Kalaupapa Guided Mule Tour

One of the most popular tour destinations on Molokai is Kalaupapa, a national historical park that offers miles of trails, spectacular views, and a step back in time.  Kalaupapa was a remote place where those suffering from leprosy were banished to by the Hawaiian government.  But today it stands as a historical landmark with St. Philomena Church, the Kalaupapa Settlement, volcanic craters, tubes and caves, plus sea cliffs, lush valleys, rainforests, and underwater coral reefs for guests to explore.  It is a place of solitude, beauty, and historical value and this guided mule tour is by far the best way to view it all.  Choose from one of two different options, both of which include a picnic style lunch and a full day of touring the location.  You can view Kalaupapa from atop a friendly mule or choose to take a guided hike through the landscape on foot.  This is a must-do activity on Molokai and a rare adventure that will create memories for a lifetime.


  • Tour operates 6 days a week (not on Sundays)
  • Tour begins at 8:00am
  • Check-in is 15 minutes prior to tour time
  • Tour lasts approximately 7 hours

Hike the Trail & Historical Park Tour- $69.00/person
Discover the flora and fauna of Kalaupapa by foot and take a leisurely hike along the 3.2-mile (one way) trail.  Guests will experience sweeping vistas of ocean and valleys, and your guide will point out various plants and birds that accompany you on the trail.  This option also includes the Historical Park tour led by Damien Tours, where you can explore the monuments, statues, churches, and other surrounding grounds.  Enjoy a light picnic lunch and a daytime activity like none other.

Guided Mule Ride & Historical Park Tour- $199.00/person

This mule ride takes guests on the same Kalaupapa Trail, but with a different view!  From on top your mule you’ll saunter past incredible views, native wildlife, and dense rainforests during your ride.  This is a 3.2-mile one-way trail, so if you’re not much of a walker or simply want the unique experience of viewing Kalaupapa via mule, this is a great tour to book for the whole family.  This activity also includes a Historical Park Tour with Damien Tours where your guide will offer interesting facts and history on the settlement and the Catholic missionaries and Saints.  You’ll also enjoy a light picnic lunch, and all park entry and trail maintenance fees are included in the price.  You’ll even receive a Completion Souvenir Certificate, which is yours to take home and keep forever.