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Maui: Road to Hana Helicopter & Waterfall Tour with Landing

1. Maui: Road to Hana Helicopter & Waterfall Tour with Landing

Enjoy a scenic flight from Kahului over the remote landscape of Maui with this guided helicopter tour. Your experience includes a 30-minute landing to explore the rainforest on foot.  Board the helicopter at the airport in Kahului and begin your tour of Maui. Fly along the island’s north coast and admire views of cliffs, forest, and cascading waterfalls. Soar above Paia, Hookipa, and Haiku as you listen to your guide’s commentary. See aerial views of Peahi which is also known as Jaws, a famous surfing location. Fly over the Road to Hana and the iconic Jurassic Rock, to reach the landing-place deep in the Hawaiian rainforest.  Descend to the forest floor and visit a former taro plantation in the Wailua Valley, home to lush vegetation of banana and coconut palms. Enjoy your time exploring the rainforest floor, especially as it’s an area that is not the typical beaten track for tourists. Return to the helicopter for the flight back to Kahului, where your experience ends.

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: Jungle and Waterfall Hiking Adventure

3. Maui: Jungle and Waterfall Hiking Adventure

This is a moderately challenging/technical hike for experienced hikers or active and fit types only, including kids. Enjoy the sweet smell of yellow and white ginger flowers (seasonal), as you hike through a lush jungle in the West Maui Mountains. Part of this adventure is the road less traveled, and in lower season, the entire journey feels that way. You will begin with a hike through bamboo thickets to a dirt trail that weaves in and out of a rocky stream. This will lead, on a trail which involves lava-rock/boulder hopping, to an upper-tier waterfall and pool which is perfect for swimming. The stream flow can be higher or lower depending on the season, with a higher amount of rainfall occurring at higher elevations. Along the way, your guide will point out old native ruins, as well as native species such as Awapuhi Ginger (seasonal), which can be used to condition your skin and hair on the spot! You will also find Banyan trees, originally from India, with aerial roots that will leave you in awe of nature. After feeling refreshed from your first swim, we'll return to the original point of entry and begin your descent to the next phase of the journey.  The 2nd phase is local style, and involves hiking through giant basalt formations while descending down to lower-tier waterfalls to explore and swim in the freshwater pools. The first tier has a natural waterfall slide that gushes into the pool, which is great for kids. You will then hike further down the rocky stream to an incredible banyan tree with giant roots for climbing down to a larger and more secluded 2nd-tier waterfall and pool, with the option of climbing into the fall. From here, you will stand above an even larger and steep 3rd-tier waterfall which gushes toward the ocean.

Maui: North Shore Photography Tour

4. Maui: North Shore Photography Tour

See the North Shore of Oahu through a photographer's lens on this photography tour. Benefit from transportation from Wailea, Kihei, Lahaina, Kaanapali, Wailuku, and Kahului. Snap surfers and windsurfers on the waves, explore the jungle, and do some street photography in Paia. After getting picked up from one of the convenient pickup points in Wailea, Kihei, Lahaina, Kaanapali, Wailuku, or Kahului, set out for your first stop. Stop at the beach to get shots of surfers and sea turtles in their natural habitat on one of the North Shore's beaches. Get tips and instructions on how to take the best picture from your photographer guide. Next, make your way into the jungle region of the island. Snap photos of the famous surfboard fence, located just off the Hana Highway on Kaupakalua road. Admire bamboo forests and trek along scenic paths to hidden waterfalls. Finish in the town of Paia and enjoy some free time to explore, photograph, and experience the unique character of the town. At the end of the day, get dropped off back at your pickup location.

Maui: Hana Tropical Rainforest Luxury Guided Tour

5. 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.

Maui: Private Luxury Reverse Halfway to Hana Tour with Meal

6. Maui: Private Luxury Reverse Halfway to Hana Tour with Meal

Seize this rare opportunity to visit Maui's hidden gems with the guidance of a local expert on a private excursion. The reverse Road to Hana is the perfect option for those adventure seekers who want to experience the "Backside of Haleakala" without making the full trip back around the Hana Highway. With no shortage of scenic views, this journey will take you through gorgeous locations, including the towns of Kahului, Paia, and Kula, featuring opportunities to shop in the quaint and picturesque town of Makawao. Gasp at the beautiful landscapes and discover a completely different side of the island. In true Hawaii tradition, this trip will also bring you to the most incredible tropical beaches. Make sure to look for sea turtles along the shore break at Ho'okipa Beach and snap a couple pictures of the spectacular valley seen from Harold Rice Park as you drive along the highway of this magical island.

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What people are saying about Kahului

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 5 reviews

Was thinking of doing the Road to Hanna drive myself but last minute backed out and booked this tour and I am so glad that I did. Our driver Dustyn made our experience unforgettable. We rode in a specious and comfortable SUV and enjoyed the view without having to worry about driving the narrow and dangerous roads. We made stops along the way and the tour is tailored to you and your needs. Our tour guide took us to an amazing waterfall and other places otherwise we wouldn’t have been able to visit. Definitely plan to do this tour again when so return to Maui. 10/10 recommend.

First time in a Helicopter. Such a blast!! Definitely the highlight of our trip to Maui. Pilot was fantastic, friendly would recommend to all!!

We really liked it. Ricke was an excellent pilot with charm. There was champagne in the rainforest. Great to recommended experience.

The flight and landing were amazing. I enjoyed the information from the pilot and the scenery was absolutely beautiful.

Due to the weather, we were freely upgraded to a more expensive tour. It totally worth it.