One hour flight will depart from Hilo International Airport
Experience Kilauea and Hawaii Volcano National Park! The massive eruptions of the world’s most active and unpredictable volcano have changed the face of the Big Island in spectacular ways. On the Circle of Fire helicopter tour, you’ll embark on a breathtaking adventure, seeking out the island’s unique rainforest, newly formed landscapes and black-sand beaches, and witnessing the results of Madame Pele’s incredible volcanic activity—scenes of nature’s raw power that you’ll never forget!
Two hour flight will depart from Waikoloa Helipad
Discover the Big Island’s magnificent beauty and its volcanic fury on this all-in-one Big Island helicopter tour. Get an up-close look at the famous Kilauea volcano, which has been continuously erupting since 1983; the results of its historic 2018 eruption provide phenomenal views. From the black sand beaches, and Madame Pele’s amazing volcanic badlands, to the lush rainforests of the Hamakua Coast and the meandering valleys of the Kohala Mountains, you won’t miss a thing on this Big Island helicopter tour!
Pickup location and Departure Time
The land tour departs daily, we pick up from resorts and hotels in Kona, Waikoloa, and Kohala areas. Please refer to the individual tour page for pickup times. Helicopter tours depart throughout the day. Transportation is not included for helicopter tours.
What to bring and wear
Wear comfortable clothing in layers as temperatures vary from warm to cool. Covered walking shoes are required. Please wear dark-colored clothing for helicopter tours to reduce glare.
Included in the tour
Gourmet lunch with assorted juices, snacks, and bottled water, park entrance fee, jackets, and rain gear.
Can I do this combo tour in one day?
A: No, this combo tour needs to be reserved over two different days in no particular order. However, it’s possible to book a private circle island or twilight volcano tour and add a one hour helicopter flight to the tour.
Are we going to see lava?
A: Being in the air is your best chance to see flowing lava but no particular sight can be guaranteed. Routes and times vary with wind and weather, and volcanic activity changes hourly.
Does the tour run rain and shine?
A: Our land tour will operate rain and shine. Helicopter tour may be cancelled due to inclement weather. We will notify you as soon as possible if the tour is cancelled.