options are available upon request. Please make a note of your request when booking your reservation.

How much walking will we do on the Volcano Express Tour?

This tour allows you to explore the island at your fitness and comfort level. You will be given the opportunity to exit the vehicle to enjoy the lush and unique landscapes of Greenwell Coffee Farm, Punalu’u Black Sand Beach, Volcano Winery, Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park, and Rainbow Falls. All walks are optional and it is up to you how far you walk at these destinations. The Thurston Lava Tube is the most strenuous part of the tour with roughly 15 steps down, a twenty-minute or 1/3 mile hike through the tube, and roughly 20 steps up.

Is alcohol allowed on tour?

Hawaii laws do not permit the consumption of or an open container of alcohol in any vehicle. There are stops on the tour that offer adult beverages that you are able to purchase specifically. Please note that restrooms are not always readily available and motion sickness is a common occurrence on island roads. Please drink responsibly.