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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Tours and Tickets

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Located on the Big Island of Hawaii, the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park offers visitors a front-row seat to the region’s striking natural beauty. Home to everything from lush rain forest and the Halemaumau Crater to lava tubes and rolling black lava fields—where hot steam still rises from fissures and rifts that dot the rugged landscape—Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is a must on the Big Island.

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Daily 7:45am–5pm
Crater Rim Drive, Volcano, 96785
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Big Island in a Day: Volcanoes, Waterfalls, Sightseeing, History
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Big Island in a Day: Volcanoes, Waterfalls, Sightseeing, History

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The Big Island of Hawaii has a diverse ecosystem unlike anywhere else on the planet, and on this day-long nature tour, experience the beauty of its black-sand beaches, thundering waterfalls, and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. If you’re lucky, find Hawaiian green sea turtles basking on the coast. Since the tour only requires a moderate amount of walking, it's an educational adventure for travelers of all ages, with snacks and refreshments included.
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$208.38
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Big Island - Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Driving Tour

Big Island - Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Driving Tour

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Explore Hawaii's active volcano with our GPS driving tour app! Shaka Guide is your perfect companion with turn-by-turn directions, information on what to look for, places to explore, and a truckload of interesting stories and Hawaiian legends of this powerful volcano. Skip the tour bus & explore Big Island at your own pace for a fraction of the cost with the best self-guided audio GPS tours for Hawaii! Rated the #1 best GPS tour app for Hawaii with over 6,000+ raving reviews and 200,000+ downloads. Why you need it: ✅ You don't need service because you can download the tours & use them offline ✅ Much cheaper than a tour bus at only $4.99 for lifetime access ✅ Save time planning your trip because we have the best stops lined up ✅ Freedom to stop and go as you please, unlike a tour bus where you are confined to the pre-determined route (no fun!) ✅ Hear fun stories & great local music along the way
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  • 2 days
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$19.99
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Small Group Big Island Twilight Volcano and Stargazing Tour
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Small Group Big Island Twilight Volcano and Stargazing Tour

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Pack in some of Hawaii’s most mesmerizing sights during this Big Island twilight volcano tour. Sample Kona-grown coffee from a local coffee farm, keep an eye out for sea turtles at Punalu'u Black Sand Beach, and taste Hawaiian sweet bread at Punalu’u Bakery. Then, explore Volcanoes National Park before ending your experience by stargazing in a secluded location—perfect for taking in views of the night sky.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$235.60
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Private Tour: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Eco Tour
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Private Tour: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Eco Tour

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Explore the world’s most active volcano on a private eco tour around Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. These 3- and 6-hour, education-based explorations focus on the native flora and fauna, the geology and the amazing Hawaiian culture that still thrives on the volcano today. Experience the highlights of Kilauea’s summit area, including a sunset eruption viewing or hike to both the hidden and highlight areas of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$200.00
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Hawaii Small-Group Volcano Experience with Lunch and Restaurant Dinner
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Hawaii Small-Group Volcano Experience with Lunch and Restaurant Dinner

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See two of the largest volcanoes in the world and stop at one of the most active on this full-day, small-group excursion. First, drive between the Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa volcanoes, stopping for lunch at Mauna Kea State Park. Then watch for current activity at Kilauea Volcano, the most active of the five volcanoes in Hawaii. Head to Kilauea National Park to see the beautiful landscapes and enjoy dinner at Kilauea Lodge. Hotel pickup and drop-off is included.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$260.73
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Hawaii Volcano Adventure Tour from Hilo
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Hawaii Volcano Adventure Tour from Hilo

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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is famous for its ever-flowing lava and the planet’s most massive active volcano. This tour journeys to top natural landmarks in and around the park. Visit Rainbow Falls, Richardson black sand beach, Historic Banyan Drive, Liliuokalani Gardens, Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Factory, Akatsuka Orchid Nursery, and the active volcano of Kilauea. You also get the opportunity to walk through a lava tube.
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  • 6 hours
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Hilo Shore Excursion: Active Volcano, Lava Tube, Waterfall and Gardens
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Hilo Shore Excursion: Active Volcano, Lava Tube, Waterfall and Gardens

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Experience some of the Big Island’s top attractions during this day trip to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and the sights around Hilo. Learn all about volcanoes as you marvel at Halema'uma'u crater and explore the massive Kilauea Volcano. Immerse your sense in the beauty of Hilo including a visit to Rainbow Falls and stops to indulge in local chocolates and orchids.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$167.54
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Big Island Circle Tour and Volcano: Coffee, Wine, Waterfalls and Hamakua Coast
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Big Island Circle Tour and Volcano: Coffee, Wine, Waterfalls and Hamakua Coast

