Hawaii Forest and Trail

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Hawaii Forest and Trail

Hawaii Forest and Trail offers incredible access to the island’s best natural attractions and points of interest with knowledgeable guides. From soaring mountain summits to active lava flows and everything in between, this tour company offers a personalized, catered experience for visitors to this beautiful island. Started and hosted by Rob Pacheco, these tours are the product of a unique vision. Born by his passion for the Big Island and cultivated over 25 years, Hawaii Forest and Trail tours offer a well-catered view of the Big Island’s natural beauty and various attractions.

Tour Information

Hawaii Forest and Trail offers a wide variety of tour options.

Volcano Unveiled

Tour Duration is 11 to 12 hours from Kona, 10 to 11 hours from Waikoloa, and 7 to 8 hours from Hilo.

Journey through Hawaii Island’s incredible range of ecosystems and climate zones with your Hawaii Volcanoes National Park certified guide before experiencing first-hand the phenomena that makes it all possible – an active volcano. This in-depth experience takes you off-the-beaten path to sites unknown to most visitors including private access to a lava tube, Kauhi Cavern, exclusive to Hawaii Forest & Trail, with ceilings as high as 35 feet, expansive rooms, & bright golden walls. See how the historically large collapse and recent eruptions of the Halemaumau Crater have changed Kilauea Volcano forever.

Mauna Kea Summit and Stars Adventure

Tour Duration is 7 to 8 hours.

Taking you from sea level to the summit of the world’s largest volcano, this tour explores the cultural and scientific significance of Mauna Kea and reveals the wonders and world-class clarity of the Hawaiian night sky. Enjoy a warm picnic dinner then delight in the awe-inspiring sunset over the Pacific. View deep space objects with our digital telescope and sip hot chocolate during your private star show.

Kohala Waterfalls Adventure

Tour Duration is 6 to 7 hours.

Immerse yourself in stunning private waterfalls, tranquil streams, scenic coastlines, and rugged valleys on this North Kohala adventure. Kick off the fun with an off-road drive to an exclusive trailhead. Then take a relaxed, guided walk through a private nature reserve and cool off with a swim under one of several cascading waterfalls. Enjoy a private picnic lunch with views of soaring seacliffs and remote valleys.

Hakalau Forest Reserve Exclusive

Tour Duration is 11 to 12 hours.

Nestled high above the island’s shoreline, the dense rainforest of Hakalau is home to some of the world’s rarest plants and animals. Join us as we focus on the incredible history of Hawaii’s endemic flora and fauna, and search for rare birds. Great for birdwatchers and nature lovers.

Hidden Craters Hike

Tour Duration is 5 hours.

Enjoy exclusive access onto Hualalai volcano and into a native forest. Venture onto private land behind 3 locked gates to explore the upper slopes of Kona’s Hualalai volcano. This journey provides intimate, unique access to volcanic sites. You will stand on the edge of precipitous volcanic craters that plunge deep into the earth below and make your way through an intact lava tube unaltered by humans.

Pick Up Locations
Kona, Waikoloa, Kohala, Hilo
Contact Hawaii Forest & Trail for Specific Locations

Hawaii Forest & Trail Headquarters

(808) 331-8505

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