Kalapana & Kapoho Discovery
- explore Kilauea's scenic coastline and recent lava flows -
Tour code: HAW_KKD
Tour type: 1-day tours: nature & culture
Duration: 4, 6 or 8 hrs
Dates:Custom and group dates
no scheduled dates at present
Price (p.p.): from 150 USD/p
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WITNESS beauty & destruction on the east slope of Kīlauea between two lava-buried villages! This scenic coastline offers a unique mix of black sand beaches, rainforest, tidepools, and warm ponds between historic lava flows, with red lava sometimes visible from a distance at sunset. Longer tours include more oceanside stops and our full presentations on the Kapoho (1960) and Pu'u 'O'o (1983-now) eruptions, incl. Kalapana (1990 & 2010).
Day 1: Hawai'i's Puna Coast
Short orientation walks on recent Kīlauea lava flows set the stage for personal exploration, with your guide accompanying YOU wherever you choose to go (legally) for the rest of the tour, using natural events as guidance.
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.