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Triple Crater Hawaii Volcano Hiking Adventure

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Embark on the Triple Crater Hawaii Volcano Hiking Adventure for an experience of a lifetime. Join our experienced volcano guide as you hike not one, not two, but THREE major craters of Mount Kilauea in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park in just one day! Feel the excitement as you peer down into the depths of Mauna Ulu, a still-steaming crater. Traverse across the spectacular Kilauea Iki Crater floor, with its steamy vents and challenging climb out. And if conditions permit, witness the active lava activity within Halema'uma'u crater, a truly surreal sight. Along the way, enjoy deli-style lunch and local-style dinner, as well as transportation in a luxurious Benz high-ceiling van. This moderately strenuous hike will leave you with a lasting impression of Hawaii's awe-inspiring volcanoes. Don't miss this unique opportunity to explore these incredible attractions.

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • 11 hours
  • Suitable for 1-11 Participants
  • Private Tour
  • Guided Experience
  • Hike to three major craters
  • Explore the depths of Mauna Ulu
  • Witness the still steaming vents of Kilauea Iki Crater
  • Possible lava activity in Halema'uma'u crater
  • Transport in a high-ceiling van
  • Bottled water
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Entertaining and informative local guide
  • Local-style lunch and bottled water provided, but alcohol or other beverages not included.

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Introduction

The Triple Crater Hawaii Volcano Hiking Adventure is a one-of-a-kind experience that takes you on a thrilling journey through the captivating landscape of Mount Kilauea in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Led by an experienced volcano guide, this activity offers a unique opportunity to explore not just one, but three major craters in a single day. Get ready to witness the raw power of nature and immerse yourself in the awe-inspiring beauty of volcanic landscapes.

What to expect?

During the Triple Crater Hawaii Volcano Hiking Adventure, you can anticipate an exhilarating hike to three remarkable craters. First, you'll visit Mauna Ulu, a still-steaming crater that allows you to peer into the depths of the volcano. Next, you'll venture across the Kilauea Iki Crater floor, a spectacular hike across vents that are still emitting steam since their last eruption. This portion of the hike includes jungle trekking and a challenging climb out of the crater. Finally, if there is any lava activity or volcanic "glow," you'll have the chance to witness it at the Halema'uma'u crater, making for a memorable final stop.

Who is this for?

The Triple Crater Hawaii Volcano Hiking Adventure is suitable for adventure enthusiasts, nature lovers, and those seeking a unique and educational experience. Whether you're a solo traveler, a family, or a group of friends, this activity caters to a wide range of individuals who appreciate the natural wonders of the world. The hike is moderately strenuous, so participants should have a moderate level of fitness and be prepared for some challenging terrain.

Why book this?

This captivating hiking adventure stands out for several reasons. Firstly, you'll be accompanied by an experienced volcano guide who will provide fascinating insights into the geological history and significance of the craters you'll visit. Additionally, the tour includes not only the hiking experience but also a half-day of sightseeing along the way, allowing you to explore attractions such as black sand beaches, coffee farms, and taste local delicacies like macadamia nuts, honey, and Kau coffee. The tour also offers the opportunity to spot wildlife like turtles and Nene birds, making it an all-encompassing experience. Moreover, if you have a group of five or more, the cost per person is significantly lower than a shared charter, making it a cost-effective option for larger parties.

Good to know

During the Triple Crater Hawaii Volcano Hiking Adventure, a deli-style lunch and local-style dinner will be provided, ensuring you stay energized throughout the day. Bottled water will also be available to keep you hydrated. However, alcoholic beverages are not included, so you may want to bring your own if desired. The tour will be conducted in a comfortable high-ceiling van, adding a touch of luxury to your transportation experience. It's important to note that the lava activity within the Halema'uma'u crater is subject to change, but if there is any activity or volcanic "glow," it will be included as a final stop on the tour.

Reviews

Customers who have embarked on the Triple Crater Hawaii Volcano Hiking Adventure have shared overwhelmingly positive feedback about their experiences. Many praised the knowledge and enthusiasm of their volcano guide, who made the journey even more captivating with their informative commentary. Reviewers also appreciated the varied itinerary, which allowed them to explore not only the craters but also other fascinating sites along the way. The inclusion of meals and the comfort of the high-ceiling van were also highly appreciated. Overall, travelers expressed immense satisfaction with this unique adventure, describing it as a must-do for anyone visiting Hawaii.

How long before the event do I need to book?

  • You can book at any time before the event

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Is an adult required for the booking?

