Twilight Volcano Unveiled (From Kona)

Difficulty Rating

Easy to Moderate

Minimum Age

Must be at least 8 Years old



Explore Hawaii Volcanoes National Park with a certified naturalist guide. Visit the park’s main attractions, discover some hidden gems, and stay after sunset to see the lava glow. Enjoy a night tour of the park and stargazing!


Stay after dark to see the eruption deep inside Halemaumau Crater; catch glimpses of lava and see the nights sky light up with Peles orange and red glow
Explore the off-the-beaten path sites of Volcanoes National Park
Exclusive access to one of Hawaii's largest lava tubes known for its bright yellow and gold microbial mats
Enjoy 2-3 miles of hiking at Volcano National Park
Picnic Lunch & Dinner (10-12 hours Tour)
Hotel pick ups in Kona and Waikoloa
National Park fees (Included)
National Park Certified Guide

Activity Time

10:20 AM

Tour Duration

12 Hours

What's Included

Snacks, beverages, Deli style lunch prepared by Christine's Deli, and Dinner
National Park Entrance Fees
Gear: Walking Sticks, flashlights, and rain ponchos


Take an in-depth volcano experience on the Island of Hawaii offered by Hawaii Forest & Trail. After a convenient pickup from select hotels, enjoy a scenic drive on Saddle Road, take a picturesque hike in Volcanoes National Park, and feast on a delicious complimentary lunch. Your National Park Certified Guide will share a mix of natural and cultural history about the island’s formation, illuminating the stories behind the ever-changing landscape of our island home.

Join your National Park Certified Guide on a 2-3 mile easy to moderate hike around the park’s most iconic sights and dynamic terrain. The tour guides are expert natural interpreters and will teach you many interesting things about the volcanoes and how lava fields get colonized by local plants.

Drive off-road to a private lava tube known for its bright yellow and gold microbial mats living on an accenting the cave walls.

Lava tubes can become other worldly places. The cave you will visit has an expansive room and an upside down forest of roots hanging from the cave ceiling.

At the end of the tour, guests will have an opportunity to stay in the park after sunset to view the eruption’s glow (weather and lava permitting). Your guide will take you to the best location to see the lava and provide flashlights and walking sticks for your safety and comfort.


Know Before You Book

Bring your own reusable water bottle and an extra layer of clothes (it gets cold for Hawaii!)
Guests on this tour should not be physically challenged or unable to walk short distances of 2 to 3 miles on uneven terrain.
Bring Comfortable walking shoes, long pants, and sweatshirt/light jacket
Trip departs from Kona with pickups in Waikoloa
This tour does not include flights. If you are flying in to Kona for this tour, please be aware that the tour does not wait for delayed flights and does not guarantee a return time for flight departures. We recommend purchasing the tour that includes flights so you do not risk missing your tour or missing your flights.
Volcanic activity is never guaranteed.

Getting There

Hotel pick ups in Kona and Waikoloa
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Big Island, Hawaii 96718
  • This tour is not recommended for women who are pregnant or may be pregnant.
  • Tour highlights are subject to change without notice and may vary at tour driver discretion in order to take into account National Park Service advisories, weather advisories, traffic advisories, road closures and detours, and venue hours of operation.

If this tour is canceled with more than 48 hours notice, the total amount less 10% is refunded.

If the tour is canceled without 48 hours notice, full charges apply.

No shows incur full charges. Claims for refunds must be made within thirty days of the date of service.

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Tour FAQs

  • Ground transportation, including Kona area hotel pick-ups and drop-offs.
  • 10-12 hour fully narrated guided tour.
  • Hawaii Volcanoes National Park entrance fees and entrance fees to private lava tube
  • Snacks, Beverages, deli-style picnic lunch, and a warm picnic dinner
  • Gear usage: Walking sticks, flashlights, daypacks, and rain gear

The tour begins and ends in Kona. After all passengers have been picked up, the tour travels to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and Kauhi Cavern, a privately owned lava tube, before returning to the Kona area in the late evening.

The Twilight Volcano Unveiled tour has a twelve (12) person maximum capacity.

Lava sightings are not guaranteed. Eruptions are unpredictable and volcanic conditions are always changing. Weather conditions such as fog or rain may also obscure lava sightings even when present. Please check the USGS’s Volcano Updates site for the most current information.

Tours may be canceled due to inclement weather. If a tour cannot be rescheduled, you will be given a full refund. 


Full price will be charged for cancellations and “no shows” unless we receive prior notice 24 hours in advance for our public tours. Private Ohana Outings and Signature Experiences require 72 hours notice in advance; additional restrictions may apply.

Lava fields are shadeless and can be hot, but it can also be windy and chilly at Kilauea’s summit. Dress comfortably in light, removable layers and bring along a light jacket or rain jacket. 

Lava rock is uneven, sharp, and slippery when wet. Sturdy, closed-toe walking shoes and long pants are highly recommended.

A reusable water bottle and sun protection are highly recommended. Daypacks, walking sticks, flashlights, and rain ponchos are provided to guests by the tour operator, but if you prefer to use your own hiking gear feel free to bring it along.

No, the minimum age for this tour is 8 years.