Flying Over Lava: Volcano National Park Helicopter Tour

Flying Over Lava: Volcano National Park Helicopter Tour

Volcano National Park Helicopter Tour

The Kilauea volcano is one of the most active volcanoes in the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Several customized tours highlight the park’s awe-inspiring marvels and allow you to get close to the lava in action. So how do you experience this natural wonder up close, while keeping at a safe distance? Think about booking a Volcano National Park helicopter tour!

In addition to being one of the most visited natural attractions in Hawaii, Kilauea is one of the most visited volcanoes in the entire world. At Kīlauea, you can see flowing lava as you hike around the volcano. The chain of craters, volcanic eruptions, and myriad of areas to explore make the national park a premier tourist destination.

There are plenty of spots reachable by car, but a helicopter ride will give you an intimate look at the areas that are more difficult to access. Don’t limit yourself to a glimpse from behind a roped off area. Travelers from across the globe book Volcano National Park helicopter tours to fully experience the volcano from every angle.

The park contains several main attractions that you can see from a helicopter. For example, the Halema’uma’u Crater, Kilauea ‘iki Crater, and Chain of Craters Road are just a few created from ancient volcanic activity.

Depending on how much time you have, there are two options for touring the park with a Volcano National Park helicopter tour.

1. Doors-off Lava & Rainforests Adventure

aerial view of kilauea

The doors-off helicopter tour is a great way to feel the heat and power of the volcano safely, without getting too close. You can take a ride in the Hughes 500 helicopter and experience a breathtaking adventure from above the national park.

This Volcano National Park helicopter tour flies over a diverse range of volcanoes and waterfalls as well. The 45-minute ride covers much of the Kīlauea volcano and some of Hilo’s lush rainforests. Because the volcano has been erupting for over 30 years, you’ll feel the heat from the lava below you. Seeing the lava from the sky gives you insight into how the Hawaiian islands have been evolving over thousands of years.

You also get to experience Mauna Loa’s vistas and the plunging Wai‘ānuenue (known as Rainbow Falls). Some tourists even consider these to be the stars of the show because of their gorgeous views and contrasting ecosytems.

When you book through Tropical Helicopters, you can save up to $65 per seat! Sign up now to book your tour around the island’s volcanoes and rainforests.

2. Hawaii Circle Island Experience

kauai waterfall

On the Hawaii Circle Island Experience, you’ll witness 10 of the world’s 13 climate zones packed all in one tour. The helicopter ride is absolutely breathtaking, and you’ll see a diverse range of environments and habitats. You won’t miss a thing while hovering over all five of the island’s volcanoes.

Some of the top sights that you’ll find on this tour include the colorful beaches of the Kona and Kohala coasts, waterfalls, and active volcanoes. Some of Hawaii’s most spectacular valleys are only visible from the air. A Volcano National Park helicopter tour gives you access to these remote cliffs and takes you were no hike can.

How many people can say they’ve seen the entire island of Hawaii in one day? Be one of the few to experience the whole region in under 3 hours. The towering 2,500 feet tall waterfalls and cliffs will make the experience that much more adventurous.

Want to save $60 per seat for this helicopter ride? Book with us today for a 2 and a half-hour tour around the island that you’ll never forget.