  • At least one adult or senior required per booking

Your Itinerary

Island of Hawai'i

Punalu'u Black Sand beach

Paradise Meadows

Punalu'u Bake Shop

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Kilauea Iki Trail

Hilo

Saddle Road

Mauna Ulu

Kilauea Iki Trail

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

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carolgtravel

Our favorite day on Hawaii thanks to Mike. We learned so much about the area history, trails, plants, wildlife and geology in a fun and informative way. We had an exclusive look at a crater that only Mike and one other guide on the island are certified for. We saw a lava tube and waterfalls, toured a bit of Hilo and had some great food for lunch and dinner. Being able to customize the itinerary was a huge bonus allowing us to be spontaneous and flexible. It was perfect for our family of adult children, but this would be a great trip for any and all ages of participants.

Uyen_T

See the active volcano at night light up is one of the awesome sight. Hiking for almost 11 miles is so exhausted but very rewarding with memorable experiences of the volcano adventure.

Charles_R

Awesome experience. Mike, our guide, had amazing knowledge and went above and beyond to make the day great.

SDp

I’ve traveled to many places and taken many tours. This is by far one of the best I have been on. We saw not only the craters and volcanos but also many parts of the island. Mike, our tour guide, was amazing. He is extremely knowledgeable and well rounded. He knows so much about the island and just about everything we saw. He is extremely accommodating. We had a 10 and 8 yo as well as my parents and heard us feel assured that what we felt ok doing wasn’t a problem. If you are on the big island, don’t pass this tour! Make space in your schedule to go on it!

Elliot_Z

The whole day was amazing. Mike was a great guide and we hot to enjoy all aspects of the big island!

Snehal_P

Mike took us on a once-in-a-lifetime hiking experience to the mouth of Mauna Ulu which had last erupted in 1974 and is still steaming. He is extremely knowledgeable about the history of the mountains of Hawaii, the flora and fauna, and kept us all engaged with his stories and fun facts. He was flexible with the itinerary and allowed for stops along the way to let us try fresh sugar cane and strawberry guavas. He kept our three kids interested with beautiful stories from Hawaiian folklore. We visited a few craters, a lava tube and did a short hike to Akaka falls. We loved talking with Mike, whom we called the Hawaiian Forrest Gump given all this interesting life experiences across the earth.

Ana

This was the best tour of many I had during my 2 week stay across 3 islands! It’s one of those once in a lifetime experiences. Our tour guide was amazing and so knowledgeable! Highly recommend. It should be top of your list!

Clint_F

Full day group tour was amazing, our guide Mike was extremely knowledgeable and kept us entertained all day.

GlobalTrekkerTbird

I started off the New Year in 2020 with a couple great hikes in Hawaii! I joined a tour with Mike Nelson of Hawaii Adventures Now! I am happy to say that my decision to tag along with Mike was definitely one of the best decisions for the entire year! Mike Nelson is an outstanding guide and an expert on the Big Island. He made our 9 mile trek an extraordinary experience. The day was full of local history, plant and fruit identification, mythical stories of the ancient Hawaiian Gods and Goddesses and a history lesson regarding the Kings and Queens of the Ancient Kingdom. As a bonus, he told us the entire story of how Captain Cook was killed on the shores of the Big Island more than a century ago. He took us to two volcanoes. Both of which are still active but taking a respite. In addition to it all, he took us to amazing restaurants with the freshest fish available and good solid local food and drink. Not only did we have a great outdoor experience, at the end of the tour, I felt like I could fake being a local with all the knowledge he gave us. Five Stars! Thank you so much Mike!! P.S. Mike is also a talented polyglot. Don’t forget to ask Mike to teach you some local Hawaiian pidgin and Japanese if you wish! ハワイ・アドベンチャー・ナウのマイク・ネルソンのツアーに参加しましたことによって私の2020年の新年はハワイで最高なハイキングで始まりました。これは間違いなく今年の最高な経験の一つです。マイクは優れたガイドで、ハワイ島の専門家です。彼は2つの火山(現在は休火山らしい)にも連れて行ってくれ、14.5 kmのトレッキングを忘れられない体験にしてくれました。ツアー中もローカルの歴史、植物や果物の識別、古代ハワイの神と女神の物語や古代王国の王と女王に関する歴史などいっぱい教えてもらい、おまけに、1世紀以上前にハワイ島の海岸で起こったクック船長の殺害についても詳しく語ってくれました。レストランも、新鮮な魚やローカルの食べ物と飲み物がある素敵な場所に連れて行ってもらい、この日は最高なアウトドア体験ができ、ツアーの最後にはマイクが教えてくれ情報で、ローカル人に成りきれる感じがしました。Five Stars! マイク、ありがとう!! 追加情報:マイクは才能あるマルチリンガルです。マイクに地元ハワイのピジン語と日本語を教えてもらってください。

dgallatin

Mike did a great job, very informative about the whole island, not just your sites. The lunch and dinner we're good and we are at some unique places.
Collected by Evendo, Tripadvisor & Viator
2024-05-25 20:37