Explore the legendary road to Hana whose winding path, narrow lanes, and precarious cliff side roads set the stage for arguably the most amazing drive in all of Hawai'i. This tour actually ends at 'Ohe'o gulch, several miles south of Hana. Our journey begins as we pick you up from your hotel, the airport, or even the cruise ship. We take a direct route to the long windy road to Hana, passing through either Pa'ia Bay on the north shore or Makawao in the upcountry. Our first possible stop is the Wailua Valley lookout, although little more than a scenic rest stop, the views of the Ke'anae and Wailua Valley to the west and the Wailua coastline to east are simply stunning. We then continue on to the Pua'a Ka'a wayside, a beautiful 5 acre park, complete with waterfalls, fresh water swimming pools, and lush vegetation. There is a paved trail that leads to Pua'a Ka'a falls and a larger falls can also be accessed upstream via a dirt trail. If you decide to go, use caution crossing the viaduct and be prepared for mud. The park also has picnic tables and restroom facilities, making it an ideal stop for a picnic lunch on the long road to Hana. As we continue on our way we finally reach the small town of Hana, but we don't actually stop in Hana. We then continue on to Wai'anapanapa park. The Wai'anapanapa park is aptly named for its shimmering beach, literally meaning "glistening waters". The park holds several amazing features that are not to be missed on any trip to Hana. The beautiful black sand beach is a Maui must see and the perfect spot for an unparalleled photo opportunity. A brief stop here and we continue on to Koki Beach, located just south of Hana. It is a great place for some unique photo opportunities due to the unusual red sand. The red sand is caused by the iron rich dirt found in the large red hill on the north end of the beach known as Ka Iwi 'o Pele. Legend states that the bones of the goddess Pele were buried deep within the hill after a fatal battle with her older sister. Another brief stop here and we continue to our final destination, the Pools of 'Ohe'o. The Pools of 'Ohe'o are a multiple tiered series of fresh water pools, each fed by a waterfall that drains into the ocean. Often referred to as the "Seven Sacred Pools", they are truly a wonder to behold. We then continue back to your drop off location, returning the way we came for a second chance at anything you may have missed, or continuing southwest, through the arrid Maui south shore, the south Haleakala lava fields, and the beautiful upcountry for a return that is just as scenic.
This tours includes door to door service from any location on Maui. All tours are fully customizable, allowing you to pick and choose which sites you want to see from any of our tour packages. Each tour includes a safe and friendly driver/tour guide. They are sure to give a memorable tour experience as they impart the knowledge and history of the various locations and sites around the island. All tours are subject to time and as such not all sites will be seen.