Even though the Kilauea volcano is roughly 500,000 years old, it's the most active shield volcano in Hawai'i, built by thousands of years of fluid lava flows. The red molten lava of the Kilauea volcano can be viewed by jeep tour of the rocky terrain. There are skylights, or places where there is an opening in the underground lava tube and gives a chance to see spots of bright red underneath the surface. The volcano also makes noise: The crackle of liquid rock changing into solid as the lava slowly flows into the ocean.
Experience it: KapohoKine Adventures offers an eco-expedition to get close to new lava flows of the Kilauea volcano on Hawai’i Island.