Welcome to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, the 1916 established National Park located just 30 miles southwest of the city of Hilo. This unique and stunningly gorgeous destination is excellent for spotting live lava flows, lava tubes, and various glowing craters. This is a seriously one-of-a-kind place in which you and your group can "watch the landscape change right before your eyes," with two different active volcanoes and 330,000 total acres of breathtaking and superbly diverse land, from the summit of the Mauna Loa volcano to the sea. At this park you will find not only Mauna Loa Volcano, but one of the most active volcanoes in the world, the Kilauea Volcano. Witness the primal process of creation and destruction here at one of the absolutely most popular visitor attractions, as well as sacred places, in all of Hawaii.
Your group and you will have plenty of time to explore all the volcanic craters, scorched deserts, and lush rainforests while here at the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, the extraordinary natural diversity worth the trip in itself (be sure to bring a camera). This World Biosphere Site (1980) and World Heritage Site (1987) also holds many petroglyphs to discover, a walk-in lava tube, an on-site museum (Jaggar Museum), Crater Rim Drive, an excellent Visitor Center, and popular Hale Crater. Kilauea Volcano is sometimes called the "world’s only drive-in" volcano, emitting 250,000-650,000 cubic yards of lava per day against the backdrop of a highly traversed Island road. There have actually been 491 acres of new land created along this site since 1994, so be sure to catch Pele, the unpredictable volcano goddess, while you can!