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Hawaii Forest & Trail

Duration:  Varies
Rated:  Easy to strenuous dependent upon activity.
Group Size:  Big or small we can accommodate.

Adult: Varies +taxes & fees

Signature Series: Since 1993 Hawaii Forest & Trail been taking guests to some of the most awe-inspiring locales in Hawaii.  The diverse geography of Hawaii has something to offer everyone.  Whether you’re hoping to stand atop the tallest mountain in the world, explore a volcano, or enjoy the quiet serenity of a waterfall, our access to private lands, local knowledge, and expert Interpretive Guides combine to give you an experience like no other.

Our Signature Series itineraries are tailored to immerse you and your guests in the best that Hawaii has to offer.  Our expert groups sales team will customize a tour to fit your needs; from the pickup time to the catering menu, to the activities. Contact us and let us work with you to create an unforgettable adventure.

Potential Itineraries Include:

  • Hiking Adventures: Easy to strenuous, short to long, completely outfitted and fully catered.
  • Caving: Unparalleled access all over the island and knowledgeable guides. All gear provided,
  • Family (Ohana) Adventures: Customize any of our tours for a family-friendly frolic!
  • Romantic Adventures: Uniquely memorable and spectacularly scenic locations for weddings, engagements, vow renewals, and good old-fashioned romance
  • Helicopter Adventures: We partner with the best helicopter tour operators in the state to provide access to locations unparalleled in their beauty, remoteness, and varied topography. Enjoy an endless combination of itineraries.

FAQ's

  1. What is the difference between a Private Adventure and the Signature Series? A Private Tour is any of our regularly offered tours booked exclusively for your group and the Signature Series allows us to design an itinerary exclusively for your special needs, requests, and interests.
  2. What are the payment and cancellation policies? Cash, Travelers Checks, Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express are accepted. Signature Series tours require a deposit of 25% of the total tour price. Deposit is forfeited on cancellations with less than 2 weeks notice. Cancellations with less than 72 hours notice of tour departure are charged 100% of tour price.

Schedule

We can customize your experience to last a few hours or the entire day.

Included

All standard fare available, or let us arrange a special meal for you. Many options and upgrades to choose from.

Signature Series | https://hawaii-forest.com/tours/private-custom-adventures/ | Last updated: May 21, 2021

Hakalau Exclusive Book: 808-331-8505

Hawaii Forest & Trail

Duration:  12 hrs.
Rated:  Moderate. Ages 8+
Group Size:  Max 9

Adult: $225 +taxes & fees

Our Hakalau birdwatching adventure is run in one of our 4WD Mercedes Sprinters. These vehicles are perfect for our birdwatching tours as they are designed for smaller, more intimate groups and deliver a rugged build that allows access to those off-the-beaten-path locations.  Riding in style with our best in class field guides to a restricted access nature preserve, you’ll experience a truly unique Hawaii Island adventure.

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UPGRADE to an affordable Private Ohana Tour and experience Hakalau exclusively with your family or small group. Priced at $1500 for up to 4 people and $150 for additional guests.

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Highlights include:

  • Gain entry into a restricted-access National Wildlife Refuge
  • Discover rare native plants and animals, including carnivorous caterpillars and happy-faced spiders
  • Search for native & endangered birds including Amakihi, Apapane, Elepaio, Akepa, Akiapolaau, and Iiwi
  • Our interpretive guides are expert bird trackers

Time: Tour is approx. 11-12 hours. Travel time round-trip is approx. 4 hrs.
Restrictions: Guests should be able to hike on uneven or rocky terrain. We sometimes encounter cool, wet or muddy conditions.  Please note the Refuge access road can be rough & bumpy, and requires 4WD.  Due to the possible rough road conditions this tour may not be suitable for those guests who have neck or back issues or those who are prone to motion sickness.  Other tour restrictions may apply.
What to Bring & Wear: Sturdy closed-toe shoes or boots, long pants, and a light rain jacket.

