Highlights

  • The Battle of Kuamo’o
  • Mamalahoa Trail (Kings Highway)
  • Inside look of the Ancient Hawaiian Kapu system
  • Early Catholic presence.
  • Story of Christianity as told by the Hawaiians (pros and
    cons)
  • How Kapu and Christianity work together today with Mālama kō aloha.  

Duration

Approximately 6 hours

Price

$199.00 per person
$165.00 per child

Pick up

Pick up from Kailua-Kona port, airport or surrounding hotels from 8 am to 11 am.

Tour Features

This tour takes you on the journey of the Kapu system of Hawaii to the induction of Christianity. Where each way of life is explored through the eyes of the Hawaiian People.  Learn about the civil war that took place as both sides fought for what they believed in and for their God.  

In 1819, the Battle of Kuamo’o began. This was were the traditional Kapu and Christianity directly clashed. Kekuaokalani (nephew of Kamehameha 1) and Kamehameha 2 fought a vicious battle.  Kakuaokalani and his wife Chiefess Manono died.  Chiefess Manono’s dying declaration is still significant today “Mālama kō aloha.” This means to keep your love or Love one Another. 

You can visit these amazing sites and hear ancient stories. See firsthand the burial sites and walk the Kings Highway (Mamalahoa Trail)

Visit several heiau’s, a very special Catholic Church, and end learning about this great battle at the entrance of this sacred land.  Hear the stories of this great battle that are retold through oral history to many of our drivers. Learn why that Ku is blindfolded during certain parts of the year. We will stop so that you can purchase something to eat along the way.  There are always water and snacks available on the tour.  Some hiking is required.  The hiking can be on rough ground.  Part of the tour we can utilize large wheeled wheelchairs for easier access if you would like.  Just let us know beforehand to prepare.  

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