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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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Colocasia - Colocasia is a genus of flowering plants in the family Araceae, native to southeastern Asia and the Indian subcontinent. Some species are widely cultivated and naturalized in other tropical and subtropical regions.

The names elephant-ear and cocoyam are also used for some other large...

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Pink Quill Bromeliades (Wallisia cyanea) Our Pink Quills have begun to bloom! These ephiphytes are native from the areas of Equador and Peru in South America. This beautiful plant derives most of its nutrients from the rain and the air. They are usually found on the branches of trees.
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Kona Cloud Forest - A magical forest filled with prehistoric trees, plants and flowers. Your guide, Kelly Dunn, will take you on a three hour guided walking tour. He will bring the cloud forest to life through his stories and the history during the tour. The average temperature is 62 degrees year...

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Tour Reservations - Since our reopening from the pandemic our tour reservations have filled up quickly. To assure you are able to book a tour please call 4 to 6 weeks prior to your arrival to the island of Hawaii to reserve a tour date.
All tours are public meaning there could be 5 to 15 people ...

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Target Volunteer Day - Kona, Hawaii - We thank everyone from the Target store in Kona, Hawaii that volunteered and worked in the Kona Cloud Forest today!
When we work together in Nature many magical things happen.
It is our goal to give back to Nature and help create a legacy for our future gen...

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Kona Cloud Forest - Guided Walking Tours
Rated #1 for the past 3 years!

What is Travelers’ Choice?
Tripadvisor gives a Travelers’ Choice award to accommodations, attractions and restaurants that consistently earn great reviews from travelers and are ranked within the top 10% of properties on Tri...

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Girl Scouts visting us at the Kona Cloud Forest - So many things to see and do. The girl scouts had many great questions! I do believe our future is secure... ❤ (Note: I secured permission from the troop leader to post these images I took during the tour) All rights reserved- Kelly Dunn

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Wedding Day In The Kona Cloud Forest
The bride and groom with a local judge.
The bride had called and said she took a tour with me last year. She said it was her dream to get married here in the forest. I agreed that it would be a wonderful start to their journey.
Many blessings to both of you ...

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Volunteer Week Hawaii
We had a great Wednesday in the cloud forest!
Friday, April 23rd 9:00 AM Aleutian Time will be the last day to volunteer. Call (808) 640-3888
Thanks to everyone at Kanu Hawaii inviting us to be part of this state wide event!
Kelly Dunn
#KanuHawaii #EarthDay2021 ...

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a week ago
Entertaining, extremely informative, and quick to answer all our questions. Kelly has a different and amusing sense of humor - he wields wit with knowledge in a fun and informative way. Don't miss it!
- William G
3 months ago
Amazing tour of a beautiful piece of the big island. Highly recommend!!!! Tour guide was fantastic too!!!
- Erica L
4 months ago
Awesome on many levels!!! On my second tour, the first one in 2018, Kelly Dunn took us adults this time on a more challenging trail than the first when we had several preschoolers. He is equally entertaining to all ages. Kelly’s enthusiasm and optimism for the preservation of the planet is contagious. Kelly’s humor and stories illuminate Hawaii’s history. I came to be visually stimulated to paint the misty past of plants surviving many times longer than we have inhabited the world. Awakes in me the desire to question how I thought about nature.
- Donald W

Only Cloud Forest In The United States!

Call today to reserve your tour! (808) 640-0735

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

Try to book your tour at least 3 to 6 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. 
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.

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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