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Enjoy a 4×4 adventure and explore other worldly landscapes and unique ecosystems on this day trip to Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea with a naturalist guide.


  • Explore the northern flank of Mauna Loa, the largest active volcano on earth
  • Take a 4x4 adventure through the Mauna Kea Forest Reserve
  • Search for rare and endemic birds with provided Nikon ProStaff binoculars
  • Savor a picnic lunch with breathtaking views of Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa


Hidden, Rare and Unique: A One of a Kind Adventure! Discover the natural beauty of Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea on this 4x4 adventure day trip. Look for rare plants and birds in Mauna Kea forest reserve with your naturalist guide. Admire views of Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa on a private picnic.  Be picked up from the comfort of your accommodation and hop aboard a comfortable, fully customized, Toyota Sequoia that truly is a rugged yet luxurious 4X4 adventure vehicle. Travel on a road built through lava flows in a Martian-like landsacpe as you explore the northern flank of the largest volcano on earth, Mauna Loa. Take in the sights of from the 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. Explore the rare and lesser known high elevation dry forest around the slopes of Mauna Kea volcano. Search for the endangered and endemic Hawaiian Honey creeper the Palila (Loxioides bailleui), 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 the 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. Go for a guided walk through the Mauna Kea Forest Reserve and learn about the unique plants and animals found in the area. Get a better view of birds with the use of provided Nikon ProStaff binoculars. Marvel at Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa as you enjoy a delicious picnic dinner in the sub-alpine dry forest.


Hotel pickup and drop-off Admission into all venues and parks Naturalist guide 20-25 professionally edited photos on Adobe Cloud Picnic style lunch. Afternoon snacks Water, juice, soda, hot tea, coffee and hot chocolate. Patagonia rain jacket and Nano puff Nikon Prostaff binoculars and headlamps

Important Information

  • Tours can be adapted to accommodate all ages and abilities
  • Assuming there are no modifications for this tour, guests should be able to walk at least 1-2 miles with some stairs
  • Guests must be able to walk on uneven or rocky terrain and be ready to encounter cool, wet, or muddy conditions
  • Tour activities are weather dependent

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Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund


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