Big Island of Hawaii

Volcano National Park Adventure From Kona

Kailua-Kona, United States
Comprehensive Volcanoes National Park Tour with an Experienced Geologist

From USD 239.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 11 hours
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Many tours can take you to Volcanoes National Park, but only this one lets you spend your day with a geologist who can provide information that others can't. This small-group geology-based tour offers a far richer experience of the world's most active volcano, Kilauea, than you'd get anywhere else. You also visit a coffee farm, Rainbow Falls, and Punaluu Black Sand Beach.
  • Visit Volcanoes National Park in the company of a geologist
  • Learn more about the park's unique geology, geography, botany and more
  • A small group means more attention from your guide
  • Hassle-free pickup from your Kona hotel

What's Included

  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Lunch
  • Snacks
  • Water, drinks. Coats, raincoats, and umbrellas

    Meeting And Pickup

    Pickup points

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    Start time

    Opening hours

    • 1/17/2020 - 10/4/2024

      Monday - Sunday : 08:00 am - 07:00 pm

    Pickup details

    This is for KONA pickups only not WAIKOLOA: If you are in WAIKOLOA, please choose the Adventure from Waikoloa booking! MUST Pick Hotel Location for Pickup: CALL TO DISCUSS OPTIONAL PICK UP LOCATIONS FOR VRBO AND AIRBNB - 7:45 Kona Village - 7:50 Target Parking Lot (Optional) - 8:00 Pacific 19 / Seaside Hotel - 8:00 Marriott King Kamehameha's Kona Beach - 8:00 Holiday Inn - 8:00 Royal Kona Resort - 8:00 Kona Reef Resort - 8:00 Wyndham- WorldMark - 8:00 Wyndham- Royal Hawaiian Resort - 8:05 Kona Islander - 8:05 Royal Sea Cliff - 8:10 Aston by the Sea - 8:10 Kona Bali Kai - 8:15 Kona Coast Resort - 8:15 Keauhou Shopping Center - 8:15 Kanaloa at Kona - 8:15 Wyndham - Mauna Loa Village - 8:15 Outrigger Kona Resort - Old Sheraton

    What To Expect

    Heavenly Hawaiian Kona Coffee Farm Tours & Konalani Coffee Bar

    1 hour Admission Ticket Included

    Punalu'u Black Sand beach

    45 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

    Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

    3 hours Admission Ticket Free

    Saddle Road

    1 hour 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

    Rainbow Falls

    45 minutesAdmission Ticket Free


    30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travellers
    Operated by Hawaii Geo Tours

    Cancellation Policy

    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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    Featured review
    It was a spectacular experience. Erik was nothing short of amazing and knowledgeable. The island is so beautiful and I am so happy we did this tour.


