Tour the slopes of Hulalalai Volcano from the mountain to the sea – a rare chance to visit the endangered tropical cloud forests high above Kona. You’ll also experience one of the region’s most prestigious Kona Coffee farms and explore the ancient fish traps of Kaloko Honokohau National Historical Park. A ranger guide will escort you through the 70-acre Cloud Forest Sanctuary. Walking under a canopy of 30-foot tall tree ferns, ohia trees and bamboo, learn about the tropical flora, birds, and the endangered cloud forest. Next, you’ll head to the award-winning Mountain Thunder Coffee Farm. Tour the coffee mill and taste one of the most sought-after coffees in the world, grown here on the volcanic slopes of Kona. From there, a scenic drive brings you to Kaloko Honokohau National Historical Park. Set out with your guide on a short hike to see the ancient heiau (sacred temples) and petroglyphs carved by the native Hawaiians who once lived here. Walk to the sandy shore where ancient Hawaiians stored their stocks of fish in traps and ponds. Hawaiian green sea turtles (honu), the very rare Hawaiian monk seal, dolphins and whales are sometimes also seen here.
Requirements & Restrictions: For safety reasons, guests with neck injuries or back and heart conditions may not participate on this excursion. Guests must be able to walk over uneven surfaces and climb stairs.