Travel from Kona to Volcano and learn about life in Hawaii, the different agriculture zones, small villages and what makes them hum, the magnificent Black Sand Beach and ‘talk story’ on your 3 hour drive to volcano.
Then the Volcano adventure begins. We start at the visitors center to look at a 3d map to get the scope of the island hand see the 5 volcanos that make up the Island of Hawaii. Feel the heat of madam Pele (Goddess of Volcano) in the Steam Vents. Stand at the edge of Halema’uma’u crater, and say a special prayer, make an offering as the Hawaiian’s did eras before us and even today.
At Jaggar Museum you can see fascinating exhibits about the volcano and how important it is to Hawaiian Culture. The scientific exhibits of the museum will also create a good understanding of the volcano.
After super, we will once again stand at the edge of Halema’uma’u crater and to look for the glow inside. Volcanoes are unpredictable, so you never know when you will see some action.
Then safely drive back to Kona. An amazing journey to a Volcano and Back
Depart: 9:30 am
** Remember your lei and ti leaves for offering.
Stop at Coffee Shack: learn about Hawaiian Kapu History, Coffee Farms & Kona Coffee
Stop at scenic overlook just past Ocean View for lava ‘look see.’
Stop in Na’alehu – Choose sandwiches
This is a small town where we will buy lunch for a picnic at a black sand beach a few miles down the road. Or we can choose to eat at a little local café.
Stop at Punalu’u Beach Park for picnic lunch
This is a black sand beach
Arrive: ~1:00 pm – Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
See Natural History movie of the Volcano
Sulfur banks and steam vents
Halema’uma’u Crater to make offering
Jaggar Museum to observe the science of Volcano.
Dinner at Volcano Village
Drive into Volcano Park to the lava viewing, if the flow/crater glow is visible.
For comfort on your journey wear comfortable outdoor active clothes that can be layered. It will be warm until we reach the volcano. At volcano the weather varies; cool and misty day or a warm sunny day. You will want long pants and proper walking shoes, a jacket or sweater.
Provided for you: Bottled water * drink choice throughout the trip.
Picnic lunch: sandwich of your choice, fruit, chips, and cookies
Dinner is at visitor expense or you provide; the range is $20-30