Kahului Shore Excursion: Maui Tropical Plantation and Iao Valley Tour

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Kahului Shore Excursion: Maui Tropical Plantation and Iao Valley Tour information and booking

6 hours
Departs from
Kahuilu Pier (Only Norwegian Cruise Line and Carnival ship passengers may book this shore excursion)
Returns to
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Tour description provided by Viator

While you’re in port in Maui, bask in its natural tropical beauty at Iao Valley, where you’ll marvel at the Iao Needle. At the Maui Tropical Plantation, let your senses delight in Hawaii's native flower and food crops.

After being picked up from Kahului Pier, your Maui shore excursion starts with a drive to Iao Valley. Enter the lush forest at Iao Valley and learn about the history of Iao, the beautiful daughter of Maui. The 2,250- foot (685-meters) green-mantled Iao Needle overlooks Iao Stream, and the steep cliffs of the West Maui Mountains provide scenic views. It was at Iao Valley in 1790 that King Kamehameha conquered Maui in order to unite the Hawaiian Islands, and changed the course of Hawaiian history. Take a leisurely hike and enjoy the exhibits at the valley’s Hawaii Nature Center.Next, enter the Maui Tropical Plantation. You'll learn about Hawaii's 14 most- popular flower and food crops, such as papaya, guava, mango, taro, macadamia nuts and coffee. See a coconut- husking demonstration, feast on the delicious fresh fruits and capture the agricultural beauty of Maui.Worry-free Shore Excursion:We will ensure your timely return back to the ship in Kahului Pier for this activity. If your ship is delayed and you are unable attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.

What's included

  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Professional guide
  • Port pickup and drop off

What isn't included

  • Souvenirs
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified