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Kalaupapa Guided Mule Tour

  • 100 Kalae Hwy. Map It
  • Kualapuu
  • Scenic Drive/Tour
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 01/20/2010

Fodor's Review

Mount a friendly, well-trained mule and wind along a thrilling 3-mile, 26-switchback trail to reach the town of Kalaupapa, which was once home to patients with leprosy who were exiled to this remote spot. The path was built in 1886 as a supply route for the settlement below. Once in Kalaupapa, you take a guided tour of the town and enjoy a light picnic lunch. The trail traverses some of the highest sea cliffs in the world, and views are spectacular. Only those in good shape should attempt the ride, as two hours each way on a mule can take its toll. You must be at least 16 years old and weigh no more than 250 pounds; pregnant women are not allowed. The entire event takes seven hours. Disputes continue between the land owner and the tour company. Call in advance to verify times and make reservations. The same outfit can arrange for you to hike down or fly in. No one is allowed in the park or on the trail without booking a tour.

Sight Information

Address:

100 Kalae Hwy., Kualapuu, Hawaii, 96757, USA

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Phone:

808-567–6088; 800-567–7550

Website: www.muleride.com

Sight Details:

  • $209

Published 01/20/2010

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