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Kalaupapa National Historical Park

Kalaupapa Peninsula, Kalaupapa, Molokai, HI 96742
+1 808-567-6802
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Worth the Trip from Another Island

We live on the Big Island of Hawaii and we have always wanted to see Kalaupapa on Molokai. We... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Chris77-563
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Kona, hawaii
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What a hike - great views and lots of history

You can only hike the trail with specified agents. And what a hike - 2000 ft top to bottom, with... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
WestHamfan10
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London
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This historical park was a former leper colony run by Father Damien in the 1930s.
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good20%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“damien tours” (22 reviews)
“father damien” (45 reviews)
“mule riders” (18 reviews)
LOCATION
Kalaupapa Peninsula, Kalaupapa, Molokai, HI 96742
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"damien tours"
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"father damien"
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"mule riders"
in 18 reviews
"old school"
in 16 reviews
"hiked down"
in 12 reviews
"leper colony"
in 21 reviews
"hansen's disease"
in 14 reviews
"makani kai"
in 10 reviews
"well worth the effort"
in 6 reviews
"tour bus"
in 8 reviews
"trail head"
in 7 reviews
"tour group"
in 6 reviews
"hour and minutes"
in 4 reviews
"the cliff"
in 11 reviews
"beautiful hike"
in 5 reviews
"minute flight"
in 5 reviews
"water bottles"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We live on the Big Island of Hawaii and we have always wanted to see Kalaupapa on Molokai. We arranged a 3-day visit and stayed at the Hotel Molokai. We enjoyed how quaint and rustic Molokai is, but the reason for our trip was going...More

Thank Chris77-563
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You can only hike the trail with specified agents. And what a hike - 2000 ft top to bottom, with many twists and turns. My husband and me are in our very late 50’s, and it took us just over 2 hours down, and just...More

Thank WestHamfan10
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First time I went down to Kalaupapa was in 2004. I had the privilege of having Richard Marks as the guide...what a wonderful, wonderful man he was. I learned sooo much from him. Each time I have visited Kalaupapa I have hiked down. When the...More

Thank busconi
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Reviewed 10 July 2018

We hiked into the valley, and our tour included the pass, a bus tour, and lunch. No one is allowed on the peninsula without a sponsor--so we got our wristbands in the morning at the excursion office giving us access and drove the short distance...More

2  Thank cookpias
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Reviewed 10 July 2018

A wonderful experience, well worth the effort of the hike. Fantastic views and scenery, the tour is well done. A day well spent on Molokai is a visit to Kalaupapa

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Reviewed 8 June 2018

I took the tour through Kalaupapa/Kalawao last week. My two friends and I elected to hike in and out...were between the ages of 22 and 25 and pretty avid hikers - we got down the hill in about 50 minutes (with a 5 minute break...More

1  Thank Brinkman107
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Reviewed 25 May 2018 via mobile

We were hiking and it isn't that bad. If you have no health limitations, you will manage. You don't need that much water with you, as you may refill your bottles down there. We, and some other hikers too, got some missleading info about checking-in...More

1  Thank Štěpánka Č
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Reviewed 21 May 2018 via mobile

We originally had a booking for a mule ride down to Kalaupapa, but then we were informed (without reason) that we can‘t go down by mule and have to hike. We fortunately decided to do this exhausting (only upwards, downwards was rather easy thanks to...More

1  Thank Dani-Aloha
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Reviewed 2 May 2018

This was always something that i wanted to do. My husband and I hiked down during a misty day--the hike was a little slippery but well worth the effort. The trail is well maintained. The visit was a lifetime experience. Our guide reminded us that...More

Thank terry3124
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Reviewed 30 April 2018

A beautiful and steep trail leads you to this amazing park at the leper colony. It overlooks the blue ocean and green mountains. Whether you go by hike or mule, you should go. If I hiked, I would go at dusk for the beautiful trail...More

1  Thank megan g
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fremantlesydney
25 May 2018|
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Response from Štěpánka Č | Reviewed this property |
One hours and a half down and 1.45 up and we're in normal shape and middle-aged. But we had a great weather.
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Linttravel
1 May 2018|
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Response from megan g | Reviewed this property |
We did the Kalaupapa Guided mule tour with Kalaupapa rare adventure Inc, the father Damien tour
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turneraw
16 April 2018|
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Response from ELFDUDE | Reviewed this property |
It is a challenge for sure! Don’t give up! We called them upon our arrival and had no problem! You can also book the donkeys on the way down👍
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