Lava Proximity Hike / Eruption Showcase
- lava life adventure: hike safely to active lava if possible, or best eruption views -
Thank you so much for a day I will always remember and for helping to make a life long dream of viewing active lava come true!
Tour code: HAW_LPH
Duration: 6+ hrs from trailhead
Dates:Custom and group dates
Price (p.p.): from 250 USD/p
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-No more than 6 people per guide for safety & personal attention
-When possible, see lava within arm's reach
-Activity can change at a moment's notice, we adapt to offer you the best options
-Experienced, friendly volcano guides
-Specialized equipment for your use & comfort (incl. respirators for gas dangers)
-As of November 2013, lava is not legally accessible by land, the best back-up viewing option is within the National Park. Lava can resume any day and become accessible via a long hike over uneven terrain (to be determined based on changing eruption conditions).
-If less hiking is involved, we focus the remainder of the tour on viewing & understanding Kilauea's most recent eruptions of the last 50+ years.
Day 1: The Lava Proximity Hike
HIKE as close as safely possible, when it's possible! At present, this hike requires 7mi / 12km / 4-5 hrs walk at sea-level over uneven terrain crossing recent & historic lava flows and islands of native vegetation, allowing ~2 hrs at the site of activity on an 8-hr tour leaving from Hilo or Volcano (or 6-hr meeting in Kalapana). This itinerary can be combined with our other tour offerings and customized to your preferences, please enquire!
The tour starts and ends on Big Island, ideally in Hilo or Volcano. Pick-up and transfers to and from Kona can be arranged, but the guided transfer time counts towards the time of the tour.