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Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku)
Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku)

Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku) Tours and Activities

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Located within Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, the Thurston Lava Tube is the most accessible lava tube on the Big Island. Discovered in 1913, this 500-year-old tube was created by subterranean lava that once flowed through this young section of earth. Today, the tube is illuminated to create an eerie glow for visitors who venture inside.

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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, 1 Crater Rim Dr, Volcano, HI, 96178
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Big Island in a Day: Volcanoes, Waterfalls, Sightseeing, History

Big Island in a Day: Volcanoes, Waterfalls, Sightseeing, History

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The Big Island of Hawaii has a diverse ecosystem unlike anywhere else on the planet, and on this day-long nature tour, experience the beauty of its black-sand beaches, thundering waterfalls, and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. If you’re lucky, find Hawaiian green sea turtles basking on the coast. Since the tour only requires a moderate amount of walking, it's an educational adventure for travelers of all ages, with snacks and refreshments included.
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  • 11 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$193.72
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Hilo Shore Excursion: Volcanoes National Park, Rainbow Falls and Highlights

Hilo Shore Excursion: Volcanoes National Park, Rainbow Falls and Highlights

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Sample a cross-section of outdoor sights on the Big Island during this shore excursion exploring Volcanoes National Park, waterfalls, orchids and more. Discover the postcard-perfect Rainbow Falls before visiting the amazing volcanic steam vents and unique geology around Kilauea Volcano. Before your day is done, check out a botanical garden filled with rare orchids, snack on macadamia nut treats at a local farm, and visit a gorgeous black sand beach. A guide, park entrance fees, snacks, and round-trip port transport are included.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$153.34
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Hawaii Island Grand Circle Island Tour

Hawaii Island Grand Circle Island Tour

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This Big Island circle tour hits all the highlights of the stunning Big Island of Hawaii.  While riding in a comfortable minibus, watch out the window as the landscape changes with every bend in the road, from tropical, misty valleys full of ferns to a barren, black lava coast. This Grand Circle island tour includes round-trip transport from Kona, with pickup and drop-off at your hotel.
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  • 10 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$180.10
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Small Group Big Island Twilight Volcano and Stargazing Tour

Small Group Big Island Twilight Volcano and Stargazing Tour

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Pack in some of Hawaii’s most mesmerizing sights during this Big Island twilight volcano tour. Sample Kona-grown coffee from a local coffee farm, keep an eye out for sea turtles at Punalu'u Black Sand Beach, and taste Hawaiian sweet bread at Punalu’u Bakery. Then, explore Volcanoes National Park before ending your experience by stargazing in a secluded location—perfect for taking in views of the night sky.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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Turtles, Whales, Waterfall & Volcano with Delicious Lunch & Bakery Stops

Turtles, Whales, Waterfall & Volcano with Delicious Lunch & Bakery Stops

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*A cruise ship-friendly activity. Contact Tara Pruett @ HANG OUT WITH A LOCAL with questions, for pickups outside of the range listed herein and for private tours! ALOHA! We offer a playful, genuinely local experience with a local guide. On this epic tour, you will see the major sites like the volcano, lava tube, and waterfall. You'll also enjoy lunch at an awesome lunch place and visit our beautiful Carlsmith Beach Park to scout for turtles and whales - all in one day - a rare find! As you're guided by our light-hearted, and knowledgeable local guide, you'll hear about daily living in Hawai'i and Hawaiian customs. You will be delighted with local snacks during the tour (the snacks are free), and we stop at the best place for lunch plus at a delicious bakery where we point out local favorites. Delicious and interesting! After that, we will go to a beautiful beach for spotting fish, turtles, and even humpback whales when in season! *Route may be altered based on the weather
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$159.95
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Optimize Precious Hawai'i Time With This Top Rated Tour!

Optimize Precious Hawai'i Time With This Top Rated Tour!

*A cruise ship-friendly activity. Contact Tara Pruett @ HANG OUT WITH A LOCAL with questions, for pickups outside of the range listed herein, for private tours & for last-minute tour requests! ALOHA! As a guide, I often find that I've only encountered a guest on their final days on the island. There is so much more they could have seen and done had they taken one of my tours first. Thus, the birth of this tour - for the person who wants to enjoy an epic tour, as well as, receive an orientation of the island for an optimal island experience - and to find out about the really cool local spots for food! In addition to all this cool stuff, you'll be guided by one of our light-hearted, and knowledgeable locals, hear about their daily lives in Hawai'i, as well as, old Hawaiian customs. Search Tripadvisor for our listing: "Turtles, Whales, Waterfall & Lava Excursion with Epic Lunch & Bakery Stops" to find our glowing 5-star reviews. *Route may be altered based on the weather
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$169.95
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Big Island - Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Driving Tour

Big Island - Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Driving Tour

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Explore Hawaii's active volcano with our GPS driving tour app! Shaka Guide is your perfect companion with turn-by-turn directions, information on what to look for, places to explore, and a truckload of interesting stories and Hawaiian legends of this powerful volcano. Skip the tour bus & explore Big Island at your own pace for a fraction of the cost with the best self-guided audio GPS tours for Hawaii! Rated the #1 best GPS tour app for Hawaii with over 6,000+ raving reviews and 200,000+ downloads. Why you need it: ✅ You don't need service because you can download the tours & use them offline ✅ Much cheaper than a tour bus at only $4.99 for lifetime access ✅ Save time planning your trip because we have the best stops lined up ✅ Freedom to stop and go as you please, unlike a tour bus where you are confined to the pre-determined route (no fun!) ✅ Hear fun stories & great local music along the way
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  • 2 days
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$14.99
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Big Island Adventure Bundle: 5 Epic Audio Driving Tours

