Mountain Valley Hop-On, Hop Off Loop
Head to Maui, hop on a trolley that takes you to and from your pier and enjoy a scenic drive with stops at a famous botanical garden and a dense rainforest, when you book this scenic tour in Kahului. Your tour includes a Hop On Hop Off ticket that gives you the chance to experience Kahului on your own terms, including the chance to spend between one to four hours at popular stops like the Kepaniwai Heritage Gardens. You'll also get to visit the Iao Valley State Park and stay at your leisure. Catch panoramic views while walking the scenic trails to the state monument of the Iao Valley Needle, making this an ideal excursion for outdoor enthusiasts. You'll also get a guide who will take you to explore Kepaniwai Heritage Gardens' attractions, including its cultural displays and architectural excellence that reflects Chinese, Native Hawaiian, Japanese and a variety of other cultures and discover the history of the sacred burial grounds of Hawaii for the ultimate cultural experience.
Start your scenic tour by taking the trolley to the iconic Kepaniwai Heritage Gardens, where your driver guide will stop to take you on a tour of this public park to witness its beautiful gardens and cultural influence. This famous botanical garden honors a variety of cultures that helped shape Maui over time. Here, you'll catch displays that reflect Portuguese, Korean, Puerto Rican, Filipino, and Native Hawaiian cultures. You'll also get to view architectural excellence that reflects Japanese, Chinese, and New England influence among other cultures, including a Japanese pagoda, small temples, a Chinese garden with statues, and a traditional New England house. If you're looking for another point of interest to visit without heading too far, you can pay a visit next door to the Hawaii Nature Center. Here you can witness a majestic waterfall and take in the historic memorials to commemorate the people and cultures that influenced the island.
Next, make a stop at the iconic Iao Valley State Park, to explore at leisure must-see stop on this flexible tour. As one of the world's most wet landscapes with a daily average of one inch of rain, this thick rainforest is home to a variety of diverse species, including the Mourning Gecko and the White tailed Tropicbird and the Iao Valley Stream. Before concluding your tour, consider taking a trek along the scenic trails to catch panoramic views of the Valley and the iconic Iao Valley Needle,a 1,200 foot state monument that also served as the Maui warriors lookout point.
With its first-come first-served seating arrangement, this convenient tour is one you won't want to miss if you're looking for a flexible option to explore Maui's iconic attractions. Book this flexible tour now and get ready to see Iao Valley State Park and other amazing attractions for an unforgettable experience in Kahului.