top of page

Leader-Led Multiday Trip - Hawai'i

Kapilina PNG.png

In Hawaiian, Kapilina means relationship.  We selected Kapilina because this area will be a place for a variety of relationships to be strengthened.  We want the relationship between people and the ʻāina (land) to be at the forefront of what we do.  The interconnected relationships between people will also be a priority focus at Kapilina.  Last but certainly not least, we want our relationship with the host culture, our cherished Hawaiian culture, to be strengthened here.  These three elements, people, ʻāina and culture are at the heart of an experience at Kapilina.

Experience the beauty of Hawai'i Island by immersing yourself in the natural forest of the Kealakekua Mountain Reserve.  Wellness Advocates of Diamond level or above, or who are 25 Collective Members, and Hawaiian teams, regardless of rank, can organize a group to visit the Kealakekua Mountain Reserve (KMR) for a multi-day engagement and participate in the reforestation taking place at the reserve.  Each group will have the opportunity to stay at the newly-constructed eco-camp composed of deluxe tents with double occupancy.​

Your team will have the chance to work, hike, learn, and grow for several days in a uniquely beautiful environment with support from KMR and Hiki Ola’s staff.  Plant native trees in a small part of the 9,000-acre forest, connecting you and your team to the immense reforestation efforts taking place.  Witness the distillation of the ethically harvested Naio and 'Iliahi trees. Learn more about the conservation plan that protects the native trees and plants of KMR. You will also get to experience authentic Hawaiian culture throughout your experience.  ​

This Co-Impact Engagement at KMR is more than just a tour. It’s an immersive opportunity to experience the inside of an authentic Hawai'i-based restoration and essential oil production project. Before your visit is booked, a call with KMR staff will ensure to set the right expectations for the trip.

1 (1).jpg
1 (3).jpg
1 (7).jpg

How do I join? ​

Fill out an inquiry with preliminary information.  Then the KMR team will set up a time to discuss your inquiry and complete booking.

How many people can be in the group?​

Minimum of 8, maximum of 11.

Available Dates ​

Although KMR is available to host groups all year, with 3-night or 5-night stays following a Monday-Friday schedule (no weekends), dates will be finalized after your inquiry is submitted and reviewed by KMR.  

Sample Itinerary - 3-Night or 5-Night Options Available 

Day 1: Welcome with transport to Kapilina; settle in and enjoy a special dinner catered by a local chef    

Day 2: Take a personalized “side-by-side” tour of the KMR property; Learn about and plant in the Hawaiian agroforest  

Day 3: Visit the nursery, learn about propagation, and participate in planting a small area. Participate in a cultural experience.  

Day 4: Forest bathing, native bird watching and/or custom activity coordinated with the team leader.  

Day 5: Engaging experience in the distillery, team building experience, culminating the last night with a musical  evening on the mountain 

Day 6: Final activity and departure 

Pricing Estimates ​

Includes full-board accommodation and all on property activities  ​

5-night stay: $2,900 per person ​

3-night stay: $1,900 per person

How much of this will I have to plan on my own?​

While on KMR, the staff will provide a set itinerary, but can adapt the itinerary with you for special accommodations or activities (pending approval) where possible while maintaining same budget. Due to road accessibility, while staying at KMR, you will not be able to do activities outside of KMR and ask that you plan those outside of the KMR trip​

Interested in only visiting KMR for just a few hours, rather than staying at Kapilina eco camp? Click here for more information. 

Follow Hiki Ola on Instagram for the latest updates on reforestation, educational initiatives, and our updates within the community.

Click here to explore more.

  • Instagram

About Conservation at the Kealakekua Mountain Reserve 

Located on Hawai'i Island, the Kealakekua Moutain Reserve (KMR) boasts over 9,000 acres of land with precious native plants, including 'Iliahi trees. This lush forest is protected by a conservation easement, or a legal agreement that limits the use of the land to protect its conservation values. The management plan limits harvest of the native trees and plants, guaranteeing the regeneration and prosperity of the forest. Although trees are harvested at KMR, the amount and types of wood harvested are overseen by both this management plan and the state of Hawai‘i to support efforts to reestablish a healthy forest in KMR. ​

Our current efforts focus on building a healthy forest which includes a considered approach for each tree.  Management practices include the harvest of dead, severely damaged, or trees in decline to reduce space and light competition for existing healthy trees and newly planted trees.  This enables these trees to flourish and grow to maturity before they are harvested at the appropriate time in their natural life-cycle. With proper management and reforestation efforts in place, sustainable harvesting of 'Iliahi is possible, and beneficial, in advancing our initiative to restore the forest to its original beauty and vitality. The skilled professionals at KMR, the cooperative and consistent engagement with the State of Hawai'i's Division of Forestry and Wildlife, the management objectives, an extensive nursery, and our ambitious reforestation efforts work together to help 'Iliahi and other native Hawaiian species thrive once more. ​

KMR Inquiry Form

bottom of page