Crater and Rainforest Tour from Kahului
This unique package offers the opportunity to experience the wide variety of Maui's diverse scenery - from Haleakala National Park, an exotic protea farm, and paniolo 'cowboy' country to the Hana Coast rainforest, waterfalls, and a famous windsurfing beach - all in one day.
Begin your day with a tour through Central Valley in an exclusive, 6 to 8 guest, luxury limo-van followed by a snack of breakfast cake, juice, and coffee.
Next, head to the top of the world at the pinnacle of Haleakala National Park at 10,023 feet. The "House of the Sun" visitor's center offers breathtaking panoramas from the rim of the crater. There are many photo opportunities while descending this scenic mountain drive.
View cattle and dairy ranches on the way to the Hawaiian paniolo cowboy town of Makawao. This unique town still has hitching posts, from back when horses were more common than cars. Today this quaint village is home to quite an eclectic group of little shops and boutiques. You will then enjoy a bountiful Upcountry Pacific Rim lunch of chicken and fish, accompanied by pasta salad, fruit, and dessert, served al-fresco while taking in beautiful, sweeping views.
After lunch, travel east through Ha'iku, where the grass is always a beautiful emerald green, and bountiful avocados, citrus, bananas, and exotic tropical flowers grow. After leaving Ha'iku, experience the spectacular Hana Coast rainforest. Visit Ke'anae, a traditional Hawaiian farming community, in which little has changed in the last 500 years. The return journey will take you to Ho'okipa Beach Park, the windsurfing capital of the world. Photo opportunities abound as these windsurfers really put on an aquatic show.
Reviewer: David & Carolyne Thompson
My Wife and I were the only people aboard for the tour. Sean our guide was Excellent in every aspect of the tour The information and the passion for his culture was 10/10 I cannot say thank you enough to Sean as he really gave us the best day I would highly recommend this tour and the ease of getting off the ship and instructions on where to met our guide was perfect