Hana Tour with Valley Isle Excursions

Hana Tour - rain forests, waterfalls, and spectacular ocean vistas

Hana Tour with Valley Isle Excursions 12 passenger van

Comfy twelve passenger vans and personal interaction with your guide

Hana Tour with Valley Isle Excursions van with oversized windows

Huge oversized windows for superior visibility

Hana Tour with Valley Isle Excursions Tree Bears Waterfalls

Upper Waikani Falls - also known as the 3 Bears

Hana Tour with Valley Isle Excursions pineapple

See pineapple growing in the fields on Valley Isle Excursions

Hana Tour with Valley Isle Excursions waterfalls

Elevated views from the van let's you see things you'd miss in a rental car

Hana Tour with Valley Isle Excursions Koki beach

A beautiful tropic island - just off the majestic coast of Hana

Hana Tour with Valley Isle Excursions Waianapanapa black sand beach

Hana tour stops at the famous black sand beach of Waianapanapa

Hana Tour with Valley Isle Excursions cute piglets along the Hana Highway

Cute wild piglets huddle along the road side of the Hana Highway

Hana Tour with Valley Isle Excursions winding road beyond Kaupo

Valley Isle Excursion - Relax & enjoy the ride ... let the guide drive the winding road!

COVID-19 Availability Update: Valley Isle Excurions has resumed operations and this tour is now available! They are running at reduced capacity to ensure social distancing on the tour, and all guests must wear a mask while riding in the tour vehicle. Due to extremely limited capacity, this tour is selling out over a month in advance!!!! Reserve winter 2022 dates now!!
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Road to Hana Tour with Valley Isle Excursions will take your along the coast in style, and you will continue on the magnificent road beyond Hana. Experience one of the most breathtaking drives on earch with Maui’s #1 Luxury Tour Company. On your way “Heavenly Hana” town, venture through Maui’s tropical rainforest, waterfalls, tropical streams and pools, 617 curves, 54 one lane bridges to Hana, spectacular sea cliffs, bamboo jungles, the Keanae Peninsula, colorful and fragrant island flowers, pineapple fields and rainforest vegetation.

There will be between 10-12 stops on this picturesque tour. Some stops include Wainanapanapa State Park where you can stroll down to the black sand beach, and a waterfall stop where you can swim in the jungle.

This experience is elevated by the luxurious 12 passenger Comfort Cruisers. Each person enjoys an ultra-comfortable individual reclining chair in this air conditioned vehicle. Your views from the heightened Comfort Cruiser is much better than from a rental car that rides lower to the road. Instead of worrying about driving the windy road, you can sit back, relax, and let the experts guides take you on the journey. They will share their knowledge about Hana Highway, and the sites along the way. The smaller vehicle and personalized service makes Road to Hana Tour far superior than experiences offered by cruise lines.

NOTE: Due to road conditions on the “back side” of Haleakala the tours are not able to go “all the way around” as they have in the past. They will be turning around and returning via the north shore route following the the post-lunch stop at flower farm just beyond Hana town. Swimming will still be offered at Pua’a Ka’a State Park and Waianapanapa State Park.

Swimming on this tour is dependant on weather and stream conditions. No tour price adjustments are made on days when swimming isn’t possible. Valley Isle Excursions has changed the swimming stop though … the “7 Sacred Pools” has been frequently closed for swimming by the National Park Service, so they are now stopping at a different waterfall swimming hole where it will be possible to swim on a much more consistent basis.
General Information
Schedule: Currently operating Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday

Pick up: Between 6:15am and 7:15am depends on your hotel locations. 8:05am for Kahului Harbor for cruise ship passengers.

Tour includes: Continental breakfast at Maui Tropical Plantation, a picnic lunch with your choice of turkey sandwich, chicken caesar salad, or roasted veggies on focaccia, and complimentary beverage service throughout the day.

Restrictions: Because this is a long day (10-11 hours), this tour is not recommended for children under 3.  Valley Isle Excursions does not provide car seats or booster seats, and you must bring your own if you need to use them. Due to spatial limitations, strollers for children and walkers for elderly are not permitted on board the tour vehicle.

Group Size: 12

What to Bring & Wear: Comfortable clothing and walking shoes, hat, sunscreen, and camera. Bathing suit if you would like to swim.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations must be made at least 48 hours before the start of the event.

Note: Valley Isle Excursions now charges a $5 per person fuel surcharge which will be added to the above rates.

Meal: Continental breakfast includes bagels with cream cheese, fresh fruit and muffins. For cruise ship passengers, please eat your breakfast on the ship as your pick up time is after the breakfast. Regular lunch includes BBQ chicken breast, macaroni salad, fresh garden salad, bread rolls, and dessert. Vegetarian option is vegetable coconut curry over pasta (subject to change), and gluten free is also available by request. If you would prefer a vegetarian or gluten free lunch please call our office after making your online reservation.

If you are interested in a private guide for just your small group of 10 or less, please visit our Hana Private Tours page, and for a air-and-ground tour of the Road to Hana see our Hana Heli-van Tour on the Helicopters page.
Upper Waikani Falls
Upper Waikani Falls
Black sand beach at Waianapapa
Black sand beach at Waianapapa

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NCL cruise ship passengers are able do the Road to Hana Tour on their first day in port in Kahului. They will pick you up at the harbor shortly after you disembark. Please note that they cannot tour you on your second day in port. Unfortunately Lahaina cruise ship passengers are not able to do this tour either on day one (you arrive too late) or day two (your cruise ship departs too early).

Activity Tips

Kevin Ditamore – Owner / Manager

Van tours offer a nice advantage over driving around on your own. Many of the most scenic roads on Maui are rather narrow and winding with bridges that are only one lane wide. An experienced tour guide / driver who knows the road will ensure that everyone in your party gets to enjoy the view. Mini-coaches sit higher than a regular rental car and offer superior visibility with oversized windows … you’ll see things looking over the top of the guardrail that you would miss if you were in a rental car. These vehicles are superior to a tour done in a bus (for obvious reasons) or a standard 14 passenger van that is difficult to crawl in and out of. Another advantage of the smaller vehicle – don’t be surprised if your guide knows your name by the middle of the tour. If you love to drive on curvy winding one-lane roads that you’ve never seen before, you might enjoy the drive to Hana! Go for it! Many people HATE the drive to Hana, but love the ride there. That’s when a tour like Valley Isle Excursions is perfect. Their Hana adventure is really first quality … the food is excellent, the ride comfortable, and the group is small. Ever been on a bus tour where one or two people were holding up a group of 55? That won’t happen on smaller tours like this. It’s a good choice.

For over 20 years the “7 Sacred Pools” was included as a stop on this tour. In the old days this was a great place to visit … it is a bit of a hike to get down to the stream from the parking lot, but swimming at these waterfalls was a highlight of the tour for many people. Unfortunately several flood-related drownings made the National Park Service much more cautious on allowing swimming at these pools. On days when swimming was not allowed, guests were not even allowed access to the stream level, and views of the waterfalls from the upper trail were not that great. This meant that the stop at the 7 Pools was becoming a time-consuming disappointment for many visitors. Valley Isle Excurions has decided to go to a different waterfall where swimming is possible on the vast majority of days … and the time that used to be spent at the 7 Pools is now split between this other waterfall location and the black sand beach park of Waianapanapa, a place guests often said they wished they could have spent more time.

Other great sightseeing tours include Haleakala Sunrise Tour or for more of an adventure, check out the Downhill Bike Tour.