Hilo Helicopter Tour - Lava and Rainforest - Paradise Helicopters
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Hilo: Lava & Rainforest Adventure

Witness the creative powers of Pele at Kilauea.

aerial shot of lava fissure
lava flowing
helicopter in smoke from lava
helicopter flying over lava
aerial shot of lava fissure
lava flowing

Starting at $399 per person

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Activity Level 

Easy: Suitable for adults, children and seniors.
Witness Pele, the goddess of fire, birth new land at Kīlauea, the most active volcano on earth.


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 Details 

Tour departs from

Hilo Airport
Flight Time1 hour*

*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.


Hilo Airport


  • Narrated
  • Black Sand Beaches
  • Waterfalls
  • Rainforest


  • Current activity at Kīlauea Volcano
  • Tropical rainforests of Puna
  • Waterfalls of North Hilo


co-pilot seat

Co-Pilot Seat

Request a seat up front with the pilot.

Endemic trees

Carbon Offset

Green your seat by helping to plant endemic trees in Hawai'i

For Answers to common questionsplease read our FAQ.


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Check-in at our Hilo Airport 

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