|Photo courtesy of KapohoKine Adventures|
KapohoKine Adventures, an expedition company that gives clients a first-hand education on previous and new lava flows in Hawaii, recently announced that, for the first time since August 2013, lava has entered the ocean from Hawaii Island.
On July 4, KapohoKine Adventures restarted its Lava Expedition tours, taking visitors to see the red molten lava of the Kilauea Volcano.
From the Puna District on the east side, the company’s headquarters and home to some of the best lava viewing locations, clients will be driven as close as possible before setting off on foot to find the most recent surface outbreaks and ocean entries.
Travel Agent breaks down this tour as well as three others that are sure to be the perfect fit for adventurous clients heading to Hawaii.
Meeting at the company's storefront in Hilo, clients are then driven as close as possible to flow sites before setting off on foot to find the most recent surface outbreaks and ocean entries. On the trek, hikers look for lava tube system skylights and surface flows, and listen for the crackling and hissing of escaping gasses and liquid rock, which accompany the lava's slow march to the sea.
The tour provides transportation, guide, military-grade flashlights, walking sticks, sunblock, dinner and drinks. The tour is $209 per person from Kona/Waikoloa and $129 per person from Hilo.
Hawaii Forest & Trail
Hawaii Forest & Trail has revived its "Kilauea Lava Hike!" The challenging trek covers more than 6 miles of rugged lava scape, with hikers accompanied by professional and experienced guides. The activity begins at Hawaii Forest & Trail's Kona headquarters, with an additional guest pickup available at Queens' MarketPlace in Waikoloa. Following the 3.5-hour hike, guests are taken for a local-style dinner in Hilo. Hawaii Forest & Trail's "Kilauea Lava Hike" is priced at $192 (plus tax) per person. The company rates the hike as difficult; guests should be able and prepared to hike on uneven and rocky terrain.
Join BikeVolcano.com on a "fiery" summit-to-sea bicycle adventure to Kilaueavolcano's active lava flow. The journey begins in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park with a challenging oceanside bicycle ride on a gravel emergency access road. The company's experienced guide then takes guests on a short hike to see and feel the heat of earth's newest land. Post-hike, clients will visit the park's famous Nahuku (Thurston Lava Tube) and witness Kilauea volcano's erupting summit crater Halemaumau.
Hawaii Outdoor Guides
Hawaii Outdoor Guides has announced the launch of hiking tours to the current Kilauea volcano lava flow. The trek takes clients to see, hear and feel the heat of the flow, and includes a hiking stick, backpack, water and snacks. Tours depart from Kona and Waikoloa, and are priced at $179 (plus tax). As the hike may be more than 10 miles, it is recommended for physically fit hikers.