From the pier you'll head to the 'wild west' town of Pahoa with its boardwalks, and Lava Tree State Park with its towering trees, on the eastern rift zone of Kilauea Volcano. Visit Ahalanui’s warm springs, with its volcanically heated water. Along the way and during brief stops, view the dramatic and beautiful scenery formed when lava meets the sea: cliffs, lava tubes and blow holes. At Kaimu, once the site of a famous black-sand beach and a small town, both destroyed by a 1990 lava flow, a stop is made where you can walk on the 'frozen fire' and view the active volcanic vent in the distance. Visit a survivor of the eruption, Uncle Robert's Hawaiian Village with a nearby snack shop where you can make purchases. View a picture exhibit of the area you just walked on and see how it looked prior to the 1990 lava flow. Note: Participants must wear closed-toe shoes and be able to walk short distances unaided.
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4 of 4(100%)customers would recommend this to a friend.
This was a wonderful excursion. The only thing we thought was a waste was the Lava Tree Park.....nothing to really see. The beaches of black sand and lava rocks were incredible. David tour guide was wonderful and knowledgeable. All of us loved this trip.
We had planned to go to Volcanoes National Park but because of teh Government Shutdown the National Parks were closed. We chose this excursion as a back up and we are glad we did. Our Tour Guide/Driver David was fantastic. He not only delivered us to the lava flows but he also walked with us explaining as he wakled. He also was there to take pictures. Every stop was interesting and David made it even more interesting. The macadamia nut farm was also a very good stop. Best Macadamia icecream ever. We are so happy we took this excursion. Guests should wear closed toe showes like sneakers as the lave is sharp to walk on.
My husband and I took this excursion in October 2013 just when the US government "shut down". We did tour the lava flow which you can walk out on and it ends at the black sand beach which was awesome. We toured a unique state park and another beach which had huge turtles near the edge which was really cool. We were supposed to go to a national park but could not due to the shutdown. We were very happy with this excursion regardless.
We enjoyed this excursion. The waterfalls, lava trees and the actual lava rocks were really neat. I would recommend this and be sure to have your camera along. The only down part was the bus broke down. Even though the bus broke down, the company handled it really well. They brought a mechanic to the site, a back-up bus and it did not seem like a big deal. This is one to do!