Travel & Places Outdoors

Hawaiian Holidays: Volcano Tours

As activities go, it may not be the first thing that springs to mind when listing your ideal holiday pursuits, but when making plans of where to go and what to see, a Volcano Tour is a trip that once experienced, will never be forgotten.

For anyone holidaying in Hawaii, booking a place on a Hawaiian Volcano Tour means experiencing the rocky landscapes of Hawaii Island the Big Island. which boasts the third highest point of any island in the world.

Available as either a hiking or helicopter tour, the rocky landscape of a Hawaiian Volcano Tour is out of this world moon like, if you like.

Created by millions of years of volcanic activity, today, all but one of Hawaiis hundreds of volcanoes are largely dormant. The most active of these is the Kilauea Volcano, on the South Eastern slope of Mauna Loa, part of the Volcanoes National Park, which can be found on the Southern half of the Big Island.

Every January, Volcano Awareness Month is celebrated on Hawaii Island via a collaboration of the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, UH Hilo, the U.S Geological Survey, and Hawaii Volcanoes National Parks. Carefully avoiding the temptation of trespassing into the realms of a geology lesson, the intention of this quartet of expertise is to increase the understanding of volcanoes their type and structure, energy and power, activity and frequency so that safety on tour is assured whilst the enjoyment of the volcanic landscape is heightened.

Tours of Kilauea are available from the neighbouring Hawaiian Islands of Oahu, Maui, and Kauai, as well as from Hilo Town on the Big Island and is as close as you can safely get to the actual lava flow of the world's most active volcano.

A spectacular and thrilling experience, the helicopter tour of the Kilauea Volcano National Park provides an aerial view of a volcano that must be seen to be believed.

Kilauea is a demonstration of nature at its finest; a testament to the power it wields and an amazing display of colour and light as the huge waves of the Pacific Ocean collide with the molten magma.

Kilauea has been listed by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) as one of the worlds top twenty heritage sites.

A Volcano Tour on the Big Island of Hawaii is an experience not to be missed whilst holidaying in Hawaii.

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