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Cultural Adventure Package

Kohala Land of the Proud

Learn about Hawai’i Island’s rich culture and fascinating past, and participate in authentic ceremonial traditions that have survived the ages. Visit special and inaccessible sacred places, wahi pana.

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Experience Hawaiian Cultures & Traditions

Experience Hawaiian Cultures & Traditions

*Kohala ʻĀina Haʻaheo *translates to “Kohala land of the proud.” It refers to the people of the Kohala region of the Island of Hawai’i, who have always taken great pride in the beauty of their land.

This huakaʻi, or excursion, has been carefully designed by a Hawaiian kumu, a respected cultural practitioner whose traditional role in the community was to record and pass on history, traditions, culture, and stories through oral tradition. This charter combines aerial sightseeing and on-the-ground experiences which embrace the rich cultural heritage of the Kohala and Kona coasts of Hawai’i Island. Honor the ancestral stories of Hawai’i by learning about and participating in the host culture’s spiritual, historical, and oral traditions.

Tour departs from

Waimea-Kohala Airport
Flight TimeX Hours *
Ground TourY Hours*
*Flight times are approximate, do not include check-in time, and total times may vary depending on weather conditions and where the best sights are at the time of your tour.

Included on This Adventure 

Hoʻokupu Ceremony

Hoʻokupu Ceremony

Participate in a hoʻokupu, or gift-giving ceremony, which includes an oli, or Hawaiian chant.

Hosted by a Kumu

Hosted by a Kumu

Listen to a Hawaiian cultural practitioner or Kumu as he shares oral traditions, stories, and events that took place in ancient and modern times.

local fresh catering

Local Fresh Catering

Enjoy a gourmet, catered lunch at an exclusive oceanfront waterfall landing site so remote that it is only accessible via helicopter.

Customize Your Adventure With These Upgrades 

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Extend Your Flight Path

Venture farther and see more. Work with our charter specialists to plot a customized flight path that includes the sights that interest you the most.

Remote Forested Hike to Vista of Mokupuku Island Formations

Remote Forested Hike to Vista of Mokupuku Island Formations

Customize your adventure by adding a landing at a remote location deep in the Kohala mountains for a pilot-led hike through a waiwi, or guava forest that ends at an incredible sea cliff overlook.

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Make it Your Own 

Tell a Paradise Helicopters concierge about your ideal experience.

Call 808-896-3336

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