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Pele

Mauna Loa Erupting

ʻO Pele ke akua wahine o ka lua. – “Pele is the goddess of the crater.” And those of us in Hawaiʻi know that she goes where she pleases. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ This Hawaiʻian deity is embodied by the lava and all elemental forces associated with volcanic activity. She is both creator of new land and […]

Gratitude

Mauna Loa Erupting

Today we are grateful and feel fortunate to live and work in such an incredible place. Much gratitude goes to our guides for sharing their knowledge and love for the island, as well as to our entire Kailani Tours ʻohana who make it all possible. We appreciate our guests for allowing us to create fun, […]

Mauna Loa Eruption

Mauna Loa Erupting

For the first time in nearly 40 years, we are seeing a dual eruption of both Kīlauea and Mauna Loa volcanoes, and we are humbled and excited to have the opportunity to witness this incredible and rare experience! ⁣ ⁣ Heightened activity at the summit of Mauna Loa over the last couple months created a […]

Ohelo Plant

Ohelo Plant

While visiting Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park during summer and fall, you may notice these bright red to yellow berries growing from the ʻōhelo plant. The ʻōhelo is an endemic species to Hawaiʻi, and is one of the first plants to sprout from new lava flows.⁣ ⁣ Related to blueberries and cranberries, ʻōhelo are tart when […]

Saddle Road

Saddle Road Big island, Hawaii

Saddle Road is also known as Hawaiʻi Route 200 and is 52 miles long.  As it covers the raised slopes between Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa like a saddle. The road connects Kona on the west to Hilo on the east and is a beautiful drive that shouldn’t be missed.  Join us on our Wild […]

Hamakua Coast

The Hamakua Coast is on the northeast side of the Big Island just above Hilo.   The Hawaiʻian name Hamakua  means “Breath of God” and based on its’ beauty it’s easy to see how it got the handle.  The Hamakua Coast drive is 45 miles long and our Big Island Circle Tour and Wild & Scenic […]

Kona Coffee

Coffee pour with heart

Kona is famous for, among other things, coffee.  Volcanic soil, temperate climate and other factors create the perfect environment for this Hawaiʻian treasure.  Our Big Island Circle, Deluxe Volcano Experience and Coffee, Cloud, Forest & Brewery Tours include a stop at a Coffee farm where you can sample a wide selection of Kona coffees. Our […]

Winter on the Big Island

Kilauea Lodge and Restaurant Sign

Winter is a great time to visit the Big Island.  The weather is warm and sunny!  It’s also a great time to visit the Kilauea Volcano.  Our volcano express tour is the best way to focus on the volcano while spending less time on the road.  Pick a daytime tour or nighttime tour and depart […]

The Six Active Hawaiʻian Volcanoes

Join us on one of our Volcano Tours to experience the raw beauty the Kilauea volcano – the most active volcano on the Big Island. Judy Speegle for A-Z Animals on the six active volcanoes on the Big Island. Volcanoes seem like a distant reality, not something that could affect us here in this day […]

Hawaiʻi National Volcanoes Park

halemaumau-scaled

Join us on one of four tours that visit the crown jewel of the Big Island – Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park. Two of the most active volcanoes Kilauea and Mauna Loa are in the park.  The Big Island Circle tour is one our most popular and is designed to showcase the best the island has […]

Volcano Watch — Pau or Paused? What’s the difference?

Halemaumau eruption

The Hawaiʻian Volcano Observatory on the May 2021 pause of Halema’uma’u lava lake at Kilauea.  If you want to focus on the crown jewel of the Big Island, Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park, join us on our Volcano Explorer Tour departing from Kona or Waikoloa. The Halemaʻumaʻu lava lake celebrated its 5-month anniversary by doing what […]

Great Tour Guarantee

At Kailani Tours, our top priority is delivering unforgettable Big Island experiences. We’re confident that you’ll find our tours enriching and well worth your time. If for any reason you feel otherwise, please tell us. We’ll make it right, whether that means inviting you on another tour, issuing a refund, or providing a voucher for a future visit. Your time is precious, and we’re honored that you choose to spend it exploring the Big Island with us.

Here’s what we cannot guarantee:

You will see active lava flows

Mother Nature has her own schedule, and while we wish we could promise a spectacular lava show, it’s truly up to the forces of the earth.

You’ll have full access to every part of the parks.

Volcano National Park areas are subject to closures based on safety assessments by park officials. As always, safety is our top priority and we can easily adapt our itinerary to make sure you get the best experience possible.

You’ll experience perfect weather

The Big Island’s weather can be as unpredictable as it is beautiful. We can’t guarantee sunshine and clear skies every day, but the dynamic weather is part of the island’s charm.

We value your decision to discover the Big Island with us, and we’re committed to making your tour a highlight of your Hawaii visit.

FREE CANCELLATIONS

With Trip Protection (Highly Recommended)

For a small fee (15%), Trip Protection allows you to cancel or reschedule your tour at any time – for any reason – up to 1 hour prior to trip departure. You will be reimbursed for the FULL amount of each ticket, less the cost of trip protection and processing fees. 

You may opt in or opt out of Trip Protection at the time of booking, either online or over the phone.

Without Trip Protection

You may cancel or reschedule your tour up to 48 hours before your tour’s scheduled departure to avoid fees or penalties. 

Refunds are not possible within 48 hours of your tour’s departure time, however, we will make every effort to accommodate rescheduling your booking to another date, if you so desire.

Please Note: Our tours operate rain or shine, though itineraries may be adjusted in response to severe weather conditions. Access to certain parts of Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park, including during events like active lava flows or eruptions, may be restricted or closed by park officials without notice. In such cases, Kailani Tours does not offer partial refunds for any part of the tour affected by these restrictions.

With our vast experience navigating these occasional closures, you can trust that we will make the absolute most of your day with us, no matter the conditions.

Lowest Price Guarantee

We guarantee the absolute lowest price on all experiences we sell. If you find the same product cheaper within three days of booking or while you’re in your destination, we’ll refund the difference.

It’s Easy To Do: 

Gather your information

Assemble your Kailani Tours receipt and the proof of the lower price you found.

Send it to us

Email [email protected] with the documents, your name, and your home address. 

We’ll review 

We’ll examine your materials and get in touch as soon as we can. 

Receive your refund 

If everything checks out, we’ll refund you the difference between the two prices.