We had planned to take the mules for this excursion down to Kalaupapa leper colony but on the day of our trip there was very heavy rain (and it had been raining for the past few days). At the office we decided to take a small plane down to the colony as they were still waiting to find out if the mules would be able to go down the trail.
When we arrived at the colony the other travellers had just arrived (a bit wet and muddy!) as they were allowed down on mules and hiking. We were met by our local tour guide with an old school bus that took us around the various sites. Our guide was very knowledgeable and passionate about explaining the history and stories of the colony.
Packed lunches were included.
When the tour was finished we waited at the small airport for our plane to take us back. We would have liked to take the mules but due to the bad weather we went by plane in order to ensure we could visit the colony as we didn't have many days on Molokai. A very interesting place to visit.