Hana Bound Tour

Private Hana Bound Tour

Duration 9-10 Hours

$325 Per Person, 2 person minimum

Children 2 and Under Ride Free

As your journey begins, we pass the swaying jurassic grasses of Maui’s sugar cane fields. Stories of Maui’s plantation era will bring these giant grass fields to life with rich history. Our first stop is Ho’okipa Beach Park to take in a bird’s eye view of this world class surfing and wind surfing hot spot. Walk down to visit the Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles basking on the shoreline. We transition to the rolling countryside of Huelo which gives way to thick bamboo forest. We stop at the vibrantly colored rainbow eucalyptus for some tree hugging before traveling deeper into the winding turns of the Road to Hāna. Along this shady curving road, we see streams and waterfalls packed with ferns, moss, fruit trees, birds and bamboo. We may stop for a swim in waterfall pool (depends on strength of flow). Then visit fruit stands for shave ice & Maui’s famous Banana Bread.
Drive down to the Keanae Peninsula, site of a traditional Hawaiian village known for its taro fields. Tended by mahi’ai (cultivators) in the same fashion as their Hawaiian ancestors. There we will visit an original stone missionary church built in 1856, the lone building to survive the devastating tsunami of 1946.

Wailua, the village next door, is our next stop. It brings us to the best waterfall the road has to offer, a grand, three-tiered falls named Waikani. If you wish, we can take a short, adventurous trail to the base of the falls for pictures & swimming.

Next, we head to an underground path through an ancient lava flow. With the use of headlamps we observe many interesting features making it a must-see for those interested in caves, geology & Hawaiian mythology. Here, we learn about Pele, the Goddess of Fire, creator of the Hawaiian Islands and a well-known deity often referred to as Ka wahine ʻai honua, “The earth-eating woman”.

Do you believe in dessert before lunch? If yes, then we will park at Coconut Glen’s to fully explore the culinary delights of candy & ice cream made from Maui coconuts.

As we glide closer to Hāna town, we stop at Wai’anapanapa Beach Park. The translation for Wai’anapanapa is “glistening water” or “water flashing rainbow hues”. The name is perfect as the powerful contrast between the black, pebble lava field and the deep blue-greens of the ocean are dazzling. A path leads us to a naturally made lava and powerful blowhole. The cove-shaped black sand beach opens to an ocean cave on the east side that can be traveled through to the ocean. Here we can dip in the ocean, swim through the sea caves or just enjoy the glorious tropical beauty at this world famous Maui beach park.

Next, is the Nahiku Marketplace, a mini-village of tropical delights. This is a great place to enjoy local-style cuisine such as smoked fish, coconut shrimp or baked ‘ulu (breadfruit)–so delicious! Find a variety of locally made gifts, including rare shell and semiprecious stone jewelry, spiritual icons, woodwork, glass art, paintings and more.

Our final destination is Hāna town. An area once favored by the Ali’i (royalty) and the seat of power for the entire island in the 15th Century. Learn about the metamorphis from these native times through the plantation era ending in modern day.

Pass through Mauiʻs Agicultural Basin – a relic of our bygone plantation era and an emerging variety sustainability crops
Drive through Paʻia, a charming and eclectic bohemian town
Cruise by the North Shore to witness surfers and waves
Marvel at dense Bamboo thickets, Rainbow Eucalyptus trees and a great variety of other tropical flora & fauna
Stop at Kaumahina Wayside Lookout for an impressive view of the cliffs & coast
View a couple waterfalls and a great variety of streams, creeks and brooks
Visit the Ke’anae Peninsula – an isolated native Hawaiian settlement where we can appreciate the old way of life
Safely explore coastal tide pools – a nursery to our young marine life
Enjoy local sweets & treats at Aunty Sandy’s Banana Bread Stand
Swim behind a waterfall at Puaʻa Kaʻa State Park! (swimming is optional)
Observe the depth of the majestic Wailua Valley
Be witness to a dramatic, scenic coastal drive featuring bays, bluffs & cliffs along the wayView many more waterfalls and a great variety of streams, creeks and brooks

Swim behind a cascading waterfall (optional & weather permitting)
Explore an underground lava tube with the help of head lamps & flashlights
Stop at Coconut Glen’s to enjoy culinary treats of ice cream and candy
Explore Wai’anapanapa State Park
Touch a real black sand beach!
Take a walk to a blowhole amongst a rugged coastline
Explore sea caves, tucked amongst thick vegetation
Visit Nahiku Marketplace – a mini-village of tropical delights and a local artesian gallery
Drive up to The Fagan Cross overlook for a bird’s eye view
Taste local, seasonal, exotic fruit at the Ono Farms Produce Stand
Arrive at Hāna town, our final destination! It was the seat of power for all of Maui in the 15th Century and was once favored by Ali’i (Hawaiian royalty). Explore the area then take the road back to our starting point.