Hana bound Private Tour



Hana bound Private Tour
"Hana and back"

Price: $649.00 (First 2 Guests Included)
Each Additional Guest is $155.00 Per Person


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.

 

DEPARTURE & DURATION

 
  • Morning departure between 7am – 8:30am

  • Depart from the Kahului Park & Ride

  • Duration is approximately 8 hours from Kahului

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Black Sand Beach
  • Lava Tubes
  • Sea Caves
  • Hāna Town
  • Best Waterfalls
  • View many 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.

wclakey

Reviewed July 21, 2019

Hana Bound and west Maui tours

We took 2 private tours with this company- Hana Bound with Rodney and West Maui with Gus. Both tours were absolutely wonderful! The tour company is owned by a local Maui family. This allows them to really show you the true Maui and share tons of local knowledge. Both tour guides were excellent with our daughter making sure that she was enjoying the trip. They also cater to the pace of your family. We never felt rushed at any site or felt like we were beholden to an artificial timeline. We would highly recommend these tours to anyone who wants to experience a stress-free day touring beautiful Maui!
Misczimlich
Frisco, Texas

Reviewed March 15, 2019

Hana Bound! A must do while in Maui!

Our entire family had a great time with Georgia on the road to Hana! Georgia’s exceptional knowledge of the island and Hawaiian culture made for an educational and fun trip. Even my hard-to-entertain teenagers enjoyed her stories. She knew the best spots for food and sightseeing along the way. Can’t think of a better way to see the beautiful island! Mahalo Georgia!