UPDATED 2021: Description of activity subject to change without notice due to new limitations and updated capacities. Thank you.
- Availability: Thursday, Friday, and Saturday
- Tour Time: 9:00 AM, 1:00 PM
- Duration: 2 Hours
Guests will hear about the importance of caring for the upland ‘ahupua’a streams as they feed the loʻi down through the valleys and into the ocean. Learning about how important Kalo was to the Hawaiian people for sustenance and how Kualoa is mentioned in the 2,000-year-old Kumulipo genealogical chant as being where the first Kalo plant sprung to life. Also learning about the various laʻau lapa’au (medicinal plants) that grow in the area and their uses. Depending on need, activities can include thatching of traditional Hawaiian hale (grass huts) … assisting with clearing, cleaning, planting, harvesting the Kalo (taro) in the taro patches … clearing/rebuilding the ‘auwai (freshwater streams) that feed the lo’i (taro patches) … or malama of the la’au lapa’au (medicinal plants) that are used to make teas, tinctures, salves, and other medicinal uses. Guests will also learn about microplastics and their effects on the ocean, the importance of using reef-safe sunscreen products, and Kualoa’s efforts to monitor coral in Kaneohe Bay.
- Appropriate beach wear needed and guests will be able to shower and are encouraged to bring a change of clothes for those that will want to work in the lo’i.
Location: Kualoa Ranch
Address: 49-560 Kamehameha Hwy, Kaneohe, HI 96744
Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/M3d2jjM7LXv
- Minimum Age 7 years old. Children 17 & under must be accompanied by an adult on all tours
- PLEASE ARRIVE 1 HOUR PRIOR TO YOUR SCHEDULED TOUR TIME FOR BRIEFING.
- Closed on Christmas and New Year’s Day.
***Please note: Due to high demand, this tour is on request. We will try to confirm availability within the shortest possible time after we receive your order. A dedicated staff member will be in touch by phone and email.***