Kilauea Volcano: Discover the duality of Pele (volcano goddess) in this tour, highlighting the beauty of Puna. Learn how volcanoes like Kilauea can both destroy and create, which is spectacularly on display in the lower east rift zone that experienced the 2014 and 2018 eruptions firsthand. See the island’s newest black sand beach and learn the story behind its creation.
Historic Landmark: Along the way, stop at one of Puna's most iconic landmarks, the Star of the Sea Painted Church. Moved by the community twice to save it from advancing lava flows in 1990, this decommissioned church is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Local Shopping and Sightseeing: Enjoy a short shopping stop for local products or just enjoy the scenery on Hilo Bay.
Requirements & Restrictions: For safety reasons, all guests must be fully mobile and capable of walking unaided on 200 yards on moderately rough surfaces, hills and uneven terrain. Guests must be able to climb in and out of a lifted 15-passenger van.
What to Bring: Sturdy closed-toe shoes, camera, a jacket and cash or credit/debit card for purchases.
Good to Know: Tour passes through huge fields of lava from historic eruptions.