Explore Volcanoes National Park at night on a Private VIP Tour with your very own guide! A unique twilight experience viewing the red glowing crater.
As evening begins to fall, enjoy Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, the billowing fumes coming from the lava lake within the summit vent, and the red glowing crater of Halemaumau. This biosphere reserve and World Heritage site is 323,431 acres large and encompasses a variety of world climate zones and beautiful volcanic landscapes. Each tour is private, itineraries can be customized, and catered to your own specific tastes and desires.
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Admission Fee
Spent a week in Hawaii and this was the best thing we participated in! Lee, our guide, was extremely knowledgeable about Hilo and the volcanoes. We saw waterfalls, black sand beaches, and of course the volcano. Our 9 year old son could have climbed on lava rock all day! Wish we could have spent more time in the park itself, but we saw it all in 6 hours!! Well worth the money to do a private tour. Even had a picnic sitting amongst old lava flows!
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Price & Options
Wheel Chair Accessibility: Tour vehicle is not equipped with a lift. Must be able to climb into the vehicle with assistance. This tour is customizable! Please indicate upon booking for most convenient arrangements.
This activity is not wheelchair accessible.
Children of all ages can participate in this activity.
Once your tour is booked, your guide will contact you directly to figure out an itinerary for your tour. Your tour may be adjusted to your preferences within your allotted time period.
Please call the activity provider the day before to reconfirm your booking. Your voucher has the necessary contact information listed.
Round-trip transportation is available from Hilo only. For groups of 10 or more, transportation from other parts of the island may be arranged if possible.
You will not see flowing lava on this tour.
The activity schedule is subject to change or cancellation due to weather or traffic conditions.
Gratuity is not included in the price.
Meals are not included in the price.
Drinks and meals are available for purchase
You can book a minimum of 1 and maximum of 7.
You can book a minimum of 8 and maximum of 14.
Frequently Asked Questions
Will there be a lot of walking on this tour?
This is a private tour, so the tour will be catered to your specific needs.
Are we allowed to bring in our own food and drinks?
Yes, you are free to bring any food or drinks you would like to consume. Also, a lunch stop will be suggested based on your food interests.
Are there restrooms available on tour?
Yes, there will be lots of opportunities to use the restroom or just let your guide know and a stop can be made.
How many different locations will we be going to?
Depending on your requested tour length, a number of stops can be made and visited at your leisure. When your reservation is confirmed, your guide will contact you to help plan your day and go over any of your tour requirements.
Who are the guides?
Artists by trade, Lee Michael and Renata Walczuk share their love of the"'aina" (land) as they offer an experience only to be found on the Big Island of Hawaii. They are certified guides with Volcanoes National Park, top-rated by several travel sites, and have been offering local tours since 2006.
Are there any additional services?
Additional services are available and can be paid directly to your guide upon arrival.
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Spent a week in Hawaii and this was the best thing we participated in! Lee, our guide, was extremely knowledgeable about Hilo and... the volcanoes. We saw waterfalls, black sand beaches, and of course the volcano. Our 9 year old son could have climbed on lava rock all day! Wish we could have spent more time in the park itself, but we saw it all in 6 hours!! Well worth the money to do a private tour. Even had a picnic sitting amongst old lava flows! more
We went on the tour and when we saw it was pouring rain we were worried. Well, never fear with Lee as your guide. We saw so muc...h and learned so much it was crazy. My 15 and 10 year old have been talking all the next day about what a nice and knowledgable person he is. When we hugged goodbye with someone who was a stranger 6 hours earlier, it was hard to leave. He was able to weave the incredible history of Hawaii throughout our trip by tyin flowers, lava, Hawaiian history, and his own story together to make an amazing tale we will NEVER FORGET. I highly recommend spending a day with Lee! more
The Ertl Family
Wow! Lee was an awesome tour guide for us. He shared so much information on the island and the volcanos. With 4 adults and 2 kid...s (12 & 14), everyone learned something. It was an incredible tour for all of us. The time went fast! more
We booked a Private Volcano Tour in Oct 2015 and experienced so much more than just 'a tour'. Our guide, Lee, was friend...ly, knowledgeable, listened to our interests and tailored our afternoon/evening accordingly. We'll never forget the beautiful scenery, sights and our volcano experience - particularly the added pleasures of owls above steam vents and the Milky Way above glowing Kilauea. Truly outstanding visit to Hawaii. more
Fi & Guy, Nov 2015
We had the most amazing day ever! Lee (our tour guide) was so informative and engaging with all of us. My 16 and 18 year old lov...ed our day! He asked us what we wanted to do and we did it! For us it was a complete day of learning about the volcanos, lava flow and national forest! Mahalo! We will be back! more
The Labbe Family
Lee was an absolutely amazing tour guide. I would recommend him to anyone going to the Big Island. His insightful and knowledgeabl...e commentary in addition to the beautiful sights are a must see for any visitor. Thank you Lee!! more
We did not really know what to expect with this tour and was very pleased with our private VIP tour with Lee from Wild Orchid Tour...s. He showed us many hidden gems on the island, as well as gave us quite a lot of background info on Hawaiian culture. We came away well versed in the lore of Pele, the Volcano goddess and the history of Kīlauea's activity. The visibility at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park was bad the day of our tour, but Lee came prepared with rain ponchos and walking sticks. We were thrilled he took us out to see the lava flow after sunset. We saw so much, the waterfalls don't seem worth mentioning. The bonus is that Lee is fascinating himself. He's knows his Big Island, but that's just the beginning. After our tour, my friend and I almost wanted to extend our stay so we could take Lee and his wife, Renata, out to dinner. Well worth the money. I highly recommend Wild Orchid Tours. more
Any cancellations made between the booking confirmation date to 14:00 local time, 2 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of USD 120.00.
Any cancellations made after 14:00 local time, 2 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.
Any cancellations made for groups of 8-14 passengers will be subject to a USD 200.00 charge.