This unique and memorable Historic Kona excursion takes you back in time with a tour of Puuhonua O Honaunau National Historic Park, a sanctuary of Hawaii's past, where traditional Hawaiian lifestyle is preserved. This ancient Hawaiian village of refuge for "kapu," or lawbreakers, features ancient temples and wooden images that depict stories from the past. Today, the park continues to serve as a sanctuary for those seeking a peaceful destination, and a safe haven for many species of wildlife that have made the park their home.
From the park, take a scenic drive to magnificent Kealakekua Bay, with its spectacular view from the hillside over the bay, home to an underwater preserve and the place where a monument to the infamous Captain Cook stands. This is the very spot where he sailed in to discover Hawaii, was received as the god Lono, and then proved to be a mortal and slain.
Another stop on the tour is the "Painted Church," overlooking Kealakekua Bay. The church, painted by Belgian priests arriving in the late 19th century, is often referred to as the "Jewel of South Kona," serving as both an historical site as well as an active parish.
Your tour will also take you to the Kona Coffee Factory, where you will have plenty of time for sampling! Don't miss this delightful tour of historic Kona!
This tour may be ADA accessible upon request, accommodating electric wheelchairs and scooters, with limited access at some stops. ADA accessibility is dependent upon the availability of ADA accessible vehicles on the day of your tour. If you require any special accommodations due to disability, please request an ADA accessible vehicle at the time of booking. In order to bring your electric wheelchair or scooter, please ensure the combined weight of the guest and electric wheelchair or scooter does not exceed 500 pounds. Please also include the model, size and weight of the wheelchair you would be bringing in your request. The width of the wheelchairs or scooters cannot exceed 29 inches.
Reviewer: Cindy Hausman
Very interesting history.
Reviewer: William Cira
In the past we’ve booked our shore excursion thru our cruise line, Celebrity. Since discovering Shore Excursions Group, we’ll never book thru Celebrity Tours again. Less expensive with much greater value. Shore Excursions never compromised on anything. We’ll only use Shore Excursions Group again & always.
We purchased Shore Excursion Group tours for all of our NCL Hawaiian Island Cruise. They all met or surpassed our expectations.
Reviewer: Kathleen M Brockliss
Great value. The driver was entertaining. Closer access to Captain Cook’s landing with accurate I formation would have been appreciated
Reviewer: Jeff Taylor
Enjoyable, relaxing, informative