Maui Iao Valley Excursion Reviews

Take a trip into the dense rainforest of Iao Valley, and prepare to find yourself in a different world.
This VIP tour features a combination of three spectacular locations in Maui that you can visit in ...
Sail Date: January 2019
This VIP tour features a combination of three spectacular locations in Maui that you can visit in one day. Start with the famous Iao Valley recognized as a very special place for both spiritual value and spectacular scenery. Take a walk on ... Read More
This VIP tour features a combination of three spectacular locations in Maui that you can visit in one day. Start with the famous Iao Valley recognized as a very special place for both spiritual value and spectacular scenery. Take a walk on the Iao Needle Lookout Trail and Ethnobotanical Loop and learn about the plants that Hawaiians brought. The second stop is at the Ocean Vodka Distillery and Farm. Here, you will be taken on a guided tour where you'll learn how vodka is made from sugar cane, mineral water and other fascinating ingredients. Take in a spectacular panoramic view from the foothills of Haleakata, feel a tropical breeze making its way across the island, and experience the birth of world-renowned premium spirits. This tour includes a sampling with a take-home OCEAN Organic Vodka shot glass souvenir for those that are 21 and over. Last but not least, you'll stop at the Lavendar farm, where you get to walk at your own pace through beautiful walking paths with breath-taking views. A picnic style lunch will be provided in this beautiful outdoor setting filled with stunning views and panoramic out-of-this-world landscapes that includes a birds-eye view of Maui central. For more details and photos from this shore excursion, see: http://www.cruiserookies.com/photos/2019/01/2019a17a/ Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
The Iao Valley tour with Valley Isle was great.
Sail Date: July 2018
The Iao Valley tour with Valley Isle was great. It was combined with Haleakala Crater and both were awesome. Would definitely do again.
The Iao Valley tour with Valley Isle was great. It was combined with Haleakala Crater and both were awesome. Would definitely do again. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We are thankful we had a tour guide because he gave us a thorough description of the native plants ...
Sail Date: September 2017
We are thankful we had a tour guide because he gave us a thorough description of the native plants of the valley, its distinct natural features and the historical events that occurred in this area. Time we'll spent!
We are thankful we had a tour guide because he gave us a thorough description of the native plants of the valley, its distinct natural features and the historical events that occurred in this area. Time we'll spent! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
The Iao valley was closed due to weather damage, and the remaining tour was okay but there was no ...
Sail Date: April 2017
The Iao valley was closed due to weather damage, and the remaining tour was okay but there was no option to be refunded, and the main reason I went was to see the valley.
The Iao valley was closed due to weather damage, and the remaining tour was okay but there was no option to be refunded, and the main reason I went was to see the valley. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Went to Iao valley and the tropical plantation, good value for the money.
Sail Date: July 2016
Went to Iao valley and the tropical plantation, good value for the money.
Went to Iao valley and the tropical plantation, good value for the money. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Due to some motion sickness and altitude conditions, we did not take the Road to Hana or Mt.
Sail Date: June 2016
Due to some motion sickness and altitude conditions, we did not take the Road to Hana or Mt. Haleakala Sunrise or Sunset tours. Our kids went to both a few years ago and loved them. We booked a 5-tour Hawaii package from Roberts Hawaii ... Read More
Due to some motion sickness and altitude conditions, we did not take the Road to Hana or Mt. Haleakala Sunrise or Sunset tours. Our kids went to both a few years ago and loved them. We booked a 5-tour Hawaii package from Roberts Hawaii – much less expensive that the same NCL tours (they us Polynesian Adventure Tours). In Maui, we went to the Iao Valley and Maui Tropical Plantation. A good tour, but not as interesting as others on our cruise. We had an average driver/tour guide. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Took two tours with Holo Holo Maui - one in Iao Valley and the surrounding area and one through the ...
Sail Date: May 2016
Took two tours with Holo Holo Maui - one in Iao Valley and the surrounding area and one through the Lahina Valley. This is the way to go! Halley and Gus were very nice. Jasmine was AWESOME! She tells the stories of Hawaii as no one else ... Read More
Took two tours with Holo Holo Maui - one in Iao Valley and the surrounding area and one through the Lahina Valley. This is the way to go! Halley and Gus were very nice. Jasmine was AWESOME! She tells the stories of Hawaii as no one else can, not only with her voice but with her body and all the enthusiasm possible! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Enjoyed the sights.
Sail Date: May 2016
Enjoyed the sights.
Enjoyed the sights. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Was great to see the mountain area and the waterfalls meandering through the woods - beautiful day ...
