Volcanoes & Kohala Landing Tour
See The Big Island & Be Immersed In Its Natural Beauty
This tour offers visitors a chance to see the best of the Big Island, from the volcanoes in the south to the lush Kohala region in the north. You’ll fly over Kona and Hilo, taking in the stunning landscape and dramatic coastline, before landing deep in the valleys of Kohala. Here you’ll be surrounded by nature and have the opportunity to explore the pristine areas of this beautiful region in person. This is the perfect tour for those who want to experience the best of what the Big Island has to offer.
See Volcanoes National Park from above
Explore the dramatic aftermath of the 2018 eruption
Discover eleven of the planet’s thirteen climate zones
Land on a scenic ridgeline in Kohala
Enjoy seeing white and black sand beaches
Catch glimpses of stunning waterfalls
Soar over lush rainforests
Watch waves crash into rugged coastlines
Please arrive 45 minutes prior to your departure time to check in and prepare to have an amazing flight! The first leg of the tour takes you over Kona, where you’ll get a chance to see the world-famous coffee district and skirt three of The Big Island’s towering volcanoes. From there, you’ll make your way down to the area surrounding Volcanoes National Park, where you’ll be able to observe the landscape left by years of eruptions as well as hunt for any current lava activity.
Afterward, your pilot will head to Kohala to land the helicopter atop a remote ridgeline. The Kohala region is normally only accessible by hours of hiking, but on this tour, you are treated to the untouched purity of its serene location. You’ll walk through the same fertile valleys that King Kamehameha the Great did as a child, and learn about the culture and diverse natural habitat of this beautiful area. After exploring on the ground, take to the air again to view the drastic landscape change from windward to leeward. This is an unforgettable experience that will leave you with a deeper understanding of Hawaii’s natural beauty. The tour ends with more stunning views on the return flight back to the Kona International Airport.
|GuestAges 2 and up||$869.00|
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You can cancel your helicopter tour at any time for a full cash refund if you let us know more than 7 days prior to your tour start date with no hassles. Most of our helicopter tours have a 72-hour cancellation policy but depending on the time of year and group size, this could be extended by the vendor to 7 days. Our blanket policy is 7 days. The individual product page will clarify if that particular flight has that longer cancellation period. Depending on the particular tour, there may only be a partial credit.
There are no refunds if you decide to cancel within the 72-hour period. Any tours purchased within 72-hours of the start date, there are no refunds for no shows or cancellations.
Full refunds are provided at any time if we must cancel your tour due to safety, staff issues, or equipment availability reasons.
The Hawaiian name Mauna Loa means “long mountain.” Like all Hawaiian volcanoes, Mauna Loa is a shield volcano, characterized by broad and gently sloping sides that result from very fluid eruptions. The mountain is the largest active volcano on Earth, with more than 10,000 cubic miles of rock. To put that into perspective it has a volume that is 100 times that of Mount St. Helens in Washington and 300 times that of Mount Fuji in Japan.
Kohala is a place of incredible natural beauty and historical significance. It is also normally only accessible by hours of hiking. But on this tour, you are treated to a short hike in one of Kohala’s most gorgeous and exclusive areas. Learn about the culture, plants, and wildlife found in Kohala all while hiking through some of the same areas that King Kamehameha the Great may have walked through as a child.
If you’re looking for an awe-inspiring experience, witnessing a volcano up close is definitely it. And there’s no better place to do that than at Volcanoes National Park on the Big Island of Hawaii. With two volcanoes – Kilauea and Maunaloa – located within its boundaries, the park is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the state. Visitors come from all over to see the primal process of creation and destruction unfold before their eyes. The highlight for many people is getting up close and personal with Kilauea, one of the most active volcanoes on earth. It’s constantly emitting gas and ash plumes, as well as flowing lava – making it an incredibly dynamic landscape.