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Spend a full day exploring the Big Island with visits to waterfalls, beaches, tropical valleys, stunning viewpoints, and so much more. Learn about Kona’s coffee culture with visit to Kona Joe’s coffee farm, where you go behind the scenes and taste award-winning locally gown coffee. See Hawaii’s natural beauty at Punalu’u Black Sands Beach and lookout for Hawaiian green sea turtles. Enjoy lunch, then explore stunning waterfalls and a panoramic view of Hilo from Waipio Valley.
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$257.99
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Experience Hawai'i Big Island Helicopter Flight from Kona
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Experience Hawai'i Big Island Helicopter Flight from Kona

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Look down on the varied landscape of the Big Island from the air on a helicopter tour from Kona. This flight is longer than typical heli tours and provides the opportunity to be wowed by Hawaii’s amazing natural features, from waterfalls to volcanoes to rainforests. Fly along the coast and over Waimanu and Waipio valleys, and spot island industry like macadamia nut orchards. Upgrade to guarantee a window seat.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$761.87
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Circle of Fire Helicopter Tour from Hilo

Circle of Fire Helicopter Tour from Hilo

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Fly over Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on a scenic helicopter flight from Hilo. Enjoy an aerial perspective of the Kilauea and Mauna Loa volcanoes and stunning views of the most geologically active environment on earth. Ride in comfort and safety in an ECO-Star helicopter. You'll hear informative commentary from your pilot as you spot the Halemaumau Crater and other sights in the national park.
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  • 50 minutes
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Private Tour of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
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Private Tour of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

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Benefit from a flexible itinerary and personalized attention on this private tour of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. With a guide dedicated to just you and your party, walk over cooled lava flows and through a rain forest to see steam vents in action. Take the option of a super-early 5am start time if you'd like to catch the sunrise over Kilauea before the crowds arrive for the day.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$595.00
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Evening Volcano Explorer from Hilo
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Evening Volcano Explorer from Hilo

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Explore the fascinating world of active volcanism, biological diversity and past and present Hawaiian culture at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Visit Kalapana, a village destroyed by advancing lava, and the black sand beach on the island. Learn about everything from active volcanic craters and steam vents to the historic Jagger Museum. Watch for current activity at Kilauea Volcano, the most active of the five volcanoes in Hawaii. Hotel pickup and drop-off provide for a seamless experience.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Hawai'i's Volcanoes National Park from Hilo Only

Hawai'i's Volcanoes National Park from Hilo Only

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Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park is a blockbuster sight on the Big Island, but reaching the park from the Hilo port on your own can be time consuming. With this driving tour, save hours with port pickup and head straight to the park’s highlights, including the steam vents and Kilauea Caldera overlook. This leaves enough time to visit the Akatsuka Orchid Gardens, Hilo Coffee Mill, and Mauna Loa macadamia farm.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Hawaii Big Island Circle Small Group Tour: Waterfalls - Hilo - Volcano - Black Sand Beach
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Hawaii Big Island Circle Small Group Tour: Waterfalls - Hilo - Volcano - Black Sand Beach

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Circle the Big Island of Hawaii along the Mamalahoa Highway on this guided, full-day, small-group adventure. Travel almost 250 miles and visit the two biggest cities on the island, Hilo and Kailua-Kona. Climb through several climate zones and native rainforest to the summit of the world’s most active volcano inside Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. All while learning about Hawaii’s history, culture, religion, geology and fragile ecosystem. All entrance fees plus a hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$173.77
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Private Guide: Meet In Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Private Guide: Meet In Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

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Discover the awe-inspiring landscapes of the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park with a private certified guide. Meet your guide at the park and set out on a thrilling tour of the park's lava flows, viewpoints, and eruption sites. Travel in the comfort of a luxury Mercedes van and enjoy an itinerary customized for your group, whether you want to hike through lava fields or just soak up the scenery.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Big Island - South Island Coastal Loop Driving Tour

Big Island - South Island Coastal Loop Driving Tour

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Come with us as we explore the fascinating volcanic landscape looping around the southern coast of the Big Island! Shaka Guide is your perfect companion with turn-by-turn directions, information on what to do & see, and a truckload of interesting stories and Hawaiian legends of this amazing island! Skip the tour bus & explore Big Island at your own pace for a fraction of the cost with the best self-guided audio GPS tours for Hawaii! Rated the #1 best GPS tour app for Hawaii with over 6,000+ raving reviews and 200,000+ downloads. Why you need it: ✅ You don't need service because you can download the tours & use them offline ✅ Much cheaper than a tour bus at only $9.99 for lifetime access ✅ Save time planning your trip because we have the best stops lined up ✅ Freedom to stop and go as you please, unlike a tour bus where you are confined to the pre-determined route (no fun!) ✅ Hear cool and fun stories along the way (and some corny joke's that might make you laugh)
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  • 2 days
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Volcano and Kohala Landing Helicopter Tour on the Big Island from Kona
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Volcano and Kohala Landing Helicopter Tour on the Big Island from Kona

