Intimate Kona History and Culture Tour from Kona South

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  • Day Trip
  • Group Tour
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  • E-Ticket
  • 8 hr

Ancient Hawaiians used Kona, on the island of Hawaii, as the main capital city during the reign of King Kamehameha the Great. The area is rich with Hawaiian folklore and stories. From land divisions, ancient fishponds, Heiau-temples, and royal palaces, we will take you on a journey through this historic area. Pickups at all locations in Kona and south, including Kona and Keauhou.

Itinerary Details

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Stop At: Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park

Puuhonua o Honaunau was a place of refuge and royal grounds located south of Kealakekua Bay. Puuhonua o Honaunau remains one of the Big Island’s most historic places and visited landmarks.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Hulihe'e Palace

The Hulihee’e Royal Palace is the former vacation home of the Hawaiian royal family. Today the Hulihee Palace has been converted into museum by the Daughters of Hawaiʻi. It showcases a variety of Victorian artifacts dating back to the eras of King Kalakaua and Queen Kapiolani. Located on Alii Drive, it’s in the heart of historic Kailua Village (Kailua-Kona)!

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Ahuena Heiau

The Big Island of Hawaii is full of sacred places that honor the culture and heritage of the Hawaiian people such as Hawaiian temples like Ku’emanu and Ahu’ena. Ahu’ena was built by King Kamehameha I in honor of the god of fertility, Lono. Ku’emanu is the only Hawaiian temple dedicated to surfing, and is favorite visit by surfers from all over the world.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Lekeleke Burial Ground

One of Hawaii’s bloodiest landmarks, the Lekeleke Burial Grounds is a spot of a fierce fight, where 300 Hawaiians died in the Battle of Kuamoo. When visiting the Lekeleke Burial Grounds, stay on the trail and do not touch any of the structures.

Duration: 1 hour
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