Awaken your senses with the best culinary treats the Big Island has to offer and explore Kilauea Volcano in a unique way, taking the road less traveled in a small group of no more than 12 travelers. Kick-start your taste buds with 100% Hawaii-grown coffee, wine and handmade chocolates made exclusively on this island. Start your morning right with locally grown and freshly roasted Hawaiian coffee at the famous Hilo Coffee Mill en route to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Upon arrival at the park, enjoy a leisurely stroll with your small group and your experienced guide through lush rain forests alive with native birds and incredible foliage, as well as exploring the ‘walk-through’ lava tube. Discover hidden lookouts and witness the explosive power of the Halema'uma'u Crater. Walk across new lava formations and see the regeneration of the native Hawaiian rain forest in its first stages of life. You’ll stop at the Jaggar Museum to check out real-time seismographs, eruption footage, and beautiful displays of lava and Hawaiian geology and this UNESCO World Heritage Site. A picnic-style specialty lunch and glass of wine will be served on the lush grounds of the Volcano Garden Arts—a fine gallery showcasing the work of Hawaiian artists. Finally, no gourmet adventure would be complete without a stop at Big Island Candies, known for their handmade macadamia nut shortbread cookies dipped in chocolate.
- Elevation at the Park is 4,000 ft; wear a light jacket and closed-toe shoes.
- Minimum age is 8 years. Minimum age for wine tasting is 21 years.
- Natural sulfur gases may affect guests with respiratory problems.