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Soar over the rugged coastline, active volcanoes and cascading waterfalls of the Big Island on this unforgettable helicopter tour. Listen to expert narration from your pilot while soaking up incredible aerial views of smoking Kilauea Volcano and the magnificent mountains and sea cliffs of the Kohala Coast. Touch down on a lush and remote part of the island that most visitors never get to see, and enjoy your own private slice of paradise before taking to the skies again.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and Hilo Highlights Small Group Tour
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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and Hilo Highlights Small Group Tour

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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is unlike anywhere else on the planet, where one of the world’s most active volcanoes sends lava dripping towards the sea, and a towering mountain lies dormant and ready to pop. On this tour of the National Park, hear the legends of Madame Pele, the mythical Hawaiian fire goddess, a tour from Hilo to the eastern coastline and climb to the rim of Kilauea volcano. On this small group tour, your guide will customize the pace and number of sights.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
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Elite Volcano Hike From Hilo
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Elite Volcano Hike From Hilo

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Immerse yourself in Hawaii’s explosive scenery on this guided excursion. After a convenient hotel pickup, enjoy experiences that include trekking Kilauea’s historic 2018 lava flow, marveling at the steam vents and sulfur banks of Volcano National Park, and stopping by Star of the Sea Painted Church in Kalapana.
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  • 9 hours
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Elite Volcano Hike From Kona/Kohala Resorts
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Elite Volcano Hike From Kona/Kohala Resorts

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Discover the explosive side of Hawaii by booking this volcano hiking tour. You'll descend into the Kilauea Caldera on the Halema’uma’u trail and see lava flows from the 2018 eruption and beyond along Kilauea’s coastline. You'll then explore the dramatic Kaumana Caves before finishing up at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, where you'll visit the Kilauea Visitor Center, Sulphur Banks, the Kilauea Iki Overlook, Volcano House, and more.
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  • 13 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Circle Island Experience from Kona

Circle Island Experience from Kona

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The best way to take in the diverse landscapes of the Big Island of Hawaii is from the air. On this helicopter tour from Kona you'll circle the island and soar over black sand beaches, lush rainforest, live volcanoes, mighty waterfalls, and the Waipio and Waimanu valleys. Select preferred seating for a guaranteed window seat.
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  • 2 hours 15 minutes
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Evening Volcano Explorer Tour from Kona
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Evening Volcano Explorer Tour from Kona

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Volcanoes National Park is a spectacular sight at any time of day, but especially magical after dark. This day tour from Kona takes you to top Big Island landmarks, including a Kona coffee farm and Punalu'u Black Sand beach, before heading into Volcanoes where you will explore landscapes that seem out of this world.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$290.38
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Black sand beach, Winery (or coffee) and Volcanoes National Park
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Black sand beach, Winery (or coffee) and Volcanoes National Park

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Spend the day among some of Hawaii’s natural wonders at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Explore Kilauea crater—Hawaii’s most active volcano—walk through giant fern forests, and learn about the native plants and animal species who live here. Then visit the 30-acre Queen Liliuokalani Japanese Gardens, see the thundering waterfalls at Rainbow Falls State Park, and stop at Akatsuka Orchid Gardens, in an expansive orchid farm with incredibly rare specimens. Leave the logistics and driving to your guide and get a link to photos of the day taken by your guide.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Big Island Hawaii Volcano Adventure w/ Lunch

Big Island Hawaii Volcano Adventure w/ Lunch

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On this exciting full-day Kilauea volcano adventure, scour fields of jet black lava in search of volcanic activity, from steaming vents to rivers of magma and gaping volcanic craters. Explore inside the Jaggar Musuem and trek through the Thurston Lava Tube, and if conditions allow, you might have the chance to hike directly towards the flow. In addition to the sights in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, you’ll also make trips to Rainbow Falls and an orchid or macadamia nut farm.
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  • 10 hours 30 minutes
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How much time do you need at Hawaii Volcano National Park?

From lava tubes to rain forest, there’s so much to see in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park that you need at least one full day. To take advantage of the many hiking opportunities (there are more than 150 miles of trails) plan for two or three days and spend a night in, or close to, the park.

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What should I wear to Hawaii Volcano National Park?

Check the forecast and dress accordingly but expect changing weather. Make sure you have sun protection and, ideally, a waterproof layer in case of unexpected rain showers. Closed-toe shoes are a must. Sneakers should be fine if you’re only doing easy hikes but for longer walks on more rugged trails, wear boots.

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What is the best time to visit Hawaii Volcanoes National Park?

Spring is the best time to visit Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. The winter crowds will have gone; the summer crowds won’t have arrived yet, and the weather is pleasantly cool (though often wet), making for ideal hiking conditions. However, you should avoid American spring break and Japanese Golden Week (end of April).

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Do you need hiking boots for Hawaii Volcano National Park?

No, hiking boots are not necessary to visit Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, but you should wear closed-toe shoes. If you stick to easy trails, you should be fine with trail running shoes but if you’re planning anything more adventurous, such as scrambling over lava, opt for a pair of hiking boots.

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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park hours of operation: Daily 7:45am–5pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.