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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

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  1. No.1
    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 USD269.00

    12%
    OFF
    Daily
    1.5 - 2 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  2. No.2
    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.
    Pick-up Provided
    Accessible

    From USD599.00

    Daily
    3 - 4 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  3. No.3
    Witness the beauty of a land transformed! Get an exclusive tour of Fissure 8, the most active site of the 2018 Kilauea eruption. Visit Hawaii Volcanoes National Park & enjoy fine dining at Volcano House overlooking the caldera before stargazing.
    Pick-up Provided
    Meal Provided
    Accessible

    From USD260.73

    5%
    OFF
    Sun, Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat
    12 - 14 hour(s) (morning)
  4. 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

    USD193.21

    6%
    OFF
    Daily
    10 - 13.5 hour(s) (morning)
  5. Hop aboard a doors-off helicopter and fly over Kilauea in Volcanoes National Park! See the volcano and lava structures with unobstructed views that you can get nowhere else. After your Hilo volcano tour, scour the Big Island for towering waterfalls!
    Accessible

    From USD355.00

    Daily
    2 hour(s) (morning, afternoon, evening)
  6. Embark on a sunset helicopter journey to some of the Big Island's most famous sights, such as the Place of Refuge, including a volcano pass for lava viewing.
    Pick-up Provided
    Accessible

    From USD700.00

    Daily
    3.5 - 5.5 hour(s) (afternoon, evening)
  7. Embark on a in-depth exploration on the natural and cultural history of the recent volcanic eruptions. Hike around Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and visit a private lava tube cave with unique golden-colored walls.
    Pick-up Provided
    Meal Provided

    USD235.60

    5%
    OFF
    Sun, Tue, Thu, Sat
    11 - 13.5 hour(s) (morning)
  8. 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

    USD239.79

    8%
    OFF
    Daily
    12 - 12.5 hour(s) (morning)
  9. 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)
  10. 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

    USD207.83

    6%
    OFF
    Daily
    11 - 13.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  11. Embark on a full day adventure around Big Island! Visit all the must see sites of Volcanoes National Park, stop at Punaluu black sand beach, explore a private lava tube, visit a Tropical fruit farm and see Rainbow Falls from a private viewing deck.
    Pick-up Provided
    Meal Provided

    USD235.60

    5%
    OFF
    Daily
    10.5 - 13.5 hour(s) (morning)
  12. Explore the 2018 lava flows in Puna, the newly formed black sand beach at Pohoiki and visit scenic lookouts in Volcanoes National Park before hiking to the floor of the Kilauea Caldera. Lunch, Dinner and Wine tasting at Volcano Winery included!
    Pick-up Provided
    Meal Provided

    From USD208.37

    8%
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    Daily
    8.5 - 13.5 hour(s) (morning)
  13. 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)
  14. 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

    5%
    OFF
    Sun, Tue, Wed, Fri
    7 - 8 hour(s) (morning)
  15. Explore Volcanoes National Park on a private tour with your own guide! See the way the park has changed following the tremendous eruptions of 2018. Then, explore the lava flows east of HVNP, including a 40-foot tall black lava wall at Pohoiki.
    Pick-up Provided

    From USD143.60

    Group Discount
    Daily
  16. Discover the best things to do near the Big Island's famous volcano. Drive along Hilo's waterfront and then south to Kalapana village, now covered in lava. Here you'll visit a black sand beach before heading over to Volcanoes National Park.
    Pick-up Provided
    Meal Provided

    USD187.43

    8%
    OFF
    Daily
    6.5 - 7 hour(s) (afternoon)
  17. 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, Akaka Falls and Punalu’u Black Sand Beach! Lunch & Dinner included!
    Pick-up Provided

    USD208.37

    8%
    OFF
    Daily
    13 hour(s) (morning)
  18. 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)
  19. Experience the best of the Big Island with Kailani Tours. Visit Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, a coffee farm, Rainbow Falls and a Black Sand Beach! Your tour includes a picnic lunch as well as a sample of local treats from a Kona coffee farm.
    Pick-up Provided
    Meal Provided

    From USD187.43

    5%
    OFF
    Daily
    10 - 12 hour(s) (morning)
  20. Get ready to pedal on a mountain bike adventure at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park as you comfortably cruise down and around Kilauea's active volcanic landscape.
    Pick-up Provided
    Meal Provided

    From USD160.07

    Weekday
    3.5 - 7.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)

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