Private Tour: Experience Active Kilauea Volcano & Hilo Rainbow Falls

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Duration: 5 hours

Departs: Hawaii, Hawaii

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Treat yourself to an exclusive private tour of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and Hilo's tropical beauty.

Travel to the summit of Hawaii Island's youngest and most active volcano, Kilauea. If the timing is right you may witness the incredible show of an eruption! Experience the steaming Kilauea caldera, misty rainforest of Nahuku (Thurston lava tube), and the Chain of Craters Road. Enjoy short hikes along the way as you learn about past and present volcanic eruptions, different lava formations, and the history and Hawaiian culture of the area.

As a private tour, you will have the option of spending the duration of your tour in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park with optional hiking or heading down to Hilo with stops at the majestic Rainbow Falls, Liliuokalani Gardens and a local chocolate factory.

What's Included

Help protect our island environment and bring your own refillable water bottle!

Hilo Airport pick-up and drop-off

Hilo Harbor Port pick-up and drop-off

Hotel Pick-up for Select Hotels (all others please plan to meet at the Hilo Mo'oheau Bus Terminal)

Private transportation

Professional guide

What's Not Included


We are sorry there are no options for meal purchases along the way. You are welcome to bring your own snacks for the trail, however we do not allow eating in our vans.

We DO NOT provide transportation from Kona or Waikoloa. Please meet us in Hilo at the bus terminal.

Traveler Information

  • TRAVELER: Age: 0 - 120

Additional Info

  • Children must be at least 8 years old to participate in this tour.
  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • For a one DAY TRIP to the Big Island, please make your travel arrangements to and from the Hilo International Airport. Please provide your flight details at time of booking.
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • HOTEL pick-up is offered for select HILO HOTELS ONLY. If you are staying outside of Hilo, please plan to meet at the Hilo Mo'oheau Bus Terminal (please confirm at time of booking).
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not recommended for travelers with spinal injuries
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required for travelers
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • We do not guarantee you will see molten lava on this tour.
  • All guests MUST PROVIDE PROOF OF FULL COVID-19 VACCINATION upon check-in for the tour. All guests are REQUIRED TO WEAR A FACE MASK covering the mouth and nose when traveling in the vehicle for the duration of the tour (regardless of State mandates being l
  • Covered walking shoes are required and a jacket is highly recommended.
  • CRUISE SHIP passengers, we pick-up directly at Hilo Harbor and will adjust the tour time as needed to accommodate your ships time in port.
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Kilauea volcano is an active volcano, you may be exposed to volcanic gas on this tour.
  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Operates in all weather conditions (be prepared for sun, wind and rain).
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Experience may be cancelled due to Insufficient travelers
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

What To Expect

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
Explore Hawaii Volcanoes National Park including a visit to Kilauea caldera where you will witness the dramatic changes from recent or perhaps current volcanic eruptions within Halema'uma'u crater. Feel the heat of steaming bluffs and enjoy the cool mist of the Hawaiian rainforest. Enjoy short hikes and Hawaiian cultural interpretation throughout Hawaii Volcanoes National Park with your certified national park guide.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Included

Nahuku - Thurston Lava Tube
Enjoy a walk through the Hawaiian rainforest to Nahuku (Thurston Lava Tube). Explore the 500 year old underground tube where hot molten lava once rushed through.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Chain of Craters Road
Explore volcanic formations amongst frozen fields of lava and peer down into once active volcanic craters. Learn the history, culture and geology of Kilauea volcano on this small group guided tour.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket 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.

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

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

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Liliuokalani Gardens
Enjoy the scenic drive through Liliuokalani Gardens with large banyan trees, fishponds, pagodas and picture perfect landscaping along Hilo bay.

• Admission Ticket Free

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