Full-Day Hakalau Forest National Wildlife Refuge Tour with Meals
Kailua-Kona, Big Island, Hawaii, USA
Experience this wildlife refuge home to endangered native species of plants and birds. Enjoy birdwatching, view rare animals, and learn about the flora and fauna that inhabits this location, during the tour.
- Learn about native endangered species
- Hike through a nature trail
What’s included in the tour
- Expert guide
- Hiking gear
- Rain ponchos
About this Kailua-Kona tour
On this tour, prepare to be astounded by flocks of birds and impressive wildlife that live within Hakalau Forest National Wildlife Refuge. This natural sanctuary is one of the most critical bird habitats in the world and is host to several endangered species of birds and plants. You’ll also encounter unusual animals like carnivorous caterpillars and happy-faced spiders.
Part of this tour will take place aboard a four-wheel drive vehicle which will allow you to travel through rugged roads. Your guide will lead you on a birdwatching experience aboard the vehicle. Look out of endangered species of birds such as Amakihi, Apapane, Elepaio, Akepa, Akiapolaau, and Liwi. Binoculars will be available in order to help you spot these fast creatures. Make sure to bring a camera along to capture these graceful animals amongst the treetops.
Additionally, during your experience at this wildlife refuge, enjoy a two to four mile hike for a closer look at the inhabiting flora and fauna. You’ll get to view rare plants and animals and learn about the history of this site. To enhance this hiking experience, you’ll be supplied with walking sticks to help you travel along the trails.
In order to keep you energized along the tour, a delicious continental breakfast featuring fresh local fruit, baked goods, Kona coffee, tea, and hot chocolate will be served. A deli style lunch with assorted beverages will also be available.
Please make your way to Hawaii Forest & Trail HQ: 73-3393 Olowalu St. #A, Kailua-Kona. Staying at one of the listed resorts? We've got your ride. Your tour includes pick-up from local area hotels, just let us know where to meet you. Please provide the hotel name and address below and include a cell phone number that we can call if there are any issues with your pick up.
A minimum of 4 persons is needed to operate this tour. All tour timings are approximate and may vary depending on guide, weather conditions and interests of the group. With advance notice we can pick you up for your tour from the following locations: Four Seasons Resort Hilton Waikoloa Waikoloa Beach Marriott Queen's Market Place at Charlie's Thai Cafe Paniolo Greens (in Front of Rec Center) 190/Waikoloa Park & Ride Mauna Kea State Park Puuhuluhulu, 28MM Saddle Road (Rte 200)
Must be able to walk 2 to 3 miles over uneven and rocky terrain.
Wilderness/Wildlife, Adventure, Scenic
Mercedes Sprinter Van
Tour Participation Requirements
This experience is rated moderate. Full participation may require extended periods of walking over even and uneven surfaces, steep terrain and/or water activity in a slight current. There may be steps, inclines, cobblestone surfaces, and extended periods of standing. Participants with physical limitations should take this into account.
Travelers must be 8 years of age or older to participate in this tour.
Full refunds issued for cancellations made 7 full days prior to the date and time of requested services. Cancellations made within the 7-day and 72-hour window will receive a 50% refund of purchase total. Purchases are non-refundable inside of 72 hours.
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