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Hawaii Forest and Trail

74-5035B Queen Kaahumanu Hwy, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
800-464-1993
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Ranked #9 of 183 Activities in Kailua-Kona
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Activities: Group tours/day tour
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Foster City, California, USA
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

I went on the Mauna Kea Summit and Stars tour earlier this month and it was outstanding. I learned a great deal about Hawaiian history, geology and astronomy. The guide, Nate, was wonderful--very knowledgeable and funny. I was on the tour solo and he made me feel welcome, introducing me to everyone on the van. The sunset from the summit... More

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north west uk
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4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Loved everything about the day. Our guide Taj was very knowledgeable; lots of information and knew the best places to stop and see everything. We got so much more out of the visit than if we had tried to do it on our own The lava tube in the dark was great fun and Taj even arranged a perfect rainbow... More

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New York
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37 reviews 37 reviews
8 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

These guys are first class. Last year, we did the waterfall tour. This year, we went back to them for the volcano adventure (hiking and touring in Volcano National Park). The guide we had this year was just as outstanding and knowledgeable as the one we had last year. And the trip to Volcano National Park was just as exciting... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

My family just returned from a two week vacation in Hawaii and decided to spend the last few days in Kona. We booked the Twilight Volcano Tour and could not be more pleased! Our guide's name was Matt and he also happened to have a science degree in soil management. He kept the up an energized pace while making the... More

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London
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This was a great family day. Jonny was our driver, and he was sensitive, expert, safe and entertaining. We were a family of 5 and not easy :) Volcanoes ARE Hawaii and Jonny's skill was to use a tour of the Volcano National Park as a window onto all of hawaiian history and culture, as well as some excellent geology.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 via mobile

The Mauna Kea Summit experience was the last excursion we were able to go on before Hurricane Iselle visited the Big Island. We were picked up by Brett, our tour guide with Hawaii Forest & Trail, at our hotel, in a comfortable, plainly equipped 16 passenger tour bus. The bus made two additional stops before we began the drive up... More

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Winter Haven, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Don't miss this!!!!! The sunset is simply stunning. The view from 14,000 ft is awesome. This tour company thought of everything. Small group, Very good dinner, parkas to protect you from the cold, and the tour guide who was very knowledgeable. Following the sunset we went to a secluded parking lot where the guide set up his out telescope, He... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Hawaii Forest and Trail is not one to disappoint. Some find it a bit pricey, but all agree that it is exceptionally informative and well organized. The elderly and frail are challenged a bit too much for vacation tastes. What makes this organization's experience most unique is the rare access they've attained to the private properties that are generally non-traversable... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Picked up at 10am by Jerry and Rita (his dog) and taken to the business headquarters north of Kona. Here we met our full tour of 10 other people plus the two of us. We jumped in the bus and were greeted by our tour guide Taj. Taj was amazing!!!!!!!! His knowledge of the Island and the Volcano's, plus his... More

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Atascocita, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

This was an amazing tour. We took a guided tour with Nate Clark. He helped to make this one of the most memorable experiences of our three island, 12 day trip. He is very knowledgeable Nd excited to share this knowledge. I would highly recommend this tour on your big island adventures!

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