FAQ's

  1. How much hiking do we do? Expect to cover approximately 2 to 4 miles in 4 hours
  2. Is there elevation gain? Over the course of the hike the elevation change is approximately 650’
  3. What is the difference in the birds seen on Hakalau vs. Rainforest & Dryforest? The Akepa and Hawaii Creeper are found on our tour through Hakalau, while the Palila is found on the Rainforest & Dryforest Adventure. Akiapolaau can be found on both adventures, though is more dependably seen on Rain/Dry
  4. Is it possible to use a spotting scope? Due to the behavior of Hawaii’s endemic birds, the use of a spotting scope can be challenging. If you feel up to the test, we do encourage you to bring your own birdwatching gear. We do provide binoculars on the tour for guest use
  5. Is it possible to get photos of the birds? Typically, there are many opportunities for a determined photographer to photograph birds along the way
  6. How is the drive to Refuge? The first part of the drive is on paved roadways.  However, the second half of the drive on the Wildlife access road takes place on a dirt road that is rough, muddy, and can be very bumpy.

Schedule

Departures are dependent on availability of restricted-access permits. Tour time is 11 - 12 hours round trip, departing from Queen’s Marketplace at Waikoloa Beach Resort, and Hawaii Forest & Trail Headquarters.

Included

Snacks, Deli style lunch, assorted beverages.

Hakalau Exclusive | https://hawaii-forest.com/tours/hakalau-exclusive/ | Last updated: February 11, 2022

Maunakea Summit & Stars Book: 808-331-8505

Hawaii Forest & Trail

Duration:  7-8 hrs
Rated:  Easy to Moderate. Ages 13+
Group Size:  Max 12

Adult: $255 +taxes & fees

Our journey from sea level to the nearly 14,000-foot summit of Maunakea reveals the wonders and world-class clarity of the Hawaiian night sky.

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Maunakea Summit & Stars Highlights:

  • Enjoy a warm picnic dinner and learn about Hawaiian star navigation.
  • Learn about the historical accounts of early travelers through the mountain regions
  • Delight in the awe-inspiring Hawaiian sunset at the top of Maunakea, the highest point in the Pacific
  • Descend to a lower elevation after the sun sets and sip hot chocolate during a private star show with our 11” Celestron telescope

Maunakea Summit & Stars Give Back Experience

If you don’t see your dates available, check out our Maunakea Give Back Experience with a volunteer opportunity to help restore an endangered native Hawaiian dry forest.

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Please read restrictions and FAQ carefully before booking this experience.

Time: Tour is approx.  7-8 hours. Travel time round-trip is approx. 3.5 hours from Waikoloa resorts
Restrictions: Weather changes can occur quickly, and the access road to the summit can close without warning; therefore we cannot guarantee access to the summit or favorable conditions. Guests should be able to walk on uneven or rocky terrain. The temperature can dip below freezing when at high elevations on the mountain. We sometimes encounter cold, wet, or muddy conditions. Due to the high altitude, this tour is not advised for those with respiratory, circulatory or heart conditions, pregnancy, or poor health. If you plan to scuba dive, do not plan to go to the summit within 24 hours after you dive due to the altitude. No children under 13. Other tour restrictions may apply – please contact us at 808.331.8505 for more information.

What to Bring & Wear:
Reusable water bottle, Closed-toe shoes, Warm Socks and/or leggings, long pants, and a sweatshirt or sweater.  Winter parkas and gloves are provided.

Please Read: COVID 19 Health & Safety Policy:

Hawaii Forest & Trail has implemented new Health and Safety Policies based on guidance and requirements by the State of Hawaii and CDC.  The following requirements will need to be met in order to join us:

  • Health Questionnaire must be completed prior to your participation
  • Face masks are not required for the tour however PLEASE NOTE as of May 27, 2022 the Maunakea Visitor requires mask for entry
  • Guests must follow guide instructions regarding masks and social distancing
  • Group sizes are limited to 12 guests.

