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Big Island BIG Volcano Adventure from Kona: Small Group

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    The Volcano Van Private Tours
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    Immerse yourself in the waterfalls and rainforests along the famous Hamakua Coast before exploring Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. This tour is an awesome way to experience the Big Island's diverse scenery while expanding your knowledge of Hawaii in a small-group setting. After pickup from your hotel, embark on your journey to the lush rainforests that populate the east side of the island. Cruise along Highway 19 and pass though the town of Waimea, admiring vast cattle ranches that hold major significance in this part of the island's history. From Waimea, travel along the eastern flank of Mauna Kea volcano, commonly known as the famous Hamakua Coast. Thousands of years of erosion have carved deep valleys and steep cliffs into the side of the mountain, producing some of the island's most striking imagery. Stop at Laupahoehoe for an outstanding visual example of the Pacific Ocean's powerful ability to carve rugged pinnacles into the coastline. Continue along jungle roads to Akaka Falls, a stunning waterfall that plunges 442 feet (134 meters) into the Kolekole gulch below. Heading back from the falls, stop at Hilo Sharks in Honomu for some fresh local wraps. After lunch, head toward Hilo along some of the island's most scenic backroads. These roads wind along the Hamakua coast, through lush jungle gorges and past epic ocean vistas. Cap your tour with a visit to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, and the summit of the Kilauea volcano. Gaze into Kilauea's vast summit caldera, relatively young at 500 years in age. Travel the east rift zone of Kilauea along Chain of Craters road, passing pit craters, scorched earth, steaming ground, and lava flows old and new. Enjoy plenty of time to look around and learn about what's happening both above and below the ground. Buy dinner at Lava Rock Cafe in Volcano and reflect on the day while preparing for one of the tour's most memorable highlights. Head back to Kilauea's summit after the sun has set and witness the stunning glow from Kilauea's very active lava lake before a hassle-free ride back to your hotel.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    All Hotels, Rentals, Vacation Rentals, Bed and Breakfasts, and Airports across the island.
    Departure Time
    9:00 AM
    Duration
    9h
    Inclusions
    • Hotel/Airport pickup and drop-off
    • Bottled water
    • Snacks
    • Picnic lunch
    • Transport by private vehicle
    Exclusions
    • Dinner (Guests are taken to a restaurant of their choice to purchase dinner for themselves)
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately. Conditions subject to change.
    • Please bring along close-toed shoes.
    • A maximum of 6 people per booking.
    • A minimum of 2 people per shared and 1 per exclusive is required.
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Scott was truly amazing during the tour from start to finish, from knowledge to conversation he genuinely cared about what he was doing and the experience he was providing. We were able to not only see amazing views all around the island but we also learned a ton of history.
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    Scott has THE BEST personality, is so kind and knows SO much about the island. Fantastic tour around the island!
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    Scott picked us up on time from our hotel. He was very friendly and accomodating. He took us around the island seeing the sights , he is extremely knowledgeable in information on the island and obviously knows his stuff on the volcanoes. We opted to see the 2018 lava flows which
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    We had a great 9 hour day with Scott. He was fantastic and flexible with what we wanted to stop and see!
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    Scott is vey knowledgeable about the Island's history and different areas/climates. We asked a lot of questions but never stumped him. He is also very personable and kind.
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    By: The Volcano Van Private Tours
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    budleth
    21
    Best on the Big Island!!
    What an incredible day with Scott!! The day absolutely flew by. Scott is a treasure-trove of knowledge about all
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    jamessI5462HE
    10
    Amazing Time!
    Scott was truly amazing during the tour from start to finish, from knowledge to conversation he genuinely cared
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    kellyns2020
    10
    Scott is fantastic!
    Scott has THE BEST personality, is so kind and knows SO much about the island. Fantastic tour around the island!
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    LindaA2025
    Sydney, Australia
    82
    Fantastic day !!!
    Scott picked us up on time from our hotel. He was very friendly and accomodating. He took us around the island
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    robertbE4919EL
    146
    Volcano Van tour was excellent!
    We had a great 9 hour day with Scott. He was fantastic and flexible with what we wanted to stop and see!
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    Pitmama5
    10
    Great way to learn about the Big Island!
    Scott is vey knowledgeable about the Island's history and different areas/climates. We asked a lot of questions
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    bethdL3817UH
    11
    Wonderful!
    What a great day! Scott was amazing!! He’s VERY knowledgeable, very personable, and very funny! Our family, which
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    elsabinder
    20
    Volcano and New Flow Fields.
    Scott is an amazing tour guide. Very fun and knowledgeable. We were able to see some epic geology and had a
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    Janet J
    20
    Action packed and very informative, with much personal attention.
    Scott is a great host, and made the trip very personalized for our group of four. He checked in regularly with us
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    jasonw922
    Rochester Hills, Michigan
    228
    One jam packed fun day
    We originally were not going to be able to take this tour as they were booked until after we would leave, but
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    ErichB830
    Normal, IL
    5917
    Great job Scott
    My family took the Volcano Van around the Big Island. We saw waterfalls, volcano, ocean, jungle which is pretty
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    Sabinthecloud
    10
    Great tour!
    This tour was amazing. We were a small group (4), so you are not wasting time waiting for everybody. We did a lot
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    Kyle E
    50
    Great Private Van tour!
    My wife and I spent our last day on the Big Island exploring with the Volcano can. It was a great private tour
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    cckc
    melbourne
    42
    We Had a VERY Good day!
    We consider ourselves extremely fortunate to have had the privilege of a day spent with Scott in his Volcano van
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    cilterr
    Smiths Lake, Australia
    31
    Cilla and Tess
    Scott from The Volcano Van is awesome!!!! If you want a personal “choose your own adventure” kind of tour then
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    Key Details
    • Duration: 9h
    • Mobile Ticket Accepted
    • Hotel Pickup
    • Languages Offered: English
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