<p>Head first to the small, off-the-beaten-path town of Pahoa with its inviting boardwalk. Nearby is Lava Tree State Park, a once lush rainforest that happened to be in the path of a lava flow. The trees burned from the inside out, leaving hollow stone skeletons. Now covered with moss, they make for an eerie panorama. </p> <br> <p>Visit Ahalanuiâs volcanically heated warm springs. Along the way and during brief stops, view the striking scenery that results when lava meets the sea â cliffs, lava tubes, and blowholes. Perhaps youâll be lucky enough to see a blowhole spouting water high in the air. </p> <br> <p>The small fishing village of Kalapana and Kaimu the site of the original black sand beach were both destroyed by a 1990 lava flow. Take a walk on this âfrozen fireâ and get a look at the active volcanic vent in the distance. Chat with a survivor of the eruption and view a photo exhibit of the area you just walked through to see how it looked before buried in 1990. </p> <br> <strong> Note: </strong> Participants must wear closed-toe shoes and be able to walk short distances unaided.
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3 of 5(60%)guests would recommend this to a friend.
The tour guide was cute and knowledgeable. It was cool to see the "frozen fire" but the tour was just ok. The video about the tour made it seem more exciting. Other members of our family went to Volcanoes National Park and loved it...we wish we would have done that instead.
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Review 2 for The Land of Frozen Fire
Party size: 1
I traveled with: Family
Cruise Date Month: January
Cruise Date Year: 2015
Favorite activities: Adventure
Favorite port: Barcelona, Spain - as a debark (Gem)
I would have to say that this was my least favorite excursion of the entire cruise. While the bus driver was very informative at the stops, I felt there were too many of them. The Rainbow Falls were pretty , seeing & understanding about the lava bed was interesting, but all in all it was just ok.
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.