This is a very full day of fun activities. Entertaining as well as informative. The park was immaculate and beautiful gardens. I highly recommend using a tour guide so you can maximize your time and see as much as possible.
Fantastic entertainment, great learning facility about all the different Polynesian cultures and a chance to get a close up view of them all without having to travel half way around the world. Great food and the show at the end was a fitting finale to a great day. Definitely recommend it for others visiting Hawaii.
From pick-up to return, our visit to the Cultural Center was grand. Henry, our driver from Samoa, was also our tour guide at the center. This was not my first time to the center, but it certainly was the BEST. Henry was so personal, knowledgeable and no doubt told us things about the various cultures others may not have heard. The ride from Waikiki was beautiful and Henry kept us entertained as he told stories of growing up in Samoa and how he's retained his culture in Hawaii raising a dozen children (with his wife of 40 yrs). The night time show was spectacular and the luau was oh-so delicious! This should be on everyone's list of things to do when visiting Oahu.
This tour was magnificent. Very long day but worth it. So much to see.
This was our most expensive single day during our week's vacation, but it was worth every penny. Our driver gave us lots of information on the trip over, and made a "quick" trip back as we (and I think everyone on the bus) napped in the peace of an exhausting memory filled day. We bought the Ambassador package and felt it was an excellent choice. Our guide at the center, (Phannah?) was wonderful. He made the very most of every minute of the day and was fun to be with. We couldn't possibly have seen so much on our own. Our prearranged seats for the luau and evening show saved time and gave us super places. Ha---Breath of Life was an amazing show. The entire day will always be a highlight in our memories.
A must do experience, even if you have been to some of the Islands.
Can't praise it highly enough.
This was my Mother-in-Laws first trip to Hawaii and I wanted to give her a taste of everything. It was also my Wife and my Anniversary so we were looking forward to a wonderful day. I think we had the Ambassador package, the one with the tour guide, hotel pickup, Luau and the Ha show. I highly recommend this package for the little cost extra, it was well worth it. It was a long day for 79 year old Mother-in-Law, but she enjoyed every minute of it. The Ha show was fantastic! Ross H.
The center has great cultural activities presented by people from Polynesian countries. The whole day go by very quick as they have a schedule that has program every half hour. You can pick the activity you want to go so you will get to enjoy the whole day. The best part of the day was the evening show in the theater at 8 PM. If you are planning to do this activity then do not miss the evening show.
The experience was more than than we could ever imagine. This was well worth the money.
This tour was the best - the kids loved it and what a great show.
Everyone who visits this island for the first time should sign up for the Polynesian Cultural Center all day tour. It is an excellent introduction to the various Polynesian cultures, and is very entertaining. My husband and I had a wonderful experience with Viator . The tour bus picked us up promptly at our hotel. The tour guide on the bus offered to be our tour guide once we arrived at the Center for a nominal fee. We paid the small fee which was well worth the money. He was wonderful. He made sure everyone was always accounted for and paid special attention to one person in the group who had special needs making sure that person always felt part of what was going on. He also guided us so that we were ahead of the crowd and were able to see all the center's exhibits. It was an all day tour complete with luau and stage show. Once the show was over our guide made sure everyone understood completely which bus to look for and its location. Everything was so well planned for us. We can't say enough about it. Wonderful day. Thank you Viator!
This was a great tour to give an overview of the Polynesian culture. It was like a mini cultural festival, learning snipits from each island. I expected to be upgraded to a guided tour when we boarded our tour bus, since that is what other reviews posted prior to my trip. As it turned out, we did a self-guided tour and planned our day so that we could see it all. We were not able to do all the hands-on learning activities though. The evening luau was enjoyable and the evening show: Ha! Breath of Life was well worth every penny.
Very informative....almost too much to do in a days time...you could spend two days easily. Lots of information in the various cultures and traditions in the islands....good food and great night show!
It was amazing and I will recommend It to everyone going to Oahu. Thank you.
Kids got to do lots of cool activities during the day as we walked through all the different villages. The food was good and the show was awesome. We did some research before going and this is a great way to experience the Polynesian culture in many aspects. We would recommend this. Plan on the whole day as there is a lot of stuff to do.
A must do for a feel of Hawaii. Honolulu has so much hustle and bustle with shopping and night life but this gives a true Hawaiian experience. The food at the luau was just ok but the tours, tour guide and all the activities we did were pretty Awesome! For sure see the HA show. Plan a full day here.
It was very good experience we was very happy to see that ,it Worthit
We've been to the PPC before but not for the whole day - just the evening show - and were really looking forward to visiting the 'villages' and attending the luau this time. We woke up to cloudy skies on the North Shore but were hoping it would clear up by noon (as it often does on Oahu). Unfortunately not only did it not clear up it poured! We purchased the rain ponchos they sell in the shops there and made the best of it. The shows went on, the staff kept a positive attitude and it's all something to look back on with humor at this point. I have only good reviews for the PPC - the staff are polite, helpful and very welcoming. The village shows were great, the luau food was very good with an enjoyable hula/singing show during the dinner. The evening show (Breath of Life) was fantastic!!!!!!! The only thing I would do differently is wait to buy the tickets when I'm there so that I could go another day if the weather was really bad. Great price on the tickets though.
Highly recommend. Great expereince. Go early because there is a lot to see and do. My wife said you MUST try the ice cream!
This was our first tour and it was such a joy to see the different cultures that make up the islands. Our tour guy Jordan was great. She made sure to tend to everyone and that all were involved with the activities. The evening show was the highlight. Definitely need to stay for that.
fantastic tour .we enjoyed it very much. would do it again if given the oppertunity
Nestor G Canada
Fun! We loved the experience! What a great place to learn about six varied cultures in a short amount of time. Our guide had us weaving with palm leaves, learning Polynesian dance and taking part in some new languages. The centre is manned by very pleasant and humorous students. Ha: Breath of Life was an awesome performance! A great day!