Cultural Interpretive Hike and Taro Patch Tour
Hosted by the Kipahulu 'Ohana
Join Native Hawaiian guides from the Kipahulu 'Ohana on a hike through history in the Kipahulu area of Haleakala National Park, visiting sites representing several eras, arriving at the inspiring beauty of Kapahu Living Farm™, where traditional lo'i kalo (taro patches) have been restored to active production with taro and other culturally important plants.
The Kipahulu Ohana operates this exclusive interpretive program through a cooperative agreement with Haleakala National Park. Kipahulu 'Ohana is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, and all proceeds from our interpretive tours directly support our cultural and environmental restoration projects.
Kipahulu Ohana and was recognized in 2005 by the Hawaii Tourism Authority's "Keep It Hawaii" Kahili Awards for "authentic portrayal of the Hawaiian culture." Kapahu Living Farm is featured in ISLANDS magazine 2007 "Blue List" of 100 leaders worldwide in responsible tourism "who ensure that islands remain environmentally and culturally sound for future generations." And this tour is featured in Spirit of Aloha November 2007 as one of 14 "classic and lesser-known day trips around the Islands"(Note: Kipahulu 'Ohana hosts customized tours for educational groups. If you are with a school or other educational group, the fees below do not apply. Please use this form instead.)
For reservations, email or call 808-248-8558.
Meet at the traditional thatched house just below the Kipahulu Visitor Center on the trail to 'Ohe'o stream (photo at right).
The 2-hour hike is $49 per person.
The 3.5-hour hike is $79 per person.
In addition, a fee of $10 per vehicle ($5 per person on foot) must be paid to the National Park Service upon entering the Kipahulu parking area.
Kipahulu 'Ohana is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, and all proceeds from our interpretive tours directly support our cultural and environmental restoration projects.
Tips for your tour guides and/or additional tax-deductible donations to the organization are greatly appreciated.
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