Hana / Island Tours
Hana Tour with Valley Isle Excursions
Adults $122, Seniors (age 60+) $112, Children (12 & under) $84
Valley Isle Excursions now charges a $5 per person fuel surcharge which will be added to the above rates.
Tour HANA...in style; then continue your excursion on the magnificent road beyond Hana with Maui's #1 Luxury Tour Company. Valley Isle Excursions takes you on one of the most breathtaking drives on earth through Maui's tropical rainforest. 617 curves, 54 one lane bridges to Hana, pineapple fields, spectacular cliffs, bamboo jungles, waterfalls, tropical streams and pools, colorful and fragrant island flowers and rainforest vegetation are all to be enjoyed on your way to "Heavenly Hana".
The tour includes pick-up and return to your hotel, continental breakfast, a very nice picnic lunch served on glass plates with metal silverware and a Hawaiian print tablecloth, and complimentary beverage service throughout the day. View waterfalls, the Keanae Peninsula, "Heavenly Hana" Town, and spectacular sea cliffs. This tour makes between 10-12 stops including Wainanapanapa State Park where you can walk around on a black sand beach. The tour also stops for an hour at the Pools of Oheo (also known as the Seven Sacred Pools) where you have the opportunity to swim under a waterfall.. This tour goes all the way around the Haleakala side of the island, including the road beyond Hana where the rental car companies do not allow you to drive. This area includes Charles Lindbergh's Gravesite, the majestic gorges near Kaupo, the rugged lava coastline of South Maui, and wine tasting at the Tedeschi Winery.
The thing that makes this tour special is their luxurious Comfort Cruisers. These air conditioned vehicles hold 12 people, each with an ultra-comfortable individual reclining chairs. From the elevated view from your Comfort Cruiser you see more than the views from a rental car that sits lower to the ground. Sit back, relax, and let their expert guides do the driving for you as they share their love for and knowledge of the Hana Highway. This is a popular tour for Pride of America cruise ship passengers on day 1 in Maui.
Haleakala Sunrise with Temptation Tours
Rate for all passengers: $179 per person
Sunrise at Haleakala can be a truly spiritual experience and Temptation Tours will take you there in first-class style in every sense of the word.. Travel to the 10,023 foot summit and experience the dawn of creation all over again. Panoramic views, nature in the raw, and the wonders of Haleakala National Park will leave you breathless!
Your adventure begins with pickup at your hotel, condo, or cruise ship somewhere in the 3am to 3:45am range depending on your location. You will be taken to the summit of Haleakala where you will see stars and shooting stars and then watch the predawn colors. As the sun's rays break the horizon the crater typically fills with color and multiple Hawaiian islands will come into view from your 10,000 foot vantage point.
Multiple photo stops are made at various overlooks, and your guide will relay the history and mythology of Haleakala, which is Hawaiian for "House of the Sun." You'll here the significance of this spiritual place in the ancient Hawaii and see evidence of the importance of this place today as it is the home to high-tech astronomy and communications facilities.
On your way down the mountain you will pass through upcountry Maui, where a stop is made for a guided tour of a protea flower farm. You'll also enjoy a run-of-the-menu breakfast at a charming upcountry restaurant with panoramic views of central Maui. Typical return times to your hotel are around 10:30am to 11:00am.
Dress warmly in layers ... summit conditions vary but it is MUCH colder than at sea level ... often in the high 30's or low 40's before sunrise. Because of the high elevation, this tour is not recommended for anyone with breathing or heart problems. This tour has a 72 hour cancellation notice requirement.
Haleakala Summit / Lavender Farm Tour
Rate for all passengers: $179 per person
Also offered by Temptation Tours, this is a very complete tour of the upcountry Maui area. Take in a spectacle of majestic Haleakala Crater and views of the Big Island, Kahoolawe, Molokini, Lanai, West Maui, and Molokai from the 10,023 foot summit of the volcano. Then drive through picturesque Upper Kula on your way to a lavender farm where you will enjoy a beautifully prepared Hibachi Chicken lunch. This tour also heads all the way out to Ulupalakua for wine tasting at the Tedeschi Winery.
Dress warmly in layers ... summit conditions vary but it is MUCH colder than at sea level ... often in the 50's during the day. Because of the high elevation, this tour is not recommended for anyone with breathing or heart problems. This tour has a 72 hour cancellation notice requirement.