Our most active experience, this tour spends more time in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park than any other. We begin our travels over the volcanic landscapes of Saddle Road, and head to a lava tube to descend into caves formed by an 1881 Mauna Loa eruption. At Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, our primary hiking destination, we’ll hike the Thurston Lava Tube and Kilauea Iki trail before cruising down Chain of Craters road. Our last stop is a gorgeous view of the amazing Rainbow Falls.

Tour Details

Saddle Road
Traversing the Big Island from west to east, this 54-mile highway passing between Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa connects the Kona and Hilo sides of the island. View rolling pastureland, dried lava flows, lush rainforests, desert and moonlike fields as well as the largest military training reserve in Hawaii. The highest point on the road is at 6,632 feet elevation.

Kaumana Caves
An 1881 lava flow from a Mauna Loa eruption stopped just short of Hilo, the island’s biggest city. Venture through a lava tube created by that flow.

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
This expansive park is home to two active volcanoes, Mauna Loa and Kilauea, and 150 miles of hiking trails through craters, deserts and rainforests. Tour the Visitor Center, see and feel the heat of steam vents rising from cracks in the earth and view the Halema’uma’u caldera before hiking the Thurston Lava Tube and Kilauea Iki crater trail. Marvel at the volcanic landscape of Chain of Craters Road. This tour is active, with moderate levels of hiking difficulty. Good hiking shoes are required.

Rainbow Falls
Flowing above a natural lava cave, Rainbow Falls cascades 80-feet down into the Wailuku river below. It is said that the Hawaiian goddess Hina, mother of the storied demigod Maui, dwells in the lava cave behind the falls. Rainbows often appear in the mist, enhancing the picture perfect scenery.


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“Fabulous tour with an excellent tour guide Zackary! Big Island Circle Tour and Volcano: Coffee, Wine, Waterfalls and Hamakua Coast Zackary provided a fabulous all day experience as our tour guide! Pick up was prompt, and Zack even offered the front passenger seat if we were prone to motion sickness. Zack was very friendly & knowledgeable which made all of us feel welcomed.”


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“Exceptional Volcano tour -- can't miss!! Hawaii Small-Group Volcano Experience with Lunch and Restaurant Dinner We booked the deluxe volcano tour and absolutely loved it! So many incredible sites to see on the Big Island -- coffee farm, a beautiful black sand beach with turtles, and of course the erupting volcano…”


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Private Tours

Our private, chartered tours can be customized and designed based on your personalized preferences and needs.

Please contact us directly to book a private tour.

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.


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.

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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.