Guide at a Glance
Kilauea, Hawaii, United States
Adventure, Eco Tour, Lava Tour, Nature, Private Tour, Sightseeing, Volcano Tour
2014 'Hawaii EcoTour Guide of the Year'
Kalapana Lava Hike
Erik is the fortunate recipient of the 2014 ‘Ecotour Guide of the Year’ award, and in turn has decided to offer tours that do not provide vehicles. The idea behind this is to get visitors out of the big buses and vans, and spending more time in the field exploring the amazing geology, native flora and fauna and Hawaiian culture. This also cuts back on carbon foot print inside Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park – a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Erik believes strongly in the educational aspects of the exploration and that the cultural significance of Kilauea is an important topic while on tour. One of his specialties is the connection of native plants specific to Kilauea and the amazing traditional Hawaiian culture directly related to those plants. However he is also well versed in other subjects such as geology and local history.
Erik is always willing to go the extra mile for his guests, and his positive attitude and love of the land truly shine while on tour! He has been conducting explorations of Kilauea for 8 years now and Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park is not only literally his backyard, but is also his playground and living laboratory for native plant research.
If you want to avoid the big bus and van tours, and access areas of Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park that few get to see while visiting the island, contact Erik at Kilauea EcoGuides today to arrange for your customized exploration! He can also get you within a hands reach of flowing lava when legally and safely accessible.