From Maui

Road to Hana Adventure Tour

Tour Course

On this tour we head up Haleakala Hwy through Upcountry Maui passing the town Of Pukalani, and having a wonderful Breakfast at the Pukalani Country Club Restaurant with spectacular view of south and central Maui.

Ulupalakua Ranch and area

After Breakfast we continue our journey passing the small town of Keokea and beautiful countryside farms and ranches on our way to the Ulupalakua Ranch. Ulupalakua Ranch is one of Maui’s oldest and largest Ranches with beautiful rolling pastures and green forest.

Backside of Maui

Leaving the ranch we enter what locals call (the backside) the most isolated part of the island. Unbelievable picture stops at the Manawainui overlook, Kaupo Ranch, St. Joseph’s Church (built in 1865) pass small towns such as Kanaio, Kahikinui, Kaupo, (including a stop at the Kaupo Store)

Kipahulu District

We now enter the Kipahulu District and the edge of the rainforest. Charles Linberg’s loved the area so much that he requested to be buried here after he died. Palapalahoomau Church is the site if his grave. Another church built in the mid 1800’s

Wailua Waterfalls

During this part of our adventure we also start passing fresh tropical fruit stands, the first waterfalls and more beautiful tropical coastal views. New Wailua is the largest waterfall visible from the highway and is a spectacular site to see. There are also Hawaiian craft/jewelry stands and such for the next several miles.

Koki and Homoa Beaches Lunch time

The Ulupalakua Ranch Store provides our picnic lunch to be enjoyed at Koki Beach in Hana. Koki and Homoa beaches are 2 the most beautiful beaches in the State of United States – and voted so by Travel Magazine more than once. Breathtaking white sand beach and turquoise colored water and the rainforest all coming together right down to the shoreline - these beaches deserves all the accolades they receive. A special place we enjoy our lunch on the beach, on a picnic table or on picturesque lawn area.

Hana/Hana Bay

Hana is truly the gem of Hawaii. Know where else in the State of Hawaii is the Hawaiian Culture more embraced. The lifestyle is laid back with a profound sense of spirituality all around. We make a brief stop to check out the town and use the restrooms. Then check out Maui’s oldest at the Harbor Hana Bay

Wainapanapa State Park & Black Sand Beach

Wainapanapa is Maui’s famous Black Sand Beach. Cobalt blue Ocean surrounded by black sand and lava rocks makes for a memorable stop. Go for a walk along the edge of the bay, check out the blue water or just sit under a nice shade tree, great place to spend a few minutes relaxing at one of the islands most beautiful places.

The Caves at Wainapanapa State Park

At the Wainapanapa State park are the historical volcanic caves which you could explore. And if you are lucky you could witness the legend of the caves come alive. Certain time of the year red shrimps appear, turning the water red. Let our tour guides tell you the ledgend of Princess Popoalaea.

Hana Farms

After a quick stop for coffee we start to visit the waterfalls; Hanawai, Pua’a Ka’a, Waikani Falls are all visible from the highway and make great picture stops. Pua’a Ka’a state park provides two safe and easy to access waterfalls and fresh water pools. Great place to take a swim.

Wailua and Keanae

Two small Hawaiian villages doing their best to live like the Hawaiians of old. Hunting pigs and growing Taro, Bread Fruit, and Bananas are all big parts of everyday life in this small community. It’s also the site of the Famous Half Way to Hana Snack stand; shave ice, fresh coconut, cold drinks and of course the Original Fresh Baked Banana Bread. The Keanae overlook and peninsula offer views of one of the largest taro farms in Hawaii.

Waikamoi Stream and the Hamakua Ditch.

The ditch is a manmade aqueduct created in the late 1800’s to move water into the central valley to be used to irrigate the Sugarcane and Pineapple fields. The flume system is used today and pumps in over 60 million gallon of water into the upcountry and central valley areas of the island. One of Maui’s 2 main water sources.

Rainforest

The largest area of rainforest in the state of Hawaii is along the Hana Hwy. Nahiku, helo, Wailua, are small villages nestled in the rainforest.

Hookipa Beach

Moving past Haiku the last stop of the day will be at Hookipa Beach. Considered the windsurf capital of the world enjoy a few minutes watching wind surfers, kite boarders and surfer challenge the oceans waves and shoreline winds. What makes this such a unique Hana experience is the peacefulness of this adventure. We arrive at the popular attractions of the tour either before or after the Thousands of people that do the tour everyday do.

More time for picture taking and enjoying on our tour

Making picture taking, swimming or just viewing more enjoyable. By doing the tour backwards we avoid the traffic and the crowd. We have more of everything to ourselves.