Hike with an experienced volcano guide to not one, but THREE of the major craters of Mount Kilauea in Hawaii Volcanoes National park in one day! Truly an awesome and unique experience and opportunity to hike these awesome attractions, usually only available if you spend a few days in the park area! All in a single tour!
1) Mauna Ulu, an impressive still-steaming crater in the heart of the park where you can peer down into the depths of the volcano!
2) Across Kilauea Iki crater floor, a spectacular hike across the still steaming vents since it's last eruption!
3) A easier hike to end the day the 1240m summit of Kilauea Caldera, where you may see the collapsed crater at Halema'uma'u
Including both deli-style lunch and local-style dinner, as well as transport in style in new Mercedes Benz high-ceiling van, this moderately strenuous hike will leave a lasting impression of Hawaii's awesome volcanoes that you will never forget.
Leave your Kona or Waikoloa resort or hotel in style in our new high-ceiling Mercedes Benz luxury van. Enjoy deli-style lunch along the historic saddle road while your guide entertains you with stories and information of Hawaii's history and local insight. Your first hike is a 2.5 hour round trip to the summit of Mauna Ulu, where, after your specially-trained guide takes care of the required park and cultural protocols, you will peer down into a crater mouth. Weather permitting, you may be able to see the recently erupting Pu'u O'o. Hike number 2 is another 2-hour round trip along the ridge and then across the crater floor of Kilauea Iki. The hike along the ridge takes you through Hawaiian native Ohia forest where your guide will show you the varied plants and wildlife of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. On the crater floor, you'll hike across the awesomely picturesque crater floor amid awesome lava formations. After a brief hike through a lava tube, you'll head for the summit of Kilauea itself, at 1240m high, where after a quick hike you will peer at the massive Halema'uma'u crater from the highest vantage point. A local-style dinner rounds out this tour before the drive back to your hotel. Please note that recent closures of some areas of the park may result in alternate hikes.