Kilauea Hike & Glow
by KapohoKine Adventures

Get your hike on with one of our Park Service certified guides on our Kilauea Hike ‘n Glow tour.

This is a specialized tour designed for adventurous guests looking to get off the beaten path and head off to unique areas of the Park not normally visited on organized tours.

Starting at your resort in Kona, your guide will pick you up and drive you through the “saddle” between Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea volcanoes.

Make a quick stop at our store in Hilo for provisions before heading off to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

Here you will discover what makes this unique place a UNSESCO World Heritage Site and International Biosphere Preserve.

Tour duration is approximately 12 hours

Kona:  9:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Hilo: 11:30 AM - 8:30 PM

Red molten lava may not be seen and cannot be guaranteed as volcanic activity changes constantly. Durable hiking shoes required. We’re happy to accommodate special dietary needs and restrictions, including children’s meals, with advance notice. Order of itinerary may change. 24- hour notice required to cancel tour for full refund. Tour runs rain or shine. Activity level: strenuous.

The tour appeals to a mix of vigorous travelers, from families with teens and nature-loving couples to singles wanting to tour the park in a small group of like-minded visitors

After resort pickups in Kona and along Kohala Coast, the tour transports guests to Hilo for a quick stop for provisions at KapohoKine’s store. From there, it heads directly to HVNP for a tour of its visitor center and a picnic lunch.

Next, the group visits the park’s Jaggar volcanology museum; hikes across the still-steaming floor of Kilauea Iki crater; climbs up into the rainforest; ventures into Thurston lava tube; and walks along the edge of Kilauea caldera.

The group has dinner at the landmark Volcano House, where picture windows provide dramatic volcano views.

The final activity is a stop at Halemaumau crater to witness the glow of its lava lake after dark.  

  • Start with a visit to the Kilauea Visitor’s Center and a picnic-style lunch. Visit the Jaggar Museum, and then on to the Thurston Lava Tube.
  • Hike down into the Kilauea Iki crater through the rainforest and across the still-steaming crater floor. 
  • This 4-mile hikes culminates in a walk through the Thurston Lava Tube. Next we will visit the famous Volcano House.
  • The Volcano House is a landmark which inspired the likes of Mark Twain and Jack London.
  • Enjoy a delicious dinner with Kilauea Volcano safely erupting in the distance through the picture windows.
  • End your adventure with a stop at the Halemaumau Crater to view the glow up close before returning to your vacation home.

  • Includes a tour of the Park seeing Steam Vents, Kilauea Iki, the Jaggar Museum, a moderate 1 mile hike through Thurston Lava Tube, plus a visit to the active crater at sunset.
  • Lunch and Dinner provided
  • Military-grade LED flashlights

  • Umbrellas

  • Walking sticks

  • Camera tripod to share

  • Mosquito repellant, sunblock

  • Snacks and beverages (water, juice, soda) all day, picnic lunch and dinner at the Volcano House (dietary requirements and restrictions accommodated on request with advance notice), all entrance fees and access to private locations



What to Expect

  • Moderate air temperatures at sea level with cooler temperatures at higher elevations on the drive from Kona; occasional rain showers; strenuous hike across uneven and steep, rocky terrain including black lava rock; red lava cannot be guaranteed on this tour.

What to Wear

  • Comfortable hiking clothes (shorts are ok), light jacket or sweater, sunglasses and hat, and sturdy closed-toe hiking shoes are required (sandals and flip-flops or “slippahs” will not be accepted)


Please contact Kapohokine Adventures for pick up times from your vacation location (808) 964-1000 

Hawaii National Park 

Guests picked up either from Kona or Hilo Locations 


If you need to request a cancellation through MyConcierge, you can do so from within the confirmation email you will receive after the vendor recieves your booking and accepts. There will be a link in the email that you can click to select to cancel. That will then initiate the cancellation process, and the vendor will notify you directly. 

Please contact Kapohokine Adventures at least 24 hours in advance of your confirmed booking date. (808) 964-1000

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