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Here at Kona Cloud Forest Sanctuary we graciously share our privately owned 70-acres of cloud forest with adventurous tourists, horticulture enthusiasts, educators and students. Allowing people to experience this unique splendor of tropical flora, we create further awareness of Earth’s most threatened natural community – Tropical Forests. Cloud forests are even more endangered than other types of forests making this a truly rare opportunity.
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Distance and Walking Time 1.5 - 2.5 miles/3 hours.
See for yourself! This very special sanctuary protects plants, birds and the human spirit with its peaceful isolation and cool climate. As you walk through the forest trail, under the canopy of 30 foot tall tree ferns, palm trees, Ohia and bamboo, you will be fascinated by the songs of birds and colorful blossoms.
Exclusive group tours of Kona Cloud Forest Sanctuary are by appointment only. Please review the descriptions of both Hawaiian Walkways and Pacific Island Institute to determine the best fit for your specific interest. We have provided phone numbers and links to make it easy for you to schedule your next botanical walk at Kona Cloud Forest. If you are an educator, a student, or a resident of the island and have a group of six or more you may contact us directly.
Hawaiian Walkways specializes in guided hiking adventures into spectacular but seldom-seen corners of the Big Island of Hawai'i. They take you close-up to the beauty and power of Hawai'i's most striking places, including a special custom tour/botanical walk at Kona Cloud Forest Sanctuary. With great respect for the environment and the cultures of the past and present, Hawaiian Walkways provides reliable support for your adventure with engaging interpretation of natural features and the historical significance of Hawai'i. 808-775-0372
Pacific Island Institute is an educational travel company that provides multi-day, multi-island experiences in Hawai‘i and the South Pacific. Specializing in group travel, PII works with organizations that bring groups to this region for more than a vacation. With an emphasis on learning about a destination’s true culture and natural environment, PII programs provide your group a chance to meet and interact with the local people. PII has extensive resources to build a customized program for your group or you may choose a pre-set program based on botany, marine life, history, and more... On their extraordinary Hawai’i adventure you will cruise among the islands of Oahu, Kauai, the Big Island of Hawai’i, and Maui. PII focuses on history, the kaleidoscopic mixture of races and ethnic groups, life cycle of the islands, and each island’s geology, physical environment, flora and fauna. From tropical beaches to volcanoes, cloud forests to pineapple and coffee plantations, experienced leaders guide you among the abundance of natural and cultural wonders of Hawai’i. 808-732-1999