On the slopes of Hualalai lies the world-famous Kona Coffee Belt. This fun and exciting half-day exploration begins by climbing abaoard 6x6 Pinzgauer. You’ll journey from sea level through a dense rainforest to a world of volcanic majesty at the 6,000 feet on privately owned lands of Kaupulehu.
The story of Kona Coffee unfolds as we explore the volcanic and royal history of this area. Here lies the world-famous Kona Coffee Belt. Although in plain sight of Kailua-Kona, these seldom-visited uplands are seemingly geologic light-years away. Amidst distinctive native birdsongs, our rock-rambling tour will take you through a beautiful and surreal landscape of native dryland forest, lava flows and stunning craters. Your Interpretive Guide will also lead you, on foot, on an exploration through an impressive lava tube.
On the Slopes of Hualalai
If you’ve always wondered what makes Kona Coffee so special then this is the tour for you! Nourished by afternoon showers and rich volcanic soil, this region produces some of the finest and most sought after coffee in the world. After exploring the area’s volcanic features you’ll sample some of Kona’s finest brew at a local working coffee farm. Learn how bright red coffee cherries are hand-picked, meticulously sorted and processed to ensure premium quality.
Activity Level: Easy walks at a couple stops of less than ˝ a mile.
Location: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
Schedule: Daily, year round.
Duration: 4 hours depending on pickup location
Time: 7:30 am from HFT headquarters.
Group Size: Tours are limited to a maximum of 12 guests.
Children: Ages 8-12 & pay reduced price.
Included: Assorted soft drinks, juices and bottled water. 100% Kona Coffee served during Coffee Farm visit.
Rain ponchos also provided.
What to Bring: Comfortable walking shoes, a hat, sunscreen and a light sweatshirt or jacket.
Restrictions: PinzTrek tours are rugged off-road drives, and are not for those with back or neck problems. Guests should be able to hike on uneven or rocky terrain. We sometimes encounter cool, wet or muddy conditions. Other tour restrictions may apply.