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Maui: Road to Hāna Guided Tour with Lunch

1. Maui: Road to Hāna Guided Tour with Lunch

Hit the road to Hāna in air-conditioned comfort on a guided day trip with lunch and hotel transfers included. See the rugged sea cliffs of the island, swim in the waters of Pua’a Ka'a falls, and relax on the beaches of Wai'anapanapa State Park. Journey to the Eastern part of Maui island to see one of the most isolated communities in the state. Take the Road to Hāna and learn about Hawaiian history, heritage, and culture on the way. As you continue the journey through the town of Hāna, stop by historical sites and see where the Queen was born. Stop for lunch at a local establishment. Then, go beyond the town of Hāna, through rough and bumpy roads. Next, admire Hāna’s ancient lava tubes at the Ka'eleku Caverns. Soak in the serenity of Palapala Ho'omau Church. Listen to your guide as they share stories of Charles Lindbergh and Samuel Pryor.

Maui: Road to Hana Private Adventure Tour with Luxury SUV

2. Maui: Road to Hana Private Adventure Tour with Luxury SUV

Experience the reverse route to Hana in style aboard a luxury SUV and get access to pristine lands in comfort. Avoid excess traffic and discover the hidden gems Maui has to offer including waterfalls and spectacular beaches. You'll have a full panoramic glass sunroof to witness the beauty and also have the availability to keep all your devices charged at any seat. Your adventure can be fully customized with additional or fewer stops along the way. After a pickup from your accommodation, stop off at Safeway in Kahului to grab snacks for the day. Drive up through the rolling hills in Kula, passing by the Maui Winery in Ulapalakua. Journey through the untouched lands of Kaupo with several photo stops along the way. See historical churches in the backside of Maui over 150 years old. Stop off at Laulima Organic Farm where they focus on sustainability and you may indulge in the exotic fruits grown right from the property. Pass by the 7 Sacred pools or The Pools at Oheo at Haleakala National Park. See the awe-inspiring Wailua Falls with the potential opportunity to swim in a 97 Foot waterfall (weather permitting). Visit Auntie Virgie's botanical flower farm and see a genuine family supporting the local community. Go to Hamoa Beach, Hana Town, and Waianapanapa State Park to experience the crisp Black Sand Beach. Stop off at Pua'a Ka'a Falls and have one last opportunity to swim for the day. See Waikani Falls, and Keanae Point, and admire rainbow eucalyptus trees flourishing in the Painted Forest. Visit Ho'okipa Beach Park and witness the Hawaiian green sea turtle resting on the beach before returning to the starting point.

Maui: Self-Drive Sightseeing Road Trip

3. Maui: Self-Drive Sightseeing Road Trip

Embark on a self-driving road trip with a guide in your pocket. Skip the crowded tour buses and experience Maui independently, at your own pace. See historic sites, popular attractions, world-class beaches, and scenic hikes. Listen to local stories, legends, and fun facts about the places you’re visiting as well as unique Hawaiian music to entertain and relax you along the way. Experiences you can have on the tour are: • Hike to Twin Falls • Explore Wai'anapanapa State Park to visit a black sand beach • Hike to Maui’s Red Sand Beach • Swim at Oheo Gulch (Seven Sacred Falls)  • Explore a lava tube • Explore the Backside to Hana • Visit scenic waterfalls • Watch the sunrise atop Mt. Haleakala • Hike the Hosmer Grove or Sliding Sands trails • Visit a lavender or dairy farm • Walk through historic Makawao Town

Kahului: Self-Driving Audio Tour of Road to Hana

4. Kahului: Self-Driving Audio Tour of Road to Hana

The Action Tour Guide app functions as a guide, an audio tour, and a map all in one. This tour has been developed by local guides, curated by creative writers, and narrated by professional voice artists. Most stops along the tour have animated videos allowing you to visualize what you cannot see. Being your journey from Kahului, cruising along the Hana Highway through Paʻia and past Hoʻokipia. From there, you'll arrive at the official Mile Marker Zero location for the route, and then it's 35 miles to the town of Hana. Discover the Rainbow Eucalyptus and marvel at its multi-colored streaks on its trunks. Then, visit the Twin Falls, Waikamoi Ridge Trail, and Ching’s pond. Continue your way towards Wailua Falls and the Pipiwai Trail, with its huge bamboo forest. Finally, end the tour at the Kipahulu Visitor Center on the eastern shore of Maui.

