Road to Hana Tour: A Maui Must Do!

How far would you go to find paradise?  For many travelers the real reward  lies in the journey… not the destination.  A Road to Hana Tour exemplifies this axiom. Resting beyond the shadows of Maui’s highrise hotels, Hana has long been considered “The Heart of Old Hawaii.”  The “Hana Highway” as it known by locals hugs Maui’s eastern shore through 68 miles of lush tropical rainforest. With over 600 curves and more than 50 single-lane bridges, the winding and award-winning road to Hana is one of Hawaii’s most unique experiences.

Who Wants to Drive?

While a rental car is a great way to enjoy a Hawaiian vacation, there are benefits to taking a tour:
  • Those 600+ curves can become a bit hectic to drive after a few miles… Leave the driving to us so you can sit back and relax!
  • Dramatic landscapes and scenic points are found around nearly every bend in the road… Don’t you want to focus on getting pictures of them?
  • Our guides already know the best places to stop at, exploring new places can be fun, but you may miss a great spot along the way.
  • A portion of the road to Hana is closed to rental cars and they are forced to turn around.  Our mini buses can handle the rough road and keep you comfortable.

Road to Hana Tour Highlights

Wrapping around the base of the dormant Haleakala Volcano, the road to Hana is lined with breathtaking sights. Waterfalls, bamboo forests, black sand beaches, pristine blue waters, and a stop at Maui’s only winery are my favorite parts.
At Wailua Falls the fragrance of fresh water infuses with the air as the river pours over a rocky cliff 200 feet into a shimmering tropical pond.  Heavy rains up in the mountains sometimes cause twin waterfalls!The ancient volcanic black sand beaches of Wai’anapanapa State Park feels like nothing else between your toes.  The tour takes a lunch break here and you can hop in the water and soak up the sun. Also, the bedding of black sand gives the water the deepest turquoise color.
Clusters of bamboo thickets pepper the road and really adds an exotic feeling. Past the southern part of the island our journey continues up the slopes of Mount Haleakala.  Here lies Ulupalakua Ranch which is home to Tedeschi Vineyards, Maui’s only winery.  Founded in 1974, the winery’s first vintage was a pineapple dessert wine which quickly became a hit among locals and travelers.  Get a bottle to take back home!

 Maui No Ka Oi!

Traveling on the road to Hana tops my list of Maui must do’s.  And taking a tour is the way to maximize the sights along the journey.  Maui has a little saying: “Maui no Ka Oi” which means “Maui is the best.”  Join us on our Road to Hana Tour and you’ll see why. Aloha!            

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