FAQ's

  1. Are guests allowed to go into the observatories? There are currently no observatories open to the public.
  2. How cold is it at the summit of Maunakea? Average mean temperature is 32 degrees Fahrenheit or 0 Celsius.
  3. Is the vehicle ride bumpy and windy? For safety reasons the access road to the summit of Maunakea requires a four-wheel drive, so it can be bumpy. Our custom off-road motor coaches will get you to the top and back as comfortably as possible.
  4. What kind of telescope is used for stargazing? We utilize an 11” Celestron Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope.
  5. What is the guide to guest ratio? Our maximum guide to guest ratio is 1:12.
  6. How many guests do you take up per night? Our permit allows for a maximum of 2 vehicles per night, and our vehicles carry a maximum of 12 passengers each.
  7. Do you go up to Maunakea summit every night? We go Monday through Saturday night, weather permitting.
  8. Are children allowed on this tour? Children under 13 are not permitted on this tour due to altitude.
  9. Is there much walking/hiking on this tour? There is minimal walking on this tour, the maximum being about 150 yards.
  10. I would like to see a specific astronomical event from the summit. How can I arrange this? Check out  Bishop Museum - Astronomy for upcoming celestial events, and whether they will be observable in the Hawaiian sky.
  11. Will there be snow on our trip? Snow is seasonal at Mauna Kea, with the heaviest snowfall occurring during the winter months.
  12. What if it’s cloudy on Maunakea? The summit and visitor center areas of Maunakea are generally above the clouds. Due to our high demand for this experience and the constraints of our permit, we are often unable to reschedule guests when cancellations occur. Therefore we try to avoid canceling tours if we can safely reach the visitor's center and/or summit. Conditions constantly change on the mountain, and the weather is part of the adventure.
  13. Can I join the tour from Hilo? This tour only departs from Kona; our dinner location does not allow private vehicle parking, and there is no safe and legal place for you to leave your vehicle along the Saddle road late at night. Additionally, our permit does not allow guests to meet us at the Maunakea Visitor Information Center. Arnott's Lodge operates Mauna Kea Sunset tours from Hilo. 

Schedule

Afternoon trips depart Monday through Saturday from King Kamehameha Courtyard Marriott Hotel in Kailua-Kona, Queen’s Marketplace in Waikoloa Beach Resort, and the Gilbert Kahele Recreational Park on Saddle Road. Approximately 7 - 8 hours round trip.

Included

Picnic style dinner, assorted teas, hot chocolate, and dessert.

Maunakea Summit & Stars | https://hawaii-forest.com/tours/maunakea-summit-stars-adventure/ | Last updated: May 27, 2022

Maunakea Summit & Stars Give Back Experience Book: 808-331-8505

Hawaii Forest & Trail

Duration:  8-9 hrs
Rated:  Easy to Moderate. Ages 13+
Group Size:  Max 12

Adult: $275 +taxes & fees

The Maunakea Summit & Stars Giveback tour combines our popular Maunakea Summit & Stars experience with an added volunteer opportunity to benefit the Waikoloa Dry Forest Initiative!  Our journey from sea level, through an endangered dry forest, and to the nearly 14,000-foot summit of Maunakea reveals the wonders and world-class clarity of the Hawaiian night sky.

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The Give-Back Tour has limited availability. If it doesn’t match your travel plans, our Maunakea Summit & Stars runs more frequently.

Maunakea Summit & Stars Highlights:

  • Depart earlier than our standard Mauna Kea Summit and Stars to make a stop at a rare and endangered native dry forest habitat.
  • Participate in conservation work such as seed collection, while learning about The Waikoloa Dryforest Initiative and how they are revitalizing a Hawaiian critical habitat.
  • $20.00 of the ticket price from each guest is donated directly to the Waikoloa Dryforest Initiative to perpetuate their conservation work.
  • Enjoy a warm picnic dinner.
  • Delight in the awe-inspiring Hawaiian sunset at the top of Maunakea, the highest point in the Pacific
  • Sip hot chocolate during a private star show with our high powered telescope

Please read restrictions and FAQ carefully before booking this experience.

Time: Tour is approx.  8-9 hours. Travel time round-trip is approx. 3.5 hours from Waikoloa resorts

Restrictions: Guests should be able to do short walks on uneven or rocky terrain. Weather changes can occur quickly, and the access road to the summit can close without warning; therefore we cannot guarantee access to the summit or favorable conditions. The temperature can dip below freezing when at high elevations on the mountain. We sometimes encounter cold, wet, or muddy conditions. Due to the high altitude, this tour is not advised for those with respiratory, circulatory or heart conditions, pregnancy, or poor health. If you plan to scuba dive, do not plan to go to the summit within 24 hours after you dive due to the altitude. No children under 13. Other tour restrictions may apply – please contact us at 808.331.8505 for more information.


