Big Island of Hawaii

Polynesian Carving Tour in Holualoa, Hawaii

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Polynesian Carving Tour
  • 2 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Discover the rich handicraft traditions of Hawaii as you take part in a wood carving workshop in Holualoa. Learn the ancient art of carving from a 4th generation Master Carver, and try your hand at carving your own Tiki under his expert guidance. Best of all, you get to take home your hand-crafted Tiki as a unique souvenir of your Hawaii vacation.
  • Create your very own wood carved Tiki to take home with you
  • Learn about Polynesian traditions with a hands-on workshop
  • Choice of morning or afternoon tour to fit your travel plans
  • Personalized small-group experience with up to eight people

What's Included

  • Tools and wood to carve your tiki

    Meeting and Pickup

    Meeting point

    • 77-6261 Mamalahoa Hwy, Holualoa, HI 96725, USA

    Start time

    10:00 AM

    End point

    This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    What To Expect

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers

    Cancellation Policy

    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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    43 reviews
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    Morning of craft and creativity!
    Kathy_F, Apr 2024
    Our master carver was amazing and encouraging. He made sure each person was successful. Everyone loved their tiki!
    Mani is the BEST!
    Ivy_E, Feb 2024
    By far, Tiki carving was one of the best activities we did while on vacation and we did a lot of excursions each day!!! The location is magnificent and so relaxing!!! We learned so much about this cultural art form and plan to always visit Mani to carve a new Tiki. We learned the history of the Tiki and felt honored to spend time with such an amazing artist. Mani’s energy is so calm and patient. The environment is peaceful. This excursion certainly encompasses the spirit of Aloha!!! This was the grand finale of our vacation, and it far exceeded our expectations!!! It was a quiet ending to create something special while reflecting on our memories we created! The best part was that we got to bring back our Tiki to remind us of our new memories!!! TSA did unpack our Tiki’s in our carry-on luggage because they didn’t know what it was at first! It was not problem getting through the agricultural scans that followed in case you are concerned about that part coming back to the mainland. Make sure save time and money to purchase some amazing artwork in the giftshop! This location also has a cool cultural ATV and zipline experience. So definitely check that out as well!!! This is a new permanent stop for us during our annual Hawaiian trip! If you are on the line with booking, DO IT! You won’t regret it!!! Thanks Mani for a magical experience!!! See you next year!!! The ATV tours looked like a lot of fun as well! They passed us on their way exploring!
    Tiki Fun!
    Renie_W, Feb 2024
    Mani was an excellent teacher- great personality too.. We totally enjoyed the experience. Now we each have our own hand carved tiki!
    Tons of fun
    Eric_P, Jan 2024
    Mani was absolutely amazing! My wife and I had the best time and would recommend this to anyone coming to the island. It was so much fun learning to carve and about his background.
    Great Cultural Experience
    Nathaniel_C, Sep 2023
    This was a great way to experience Polynesian culture up close and with a very scenic, beautiful view of the Pacific. Mani is a very nice man and helps even those with no experience carving anything make a great souvenir tiki.
    Best Keepsake Gift Ever
    Jennifer_L, Aug 2023
    I couldn’t believe the pieces we got to bring home (remember they each weigh about 7 pounds so know that for your luggage weight when coming back) - but just wow! Manny was amazing to my kids, helped them, called them “My friend”, and we have an amazing piece for the rest of our lives. And what a gorgeous backdrop to do this!
    Loved it
    Nichoel_F, Apr 2023
    Best cultural experience! Highly recommend for kids or adults. Grandson will remember this experience forever.
    Beyond my Expectations
    Jonathan_S, Jan 2022
    There is limited capacity on this tour so if you have the opportunity to book this trip, do it!! The brothers go above and beyond to make this experience fun, engaging, inclusive, educational, and memorable. Not only are they masters in their craft, they are passionate about teaching their craft. Amazing
    Super cool experience!
    Kristine_J, Jun 2021
    All I can say is "Wow!" This was so much fun. Everyone was very nice, helpful, and the whole experience was amazing. I definately plan on doing it again next time I'm on the island!

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    up to 24 hours before the experience starts (local time)

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