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. 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.
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.
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.