Road to Hana Day Trip

Shore Excursions in Hana

Image by viator

from$125
4.4 out of 5

Tour description provided by Viator

This tour takes you all the way around - full loop. The Hāna Highway is a 64.4-mile long stretch of spectacular views of rainforest, waterfalls, beaches and coastline. On the east after Kalepa Bridge, the highway continues to Kīpahulu on the Piilani Highway. Although Hāna is only about 52 miles from Kahului, it takes about 2.5 hours to drive when no stops are made as the highway is very winding and narrow and passes over 59 bridges, 46 of which are only one lane wide. There are approximately 620 curves along Route 360 from just east of Kahului to Hāna, virtually all of it through lush, tropical rainforest. Many of the concrete and steel bridges date back to 1910 and all but one are still in use. This full-day trip to the Hana coast has the best scenic drive along the shorelines of Maui.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Hana Highway - Road to Hana, Maui, HawaiiThe Hana Highway is a 64.4-mile-long (103.6 km) , longest, coastal scenic route in the world. To the east of Kalepa Bridge, the highway continues to Kipahulu as Hawaii Route 31 (the Piilani Highway). This tour covers 59 single lane bridges, over 640 turns and curves, through lush, tropical rainforest. Most of the concrete and steel bridges date back to 1910.Duration: 10 hoursPass By: Waikani Falls, Maui, HawaiiA very popular set of falls because it is photogenic and situated like a drive-thru right on the road. We do have the upper waterfalls which is also called the Three Bears Waterfalls.Stop At: Palapala Ho'omau Church, Kipahulu, Maui, HawaiiPalapala Ho'omau Church was built in 1857 and still stands along Maui's lush coastline, famously known as the burial ground of prominent aviator, inventor, explorer, author and activist Charles Lindbergh.Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Ke‘anae Point, Maui, Hawaiismall Hawaiian villages doing their best to live like the Hawaiians of old. Hunting pigs and growing taro, bread fruit, and Bananas are all big parts of everyday life in this small community. It’s also the site of the famous Half Way to Hana Snack stand; shave ice, fresh coconut, cold drinks and of course the Original Fresh Baked Banana Bread. The Keanae overlook and peninsula offer views of one of the largest taro farms in Hawaii.Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Ho'okipa Beach Park, Paia, Maui, HawaiiHo'okipa Beach is considered the windsurfing capital of the world, you can enjoy watching wind surfers, kite boarders and surfers challenge the oceans waves and shoreline winds. This is also the Threatened Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle capital of Maui, with 200-pound turtles feeding along the shoreline and basking on the beach all day long.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Pua'a Ka'a State Park, Maui, HawaiiIt is fairly easy to access the waterfall from here. Some people like to take a dip in the chilly waters by the waterfall and on a hot day. Wear swim suit layered and bring change of clothes. Don't forget the towels.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Wailua Falls, Hana, Maui, HawaiiWailua Falls is perhaps the tallest roadside waterfall on the Hana Highway. This is most popular waterfalls and most congested. For everyones safety we will make a stop here if it is safe to do so if there is a parking.Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Wai'anapanapa State Park, Hana, Maui, Hawaii• Wainapanapa is Maui’s famous Black Sand Beach. Cobalt blue Ocean surrounded by black sand and black lava rocks from a recent flow only 10,000 years ago. Go for a walk along the edge of the bay and check out the blue water or just sit under a nice shade tree. This location is a great place to spend an hour relaxing, taking in one of the islands most beautiful locales.Fresh Water Caves and Lava Tubes• We take you to volcanic caves which you could explore. And if you are lucky you could witness the legend of the caves come alive. Certain time of the year red shrimp appear, turning the water red. Let our tour guides tell you the legend of Princess PopoalaeaDuration: 45 minutesStop At: Hamoa Beach, Maui, Hawaii• Koke'e and Homoa beaches is the most beautiful beach United States – and voted so by Travel Magazine more than once. Hamoa Beach is consistently named one of “Maui’s Best Beaches” each year, and Hamoa made the list again as “America’s Best Beaches” in 2012 by Dr. Beach in his annual list of top beaches. Dr. Beach (Dr. Stephen P. Leatherman) is Professor and Director of the Laboratory for Coastal Research at Florida International University and is generally considered the country’s foremost authority on beaches. Author James Michener wrote about this perfectly formed crescent beach lined with Hala trees. Breathtaking white sand beach and turquoise colored water and the rainforest all coming together right down to the shoreline - these beaches deserves all the accolades they receive. Here we sometimes enjoy our lunch on the beach, on a picnic table, or on picturesque lawn area.Duration: 15 minutesPass By: Bamboo Forest, Maui, HawaiiThe impressive bamboo forest on the side of Hana Highway on the way to Hana.Stop At: Hāna FarmsHana Farms is a tropical farm and marketplace located in the exotic rainforests of Maui's northern coast, along the historic Hana Highway. This is the perfect place to get taste of Banana Bread which is baked fresh every day.Duration: 30 minutesPass By: Ohe'o Gulch, Haleakala National Park, Maui, HawaiiOften called Seven Sacred Pools, Oheo Gulch is famous for it's beautiful 7 pools which is a name coined decades ago by the owner of what is now Travaasa Hana (previously Hotel Hana Maui) for the purpose of marketing this deservingly spectacular (but then unknown) remote location to tourists.

What’s included

  • Fuel surcharge
  • Bottled water
  • Snacks
  • Narrated tour
  • Experienced tour guides
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Picnic style lunch (turkey, ham or vegetarian sandwich)
  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off

What’s not included

  • Gratuities

Highlights

  • Close encounter with wildlife
Advertisement