Larry is the Flora and Fauna man of Maui. We had such a beautiful time in our ride hearing about the Maui flowers, trees and natural life. His Hawaiian folklore was so colorful and heartfelt. Mahalo Larry for a spectacular 25th anniversary tour of lovely. MAUI. We will always have a warm place in pour heart for the road to Hana....❤
Two thumbs up. I would recommend this trip to everybody including those of you who suffers from motions sickness like I do. Of course I had to take Dramamine less drowsy formula, this 13 hours trip was well worth it. Our driver/ tour guide, Gavin, really made a difference on this trip. Not only he is native Hawaiian, but he is truly passionate about Hawaii and preserving natural beauty of Hawaii. With his knowledge and explanation of every corner of Hana, now my favorite place in Hawaii is Hana. Simply breathtaking. I would deterred all of those dare drivers who opted to drive up to Hana themselves from doing it so, and let the professional do the driving. The one who knows Hana roads like back of his hands, Gavin. Bravo to Gavin and thank you for make our trip to Maui so enjoyable and memorable one.
This tour is about 8 hours long and is by bus through winding mountains. What you see most are trees, and very few and small waterfalls. There are two very brief stops during the tour and very little photo opportunities. I would not recommend this tour to anyone who is not able to sit for long periods of time.
This Hana tour was one of the best parts of our Maui vacation. The ample breakfast buffet, lunch, and the unlimited snacks and drinks provided throughout the day, made this tour really worth the money. Free hotel pickup and drop-off were an additional bonus..... Our driver and guide, Travis was a Very nice, warm hearted, and loving person who referred to us, his guests, as FAMILY/ BROTHERS and SISTERS....and had vast knowledge of the area, history and vegetation besides being an expert, experienced, and careful driver too. When entering the tour bus in the morning, we asked Travis about whether to choose left or right side seats to sit, and he suggested left side. Thank you Travis, am sooooo grateful for that wonderful suggestion, because some of the magnificent views on the Road to Hana had maximum visibility from left side seats.....Stopped at several places including all the viewing spots on the way...Absolutely loved the way Travis stopped at each and every big/small waterfall and sang in a funny way waaaaaterfall....He also taught us some great Hawaiian greetings.....A Hui Hou.....!!
Aloha! My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed this day trip. It was a once in a lifetime experience. We were picked up and returned to our hotel which made it convenient. We had plenty of time at each stop and were not rushed.Our bus driver, Kane, was excellent. He was very knowledgeable about the flowers, trees, and vegetation. He was also very safety conscious. At one point he even passed out wet-wipes when we returned to the bus after a long hike. The tour provided soft drinks, juice and water. Some of the highlights included walking on the black sandy beach, hiking to a beautiful waterfall, and seeing the Keanae Congregational Church church that was built in 1860. One suggestion: don't buy the lunch that is part of the tour package. Instead purchase a delicious lunch that is available at the lunch stop. Oh, there is also delicious banana bread, too!!
First off, I just want to say that I did book this tour last minute due to the roads being pretty intense... way crazier than I thought before I got to Maui. Pick up from our hotel was 6:30. Said the tour was suppose to start at 7 am. We didn't technically start until about 9-9:30 since we had to meet at the breakfast spot. Breakfast was okay... just some juice, fruit, and a couple different pastries. After breakfast we ended up having to swing by the airport to pick up more people going on the tours. The tour guide was nice enough to accommodate people who get motion sickness very easily to the front window seats. I was hoping for more stops along road to hana. I felt like we were on the road more just getting a tour through the windows than anything. The places that other reviewers said they did, we didn't get to do. Tour guide said they don't have swimming stops anymore either because it's too dangerous. We were only at the black sand beach for about 30 minutes. We basically had to run down to the beach and back, wasn't really able to enjoy it whatsoever. The lunch stop didn't have many great choices/variety, but the mahi mahi I got from the food stand ended up being pretty good. I got a lot of information about birds, flowers, trees and rocks and that's pretty much the summary of it. Overall, I wouldn't recommend this tour. The smaller group tour with some other company that I noticed on the same route stopped more at more areas. If you guys ended the swimming stop at the 7 sacred pools, at least let the visitors enjoy the ONE beach stop we did stop at black sand beach.
I'm glad I wasn't trying to drive myself. There was so much to see and I would have missed so much. Driver was very good and managed to get us in at all the best photo spots. Made for a long 12 hour day from pick up to drop off and the last part of the trip was very bumpy.
Views of the coast and waterfalls. Driver was informative and knew a lot about the area.