Big Island: Volcanoes National Park Group or Private Hike

4.9 / 5

9 reviews

Activity provider: Volcanoes Hiking Guides

Big Island: Volcanoes National Park Group or Private Hike

Activity provider: Volcanoes Hiking Guides

From US$ 210 per person

Step into the caldera of an active volcano on a group or private hike in Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park. Trek through Hawaiian forests and Kilauea Iki Crater to reach the iconic Thurston Lava Tube.

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Duration 6 - 6.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Private or small groups available


  • Feel the heat of an active volcano against your skin in the heart of a caldera
  • Look out for native Hawaiian wildlife as you trek through a lush rainforest
  • Learn about the ecology of Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park with your guide
  • Meet fun, new friends on a group tour or enjoy an exclusive private tour
  • Delve into the Thurston Lava Tube, a subterannean lair carved by ancient lava
Full description

See it all on a group or private hike in Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park, uncovering its natural wonders. Journey with your expert guide through native Hawaiian forests and the Kilauea Iki Crater to an active caldera, then travel into the center of the earth to explore Thurston Lava Tube.

Start your trek at the Kilauea Visitor Center where you'll meet your friendly guide and get ready for your adventure. Venture into the lush rainforests and experience incredible views over the solidified lava lake in Kilauea Iki Crater.

Weave your way between a field of steam vents and into a native Hawaiian forest to reach the caldera of a volcano. Observe the gigantic volcanic walls and feel the heat close against your skin.

Finish your hike in style as you delve into the iconic Thurston Lava Tube, a stretching, subterranean cave formed by ancient flowing lava. Feel the wonder of one of the park's most popular attractions before heading back to the visitor center.

  • Guided hike in Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park
  • Expert guide
  • Breakfast buffet including fruit, salmon, cheese, teas, and coffee
  • Gourmet picnic lunch with salads, sandwiches, and desserts
  • Entry ticket to the park (you can use your annual park pass or purchase a 7-day pass for $30 per vehicle)
Not suitable for
  • Children under 8 years
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

Meet your guide in the parking lot of Kilauea Visitor Center, they will be in a silver jeep with the "Volcanoes Hiking Guide" logo on it.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Hiking shoes
  • Water
  • Rain gear

Know before you go

  • This tour will take place rain or shine
Customer reviews

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4.9 /5

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Jennifer was responsive prior to the event, and was experienced as a guide. She also provided a lot of good history about the volcano and their history, as well as suggestions for other activities in the area.

October 11, 2022

The tour was amazing! We saw a lot of beautiful things! The guide was also very nice and knew a lot!

October 8, 2022


Had a great experience, hiked down in to the volcano caldera!! Jennifer, our guide very knowledgable. Provided a variety of information about the kieleau volcano, its eruption history, its affect on the island of Hawaii, local plants and trees. Good sennic views on the trails we walked. Great tour!! Greg

August 20, 2022

Product ID: 413407