Also bring a swimsuit for a dip in a waterfall pool, tennis shoes with good grip for muddy hikes, mosquito repellant and a change of clothes. We went in late May and so many of the waterfalls were dried up. Discover more like Road to Hana Maui Driving Tour. Much of the drive is gazing out of the window at the gorgeous scenery. On the other hand, van tours have expert guides driving for you, so you can focus solely on enjoying the ride.
We welcome the opportunity to show you around and to share our great love of this beautiful gem in the Pacific called Maui. During our trip, there were a lot of surfers and big waves but we only watched from the cliff. I definitely like to do a couples of days hike. If you miss them try again on the way back. Thank you for making our journey so special. We returned before we lost daylight completely.
Waimoku Falls While the Pools of Oheo is the marquee attraction of Oheo Gulch, the area's more impressive act offers a view available only to those who take the 4-mile round-trip Pipiwai Trail with its 800-foot elevation changes. How much more if you stop at every place! We drove in daylight for the majority of the time but sun started to set at around 6 pm so we drove the windy roads in the dark for about 45 mins. You'll come across less crowd, you can explore the backside of Hana and get to 7 Sacred Pools sooner. By leaving at 6 a. As a passenger prone to twinges of car-sickness the van was a little harder for me to cope with than the car. Between planned stops, we will make several brief stops for photo ops at a variety of scenic locations. You could also swim in the pools.
We stopped at only a few places because of the rain but if it wasn't raining would have stopped at a few more. The Road to Hana is located in eastern Maui and is full of the wonders of Hawaii you've always imagined. Stops A lot of this depends on what stops you are most interested in seeing. Mile Markers Using Maui's state highway mile markers are the best way to navigate the Road to Hana. White Knuckle Factor The road to Hana is a demanding 52 miles with over 600 curves, and 50 one lane bridges.
If you have any questions regarding a specific activity refund policy please call our concierge lines at 1-808-214-9283 prior to making your booking. If you have spare time, go past the gate for another short hike and find the other waterfalls! Witness ancient Hawaiian civilization through legends, folklore, sacred temple sites and burial grounds. There is enough to see and do along the journey that you could do the trip dozens of time and still find new things to explore! Unlike being in a group tour, we were able to go anywhere we want. The sports field is a popular spot for locals and community events. Explore Road to Hana with a local tour guide in your car! Laughing Water About 4 miles south of Wailua Valley State Wayside, which is also worth a stop, be sure to pull over at Puaa Kaa State Wayside. Use the printed to locate the attractions. Whether your fantasies include frolicking in hidden waterfalls, driving through the exotic jungles of Hawaii, hiking through a bamboo forest, or simply finding a secluded spot on the island to escape the fast pace of life, the R2H will indulge all your desires.
Note that Loop and Reverse are the same tours except start and end completely opposite to each other. That still makes me smile. Change into your swimsuit in the restroom, then follow the short path to Puaa Kaa Falls. Trails also lead to freshwater caves. You start from the backside in Kula Upcountry Maui and go against the traffic.
Here, you will not only have the opportunity to swim, but you will be able to step inside a cave-like lava tube and watch the waves as they lap into an opening at the other end. With its world-class beaches; rich, colorful jungles; cascading waterfalls and rugged volcanic mountains, there is truly no other place like it on earth. Guests will have a memorable experience alongside an experienced Maui trail guide. Although the trip was beautiful the most scenic drive in the world should a be able to see more scenes from the road, b clearly mark places you need to get out and walk, and c provide parking. We started at 6 am from Paia. Plus because we left so early a few places weren't open yet. The stops may be the same but your adventure will be different than ours.
For the least amount of traffic, begin at dawn and return when moonlight shimmers on waterfalls and the surf below. The current version is 1. If you are going to hike some of the trails and waterfalls wear good hiking boots or water shoes as it does get muddy and slippery. Watch the sunset from one of the best spots on Maui: atop Haleakala Crater. If you leave early some places will not be open yet. Forget the morning, it will be closed. Disadvantages — Finding landmarks on an extremely curvy road in a rainforest is a challenge.
But as an independent traveler you can experience much more on the Hana Coast of Maui, from a singing bamboo forest to Maui's tallest accessible waterfall -- and you can linger as long as you wish. It is more than 60 miles of highway, carved into the cliffs of one of the most beautiful rainforests in the world. Lava Tube 8 — Koki Beach Koki Beach has impressive views of the ocean, a big red rock, and the unique sand with a dark red tint. In a sea of green, there are two waterfalls in the middle which are separated by a footbridge. To reach the waterfalls, you have to do a small hike with slippery rocks. The trip takes over 5 hours to Hana and back with minimal stops. Here at nearly 10,000 feet 3,050 m on the summit of Haleakala, watch the horizon explode in orange and bathe the island in light.
We chose to self drive the traditional route, but headed off super early to beat the crowds. That said if you take the road this way the trickiest driving of the day will be at the end of the day when you are most fatigued. Then come with us as we wind along the high sea cliff roads, finishing the tour in the lush Iao Valley rainforest. Length of The Day We met the tour at 7:15 am at the restaurant where we all had breakfast before beginning the tour. The Road to Hana is definitely an experience that you have to do yourself to understand and embrace, and all we can say is go do it! This a well maintained beautiful botanical garden with a good bit of walking.