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See Maui Through the Eyes of a Local!

Private Tours with Holo Holo Maui



Highlights

  • Exclusively PRIVATE tours led by a local guide
  • Itineraries customizeable to your interests
  • Partila and full tours of the Road to Hana
  • Three vehicle sizes to fit your group

Description

Complete your Maui vacation with an adventure on the Road to Hana! On a Private Tour, the entire family enjoy the ride and no one needs to navigate the hairpin turns. Witness the natural beauty of Maui interwoven with history and stories throughout the journey. Holo Holo Tours offers 3 excellent private tours that can be catered to your vacation needs!

Experience the Road to Hana through the eyes of a local guide! You'll gain great insight into life on the island, learn about tropical plants and fruits, and be led to some "off-the-beaten path" spots that regular tours just don't go. Because of the small size and private nature of these tours, you don't have to stick to a set itinerary. If you are having a great time at the black sand beach, you can stay longer. Want to stop at THAT waterfall to swim? Sounds great! We can make that happen. If you see a beautiful view out the window and want to stop for a quick photo, the driver / guide is able to respond to your request. Don't even try that with a bus tour!

Holo Holo Maui Tours operates three different sized vehicles ... for smaller groups they have an 8-passenger Honda Odyssey Minivan, and for larger groups they have 10-passenger and 15-passenger Ford Transit vans. But don't worry ... the vehicle is all yours. They aren't going to sell additional seats to anyone else! It is COMPLETELY private just for you and your family/group!

Lunch is available to purchase during the tour. Holo Holo Maui recommends that guests eat an early breakfast before the start of the event.


Private Tour Options


Taste of Hana

This tour starts by passing through Maui's sugar cane fields, and your guide will tell stories of the plantation era. You will pass Ho'okipa Beach Park, which is a world class surfing and wind surfing spot. Next you will journey through the rolling countryside of Huelo into a thick bamboo forest, and you'll stop to gaze at the vividly colored rainbow eucalyptus before you get deeper into the twists and turns of the road to Hana. Look out for the many streams, waterfalls surrounded by ferns, moss, fruit trees, bamboo, and birds. You may stop for a dip in a waterfall pool (depending on the strength of the flow). Next, stop at a fruit stand for shave ice and Maui's famous Banana Bread. Next is Keanae peninsula, and you will be brought to a traditional Hawaiian village known for its taro fields. Mahi'ai (cultivators) tend to the fields in the same way as their Hawaiian ancestors. Check out an original stone missionary church built in 1856. This was the only building to survive the devastating tsunami of 1946. The last stop is at the village next door, Wailua, which has the best waterfall on the road to Hana. Waikani is a grand 3 tiered waterfall, and you can take a short adventurous trail to the base. Departure time is flexible; they recommend between 8am -10am. Duration: 5-6 hours.

Taste of Hana Rate

$538.00 per Group (1-2 people), $269.00 per Additional Person   (plus 4.167% Hawaii sales tax)


Hana Bound

In addition to sights from Taste of Hana, you will be taken to an underground path through an ancient lava flow! You can observe the interesting features with headlamps. This is a highlight for those curious about caves, and geology, and Hawaiian mythology. Learn about Pele, the Goddess of Fire who created the Hawaiian Islands, and a famous deity often referred to as Ka wahine ʻai honua, "The earth-eating woman". Stop at Coconut Glen's to enjoy the culinary treats of ice cream and candy made from Maui coconuts. Next on the agenda is Wai'anapanapa Beach Park, which means "glistening water" or "water flashing rainbow hues". Dip in the ocean, swim through the sea caves, or enjoy the lush tropical beauty around you. Following the black sand beach is Nahiku Marketplace, which is a mini-village of tropical delights and a great place to indulge in local-style cuisine such as smoked fish, coconut shrimp, or baked 'ulu (breadfruit). Find a variety of locally made gifts for your friends and family back home. Hana town is the final destination! It was the seat of power for all of Maui in the 15th Century. Departure time is between 7:00am-8:30am. Duration: 8-9 hours.

Hana Bound Rate

$650.00 per Group (1-2 people), $325.00 per Additional Person   (plus 4.167% Hawaii sales tax)


All the Way Around

In addition to sights from Taste of Hana and Hana Bound, this adventure takes you on a narrow and rugged road beyond Hana town. After the lush tropical forests of Kipahulu, journey into Maui's hidden side of barren lava fields. Grass and shrubs scatter over the jagged lava rocks on the leeward part of Haleakala. You will notice the stark contrast between the dry and wet sides of the volcano. Climb up to get a panoramic view of Maui's coastline and the outer islands. Watch the sun setting from an upcountry vista as you are taken back to your original starting point. Departure time is between 7:00am-8:00am. Duration: 10-12 hours.

All The Way Around Rate

$750.00 per Group (1-2 people), $375.00 per Additional Person   (plus 4.167% Hawaii sales tax)


Location

GPS Address: There is no street address for the Park-n-Ride meeting location. The coordinates are 20.875091, -156.461940 Click to view map


Details

Schedule: Monday through Saturday

Meeting Point: Central Maui Park-n-Ride in Kahului. Resort pickup available for an additional fee.

Tour Includes: They provide a cooler with ice & bottled water. There is plenty of space to bring your favorite beverage along. They also provide fresh banana bread as a snack.

What to Wear and Bring: Dress comfortably with good walking shoes. Bring along a swimsuit and towel if you would like to swim under a waterfall. Bring cash for lunch and roadside stands/goodies. There is a plethora of good food along the way, which is a great way to experience the local flavor. There will be options as lunch time approaches – fresh fish food trucks, taco stands, thai food, Hana Ranch – Maui cattle beef burger truck, huli huli chicken, Hana Farms, etc.

Restrictions: All participants must be fully ambulatory; no wheelchairs, walkers, electric scooters, and no oxygen canisters are permitted. Closed toes shoes are required. MINIMUM AGE for this tour is 4.

Reservations: Advanced reservations required and we recommend booking this a month or more before your arrival. This event is "RESERVE NOW PAY LATER"; we need a credit card on file to finalize your reservation but we do not charge you for this reservation until a few days before the beginning of your vacation!

Minimum Notice for Cancellations / Changes: At least 48 hours before the start of the event.


Kevin at Falls

Kevin's Activity Tips:

Holo Holo Maui tours is owned and operated by a good friend of Adventureinhawaii.com … before starting her taxi and tour business, Jasmine Kilborn was a reservations agent and member of our staff for several years. She was born and raised on Maui and has worked in the visitor industry her entire career. Jasmine and her guides have a passion for sharing the island of Maui with their guests.

A private tour will give you two advantages over buy-in tours with other Road to Hana companies. First, the smaller group size will allow you to have a personal connection with and the undivided attention of your driver/guide throughout the day. The second advantage (and in my mind greatest) is the ability to modify the tour stops based upon the interests and abilities of your group. Off-the-beaten-path stops at waterfalls and lava tubes are possible on these private tours that logistically just aren't practical with a larger tour size. Want to do the short but somewhat intimidating hike to the exotic red sand beach in Hana? Other tour companies just aren't going to go there.

Yes, a private tour is going to cost more … but not THAT much more … and will give you a memorable day in the tropical rainforest beauty that Maui has to offer. This option has gotten REALLY popular coming out of the Covid pandemic. You really need to reserve your date about 6 weeks in advance to get a private tour date!!!