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Big Island

HAWAII VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK TOUR

Description

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is home to Kilauea, one of the world’s most active volcanoes. As recent as 2018 this volcano erupted leveling entire communities. Drive through the park to discover the landscapes that Kilauea has transformed while visiting scenic lookouts and hiking through lava fields. Along the way you'll learn the myths and legends that tell the story of this unique site.

Here are just a few of the fun things you can do on the tour!

•⁠ Travel along Crater Rim Drive
•⁠ Hike Devastation Trail
•⁠ Visit Kilauea Visitor Center
•⁠ Walk the Kilauea Iki Hike
•⁠ Grab a bite to eat at Volcano House

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
Recommended Start Time: 10:00 a.m.
Tour Starting Point(s): Entrance of Volcanoes National Park
Direction: Loop, ending where you began
Please Note: This tour does not go to the Pahoa area where the eruption took place.

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​Features

  • Views

  • Hikes

  • Storytelling

Tour Stops

  • Kīlauea Visitor Center

    Visitor Center

  • Halemaʻumaʻu Crater

    Steam Vents

  • Kilauea Military Camp

    Kilauea Military Camp

  • 18 sulphur banks people

    Sulphur Banks Hike

  • 20 Kilauea iki

    Kilauea Iki Overlook

  • 23 Kilauea - thurston lava tube 1

    Thurston Lava Tube

  • 23 short hike kilauea iki

    Kilauea Iki Crater Trail

  • 25 Devastation Trail

    Devastation Trail

  • 29 Puhimau crater view

    Puhimau Crater

  • Thermal Hot Spot

    Thermal Hot Spot

  • Devil’s Throat Crater

    Devil’s Throat Crater

  • Pauahi Crater

    Pauahi Crater

  • 39 Mau loa o mauna ulu

    Mauna Ulu Fissure Hike

  • 42 Muliwai a pele 2

    Muliwai O Pele

  • 46 kealakomo view

    Kealakomo Overlook

  • Halemaʻumaʻu Crater

    Halona Kahakai

  • 51 petroglyph 2

    Pu’u Loa Petroglyphs Hike

  • 53 Kilauea - sea arch 1

    Holei Sea Arch

  • Kilauea Lookout

    Kilauea Lookout

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HAWAII VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK TOUR

Tour FAQ’s

What should I pack for the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park tour?

Here’s our packing list for this tour. It may seem a little long, but remember, what you bring depends on the activities you choose to do for the day. 

  • Sneakers 
  • Hiking Clothes 
  • Jacket or Layers, temperatures vary drastically across the island 
  • Water Bottle 
  • Bug Spray
  • Sunscreen 
  • Sun Glasses and/or Hat 
  • Snacks 
  • Cash 
  • Car Charger *Very Important*
  • Phone Mount 

Where does the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park tour go?

This tour begins at the entrance of Volcanoes National Park and guides you to popular spots in the park.


Here are some of the popular spots you can explore on the tour! 


  • Volcano Village
  • Kilauea Visitor Center
  • Crater Rim Drive
  • Sulfur Bank
  • Kilauea Iki Hike
  • Mauna Ulu Fissure Hike
  • Mauna Loa O Mauna Ulu
  • Volcano House

For help planning your day check our Volcanoes National Park Tour suggested itinerary and here's everything you need to know before you go!

What should I budget for the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park tour?

How much you spend truly depends on what you do along the tour route, but here’s a breakdown of some costs:

  • $30.00 per car: Entrance into Volcanoes National Park
  • $15 per person: Lunch at nearby Volcanoes Village

Can I take the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park tour in the opposite direction?

No, this tour can only be done in one direction. 

Can I join the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park along the route?

Yes! Feel free to join the tour along the route. If you don’t begin at one of the tour starting points you’ll miss a few stories, but you’ll still have a great experience.

Other Questions? Contact Us!

Still have questions? Send us an email at aloha@shakaguide.com or give us a call on 1-888-250-2261.

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A Must.

AmmuD. | May 2022
Absolutely loved this app. It was recommended by friends who had used it on their trip. We’re all very poor planners and this just kind of does the job for you! It was a little tricky to figure out at first but I think that’s on me and not the usability of the app at all.
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Best friend visits Island Girl

Zeldalover1 | May 2022
I spent a week on Big Island at best friends house with my fiancé. We bought the APP and we all loved it. We wound up seeing a lot of the island. Island Girl has been here 20 years and found new spots to see and heard new stories. We will do this again for the other islands on our next trip. Well done. Only feedback. We had all 5 Big Island Tours and some of the island lore stories where repeated. Would love to hear more stories.
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The ins and outs

hrob22 | May 2022
This app was absolutely helpful to get to know and see the culture of the big island while hitting any and every gem. This might sound backwards but you get to experience the ins of being a tourist (why you may be visiting, that’s known for the island) and the outs - stepping out of tourism and getting to do local stuff. Definitely recommend! We loved how we got to do our own thing at our pace. Would recommend just buying the package to have it all.
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