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Kona Cloud Forest

Kona Cloud Forest - Guided Walking Tours - Nature Sanctuary in Kailua-Kona Hawaii - (808) 640-3888 - Email: Tours@KonaCloudForest.Org
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Trangerines - The tangerine is a type of orange. Its scientific name varies. It has been treated as a separate species under the name Citrus tangerina or Citrus x tangerina, or treated as a variety of Citrus reticulata, the mandarine orange. Citrus tangerina is also treated as a synonym of Citrus...

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Shampoo Ginger! (Zingiber zerumbet) I found this near my home growing wild. This ginger has been used for thousands of years. It contains shampoo and conditioner... use it as a body wash too! Nature is amazing! ❤
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Kona Cloud Forest - Creating memories for a lifetime!
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Hawaii Life & The Kona Cloud Forest
"We had the pleasure of meeting with Kelly Dunn, CEO, President of the Painted Trees of Hawaii Foundation with the #1 rated guided walking tour by trip advisor: Kona Cloud Forest Guided Walking Tours on the Big Island of Hawai’i. Through his non-profit organiz...

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Marriage Proposal in the Kona Cloud Forest!
When we entered the Bamboo Forest a man walked up to me. He said he took my tour last year. He said since that time he had dreamed and planned to propose to his girlfriend at this exact spot in the forest. Myselft and everyone on the tour couldn't belie...

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Eucalyptus Deglupta - (Painted Tree, Mindanao gum, or rainbow gum tree)
This is the only Eucalyptus tree not from Austrailia. This trees origins are from the Phillipines and Papua New Guinea.
It is thought the trees were brought to Hawaii as an ornamental tree.
If you wish to see our Eucalyptu...

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Howe Palm (Howea forsteriana) Also known as the Kentia palm, thatch palm or palm court palm. It is a species of flowering plant in the palm family, Arecaceae, endemic to Lord Howe Island in Australia. It is a relatively slow-growing palm, eventually growing up to 10 m (33 ft) tall by 6 m (20 ft) ...

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Things To Do In Kona
"#8: Take a Walk in the Clouds at the Kona Cloud Forest
During a guided walking tour of this private sanctuary in Kailua-Kona, tour guide Kelly Dunn will give you a whole new appreciation for yet another of the Big Island’s microclimates. Your...

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Red Feather Palm Seeds - One of the best looking palms on Earth also produces some of the most colorful seeds! These palms produce seeds about twice a year depending on the amount of rain. This year we have a huge harvest of seeds.
If you wish to see the Red Feather Palms and other exotic plants...

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2 months ago
Great tour. Learned a lot about the forests and different plants and animals that inhibit it. It's a very easy walk and lots of picture opportunities.
- Adrian M
a month ago
This was an amazing tour! My boyfriend and I enjoyed learning about the land from Voltaire and Norm. Seeing all the lush vegetation was so special and we could tell how well cared for the area was. This was a tour we didn’t want to end! Take time to visit and appreciate this unique forest.
- Kaylee R
3 months ago
Kona Cloud Forest Guided Walking Tours was the only paid tour we took in our time on Hawaii and I'm so thankful we did. The forest itself holds its own type of magic but what really set this tour apart for me was our guide Voltaire. (P.S. Voltaire if you're reading this I just wanted to take a moment to say to mesi zanmi'm.)
- Stephanie G

Only Cloud Forest In The United States!

Call today to reserve your tour! (808) 640-3888

Email: Tours@KonaCloudForest.Org

Kona Cloud Forest - Three Hour Guided Walking Tours 
$95.00 per person - 12 and under no charge.
All Tours Are By Phone Appointment Only

Covid Update: Sunday August 29th 2021
We Are Open!
We continue offering tours 7 days at week at 9 AM Aleutian Time.  
Everyone at the Kona Cloud Forest are fully vacinnated. 
We follow all current State of Hawaii Covid Guidelines. 