What to Bring & Wear:
The Waikoloa Dryforest can be hot, however the summit of Mauna Kea is quite cold, so we recommend dressing in layers. Please bring a reusable water bottle, sturdy closed-toe shoes, warm socks and/or leggings, long pants, and a sweatshirt or sweater.  Winter parkas and gloves are provided.

Please Read: COVID 19 Health & Safety Policy:

Hawaii Forest & Trail has implemented new Health and Safety Policies based on guidance and requirements by the State of Hawaii and CDC.  The following requirements will need to be met in order to join us:

  • Health Questionnaire must be completed prior to your participation
  • Face masks are not required for the tour however PLEASE NOTE as of May 27, 2022 the Maunakea Visitor requires mask for entry
  • Guests must follow guide instructions regarding masks and social distancing.
  • Group sizes are limited to 12 guests.

FAQ's

  1. Are guests allowed to go into the observatories? There are currently no observatories open to the public.
  2. How cold is it at the summit of Maunakea? Average mean temperature is 32 degrees Fahrenheit or 0 Celsius.
  3. Is the vehicle ride bumpy and windy? For safety reasons the access road to the summit of Maunakea requires a four-wheel drive, so it can be bumpy. Our custom off-road motor coaches will get you to the top and back as comfortably as possible.
  4. What kind of telescope is used for stargazing? We utilize an 11” Celestron Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope.
  5. What is the guide to guest ratio? Our maximum guide to guest ratio is 1:12.
  6. How many guests do you take up per night? Our permit allows for a maximum of 2 vehicles per night, and our vehicles carry a maximum of 12 passengers each.
  7. Do you go up to Maunakea summit every night? The Giveback Experience operates every Wednesday night, weather permitting.
  8. Are children allowed on this tour? Children under 13 are not permitted on this tour due to altitude.
  9. Is there much walking/hiking on this tour? There is minimal walking on this tour, the maximum being about 150 yards.
  10. I would like to see a specific astronomical event from the summit. How can I arrange this? Check out  Bishop Museum - Astronomy for upcoming celestial events, and whether they will be observable in the Hawaiian sky.
  11. Will there be snow on our trip? Snow is seasonal at Mauna Kea, with the heaviest snowfall occurring during the winter months.
  12. What if it’s cloudy on Maunakea? The summit and visitor center areas of Maunakea are generally above the clouds. Due to our high demand for this experience and the constraints of our permit, we are often unable to reschedule guests when cancellations occur. Therefore we try to avoid canceling tours if we can safely reach the visitor's center and/or summit. Conditions constantly change on the mountain, and the weather is part of the adventure.
  13. Can I join the tour from Hilo? This tour only departs from Kona; our dinner location does not allow private vehicle parking, and there is no safe and legal place for you to leave your vehicle along the Saddle road late at night. Additionally, our permit does not allow guests to meet us at the Maunakea Visitor Information Center. Arnott's Lodge operates Mauna Kea Sunset tours from Hilo. 

Schedule

Our Giveback trips depart on Wednesdays from the King Kamehameha Courtyard Marriott in Kailua-Kona,  Queen’s Marketplace in Waikoloa Beach Resort, and Paniolo Greens in Waikoloa Village. 8- 9 hours round trip.

Included

A $20 donation to the Waikoloa Dry Forest Initiative, picnic style dinner, assorted teas, hot chocolate, and dessert.

Maunakea Summit & Stars Give Back Experience | https://hawaii-forest.com/tours/maunakea-summit-stars-give-back-experience/ | Last updated: May 27, 2022

Hidden Craters Hike Book: 808-331-8505

Hawaii Forest & Trail

Duration:  5 hrs.
Rated:  Moderate. Ages 8+
Group Size:  Max 10

Adult: $160 +taxes & fees
Child: $135 +taxes & fees

Venture onto private land behind 3 locked gates to explore the upper slopes of Kona’s very own volcano – Hualalai. This journey provides intimate, unique access to the site of multiple volcanic eruptions from the 1800’s, all within a short distance.  Explore a unique lava tube and capture scenic views of the coastline.

