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 an agreement with Haleakala National Park.
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 click here to use our Group Hosting inquiry form instead.)
Meet outside the Kipahulu Visitor Center.
The 2-hour hike is $49 per person.
In addition, a fee of $15 per vehicle ($10 per motorcycle, $8 per person on foot/bicycle) 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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