Why Take a Road to Hana Tour?
Hawaii has many sights and tourist attractions. Eco tourism is a popular term for seeing all of Hawaii’s natural wonders such as black sand beaches, volcanoes and more. One of these tours is the road to Hana, Maui. This tour is special because it combines a lot of the sights of an eco tour, but you can see them from the comfort of a mini coach.
You’ll get picked up early in the morning from your Maui hotel. Be sure to eat breakfast, because it’s a long drive. Hana is on the eastern side of Maui but the road is quite unique. More than 600 curves and 59 one-lane bridges dot the road to Hana. This is why it’s best you hire a tour to drive you to Hana. While you might be able to navigate the road on your own, it will be difficult and you won’t be able to take in all the sights along the way.
Stop by a banana bread stand to taste this famous treat homemade by the locals who live around Hana. You’ll pull off the road several times for photo opps including Puohokamoa Falls. Another famous waterfall is Wailua Falls. Smaller waterfalls can be found all along the road.
Other highlights of the tour are a picnic lunch, Maui Winery (the only winery in Maui) and views of the rainbow eucalyptus trees. When you finally arrive at Hana, you’ll understand why it’s such a worthwhile drive to get here. The town is quiet and serene and feels secluded compared to the western parts of the island.
You’ll keep going beyond Hana and get to Wai’anapanapa State Park. Here you’ll see the famous Seven Sacred Pools and you can even walk through a lava tube. Take in the black sand beach and beautiful vistas. On your way back, you’ll take the Piilani Highway or “back road to Hana.” This is a great opportunity to see Maui’s other landscape. The back road doesn’t have the lush tropical vegetation as the regular road, but it does have beautiful expanses of land and low growing trees. It’s an interesting juxtaposition and something worth experiencing.The road to Hana is all about the journey. Every step of this journey is beautiful and will show you amazing places on the island of Maui. Make sure to work the road to Hana into your itinerary—you won’t regret it! Call Discover Hawaii Tours at 808-670-3743.
Written By: Leo Malagon