Welcome to Kipahulu
Less than a mile south of ʻOheʻo Gulch and the national park lies the little village of Kipahulu. It’s hard to imagine, but this sedate community was once a bustling sugar-plantation town. After the mill shut down in 1922, most people left for jobs elsewhere. Today mixed among modest homes, organic farms and back-to-the-landers living off the grid are a scattering of exclusive estates, including the former home of... Read More
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Road to Hana: Luxury First Class Private Tour
Your luxury private tour begins with a front door pick-up in a luxury SUV (either Cadillac Escalade or Suburban Luxury Edition) then it’s off to the Charming Northshore surfing town of Paia for continental breakfast at Anthony’s Coffee Company. You'll head up Hana Highway absorbing the beautiful scenery on the way to Hana Town. Take in all the majestic sights and stops along the way including Hookipa lookout, rainbow eucalyptus trees, Keanae, Aunty Sandy’s Banana Bread, scenic overlooks, waterfalls, jungle rainforest, Nahiku marketplace, black sand beach, Hana bay and much more. Following lunch at the world-renowned hotel Hana Travaasa, your tour continues through Koki and Hamoa Beaches, passing more waterfalls for swimming should you desire. You'll also drive past the National Park and through where rental cars are restricted from traveling, the less traveled “Backside” through Kipahulu. You'll also see Charles Lindbergh’s grave, historic Kaupo store and the lava fields. This tour makes the entire circle around the East side of the island (many tours go to Hana and return the same way), ultimately arriving at the Tedeschi winery for free wine tasting. Afterward, it’s across the side and back down the volcano and happily return to your front door. Simply put, this will in all likelihood be the single best activity you engage in during your Maui vacation and among the best in your life. Each tour is private and customized to the wishes and desires of each particular guest. This local operator is typically able to fulfill all guest wishes regarding stops, locations, sites and activities, however safety, road and weather conditions, and time constraints may prevent some requests and/or elements of the tour. A certain degree of physical ability and agility is necessary for some activities. This tour does not stop at Twin Falls or The National Park AKA “Seven Sacred Pools,” and will not trespass on private property.The local operator carries the following on board as standard in all of our touring vehicles: Evian, Hawaiian Springs, San Pellegrino, Perrier bottled waters, chilled 100% cotton lavender towelettes, locally grown organic produce, polarized sunglasses (male and female styles) Go-Pro with all the accessories, marine grade hi-resolution binoculars, umbrellas, wine glasses, ice chest.