The first stop on this excursion is a visit to the Maui Tropical Plantation, a 60-acre working plantation where you can discover Hawaii's rich agricultural history. Enjoy a fully-narrated, 40-minute tram ride that takes you through breathtaking scenery and explores where many of the plantation's crops are cultivated. Along the way there is a stop where you'll learn all about coconuts and witness a coconut husking demonstration. You'll also see where sugarcane, coffee, Macadamia Nuts, pineapple, papaya, mango, guava and bananas are grown. There are plenty of samples for tasting and a gift shop selling a wide variety of Maui-grown goodies.
No tour of the Maui countryside would be complete without a visit to Iao Needle, the straight up pinnacle at the heart of the Valley Island's western range. This iconic, green-mantled rock outcropping is one of Maui's most recognizable landmarks. The Needle is located in the 4,000-acre Iao Valley State Park in Central Maui just west of Wailuku. There is a well-marked, paved pedestrian path leading from the parking lot to view Iao Needle and the ridge-top lookout provides incredible views of the valley.
Please Note: The Iao Valley State Monument is closed while a slope stabilization project takes place in response to flood damage. During this time, Iao Valley will be replaced by a drive through Up Country, Makawao Town, and Hookipa Beach.
Reviewer: claudia volk
enjoyed the tour very much Bus driver a character Nicest island in the tour Wish the tram ride would be longer
Reviewer: Cruising Senior
Great sightseeing adventure, would do it again.