Get a Taste for History in a Journey through Hawai‘i's Past

A Taste for History in Lahaina

An authentic Hawaiian cultural experience led by Native Hawaiian kumu

  • Explore Lāhainā's storied past
  • Sample Maui-grown fruits along the way
  • Dine at Pacific'O, Lāhainā's only produce self-sufficient restaurant

Explore Lāhainā's rich history off the beaten path with Native Hawaiian kumu (guides) who make the history of Lāhainā and culture of Hawai‘i come alive in chants, stories and places.

During this 2-hour walking adventure, you'll journey back in time from the arrival of the first Polynesians to the site of the royal complex at Moku‘ula and across the village of Lele (Lāhainā) through the ages. Our guides will introduce you to Maui produce on a neighborhood level and you can sample Maui-grown fruits along the way. The tour includes a visit to Lāhainā Heritage Museum with interactive exhibits and displays on Moku‘ula.

Satisfy your craving for true local flavor and real Hawaiian history ... Listen to stories and lore handed down through generations ... Enjoy the delights of fresh tropical fruit at Take Home Maui, and if you choose, a savory lunch at one of Maui's finest restaurants, Pacific'O on the beach at Lele, Lāhainā's only produce self-sufficient restaurant.

$45/adult and $22/child
$35 inclusive lunch option per person

"I learned more on this tour that all the others combined"
~ Larry from North Carolina
"Loved the sacred nature of this tour. The chanting, the birthing stone, the restoration project... so well done."
~ Judy from Australia
"The only tour we have been on with details of Hawaiian History & Culture."
~ Frank from California
"Loved the history. I like that it is off the beaten path."
~ Mary from Georgia
"This was such an eye opening experience to the 'true' Maui... loved it!"
~ Kathy from Texas
"Really loved the history. The speaker was warm and wonderful. Loved the chants and tradition."
~ Shelley from England

HTA Recognition Awards

Keep it Hawai‘i Recognition Award 2002 & 2007: Kāhili Award
For educational programs directed at the significant cultural areas of Maui, specifically Moku‘ula at Lāhainā, once home to the high chiefs of Maui.

Keep it Hawai‘i Recognition Award 2009   Ka‘I‘imi ‘ike Program, which pairs Maui Nei tours with archaeological field school activities at the Moku‘ula site.

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