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Lava & Rainforest Adventure

by Paradise Helicopters Duration 45m Free cancellation available No booking or credit card fees
per traveler Price is $274

The Lava & Rainforests Adventure showcases the how the story of Hawaii is inextricably linked to the elements. You will fly over Kilauea, the most active volcano on earth, and search out glowing red lava, evidence that this fiery hot spot is constantly cycling through both creation and destruction. However, the windward side also catches enough rain to make Hilo the wettest city in the United States. All this water fills tunnels that once flowed with lava, creating incredible rivers, pools and waterfalls all over East Hawaii. Hilo’s lush rain forests, Mauna Loa’s vistas and the plunging Waianuenue (Rainbow Falls), so named for the rainbows you can see in the mist when the early morning sunshine hits the water. Choose the Lava & Rainforests Adventure to see volcanic activity and waterfalls inaccessible by any other means!

The Lava & Rainforests Adventure showcases the how the story of Hawaii is inextricably linked to the elements. You will fly over Kilauea, the most active volcano on earth, and search out glowing red lava, evidence that this fiery hot spot is constantly cycling through both creation and destruction. However, the windward side also catches enough rain to make Hilo the wettest city in the United States. All this water fills tunnels that once flowed with lava, creating incredible rivers, pools and waterfalls all over East Hawaii. Hilo’s lush rain forests, Mauna Loa’s vistas and the plunging Waianuenue (Rainbow Falls), so named for the rainbows you can see in the mist when the early morning sunshine hits the water. Choose the Lava & Rainforests Adventure to see volcanic activity and waterfalls inaccessible by any other means!

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Afternoon Flight in English

Duration 45m No booking or credit card fees

Live Commentary in English. Choose this option for flight times between noon and 3 PM.

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per traveler
$274

Total price is $274, taxes included

It only takes 2 minutes

Morning Flight in English

Duration 45m No booking or credit card fees

Live Commentary in English. Choose this option for flight times between 7 AM and noon.

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per traveler
$274

Total price is $274, taxes included

It only takes 2 minutes

Lava & Rainforest Adventure

Activity Location

Paradise Helicopters, Hilo International Airport

Hilo 96720

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Paradise Helicopters, Hilo International Airport

    Hilo 96720


Highlights

  • Current activity at Kilauea Volcano views

  • Tropical rainforests of Puna, shaped by volcanic activity

  • Waterfalls of North Hilo—many inaccessible by foot

  • Big Island's volcanic history & contemporary reality

  • Easy, 2-way communication with pilot & passengers


Inclusions

  • Guided helicopter tour of Hilo and Kīlauea

  • Live tour commentary in English

  • Headset for tour commentary

  • Taxes and fees


Know Before You Book

  • Children 23 months and younger are complimentary and considered lap children.

  • If you weigh between 265 pounds (120 kg) – 315 pounds (142 kg) when weighed at check-in, will be assessed a Capacity Surcharge of $25 - $50 USD depending on aircraft and be guaranteed a window seat. Please arrange your additional fee after booking.

  • If you weigh over 315 pounds (142 kg), the purchase of an empty seat is required to safely balance the aircraft and guarantees a window seat. You will be charged a discounted price for the second seat. Please arrange your additional seat after booking.

  • Check-in is 45 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.

  • Flights operate between 7 AM and 3 PM. You will receive confirmation of your exact flight time when you call to confirm your booking.


Lava & Rainforest Adventure ratings based on 6 Verified Reviews

4.1 out of 5

5/5 Jan 29, 2019

It was an amazing experience that everyone should do. Seeing the path of the lava flow from the the air was awesome. The pilot and team from Paradise Helicopters were fanstastic.

5/5 Aug 24, 2018

Very well run and professional operation. The ground crew and pilot were all very helpful and knowledgeable. We did the doors off trip which was fantastic but it is windy and all cameras need to have straps. Would do this trip again.

5/5 Jun 7, 2018

For those with a slight adventurous bent, this is the activity for you. I did the doors on tour, there is also a doors off tour for those who like to live wildly. The pilot was very knowledgeable. We went right over the area where Pele is currently "letting her hair down". One of those on the trip with me went to see where his house was...said all that you could see now was the top of the coconut trees.

Sandra M

United States