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Molokai Mule Ride

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Address: Hwy 470 (Kalae Hwy) at milepost #5, Kalaupapa, Molokai, HI
Phone Number: 808 567 6088
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A two hour mule ride down an 1800 foot cliff to Kalaupapa Peninsula.

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History and Beauty at Kalaupapa

Great staff and gentle mules guide you safely and expertly down the steep path to Kalaupapa. No riding experience necessary - just bring water and wear sunscreen. The panoramic... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
suffolkblueline
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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33 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great staff and gentle mules guide you safely and expertly down the steep path to Kalaupapa. No riding experience necessary - just bring water and wear sunscreen. The panoramic vistas are breathtaking. Once down in the Kalaupapa valley, you dismount the mules for a tour (via school bus) of the Hansen's Disease (leprosy) settlement, including both historical sites and the... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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103 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There are only three ways to visit the colony at Kalaupapa; hike, plane, mule. My wife is a horse person so we chose to ride the mules (plus we didn't want to hike back up). The setup is very well done. It is a barn. So it has dirt. They have a really good platform to get on and off... More 

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Atlanta
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was definitely the highlight of our trip on Molokai. Although quite expensive, the whole experience is definitely worth it. The staff was friendly and the mules were well-behaved. Everything is taken care of for you from start to finish: the mules follow each other on the trail and know exactly where to put their feet, the entrance to the... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Staff are nice, mules lovely and sure footed )thank goodness). Yo will descend an incredibly steep path of rocks and mud for 1 1/2 hours. Even if you have descended the Grand Canyon on a mule you will be unprepared for this adventure. The good news is no one fell off their mule or were otherwise hurt. If you are... More 

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Thank edieann
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Unbelievable scenery - my family thoroughly enjoyed!!! And I'm afraid of heights, but this was a breeze as the mules are sure footed and steady. Ride back up was easier to enjoy (maybe I wax just used to it). Loved the tour at the bottom. Incredible journey that I would highly recommend.

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Brazil IN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I loved this trip! I was worried about riding a mule down a mountain at age 60, but it was great. The guides were attentive. The scenery at the bottom was spectacular! I am so glad I did this!

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Port Charlotte, Florida
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315 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

We visited Molokai with friends who had taken the mule ride/tour several years ago and said it was great. The mules were in good shape, great, but shy staff and guides. There are 26 switchbacks on the Kalaupapa trail, the trail has concrete steps. Going down the mountain was very difficult, the step are in bad shape, many washed out,... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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716 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

A visit to the peninsula is a must on molokai and this is the way to do it. Very well organized and as safe as possible. Why not 5 stars then? The very steep price...

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

By Australian standards this is an expensive activity. Nevertheless all of our group thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and are glad we did not count the pennies. The mules are well trained and had virtually no trouble negotiating the steep rocky, muddy steps and the 26 switchbacks to the bottom. Just sit back and enjoy the tremendous views as you descend into... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015 via mobile

A great day! The mules are so safe and just go into auto-pilot up and down the cliffs. The views are spectacular and the guides are great, especially Audrey, they are very knowledgable and friendly. When you get to the bottom, you get a guided tour from one of the residents. Our guide was Norman, who was funny, informative and... More 

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