Possibly no one would disagree that witnessing a volcanic eruption from a safe distance is one of the most awe-inspiring displays in nature. As such, a tour of an active volcano, even during the periods of minimal activity would be an electrifying experience for the daring.
The thrill of seeing see lava and ash flow from the furnaces of the earth is enough to excite almost anyone. This tour is a great chance to see volcanic activity from up-close. From the dark grey smoke trails of fumes that pour their way out small orifices to the red lava that find its way through the crevices, the gurgling monster that is the Kilauea Volcano is sure to revive your respect for nature.
The Big Island Volcano Tour from Oahu is a day trip to Hawaii’s Volcanoes National Park. Here, visitors will be able to see the recently erupted Kilauea Volcano in all its might and grandeur, towering towards the heavens.
With this tour, visitors will get an up close and personal experience with the Kilauea. Of course, there are a few other fun goodies thrown in too, including a visit to a Macadamia Nut Factory and a Kona Coffee shop. While that’s only three activities, combined this trip lasts a day, and keeps you engaged, so expect to be entertained for a very long time!
How About the Experience?
This tour is a fully narrated adventure that serves as a great way to explore the Big Island and learn about its volatile tectonic history, geology and geography in the form of curious lava formations and other features. This first hand tour features so many intriguing places to explore including:
• A hike over the lava flow that covered the village of Kalapana and Kaimu Black Sand Beach in the 1980s.
• Jaggar Museum and Volcano House, Thurston Lava Tube and Kilauea Iki Crater.
• There is no better place for flowers to thrive than on the slopes of a volcano. The tour offers visits to an orchid nursery to see these exotic blooms.
Why Choose This Tour?
If you are lucky, you may also see steam or lava flowing downstream towards the sea where there is surface lava flow. As you watch lava flow towards the seas, you will also see a black sand beach that has taken up much of the space that the ocean once enjoyed. The best part is, you may trod the path to see the beach for yourself, to hold the black sands in your hands and to awe at nature’s might.
Another great highlight of this tour is your visit to the legendary Rainbow Falls, to appease and clam your spirit after sights of intensive heat. The falls is simply beautiful, rushing water which gently mixes with sunlight to form beautiful rainbows. A fitting end to experiencing the splendor of Oahu’s volcanic landscape
Indeed, getting up close to the volcanoes that made headlines sounds is enough to entice a daring and adventure loving thrill seeker. What makes this tour special however, apart from the sights and activities are the renowned guides who really bring this area alive in a way that you will never to experience on your own.
Atop a mountain of pumice and obsidian, you will realize that this tour takes a different approach with sightseeing. It’s for the daring, for the brave, for the adventurous. It’s a once in a lifetime experience that is like no other. It’s sensational and awe inspiring activities bundled into one action-packed, fun-filled day.