Helicopter Hilo: Volcanoes & Waterfalls
Departure Location: Hilo Airport
Tour Duration: Approx. 45 Minutes
Take a ride in a Hughes 500 helicopter with no doors. You’ll have the chance to see Kīlauea Volcano the world’s most active volcano, it has been continuously erupting for 30 years, and even at 500 feet above the flowing lava and open vents, you will feel waves of hot air rolling off the subsurface flows, which can reach temperatures of 2,000 degrees! After you fly through Hilo’s lush rain forests, Mauna Loa’s vistas and the plunging Wai‘ānuenue (Rainbow Falls), named for the rainbows you can see in the mist when the early morning sunshine hits the water.
There’s no better thrill than a helicopter ride, and for an even better experience leave the doors behind so there is nothing between you and the spectacular views!!