Adventure Tourism on The Big Island.
The Big Island is home to lush jungles, rivers, volcanos, and miles of beautiful coastline. This makes it the perfect destination for outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers looking for new adventures. From caving to biking, hiking to ATV-riding, the island of Hawaii has it all.
Take a look at these top tour picks for adventurers are thrill-seekers visiting the Big Island.
Twilight Volcano Tour
Tour Kilauea Volcano at Twilight. This tour has a late morning start and offers volcano viewing at sunset.
Hikers will pass through must-visit locals while learning about their geological and historic significance.
Starting from Kona, you’ll trek up the coast before hitting the open pasturelands on the flanks of Mauna Kea. Then, you’re head up Saddle Road where you’ll find a dramatic and diverse landscape of ranchland, subalpine dry forest, and rainforest. Striking features like cinder cones, lava flows, lava tubes, and kipukas are abundant. After lunch, you’ll drop down to sea-level on the way through Hilo where you’ll begin the ascent to the summit of Kilauea and the entrance to Volcanoes National Park.
Sunset Lava Walk
On the Sunset Lava walk, hikers will trek down the “Red Road”, weaving in and out of the rainforest while enjoying beautiful views of the Pacific Ocean. Then, you’ll hike to both the active lava flow front, and ocean lava entry. You may even see lava in motion as it descends to the sea. This is especially beautiful at sunset. This hike offers the shortest walk to and from the active flows anywhere on the island at 3.5 miles round trip.
Volcano Bike Tours
VBT offers full-serve bike tours of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and Kilauea Volcano’s east rift zone. Tours are guided and include a van driver and tour leader. This is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to bike down an active volcano. The terrain is easy, and paths are mostly downhill. All equipment is provided and lunch/dinner, snacks, and beverages are included.
Waipi’o Valley ATV Tours
Explore Waipi’o Valley aka the Valley of the Kings and a guided ATV tour. Join Ride the Rim for a 3-hour tour through eucalyptus and ginger forests and former sacred royal lands. The scenery is breathtaking and the views are stellar. You’ll swim in the headwaters of Hiilawe, see the back side of Parker Ranchlands, and ride to the top of Waipi’o Valley. Light refreshments are served.
There you have it. Now you know all about adventure tourism on the Big Island.