What you'll do
Your experience offers first and exclusive " Makai to Mauka" 45- minute cultural walking tour that takes you along the shores of Waikiki, learning about ancient Hawaii and it's rich history. Along the way you will stop at the fish sanctuary and feed the fish, learning their Hawaiian names (great for kids and adults), the usage of fish ponds in Hawaiian culture and the importance of the ocean. Further down your expert local guide will share about the development of Waikiki which includes narrative of the battle in Waikiki that lead up to Nu'uanu Pali and the monument where bones of warriors were repatranized in Waikiki. Guests return to the meeting point at the Waikiki Aquarium and will have early entrance to the Aquarium and the Diamond Head Luau. Your luau experience begins with the opportunity to get a hands-on lesson of several cultural practices like: •Lei making •Tattoos (temporary) •Hula lesson •Coconut-headband weaving •Ukulele lesson Now sit back with exclusive airbnb seating and enjoy the only true Farm to Table luau experience with a menu that rivals any 5-star restaurant, followed by an award-winning Polynesian show and amazing fire-knife spectacular!
Nolan Okalani Tallett is a Native Hawaiian, born and raised on the Big Island of Hawaii. Graduated from UH Manoa, Oahu with a BA in Hawaiian language and a minor in Hawaiian Studies. As a Hawaiian cultural practitioner, Okalani has learned hula, chant, Hawaiian medicine, fishing, farming, lomilomi (Hawaiian traditional massage), history, lei making, instrument making, language and haku mele (song/chant writting) and feather work.
Included is a welcome maitai as well as two drink tickets. All drinks with fruit juice are made with fresh pressed juices…
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Where you'll be
The Mauka to Makai walking tour with our cultural expert is exclusive to airbnb guests and while the area is a public space, guests will see it as our native ancestors saw it, from the ocean, the fish the land and all of the relevancy to life not so long ago.
Keep these in mind
Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 10 guests ages 21 and up can attend.
You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.
This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.
The Diamond Head Luau takes place every Sunday, Monday, Thursday, and Friday, except for the following dates: May 9; June 13, 27; July 11, 25; Aug 8, 9, 23, 30; Sept 5, 12, 19, 26, 27; Dec 2, 8, 9.
Cultural Walk w/ Diamond Head Luau