Nature Tour of Hakalau Forest Reserve
Duration: Up to 12 hours
- Visit a National Wildlife Refuge with restricted access and learn about uncommon native plants and wildlife like carnivorous caterpillars and happy-faced spiders.
- Find Amakihi, Apapane, Elepaio, Akepa, Akiapolaau, and Iiwi, among other native and endangered birds.
The deep rainforest of Hakalau, high above the island's shoreline, is home to some of the world's rarest plants and creatures. Join this nature trip to discover more about Hawaii's endemic flora and fauna's rich history, as well as to look for uncommon birds.
You will enter a restricted National Wildlife Refuge with your experienced guide, where you will see rare native plants and animals in their natural habitat. You can also look for Amakihi, Apapane, Elepaio, Akepa, Akiapolaau, and Iiwi, which are all native and endangered birds.
In 4 hours, you should be able to travel 2 to 4 miles. The elevation difference during the duration of the hike is roughly.
- Deli style lunch with assorted drinks, juices, and filtered water
- Pick up from multiple meeting points
- Hotel pick-up service
This tour offers pick up from the following meeting points. Directly contact the local tour operator to confirm the nearest meeting point. You will find their contact in the voucher after booking. - Hawaii Forest & Trail Kona HQ - 73-5593 Olowalu Street #A, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740 (for anyone staying in the Kona area) - Four Seasons Hualalai - Queen's MarketPlace (for Waikoloa resort area for Waikoloa Marriott, Hilton Waikoloa, Kingsland, and nearby condos) - Lava Java Waikoloa - Gilbert Kahele Recreation Park
What to Remember
- This tour offers pick up from various meeting points. Directly contact the local tour operator to confirm the nearest meeting point. You will find their contact in the voucher after booking.
- Minimum child age is 8+.
- Guests should be able to hike on uneven or rocky terrain. You will sometimes encounter cool, wet or muddy conditions.
- Remember to bring a reusable water bottle, sturdy closed-toe shoes or boots, long pants, and a light rain jacket
- Gear Provided: walking sticks, binoculars, day packs, warm wear and rain ponchos.
- 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, you can bring your own birdwatching gear. There will be also binoculars on the tour for guest use.
Please check the calendar for updated availabilities and start times.
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the experience begins.