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Road to Hana: Our most recommended tours and activities

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.

From Hana: Classic Road to Hana Guided Van Tour

2. From Hana: Classic Road to Hana Guided Van Tour

Hit the Road to Hana in air-conditioned comfort for a scenic drive past lush forests and coastal views on this guided day trip with lunch and hotel transfers included. See the island's rugged sea cliffs, 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 Hana Highway 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. Afterward, go beyond the town of Hāna, going off the beaten track. 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 the stories of Charles Lindbergh and Samuel Pryor.

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

Maui: Private Authentic Road to Hana Jeep Tour

4. Maui: Private Authentic Road to Hana Jeep Tour

Join a private guided tour from Lahaina and embark on a scenic adventure on the winding Road to Hana, the charming route along the northeastern coast of Maui. Take a stroll on the Pailoa Bay black sand beach, see the freshwater caves located in the Waiʻānapanapa State Park, and more. Hop into an air-conditioned Jeep and begin your Hawaiian adventure. Marvel at panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean as you travel towards the rustic town of Hana. Journey through lush tropical jungles and past towering cliffs as your driver navigates the winding road. Along the tour, cross a total of 59 bridges and wind your way around 600 curves, with every turn revealing extraordinary views. Stop at the Waiʻānapanapa State Park and take a walk along the famous Pailoa Bay black sand beach. Catch a glimpse of the park's iconic freshwater caves and discover where the nickname "the glistening waters" originated. Visit the Hana Cultural Center, the Kahanu Garden and Preserve, and the Puaʻa Kaʻa State Wayside Park. Along the route, you'll stop at Halfway to Hana to take a break for lunch at Braddah Hutts BBQ Grill, a local food truck serving up authentic island-style barbecue meals (costs not included). Your journey along one of Hawaii's most scenic routes comes to an end back in Lahaina, where your driver will drop you off at your hotel. 

Maui: Road to Hana Private Adventure Tour with Luxury SUV

5. 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.

Kahului: Self-Driving Audio Tour of Road to Hana

6. 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

7. 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

8. 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 Road to Hana Full Loop Guided Tour

9. Maui: Private Road to Hana Full Loop Guided Tour

See the top sights on the Road to Hana with a guide on a day-long private trip. Go for a swim at the famous Wai'anapanapa Beach Park, try the local cuisine at the Nahiku Marketplace, and visit Hãna Town. Begin your tour with a comfortable hotel pick-up or at a meeting point in Kahalui. As you drive through the rolling countryside, hear stories of Maui’s bygone plantation era. Enter the dense rainforest and stop at the vibrantly colored rainbow eucalyptus. Admire the stunning plants and flowers and catch a glimpse of the local wildlife before traveling deeper into the curves of the Road to Hāna. Drive down to the Ke'anae Peninsula and see the site of a traditional Hawaiian village. Visit an original stone missionary church built in 1856, the only building to survive the devastating tsunami of 1946. Stop at a fruit stand for shaved ice and Maui’s famous banana bread. Pass by bubbling streams and roaring waterfalls. If you wish, stop and hop in for a swim before heading to Coconut Glen's. Enjoy a delightful dessert of candy and ice cream made from Maui coconuts before lunch. Stop at Wai’anapanapa Beach Park to explore a powerful blowhole, a black sand beach, and a cave that leads to the ocean. Take a dip in the water or sit for a moment to enjoy the tropical beauty of this world-famous beach park. Next, head to the Nahiku Marketplace, a mini-village of tropical delights. Enjoy local cuisine like smoked fish, coconut shrimp, or baked ‘ulu (breadfruit). Find a variety of locally made gifts, including jewelry made from rare shells, spiritual icons, woodwork, glass art, and paintings. Stop off in Hāna town, which housed the seat of power for the entire island in the 15th century. Come full circle around the whole base of the volcano and drive into the dripping forests of Kipahulu. Visit Charles Lindbergh's grave and see a 19th-century church built from limestone and coral. Take a break to enjoy a delicious cup of locally-grown coffee at the organic Laulima Farms before journeying into young lava fields for a stunning view of the southern part of the volcano. Take the high road to get a panoramic view of Maui’s coastline and outer lying islands as the sun sets before returning to your starting point.

Maui: Heavenly Hana Full-Day Excursion from Kahului

10. 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.

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What people are saying about Road to Hana

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4.6 / 5

based on 459 reviews

Wonderful app for those driving alone or with others. I enjoyed the turn by turn instruction, even those mentioning rest areas, bathroom availability and food options. I really enjoyed the soft musical island musical background. Great app and would buy for other locations, giving historical info was perfect as it gave me insight to the culture.

Amazing!! Our tour guide Puna was the best. She shared a lot of things about the island and gave us a tour we will never forget. Highly recommend!!

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.

Thoroughly enjoyed this package. It was informative and entertaining.