Maui Road to Hana Excursion Reviews
ROAD TO HANA DELUXE - should have gotten the 22 person tour because the windows in the van blocked most of the views! Tour guide was very good but disappointed that we didn't get to swim under the waterfalls - there were 8 people on the tour and my husband and myself were the only ones with swimsuits and we didn't want to make everybody wait when we were swimming.
I highly recommend this trip. As there was only one day there (an overnight would have been nicer), I had set upon this one-having previously met someone from that island, recommending that drive. Being transported is the way to go-do not even think of driving it yourself-it is incredibly winding, and has many bridges, which are one lane, meaning that one or the other direction can go at one time. The driver will have a white-knuckle experience and will miss most of the scenery. Actually, the road from Hana was more hair raising, as it bordered sheer cliffs. The scenery was magnificent.
Made whole circle on tour bus. Fed us and many stops for photos opts.
We booked 'The Road To Hana' with Valley Isle Tours. It is 52 miles, has 617 curves and 56 one lane bridges so you want to have a comfortable ride and this company has very comfortable 12 seater vehicles with wide comfy seats and good headrests as well as huge windows so you can enjoy the scenery. We travelled through the rainforest region and visited a black sand beach with a lava tube, and saw many beautiful waterfalls with lots of stops to take photos. You get the opportunity to swim at the base of one of the waterfalls, but due to recent rain it was deemed unsafe and therefore closed, much to our disappointment. The other side of the mountain was dry and volcanic in comparison, but gave us a great snapshot of the island.
The drive to Hana was just beautiful. Our driver, Pu, did an excellent historical background of each site. Lunch provided was delicious. After Hana the back road around Maui was EXTREMELY BUMPY. Could have skipped this part as it was boring. Also, could have skipped the Tedeschi Vineyards as the wine was terrible and their gifts costly (but the bathrooms were necessary by this time). We should have turned back on the Road to Hana after the Seven Pools. Very long and tiring day.