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See how the 2018 eruption changed the landscape of the Big Island!
Now that much of the area devastated by the 2018 Kilauea volcanic eruption has been deemed safe to the public, we have organized the perfect exploration of Hawaii's back roads and the land of frozen fire!
After a pick up from the cruise pier or your hotel a stop will be made at one of Hawaii's most well known waterfalls, known as Rainbow Falls. The waters of this 80 ft waterfall cascade beautifully over a lava cave. Now it's time to explore the Big Island's famous lava caves, formed by Mauna Loa volcano! With your guide's assistance, you will be led down into a lava cave through a skylight, known locally as a lava tube. Your guide will explain how molten lava makes these spectacular lava tubes and the fascinating colors inside.
Now that we've seen the famous sights, it's time to explore the Nanawali rainforest and recent area of mass destruction from the 2018 Kilauea volcanic eruption. Several earthquakes cracked open the roads, lava fountains started spewing lava 300 ft into the sky and nearly 2,000 residents we evacuated. This amazing force even evaporated Green Lake, the largest natural freshwater lake in Hawaii. On our drive we will drive through a quaint town called Pahoa, which was once a booming plantation town and now a laid-back hippie town with old school artistry charm and wood-plank boardwalks. You will see the current lava flow that nearly wiped this town off the map!
Next, we will walk a trail among lava trees that looks somewhat of a petrified forest and look down into a deep fissure. This unusual volcanic sight is one stop that shouldn’t be missed. A stop for lunch will be made at a local favorite spot. We've saved the best for last - the Big Island's newest created black sand beach. Conditions permitting, we will embark on a short hike to a volcanically heated hot pool. This small hot pool is quite special since the last lava flow wiped out all other volcanically heated hot ponds. After this wonderful experience enjoy the sights back to port.
- A stop for lunch will be made nearby a local craft gallery where you may purchase souvenirs. Food and beverages are not included in tour cost.
- Umbrellas and rain ponchos will be available during inclement weather.
- Bottled water, Hawaiian juices, and light snacks will be provided.
- Maximum 14 participants per departure.
- Participants must be able to walk on uneven terrain.
- The stairs descending into a lava tub are slight steep.
- This tour is not recommended for guests with physical limitations.
- This tour is not recommended for children under the age of 5.
- This tour is not suitable for pregnant women.
Days offered: 7 days a week