What you'll do
An exclusive (5 person max) cultural experience that includes access via UTV then a moderate hike with Kimo, your Native Hawaiian host. Experience Hualālai mountain craters as few ever have! High above Kona, hidden in the clouds, lies this unique place. Come journey through craters, drylands forest, and historic lava flows amongst native birds and plants. This is not a tour, it's a cultural educational experience in this Sacred Place on private lands not open to the public. You will have the opportunity to support the reforestation of Hualalai back by planting a Native Hawaiian tree. An experience to be cherished forever. If you want to experience the unique cultural and natural resources of Hualalai, then this exclusive experience is for you. I look forward to meeting you! The weather is unpredictable here so be prepared for both hot and cold weather. The fog and clouds may come in at any moment, but, the magic of walking in the clouds is surreal.
Turkey sandwich and chips.
Water and Juice
I was born and raised on the slopes of Hualalai. My family has been caring for this special place for 4 generations. Hualālai’s natural and cultural resources are unique and amazing. This place is not open to the public, its exclusive and by appointment only. Iʻm blessed to share with you Konaʻs breath taking mountain, home of the forest, birds, and craters of beautiful Hualālai. Learn more: http://www.uluhao.com/culture
About the organisation
Uluha'o o Hualalai
Uluhaʻo o Hualālai's mission is to engage families in the stewardship of Hualālai's natural and cultural resources now and for generations to come. Bringing community connectedness with efforts to enhance the native forest ecosystems by removing aggressive invasive species, while propagating and out-planting select native species. To learn more visit http://www.uluhao.com
This is a social impact experience where 100% of what you pay for this experience goes to Uluha'o o Hualalai.
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Where you'll be
We will be high above Kailua-Kona on top of Hualalai Mountain at the 7,000 ft elevation. We will meet at the top of Kaloko Drive. Then we'll take a UTV ride through the forests and hike along trail to craters. The hike will be about 45 minutes each way to a cluster of breathtaking craters. We will then head down the mountain to a rustic cabin and stewardship site to have local lunch and plant a native tree. Inquire for days other than Sun/Wed!
Keep these in mind
Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.
Up to 5 guests ages 6 and up can attend.
Consider your health and safety. This is a 90 minute hike at a high elevation on uneven, rocky ground. Craters have high cliffs and children must be monitored at all times.
Exclusive Hike/UTV to Hualālai Craters