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Hawaiian Legacy Tours

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Address: Umikoa Village, Cottage #4, Field Office, 34 miles north of Hilo, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI
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+1 877-707-8733
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The experience of planting a Koa legacy tree is a must for any visitor to...

The experience of planting a Koa legacy tree is a must for any visitor to the Island of Hawaii. Experience the birth of a Hawaiian forest and plant your very own Koa Legacy Tree. Located on the slopes of Mauna Kea, this historic site was once the personal koa forest of King Kamehameha the Great- 1st King of Hawaii. Sadly, this land was cleared nearly a century ago to make room for farming and ranching. Fortunately, some of the old growth koa trees still reside on the property. These rare trees grow nowhere else on Earth and are being utilized as a seed source for all Legacy Trees to bring the forest back to its former glory. Be a part of Hawaii’s history and create the memory of a lifetime.Tree plantings can take place as dedications, memorials, or just as a way to have a deeply authentic and meaningful experience with the native plants and animals of Hawaii. Once planted you will receive a certificate detailing your tree's unique RFID number and GPS coordinates, allowing you to revisit your tree at any time via Google Earth.

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Time well spent!

We thoroughly enjoyed our morning tour of the Legacy Forest. It was so special to actually see the tree that was planted in memory of our son, and to be able to personally plant... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Kaneohe, Hawaii

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Kaneohe, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our morning tour of the Legacy Forest. It was so special to actually see the tree that was planted in memory of our son, and to be able to personally plant another one to leave a legacy for our grandchildren, and generations to come. Be ready for a "bouncy" ride, but so worth it! The views and... More 

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Lake Arrowhead, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great adventure and learning experience regarding Hawaiian Kona and Sandalwood forests. Personal, thoughtful guide and a real experience on Mauna Kea. Anyone with any interest in Hawaiian history and forest care must do. Plant a legacy tree and be a part of it all

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This tour is so well organized, from check in to departure. Bobby and Jackie are wonderful guides, personable and they love what they do ! They're full of history and great information. The time we spent there was the best. You couldn't of asked for a more divine day. . Umikoa is a beautiful location. Personally, I have never seen... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

I've actually done this tour twice now, and both times were incredible! Hot/cold, rain/shine it's worth it! The staff is extremely kind and knowledgeable with a great sense of humor. A must-do when visiting the Big Island!

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2017

I heard about Legacy Tours from my son and wanted to connect with them. They are recreating the Koa/Sandalwood forest on the Big Island. This is a small group of people with visionary founders who run a green, forward-looking operation and use word of mouth to connect with people. They picked me up at my hotel, drove me up to... More 

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Hilo, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2017

I can't say enough about our special time with LegacyTours. Planting trees in memory of our family was the perfect way to remember our ohana who lived and worked on this beautiful mountain. The staff members were warm and respectful when it came time to honoring are family. I know the trees we planted will grow strong and beautiful in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2016 via mobile

We had such a great time with the fantastic group of people here, but especially with Bobby, our driver/guide, who gave us the very best day! Make sure to visit here, if you visit the Big Island!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

This is an amazing organization! The day started with an introduction video about the organization and how they use technology to improve their work. Oh, and there are scones...the scones! We got to pick out our koa trees and received some information about the biology and ecology koa trees, as well as the techniques they use to propagate the trees... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

we took a group of 20+ students to learn about the native forest fauna. the entire staff from the office people to the guys and gals in the field are knowledgable and friendly. a first class operation from start to finish. the area is very beautiful and serene. all of our students being of native hawaiian ancestry left this activity... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016 via mobile

My family and I brought our 2 daughters 6 and 8 and my parents. This trip was amazing. It's something I will never forget. The tour guides are so accommodating for everything. I would recommend this to family's, school groups and work events. I hope to come back very soon and plant more trees. Thank you guys for everything. It... More 

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