Volcano and Valley Landing
Take your Hawaii Experience Tour to the next level by adding an amazing landing adventure. The Volcano and Valley Landing tour is the same tour route as the Hawaii Experience with the addition of a landing at an exclusive location accessible only with Paradise Helicopters. Take the opportunity to get out of the helicopter and experience this amazing wonder of the world first hand. Breathe in the clean air, smell the beautiful foliage, listen to the birds, step in to a crisp mountain stream a totally unforgettable setting. Top off your trip to Hawaii with our Volcano and Valley Landing tour!
If you, your family and friends would like a more private experience, we offer this tour as a charter. Charter the entire helicopter for a personalized experience you will never forget.
The Big Island's five volcanoes in tour order:
- Looking up from Kona, Hualalai is the first volcano you will see. Standing over 8,000' above sea level, she provides an amazing backdrop for the small coastal town we call home. Last erupting in 1801, she is still considered active but currently taking a break!
- Mauna Loa is the largest and most active volcano on Planet Earth. Standing 13,679' above sea level, she is by any standards a large mountain. Measured from her base, she is the largest volcano, mountain or object on our planet standing a massive 54,000' tall.
- Her sister volcano, Mauna Kea, is 13,796' above sea level, the highest point above sea level in the Hawaiian chain. Currently dormant, her summit is home to the world’s most advanced observatories. Mauna Kea provides unique conditions coveted by astronomers worldwide.
- The current eruption of Kilauea is where we could have the unique opportunity to see molten lava! Continuously erupting since 1983, The Pu`u O`o vent of Kilauea is the longest, continuous volcanic eruption in recorded history.
- Accessible only by helicopter, Kohala is the oldest volcano on the Island. Considered extinct by volcanologists, it last erupted over 70,000 years ago. Kohala's age is what makes it unique on the Big Island. Tens of thousands of years of rain, wind and exposure have carved out some of the most breath taking landscapes on the island. Deep valleys and tall, cascading waterfalls make the oldest volcano on the island unforgettable!
The town of Hilo, second only to Honolulu in population, is the largest town on the Big Island. Hilo has many of the qualities we think a tropical island town should have. Rainforests, lush green landscapes, a busy port, amazing waterfalls, and old Hawaii charm! Hilo has it all.
The Hamakua Coast is an amazing stretch along the northeast coast of the island with waterfalls and rainforests. Hundreds of waterfalls and rivers make this landscape lush and green. Beautiful coastal communities and mountain roads give this area a warm and inviting feel.
The Kohala and North Kona resort area is home to many of the islands most exclusive hotels and resorts. Fly along the coast and see some of the most amazing beaches and bays the island has to offer. Crystal clear blue and emerald waters, coral reef and white sand beaches are the norm for this unique stretch of coastline.
- Approximately a 3 hour adventure with a landing in a remote valley - 1.5-2 hours in the air; about one on the ground in the valley.
- Six passengers
- Only company to offer 2-way communication with the pilot and each other
- Current activity at Kilauea Volcano
- Amazing white and black sand beaches
- Hundreds of waterfalls
- 2,000' valley walls
- Breathtaking coastlines
- 11 different climate zones
- $50 per person upgrade charge for guaranteed/preferred seating
Physical Activity Level
- Landing in a remote valley
- All taxes and fuel surcharge
- Fully narrated tour
Easy, flat trail
Need to be able to step up into helicopter.
Suitable for adults, children, and seniors
What to Wear
Dark colored shirts for picture taking (no reflection in pictures from helicopter windows)
Good walking shoes
Check in 45 minutes prior to departure
Passengers over 250 lbs are subject to weight restriction fee
About 3 hours - approximately 1.5-2 hours in the air and about one hour on the ground in the valley
Departure Time & Location
Morning and afternoon departures
Kona International Airport located in the Commuter Terminal Building
Tour departure times, flight durations, route and viewing may vary due to weather, volcanic activity and other uncontrollable events. We have a 24 hour cancellation policy. Late cancels and no shows pay full fare. We reserve the right to refuse service. All prices are subject to applicable taxes and fees. All prices are subject to change.
*Our 10% online discount cannot be used with any other offers.