Then it was time to check out the famous volcanoes of Hawaii.
An easy walk through the national park passed steam vents and lava fields.
A highlight was the Thurston Lava Tube (Nāhuku), an underground tunnel created by a steaming hot lava flow.
The Jaggar Museum features volcanology exhibits and a viewpoint overlooking Halema’uma’u Crater.
After dinner and a cocktail, the group headed back to the viewpoint at Jaggar Museum at dusk, to take in the real highlight: the lava flow at the Halema’uma’u Crater.