Maui: Circle Island Helicopter Flight with Road to Hana

5. Maui: Circle Island Helicopter Flight with Road to Hana

Soar into the sky and experience the serenity of Maui, "The Valley Isle", on this complete circle island expedition. Climb above Haleakala National Park with views of the crater, the Hana Rainforest, West Maui Mountains, and lao Valley State Park. View Maui's lush landscape, breathtaking coastlines, hidden valleys, scenic waterfalls, and the sharp-blue waters of the Pacific Ocean. Fly near Lahaina, Kapalua, Kaanapali, Wailea, and Hana and witness the stark contrast from upcountry to the beaches of Hawaii's second-largest island. Embark on the journey of a lifetime.

Maui: Private Rainforest or Road to Hana Loop Tour

6. Maui: Private Rainforest or Road to Hana Loop Tour

Choose from a flexible range of activity options for the entire trip. In East Maui's Rainforest: explore Waikamoi, Pua'aka'a, Hanawi, and Waikani Falls. Hike to hidden locations and discover bamboo forests and Rainbow Eucalyptus trees. Visit the peninsula town of Keanae, known for its unique and stunning lava rock coastline with ocean currents crashing against the lava rock walls. Visit Aunt Sandy's for local snacks, or stop at Coconut Glenn's for the best homemade coconut ice-cream. Stroll along exotic black and red sand beaches or venture into a unique lava cave with headlights. Visit some of the largest and most impressive lava tubes in Hawaii. Arrive in Hana for excellent lunch choices and Hawaiian snacks from local gourmet food trucks, stands, and Hana Farms, da best! See Green Sea Turtles resting on the beach, and more. Should you choose the Full Road to Hana Loop (clockwise or counterclockwise), make your way to the sheltered side of the island with rugged narrow windy roads that transition to the roller coaster smooth paved, Piilani Highway. Witness a remarkable contrast of cliffside driving with spectacular ocean views, panoramas of the Haleakala Volcano, sprawling landscapes, wildlife, and the Kaupo Gap. Make your way back home through the beautiful upcountry area of Kula for views of neighboring islands, Kaho'olawe, Lanai, U-shaped snorkeling isle of Molokini, and Iao Valley Mountains.

