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Full-Day Waterfall and Twilight Red Lava Glow Viewing Tour from Kona
"You will be picked up from Waimea to Waikoloa area hotels and taken on an adventure that you will never forget. From Kona you will start by heading through Saddle road and Rainbow Falls. Along the way you will also visit Richardson Blacksand Beach and the Historic Banyan Drive Banyan tree sanctuary. You will then visit Hiliuokalani Gardens followed by Mauna Loa Macademia Nut Factory for nut tasting. The visitor's center has self-guided tour of the processing plant and large gift shop with free samples of every flavor variation sold by the companyFollowing the nut factory you will proceed on to Akatsuka Orchid Nursery. Hilo is the orchid capital of the world Akatsuka Orchid Gardens houses over 200 different types of orchids. Next you will head to the Volcanoes National Park
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Waterfall Red Lava Glow Viewing Tour from Hilo
"Volcanoe and Waterfall Red Lava National Park Tour in Hawaii from Hilo. Your local operator will pick you up in front of your hotel condo or cruise ships. This tour will take you to all the hidden places in Big Island. The 2015 model StarCraft are very comfortable with large windows and walk in access. The bus will have large elevated windows so you have a full view of the scenery while yo Historic Bayan Drive Liliuokalani Gardens the famous Rainbow Falls where rainbows are never ending scenery and then to the Volcanoes National Park where you will see the Jaggar Museum
From $129.00
 
Hilo Volcano Special Tour
"After hotel pickup in Hilo your guide accompanies you by coach or minivan to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. You’ll see dormant volcanoes lava beds steam vents volcanic craters and more while discovering local legends meant to explain these natural phenomena.En route stop at Richardson Beach Park for a look at ancient Hawaiian fish ponds and one of the island’s only black-sand beaches
From $93.00

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See the lava flows at night

This has become a popular activity so expect crowds. You hike out to the lava flows before sunset and then stay and see the lava flow at night. Wow! The creation of land right before your eyes!! The...
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RickinDutch
Sep 11, 2006

Feel the heat - At A Distance

The Volcanoes National Park is probably the most distinctive National Park in the United States. It is possible to actually drive around the crater of what is essentially an active volcano. You can...
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keeweechic
Sep 04, 2006

Viewing the Hot Lava

At the end of the Chain of Craters Road, you must pull over and stop. The road blocks and old Lava flows prevent you from driving any further. You have two options, either walk to the lava flow (you...
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Royal63
May 11, 2006

View the Petroglyphs

The Petroglyphs of Hawaii are ancient Polynesian rock carvings. Kilauea volcano contains Hawaii's most extensive collection of Petroglyphs. It is a 1 1/2 mile round trip walk to view the Petroglyphs....
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Royal63
May 11, 2006

Guided Tours of Volcanoes National Park

I highly recommend taking some of the ranger or naturalist guided tours here at Volcanoes National park. We took one tour and I wished we'd have had time to take more. They give you a real...
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no1birdlady
Jun 15, 2005

Volcanoes National park

This is a wonderful park. You need to allow several days to really see it all. We went here 2 different days and still didn't see it all. There are many trails which can be quite different. Kilauea is...
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no1birdlady
Jun 15, 2005

Watching the Earth Being Made

Volcano National Park is a must see National Park. There are so many amazing things to see here from the craters to the lava tube to the petroglyphs to the exotic forest to the live lava flow. The...
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ukmagicman
Jun 02, 2005

Go with the Lava Flow!

Lava is the holy grail of the Volcano National Park. Everyone sets out in search, most come back disappointed. To ensure success, book with a travel group. I went with Arnott's Lodge and can attest to...
Lildeer
Mar 21, 2005

Steamy Lava Fields

Click on the picture to enlarge it and you will see the billows of steam emanating from the cracks in the Earth. When you really stop to think about it we were walking all over x live volcanoe. It is...
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keida84
Mar 02, 2005

Lava Flows

In this picture is a good example of Pa'hoehoe lava which looks like burned pancake batter. The lava which comes out of the Pu'u O'o vent flows rather than spews as it makes its way downhill to the...
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keida84
Mar 01, 2005

NO PARKING, OR YOU WILL BE TOWED!

So once your in the park I recommend you go down to the end of the road, south of creator rim road. You’ll notice that the road ends. There you can see red lava flow. The road used to pass by, but in...
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heitzenrater
Jan 08, 2005

Volcanos National Park

Night hike on the lava at the end of Chain of Craters road. Steam billows for miles as scorching lava hits the sea. Follow the flashlights of many adventurers seeking a glimpse of the firey red glow....
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tahoesasha
Nov 22, 2004
 
 
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Things to Do Near Volcanoes National Park

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Beaches

The Big Island isn't the best island for pristine beaches but the snorkeling is great and I snorkeled every day I was there and very much intend to return and do the same. The best snorkeling spots...
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Waterfalls

We took a day to explore the other side. Our first trip to the island we spent the day on the other side with volcanos and walking to see lava . This time we explored botanical gardens and water fall...
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Chain of Craters Road

I drove all the way down to the end (where it was closed by a lava flow) of Chain of Craters Road and I got out and went to see the Holei Sea Arch. It was just a short walk but the surface was VERY...
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Hiking thru the rain forest

This is a short hike that brings you to the bottom of the Kilauea Iki Crater. You will descent via stairs (ccw) or path in to the crater (cw). This depends which way round you go. At the bottom follow...
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Manini beach

great snorkeling but it's super cold when you first enter ... natural springs. There are people ollfering kayak rental but it's illegal and if you get caught .. you will be the one the fine so do that...
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City of Refuge

This was a really neat place to see. It is an old religeous site that is called the place of refuge because in the old days if you broke sacred laws the chiefs would sentenced you to death. The only...
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