Experience the Active Kilauea Volcano from Summit to Sea!
This lava adventure takes you through Hawaii Volcanoes National Park where you will witness the glow from Halema’uma’u crater at the very summit of the volcano, down the Chain of Craters Road to the ocean. Hike out amongst the lava landscape and along the sea cliffs to active lava flows. Scout for hot spots and experience the raw power of molten lava flows as they make their way to the sea.

Current conditions require an 8-10 mile round trip hike along a gravel road and across uneven rocky terrain. Safety precautions are always taken first and all participants are expected to follow the guide’s instructions while on tour. It is a strenuous and hot environment, so be well prepared.

Lava Adventure Requirements:

  • Sturdy hiking boots or covered shoes with good tread.
  • 3 liters of water per person.
  • Long pants to protect from sharp rocks recommended.
  • Rain jacket.
  • Gloves for protection from falling on sharp rocks recommended.
  • A small backpack to carry water and personal belongings.
  • Be prepared for sun, wind, and rain. Conditions can change quickly.
Provided on Hike:

  • Headlamps
  • Light snacks

The lava hike is not recommended for persons with pre-existing health conditions such as any issues related to back, hip, knee, ankle or foot injuries or surgeries, heart conditions, asthma, poor vision especially at night, pregnancy or any other serious health problem. Volcanic gases may be present and can irritate the lungs. Minimum age for the lava hike is 12 years old. All minors must be accompanied by an adult and have prior parental consent.

Volcanic activity varies on a day to day basis and depends on mother nature. Thus we cannot guarantee that you will see active flowing lava on this tour. We will contact you prior to your tour date if lava activity ceases and suggest an alternative tour or issue you a refund.