Volcano Hiking Adventure in Kailua-Kona, HI

Kailani Tours Hawaii*HOTEL PICK-UP ONLY*Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
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Covid Policy: Masks are mandatory. Kailani Tours guides will provide masks to guests who may have forgotten their own. Guests who refuse to wear masks will not be allowed to join the tour. Guides will take client temperatures at pick-up. Clients with irregular temperatures will not be allowed on tour. Clients showing symptoms of COVID-19 will not be allowed on tour.

Overview

Come and visit the Big Island and its natural wonders on the Volcano Hiking Adventure of Kailani Tours! This is their most active and exciting experience yet, where you will get to hike a trail through the volcanic landscapes of Saddle Road, head into a lava tube, and descend into caves formed by an 1881 Mauna Loa eruption! The tour will take you primarily to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and through the Thurston Lava Tube and Kilauea Iki trail, Chain of Craters Road, and last but not least, Rainbow Falls! Let the expert tour guides welcome you and share anecdotes and stories of what makes Hawaii a rich land in its biodiversity and terrain and how its history and knowledge have shaped its people. Explore and experience Hawaii with the Volcano Hiking Adventure!

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Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Kailua-Kona Travel Experts
  • Operating hours are from 7 am till sunset on specific dates only.
  • Tour duration is approximately 11 hours.
  • Kailani Tours Hawaii offers free front door pick-ups at all major West Hawaii hotels and resorts or the option to meet at a central meeting point of nearby landmarks/resorts.
  • Suitable for all ages.
  • Tour group of 12-15 people.
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.
  • This is not a swimming tour.
  • Tour package inclusions are meals, snacks, hiking gear, jackets, umbrellas, flashlights, and parkas for all occasions.
  • Drones are not allowed in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.
  • Tour only has storage for collapsable wheelchairs.
  • Gratuities (tips) are not included in the cost of the tour and they are not required.

Description

from Volcano Hiking Adventure
Kailani Tours' most active experience – the Big Island Volcano Hiking Adventure! Join Kailani Tours' most exploratory volcano adventure covering three moderate to semi-strenuous treks.

Journey over Saddle Road, take a short walk up a cinder cone before dropping down Kaumana Caves in Hilo. Leaving Hilo, trek into Hawaii Volcanoes National Park at Kilauea. At the summit, you'll check out a few of the “hot” spots at Kilauea Caldera, the steam vents at the rim, and the visitor center. Fuel up with a quick deli-style lunch before discovering Chain of Craters Road, hike Kilauea Iki and take in the sights at Holei Sea Arch. Before your return over Saddle Road, take in the splendor of Rainbow Falls and relax after an incredible day at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

This tour provides Kailani Tours’ amenities with a true focus on being active, interacting with volcano attractions, and maximizing a full day on tour.

A picnic-style gourmet lunch is included on this tour along with chips, snacks, granola and power bars, and drinks. Meals are served individually to comply with sanitary/COVID standards.

Lunch menu includes: Hawaiian BBQ Chicken Breast fanned over Sesame-Grilled Vegetables and Ginger-Herb Quinoa. Served with Hawaiian Sweet Roll and Butter, Kona Lava Bar Brownie.

  • Vegetarian and vegan options available. Please note any specific dietary restrictions in the special needs section when booking your reservation.

  • *Meal menus are subject to change without notice.


Points of Interest: Mauna Kea, Mauna Loa, Pu’uhuluhulu, Kaumana Caves, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Kilauea Caldera, Chain of Craters Road, Visitor Center, Steam Vents, Kilauea Iki, Mauna Ulu, Thurston Lava Tube, Holei Sea Arch, Rainbow Falls, and Saddle Road. *Locations Subject to Change

What Kailani Tours Hawaii Provides: English-speaking driver/guide, Mercedes 15 passenger mini-coach, catered deli-style lunch, hiking sticks, umbrellas in the event of rain, hot and cold towel service, bottled water, bottled juice, soda, rain and parka jackets, scented hand towels, and hot beverage. This tour has a maximum of 13 passengers to provide plenty of headroom in the cabin and comes with state-of-the-art audio and visual public address package.