Maui: Private Full-Day Trip to Hana Highway

7. Maui: Private Full-Day Trip to Hana Highway

Safeway Kahului 15 min Be able to grab a cup of coffee and grab whatever supplies are needed for the Adventure. Hana Highway 10 hours Ho’okipa Beach Park – Ho’okipa Beach is considered the windsurfing capital of the world, you can enjoy watching wind surfers, kite boarders and surfers challenge the oceans waves and shoreline winds. This is also the Threatened Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle capital of Maui, with 200-pound turtles feeding along the shoreline and basking on the beach all day long. Drive by. Bamboo Forest – The impressive bamboo forest on the side of Hana Highway on the way to Hana. Drive by. Waikani Falls – A very popular set of falls because it is photogenic and situated like a drive-thru right on the road. We do have the upper waterfalls which is also called the Three Bears Waterfalls. Viewing from tour bus. Upper Waikani Falls – A very popular set of falls because it is photogenic and situated like a drive-thru right on the road. We do have the upper waterfalls which is also called the Three Bears Waterfalls. Aunty Sandy’s Banana Bread 15 minutes Enjoy the best Banana Bread of your life! Auntie Sandy’s is also where Gordon Ramsey filmed the show Uncharted and he even was awestruck on how awesome the bread is! Keanae Point 20 min Wonder the majestic Keanae point! Keanae offers a tropical Hawaiian scene that makes it easy to want to be there. The Keanae Peninsula is full of lush green foliage, tropical plants, and towering palms. The Keanae Congregational Church, officially named the Lanakila Ihiihi O Iehova Ona Kaua Church, was built between 1857 and 1863 of fieldstone, lava rock, and coral mortar. A massive tsunami on April 1, 1946 destroyed nearly all other buildings on the Keanae Peninsula except this one. Puakaa State Park 40 min Heading toward Hana, Puakaa presents two falls located right off the road with a paved path leading up to both. The park is wooded, with several covered picnic areas and lots of wild birds and mongooses. It is the perfect place to take a break from driving and enjoy the beauty of the jungle and a refreshing dip in the waterfall pool if the cold water doesn’t deter you. Wainapanapa State Park (Black Sand Beach) 45 minutes Waiʻanapanapa means “glistening fresh water” in the Hawaiian language, here is Excellent opportunity to enjoy your own adventure as we provide you a picnic lunch you may take anywhere in the park. Enjoy a swim at the Black Sand Beach or just take in the beauty of what the area has to offer. Stroll the native hala forest, see an ancient heiau (religious temple), natural stone arch, sea stacks, and blow holes! Wainapanapa will take your breath away! stop made for 45 minutes for swiming. Blowhole a naturally created by the when the lava flowed out leaving a cave also called the fress Wailua Falls Stop made upon request.

Maui: Heavenly Hana Full-Day Excursion from Kahului

8. Maui: Heavenly Hana Full-Day Excursion from Kahului

Step aboard your air-conditioned mini coach and prepare for an action-packed sightseeing tour. Discover Hana, the jewel of the Valley Isle. Your experienced driver will take you on a 65-mile trip through a landscape of blooming rainforests, waterfalls, and dramatic coastal sights. Like most adventures, it’s more about the journey than the destination on the Road to Hana tour, so sit back and venture through the 600 curves and 59 one-lane bridges. Start with a fabulous view at Ho`okipa Lookout and then checkout the giant waves on Maui’s famous North Shore Beach. Then, fuel up for a full day of sightseeing with a breakfast bento of scrambled eggs, crispy bacon and hapa rice (vegetarian option available). You will be transported to Kaumahina State Wayside Park to take in gorgeous views of the rugged coastline. Marvel at the diverse landscape, ranging from rocky black lava coast to blooming green Hawaiian taro fields seen from the Keanae Lookout. At Wai`anapanapa State Park, enjoy a picnic consisting of an artisan deli sandwich made with local ingredients, chips, and cookies (gluten-free and vegetarian option available) at this picturesque park. Here you can also see a natural stone arch, blowholes, freshwater streams, a legendary cave, sparkling pools, and a black sand beach. Hop back in the coach and drive through “Heavenly” Hana Town and learn about the rich history of this town before heading to catch a glimpse of the Waikani Falls, three towering waterfalls, right along the road. End your journey with a bit of history when you visit Charles Lindbergh’s Grave, the site of aviator, inventor, explorer, and author, who became the first person to make a non-stop solo flight across the Atlantic Ocean.

Maui: Full Day Tour of Hana on the Haleakala Loop

9. Maui: Full Day Tour of Hana on the Haleakala Loop

Capture one of the natural and hidden beauties of Maui on a full-day tour of the Haleakala Loop. Uncover a place deeply rooted in Hawaii's culture and traditions, undiscovered by many tourists. Explore the rainforest, take in dramatic landscapes, and watch demonstrations of cultural traditions. Get picked up in Maui and embark on your journey of the Haleakala Loop. Located along the eastern shoreline of Maui, head toward Hana, a secretive place in Hawaii known for its expansive rainforest, glistening waters, and gorgeous landscapes. Admire the rugged sea cliffs and discover deeply rooted Hawaiian cultural traditions, with once-in-a-lifetime demonstrations of practices passed down from Hawaii's Kupuna, or elders. Journey passed waterfalls and participate in hands-on activities that show the ways of life of the Hawaiian traditional people. Enjoy some free time to have lunch on your own and transportation back to Maui.

