Travel to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and discover the world’s tallest and largest volcanoes - Frommer’s Guide to Hawaii says, “may well be the highlight of your vacation.”
Your adventure to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and back is a remarkable 250-mile drive, traveling over 4 volcanoes and making an elevation change of 37,000 feet as you go up and down over the mountains. The drive will take you through Kona coffee and macadamia nut orchards, past Kealakekua Bay, South Point and the sugar plantation towns of Naalehu and Pahala.
Once in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park you’ll see a splendid native rainforest, visit a lava tube, discover remarkable volcanic formations, and experience a diverse change in geography and climate. Through detailed geologic and natural history interpretation, small walks, and driving, you’ll explore and learn about the world’s most active volcano. A picnic lunch is served en route and depending on what the current volcanic activity is you’ll make a trip down the Chain of Craters road in the park or leave the park early to head down to Kalapana, searching for some current lava flow.
The Menu: Continental breakfast includes fresh island fruit, pastries, 100% Kona Coffee, tea, and juice. Lunch includes your choice of deli sandwich (veggie, turkey, roast beef, pastrami, tuna, ham & cheese or combo (ham, cheese, salami & turkey), chips, chocolate chip mac-nut cookie and sodas.
Naturalist Guides: Established in 1993, Hawaii Forest & Trail has been featured numerous media including National Geographic Traveler, Town & Country, and the Frommer’s Guide. The staff has come from all different walks of life, education, and place, but share the same passion for Hawaii and sharing the natural world of Hawaii with others. They vision to share the evolutionary splendor of Hawaii through their commitment to excellence in interpretive natural history tours.
Activity Level: Easy, short walks varying in length from .5 miles to 1.5 miles
Location: Hawaii Forest & Trail Headquarters check-in, Kona, Big Island of Hawaii
Time: 7:30am check-in / 7:30am-7:30pm.
Days of Operation: Tuesday-Sunday