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October 23 2018

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Land Excursions

Activity Information

Big Island: Volcano Island Adventure Trek

On this Volcano Island Adventure Trek your journey will take you from the dramatic black lava flows and lush native rain forests to the breathtaking sight of the volcano at night. You’ll experience everything that the Hawaii Island volcanoes have to offer. This popular combination tour is an amazing way to see both personalities of the volcano in one day.

Begin the day on a fully narrative drive along Saddle road with views of the mountains of Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa on your way to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. A continental breakfast will be served en route with baked goods and fresh Kona coffee. During your journey your Park Ranger-trained guides will share the unique wonders of the only UNESCO World Heritage Site in Hawaii. Enjoy several interpretive walks in the Park including visits to active volcanic craters and steam vents, a walk through the famous Thurston Lava Tube, and a visit to the fascinating Jaggar Museum.

The rich history of the Park makes for a fascinating narrative as only our guides can tell it. Leaving Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, we’ll take you on an evening discovery of Kilauea Volcano. We will continue on to the Puna District on the East-side of the Big Island, our home and home to the best lava viewing locations. Your guide will prepare a Hawaiian-style barbecue dinner at our private macadamia nut and honey farm complete with choice of complimentary beverage including soft drinks, juice and bottled water.

Your exploration continues to the heart of the volcano with a scenic drive along the geo-thermally charged Puna Coast to Kalapana where we will take a walk across the lava to visit the site of the most beautiful black sand beach in the world, Kaimu, entombed since 1990 under 75 feet (23m) of lava. Entering the lava viewing area, we will drive as close as we safely can before setting off on foot. Look for surface outbreaks and ocean entries while the black, smoking landscape changes right before your eyes as the sun sets. Skylights in the lava tube system and surface flows suddenly glow bright red as the crackle and hiss of escaping gasses and liquid rock changing to solid seems to grow louder as the lava slowly marches to the sea.

During our return drive to Kona, along the Hamakua Coast, under the cover of darkness, you'll reflect on the new land formations you recently witnessed during the days trek. As new land is always being created and added to the Big Island, just as these islands have been created for millions of years.

Volcano Island Adventure Trek offers R/T transportation from Kona (9:15 a.m. departure) and Waikoloa (10:00 a.m. departure)

Regular - Group Price Includes:

• Round-trip transportation from downtown Hilo to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

• Narrative guide

• Walking stick

• Access fees

• Continental breakfast with Kona coffee

• Light snacks, water, juice, soft drinks

• Light deli-style lunch

• Hawaiian-style barbecue dinner

• Flashlight

• Binoculars

• Sunscreen

• Mosquito repellent

• Optional rain gear

Guidelines for Participants:

• Must weigh a minimum of 22lb (10kg)

• For those 18-years of age and younger must be accompanied by an adult; Child safety seats may be accommodated with advance notice for all guests under 4 years of age. Booster seats may also be accommodated with advance notice for those between ages of 4 to 7 and under 4ft 9in tall (1.5m) and 80lb (36.3kg)

• Maximum weight limit is 275lb (124.7kg); Comfortable seat may be available at an additional surcharge for those greater than the maximum weight limit.

• Closed toe shoes required

• Must be able to traverse stairways and walk for 20-minutes unassisted over uneven, rocky terrain

• Volcanic emissions, including sulfur gas, may affect those with respiratory concerns

• Participants should be prepared for immediate evacuation in accordance with directions given by County, State and/or Federal officials

Suggested Items to Bring:

• Government issued ID

• Light jacket, hat and sunglasses

• Shorts or pants and t-shirt are okay

• Closed toe shoes required

• Still or video camera

• Additional spending money for an opportunity to purchase unique locally produced gifts and products

Volcano Island Adventure Trek run rain or shine. Generally, moderate air temperatures at sea level with cooler temperatures at the higher elevations of the drive from Kona to Hilo and in some parts of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. The drive from Kona to Hilo is approximately 2.5 hours with stops along the way. Expect occasional rain showers throughout the days journey. Viewing conditions at Volcano National Park changes constantly and red lava cannot be guaranteed to be seen. Molten lava will not be seen. Activity includes traversing uneven, rocky terrain, which may include treks along recent black lava flows throughout the day. Tour itinerary, order of itinerary, and inclusions are subject to change without notice.

Continental Breakfast includes:

Baking goods and freshly brewed Kona coffee; water, juice and soda also available

Lunch includes:

Light deli-style sandwich with choice of curried turkey, fresh fish salad, deli turkey, veggie

Dietary requirements and restrictions, including children's meals may be accommodated on request with advance notice.

Sandwiches come with a choice of salad.

• Mixed Greens - Local organic greens with sliced cucumbers and cherry tomatoes tossed with a light oriental dressing

• Mediterranean Orzo Pasta Salad - Orzo pasta tosed with fresh basil, roasted red peppers, kalata olives, olive oil, red wine vinegar, macadamia nuts, feta cheese and seasoning

Dinner includes:

Hawaiian-style Hibachi boneless chicken with ginger soy sauce

Dietary requirements and restrictions, including children's meals may be accommodated on request with advance notice.

Dinner served with the following:

• Pineapple coleslaw

• Potato

• Mushroom casserole

• Garlic butter corn

• Macadamia nut dessert items to sample

Beverage includes your choice of: Water, soft-drinks, juices, Kona coffee