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Big Island EDITOR'S PICKS
Best Tours to See Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
The recent volcanic eruption of Kilauea affects only a part of the Big Island. While Hilo and Kona are unaffected, areas near the East Rift Zone have been closed off due to lava. Volcanoes National Park has been reopened after being damaged by seismic activity. While the park infrastructure and surrounding landscape has been changed significantly, the area is now open to witness firsthand the powerful and uncontrollable force of a live volcano.
Latest Update (September 2018): Hawaii Volcanoes National Park has been reopened on September 22. The landscape of the park has been changed considerably with fissures, collapses, rock falls, and infrastructure damage. The eruptions of Kilauea has paused, meaning you won't be able to see molten lava flowing in the park at this time. No significant lava glow is visible at night in the East Rift Zone, either.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q.
Is the Big Island safe to visit?
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Yes, the Big Island is safe. You don't need to cancel your trip! The recent eruptions only affect fewer than 10 square miles of the Big Island, which is now completely stable.
Q.
How is the air quality?
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The air quality for the vast majority of the island is clean and healthy. Emission rates near the volcano have drastically reduced.
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When will Volcanoes National Park re-open?
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The park is now open as of September 22nd.
Q.
Can I still see lava?
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Currently, lava flows have paused at Pu'u O'o Crater, Kilauea Summit, and the Lower East Rift Zone. It is unknown when they will continue or where they will flow. For an overview of the volcanic activity, take a helicopter tour that flies over the most recent lava flows in the Puna area.
6Activities

    Availability varies by date for all activities.

  1. Embark on a in-depth exploration on the natural and cultural history of the recent volcanic eruptions. Hike around the now-reopened Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and visit a private lava tube cave with unique golden-colored walls.
    Pick-up Provided
    Meal Provided

    USD225.00

    5%
    OFF
    Daily
    11 - 13.5 hour(s) (morning)
  2. 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 USD156.66

    Weekday
    3.5 - 7.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  3. Experience the best of the Big Island and visit Hawaii Volcanoes National Park! Explore a lava tube, visit Puna District and see the lava fields from the most recent eruption in 2018. Enjoy delicious fine dining at Kilauea Lodge for dinner.
    Pick-up Provided

    USD239.16

    Daily
    11 - 13.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  4. Hike to the most recent lava flows on the Big Island, most of which are only accessible by foot! Visit historic lava flows from 1881 as well as the newest flows of 2018. Your tour also stops at famous landmarks, with dinner at Volcano Winery.
    Pick-up Provided
    Meal Provided

    From USD207.83

    8%
    OFF
    Daily
    9 - 14.5 hour(s) (morning)
  5. 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

    From USD152.35

    25%
    OFF
    Review Rebate
    Daily
    11 - 13.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  6. Experience the best of Big Island with Kailani Tours. Visit Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, a coffee farm, see Akaka Falls, Rainbow Falls and a black sand beach! Includes lunch at Kilauea Lodge Restaurant.
    Pick-up Provided

    USD197.39

    Daily
    9.5 - 11.5 hour(s) (morning)
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