Helicopter Volcano Combo Tour

Volcano tour with Paradise Helicopters: 7 hr 30 min long

Take this journey off your bucket list!

From the sky, to the land - volcano, lava flow and rainforests galore!

In combination with our Wild Orchid Volcano tour, you will experience both the lay of the land by our professional driver and the sky with Paradise Helicopters. Starting off your journey from above with an exploration up close to the volcano– your tour begins on the right note.

Paradise Helicopters elevates your viewing of Hawai’i to another level. You have many options to gaze upon the landscapes of this island, from the mountains to the volcanoes, rainforests and coastlines. The active lava flows of Madame Pele and subtropical rainforest sights remain the most popular destination.

Your customized flight takes you with a professional pilot who has a true passion and knowledge of Hawai’i. Your fully narrated helicopter tour will heighten your flight above cascading waterfalls and active volcanic craters and peaks – this living dream will be an adventure you will never forget!

After your flight, your personal tour guide greets you at the Hilo Airport and welcomes you to Hawaii’s Volcanoes National Park. Most people allow far too little time for their visit to this worthwhile natural attraction: a World Heritage Site. Passing the gates of the National Park we enter a protected native Hawaiian forest at a refreshingly brisk 4000 foot elevation.

There is so much to see with more than 150 miles of trails within the park itself. The famous road to the Kilauea Crater also takes us to the dramatic Steam Vents, followed by the most sought after encounter; the Volcano’s Goddess herself - Madam Pele, at the Halema’uma’u Crater.

Here you have the chance to visit the Dr. Jagger Museum to learn about the ever-changing volcanic history through their educational exhibits as well as witness the 24/7 fully functioning Hawaiian Volcano Observatory.

Next, we continue on to the Kilauea Iki Overlook where it’s deep crater was once a molten lake of lava with the last occurence in 1959. Nowadays this view is more similar to that of a foreign landscape like the moon - full of mystery and splendor. We carry on by walking an enchanted hike into a protected virgin Rain Forest, a sanctuary of native birds leading then into the Nahuku (Thurston) Lava Tube.

After a long, unforgettable day of adventure we return to the calm beauty of Hilo. Wild Orchid Tours escorts you back to your return home flight with ease.

Details for Helicopter tour:

Approx. 45-minute tour in MD500 (four passengers) or Bell 407 helicopter (six passengers)
Two-way communication between you, your pilot, and your group
All cameras and sunglasses must have straps
No hats permitted on flight
Duration: Approx. 1.25 hours, including check-in

*Please make reservation no less then 48hrs in advance to confirm availability.
Shorter booking is possible but not guaranteed.

Highlights for ground tour:

Hilo Bay area
Kilauea Caldera hallmark
Steam Vents
24/7 Volcano Observatory
Lava tube with walk through rainforest
Kilauea Iki Overlook


•100% Private Eco tour, we reserve each 7-passenger SUVs for only one party of family or friends
•Door to door transportation from Hilo area, Airport, Harbor or your accommodations within 10 miles of Hilo or Pahoa.
•Your personal certificated tour guide
•Commentary in English or French
•Bottled water
•Walking sticks
•Rain ponchos


Know Before You Book:

Pickup is flexible since our tour is private, anytime between 8 am till 12 noon. (You will receive confirmation of your exact pickup time once booking is received.)
Our tours run rain or shine.
Children 1 years old or younger are complimentary.
Please take walking shoes.
We support sustainable tourism and we encourage eating at the local eateries.
There will be opportunities for snack stops, restroom breaks and gift choices.
We adjust tempo of our excursion to your group.
Our itinerary can change due to weather conditions.


Cancellation Policy:

A credit card is required to reserve all tours. The said credit card will be charged the full amount at the time of booking. Cancellations made 48 hours prior to scheduled activity will be charged a $120 non-refundable booking fee.