Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and Hilo Highlights Small Group Tour

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Hilo, US
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Hilo, US
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Experience the natural wonders of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and the highlights of Hilo on this thrilling small group tour. Witness the incredible power of two active volcanoes, Kilauea and Mauna Loa, as you explore the park with your knowledgeable guide. Feel the heat of the volcano from steam vents and venture into an ancient lava tube in the lush rainforest. Discover frozen fields of lava and peer down into once-active volcanic craters as you learn about the history, culture, and geology of Kilauea. Marvel at the majestic Rainbow Falls and immerse yourself in tranquility at Liliuokalani Gardens. And to top it off, treat yourself to some delicious hand-made chocolates, locally grown macadamia nuts, and island fresh coffee from Big Island Candies. Don't miss out on this unforgettable adventure.

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • Admission Included
  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Suitable for 1-14 Participants
  • Private Tour, Small Group Tour
  • Guided Experience
  • Experience the heat of the volcano from steam vents
  • Explore an ancient lava tube in the rainforest
  • View the majestic 80-foot Rainbow Falls
  • Indulge in tasty hand-made chocolates and fresh coffee
  • Private transportation
  • Bottled water
  • Hotel pick-up for select hotels (all others please plan to meet at the hilo mo'oheau bus terminal)
  • Professional guide
  • Hilo airport pick-up and drop-off
  • Hilo harbor port pick-up and drop-off
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
  • We do not provide transportation from kona or waikoloa. please meet us in hilo at the bus terminal.

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Escape to the breathtaking landscapes of Hawaii and embark on an unforgettable adventure with the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and Hilo Highlights Small Group Tour. Prepare to be amazed as you witness the raw power and beauty of two of the world's most active volcanoes: Kilauea and Mauna Loa. Led by a knowledgeable guide, this tour offers a captivating exploration of the natural wonders, rich history, vibrant culture, and fascinating geology of the Hawaiian islands.

What to expect?

During this incredible tour, you can expect to immerse yourself in the captivating sights and sounds of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Experience the thrill and awe as you walk along the crater rim of Kilauea and feel the intense heat emanating from steam vents. Venture into the heart of the lush Hawaiian rainforest and discover an ancient lava tube in Nahuku, marveling at the forces of nature that once shaped this incredible landscape. Explore the frozen fields of lava on Chain of Craters Road and gain a deeper understanding of the history and geology of Kilauea volcano. Marvel at the majestic Rainbow Falls and learn the enchanting legends of Hawaii.

Who is this for?

This tour is designed to captivate and inspire anyone who craves adventure, natural beauty, and cultural exploration. Whether you are a nature enthusiast, a geology buff, or a history lover, this tour offers something for everyone. It is perfect for solo travelers, couples, families, and groups of friends who want to create unforgettable memories together. Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to connect with the incredible wonders of Hawaii.

Why book this?

Immerse yourself in an unforgettable journey like no other, where ancient legends, powerful volcanoes, and lush landscapes await. This small group tour ensures an intimate and personalized experience, allowing you to truly connect with the wonders of Hawaii. Led by a knowledgeable guide, you will gain a deeper understanding of the history, culture, and geology of the Hawaiian islands. Feel the heat of the volcano as you walk along the crater rim and explore an ancient lava tube, witnessing the power that shaped this remarkable place. Have your taste buds tantalized by delicious chocolates, locally grown macadamia nuts, and island-fresh coffee at Big Island Candies. Savor breathtaking views of Rainbow Falls and relax in the tranquility of Liliuokalani Gardens. This tour offers an unrivaled opportunity to experience the best of Hawaii's natural wonders and cultural treasures.

Good to know

Please meet your tour guide at the Hilo Mo'oheau Bus Terminal and look for the "Mauka Makai Adventures" logo on the van. Free parking is available adjacent to the bus terminal. The tour duration is approximately 330 minutes, allowing ample time to fully immerse yourself in each captivating location. Don't forget to bring comfortable shoes, sunscreen, and a camera to capture the unforgettable sights along the way. Your guide will provide interesting insights and answer any questions you may have, ensuring a truly enriching experience.


