Private Iao Valley, Distillery, Lavender Farm and Pineapple Tour
Journey through a lush state park to take in scenic views, explore a distillery, and discover how pineapples and lavender grow when you book this private seven-hour excursion on the island of Maui in Kahului. You'll get a private tour that takes you to Iao Valley State Park and the Hali Maile Distillery, where you'll get to learn how rum, vodka, and other spirits are made on the island. Discover what it takes to grow lavender at a local lavender farm and harvest pineapples while enjoying a pineapple tasting at Dole Farm, too. This is the perfect excursion for outdoor enthusiasts and culture connoisseurs looking for a fun-filled family experience.
Start this exciting excursion departing from the pier to your first stop at Iao Valley State Park. Here, you'll catch a popular centerpiece with a basalt core that's the result of volcanic particles forged from soft rock erosion over millions of years. This famous centerpiece also serves as a scenic lookout known as the Iao Needle and rises 1200 feet from the base of the valley. With the surrounding mountainous terrain and botanical gardens, Iao Valley State Park is the perfect place to take an impromptu photoshoot and to catch panoramic views of the island.
Head to Upcountry--the heart of the pineapple region on the island of Maui--to visit the Hali Maile Distillery, which sits between the sugar cane and pineapple fields and the Haleakala slopes. Here, you'll learn how authentic Hawaiian spirits like gin, whiskey, rum, and vodka are handcrafted using the natural ingredients from the surrounding area, special stills, and a small batch-making process. Next, you'll head to the Dole Pineapple Farm--a former fruit stand that now attracts over a million visitors annually and houses the world's largest maze. See how pineapples are harvested on your visit and indulge in a pineapple tasting, where you'll get to sink your teeth into delicious, sweet pineapples while at the farm.
Finish up your tour with a visit to your final destination to see how lavender is used in a variety of products at the Ali'i Kula Lavender Farm, which is home to 13.5 acres of a field of 55,000 lavender plants. While touring this unique farm, you'll discover how this aromatic herb grows, and how the 25 varieties of lavender grown on-site are used in essential oils, soap, candles, jelly, and other products. Take an Instagram-worthy picture of the lavender fields and rolling hills before heading back to your port destination to commemorate your serene excursion.
Whether you're looking to connect with nature or indulge in samplings of pineapples, this private excursion offers the best of both worlds. Sign up for this fun, private tour today and make long-standing memories in Kahului!