    237 reviews
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    Wonderful day
    David_H, Sept 2023
    David was a terrific guide. He is knowledgeable of the Hawaiian language as well as history of the islands. The geology of the islands was of particular interest to me. David was very well versed in the geology. Overall it was a terrific experience.
    Worth the long day.
    Elaine_E, Aug 2023
    A great excursion. We didn’t feel rushed and saw everything we wanted to see. Lava tube was incredible and so much knowledge. Geo Tours is a great operation.
    Great tour, an absolute must do activity
    Brice_A, Aug 2023
    Great fun day out!! Dave, our tour guide was amazing. He is so knowledgeable and went out of his way to make sure we all had a great time. Couldn’t have been possible to cover such a vast landscape, without this tour.
    Amazing sights with a diversity of ecosystems
    GregLynch, Aug 2023
    The sights were amazing. The various environments on the island were very diverse although the actual volcano crater was huge but a bit disappointing as we expected to at least see some larva flows. The tour guide was very informative and friendly. However, the tour advised that snacks and water would be available, but we were only offered these once late in the afternoon. Based on that advice we did not bring our own water bottles with us on the flight over or the tour so we were getting quite dehydrated by the end of a very long day.
    Response from Host, Aug 2023
    Aloha and thanks for your feedback. We wish we could see lava flows every day but we do not, it’s a volcano. We do not advertise seeing lava flows, we are a Volcanoes National Park Tour. We visit every eruption possible, because we want to, and it’s amazing. But we state every tour if the volcano is erupting or not and talk about how active it is. Kilauea has been erupting more than not but there have been some long pauses of weeks to months. We were in one of those pauses. We do not say to not bring your own water bottles, most of our guests do, but that we bring water, snacks, and drinks. We stop for the only public tour with a restaurant lunch and snack and drink often. Please just ask anytime if you want more water or snacks. All you have to do is ask.
    Great Kona island drive
    Paul_G, July 2023
    Best parts were seeing turtles on a blac sand beach, the drive through the road between the mountains and the Rainbow Falls area.
    Great way to experience the Islandd
    Dennis_K, July 2023
    Dave was an amazing tour guy. He was very knowledgeable about the Hawaiian language and culture. He showed us the most southern point in the US. We got to spend time at the different stops. He took us to a great mom and pop restaurant for lunch. He called ahead and the lunch was served shortly after we arrived. He was very flexible and switched the order of the tour to allow for the rain to clear. Very informative diffently worth the price!
    One of the best days!
    Renee_M, July 2023
    It was a spectacular experience. Erik was nothing short of amazing and knowledgeable. The island is so beautiful and I am so happy we did this tour.
    Flexible, informative and fun
    Robyn_J, July 2023
    Flexible, informative and fun - it felt like a drive with some (new) friends. Erik taught me sooo much about the island, especially the volcanos and general geography. He shared lots of information in a very chilled, conversational way so it was never boring. We had a mix of active and less mobile people, and Erik kept things flexible so that everyone could be as active as they wanted. Lava fields, waterfalls, turtles and of course coffee. Fabulous tour!
    Memorable day
    Claudia_S, July 2023
    If people are looking for a guide to Volcano National Park plus additional sights around the Big Island, I highly recommend this tour. Not only did we benefit from Erik's geology background in the Park, he is also knowledgeable about a wide variety of topics about Hawaii. He was able to answer questions about flora, fauna, climate and history. The route he took gave us a chance to see how the topography differs from the coast to the interior. I appreciated that our lunch stop was a local restaurant and not some touristy place. Nice variety of snacks. Small size of tour was a real plus. For our family it was the perfect way to see the Big Island.
    Wonderful experience!
    Thomas_S, May 2023
    David was an awesome guide. He is very knowledgeable and likes for his guests to have fun. He really loves his job and Hawaii, and it shows! This tour is an excellent value for the cost. The van is great ride. The raincoats are top notch, also. Mahalo 😁😁
    Stephanie_L, May 2023
    Amazing tour! David was a great guide- very knowledgeable and friendly. This was a great way to see all the top spots on the island. Loved the volcano stops and we were lucky enough to see turtles at the black sand beach. Highly recommend this tour!
    Fantastic Tour! Recommended!
    VANLOC_D, May 2023
    Fantastic tour beyond expectation! We learned so much from our guide David Human from the cultural and geological aspects of Hawaii Big Island, to correctly pronounce the Hawaiian letters and listening to the interesting legends of the "Ōhi‘a" trees. He kept us engaged and entertained! Really enjoyed the various stops from viewing of turtles on Black Sand Beaches to the lava fields and shores and walk through lava tube. Thank you Dave.
    Experience the island!
    Peggy_C, Apr 2023
    David was an excellent guide to the area. He was able to share information about geology, history and culture. He embodied the spirit of the island. Must do!
    Great Tour!
    Stacy_L, Apr 2023
    Our guide David H. was great! Enjoyed our stops at Volcano National park very much. I would have enjoyed 10 minutes to shop though. I had to run rot get a sweatshirt. Overall, a very pleasant day and we made a stop at the ocean cliffs we probably would never have seen without this tour. Van was cramped in the back, but we made the best of it. Again, great tour guide who made the 12 hour tour very enjoyable!
    A Wonderful Day
    Mark_S, Apr 2023
    The views were extraordinary. David, our guide was a fund of knowledge. He was affable and in no time a group of strangers on the tour enjoyed a comfortable friendly atmosphere.
    David is really kind and...
    Dorota_M, Apr 2023
    David is really kind and knowledgeable. He makes great effort to make this trip memorable. I wished we would have walked a bit more during the day, had more stops for pictures but in the end, it’s long day so you need to make trade offs.
    Nice trip to Volcano National Park
    Cindy_W, Apr 2023
    Our tour guide Dave was very knowledgeable and friendly. Showed all the different types of lava flows and varying formations around volcano National park. Stop at coffee farm was nice to hear about how coffee harvested and roasted. And stops at Black sand beach, Rainbow falls and Thurston Lava tube were great photo stops. I could have done without the stop at the candy place as we really didn’t learn anything there and it was a Sunday so no candy being made. Overall great tour and I would do it again.
    Highly recommend! Best...
    Barbara_S, Apr 2023
    Highly recommend! Best day on the big island by far! Thanks to David it didn’t feel like a tour, but a day out with friends. He is the most informative and genuine tour guide I came across in Hawaii. I enjoyed every stop and didn’t feel rushed. Great value for money!
    Trenton_B, Mar 2023
    Absolutely amazing. Dave is an excellent guide with some awesome knowledge about the history of Hawai’i and the plant life. A must do if you’re here on the big island so you can get a glimpse of what it has to offer.
    Excellent Volcanoes National Park Visit
    Tim_C, Mar 2023
    The driver/guide was very friendly and gave an extensive commentary throughout the trip. His knowledge of the local history, geology, plants and animals was first class. A really excellent day out.

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