Customers who have embarked on this tour have been captivated by the extraordinary beauty and awe-inspiring power of the volcanoes. They praised the knowledgeable guides who brought the history and culture of Hawaii to life, making their experience truly memorable. The breathtaking sights and unique landscapes left visitors speechless, and the opportunity to explore the lush rainforest and witness ancient lava tubes created unforgettable memories. The stops at Rainbow Falls and Liliuokalani Gardens were described as serene and picturesque, providing a serene contrast to the volcanic wonders. Overall, visitors were thrilled with this tour and highly recommend it for an enriching and immersive experience in Hawaii.

How long before the event do I need to book?

  • You can book at any time before the event

Vouchers accepted in the following formats

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Is an adult required for the booking?

  • At least one adult or senior required per booking

Your Itinerary

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Explore Hawaii Volcanoes National Park including a visit to Kilauea caldera where you will witness the dramatic changes from our recent eruption, experience the steam vents and other volcanic formations from past lava flows.

Admission Included

Nahuku - Thurston Lava Tube

Enjoy a hike through the Hawaiian rainforest robust with native birds and tree ferns to Nahuku (Thurston lava tube). Traverse the 500 year old lava tube where molten lava once rushed through.

Admission Included

Chain of Craters Road

Explore frozen fields of lava from past volcanic eruptions and peer down into once active volcanic craters. Learn about the history, culture and geology of Kilauea volcano.

Admission Included

Rainbow Falls

View the majestic 80 foot waterfall of Waianuenue or Rainbow Falls. Enjoy the tropical landscape as you learn the legends of Hawaii.

Big Island Candies

Get your pep in your step with tasty hand-made chocolates, locally grown macadamia nuts and island fresh coffee!

Liliuokalani Gardens

Immerse yourself in tranquility with a short stroll around Liliuokalani Gardens as you enjoy the fishponds, pagodas and picture perfect landscaping along Hilo bay.



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Mauka Makai Adventures- Josh/owner was our tour guide. One of the best tours we experienced. Josh is very knowledgeable and makes this tour fun.


Most memorable of this tour was the wealth of information that our tour guide gave us. He was very professional and in tune with the needs of people on this tour. This guide kept all of enthralled with his comments. He was a local Hawaiian and spoke the local talk and knew many, many details of the area. He also kept us laughing with some of his personal experiences. I hope you get the opportunity to go on a tour with this man.


Jill did a fantastic job! She took the time to explain everything and shared lots of interesting information. We loved everything about this tour.


Gill was a lovely tour guide. Be prepared for rain and it can be chilly on the volcano. Comfy van, water and snack supplies. Great tour

Jeannette V

Great from start to finish. Great communication regarding our pick up location and time. Josh was right on time and we loaded into an immaculate Sprinter van. Times at each of the stops were right on. Josh was great explaining so much history about Hawaii and the volcano area. Offered water and a small snack. Even though we weren’t able to walk the Crater trail (due to seismic activity) I didn’t feel that we missed anything. Loved that the last stop was at Big Island Candies! Would highly recommend this tour and I would do it again. Thanks Josh!


Jill was very knowledgeable and professional. She met our expectations and beyond, we were very satisfied


Seeing the volcano close up and getting a locals view of the history of the volcano and personal stories of the areas history


We were so excited to see the volcano in Hilo and this trip exceeded all of our expectations. Jill, our guide, did an amazing job sharing all the myths and legends of the area. The geological information was easy to digest and provided an excellent learning experience. We had several stops along the way (Rainbow Falls, Gardens, Craters, etc) and at each stop. we had plenty of time to explore and take lots of pictures. Our transportation was extremely comfortable.


Had a great time hitting all key spots including a lava tube and rainbow falls. Josh was very dynamic. He kept us laughing and informed.


Our guide was also the owner. Wonderful people and so knowledgeable. She was a born in the volcano and could share her personal experiences. Just fantastic!
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