Big Island Adventure Bundle: 5 Epic Audio Driving Tours

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Shaka Guide is an audio tour app that gives you the benefits of a guided tour with the freedom to explore on your own terms. This Big Island Tour Bundle comes with five socially-distanced audio driving tours: • South Island Epic Coastal Journey (8-10 hour tour) • North Island Jungle Adventure Loop (8-10 hour tour) • Kona Big Kahuna Loop (4-6 hour tour) • Kohala Coast and Backcountry Tour (3-5 hour tour) • Volcanoes National Park Tour (6-8 hour tour) The app uses GPS to give you turn-by-turn navigation to historic sites, popular attractions, world-class beaches and scenic hikes with stories about the places you’re visiting and music to entertain you along the way. All Shaka Guide Tours... • Never expire - take them multiple times or buy in advance • Work 100% offline - no data or wifi necessary • Let you take the tour when you want - download the tour and choose the day that works best for you *Please use the link in your confirmation email to download the app*
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  • 5 days
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$29.99
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Hilo Shore Excursion: Active Volcano Waterfall Black Sand Beach

Hilo Shore Excursion: Active Volcano Waterfall Black Sand Beach

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Experience some of the Big Island’s top attractions during this day trip to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and the sights around Hilo. Learn all about volcanoes as you marvel at Halema'uma'u crater and explore the massive Kilauea Volcano. After an included picnic lunch, you’ll see Rainbow Falls and visit a black sand beach known for its green sea turtles.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$167.54
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Private Guide: Meet In Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

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Private Guide: Meet In Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

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The price listed is for the entire van and guide for up to 10 people. Only you and your family or group, one price. We live in Volcano and have heard from many travelers they didn't know what to do or where to go. We have gone to the Park for many years and we can ensure you get the most of your time. We created this activity to make learning about volcanoes budget and family friendly. There is so much to learn in the Park and so much to see it would be difficult to know how to prioritize if you are on your own. You will follow us in the Park in your vehicle. This tour is customized to your and your group's interests. There are easy hikes and more difficult hikes, there is a lot to see and do if you have a little help with your options. Give you and your family an exciting experience you will remember and get more out of the National Park than you would if you were on your own! This is customized to you so book today!
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$431.54
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$507.70
$76.16 savings
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Picnic on an active volcano! How many people can say they've done that?

Picnic on an active volcano! How many people can say they've done that?

*A cruise ship-friendly activity. Contact Tara Pruett @ HANG OUT WITH A LOCAL with questions, for pickups outside of the range listed herein and for private tours! ALOHA! We offer a playful, genuinely local experience with a native guide who will delight you with stories of daily life in Hawai'i and Hawaiian customs. On this epic tour, you will see major sites like: - the Kilauea volcano, - a lava tube (when open), and - beaches and parks on Banyan Drive in Hilo We start our adventure at the best local restaurant to pick up a delectable meal for a picnic on the Kilauea. How many people can say they’ve picnicked on an active volcano in Hawai'i? So epic! In addition to all this goodness, your guide will share top things to do in the area and give highlights of the parks and beaches along Banyan Drive. Guests find this information super helpful in making the most of their vacation. This is going to be fun! *Route may be altered based on the weather
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$89.00
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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and Big Island Highlights Small Group Tour

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and Big Island Highlights Small Group Tour

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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is unlike anywhere else on the planet, where one of the world’s most active volcanoes sends lava dripping towards the sea, and a towering mountain lies dormant and ready to pop. On this tour of the National Park, hear the legends of Madame Pele, the mythical Hawaiian fire goddess, a tour from Hilo to the eastern coastline and climb to the rim of Kilauea volcano. On this small group tour, your guide will customize the pace and number of sights. When you book, note your lunch requirements in the checkout field.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Epic Private, Group, Custom & VIP Hawai'i Island Tours to Top Sites

Epic Private, Group, Custom & VIP Hawai'i Island Tours to Top Sites

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Contact Tara Pruett @ HANG OUT WITH A LOCAL with questions, for pickups outside of the range listed herein and to chat about what you'd like to do on your private tour! Discover your wonderland! Let's chat and discover those things that most interest you. Is it waterfalls, beaches, the volcano, shopping for memorabilia, eating at the best local hole-in-the-wall places, visiting a winery - or all of the above? This is my island. This is your tour. I will take your wish list and infuse it with in-depth cultural experiences to ensure your experience is epic. It will be a melding of the minds to ensure you're living your best life in this paradise. Arranging your time to ensure you hit all the "must-see" spots is just scratching the surface. Now, you are hanging with a local who herself has explored many parts of the world. Thus, what you get is a deeper, far more intriguing perspective. This tour is 6 hours. The list of stops are suggestions to be considered for your tour.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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Should I book Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku) tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 13 Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku) tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku) 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku) costs USD 14.99. Guided Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku) tours start around USD 14.99 per person. See all 13 Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku) tickets and tours on Viator.
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