The Lava Experience

Hike the newest “earth” on Earth when you take our Hawaii Jeep Tours’ NEW Lava Experience!

This full-day excursion starts with a customized Jeep ride from Kona/Waikoloa to the small town of Kalapana, which was swallowed-up by lava more than twenty years ago. There, your private tour guide will escort you on a three-mile hike to one of the best lava viewing areas on the island.

Along the way, you’ll learn all about lava – how it forms, how it compares to lava on the moon and how and where it flows in Hawaii. Brush up on your lava knowledge while a knowledgeable guide leads the way!

When you reach the lava fields, prepare yourself for the sight of a lifetime: An active lava flow right in front of your eyes! Watch two-thousand degree lava flow and cool, creating new, pristine land. If there was ever a “bucket list” experience, this is it! Make sure you take the time to “soak it all in,” as viewing an active lava flow is a rare and exhilarating experience.

After this rigorous day of hiking, you’ll be hungry! We’ll provide a delicious dinner right there on the lava rocks so you can continue your adventure into the evening.

Your excursion ends with a relaxing ride back to Kona/Waikoloa, during which you can reflect on your incredible day (and text your friends and family about your experience)!

Active lava flows within viewing distance don’t happen often. So don’t miss your chance to see this incredible sight with a helpful and knowledgeable guide by your side!

As with all our Jeep tours, safety is our priority. Your guide will be AED First-Aid Certified. We’ll also provide a medical kit, lava gloves, extra water, food (turkey wraps and Hawaiian-style chips), walking sticks and duct tape (just in case).

You’ll need to bring:

–Sturdy hiking shoes
–Change of clothes
–Water bottles

Dates & Times:
Kona Jeep Tour operates 7 days a week
Tour is approximately 10 hours long
Tour begins at approximately 8:00AM (start times vary) with a hotel pick-up
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Other Details:

Each Jeep seats up to 4 guests and 1 guide (total 5 people per Jeep)
Your party can have a maximum of 12 Adults / 2 children (14) per Tour (minimum 2 people per Tour), not including your guide

Note: Max weight per person is 225 pounds, ages 2 to 70 years of age. If you require special assistance or have physical limitations please notify us before the tour so we can make the proper safety arrangements otherwise we reserve the right to refuse service upon pickup for safety reasons.
72 Hour cancellation policy applies
Beverages provided



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Go Private – Only $99!
When you check out, you will be given the option to take your tour in your own private Jeep for an additional $99 per tour