Hawaii Forest and Trail Rainforest & Dryforest Birdwatching
The Hawaii Forest and Trail Rain Forest adventure takes you on an excursion to discover two unique habitats: the sub-alpine dry forest of Puu Laau located on Mauna Kea and the cloud mist Kipuka rainforest situated on Mauna Loa. These Big Island Eco Tours are extremely popular and when you book them through Big Island Activities Discount, you save a bundle!
The Rainforest and Hawaii Dry Forest Adventure brings you to two completely opposite environments both located on the Big Island. At Puu Laau, you will wander through the sub-alpine dry forest situated on the western side of Mauna Kea. This region is home to the rare bryani and palila sub-species of elepaio. The other backdrop for this Big Island Tour is the Puu Oo Trail, located in a cloud forest habitat on the northeastern region of Mauna Loa. Here, the Hawaii tour group will search for the endangered Hawaiian thrush, akiapolaau, apapane, and iiwi. These Big Island Activities are some of the most unique and amazing tours offered through Big Island Activities Discount.
During your Hawaii Forest and Trail Rain Forest and Hawaii Dry Forest Adventure, you’ll be driven to the two main locales. Your Big Island tour group will travel north along Oahu’s coastline before beginning your exhilarating climb to the Mamalahoa Highway. Along the way, your Big Island Eco Tour guide will inform you to keep an eye out for open birds. Then your Hawaii Tour will connect to Saddle Road and your group will start car birding for game birds including the short-eared owl. Your Hawaii Tour group may even get a chance to stop for breakfast at a scenic spot along Saddle Road.
Be sure to utilize the Hawaii Forest and Trail map for convenient directions to guided tour locations and meeting places.
When you’re booking your Big Island Activities, Big Island Eco Tours, and Big Island Tours through Big Island Activities Discount, be sure to ask about the Hawaii Forest and Trail Rain Forest and Hawaii Dry Forest Adventure!
- Where and When:
- Departs from Hawaii Forest & Trail Headquarters (View Map) and Queens Marketplace in front of Charlies Thai Restaurant (View Map)
Departure at 6:30 am. Return at approx. 4:00 pm.
- Guests should be able to hike on rocky/uneven terrain. We may encounter cool, wet, or muddy conditions. Other tour restrictions may apply. Must be 8 years old.
- Special Notes:
- Operation Days:
- Hawaii Forest and Trail