Special Volcano Tour from Oahu

Rated 4.60 out of 5 based on 5 customer ratings
(5 customer reviews)

From: $480.00

Includes Airfare!

Spend a day touring Hawaii’s active volcanoes at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

  • Waikiki Hotel pick-up: 6:45am
  • Flight time: 9:30am
  • Tour begins: 11:00am
  • Return flight: 8:45pm
  • Hotel drop-off: 10:00pm


Heat Up Your Big Island Vacation!

This is Big Island adventure! Stand at the edge of the world as you glare into a glowing crater. Explore active volcanoes, see how these violent eruptions created the world renowned Hawaiian islands, and cool off with green sea turtles on a black sand beach. You may not want to leave after the mist of the famous Rainbow Falls hits your face. All this and more is waiting for you on the Big Island and its amazing!

Your exciting day begins when you are picked up in Waikiki for a transfer to the airport. Then board a 45-minute flight to Hilo on the Big Island.

When you arrive on the Big Island, you will be greeted by your expert tour guide. He/she will take you to all of the special places in Hilo and to the volcano.

Old Spewing Lava

Not far from the airport is your first stop, Richardson Beach Park. This is Hilo’s black sand beach, where you might see Hawaiian green sea turtles.

Next stop is Hawaii’s most famous waterfall, Rainbow Falls. This is a great photo opportunity; when the sun hits the spray from these powerful falls a beautiful rainbow is created.

Next you’ll head to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, but we will make a snack stop at the Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Factory on the way. You can see how macadamia nuts are grown and processed. Try the fresh macadamia nuts and pick up a gift while you’re there.

Then the volcano adventure begins. In the Jaggar Museum you can see fascinating exhibits about the volcano and how important it is to Hawaiian culture. The scientific exhibits of the museum will also give you a good understanding of the volcano.

Volcano National Park Sign

Stand at the edge of Halema’uma’u crater to look for the glow inside. Volcanoes are unpredictable, so you never know when you will see some action.

Part of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is desert and part is tropical rain forest. As you enter the tropical rain forest, you’ll see massive tree ferns and native birds. We stop at the Thurston Lava Tube, where you can walk in a cave that was formed when molten lava was flowing through it.

As you return to Hilo, we’ll stop for a no-host dinner before you fly back to Oahu.

This inter-island tour is an excellent way to see as much as you can of Hilo and the Volcano in a single day. With transportation, flights, admissions, and narration included, we take the worry out of your volcano tour from Oahu.

5 reviews for Special Volcano Tour from Oahu

  1. Rated 5 out of 5


    Perfect spot for a shot of the lava from the Volcano. Amazing how everything was so barren but so beautiful. So we brought our buddies from Canada that had never been to Hawaii. They were blown away! Took hundreds of pictures. During the afternoon you could see the volcano spitting lava and smoking, then at night the glow of the lava – all from the Jagger Museum. On top of all this, the tour took us to Rainbow Falls and to a black sand beach where we got to see green sea turtles. Needless to say, our friends want to move here.

  2. Rated 4 out of 5


    The view is amazing and awe inspiring. What a reminder of how small we are in the grand scheme of the world. You can explore the Jaggar Museum. But as the crowd builds, try and find a good vantage point so you are not looking at the back of heads. A mini tripod on a compact camera will give you pretty decent photos.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5


    Even though we were quite a distance away, we could see the lava erupting in the cauldron very clearly. Where else on the planet can you go and see lava? What an absolute natural marvel. The lava tubes, craters from previous eruptions and steam vents. Definitely a top 5 place I’ve ever been.

  4. Rated 4 out of 5


    We came on a nice sunny day, check the weather and come on a nice day. Bring lots of water and sunscreen. The best place to see Kilauea is from Jagger Museum during the day with your own binoculars. Which we didn’t bring! This is one of the main reasons to go to the Big Island weather the lava is flowing or not. This is our second time here and what a show the volcano was putting on.

  5. Rated 5 out of 5


    You can actually put your camera phone up to the telescope lens and capture video and pictures. I watched through the telescope for probably 60 seconds and was mesmerized by the violent nature of the lava jumping around. Highly recommend!!! This time the levels were at their best and we could easily see the lava spitting up into the air in both the day an night time. The night view was well worth us hanging around for the day.

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