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This historical park was a former leper colony run by Father Damien in the 1930s.
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Kalaupapa Peninsula, Kalaupapa, Molokai, HI 96742
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Because the mule trail not operating as the bridge is washed out, I flew into Kalaupapa. The tour was so amazing and our Guide Rick Schonely has such a love of this place and the people that we could have easily spent days with him....More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Barbara C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Best day excursion from Maui that we made. The only way into Kalaupapa at this time is by air (we used Mokulele - see separate review) and with a permit, as there are still a few residents (eight as of writing) living there. We secured...More

Date of experience: September 2019
2  Thank jessl9805
Reviewed 13 August 2019

This tour was a highlight of our Moloka’i vacation. We wanted to see where Fr. Damien lived and worked. At this time, a landslide has the trail closed, so one must fly in. We booked flight and tour through the national park. There is so...More

Date of experience: August 2019
2  Thank Monica V
Reviewed 7 August 2019

A must do if you are going to Hawaii!!!!! Really enjoyed the visit. We had a supper guide! Very moving the History of this valley!

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank laurielecoq
Reviewed 31 July 2019

What a fantastic-ly fun way to experience a bit of history while visiting one of the world's most beautiful places. The beauty of the area is matched by the awesome and humbling story of the Hansens disease colony and its inhabitants. A highlight of our...More

Date of experience: March 2019
2  Thank Ken_Chris_Seattle
Reviewed 6 May 2019

We took the tour through Mokulele Airlines. John was our guide. He truly cares about the patients and is an advocate for them. He has asked the patients what they would like us to know about their life/home. His stories put us into the shoes...More

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank dawnw968
Reviewed 27 April 2019 via mobile

We took a one day fly-in fly-out tour of Kalaupapa booked through Mokuele Airlines. Our tour guide was Rick who was entertaining, knowledgeable, and very respectful of the history and current status of that location. We would highly recommend him to see and understand what...More

Date of experience: April 2019
2  Thank Steve K
Reviewed 4 April 2019

The mule ride and Kalaupapa are part of Hawaiian history and the trip is fun. The Mules know what they are doing

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Escape62263
Reviewed 20 March 2019

I tookthis tour because I was interested in Father Damion. I flew in a small plane to a tiny airport bur the view from the air was incredible. The tour guide was very informative and I learned about St. Maryann Cope, who ran the leper...More

Date of experience: November 2018
3  Thank newjerseylady2016
Reviewed 10 February 2019

We only visited the lookout at Kalaupapa National Historical Park as the hiking / Donkey trail to the Kalaupapa leper Colony was closed due to trail bridge that had been destroyed a landslide earlier in the month. The only way to get to Leper Colony...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank rintoulk
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1 September 2019|
Response from Monica V | Reviewed this property |
Hello! We visited Kalaupapa from Molokai a few weeks ago. I called Kalaupapa National Park and booked both my flight and tour through the park. They were very helpful. I don’t recall the exact cost. It was worth every penny... More
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Response from rintoulk | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately, you will not be able to hike the Kalaupapa trail to the old leper colony as there was a landslide late in December 2018 or early in January 2019 that destroyed a bridge on the trail and there is no way to get... More