Maui: Hana Tropical Rainforest Luxury Guided Tour

10. Maui: Hana Tropical Rainforest Luxury Guided Tour

Discover the lush tropical beauty of Hana on a guided tour by luxury transportation. Learn about the history, the stories, and tales of this tropical rainforest that was once traveled by the island's ancestors. See roadside waterfalls, swim at the black sand beach, and jump off a waterfall into a freshwater pool. Begin with a pick-up from your hotel in the air condition comfort of a luxurious Cadillac Escalade or Custom Platinum Minibus. Arrive in Kahului, you'll make your way up the mountain, stopping at an open-air park to savor a light breakfast of mango bread and Maui Gold pineapple skewers. Weather permitting, start with a trip through Upcountry Maui, cruising through the southern base of Mount Haleakala as you get views of South Maui, Molokini, and Kahoolawe. Admire the rocky coastline of Maui’s last volcanic lava flow and hear the history of areas as far as your eyes can see. Take pictures at the base of a 75-foot waterfall, just before lunch. Stop at Kailani Flower Farm and Gift Shop where you'll have a chance to try the island flavors of a local-style prepared lunch. Visit the famous black sand beach located at Waianapanapa State Park. This will be your first opportunity to refresh yourself with a swim in the cool Pacific Ocean, weather permitting. Travel through the deep foliage, valleys and beauty endearingly called the "Heavenly Road to Hana.” Bamboo forests, lush ferns, and various types of plants line the valley walls as you make your way to each of the 50+ one-lane bridges with flowing waterfalls, streams, and freshwater ponds. Your guide will point things out along the way so you can take pictures, breathe in the fresh air and maybe even swim under a waterfall as long as the weather permits. Hear stories and facts about the Road to Hana which was named a Millennium Legacy Trail by President Clinton in the year 2000 and registered on the list of National Historic Places in 2001.

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What people are saying about Hana

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 671 reviews

Our guide Jay was awesome! He was laid back, funny and even had a cool play list to match the vibe of the trip. He made us feel safe in the winding roads and knew local spots. Communication was excellent prior to the trip with info on what to bring and the vehicle was immaculate upon arrival. The benefit of a private tour with door to door service is deciding which places to stop for photos or swims and at your own pace. We opted for full Hana experience. He gave us guidelines and took us to several local business that have clean restrooms to change. Started trip at Safeway w/ a Starbucks then we headed the east side route vs the west side. Avoiding traffic and crowds. We stopped at Bee farm-local fruit tasting (ex strawberry papaya)-botanical gardens-swam at black sand beaches w/ lava tube- sea turtles-local delicious food trucks- banana bread- several beautiful views of waterfalls even one or two you can swim and take pictures in. Kona ice too! Worth every penny!

What a fabulous trip! The scenery on the road to Hana was absolutely breathtaking! Our guide, Tom, was professional, friendly, and knowledgeable. His intimate knowledge of the flora, fauna, history, and culture of Maui and Hawaii greatly enriched our experience! Tom knew so many special sights to stop at and it was a fabulous day! He catered the trip to what we were hoping to see along the way. He went above and beyond, we couldn’t be happier with the experience! Mahalo, Tom!

The audio tour is excellent.. following the instructions is important to keep up with time.. one thing to decide is whether of not you want to stay up 10k ft after 8.30 pm to watch the milky way because it becomes pitch dark and people with night time driving challenges should reconsider

The guide was very informative and we enjoyed it very much! The guide was knowledgeable and personalized the experience. It was very accurate based on where you were located as well.

Everything went well! The guide was very informative and the sights were beautiful