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Kilauea Volcano

Kilauea Volcano

Crater Rim Drive, Volcano, 96785

The Basics

As a highlight of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (and the Big Island as a whole), Kilauea features on just about every sightseeing tour. At the Jaggar Museum and Observatory, you can see steam rising from Halema‘uma‘u Crater and, as it begins to get dark, a glow from the lava lake within. Those craving a more adventurous experience can opt for a guided cycling tour through the national park, hike to the summit of Kilauea, or combine a national park tour with an afternoon of ziplining over the Umauma River.

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Hawaii Small-Group Volcano Experience with Lunch and Restaurant Dinner
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Hawaii Small-Group Volcano Experience with Lunch and Restaurant Dinner
USD260.73 per adult
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Nature's Magik and Beauty
I've been to the Volcano during the day but this was a life time experience. Derrick our guide was the best. The trip took care of all the needs and wants and I would book again. A must when visiting and everything wad taken care of. 5 stars
Lee_S, Aug. 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Big Island of Hawaii

star-5
A must Do.
Dianne_S, Jul. 2022
Hawaii Small-Group Volcano Experience with Lunch and Restaurant Dinner
The night viewing of Kilauea Volcano after seeing it earlier in daylight. Our tour guide and driver Garry, was excellent, the vehicle comfortable with tasty lunch and snacks provided. Dinner at Kilauea Lodge was provided and was great. A must do
star-4
Fantastic tour and guide
PaulAndrew_L, Aug. 2022
Hawaii Small-Group Volcano Experience with Lunch and Restaurant Dinner
Seeing the lava and having Jim as our your guide were the best parts of our excursion. He was so knowledgeable. The Kona coffee stop was awesome and so was lunch and dinner. I would have preferred much more time at the volcano park.
star-5
A must do!!
Michael_G, Jul. 2022
Hawaii Small-Group Volcano Experience with Lunch and Restaurant Dinner
The experience was amazing, PJ our tour guide was awesome. Highly recommend this excursion early in your stay.
star-4
This trip is just ok.
Hermogenes_A, Jul. 2022
Big Island Hawaii Volcano Adventure w/ Lunch
This trip should have been a separate tour guide aside from the driver. To focus on telling us the story about the place. The itinerary presentation should have been well prepared to highlight the scenic spots and different stories and history about the place.
star-5
Volcano hike
Sean, Jul. 2022
Hawaii Small-Group Volcano Experience with Lunch and Restaurant Dinner
There’s a lot of great places to see and lots of information to take in. To see the lava at the crater rim of Kilauea volcano + a hike in the lava tube was breathtaking not to mention stargazing in a bright clear sky was priceless. Recommend coming prepared (good hiking shoes, long pants, parka jackets) as the temperature dips down to the 40sF (from 80F) with wind gust of 40m/hr.
star-5
Zach was our tour guide. ...
STEPHANIE_R, Jul. 2022
Hawaii Small-Group Volcano Experience with Lunch and Restaurant Dinner
Zach was our tour guide. He was extremely knowledgeable with local history and made sure his group was well taken care of. You can tell he truly enjoys his job which equates to a great experience for the guest. We would highly recommend him as your tour guide.
star-5
Awesome, amazing, wunderful
Andrea_O, Jun. 2022
Hawaii Small-Group Volcano Experience with Lunch and Restaurant Dinner
It was a very nice trip. We got many Information to everything, had special touch to a chameleon and a excited vulcano show
star-5
GARY WAS AMAZING
RYAN_O, Jun. 2022
Hawaii Small-Group Volcano Experience with Lunch and Restaurant Dinner
Absolutely AMAZING! Our tour guide Gary was the best! What an amazing experience and we look forward to the next trip to Hawaii! MAHALO!
star-5
The national park was...
Aimee_C, Jun. 2022
Hawaii Small-Group Volcano Experience with Lunch and Restaurant Dinner
The national park was really neat and seeing the lava flow at night was cool. Highly recommend for all.
star-4
Awesome
Debbie_D, May 2022
Hawaii Small-Group Volcano Experience with Lunch and Restaurant Dinner
The volcano was awesome The winery a little too expensive for a no name brand A long day but enjoyable
star-5
Ulitmate Volcano experience!
Marigold_S, May 2022
Hawaii Small-Group Volcano Experience with Lunch and Restaurant Dinner
Derrick was extremely knowledgeable and made the trip enjoyable. Food was amazing. Highly recommend the tour!
star-5
Informative and fun
Kylie_S, May 2022
Hawaii Small-Group Volcano Experience with Lunch and Restaurant Dinner
Tour guide was very informative and an excellent driver. He gave a lot of really interesting and cool information about Hawaii and it’s a nice way to get to see some pretty awesome places. We saw 3 sea turtles on the black sand beach and seeing the lava bubble at night is super cool. Also the restaurant you go to has some good food and drinks :)
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Things to Know Before You Go

  • Kilauea is an active volcano, so some parts of the park can close at short notice as conditions change.

  • The volcano is a must-see for nature lovers, adventure travelers, and first-time visitors to the Big Island.

  • Dress in layers—temperatures can change significantly as the park’s elevation changes.

  • Wear sturdy shoes and lightweight pants, especially if you plan to hike on the lava fields.

  • The Kilauea Visitor Center, Jaggar Museum, and Volcano House are all wheelchair accessible, as are several pathways throughout the park.

  • There are no gas stations within the park, so remember to fuel up before your visit.

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How to Get There

Kilauea Volcano is a 45-minute drive along Highway 11 from Hilo on the island’s south coast. The best way to get there is by rental car or organized tour.

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When to Get There

Plan to visit the park in spring or fall when the island sees fewer visitors. If you’re visiting during peak summer season, arrive at the Jaggar Museum first thing in the morning or late in the evening after the crowds have dispersed.

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The Kilauea Visitor Center

To get the most out of your visit to the volcano, especially if you’re visiting independently, make the Visitor Center your first stop upon entering the park. There, rangers can update you on the latest conditions, offer suggestions for the best hikes, and let you know about any special programs or events happening within the park.

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Kilauea Volcano
Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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What are the nearest attractions to Kilauea Volcano?
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As well as visiting the Kilauea Volcano, check out these trip ideas to make the most of your visit: