The people of Hana, Maui live close to the land and each other. Every day they live in a way that honors the old Hawaiian ways. They are immersed in the spirit of aloha, and connected to the land on which they live. Physically and spiritually removed from much of modern life, Hana is a living time machine.
Hana is reached by the optimistically named Hana Highway. Travel the 52 miles and you will wind around 600 curves and cross "the bridges of Hana" -- all 54 of these one-lane wonders. The scenery is unmatched with a new watarfall and pool around every bend. Framed with ferns and other jungle growth, they cry out for closer inspection and experience. The jungle perfumes the air, creating a heady exhilaration and sense of "coming home." Fruit trees abound and their bounty is available from a variety of roadside vendors devoted to "talking story" about their home. Be prepared -- this is a drive that you will treasure forever.
Hana town was once the center of Maui's ranching industry. Pastures, still in use, frame the winding roads that create a neighborhood like no other. Hana residents hang out at the bay, the baseball field (once a spring training facility for a professional team from the mainland) and Hana's churches. Attend a Sunday service and you will be welcomed like an old friend and gifted with a fresh flower lei made that morning.
There's one hotel, as unique as Hana itself. It features a one-of-a-kind spa, hula lessons, horseback riding and more. You can also choose among seaside B&Bs and vacation rentals. The fabled Pools of Oheo, outside "town" is part of Haleakala National Park. The perfet spot for picnics, hiking and swimming. and swimming in the streams flowing down from Haleakala, the dormant volcano that dominates nearly every part of Maui.
Begin your preparation for your Hana adventure by checking out the links below. Be prepared to become enchanted. Hana will never let you go.
NOTE: Hana, and East Maui are accessible by car or
guided tour. To find out how to make your Hana adventure the best it can be check out
the links below:
Discounted rates on Jeep Wranglers 4WD, convertibles, SUVs, vans and cars from major national companies on Maui Lahaina and Kahului, Kauai Lihue and Princeville, Big Island Kona and Hilo, Oahu Waikiki and Honolulu airport. No Prepayment. Book online. Free extra drivers and reduced young driver fee for ages 21-24. Toll free 1-800-292-1930.
Go Cycling Maui is a new concept in the cycling industry. We want to be a "Cycling Experience" for you and not just a training camp or tour ride. The experience is as if you are at a fantasy camp for cyclists. The added bonus is you get to cycle in one of the most beautiful places on Earth!
But wait there's more ... We are now a full service bike store - Maui Cyclery - and we also do bike rentals, sales, repair and more. But wait there's still more ... Check out cycling's premier climbing event sponsored by Go Cycling Maui - 36 miles and 10,023 ft. of climbing to the summit of Haleakala, Maui: Cycle to the Sun.
Hike Maui tours have received rave reviews in dozens of travel publications for decades. We began in 1983. Our specialty is waterfalls and rainforests, and we also offer mountain ridge hikes, Haleakala Volcano and a combination of ocean kayaking, snorkeling and waterfalls hikes. Please see our website at www.hikemaui.com for complete information and lots of pictures. We can offer a dozen different hikes every day in a variety of spectacular environments. Our day hikes range from easy to strenuous. We provide extraordinary guide service, transportation to the trails, complete outfitting and a delicious lunch consisting of lots of fresh island fruit and choice of deli sandwiches. Tours range from three hours for $75 per person to eleven hours for $160 per person. Our most popular hikes are the half-day waterfalls and rainforest hikes for $110 from Central Maui or $130 including transportation from all resort locations
Aloha and E Komo Mai (Welcome) to our little piece of paradise!
Aloha means many things in the Hawaiian language:
Hello, good-bye, farewell, affection, love, kindness, and
In Hawai'i, We take the Aloha spirit to heart and try to live Aloha
When you tour with us you are our Ohana, which means family.
Feel our Ho'okipa (hospitality) and Aloha!
Break away from the crowds, We limit our tours to 6 to 10
passengers maximum on our exclusive air-conditioned
mini-coaches, This enables a personalized tour experience.
Enjoy a relaxing, unhurried Hawaiian-style adventure
while listening to the expert narration of our knowledgeable
and fun local tour guides.
So let us show you the beauty of our island, the wealth of our
culture, and the warmth’s of our Aloha.
There are many tours in Maui but only a few gives the full experience of the sights, sounds and smells that is Maui, up close and personal. Valley Isle Excursions takes you down the road to Hana through Maui's tropical rainforest. This rugged but lush landscape with dramatic views of sea cliffs and rocky shorelines, is breathtaking. This tour should not be missed by anyone vacationing on Maui. Come with us on adventure into the Hawaii's past as we excite your senses while sharing stories of hawaiian culture and of the land that shaped their lifestyle; from royal intrigue to the demigods, this is one tour that should not be missed.
Pacific Biodiesel, a pioneer in the development of biofuels is now offering Ag Tours. One primary crop, which is used to derive both food and energy, is sunflowers. In addition to being a potent force in the movement to replace fossil fuels with environmentally and economically organic feed stock. A fascinating and unique Maui activity.
Atlantis Submarines Maui is proud to be recognized as one of the largest provider’s of tourist attractions on the Hawaiian Islands. Our spectacular island setting plays host to our flagship tourist offering — the Atlantis Submarine Tour. Featuring the most technologically advanced vessels of their kind, these absolutely real submarines carry up to 48 passengers to depths of 100 feet and beyond.
Temptation Tours is an award winning tour company that specializes in guided tours throughout Maui to some of the most beautiful and remote locations.
Adventure, excitement, and an experience of a lifetime await you at on the breathtaking island of Maui!
Guests will enjoy first rate transportation in modern Limo Vans featuring large windows, spacious atmosphere, and soft European leather seating. Our group tours throughout Maui are intimate with only 6-8 guests per Limo-Van so that you may explore at your leisure
We are one of the few Maui Horseback riding locations which provide a riding ring to safely mount your horse prior to the ride. Helmets and mounting blocks are also available if needed.
Here at the ranch, we want to make you feel right at home. Kick off your boots and relax. Maui horseback riding is all we do!. The views are amazing and the location is super convenient.
Rivers To The Sea - Maui's first exclusive surf school. We offer private one-on-one, semi private, group and family surf lessons. Group, semi-private and ono-on-one lessons available. Learn to surf on the shores of the world's best island!
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