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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

  • Beaches

  • Views

  • Hikes

  • Snorkeling

  • Local Food

  • Storytelling

  • Cultural Sites

  • Parks

  • Gardens

  • Waterfalls/Lakes

  • Stargazing

  • Music

  • Fees & Reservations

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!


Do you have other questions that we didn’t list here? 

Feel free to message us through the in-app chat box, Facebook Messenger, our emailor give us a call at 1-888-250-2261. We will be glad to help and answer your questions as soon as possible!


Mahalo,

Shaka Guide

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Really glad we went with Shaka

Thrilled Google Tasks User | July 2022
We found the app easy to use and very well thought out. There are lots of options for which way to do the tour including skipping around and going in reverse order. The tour guide also told some very interesting stories and was really informative about what we were seeing. The voice-over coordinated with our location very well and integrated well with Google maps (not so much with Apple Maps as it dropped out of the maps app unexpectedly). Highly recommend this app, particularly the 5-tour price discount.
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Just great!

kras_gg | July 2022
We completed all 5 tours for about a week!! A lot of fun, easy navigation, local music and very educational. Great work on the app!
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Tom Jackson | June 2022
Positive experience. Once we figured out how to use it in the correct order it was informative. We recommend it. We suggest you tinker with it prior to trying to use it for a better experience. And, definitely have one person driving and another person doing the tour.
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