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Kalaupapa National Historical Park

Kalaupapa Peninsula, Kalaupapa, Molokai, HI 96742
+1 808-567-6802
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Highlight of our trip to Hawaii.

Highlight of our trip to Hawaii. We loved going here. Can't wait to go back someday. We took the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Great scenic hike! ..

This was a great hike. You can go on mule but we decided to go on foot. There are some breathtaking... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Amanda G
Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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This historical park was a former leper colony run by Father Damien in the 1930s.
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  • Very good20%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Kalaupapa Peninsula, Kalaupapa, Molokai, HI 96742
+1 808-567-6802
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Highlight of our trip to Hawaii. We loved going here. Can't wait to go back someday. We took the plane ride down to the Peninsula. It was well worth it.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a great hike. You can go on mule but we decided to go on foot. There are some breathtaking views so make sure to look up once in a while. At no time did I feel unsafe or like I was going to...More

2  Thank Amanda G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

of the three ways to get down there , walking down the escarpment, riding on mules or flying...we choose to walks down and fly out.. (I think the best option though note walking down the uneven path with switchbacks can take up to 2 hours...but...More

1  Thank jackpine2
Reviewed 16 May 2017

Best to go to topside museum and overlook first. We took the fly in fly out tour. The flying views on the short flight were spectacular. Try for a sunny day. The arranged tour was excellent, including Hawaiian songs and chants. Very sad but immensely...More

1  Thank Kathleen T
Reviewed 16 May 2017

We flew into the Kalaupapa Internation Airport and met our guide. Molokai is a beautiful island, with the tallest sea cliffs in the world. Looking over the cliffs is just awesome. Kalaupapa is an historical area that is also very lovely. This town has such...More

1  Thank Beachgrammy53
Reviewed 13 May 2017

This is a must see experience! The mule ride is quite bumpy as there are 26 turns, all downhill but it is the steps they have put in for the hikers that make the ride not so comfy. However, very rich in history. Unfortunately, you...More

1  Thank Rebecca S
Reviewed 3 May 2017

A little info to share. There are 3 ways down to the town. You can hire a mule group to ride the trail and a lunch along with a guided tour will be included. You can fly a small plane from top side to the...More

3  Thank Michael N
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We bought a permit at Hotel Molokai and were told to find our "sponsor" resident (who was called and expecting us) once we got into town. The hike both ways was wet, slippery, and difficult (even though we are in shape). Once in the town,...More

1  Thank Renee H
Reviewed 1 April 2017

This beautiful, isolate peninsula holds a dark history. Beginning in the mid-1800's sufferers of Hansen's disease (leprosy) who were mostly Hawaiian were banished to this natural prison. A few of the residents remain in the colony today. The park tells their stories of struggle and...More

1  Thank Tiare A
Reviewed 10 March 2017

Kalaupapa is one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen; however, the tour was a disappointment. The tour was much shorter than I expected and the stops were limited. We were expecting the tour to last most of the day and to see...More

2  Thank NJDCO
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Laura Lynne T
Can you provide more info as to the company you did your tour with as well as info on flying into and out of the park?
4 January 2017|
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Response from Loren N | Reviewed this property |
damientoursllc is their website. They had a brand new bus when we did the tour in Sept 2016. We hiked in. The air conditioned bus was a welcomed site. There is only one flight service in. Not sure of the name but there... More
Roni B
Is there to get to Kalapaupa other then mule ride (they are closed when we are there) or hike (my partner cannot do it)?
5 June 2016|
Response from jazzie F | Reviewed this property |
There's an airstrip there, you can charter a plane. You must still be escorted around though.