Hilo Shore Excursion: Exclusive Volcanoes National Park and Rainbow Falls

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Customer Reviews

16 Ratings


Kathleen C ·
· Redeemed February 18, 2018
The guide was excellent and very informative. The tour was well organized. The value was excellent


Carl L. G ·
· Redeemed December 30, 2017
We had the most wonderful time and our guide was so informative and caring of our needs. I have to say that all of our viator excursions were well worth the money. The efficiency with the transfers was exceptional. The guides were terrific. I would definitely recommend Viator for any excursion you may be contemplating. They were so professional. Thank you for a fabulous experience.


James G ·
· Redeemed December 29, 2017
This tour was excellent. Same as what the ship was providing except for a much better price. Our guide did a great job showing us part of his island and was proud of it's sights. We saw several views of the volcano, lava tube, national park visitor center, ocean park and beaches with black sand, orchid farm display and sales center, opportunity for lunch and snacks, etc. We are always pleased with Viator's offerings and this was no exception.

What You'll Get

The  Volcanoes National Park Tour highlights some of the Big Islands most precious gems such as our Rainforest Waterfalls, Orchid Flowers, Volcanically made Black Sand Beaches, Craters, Lava Tubes and much more!

This tour starts with a convenient pick up directly from the Hilo pier. As you settle into our comfortable small group vehicles we first pass through the historic town of Hilo and stop by a breathtaking 80 ft waterfall, Rainbow Falls. We then make our way to the summit of Kilauea volcano, in which sits The Volcanoes National Park. Once inside the Volcanoes National Park we walk through the cave like Thurston Lava Tube, Pier down into large craters and views the frozen black lava fields. Down the road just a bit are steaming vents and sulfur banks coming from the depths of the volcano. As we travel on, we then get to look into one of the largest craters and within it is a smoking pit. We then explore the Jagger Museum that shows many different types of lava formations, live seismographs and historical artifacts used by the first volcanologist. Our next stop will be the Akatsuka Orchid garden that displays more than 500 orchids and there are some that cost more than $20,000 dollars!  Hawaii is one of the largest producers of macadamia nuts, and we get to drive through the orchard and visit the farm. Here you can see the production and you get to taste many different types of flavored macadamia nuts. The macadamia nut farm also has a great parlor to purchase sandwiches, hot dogs and best of all, Coconut Macadamia nut Ice Cream! After satisfying our taste of goodies at the macadamia nut farm our last stop is Richardson Black Sand Beach where we can usually spot some sea turtles. The Black Sand Beach is a is a local favorite and is a great way to see how our ocean and volcanoes make fine black sand.

“Volcano National Park ” is approximately 5.5-6  hours from start to finish.

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • This tour can only be booked by cruise passengers arriving to Hilo Port
  • Free Infant rates apply provided they do not occupy a seat - Considered to be a lap child
  • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide ship name
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Moderate tour - Involves walking over relatively level terrain, possible gravel, lava or uneven ground. Comfortable walking shoes & light jacket recommended
  • We will ensure your timely return back to the ship in Hilo Pier for this activity. If your ship is delayed and you are unable attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details
  • Exact departure time may vary depending on the cruise ship's disembarkation time
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Entrance fees
  • National Park fees
  • Bottled water
  • Snacks
  • Professional guide

  • What to bring/wear: Walking shoes, light sweater, camera, hat, sunglasses
  • Souvenirs
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Stop is made to purchase food

Departure Point
Hilo Port

Departure Time
Check-in 9:45am, depart 10am
*This is subject to change due to some ship's itinerary

6 hours

Return Details
Return Time 3:30pm - 4pm

Voucher Info
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