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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is Hawaii’s most popular attraction. Join a top-rated Big Island volcano tour and visit one of the most active volcanoes in the world. Explore dynamic volcanic landscapes and see lava tubes, venture across lava flows from past eruptions, and connect with the most unique place in Hawaii. Soar over Kilauea Volcano on an epic helicopter flight, or explore the park on a sightseeing tour. For outdoor adventure lovers, you can also join a volcano hike or bike tour.

Visiting Hawaiian Volcanoes National park is one of the best things to do on Big Island. Hawaii Activities has a great selection of the top-rated volcano sightseeing tours. Find great deals and discounts on Hawaii Volcano Tours. These popular Kilauea volcano tours book up early, make your reservation today!


Frequently Asked Questions


Can I see lava at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park?

Lava is not currently flowing on the surface of the Big Island and sightings are not guaranteed. Kilauea Volcano was erupting continuously from 1983 until the fall of 2018. Conditions are constantly changing. It is recommended to check the website for the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park for the most updated information on volcanic activity.


What are the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park top attractions?

Spend the day exploring the main attractions at Volcanoes National Park and the surrounding areas.

Lava Tubes: The most famous cave inside Volcanoes National Park is the Thurston Lava Tube. Some tour companies take you to other incredible lava tubes such as Kaumana Caves formed by Mauna Loa Volcano, Kula Kai Caves, or a Private Lava Tube with golden walls.

Craters:Halemaʻumaʻu is the main Kilauea Volcano crater, but you may also visit Kilauea Iki overlook during your tour.


What are the best tours for Cruise Ship passengers?

You can only visit the Volcanoes National Park on the day you stop at Hilo. You can join Hawaii Forest & Trail on the Discover Volcano Tour, Golden Lava Tube Cave & Black Sand Beach or book a private volcano tour with Wild Orchid Tours


How can I see the most recent lava flow / 2018 eruption?

Most of the places affected by the 2018 eruption are off-limits. However, there are some tours that can take you closer to witness the forever changed landscape of the Leilani Estates and you can even see Fissure 8 from a distance.

Deluxe Volcano Tour & Stargazing Experience - Exclusive Access to Fissure 8

Kilauea Volcano Hike & 2018 Lava Flow


Which tour will show me the most of Volcanoes National Park?

See and explore more of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on these tours.

Volcano Park Unveiled - Ultimate Kilauea Volcano Tour & Private Golden Lava Tube (from Kona), Wild Orchid Tours (from Hilo), Big Island Twilight Volcano Tour & Stargazing with Dinner (from Kona), and Guided Volcano Tour, Black Sand Beach, Wine Tasting & BBQ Dinner (from Hilo)


Can I take a private tour of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park?

Yes, a private tour is the best way to experience the Volcanoes National Park. Customize your itinerary with Wild Orchid Tours on a top rated Private Volcano tour.


What are the best bike tours to explore the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park?

To explore volcanoes national park by bike, the best tour is the Summit to Sea - Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Biking Tours. To explore the 2018 eruption sights, the best bike tour is the Bike to Pele - Hawaii Volcano Biking Tour at Puna Lava Fields


Where is Hawaii Volcanoes National Park located?

From Hilo: 30 miles southwest on Highway 11. (About 45 minute drive)

From Kailua-Kona: 96 miles southeast on Highway 11. (About 2.5 hours drive), or 125 miles through Waimea and Hilo via highways 19 and 11. (About 2.5 - 3 hours)


What is the best way to visit Hawaii Volcanoes National Park?

Volcanoes National Park is one of Hawaii’s top places to visit. We recommend visiting the park on a guided tour. The guides know the best stops at the park, so you can spend less time researching and driving and more time enjoying Hawaii Volcanoes National Park top attractions. Having an expert guide to share their knowledge of the history and geology of the park makes for a much more memorable experience. Check out the best volcano tours:

Volcano Air Flights & Tours

Volcano Sightseeing Tours

Volcano Hiking Tours

Volcano Bike Tours

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  1. No.1
    Book Hawaii's best helicopter tour! Fly over 3 volcanoes: Mauna Kea, Mauna Loa & Kilauea. Get an up-close look at the craters & lava flows. Discover the magnificent beauty of Kohala waterfalls & sea cliffs. Waterfall Landing upgrade available.
    Accessible

    From USD624.00

    Daily
    3 - 3.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  2. No.2
    Hop aboard a Big Island helicopter tour and fly over Kilauea in Volcanoes National Park! See the spectacular landscape sculpted by lava as you fly over the park, circling around points of interest. Then, search for towering waterfalls in Hilo!
    Accessible

    From USD335.00

    Daily
    1.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  3. No.3
    Join the expert pilots of Blue Hawaiian Helicopters for unique aerial views on this safe and comfortable Big Island helicopter tour. See the path of the recent lava flows in Puna, craters of Kilauea Volcano, or cascading waterfalls in Hilo.
    Accessible

    From USD294.00

    Daily
    1.5 - 2 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  4. Witness the beauty of a land transformed on this luxury Volcano Tour! Enjoy exclusive access of Fissure 8 & Leilani Estates, the most active site of the 2018 Kilauea eruption before exploring the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park! Catered lunch included
    Pick-up Provided
    Meal Provided
    Accessible