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UPGRADE to an affordable Private Ohana tour and experience  Hidden Craters exclusively with your family or small group. Priced at $1,240 for up to 4 people and $100 for additional guests. Maximum 12 guests per van.

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Highlights include:
  • Exclusive private access onto Hualalai volcano and into a native forest
  • Take pleasure in a 3-4 mile hike through untouched cloud forest with incredible vistas of the Kona coast.
  • Stand on the edge of precipitous volcanic craters that plunge deep into the earth below
  • Climb through a segment of a lava tube

Time: Tour is approx. 5 hours. Travel time round-trip is less than 1 hour.
Restrictions: Guests should be able to hike on uneven or rocky terrain with up to 1,000′ elevation gain & descent. We may encounter cool and wet conditions. Other tour restrictions may apply.
What to Bring & Wear: Hiking or sturdy closed-toe shoes, a hat, sunscreen, and a light sweatshirt or jacket.

FAQ's

  1. How much hiking do we do? 3-4 miles along uneven terrain with some steep inclines and declines with elevation gains & descents. Rated moderate.
  2. Is there elevation gain? Our tour ranges from sea level to 6,000 feet. We will meander on a single-track trail through native forest with an elevation change of approximately 800 to 1,000 feet. While exploring the lava tube, expect to descend and ascend approximately 30-40 feet.
  3. How many different types of volcanic features will I see? Along the tour, we’ll see a 200 year old lava flow, spatter cones, fissures and collapsed pits.
  4. Do we need any special type of equipment to explore the lava tube? The lava tube we visit is perfect for the casual adventurer.  We’ll descend via earthen steps with a rope to assist and there’s enough ambient light to see all of the major features inside the cave.
  5. Is Hualalai Volcano active? Technically speaking, yes.  Hualalai’s last eruption ended in 1801 so it is considered active.  However, magma is not close to the surface so we won't see  any geothermal activity.

Schedule

Tours depart from Hawaii Forest & Trail Headquarters. 5 hours round trip.

Included

Trail bar snack and water refills (Please bring your own reusable bottle!).

Hidden Craters Hike | https://hawaii-forest.com/tours/hidden-craters-hike/ | Last updated: February 11, 2022

Kohala Zip & Dip Book: 808-331-8505

Hawaii Forest & Trail

Duration:  9 hrs
Rated:  Moderate. Ages 8+
Group Size:  Max 8

Adult: $299 +taxes & fees
Child: $274 +taxes & fees

Spend an inspiring and exhilarating day in North Kohala, a land of stunning beauty and profound cultural significance. Zipline high above the forest floor, picnic with stunning views of the valleys and swim under a private waterfall fed by a cool mountain stream.

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Highlights include:

  • Two of our most popular tours – Kohala Waterfall  & Kohala Canopy  are combined into one action-packed day
  • Stroll by secluded waterfalls in a private nature reserve
  • Swim and play under a private waterfall
  • Enjoy lunch at our private picnic site
  • Fun, off-road drive through private lands
  • Fly through Kohala Zipline’s full aerial canopy course,

Time: Tour is approx. 8 hours. Travel time round-trip is approx. 3.75 hrs.
Restrictions: Physical – Must weigh between 70 and 270 lbs. Guests will be weighed at check-in. Must be able to walk over uneven terrain and handle short climb. This tour is not suitable for expectant mothers.
What to Bring & Wear: Closed-toe shoes required. Bring a bathing suit (can be worn under clothes), hat, sunscreen, and a light jacket or sweatshirt.

FAQ's

  1. How much hiking do we do? There are two short hikes on this tour.  The first one is less than 150 yards, the second is about 500 yards.
  2. Is there elevation gain? Both hikes do have short ascents and descents.  The first hike elevation gain is approximately 90’, the second hike elevation gain is approximately 50’.
  3. What is the water temperature at the waterfall? Water temperature varies and ranges between 60 and 70 degrees F. It's very cool and refreshing.

Schedule

Approximately 8-9 hours round trip, departs from Hawaii Forest & Trail Headquarters, Waikoloa Queen’s Marketplace, Shops at Mauna Lani and select Kohala Resorts.

Included

Snack, deli-style lunch with assorted beverages.

