Farm to Forest Tour in Kapolei, HI

Hawaii Forest & Trail"Hotel Pick-up Only"Kapolei, HI 96707
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Overview

Discover West Oahu’s history through its people, food, landmarks, and stories. On this tour, you’ll learn more about the Hawaiian culture and lifestyle by visiting three farm locations not open to the public. From sea level to high in the mountaintops, you’ll see how Oahu’s natural landscape alters food production, tourism, and the livelihoods of the locals with help from your interpretive tour guide.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Kapolei Travel Experts
  • Tour duration: approximately 7.5 hours long.
  • Appropriate for all ages.
  • A farm-fresh lunch, snacks, and water are included.
  • Tour groups max out at 12 people.
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off from Waikiki area hotels are included.

Description

from Farm to Forest
Experience Waianae, a special part of Oahu encountered by a few visitors. The Waianae coast is home to rural communities, sleepy white sand beaches, lush mountains, and a small-town vibe. This tour takes you to the heart of the community to tour a local farm and hike through private forest reserves. 

Your journey begins on the coast, where your Certified Interpretive Guide will help you to see the land divisions of old Hawaii and explain the "ahupuaa" system (ancient Hawaiian way of identifying neighborhoods). From there, you head inland to visit a local organic farm operation that teaches and employs underprivileged youth how to farm and how to pick up essential business skills.

After your organic farm immersive experience, you will head up the mountain and onto private land where you will have exclusive access to hike along the cliff sides of Palehua. From up top, you will get a bird's eye view of Waianae Valley. Waianae is home to the summit of Oahu's tallest mountain, Kaala. Enjoy a freshly prepared deli-style lunch at an exclusive overlook as you take in the views of the valleys below and the Pacific on the horizon. Completing your adventures in the mountain, sit back and relax as your guide drops you back at your hotel with a fresh perspective on island-life and Hawaiian culture.

Highlights:
  • Visit a local farm practicing modern community-based farming that supports educational opportunities for youth while providing high-quality produce for the island's hottest chefs.

  • Taste the harvest prepared local style in your farm-to-fork lunch, after meeting the farmers themselves.

  • Pass through locked gates high into the Waianae mountains and take a short hike through the forest to our exclusive overlook featuring breathtaking views of Pearl Harbor, Honolulu, and Diamond Head.


  • Schedule: Tour available Monday, Wednesday, & Friday with pick-up provided from all Koolina & Kopolei hotels and select locations throughout Waikiki. Duration: 5 - 6.5 hours.

    Rated: Easy to moderate; Walks varying in length from .5 mile to 1 mile, some uneven terrain and can be foggy & misty in the mountains. All ages welcome.

    Included in the Tour: Exclusive access property fees, lunch, water, walking staffs, day-packs, and rain gear.

    Menu: Farm-forward plate lunch featuring MA'O greens and your choice of deli sandwiches: Turkey, Tuna, Ham, or veggie hummus wrap.

    Group Size: Tour limited to 12 guests.

    Restrictions: Guests should not be physically challenged or unable to walk short distances.

    What to Bring & Wear: Closed toe comfortable walking shoes and a light jacket.

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    sunsets4life
    Edmonds, Washington
    "Check off birds on your list"
    TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
    Reviewed December 14, 2019 NEW
    It was a long day but we saw just about everything on our list including some that were not. Our guide did his best to accommodate the slower pace necessary for some in our group including my husband who probably shouldn’t have been on this outing. I would not recommend this activity for anyone considering a knee replacement surgery or anything like that. The food provided is delicious and there is plenty. Should you forget your rain gear, they have you covered but I recommend you bring your own. In their effort to do their part for the environment, they provide nalgene water bottles (filled with ice cold water) for use while on the tour.
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    picnic2222
    Fuchu, Japan
    "A tour full of highlights"
    TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
    Reviewed December 11, 2019 NEW
    Guide was very knowledgeble about histroy and culture about Hawai island and tour visiting points. With detail taking care for us (weather, food, rest timing) , tour group enjoyed very much with comfortness.
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    Acrebro
    "Informative and fun!"
    TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
    Reviewed December 11, 2019 NEW
    I love tours where you have fun and learn! Never thought I'd eat a cacao seed right out of the pod and certainly didn't know about the process. I'd recommend this tour service and triple recommend our guide!
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    Connieiswhoa
    "Awesome!"
    TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
    Reviewed December 11, 2019 NEW
    Taj was a greet guide and very informative! The 6-wheeler was a lot of fun and the lunch spot was amazing!
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    Willibo
    "Stargazing tour as advertised!"
    TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
    Reviewed December 07, 2019 NEW
    The company is very professional. the tour guide - whose name escapes me unfortunately - was very friendly, funny and very knowledgeable and very well prepared. One could think he just started working at because of his passion when he spoke. totally recommend this experience. To allow the company to recognize the tour guide, we were in one of the vans on 11/25/2019 scheduled at 1.25 pm. Two vans left that day. We were with the guide who is a little shorter.
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    Frequently Asked Questions about Farm to Forest

    How much hiking do we do? 
    We’ll stop a couple times throughout the adventure for short hikes. One hike is around 0.5 miles, and the second is around 1.5 miles.

    Is there elevation gain? 
    The farm tour's walk is on flat ground. The forest hike you can expect a moderate ascent and descent.

    What should I wear? 
    Wear closed toe comfortable walking shoes and bring a light jacket.

    Is this tour appropriate for all ages?
    Yes.

    Are food and beverages offered?
    Yes. Your tour will include a fresh farm-to-fork lunch featuring local produce from our favorite local lunch spots, as well as snacks and water.

    Will I be picked up from my Waikiki area hotel?
    Yes. Please refer to the instructions on your tour confirmation for scheduling tour pick-up and drop-off.