    From USD260.73

    Daily
    9.5 - 12.5 hour(s) (morning)
  5. Experience a unique side of Volcanoes National Park. Visit a coffee farm, Hawaiian bakery and the world famous Punaluu Black Sand Beach along the way. See the parks most notable features. Finish the day with a wine tasting at volcano winery.
    Pick-up Provided
    Meal Provided

    From USD281.67

    Daily
    12 hour(s) (morning)
  6. An expert guide will take you to see all the natural wonders of the Big Island! Visit Akaka and Rainbow Falls, Waipio Valley, Punaluu Black Sand Beach and Volcanoes National Park!
    Pick-up Provided
    Meal Provided

    USD193.72

    Daily
    10 - 13.5 hour(s) (morning)
  7. Explore Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and visit a private lava tube cave with unique golden-colored walls. Learn about the recent volcanic eruptions and stay after dark to see Kilauea’s latest eruption light up the night sky!
    Pick-up Provided
    Meal Provided

    From USD235.60

    Sun, Tue, Thu, Sat
    10.5 - 12 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  8. See all of the Big Island from above, on a circle island helicopter tour flying over Kilauea Volcano, stunning coastlines, and thundering waterfalls! See the island's most popular attraction in a single flight departing from Kona Airport.
    Pick-up Provided

    From USD615.00

    Daily
    3 - 5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  9. Hop aboard a doors-off helicopter and fly over Kilauea in Volcanoes National Park! See the actively erupting volcano with unobstructed views that you can get nowhere else. After your Hilo volcano tour, scour the Big Island for towering waterfalls!
    Accessible

    From USD405.00

    Daily
    2 hour(s) (morning, afternoon, evening)
  10. The perfect volcano tour for guests staying in Hilo! Visit must see sites of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Walk on a black sand beach and explore a pristine private lava tube with golden walls, the most impressive cave of Hawaii.
    Pick-up Provided
    Meal Provided

    USD187.43

    Sun, Tue, Wed, Fri
    7 - 8 hour(s) (morning)
  11. Explore the Kilauea Hawaii Volcanoes National Park in style with Polynesian Adventure Tours. Drive along Chain of Craters Road to see 5 different volcanic craters and steam vents, then visit two of the Big Island's most iconic waterfalls.
    Pick-up Provided

    USD142.61

    Mon, Wed, Fri
    10 - 11 hour(s) (morning)
  12. Explore Volcanoes National Park on a private tour with your own guide! See the way the Island has changed after the last eruption. Visit the 2018 devastation zone in Kalapana, including a 40ft tall black lava wall at Pohoiki Black Sand Beach.
    Pick-up Provided

    From USD574.41

    Daily
  13. Volcanoes National Park is now open! Stop at a local coffee farm, visit a black sand beach and explore the new features of the park. Heading back, enjoy for a mesmerizing stargazing experience.
    Pick-up Provided
    Meal Provided

    USD208.38

    Daily
    11 - 13.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  14. Hike Kilauea lava flows dating back to 1881 up to the historic flows of 2018. Visit a black sand beach, explore a Lava Tube Cave, visit scenic lookouts at Volcanoes National Park including Kilauea Caldera, Kilauea Iki Crater, Sulphur Banks & more!
    Pick-up Provided
    Meal Provided

    From USD250.26

    Daily
    9 - 13.5 hour(s) (morning)
  15. The ultimate Big Island tour, designed to see as much of the Big Island in one day as possible! Visit famous and beautiful sights such as Volcanoes National Park, Waipio Valley, Rainbow Falls and Punalu’u Black Sand Beach!
    Pick-up Provided
    Meal Provided

    From USD250.26

    Daily
    11.5 - 13 hour(s) (morning)
  16. Discover the best things to do near the Big Island's famous volcano. Drive along Hilo's waterfront then south to Kalapana village. Here visit a black sand beach before heading over to Volcanoes National Park to see Big Islands top attractions.
    Pick-up Provided

    From USD229.31

    Daily
    7 - 7.5 hour(s) (afternoon)
  17. Venture from Kona to the actively erupting Kilauea volcano and witness the glow from active lava as the sun sets. Stop by a coffee farm and a black sand beach before spending 4 hours at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.
    Pick-up Provided
    Meal Provided

    USD281.67

    Daily
    12 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  18. Embark on an incredible nature trip in Hawaii! Visit the iconic Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. See Halemaumau Crater, steam vents & more!
    Pick-up Provided

    USD99.00

    Daily
  19. Explore the most recent eruption area of Kilauea Volcano by bike. Hike to an isolated Black Sand Beach, see Thermal Hot Ponds, bike through Coconut Groves, Tree Tunnels, and see lava fields created during the 1955, 1990 & 2018 eruptions.
    Pick-up Provided
    Meal Provided

    USD185.68

    Weekday
    6 - 6.5 hour(s) (morning)
  20. Fly over the Big Island by airplane to see Hawaii's most scenic sights in an unforgettable air tour! See epic views of Kilauea Volcano, Waipio Valley, waterfalls, black sand beaches, and more in a stable flight with guaranteed window seating!

    From USD397.00

    Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat
    2 - 2.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon, evening)

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