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.
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.