It’s been said that Pele, the Goddess of Fire, shaped the islands of Hawaii from her home in the volcanoes. Spewing molten lava and showering the waters around her with cinder and ash, she built what is now one of the most remarkable archipelagos on Earth. To this day, she continues to add to her masterpiece, adding more surface area daily to the Big Island, which is the fastest growing outcrop of land on the planet. It is here, on the Big Island, where one can walk beside, around and through two simmering volcanoes, Mauna Loa and Kilauea. Join us as we take a virtual tour of their homeland, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.
In this video, we’ll get up close and personal with volcanoes that erupted as recently as the 1980s, and envision what it must have been like for ancient Hawaiians to witness the same destruction and creation Mauna Loa and Kilauea caused centuries ago, as they do now. Walk among their new rivers of cooled lava, visit black sand beaches, and feel the heat rising through sulfur banks and steam vents from the volcanic netherworld. Allow Hawaii Volcanoes National Park to capture your imagination, and we promise it won’t let go until the next eruption, when the cycle begins anew. Book your trip today!