Polynesian Carving Tour in Holualoa, Hawaii

25 Reviews | Big Island of Hawaii, USA

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Spend some time with a highly sought after 4th generation Master Carver direct from Tonga. Step back into time and experience the beauty and aloha of the islands by carving your own authentic wood carving. Using only top quality wood grown locally on the Big Island.

Take a piece of Hawaii with you as you carve your own tiki taught from a master carver. This token of our Aloha will live on for generations to come from our ‘ohana to yours. Come enjoy the beautiful views of the Hawaiian hillside of Holualoa.



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Average 4.76 out of 5 stars based on 25 verified reviews from Cool Destinations and TripAdvisor

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kris10nkelly, Sep 2022 Verified
The Tiki carving experience was amazing! We learned, had fun and ended up with a unique souvenir! I would recommend this to anyone! It was a highlight of our trip!
JenSc, Jul 2022 Verified
What a gift to spend the afternoon with Mani at Aloha Adventure Farms, he is an amazingly talented. 4th generation woodcarver and wonderful, patient teacher. His workshop was infused with history, culture and humor.....by far the best experience of this trip! He guided us through carving the tiki face of protector, or of love and happiness, then offered to embellish the top for us with whatever we like. The setting was serene, and relaxing with a beautiful mountain view of the water. Absolutely recommend for kids as well, they will have a great time, and come home with the best souvenir!
jjandjackie, Jul 2022 Verified
The one thing our son wanted to do while visiting the island was to carve a tiki. We booked this adventure online for our whole family (2 adults and two kids - 8 & 9) and assumed we would have a fun time and leave with a few poorly carved pieces of wood. Wow, was I wrong. The instructor is amazing. He was patient, calm, and incredibly talented. He talked us all through strategies, drew lines for us to follow, and gracefully corrected any errors we may have made. As an added bonus, the view from carving area is gorgeous. We left with two ecstatic kids and four gorgeous tikis. Would highly recommend for anyone looking for an authentic experience and souvenir from their trip.
wendy763, Jun 2022 Verified
Mani and Ou (wood carvers) are incredibly talented, as well as patient, skilled, and encouraging instructors. I brought a group of local high school students who were allowed to customize their designs so that the artwork had "teen appeal." The students thoroughly enjoyed the experience and were proud to bring home their final products. As a side note, one of the students misplaced her phone during this trip. The staff was very supportive and accommodating, with one staff member going back to the wood carving site to retrieve it. Class act...highly recommend!
cordc549, May 2022 Verified
I've visited several Hawaiian Islands and been on many tours. This tour was by far my favorite experience out of all of them. Mani was engaging and fun to work with. He really knows his stuff. What a great opportunity to learn wood carving from someone who has decades of experience and a family legacy of woodworking. And to top that off, the location is spectacular, even for Hawaii.
Cheri3000, Apr 2022 Verified
This was our family’s favorite! It was a genuine experience sharing quality time together on the island. Truly a pleasure, and our tiki’s turned out amazing thanks to Mani’s talent. :) Thanks for sharing stories and laughs with us!
Brent S, Mar 2022 Verified
We had a great time carving our tikis. Loved that it was a small group and a scenic setting. I’ve already recommended it to everyone I know!
473lana, Mar 2022 Verified
Easily my family’s highlight of an amazing trip to the Big Island of Hawaii. We have taken both the ATV tour and carving tour. They have been the most unique experiences we have had. The carving was great because you leave with a souvenir that keeps telling a story. You don’t need any talent or experience and with the expertise of a master you leave with an incredible tiki. The carving is done on the side of a mountain in Kona that looks down on the ocean that is unlike any we have seen yet. We will recommend both tours to everyone that visits this island.
jessicaboes, Mar 2022 Verified
This was an amazing experience! Mani, our guide, was a wonderful teacher. Very patient, kind, and a master at his craft. My daughter and I had the best time. It is one of the first things we talk about when asked about our trip to Hawaii.
Sightsee52216941321, Mar 2022 Verified
This was such an awesome experience. Our guide Mani was an amazing teacher and helped my wife and I create (2) amazing tikis to take home with us as souvenirs from our island trip. Beautiful views on the property as well. Mahalo to the entire crew, everyone was great.

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