What to Bring: Backpack, sunscreen, sunglasses, a hat, camera, a second change of clothes, and a hat. You will be out in the elements for several hours on tour.

What to Wear: Although Hawaii is home to the endless summer, there are places and times where the temperature can drop substantially. Weather can change dramatically from hot and humid to cool and wet conditions. Kailani Tours Hawaii recommends wearing comfortable footwear, a hat and sunglasses, and shorts or long pants. Comfortable and light clothing is recommended. Jackets will be provided in the event of cooler temperatures or inclement weather.

Recommendations and Insights: Be sure to load up on a hearty breakfast before your early morning start. Water, juice, soda, snacks, power bars, and lunch will be served. The tour makes occasional stops for snacks and beverages.

Disclosures: Tour description and itinerary are subject to change. Due to the topographical and weather changes that have recently affected the tour area, some attractions and sites may be unreachable or unsafe to visit. Park officials have recently reopened Hawaii Volcanoes National Park with several restrictions as they continue to make repairs. Park officials have been known to restrict entry without notice. Kailani Tours Hawaii will not issue refunds caused by park restrictions.

It includes a few short walks to and from several sites. Passengers traveling with a wheelchair or walker are more than welcome to join the tour. Kailani Tours Hawaii’s spacious Mercedes passenger mini-coaches provide the ultimate in comfort, for guests hoping to avoid large 50 passenger busses and want a more personal and authentic tour experience.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Volcano Hiking Adventure

Where are the pick-up locations?

Kailani Tours Hawaii offers free front door pick-ups at all major West Hawaii hotels and resorts. They also offer the option to meet at a central meeting point to accommodate a busy vacation schedule, if you prefer. For bed and breakfasts or smaller resorts, they are happy to work with you. Leave the driving to them!


Are there any age/physical/health/etc. restrictions for this tour?

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. 


Are snacks, meals, and tips included in tour prices?

Kailani Tours Hawaii has chosen to work with the best restaurants and caterers on the Big Island to bring their guests an experience of all five senses. They like to eat well and their guests do too!

Tipping is, of course, at the discretion of the tour guest but is customary when great service has been provided. They think their professional tour guides are the very best on the planet and know they appreciate receiving acknowledgments for their expertise, humor, and ability to make your tour memorable!


How long is the tour?

The tour is a full-day tour.


What should I wear?

Although Hawaii is home to the endless summer, there are places and times where the temperature can drop substantially. Temperatures at the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park can range from 50 to 75 degrees F. Saddle Road temperatures can get even chillier, to perhaps 40 degrees F. 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!


How comfy are the vehicles?

Very! Their guides want to work for them because they pamper the guests AND the guides! Having driven low-roof, hard-seated, worn-out vans in the past, they understand the importance of being comfortable on the ride to the volcano (or around the island!)

Maintaining a fleet of Mercedes Benz passenger vans is more expensive than using inferior vehicles, but they never cut corners on safety or customer service – ever.

Their brand new vehicle even has reclining leather seats! Their vans have high roofs to maneuver through the cabin, adjustable air conditioning, seatbelt extensions, cup holders, and large windows for the best views. The audio/visual package is top-of-the-line with a large flip-down monitor and separate speakers for video and guide headset. This technology allows for the driver/guide to show video while narrating; it’s the ultimate way to cruise the Big Island!


Can you accommodate special diets?

All Kailani Tours experiences include tasty meals with local ingredients made by local chefs. They accommodate special diets or preferences by request.


Do you operate tours on holidays?

On most holidays, they do operate. However, they do not operate their regular tour on the Ironman World Championships in October, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day. Their suppliers don’t operate on those days, so they elected to do the same. Their guides have to get to the beach sometimes, right?