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Kilauea Lava Tour

- guided small group tours to the active lava flows on Kilauea from close -

Watching an active lava flow on Kilauea volcano
Watching an active lava flow on Kilauea volcano
Weather and activity permitting, we offer daily hikes to see the spectacular lava flows of Kilauea volcano on the Big Island of Hawai'i. This tour is your best option to see active lava from close!
Kilauea has been erupting constantly since 1983 and during most of the time, lava flows are active in the vast coastal area where new land is constantly being created. If you are unfamiliar with the terrain and want to make the best out of limited time, but maximize chances to see this unique spectacle from as close as possible, we recommend you to join one of the daily tours.
The tours start in the morning and afternoon each day. Knowledgeable guides from the Kalapana area bring you to the nearest locations of accessible lava flows (usually present), explain a lot about the eruption, the volcano, the island as a whole, their Hawaiian culture and much more.
Amazing views, but also fun, are almost guaranteed!
  • Best chances to find and reach active lava flows from close
  • Small groups
  • Competent local guides who are from Kalapana area

Lava hike

The exact departure time as well as the duration of the tour will vary with the season and weather and lava conditions.
Day 1: Lava hike
The tour typically starts at 09:00 (morning) or 15:00 (evening). The meeting point is at the parking area at the end of Highway 130.
From here, we either take bikes (approx. 30 mins.) or hike along the gravel road (2-2.5 hrs) to reach the area of currently active flows. An additional half hour or more might be required to hike inland over undulating pahoehoe to find active breakouts.
After some time spent inland, we continue to the currently active lava ocean entry where we will spend plenty of time watching the fascinating encounter of lava and water from as close as safety and park regulations permit.
Tour code: HAW_KLT
Tour type: 1-day tours: active volcanoes - adventure - nature & culture
Difficulty: Custom (variable)
Group size: 1-12
Duration: 5-8 hours


Custom tour dates

Price (p.p.): $ 120  ? 


  • local guide during the tour
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