Lua Ahi Pit of Fire

Come see first-hand the destruction left behind from the 2018 lava flow through Leilani Estates. Walk among the newest land in Hawai’i. Listen to survivors’ accounts of the devastation of the most recent lava flow. We let you in on our exclusive rights to the area because we donate a percentage of profits to benefit those who tragically lost their homes.


Approximately 7 hours


$180.00 per person

Pick up

Pick up from Hilo port or surrounding hotels from 8 am to 11 am.

Tour Features

On May 3, 2018, Kilauea erupted on the Big Island of Hawaii and tore through the district of Puna. As the lava erupted from multiple fissures over the course of 3 months, more than 600 homes were destroyed. On our Lua Ahi tour, you will get to see some of the homes that were partially destroyed and be able to get close to several fissures, including fissure 8, which is the largest. We will visit four different sites in Leilani Estates where the homeowners will share stories and show before-and-after photos. 

Afterward, we will drive to the nearby town of Pahoa for local food at one of the eccentric restaurants. This tour will include some walking/hiking over rocky terrain and may not be suitable for everyone. Kids under eight are not allowed on tour, and it may prove difficult for the elderly and those with certain health issues.

Fissure 8

Entry to Fissure

Lava Formations

What to Wear:

Closed-toe shoes are an absolute must. You cannot come on this tour without them. We will be walking over hazardous terrain and entering several areas that are very hot. We recommend  wearing full-length bottoms, no shorts or dresses, due to the steam inside the fissures.

“Discover the newest lands of Hawai'i”