Upcountry & Backside or North Shore

Upcountry & North Shore

$595 for 1-2 people
  $79 per additional passenger, up to 7
Duration (6-8 hours)

A Mellow Sightseeing Tour of Maui's Scenic Countryside

Escape the heat of the beach and go beyond the postcard image of Maui by exploring the cooler countryside, "Upcountry," and the windswept barren landscapes of the southern slopes of Haleakala, or the vibrant North Shore area of Maui.

We can make this tour very mellow, going from the romantic lavender farm to our favorite coffee shop and bakery, to botanical gardens or a goat farm. Or take you on a road trip adventure with some hiking on lava rocks to remote locations along some of the most spectacular coastal views on island. It's always up to you!


Explore Maui’s incredible diversity of landscapes and climates

Go on a little escapade to Maui’s green and lush “Upcountry,” where the air is crisper and cooler, and the views are to die for!

Pick up time: 9:00AM

We pick you up or meet at 9am—but it’s a private tour, so if you want earlier or later, just let us know!

Highlights of the Upcountry and North Shore tour

Once everyone is settled in “Ella,” our luxury SUV, we’ll be on our way towards “Upcountry” and Maui's colorful "North Shore". Have your camera ready and be prepared to be wowed by the views!

Here are some of the things you may see and do during your tour:

• enjoy locally-grown coffee and decadent pastries,
• stroll through a lavender farm or botanical garden,
• visit a local organic farm and pick your own strawberries or pumpkins (seasonal, great for kids!),
• view the most recent lava flow on the island and learn about volcanoes,
• maybe give a try to Maui's local wine,
• stroll around Pa'ia town for some shopping or delicious local food,
• go admire the surfers, and maybe some napping turtles, at Ho'okipa Beach Park,
• get a taste of the rainforest with a stop at Iao Valley
• and just witness first hand the raw beauty of the Valley Isle while learning about its history and environment.

Remember it is YOUR private tour, so talk to your guide about what YOU like and want to do!

This tour is ideal for couples, groups of friends, photo enthusiasts, "off-the-beaten-pathers," second-time Maui visitors

Final tour duration depends on pick-up location and on how the day goes—the only schedule we’re on is yours!
All tours include transportation in fully licensed luxury SUV, water, light snacks, and use of GoPro camera.

Jonalen G

Reviewed October 31, 2018

Highly Recommended!

My mother and I were incredibly fortunate to have Johnny as our tour guide for the Upcountry & Backside Tour. More than just being a very informative tour guide, he was warm, personable and even as a local, added excitement to every location we went to and was in awe right along with us. We had an amazing time learning about the various flora and fauna that are native to the island and the lore attached to each one - the locations were breath-taking to boot. Johnny made sure we were comfortable throughout and was never without any suggestions regarding which place to check out next. This tour company ensures that its guests are having fun always - getting to know each and everyone of them even to the point that of catering to your tastes in cuisine and music to make the experience even more unforgettable. It was our very first tour and we highly recommend it to anyone visiting Maui!