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Island of Hawaii

Endangered Native Habitats

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2 travelers
You'll start at
Queens' MarketPlace
Or, you can also get picked up
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  • 1
    Hawaii Forest and Trail
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission included
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  • 2
    Mauna Kea
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
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  • 3
    Kipuka Puaulu (Bird Park) Trail
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
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  • 4
    Saddle Road
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
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You'll return to the starting point
    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Queens' MarketPlace, 69-201 Waikoloa Beach Dr, Waikoloa Village, HI 96738, USA

    Traveler pickup is offered
    We also pick up from the following:

    Kukio Golf & Beach Club, 87 Queen Ka'ahumanu Hwy, Kailua, HI 96740

    Queens' Market Place, 69-201 Waikoloa Beach Dr, Waikoloa Village, HI 96738

    Lava Java, 68-1845 Waikoloa Rd, Waikoloa Village, HI 96738
    Departure Time
    6:30 AM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Interpretative Naturalist Guide
    • Binoculars
    • Filtered water
    • Raingear, day packs and walking sticks
    • Continental breakfast, lunch and beverages
    • Local taxes
    • Entry/Admission - Hawaii Forest and Trail
    • Entry/Admission - Mauna Kea
    • Entry/Admission - Kipuka Puaulu (Bird Park) Trail
    • Entry/Admission - Saddle Road
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel pickup and drop off
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 5 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
    • Guests should wear sturdy closed-toe walking shoes, long pants, and bring a light jacket
    • This tour has a maximum of 12 passengers per van
    • This tour requires a minimum number of passengers to operate. There is a possibility that the tour may be canceled after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be provided the option to take the tour on an alternative date or be refunded in full. It will be necessary for you to call 48 hours prior to your departure date to reconfirm (contact details provided on your confirmation voucher).
    • Not recommended for child aged 7 and under
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Popular mentions
    With Mark as our outstanding guide, we took off early in the morning and spend the entire day birding and learning more about the native habitats on the Island. Mark is an excellent guide and driver. He is knowledgeable and fun. We saw many of the endemic birds and enjoyed
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    The tour was well run and full of history, geography, culture, plants, trees and bird information. Going to several locations we were able to see a number of very shy birds and given top quality binoculars to see them with. Photography wise you need your really big lenses but
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    Took the tour on March 14th, 2019 - absolutely sublime day. The only issue was the Sprinter Van’s rear speakers seemed to be faulty, so we could not hear the tour guide while driving up to the refuge.
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    We had a great experience with our guide Taj. Taj is very knowledgeable, personable and funny. He is an environmental scientist by training and his love for the island and its heritage and wildlife is clear. We went on a 12 hour adventure to the dry forest on Maunakea and the
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    On our last visit to Big Island 2 years ago we did the Hakalau bird watch with HF&T so decided to other bird watch to the dry forest and rain forest on this visit. Takes the whole day, 12 hours, from start to finish, breakfast and lunch provided. Taj is a great guide, we got to
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    About the operator
    By: Hawaii Forest and Trail
    3,562 reviews
    Certificate of Excellence
    Volcanos Unveiled Tour was amazing!
    Despite the questionable weather, our tour guide Justin made this a memorable day. We learned a lot about the
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    Justin is great
    Justin made our tour up Mauna Kea the highlight of our vacation on the Big Island. He gave everyone individual
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    Bernard P
    Grand Junction, Colorado
    Not your average volcano
    We took the Discover Volcano Country tour Wednesday Jan 15. It was a gloomy rainy day in Hilo. Our guide, Angela
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    Tucson, Arizona
    Birding in Hakalau Forest Preserve
    Gary, our guide, was excellent. He provided a lot of info about the plants and trees and was able to find key
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    Joette G
    Oakdale, California
    This is a great company to use to explore the beauty of Rainbow Falls, Kaumana Caves, and the Black Sand Beach
    Our guide, Amanda, was amazing. She was so knowledgable about the places we visited and made the whole day so
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    Cornelius G
    New York City, New York
    A fascinating & enjoyable (rainy) daytour at Volcanoes N.P.
    Yesterday we took the Discover Volcano Country tour, with Brett as our driver, guide, and provider of lunch. Most
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    Milwaukee, Wisconsin
    Endangered habitats in Hawaii
    Great day visiting native Hawaiian ecosystems to see endangered and native Hawaiian birds on the Big Island of
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    Small group. Big fun!
    My husband and I experienced helicopter with volcano from Kona to Hilo plus Mauna Kea stargazing. Both were great!
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    Portland, Maine
    Birding Adventure on the Big Island
    Had traveled with Hawaii Forest & Trail many yrs ago and had such a great time that booking with them again on
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    Nisa A
    Fantastic and Must Do Tour!
    We did the Epic Island Journey on 1/1/2020 during our honeymoon in Hawaii. We had a very intimate group (only 6 of
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    Los Angeles, California
    Very thorough and informative tour
    We really enjoyed our tour of the island despite the inclement weather. Each of the stops gave us a nice slice of
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    enthusiastic guide and wonderful tour
    Due to weather (snow and sleet at the summit), our tour was modified but no less enjoyable. The volcano history
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    Portland, Oregon
    Starry night
    Sunset on top of Mauna Kea and star gazing wonderful. Our tour guide was very informative, professional, easy to
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    Poughkeepsie, New York
    Mauna Kea Summit and Stars trip is THE BEST. HFT? Even BETTER.
    Hawaii Forest and Trail just can’t be beat, in my opinion. Last spring they took on the task of leading a large
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    Raleigh, North Carolina
    Absolutely beautiful but freezing!
    Well organized. Dinner from Lava Kava provided. Food was fine. Served in tent with picnic tables, table cloths,
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    Key Details
    • Duration: 12h
    • Mobile Ticket Accepted
    • Hotel Pickup
    • Languages Offered: English
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