Battle Between Christianity and Traditional Kapu (Kona, Hawaii)

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Departs: Hawaii, Hawaii

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

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Up to 24 hours in advance.

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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.

* 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
* How Kapu and Christianity work together today with Mālama kō aloha.

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 the God of War is blindfolded during certain times of the year. This is truly a one of a kind tour. Some hiking is required.

What's Included

Bottled water

What's Not Included

Alcoholic Beverages


Traveler Information

  • CHILD: Age: 0 - 11
  • ADULT: Age: 12 - 99

Additional Info

  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Service animals allowed
  • Specialized infant seats are available
  • Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • If anyone in the group has specific needs such as a wheelchair or uses a car seat. Please bring your own whenever possible and tell us at least 48 hours in advance.
  • Most of the tour is accessible by wheelchair. The last part is some hiking along Kings Highway is not wheelchair or stroller accessible.
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required for travelers
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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