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Would you believe that one of the most active volcanoes in the world, the volcano that sits at the heart of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, is also one of the youngest volcanoes? While Mount Kilauea is estimated to be between 300,000 and 600,000 years old, it continues to erupt and create new land on the land mass that is known as the big island of Hawaii. In essence, when you go on a volcano tour with Discover Hawaii Tours, you could be standing on Earth that is younger than you are!
On the Big Island Hawaii Volcano Tour, you’ll visit more than just volcanoes. You’ll also be able to take in other beautiful scenery such as Rainbow Falls and Historic Banyan Drive. If you’re looking for a tour that has a little bit of everything, this is the one for you.
If you’re interested in ancient Hawaiian folklore, Rainbow Falls is one sight that you won’t want to miss. Legend has it that the cave directly beneath Rainbow Falls was the home of the mother of the demigod Maui. Her name was Hina, and she is also known as “the Hawaiian Helen,” because her beauty was also legendary. The breathtaking falls cascade down eighty feet into a pool below. You’ll be delighted by the sights, sounds, and sprays of Rainbow Falls.
For something completely different, enjoy a stroll down Historic Banyan Drive in Hilo Town. Also known as Hilos Walk of Fame, Bunyan Drive used to be made of crushed coral! This practice was abandoned in 1934, however. Fifty Banyan trees line the street now, making for an excellent photo opportunity. Amelia Earhart was one of the famous people who actually planted a Banyan trees.
On this tour you’ll also have ample opportunities to experience active volcanoes, such as when you visit Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. A stop at Thomas A. Jaggar Museum will interest anyone who wants to know about the nuts and bolts of volcanoes. This is the site where volcanic activity across the island is measure twenty four hours a day, seven days a week. The Jaggar Museum is also the best place to view Mount Kilauea Caldera, one of the most active volcanoes in the world today. The museum is named after Thomas Augustus Jaggar. He moved to Kilauea in 1912 and dedicated his life to the study of volcanoes. His legacy lives on with the museum, which was established in 1986 on one the highest edges of the rim of the caldera.
These sights and so many more await you when you book a seat on the Big Island Hawaii Volcano Tour with Discover Hawaii Tours!