Volcano Kohala Landing Tour
View The Kohala Region From The Air & Experience It On The Ground
Viewing the rugged Kohala Coast and experiencing the lush Kohala Valleys from the air may leave something to be desired for those that would prefer to have a more immersive experience with this part of the Big Island. For those individuals this tour represents a perfect opportunity to have the best of both worlds. Not only will you fly over the Kohala Region and Volcanoes National Park, but you will have the opportunity to land in a remote location, stretch your legs, and explore the Kohala Valleys in a whole new way.
Spend 1.5 hours in the air
See current activity at the Kilauea Volcano
Explore the Kohala Valleys
See hidden and exclusive areas
View dozens of waterfalls
Enjoy views of the rugged Kohala Coast
Check-in will begin 45 minutes prior to your scheduled departure at the Kona Airport. After departure your pilot will begin the tour by flying over the iconic Kona coffee district where some of the finest coffee in the world is grown, roasted and distributed. The next stop is Volcanoes National Park where you will be able to see the current volcanic activity as well as learn from your pilot some of the history surrounding the Big Island’s most famous landmarks.
Your surroundings will get decidedly more lush as you head east to the fertile Hilo side of the Big Island. Much like the eastern side of Maui, the eastern region of the Big Island captures water high up in the mountains and free flowing streams and waterfalls give way to a lush tropical rainforest. As a child King Kamehameha played and explored in the deep valleys of Kohala, where your pilot will take you during the next part of the tour for a landing. By flying into the valleys you will be able to skip the hours of walking it usually takes to access them, and instead step out of the helicopter right into the middle of incredible scenery. Upon reboarding the helicopter your pilot will begin making their way back to the Kona airport by way of the white sand beaches and resorts of Waikoloa. Return time is expected to be 1.5 – 2 hours after departure.
|GuestsAges 2 and up||$869.00|
An exclusive landing on a scenic ridge line in Kohala along with a short guided walking tour.
Any request for a refund prior to 72 hours is honored with a full cash refund. No refunds issued for any tours within the 72 hour period, prior to the start of your tour.
Kohala is a special place in Hawaii – it is the birthplace of King Kamehameha the Great, who united the Hawaiian Islands into one kingdom. Kohala is also home to several ancient Hawaiian settlements, including Lapakahi, which is over 600 years old. In ancient times, the hills of Kohala were extensively cultivated by Hawaiians using terraced farming and irrigation systems. Today, Kohala is a beautiful place to visit, with its lush vegetation, stunning beaches, and clear blue waters.
Kona coffee is world-renowned for its unique flavor profile. The rich volcanic soil, combined with the ideal climate and weather conditions in the Kona region, creates a coffee that is unlike any other. Kona coffee is prized for its smooth, mellow flavor and lack of bitterness. This makes it a perfect coffee to enjoy on its own or with a light meal. Kona coffee is also known for its high quality and strict standards. In order to be classified as “100% Kona Coffee”, the beans must be grown in the Kona district of Hawaii and roasted within the state. This ensures that the coffee meets the highest quality standards. From the cabin of your helicopter, you will be able to see the hundreds of small coffee farms that dot the Kona region.
Kohala is a stunningly beautiful place, and its valleys are some of the most fertile in all of Hawaii. King Kamehameha the Great grew up here, and it’s easy to see why he loved it so much. The culture is rich and diverse, and the natural habitat is simply breathtaking. Normally, you must trek for hours to reach this pristine location, which is free from human intervention and vehicle traffic. Stepping back in time within the deep jungle valleys of Kohala is an experience you won’t soon forget.