Kohala Zip & Dip | https://hawaii-forest.com/tours/kohala-zip-dip/ | Last updated: June 1, 2022

Kohala Waterfalls Adventure Book: 808-331-8505

Hawaii Forest & Trail

Duration:  6-7 hrs
Rated:  Easy. All ages
Group Size:  Max 12

Adult: $200 +taxes & fees
Child: $175 +taxes & fees

Immerse yourself in stunning private Kohala waterfalls, tranquil streams, scenic coastlines, and rugged valleys on this North Kohala adventure. Experience an off-road drive to an exclusive trailhead.

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UPGRADE to an affordable Private Ohana tour and experience the Kohala Waterfalls Adventure exclusively with your family or small group. Priced at $1,400 for up to 4 people and $120 for additional guests. Maximum 12 guests per van.

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Highlights:

A Hawaiian Waterfall tour, unlike any other. During this exciting adventure, guests will:

  • Ramble off-road in a 4-wheel-drive vehicle.
  • Take a relaxed, guided walk through a private nature reserve.
  • Cool off with a swim under one of seven cascading waterfalls.
  • Enjoy a private picnic lunch with views of soaring sea cliffs and remote valleys at one of the island’s most iconic lookouts.

Tour is approx. 6-7 hours. Travel time round-trip is approx. 3.5 hours from Waikoloa resorts and 4 hours from HFT, Kona.
Restrictions: Guests should be able to hike on uneven or rocky terrain, and we sometimes encounter cool, wet, or muddy conditions. Other tour restrictions may apply.

What to Bring & Wear: Reusable water bottle, comfortable walking shoes or reef walkers, bathing suit, hat, sunscreen, and a light jacket or sweatshirt.

COVID 19 Health & Safety Policy

Hawaii Forest & Trail has implemented new Health and Safety Policies based on guidance and requirements by the State of Hawaii and CDC.  The following requirements will need to be met in order to join us:

  • Health Questionnaire and temperature check with contactless infrared thermometer completed prior to your participation
  • Face masks are required at all times in our vehicles and wherever social distancing is not possible.  Guests agree to follow guide instructions.

FAQ's

  1. How much hiking do we do? Expect to cover approximately 1.5 miles in 1 - 2 hours.
  2. Is there elevation gain? Expect to do minimal climbing. The estimated elevation gain over the course of the hike is about 200’.
  3. What is the water temperature in the waterfall? Water temperature varies and ranges between 60 and 70 degrees F, very cool and refreshing.

Schedule

Daily tours depart from Hawaii Forest & Trail Headquarters, and Waikoloa Queen’s Marketplace. Tour time is about 6-7 hours round trip

Included

Deli-style lunch prepared by Christine's Deli with assorted beverages. Sunscreen, bug spray, and hand sanitizer are also available upon request. Please bring your own reusable water bottle (we provide refills!) Reusable waterbottles may be purchased upon request.

Kohala Waterfalls Adventure | https://hawaii-forest.com/tours/kohala-waterfalls-adventure/ | Last updated: March 4, 2022

Kohala Canopy Adventure Book: 808-331-8505

Hawaii Forest & Trail

Duration:  3 hrs
Rated:  Easy to Moderate. Ages 8+
Group Size:  Max 8

Adult: $215 +taxes & fees
Child: $190 +taxes & fees

Our 8 lines, 6 sky bridges, and a rappel make this the island of Hawaii’s only full Canopy tour. Set within a towering forest on a private nature reserve, this aerial adventure is perfect for beginners and experts alike.  Certified guides ensure safety and comfort and share their extensive knowledge of the area’s natural and cultural history.

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UPGRADE to an affordable Private Tour and experience a Kohala Canopy Zipline Adventure exclusively with your family or small group. Priced at $1,290.00 for up to 4 people and $107.50 for each additional guest, maximum 8 guests per tour.

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Highlights include:

  • Zip, trek & rappel through a sustainably-built aerial trekking course
  • Experience the thrill of flying from tree to tree while reaching speeds up to 45 MPH while taking in the serene beauty of the forest canopy
  • Tree-to-Tree zipping means no walking upstairs between zips.
  • Enjoy trail bars and fruit snacks.
  • We comply with the highest level of safety standards set by the industry’s internationally recognized governing body: ACCT (Association for Challenge Course Technology)
  • Capture the fun with a GoPro camera rental while guides take photos with our photosystem designed specifically for ziplines.

