High Country Adventure (Private Tour)

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From $1595.00

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Departs: Hawaii, Hawaii

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Take a 4×4 adventure in search of some of the rarest bird life in the world. Explore the other worldly landscapes, unique ecosystems and endangered wildlife found only on the Big Island! This adventure begins either in the morning or the afternoon and takes you to some of the most unique habitats on the island. Your exceptional naturalist will provide guided interpretation during your entire tour experience.

Experience the magic of the unique sub-alpine dry forest and two of the largest volcanoes on planet Earth:

Explore the northern flank of Mauna Loa, the largest active volcano on earth. Travel back in time as you learn all about the lava flows that make up this other worldly landscape. View Mauna Loa Observatory and learn all about the history of the area. Explore Mauna Kea forest reserve with a 4X4 adventure and a guided walk in search of Hawaiian honeycreepers. Enjoy a sunset picnic dinner and stargaze with our top of the line Vaonis Stellina telescope! (Afternoon tour)

What's Included

Admission into all venues and parks

Coffee and/or Tea

Complementary Photo package: 20-25 professional, edited photos shared via Adobe Cloud


Fully guided naturalist tour with educational materials and commentary


Please bring a reusable water bottle. We provide reverse osmosis filtered local water.



What's Not Included

Alcoholic Beverages

Traveler Information

  • TRAVELER: Age: 0 - 120

Additional Info

  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Service animals allowed
  • Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

What To Expect

Mauna Loa
Travel on a road built through lava flows as you explore the northern flank of the largest volcano on earth, Mauna Loa. This incredible and other worldly landscape gives you a sense of being on Mars rather than on Earth.

3 hours • Admission Ticket Free

Mauna Loa Observatory
Take in the sights of Mauna Loa Observatory which has been recording atmospheric changes since the 1950’s and boasts the longest record of direct measurements of CO2 in the atmosphere.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Mauna Kea
Explore the rare and lesser known high elevation dry forest around the slopes of Mauna Kea volcano.

Take a 4×4 adventure to the last place on the planet where you can find the endangered and endemic Hawaiian Honey creeper the Palila (Loxioides bailleui). This is the last finch-billed honey creeper in the main Hawaiian Islands.

Witness other rare and endemic birds such as the Hawai‘i ‘Amakihi, ‘Apapane, Hawaiian Hawk and Hawaiian Short-eared Owl. Hawaii has some of the best birding opportunities in the world due to the evolution of the islands and the presence of the rare bird species still found here.

Enjoy a guided walk through this special forest reserve as you learn all about the unique plants and animals found in the area.
Search for endemic birds with your provided Nikon Prostaff binoculars.

Marvel at two of the largest volcanoes on planet earth as you enjoy a picnic lunch or dinner surrounded by the beauty of the sub-alpine dry forest.

4 hours • Admission Ticket Free

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