KILAUEA SUMMIT TRIP DETAILS & PRICES
Our day begins with convenient pickup locations at most hotels and resorts along the Kona & Kohala coast. As we make our way around the north end of the island, we stop for an early lunch in the culturally rich ranch town of Waimea, home to historic Parker Ranch. After lunch we continue east on Hwy 19, as we are on our way to the Hamakua coast. Our first stop, the picturesque Waipio Valley lookout. Have our guide snap a photo as you stand at the edge of a 900-foot sea cliff cascading down to the black sand beach below. Next up, a scenic drive along the Hamakua coast. This historic stretch of lush tropical coastline is consumed by dense vegetation, steep gorges & valleys, sea cliffs, and roadside waterfalls. Just outside of Hilo town we make a stop at Rainbow Falls State Park for an easy access view of the Big Island’s most well known waterfall. After taking in the beauty of Rainbow Falls we head to our final destination, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is a truly unique place that provides excellent natural values for visitors and scientists alike. The 320,000-acre National Park encompasses two active volcanoes, and a diversity in environments ranging from tropical rain forest to arid deserts. With so many highlights to see, this national park can feel overwhelming to visitors, but rest assured that our expert guides will make it easy to explore the park with informative narration throughout the day. We’ll take you to the “can’t-miss” points of interest around the summit caldera, all the while our guides will provide interpretation on the geology, volcanism, fauna, and the endemic flora found throughout the park. Just before night fall we serve a warm and hearty dinner within park boundaries, then head over to our final stop of the day, Jaggar Museum. It is here at Jaggar Museum that we will enjoy our last few moments in the park after sundown. The Jaggar Overlook provides a panoramic view of Kilauea caldera, and the breathtaking glow of a lava lake inside Halemaumau crater.
What The Trip Includes:
- Very Informative and educational narration from our highly trained guides.
- Convenient pickup locations at most resorts and hotels on the west side of the Big Island.
- Excellent scenery and photo opportunities, tropical rainforest, waterfalls, dramatic landscapes, and an active volcano.
- Rain ponchos, umbrellas, flashlights, and drinking water.
- Hearty & warm dinner served at the historic Kilauea Military Camp within Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
- Gourmet hot cocoa, coffee, and tea service at the Jaggar Overlook
- 14 seat Micro-Coach vans. Large windows, panoramic views
- Volcanoes National Park entry fee
On this full day adventure, we will make 2 food service stops for Lunch & Dinner. Lunch is offered 1-2 hours after pickup depending on your place of lodging. Dinner is served early in the evening at the Kilauea Military Camp located inside Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.
For Lunch, The Choice Is Yours:
For an early lunch break we stop at the Parker Ranch Center in Waimea town. This shopping center has a Grocery store, Health food store, and a variety of Restaurants to ensure a satisfactory dining experience for all guests.
*Lunch is NOT included in the price of this tour, resulting in a lower overall cost to the customer. This stop allows enough time for guests to eat their meals in the food court, after ordering from the restaurant their choice. For a complete list of the eateries in the Parker Ranch Center click here
This inclusive meal is served in the early evening hours at the historic Kilauea Military Camp, within Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. The 4 choice menu is set, and does not allow for modifications.
- Teriyaki Chicken with Steamed White Rice
- Vegetable Stir-Fry with Steamed White Rice
- Cheeseburger & French Fries
- Salad & Potato bar (all you can eat)
*All dinners include an assortment of Sodas, Juices, Coffees, Teas, Water, and 1 trip to the Salad/Potato Bar.
Soup du jour. Frozen yogurt for dessert
Adult: (Age 13+) $185 tax included.
Child: (Age 5-12) $165 tax included
The Weather & Climate:
Island weather is unpredictable, and the Big Island is no exception as it is home to an abundance of climates and natural environments. This tour travels through many of these climates as we journey around the north end of the island to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. In fact, just within the national park there are several climates ranging from lush rainforests to arid desert. It is best to be prepared for a variety of conditions. Wear layers of clothes to provide comfort. The Kilauea Visitor Center is at 4000’ elevation where the temperature is typically 15 degrees cooler than at sea level. Conditions can change by the hour and it may become rainy and chilly. We study the weather daily so we can make the best plans for an enjoyable experience. Parts of our itinerary are subject to change due to the weather, and we will cancel a tour if it is deemed unsafe or has a very high chance of poor scenic conditions. We do not guarantee weather.