Four Seasons Resort Hualālai wants to take guests to an active volcano
Adventurous travellers who want to get up close with an active volcano can now do so with Four Seasons Resort Hualālai. The 5-star resort has announced the first pop-up overnight experience, which features an exploration of the world's most active volcano, exclusive helicopter journey through hidden valleys and secluded beaches, and a night in a rainforest cottage hideaway.
The Ultimate Pop-Up Volcano Adventure starts with a departure from Four Seasons Resort Hualālai via private helicopter, followed by an aerial journey of Hawai'i Island with stunning views of beaches, waterfalls, and otherwise inaccessible valleys – with secluded landings along the way.
Along the journey, they are joined by one of the world's leading volcanologists, providing expert insights into these magnificent monuments of Earth's origins. Guests will also embark on a guided bike tour to see the point where the lava flow meets the ocean at Kamokuna – witnessing first-hand where more than one million gallons of lava enter the ocean every hour, forming the Island of Hawaii.
Guests will then check-in to the Rainforest Cottage Hideaway, a secluded cottage located within a 1,000-year-old rainforest, which has been transformed into a Four Seasons residence complete with full staff and amenities.
Upon checking in they will be greeted by an intimate dinner prepared for them by a Four Seasons Chef complemented by a Hawaiian music and dance performance. The evening ends with a final tour of Kilauea Caldera, from the ground, allowing guests exclusive access to view and experience the glowing lava flow first-hand.
Following a restful night sleep, guests will wake to the calls of exotic birds in the rainforest and enjoy an intimate breakfast, prepared according to their requests. A chauffeured SUV takes them to an awaiting helicopter to further explore Hawai'i Island by air—including a landing at a secluded beach on the southern coast for a few hours of private swimming and sun, before returning to Four Seasons Resort Hualālai.
The Ultimate Pop-Up Volcano Adventure is available exclusively to guests of Four Seasons Resort Hualālai for up to four people, and is priced at USD 39,500 for the 27-hour overnight experience.