Volcano Red Lava Glow at Twilight Tour From Hilo

Highlights
• The Volcanoes National Park will dazzle you with its lush jungles, beautiful landscape, and largest lava flow in the world
• Rainbow Water Falls State Monument is a must stop for majestic waterfalls and never ending rainbows.
• The one and only Richardson Black Sand Beach where if you are lucky enough you might run in our local turtles!
• See and taste our local culture by visiting the Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Factory and Orchid Gardens
• The true highlight of the tour is the Red Lava Glow viewing at twilight. Experience the roaring fires of Hawaii's magical volcano


Detailed Product Description
Let’s Start our Journey!
After picking you up from your hotel, you will be treated to the amazing sight of the Richardson Blacksand Beach. This beautiful beach in the Hilo is covered in soft, black sand and occasionally visited by our local turtles! Our drive goes through the Historic Banyan Drive and Queen Liliuokalani Gardens. The Banyan drive is filled with Banyan trees which bear the names of famous people who planted them throughout history. Famous names such as President Theodore Roosevelt, Babe Ruth, Richard Nixon. Similarly, the Queen Liliuokalani Gardens is a beautiful destination filled with the history of our Islands. We finish the forest part of our tour at the beautiful Gardens by exploring the beautiful Rainbow Falls State Park, known for its beautiful view of the Island and never ending rainbows.
For a small break, we take you on a delicious tour of our Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Factory where we see how to harvest and grow the nuts and also get to taste the Island’s wonderful, tasty culture! Goto the sampling section of the factory, just ask for the ones you wish to taste or ask to taste all of them. The Island of Hawaii not only sells our precious macadamia nuts but also beautiful orchids. Hilo is the orchid capital of the world and you will see over 200 different types of orchids with various shapes, scents, and striking colors.
We experience the center of Hawaii’s culture, lifestyle, and connection with the Island. The Volcanoes National Park, established in 1916 encompasses two active volcanoes: Kīlauea, one of the world's most active volcanoes. This experience includes the Thurston Lava Tube approximately 10 minutes or 1/3 mile walk thru the lush jungle and lava tube. Also, ground water seeps down to the hot volcanic rocks in this area and returns to the surface as steam creating incredible steam vents. While standing at the Steam Vents, take a good look around. The area between the caldera's edge and outer cliffs of Kīlauea Caldera is a treeless plain. Finally, the Thomas A. Jaggar Museum has a worldwide reputation as a leader in the study of active volcanism which is located at the site.
Finally, we stay and watch the sun go down to see the true beauty and life of Kīlauea. As light of twilight fades, the roaring fire and lava of Kīlauea lights up the crater. This experience is the heart of our culture, history, and show cases the beauty and power of Kīlauea.


Inclusions & Exclusions
What's included:
Door to door pickup service from Kona hotels and drive over to Hilo side.
Bottled water.
Volcanoes National Park admission.
Not included:
Gratuities (recommended)

Additional Information
*please bring warm clothing.
*bring rain gear such as umbrella or a poncho
*Please note that this is a full-day tour of between 12 to 14 hours