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Ahiu Hawaii Guided Lava Tours

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Address: 291 Wainaku St, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-2310
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+1 808-769-9453
09:00 - 21:00
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Come & see lava up close & personal with experienced hawaii...

Come & see lava up close & personal with experienced hawaii volcanologist! Aloha! Mahalo for choosing ‘ahiu hawaii for your real lava adventure!! We have two different tour times. One at 9:00am and the other at 4:00pm. The price is $175 per person, which we provide a backpack, snacks, water, headlamps, backup headlamps, gloves and also a stick to walk with but also to interact with the lava! We hope you care about your safety. Cause your safety is our #1 priority! Our tour groups are small which we never book no more than 10people per tour guide for safety and personalism. Plus all of our guides know what's going on about the lava and will safely get you there! The hike distance to the lava changes from day to day.

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We had such a great trip with our guide Matt. Our bike then hike to an amazing lava flow was an experience we will never forget. The heat out there is intense so despite being... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 weeks ago
Redondo Beach, California

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Redondo Beach, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had such a great trip with our guide Matt. Our bike then hike to an amazing lava flow was an experience we will never forget. The heat out there is intense so despite being avid hikers and runners, being able to drive in 2 miles then bike to the end of the road left us with enough energy to... More 

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Wilmington, DE
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

I was visiting the Big Island with three other people specifically to see the ocean entry point of the lava flow from Kilauea. We stumbled upon the access road from the Kalapana side and even though we had planned on hiking the access road at dusk to see the lava a night we realized the bike ride wouldn't be too... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

This trip was the highlight of my trip. It's actually hard to reach the company on phone, I was lucky they picked up my phone on first time. But after that they never picked my phone. I mostly exchanged emails with them, they were pretty prompt and informative on emails though. So as such I didn't had problems booking the... More 

4 Thank gaurav g
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

Let me start off by saying, we did this back in May 2016 so it could be a bit different now. We hiked for almost 4 hours (round trip). It was hot, sticky and messy. I struggled a bit because for some reason, I am mud-prone but I took it on. Seeing the lava flow was well worth the hike... More 

2 Thank Sharinas1985
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

Loved it. When we went the lava flow was a 3 hr hike in. Not for the fainthearted it was hot and the surface is very loose and uneven. Our son who was 8 at the time slipped and cut himself (the rock surface is very sharp you have to wear gloves and solid shoes for protection. The guides were... More 

1 Thank Greg D
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

With the new eruption lava flows are very accessible at the moment, so the trip was definitely not worth the price. However we could have expected the guide to bring some knowledge about volcanoes, the lava flow and the environment. But it was not the case, and the company was even fined during the tour by a Park ranger for... More 

5 Thank JOANNA G
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

I thoroughly enjoyed this tour. We saw flowing lava and were able to get as close to it as physically possible. The company provided everything - bottled water, snacks, a packed lunch and even gloves to protect your hands from the sharp rocks. The only thing missing was marsh mellows to toast on the lava! Overall I was very impressed!... More 

4 Thank kkatkk
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

This is a must do if you actually want to get close to the lava. Visiting the visitor center simply isn't going to get you within 3 feet of lava to interact with it. I didn't want a normal "look at the red glow over there" experience, and Ahiu Hawaii delivered. At 1000 degrees, being close to laval will make... More 

1 Thank StylianosAlatsis
San Francisco
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Did the tour yesterday and it was exceptional! After a vastly shorter hike than one could do from the usual parking lot, we got to see lava entering the ocean, we got to get up close to the lava and interact with it, and then we got to sit 4 feet from the lava and have lunch. Cool! Brought my... More 

1 Thank CrLmJmOr
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

Let me say one off the bucket list. This hike was one of the best as we saw flowing lava. I read now that the lava is flowing along chain of craters road but we hiked with this company only in December in the rainforest. It was no easy hike, be ready to be in ankle deep mud. Avoid jumping... More 

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