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Exclusive Hike/UTV to Hualālai Craters

guided hike

Exclusive Hike/UTV to Hualālai Craters

49 reviews
Paused through June 14. To protect the health of our community, Airbnb Experiences in many regions are paused due to COVID-19. Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
5 hours
Group size
Up to 5 people
Includes
Food, Drinks
Hosted in
English
guided hike

Exclusive Hike/UTV to Hualālai Craters

guided hike

Exclusive Hike/UTV to Hualālai Craters

49 reviews
Paused through June 14. To protect the health of our community, Airbnb Experiences in many regions are paused due to COVID-19. Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
5 hours
Group size
Up to 5 people
Includes
Food, Drinks
Hosted in
English

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.

Your host

Learn more about Kimo

Kimo

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 organization

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.

What's included

Food
Turkey sandwich and chips.
Drinks
Water and Juice

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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!

Guest safety

Outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 5 guests ages 6 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age. Passengers may be subjected to bumps. Not recommended for participants with back problems, heart complications, or other serious medical conditions, as well…

What to bring

Hiking Shoes

More tips

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.

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Kimo
Exclusive Hike/UTV to Hualālai Craters
49 reviews
$278/person
49 reviews
$278/person