What to Bring & Wear: Guests must wear closed-toe walking shoes. Pants, capris, or knee-length shorts, and a light sweatshirt or jacket are recommended.
Restrictions: Physical – Must weigh between 70 and 270 lbs. Guests will be weighed at check-in. Must be able to walk over uneven terrain and handle one short walk up about 25 stairs. This tour is not for expectant mothers. Participants must be 8 years old. These restrictions are strictly enforced.

FAQ's

  1. Is there any hiking involved? We’re in the trees about 90% of the time. We do have one short walk up about 25 stairs between lines 5 and 6.
  2. What if I have never zipped before? We have the best guide-to-guest ratio (1:4) on Hawaii Island. Guides take time to ensure everyone knows how to control their speed and direction, and our guides handle all of the line and element transfers. It’s the perfect activity for the experienced zipper or the first-time adventure seeker.
  3. The rest of my family is zipping, but I am not interested. Can I watch them? Right now, we don’t have an observer option available, but our headquarters is conveniently located in Hawi town. Ample shopping and sightseeing opportunities are nearby.
  4. What happens if I decide I don’t want to zip anymore? How do I get down? If you decide the Kohala Canopy Tour is not for you, there are opportunities to exit the course with the help of our guides.
  5. Are there restrooms on the course? Yes. They are available about half-way through.

Schedule

Tours run daily. 8:00 AM, 9:00 AM, 10:00 AM, 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM, 2:30 PM*. Approx. 3 hours, start to finish. *seasonal

Included

Water

Kohala Canopy Adventure | https://hawaii-forest.com/tours/kohala-canopy-adventure/ | Last updated: June 1, 2022

Volcano Unveiled Book: 808-331-8505

Hawaii Forest & Trail

Duration:  12 hrs
Rated:  Easy to Moderate. Ages 8+
Group Size:  Max 12

Adult: $245 +taxes & fees
Child: $220 +taxes & fees

An in-depth volcano experience on the Island of Hawaii is offered by Hawaii Forest & Trail. Your National Park Certified Guide will share a mix of natural and cultural history about the island’s formation, illuminating the stories behind the ever-changing landscape of our island home.

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UPGRADE to an affordable Private Ohana Tour and experience Volcano Unveiled exclusively with your family or small group. Priced at $1,580 for up to 4 people and $147 for additional guests.

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Highlights include:

  • On this in-depth park experience, your interpretive guide will illuminate the historical events that changed the landscape of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.
  • Enjoy 2-3 miles of hiking around the park’s dynamic terrain.
  • We’ll visit a large private lava tube known for its bright yellow and gold microbial mats living on the cave walls. This lava tube is only accessible to Hawaii Forest & Trail guests.
  • Stay after dark to see the eruption deep inside Halemaumau Crater; catch glimpses of lava and see the night’s sky light up with Pele’s orange and red glow

Time: Tour is approx. 10-12 hours. Travel time from most resorts is approx. 6 hrs round-trip.
Restrictions
: Guests should be able to hike on uneven or rocky terrain and we may encounter cool, wet, or muddy conditions. Other restrictions may apply. Ages 8 +
What to Bring & Wear: Comfortable walking shoes, long pants, reusable water bottle, and a light jacket.

FAQ's

  1. How much hiking do we do?  We’ll hike for 2-3 miles at a location determined by park conditions that day.
  2. Will we get to see active lava? An eruption began the evening of December 20th 2020. While this is a very dynamic situation that is subject to change at any moment, the lava lake has crusted over and eruptiove avitivity ceased as of May 27th, 2021 Please contact our office staff for the most current volcano conditions, or visit the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory's Eruption Update page.

Schedule

Trips depart from Kona, with pickups in Waikoloa. Tour time is approx. 10-12 hours round trip. Traveling time is approx. 6 hrs from Waikoloa resorts.

Included

Snacks, beverages, Deli style lunch prepared by Christine's Deli, Dinner, National Park entrance fees. Bring your own reusable water bottle.

Volcano Unveiled | https://hawaii-forest.com/tours/hawaii-volcano-unveiled/ | Last updated: December 16, 2021

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