The Maui Island Tour is a completely private, fully customizable, day of seeing all the best spots on Maui, on your terms and at your own pace.
ROAD TO HANA TOUR, PRIVATE CHARTER
Sightseeing and playing in the Tropical Rain Forest of Maui!
** We offer free pick up in Ma’alaea, Kihei, Wailea, Makena, Kahului and Wailuku, Kahului Harbor and Airport as well as Paia and Upcountry locations. If you are staying on the west side in Lahaina, Ka’anapali, Napili, Kahana or Kapalua you can meet us near the airport in Kahului or we can come pick you up for a $200 fee.
- Private Tour Base price for 1-2 people
- Additional Person Transit can fit up to 11 people
The Road to Hana Tour is a fun-filled day of traveling through the tropical rain forest along the north shore of Maui’s Haleakala Volcano. When you book a Road to Hana Tour with us, it’s just you, your family and friends, and your knowledgeable, professional guide. All of our tours are private, exclusive and fully customizable, including our road to Hana private tours in Maui. We never mix you with other people that you don’t know. That leaves us the flexibility of allowing you to pick and choose the sights and activities that interest you the most, and skip the ones that don’t. With our Maui road to Hana private tours, you also get to choose where you want to eat lunch. So, in that way, you get to customize the day to your interests and abilities. We provide most everything you’ll need like the ice chest with plenty of bottled water, insect repellent, umbrellas and headlamps to explore the caves. And we are active guides — we get out and play, swim, and hike with you. We’ll guide you into the waterfalls, caves, and beaches, and show you where it’s safe to swim and climb and jump. We also have an infant car seat as well as two booster seats for the little ones. So when you book your private tour with us, you can leave the packing and planning to us. All you need to do is jump in and have fun!
The Hana Highway, aka, The Road to Hana, begins near the Kahului Airport and wraps all the way around the Haleakala Volcano. Along the way, we are treated to the incredible rain forest and ocean views, tropical waterfalls, black sand beaches, and even lava tube caves we can explore. We let you know what’s out there and you get to pick and choose where you want to go next and how long you want to stay. We also have many options for lunch once we get out to the Hana area. We’ll talk you through all those options, drive by and see who’s open and cooking, and then let you and your group decide where you want to eat. In that way, you get to customize your tour to your own interests and abilities. Most Road to Hana tours do the standard “out-and-back” along the north shore, driving out as far as Hana Town and then returning along the same route. When you choose that option, we save some of the “play stops” for the drive back. However, we have the option of doing the whole loop, all the way around the volcano, returning along the south shore of the Haleakala volcano. We also have the option of doing the whole loop counterclockwise. There are pros and cons to each option and your guide will discuss those options with you and let you decide which sounds best for your group.
The Full loop is dependent upon weather conditions and subject to road closures. Maui’s Private Guide makes no guarantees that we will be able to go around the south and we offer no refunds if that route is closed.
OPTIONAL PLAY STOPS ALONG THE ROAD TO HANA TOUR:
List begins on the north shore, the Hana Highway, in the order of places we would encounter going clockwise. We can not do all these stops in one day. This is a list of “potential stops” for your consideration so that you can prioritize your time.
- Bamboo Forest. A short stroll next to a creek and dam.
- Rainbow Trees. Quick photo op, no hike required.
- Garden of Eden Arboretum. $25 entry fee per person. Walking paths with some steep grades. Can take an hour or more.
- Keanae Arboretum. A lengthy, easy stroll on a paved, level path. Wheel chair accessible.
- Keanae Peninsula. Amazing coastal views and Aunty Sandy’s Banana Bread. Wheel chair accessible.
- Pua’a Ka’a State Wayside. Roadside waterfall, swimmable, with picnic tables and bathrooms. Wheel chair accessible.
- Banyan Cave. A small, easy cave. No entry fee. Takes about 20 minutes.
- Coconut Glen’s. Home made coconut based, non-dairy ice-cream. Wheel chair accessible.
- Hana Lava Tube. $13 entry fee. Takes about an hour.
- Wai’anapanapa State Park black sand beach. Entry fee/permit covered by us. A lengthy stroll on a paved asphalt path to an overlook. Wheel chair accessible to this point. Several flights of stairs to get down to the sand from there.
Lunch time in Hana. We can bring lunch and picnic at your leisure or you can chose from one of the local eateries in Hana town. Bring cash as many locales don’t take credit cards.
- Koki Beach and Hamoa Beach. Can stop and play or just drive by for pictures. A challenge for wheel chairs but possible with some help.
- South Wailua Falls. Can swim or just get photos. Short, semi challenging trail to swim in it.
- Seven Sacred Pools of Oheo Gulch. Closed for swimming. A photo op out the car window.
- Charles Lindbergh’s Grave. A short, easy stroll on grass. Takes about 30 minutes. Wheel Chair accessible.
- Ala’elele small black sand beach with a brackish pool. No hike required. Wheel chair friendly.
- Manawainui Gulch overlook. Incredible view, photo op. No hike required. Wheel Chair friendly.
- LaPerouse Lava Fields overlook. No Hike required. Wheel chair friendly.
There are also several cute little roadside stands for snacks and local fruits and treats as well as several bathroom stops. If you choose to do the “reverse loop” circumnavigating the volcano counterclockwise, we will encounter these stops in the reverse order.