Reviewer: Jane R
The bus ride in the beautiful Iao Valley of Maui was led by a local driver who knew the history of Maui and Hawaii well. I learned a lot about the Iao Valley, which is very beautiful and full of ancient Hawaiian history. This was not a hurried tour, our driver stopped anytime he saw something interesting for us to see. One of the stops was at an educational Hawaiian plantation. Our guide recommended the local ice cream (yummy) and gave us tickets to take the tram ride. The tram was like a zoo tram but it was an efficient way to view the groves of indigenous Hawaiian fruit; Jackfruit, bananas, avocados, mangos and pineapple to name a few. She made one stop to demonstrate how to open a coconut. She was very experienced and got a loud round of applause. I enjoyed this tour, learning more than if I had rented a car and drove on my own; wasting time looking for what to see and do.
Reviewer: Anita Stewart
The trip to the valley was enjoyable with stops along the way to visit gardens and scenic viewing. The Iao Valley is a must see on Maui. We loved the plantation tour. Ice cream here was the best!
Relax on a tour bus and learn the Historical facts on the valley. Amazing scenery.
Reviewer: Pamela Lenaghen
We truly enjoyed our trip. The driver made it interesting and informative. The bus was very comfortable and the trip flew bye. We were sorry when it ended.
Reviewer: Michael Sagalovich
Excellent tour. Our driver/guide made the tour special.
Unfortunately, it was raining when we arrived at the Iao Valley. Given that, the valley was beautiful! The Tropical Farm was interesting, and the highlight was the tram driver/guide dehusking a coconut.
The scenery was very nice but nothing extraordinary. The Plantation and Tropical Tram were fun.
Reviewer: gina c.
Everything you see is so interesting. I found it all facinating. All the different fruit trees and breath taking views. I now know how to open a coconut!
We had a great time. Learned a lot. Would recommend this for everyone.
Very well run. The tour guide was great and very friendly.
Reviewer: I am
A great excursion to learn about Hawaiian topography and agriculture. Really enjoyed the experience!
Reviewer: Linda C
This is a great tour if you're short on time but want to see some of beautiful Maui. The guides were lovely and shared with us, a lot of local knowledge about the customs, history and culture of the people of Maui and their island's history. We felt very welcome, entertained and informed. The scenery is beautiful and there are so many wonderful photo opportunities. At the Iao Needle, you'll have to choose to walk up to the hut, or walk through the grounds, because there's not enough time to do both. The walk up is very steep and about 380 steps up, but well worth the view. The Maui Tropical Tram is an easy tour in lush grounds conducted by friendly, knowlegable staff. Very enjoyable & well priced. We highly recommend this tour
This trip was a good way to see parts of Maui that weren't beaches. The Iao Valley was pretty and an easy hike. The plantation was my favorite part because it was fun to see how pineapples grow and sample some of their products. Their homemade macadamia nut ice cream is to die for!
Reviewer: Sydney Tricky
Nicely paced excursion that didn't take all day.
Scenic views Knowledgeable guide
Felt the driving was more than necessary as there was a detour. The whole tour could have been done in about an hour less.