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Historic Kona

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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!

Shore Excursion Size
Standard
Shore Excursion Type
Scenic, Cultural
Shore Excursion Duration
4 Hours
Activity Level
Easy
Shore Excursion Leaves From
Ship Pier. (Full details will be provided in your electronic ticket upon confirmation.)
Food/Beverage Provided
Not Included
Recommended Dress
Comfortable clothing and walking shoes are recommended.
Restrictions
This tour is ADA accessible with limited access at some stops. Smoking is not permitted in the National Park.
4.5 Stars4.5Based On 31 Reviews Review This Tour
5 StarsKona is a Beautiful Area with Much History!November 15, 2018

Reviewer: Vicki Miller
Our bus driver was a native Hawaiian with all kinds of tips. So very cordial & proactive with instructions. Very seasoned, he anticipated all our questions. We sampled Kona coffee & saw some of the process. Next, we visited a Polynesian village, Nat'l Historic park. Visited a painted church. So informative!!

4 StarsKona is a Beautiful Area with Much History!November 15, 2018

Reviewer: Vicki Miller
Our bus driver was a native Hawaiian with all kinds of tips. So very cordial & proactive with instructions. Very seasoned, he anticipated all our questions. We sampled Kona coffee & saw some of the process. Next, we visited a Polynesian village, Nat'l Historic park. Visited a painted church. So informative!!

4 StarsKonaOctober 24, 2018

Reviewer: Deborah R Shuler
Loved the coffee plantation and the coffee.

4 StarsGood guide in KonaOctober 23, 2018

Reviewer: Andre
Super guide with great knowledge and communication skills

5 StarsHighlight of our tripJune 05, 2017

Reviewer: Heiko
Kona is a wonderful stop. Henry was an amazing tour guide and super knowledgeable. He made this excursion very special and wish we could give him 10 stars!! The coffee was super yummy! Can't wait to get back!

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