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Helicopter Tour of Mt. Kilauea- Big Island, Hawaii

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One of the most beautiful memories of my life was the trip to Big Island, Hawaii in April 2015.  The beauty of the mountains and valleys are always a eye candy for nature lovers. But the fierce, erupting, smoke clad face of mother nature in the form of ''volcano'' is infinitely more impressive if witnessed from a safe distance.
The Big Island is the youngest and the largest amongst the Hawaiian Islands and owing to Mt. Kilauea’s constant eruption over the last 20 years, it is still expanding! The Big Island is made up of five connected volcanoes, two of which are extinct, one is dormant and the other two are very active – Mauna Loa and Kilauea. Mount Kilauea is the most active volcano out of the rest.
Most resorts in Big Island are near Kona International Airport with the most exclusive resorts built at Waikoloa and Kohala. Hilo has a few hotels, but is the more “local” side of the island. Kona and Hilo both have international airports. Drive time from Kona to Hilo take…