Big Island



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

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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Half-Day Tour (4-6 Hours) 45 Narration Points


  • Beaches

  • Views

  • Hikes

  • Snorkeling

  • Local Food

  • Storytelling

Tour Stops

  • Visitor Center

  • Steam Vents

  • Kilauea Military Camp

  • Sulphur Banks Hike

  • Kilauea Iki Overlook

  • Thurston Lava Tube

  • Kilauea Iki Crater Trail

  • Devastation Trail

  • Puhimau Crater

  • Thermal Hot Spot

  • Devil’s Throat Crater

  • Pauahi Crater

  • Mauna Ulu Fissure Hike

  • Muliwai O Pele

  • Kealakomo Overlook

  • Halona Kahakai

  • Pu’u Loa Petroglyphs Hike

  • Holei Sea Arch

  • Kilauea Lookout



Tour FAQ’s

Where does the 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 are the hours of operation for stops on the Circle Island tour?

    • Leonard's Bakery  5:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m, open daily 
    • Moanalua Gardens CLOSED
      • Green World Coffee   7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. daily
        • Dole Plantation  9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., open daily 
          • North Shore Soap Factory Weekdays 10AM–4PM                                              Saturday 8:30AM–4PM Sunday Closed
          • Matsumoto Shave Ice  10:00 AM - 6:00 PM, open daily 
            • Waimea Bay    10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
              • Hawaiian Temple - Pu'u o Mahuka Heiau    7AM–5:30PM  Daily
                • Ted's Bakery  8:00 AM - 6:30 PM, open daily  
                  • Kahuku Shrimp & Food Trucks  10AM–6PM daily
                    • Laie Temple  9 AM to 9 PM daily
                      • Laie Point   7AM–6:45 PM  daily
                        • Polynesian Cultural Center  12:45 PM – 9:00 PM, open Monday - Saturday, closed Sundays. Restaurant and Marketplace open at 11:00 AM
                          • Kahana Bay 7AM–8PM  Daily
                            • Kualoa Ranch  8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., open daily  
                            • Byodo In - Japanese Temple 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., open daily

                              Can I join the tour along the route?

                              Yes! Feel free to join the tour along the route. Just make sure that you follow the numbers in chronological order from where you are starting from.  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.

                              Can I take the tour in the opposite direction?

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

                              Other Questions? Contact Us!

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

                              Customer Reviews

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                              Great Travel Companion

                              Broman LG | January 2022
                              We had great success and a lot of fun using the tour app for Volcano National Park. We hit all the sites, and the guide was extremely useful. The fact that it tracks your progress through the park, all the while offering useful tips and interesting anecdotes made it very worthwhile. I think it made the 4+ hour day seemingly go by much faster. Would definitely recommend for other travelers.

                              First time

                              tzroch | January 2022
                              Not easy getting the audio part to work at first but after we did the tour was good. It worked just like advertised. Ready for tour number 2.

                              Too complicated!

                              forget Ssserv | January 2022
                              Just too complicated X start here - end here - getting the thing to work on a car - totally crap
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