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Eruption Tour Hilo and Kalapana Private Tour Mercedes 11 PSGR

Hilo, United States

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icon6 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
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Step aboard a private 11-seat Mercedes van for a high-end Hawaiian road trip during this 6-hour, private, guided tour between Hilo and Kalapana. Climb aboard with up to 11 guests as you explore historic Hilo and travel the Onomea Scenic Drive past towering sea cliffs and rugged coastline. A soak in the volcanically heated pool of Ahalanui and stop at Richardson Ocean Park complete the experience.
  • Explore the back roads near Hilo and Kalapana aboard a private 11-seat Mercedes van
  • Travel along the rugged Hamakua Coast, enjoying ocean views and sky-high sea cliffs
  • Soak in the 90-degree waters of Ahalanui, a pool filled by ocean water and a volcanically-heated spring
  • Great way to enjoy the Big Island scenery in luxurious comfort
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Private tour
Transport by private 11 passenger Mercedes Benz Sprinter van with DVD Media
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Port pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

Hilo, HI 96720, USA

Departure Time

9:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Receive a morning pickup from your Hilo accommodations, the port, or the airport, climbing aboard a plus 11-seat Mercedes van for a private road trip like no other. You’ll begin your trip with an exploration of the historic sights of Hilo.

Learn about how the town bounced back from two deadly tsunamis in 1946 and 1960 before visiting the Queen Liliuokalani Japanese Gardens and visiting Rainbow Falls State Park. Continue your day by taking a trip along Onomea Scenic Drive, enjoying a road trip along the Big Island’s Hamakua Coast.

During your trip you’ll pass by rugged stretches of coast, towering sea cliffs, and lush green rainforests before passing the old Pepeekoo Sugar Company to enjoy the views at Pepeekoo Point. Your next stop will be at Pahoa, a Big Island town known for its close proximity to recent lava flows. You’ll view the now-hardened lava that threatened the town in 2015, and visit Kalapana, a town that was covered by a 1986 lava event.

Leave Kalapana behind for more sightseeing along the striking Red Road. Pass by more lava fields, old-growth trees and craggy cliffs high above the ocean on your way to Ahalanui, an ocean and spring-fed pool where you can soak in the toasty 90-degree waters.

Finish your trip by visiting Richardson Ocean Park, where you can scout for the local green turtles that call the area home. End your trip with a drop-off back at your original starting point.
Stop At:  
Liliuokalani Gardens
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Isaac Hale Park
Worlds newest black sand beach
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
See the Eruption that destroyed Kalapana in the Early 90s and created Kaimu bay. Experience Uncle Roberts unique Bar ?
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Rainbow Falls
Hilo's iconic waterfall
Duration: 25 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Lava Tree State Park
Visit Lava tree state park, understand how they are formed.
Duration: 25 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Hilo Farmers Market
Visit the Farmers Market and bay front shops
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children 7 and over recommended. Due to new land and sharp rock toddlers are not recommended.
  • Not Handicap accessible all Passengers must be able to enter and exit a Mercedes Benz Sprinter van
  • Tour departs from your hotel, Hilo port (for cruise passengers) or Hilo lodging. Please provide your pickup location in the 'Special Requirements' field at checkout.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Big Island VIP

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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What is the maximum group size during Eruption Tour Hilo and Kalapana Private Tour Mercedes 11 PSGR ?
This activity will have a maximum of 11 travelers.

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