Twilight Volcano and Stargazing Tour
See rare black sand beaches, walk through a lava tube, visit the famous Kona Coffee Farm, and the magnificent Volcanoes National Park, finish the adventure with stargazing near Mauna Kea.
Experience the Big Island’s most spectacular natural splendors on this small-group tour with a professional local guide sharing knowledge of the history, cultures, and geology of the island.
Enjoy a fully narrated adventure that starts with a stop at a Kona Coffee Farm. Walk through the orchards with your guide learning about the harvesting and milling process while sampling a warm cup of Kona-grown coffee.
Continue the leisurely drive and pass the scenic view of the Kealakekua Bay and South Point, the southernmost point of the United State, then relax and take it all in at Punalu’u Black Sand Beach, a great place to spot marine life from the shore, like Hawaii’s green sea turtles.
In the afternoon, visit Hawaii Volcanoes National Park with a trip around the Chain of Craters Road, for the “mountain to sea” experience. Various stops are made to view magnificent volcanic eruption, and flow sites of the past, the beautiful park coastline, and the remarkable Thurston Lava Tube. In addition, your certified tour guide provides an educational and insightful narrative about the volcanoes as you visit Kilauea Iki Lookout, steam vents, Halema’uma’u Crater, and crater rim trail.
After enjoying a sit-down dinner at a local restaurant near the park, your guide will take you to a secluded and ideal location for stargazing near Mauna Kea, depending on weather condition, you will observe stars, planets, galaxies, moon, and much more while your guide shares interesting legend and lore of the sky.
- Take a tour of a Kona Coffee Farm to learn about the harvesting and milling process while sampling Kona Coffee
- Dip your toes in the sand at Punalu’u Black Sand Beach and scan the horizon for green sea turtles on the shore
- Visit the stunning display of the dynamic natural wonders in the Volcanoes National Park including the Thurston Lava Tube
- Observe stars, planets, and galaxies under the pristine night sky near Mauna Kea, weather permitting.
- Professional guide sharing knowledge of the history, cultures, and geology of the island.
Bento lunch consists of teriyaki chicken, fish, vegetables, and steamed rice with assorted juices, snacks, and bottled water. In addition, all park entrance fees, sunscreen, mosquito repellent, and rain gear. Bring a swimsuit, wear comfortable summer clothing. Covered walking shoes are recommended.
|Twilight Volcano and Stargazing Tour|
Ages 12 and under
Full price will be charged for cancellations and “no shows” unless we receive prior notice: One to five guests – 24 hours; Six or more guests – 48 hours; Private charters – 72 hours.
How much hiking do we do?
A: We will have a couple of easy hikes over a short distance on this tour. The total distance is no more than a mile
Will we get to see active lava?
A: Due to the dynamic nature of active volcanoes, lava viewing conditions change daily or even hourly. The best viewing of current eruptive activity is on our Twilight Volcano Tour. We will do our best to get you to the closest viewing area providing it is safe and legal.