Kilauea Hike and Glow
Vendor: KapohoKine Adventures
Category: Hiking
Location: Big Island

From Hilo - Departs Daily at 8:30 a.m. - EXCEPT TUESDAYS

Duration: 8 Hours

Meeting Location: Kapohokine Store at the Grand Naniloa Hotel in Hilo (93 Banyan Dr, Hilo, HI 96720)


From Kona – Departs Daily at 9:00 am (Call your Concierge at 808-250-9536 to make transportation arrangements)

Duration: Approximately 12 Hours

Activity Level: Moderate to Intense

TOUR DESCRIPTION: This is a specialized tour designed for adventurous guests looking to get off the beaten path and head to unique areas of the Park not normally visited on organized tours. Starting at your resort in Kona, or Hilo, your guide will drive you to the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Start with a visit to the Kilauea Visitor's Center and a picnic-style lunch. Visit the Jaggar Museum, and then on to the Thurston Lava Tube. Hike down into the Kilauea Iki crater through the rainforest and across the still-steaming crater floor. This 4-mile hike culminates with a walk through the Thurston Lava Tube. Next, you’ll visit the famous Volcano House, a landmark which inspired literary giants such as Mark Twain and Jack London. Enjoy a delicious dinner while marveling at Kilauea Volcano erupting in the distance. End your adventure with a stop at the Halemaumau Crater to view the lava glow under a silky canape of stars.

Red molten lava may not be seen and cannot be guaranteed as volcanic activity changes constantly. Order of itinerary may change.

What to Bring: Video and/or still cameras, government issued ID.

What to Expect: Moderate air temperatures at sea level with cooler temperatures at higher elevations on the drive from Kona; occasional rain showers; strenuous hike across uneven and steep, rocky terrain including black lava rock; red lava cannot be guaranteed on this tour.

What to Wear: Durable hiking shoes required. Comfortable hiking clothes (shorts are ok), light jacket or sweater, sunglasses and hat, and sturdy closed-toe hiking shoes are required (sandals and flip-flops or "slippahs" will not be accepted)

What's Included: Military-grade LED flashlights, umbrellas, walking sticks, camera tripod to share, mosquito repellant, sunblock, snacks and beverages (water, juice, soda) all day, picnic lunch and dinner at the Volcano House (dietary requirements and restrictions accommodated on request with advanced notice), all entrance fees and access to private locations

Restrictions: All guests (including children) should be able to negotiate a strenuous 4-mile hike, unassisted, which includes a high number of steep uphill and downhill sections. Guests with small children are responsible for providing their own child carriers to safely navigate the entire hike. State law requires child safety seats for all guests under 4 years of age (we're happy to supply seats at no charge with advance notice). Booster seats required for all guests between ages 4 and 7 and under 4 feet 9 inches tall and 80 pounds weight (we're happy to supply seats at no charge with advanced notice). Guests under the age of 18 MUST be accompanied by an adult.

Volcanic emissions, including sulfur gas, may affect those with respiratory concerns. Participants should be prepared for immediate evacuation in accordance with directions given by County, State and/or Federal officials.

Sandwich Options:

  • Italian Cold Cut - Italian ham and Genoa salami, provolone cheese, fresh tomatoes, lettuce, dill pickle, Maui onions, topped with olive oil dressing, black pepper, on an Italian style roll with garlic, basil and oregano seasoning.
  • Chicken Sandwich: Diced chicken sautéed in olive oil and butter with black pepper, soy sauce, steak sauce, ground red pepper, and mayonnaise on an Italian style sub
  • Tuna Sandwich: Albacore tuna, diced celery, black pepper, Maui onion, carrots, basil, and oregano with mayonnaise spread on an Italian style roll
  • Ham Sandwich: Italian Ham, provolone cheese, dill pickle, white pepper, olive oil, and vinegar with mayonnaise and mustard on an Italian style roll
  • Vegetarian Sandwich: Lettuce, tomatoes, cucumber, onion, Bell peppers and Carrots
  • Salads offered using same ingredients.
  • Snacks & Refreshments: Chips, cookies, crackers, Coke, Diet Coke, fruit juice, and Water available throughout the day.

Volcano House Dinner Menu at THE RIM: Grilled Herb Chicken served with garlic mashed potatoes, sautéed local kale from Johnson Farms, and a lemon macadamia nut butter sauce. Coconut Encrusted MahiMahi: Served with jasmine rice, stir fried bok choy, and a ginger mango sauce. Island Tofu Vegetable Stir Fry served with coconut jasmine rice and fresh pineapple.

Keiki Menu Options: (Kid's choice available ONLY to adventurers 12 years of age and under)

Choose one: Hot Dog: All beef frank on a Punalu`u Bake Shop roll, served with French fries; Pasta: Waimea Tomato Marinara Sauce OR Butter & Cheese or Pizza - Pepperoni OR 3 Cheese

Tour amenities: Umbrellas, lunch, snacks and beverages are also included throughout the day. This tour is an exclusive tour and only accommodates up to 12 people Per departure. Don't forget to also bring along your camera to capture the day!

NOTE: We will confirm your activity date and time and send you an email with your booking details within 24 hours of receipt of your request. Please be sure to provide us with your date of arrival in Hawaii and your cell phone number so we may contact you to reconfirm your tour time.

IMPORTANT: Online bookings are not realtime bookings, and require a minimum of 5 days advanced booking. If requesting a tour within 5 days, please call your Concierge directly at 808-250-9536.

Credit cards are charged upon confirmation of your reservation. Full refunds will be processed for any cancellation with at least 48 hours notice prior to scheduled activity time.


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Rates for
Total Number of Seats: 
KONA Adult (13+)$209.00
KONA Child (0-12)$199.00
HILO Adult (13+)$129.00
HILO Child (Age 0-12)$119.00

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