Taste of Hana



Taste of Hana

Starting at $189 First two Guests
Each Additional Guest is $135.00 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. Then we will visit the Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles basking on the shoreline. Next, the rolling countryside of Huelo gives way to thick bamboo forest. We stop at the vibrantly colored rainbow eucalyptus for some tree hugging before moving 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.  

The apex of this tour is our visit to the Keanae peninsula. We will drive down to this traditional Hawaiian village known for its taro fields. Tended to by mahi’ai (cultivators) in the same fashion as their Hawaiian ancestors. Visit an original stone missionary church built in 1856; the lone building to survive the devastating tsunami of 1946. End with a drive to Wailua, the village next door, featuring 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.

The beauty and majesty of nature on this tour is stunning. Yet the depth of the tour comes from the stories and history woven in along the way. We invite you to come, enjoy the ride with us.

 

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Pass through the swaying grasses of sugarcane fields – a relic of our bygone plantation era
  • Drive through Paʻia, a charming and eclectic bohemian town
  • 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
  • Admire a few waterfalls including the large Waikani Falls (swimming optional, weather permitted)
  • 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
  • Observe the depth of the majestic Wailua Valley
  • Be a witness to a dramatic, scenic coastal drive featuring bays, bluffs & cliffs along the way
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DEPARTURE & DURATION

INCLUSIONS
Bottled Water & Fresh Banana Bread.
Lunch and other local treats are available for purchase at the road side stands & eateries.
 
  • Flexible departure time

  • Recommend 8am -10am

  • Meeting place is the Kahului Park & Ride

  • Duration from Kahului is 5-6 hours

  • INCLUSIONS
    Bottled Water & Fresh Banana Bread.
    Lunch and other local treats are available for purchase at the road side stands & eateries

 

tmteague06

Reviewed August 13, 2019

Private tour to Hana

My wife and I had an amazing tour of the scenery along the Hana highway and well worth the expense. Sammy was an outstanding tour guide and gave us a great look at the culture of Hawaii along with explaining in detail all the sites we visited. We stopped along the way for some fresh pineapple and later enjoyed ribs off the grille for lunch. We also were given plenty of time at each site and did not feel rushed at any time. I would highly recommend you take the private tour since this allows you to take the time to view the scenery and not have to worry about driving and watching the traffic around the narrow roads and turns. This tour was the favorite part of our visit to Maui
Stephen S
Kingsville, Canada

Reviewed January 27, 2019

Super tour - Taste of Hana

We were doing the NCL cruise tour of the islands. We did this tour on the second morning in port. Our first surprise was when we got picked up, we found out that this was a private tour. We were able to see so much more than on a large tour and not restricted by time constraints at stops. Our guide was Hailey and she did an awesome job. She enjoyed doing tours and could tell by the way she toured us around. She took us to a couple of local food places on the tour which was a great unexpected treat. We really got to see some of the beautiful scenery that this island has to offer. I would recommend this company for tours