Visions Come True
For 2 Big Island Businesses
by Les Drent
would have ever guessed that a children's naturalist
program started in May of 1993 by Rob Pacheco would
have grown into one of Hawaii's premier tour operations
by the turn of the century.
Perhaps it was the marketing genius of Rob's wife Cindy
that first saw glimpses of a bright future. For Rob
there certainly had to be plenty of time for visions
as he drove community children to and from the natural
sights of the Big Island. And perhaps it was from these
same children that he first saw and realized a potential
for sharing these same natural wonders with their adult
Rob & Cindy Pachecco
comfortably suited for their new public location
on Queen Kaahumanu Hwy. in Kailua-Kona.
While it is difficult to match the words with the struggle
of what it took to grow this business from a single
Suburban led children's program to a 5 van, 20 employee,
8 adventure tour operation in only 6 years it may be
the public's fascination for where Hawaii Forest &
Trail is taking them that has grabbed people's imagination.
Now hosting a 2,000 square foot office, warehouse,
retail location on Queen Kaahumanu Highway in Kailua-Kona,
Rob and Cindy focus on maintaining the objectives of
their business through their individual tour guides.
This focus continues to be one that provides an in depth
education about the natural history of Hawaii. And with
that focus in mind for the 21st century the best is
yet to come not only for Hawaii Forest and Trail but
Hawaii as well. Way to go Rob & Cindy! Phone: (808)
Hawaii Forest and Trail
74-5035B Queen Kaahumanu Hwy
Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
Toll free: 800 464-1993
Local: 808 331-8505
Fax: 808 331-8704
Birdwatching Adventures RainForest and DryForest Adventure
Full Day Come along as we explore two rare habitats,
the cloudmist kipuka rainforest on Mauna Loa and the
sub-alpine dry forest of Puu Laau on Mauna Kea. Here
are two places that represent Hawaii before human contact;
places where plants and birds found nowhere else on
earth reveal the evolutionary epic of the islands. Don't
miss this outstanding opportunity to witness Hawaii's
native birds and forests. Target species include: Nene,
Palila, Akiapolaau, Amakihi, Apapane, Hawaii Creeper,
Iiwi, Elepaio, Omao, Io and Pueo. 11 hours roundtrip
from our Headquarters in Kona. Available weekdays only.
Rated Easy to Moderate Ages 8 & Up.
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