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Makoa Quest

#61 of 97 Tours in Kihei
Kihei, HI, USA
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About Makoa Quest
Makoa Quests are experiential tours that immerse you in authentic Hawaiian culture, led by Hawaiian cultural practitioners. Each Quest ignites a fun and meaningful relationship with the wisdom within Hawaiian way of life. These experiences give you rare access to private land and the true voice of the culture by allowing you to walk in the footsteps of the ancestors.
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Finding Your Fiji wrote a review Dec 2019
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Meagan with Makoa Quest coordinated several activities for my retreat attendees on Maui including a hula lesson & flower release, bonfire & awa ceremony and partial Road to Hana tour. It was really easy to coordinate and the Hawaiian practitioners were incredibly knowledgeable!! I was really happy to give my retreat attendees a true Hawaiian experience and for them to learn the meaning of Aloha. We all loved being able to ask the practitioners questions too.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Corey M wrote a review Dec 2019
Kihei, Hawaii1 contribution
I’m lucky to work for an organization and a boss that is willing to shut down the business 1 day a year for employee appreciation day. Our boss always keeps the activities on these days secret. After caravanning to a spot on the way to Hana we found out that we were going to be learning about Hawaiian culture by helping local farmers clear a taro patch. At first I didn’t understand how doing manual labor was going to bring us closer to Hawaiian tradition and culture. Enter Megan and Kale, who would be our guides through the experience. First we discussed the nature of our names and how this relates to our own personal story. Then the connection between the land, the crops grown, and the Hawaiian people were explained. We then met the farmers we were going to be working with and got to work. It was a remarkable experience contemplating the connection between the people and the land, and actually feeling the presence and flow of Mana. I began to better understand the Hawaiian concept of Kuleana as we worked together to clear the taro patch for the next crop. We capped off the day in a cool mountain stream near a waterfall where we discussed being thankful. The experience was nothing less than transformative and I can’t thank Megan and Kale enough for guiding us through the day and for their complete support and openness. In one day I learned more about Hawaiian culture and my place on this magical island than I had in the three plus years I have lived here. Highly recommended!
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Tristan K wrote a review Dec 2019
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My husband and I attended an Away ceremony through Makoa Quest. I didn't know what to expect but it was so fulfilling from start to finish. We loved the authenticity and personal nature of the experience. Living here on Maui we wanted to feel more connected with the local population and culture. This was just the ticket. We feel very honored to have participated. HIGHLY recommend!
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Veronica Gaya wrote a review Aug 2019
Palma de Mallorca, Spain13 contributions
THANK YOU Meagan and all the practitioners at Makoa Quest! We fell in love with all of you. You all put so much dedication, love, beauty and care you in every single activity, every day at every time. We will be back to explore Maui's cultural legacy with you! Mahalo
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Date of experience: April 2019
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Santa_Fe_Jeffrey wrote a review Jul 2019
Haiku, Hawaii101 contributions51 helpful votes
The opportunities provided by Makoa are MARVELOUS and truly second to none. Hawaii is so much more than beautiful beaches and luxury hotels. Makoa Quest takes you into a whole other dimension of the beauty, and grace and meaning of being in Hawaii. Their conscientiously structured activities facilitated by their carefully chosen Hawaiian Cultural Practitioners provide experiences of meaning that you will never forget.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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