Tour Reservations: 
The best option is to reserve your tour at least 1 to 3 weeks before the tour date you are seeking. If we don't have availablity for the date your are seeking we can put you on the Cancellation List. 
We do get canellations so call for current availability. 
THE best way to contact us is calling (808) 640-3888 - Call before 8 AM Aleutian Time or After 1 PM Aleutian Time. If we don't answer we are most likely on the trails preparing for tours each day. Tours are from 9 AM to 12 PM Aleutian Time. If you do not hear back please be persistent and keep calling. Sometimes we receive our voicemails two or three days later. Just keep calling and we will answer and/or reply to your voicemail.
Send an email us at: Tours@KonaCloudForest.Org
Include your name, phone number, the date(s) you are seeking and the number of people in your group. 

Founder/CEO/President/Tour Guide: Kelly Dunn - Known for his photography, relentless work for the Eucalyptus Deglupta trees and many  other talents, has been in Hawaii since 1986. Kelly has a long history and extensive knowledge of the trees, plants and flowers on the Island of Hawaii. He combines fun dialogue and educational twists to create a tour experience you will enjoy for many years. 

What Is A Cloud Forest? A cloud forest is generally tropical or subtropical, evergreen, montane, moist forest characterized by a persistent, frequent or seasonal low-level cloud cover, usually at the canopy level. Cloud forests often exhibit an abundance of mosses covering the ground and vegetation, in which case they are also referred to as mossy forests. Mossy forests usually develop on mountains where moisture introduced by settling clouds. A cloud forest are also known as; water forest, primas forest, or tropical montane cloud forest. Only 1% of the global woodland consists of cloud forests. They previously comprised an estimated 11% of all tropical forests in the 1970s. A total of around 736 cloud forest sites have been identified in 59 countries by the World Conservation Monitoring Centre, with 327 of them legally protected areas as of 2002. Important areas of cloud forest are in Central and South America (mainly Venezuela, Mexico, Ecuador, and Colombia), East and Central Africa, India, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Papua New Guinea, and in the Caribbean. Because of their delicate dependency on local climates, cloud forests will be strongly affected by global climate change. Results show that the extent of environmentally suitable areas for cloud forest in Mexico will sharply decline in the next 70 years. A number of climate models suggest low-altitude cloudiness will be reduced, which means the optimum climate for many cloud forest habitats will increase in altitude. Linked to the reduction of cloud moisture immersion and increasing temperature, the hydrological cycle will change, so the system will dry out. This would lead to the wilting and the death of epiphytes, which rely on high humidity. Frogs and lizards are expected to suffer from increased drought. Calculations suggest the loss of cloud forest in Mexico would lead to extinction of up to 37 vertebrates specific to that region. In addition, climate changes can result in a higher number of hurricanes, which may increase damage to tropical montane cloud forests. All in all, the results of climate change will be a loss in biodiversity, altitude shifts in species ranges and community reshuffling, and, in some areas, complete loss of cloud forests. 
If we do not answer the phone please leave your name, number of people in your group and potential date(s) you wish to have a tour. All tours begin at 9 AM. If we do no answer we are on tours and/or working in the cloud forest. 
IF you do not hear back from us PLEASE call back or email us at Tours@KonaCloudForest.Org 
We are on a mountain and we do not always get great reception or proper connections. A representative will get back to you as soon as possible.

TripAdvisor Rated #1 Of 102 Things To Do in Kailua-Kona Hawaii 
2020 Traveler Choice Award
Certificate of Excellence
Google Rated 5 out of 5 stars

We are located 20 minutes from downtown Kona and 9.2 miles from the Kona International Airport.

NOTE: We cannot allow free-walking as this is a private sanctuary.
Tours presented by Painted Trees of Hawaii 509 (2)(A) Educational Non Profit in partnership with the Bezona Family Trust.

All charitable contributions are 100% Tax Deductible. After the tour we will email you a letter for your accounting records.

73-1865 Hao Street #3
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii 96740
(808) 640-3888


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Be sure to make time after the tour to visit our friends at the Mountain Thunder Coffee Plantation! Their location is only a 1/16 of a mile drive up from us on Hao Street. 

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73-1865 Hao Street #3
Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
United States

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Mon:9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Tue:9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Wed:9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Thu:9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Fri:9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Sat:9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Sun:9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
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