The Lava & Rainforests excursion showcases Hawai‘i's story and its inextricable link to the elements. You will fly over Kīlauea, one of the most active volcanoes on earth, and search out any activity at Halema'uma'u crater, Ahuʻailāʻau, or Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō vent. The windward side 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 Hawai’i. View Hilo’s lush rainforests, Mauna Loa’s vistas, and the plunging Wai‘ānuenue (Rainbow Falls), so named for the rainbows you can see in the mist when the early morning sunshine hits the water.
*Flight times are approximate, do not include check-in time, and total times may vary depending on weather conditions and where the best sights are at the time of your tour.
Request a seat up front with the pilot.
Green your seat by helping to plant endemic trees in Hawai'i
No reviews yet.
Had a great experience with Paradise Helicopters?
Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *
Check-in at our Hilo location
Check-in 45 minutes prior to departure time at our counter in Lobby 2 at the Hilo Airport Self-pay parking is available For answers to common questions please read our FAQ