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Dark History Hawai‘i / Beyond Paradise

Rated 4.81 out of 5 from 27 reviews.Wailuku, United States

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Experience hosted by Ian

2 hours
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Step through time as you are immersed in stories of Hawaiʻi from the year 500 to present day, and learn of what truly lies "beyond paradise."

Storytelling is a Hawaiian tradition as our language was originally a spoken language / oral. Missionaries later introduced the writing system that we use today.

This truly is a unique opportunity to spend time with a native Hawaiian and to learn about our kingdom, it's history, and our culture.

Ian's commitment to safety

This host has committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines – including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practising good hygiene, and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.
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From ₹2,285
/ person
Wed, 28 Oct
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
₹2,285 per person
₹2,285 per person
Wed, 28 Oct
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
₹2,285 per person
₹2,285 per person
Thu, 29 Oct
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
₹2,285 per person
₹2,285 per person

Meet your host, Ian

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 27 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I am a kanaka (Hawaiian) born and raised on Maui. I've seen the good and bad of these islands, and I've also lived it.

In 2013, I graduated from a prestigious Hawaiian school, which helped in my understanding of the corruption not only here at home but all over the world.
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Where you'll be

We will gather at "Kehalani Mauka Park," which at this time does not have an official address. The best closest address belongs to Pu'u Kukui Elementary School (3700 Kehalani Mauka Pkwy, Wailuku, HI 96793). Do NOT turn into the school -- keep driving straight BUT slow down, the park will be to the right. Look for a big Hawaiian flag, that will be me.

Rated 4.81 out of 5 from 27 reviews.

Emile
February 2020
Ian is amazing. He is knowledgeable about the topic and also extremely animated. Acting out traditional Hawaiian rituals and singing + playing beautiful Hawaiian music. I understand much more now about the recent history of Hawaii and that is gratifying.
Ian is amazing. He is knowledgeable about the topic and also extremely animated. Acting out traditional Hawaiian rituals and singing + playing beautiful Hawaiian music. I understan…
Michel
February 2020
Not what I expected - not a ghost walk tour but a really intimate storytelling experience in a beautiful location. Was interesting, funny, culturally enriching, and heartbreaking at moments. Would recommend for people interested in a different experience from the usual "touristy" stuff.
Not what I expected - not a ghost walk tour but a really intimate storytelling experience in a beautiful location. Was interesting, funny, culturally enriching, and heartbreaking a…
Maureen
February 2020
This is the sort of experience where you can't really know what to expect for sure. And I did not expect to be so powerfully moved by Ian and Adam's storytelling, singing, guitar and ukulele playing, cultural ceremonies, and spirit of aloha. And how Ian managed to condense so many hundreds of years of history into such a short period of time is pretty impressive. Don't miss this one!
This is the sort of experience where you can't really know what to expect for sure. And I did not expect to be so powerfully moved by Ian and Adam's storytelling, singing, guitar a…
Jenny
February 2020
Great insight into the history and languages along with current societal issues going on right now in Hawaii. We loved the music. Ian has a beautiful voice and sings traditional and current Hawaiian songs.
Carmela
January 2020
Ian’s passion and knowledge shine through. I enjoyed the intimate experience to learn more about the beautiful history of the state of Hawaii.
Donald
January 2020
As a tourist it isn't easy that one can connect to the soul of a place and Ian brought that connection to the time we spent together.

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  • Wed, 28 Oct
    4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    ₹2,285 per person
  • Wed, 28 Oct
    8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    ₹2,285 per person
  • Thu, 29 Oct
    4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    ₹2,285 per person
  • Thu, 29 Oct
    6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    Join 2 other guests
    ₹2,285 per person
  • Fri, 30 Oct
    4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    ₹2,285 per person
  • Mon, 2 Nov
    4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    ₹2,285 per person
  • Tue, 3 Nov
    4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    ₹2,285 per person
  • Tue, 3 Nov
    6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    ₹2,285 per person

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 13 and up can attend.

More tips

Dress comfortably for a mix of hot and chilly weather.