Sail Date: April 2016
Was great to see the mountain area and the waterfalls meandering through the woods - beautiful day and tour.
Was great to see the mountain area and the waterfalls meandering through the woods - beautiful day and tour. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
very beautiful and interesting.
Sail Date: September 2015
very beautiful and interesting.
very beautiful and interesting. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
A relatively new driver who could have done a slightly better job with informing us as to the plans ...
Sail Date: May 2015
A relatively new driver who could have done a slightly better job with informing us as to the plans and itinerary. It was nice to see the needle and tropical forest. Good spots but not spectacular.
A relatively new driver who could have done a slightly better job with informing us as to the plans and itinerary. It was nice to see the needle and tropical forest. Good spots but not spectacular. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Informative and entertaining; excellent transportation and guide -- just the right pace; ...
Sail Date: May 2015
Informative and entertaining; excellent transportation and guide -- just the right pace; appreciated the experience and would recommend it. The price was right!
Informative and entertaining; excellent transportation and guide -- just the right pace; appreciated the experience and would recommend it. The price was right! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Unfortunately we had a tour guide who did not engage the passengers on the bus.
Sail Date: April 2015
Unfortunately we had a tour guide who did not engage the passengers on the bus. His mic was too low and half the group did not hear him. He had a couple of personal phone calls from his children which was not the best. Iao itself was a ... Read More
Unfortunately we had a tour guide who did not engage the passengers on the bus. His mic was too low and half the group did not hear him. He had a couple of personal phone calls from his children which was not the best. Iao itself was a beautiful spot though as was the trip out to see it. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
This was the first part of The Best Of Maui excursion.
Sail Date: March 2015
This was the first part of The Best Of Maui excursion. We did have a good view of the Iao needle, but really wanted to be able to spend more time there.
This was the first part of The Best Of Maui excursion. We did have a good view of the Iao needle, but really wanted to be able to spend more time there. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
I think the driver was a ring in and was not entirely sure what he was supposed to be doing, ...
Sail Date: March 2015
I think the driver was a ring in and was not entirely sure what he was supposed to be doing, however we ended up with a free visit to the aquarium so all in all it worked out well for us
I think the driver was a ring in and was not entirely sure what he was supposed to be doing, however we ended up with a free visit to the aquarium so all in all it worked out well for us Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Enjoyable tour
Sail Date: September 2014
Enjoyable tour
Enjoyable tour Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Excellent Trip to Iao Valley and tropical plantation and tram tour.
Sail Date: March 2014
Excellent Trip to Iao Valley and tropical plantation and tram tour. Once again Roberts was first class
Excellent Trip to Iao Valley and tropical plantation and tram tour. Once again Roberts was first class Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
The Iao valley is beautiful and the Maui Ocean Center was pretty cool.
Sail Date: February 2013
The Iao valley is beautiful and the Maui Ocean Center was pretty cool.
The Iao valley is beautiful and the Maui Ocean Center was pretty cool. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Iao Valley tour was excellent.
Sail Date: October 2012
Iao Valley tour was excellent. We had rented a car and driven to the Haleakala Crater and the Road to Hana the day before. This was icing on the cake, a day to take a relaxing tour and see some beautiful scenery while learning about ... Read More
Iao Valley tour was excellent. We had rented a car and driven to the Haleakala Crater and the Road to Hana the day before. This was icing on the cake, a day to take a relaxing tour and see some beautiful scenery while learning about Maui. It is a great place to take pictures. Read Less
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Drove ourselves.
Sail Date: August 2012
Drove ourselves. What a beautiful place with photo ops everywhere. Well worth a side trip. Not crowded at all. Sort of off the beaten path but close.
Drove ourselves. What a beautiful place with photo ops everywhere. Well worth a side trip. Not crowded at all. Sort of off the beaten path but close. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Great trip for seeing the beauty of Maui.
Sail Date: July 2012
Great trip for seeing the beauty of Maui.
Great trip for seeing the beauty of Maui. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
OK to see, but not as interesting as other things on the island.
Sail Date: June 2012
OK to see, but not as interesting as other things on the island.
OK to see, but not as interesting as other things on the island. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We actually took the "Best of Maui - Plantation, Iao Valley & Ocean Center" offered through NCL.
Sail Date: December 2011
We actually took the "Best of Maui - Plantation, Iao Valley & Ocean Center" offered through NCL. It made for a very long day, but was enjoyable. This was our first stop on the tour. Very pretty and they gave us more than ... Read More
We actually took the "Best of Maui - Plantation, Iao Valley & Ocean Center" offered through NCL. It made for a very long day, but was enjoyable. This was our first stop on the tour. Very pretty and they gave us more than enough time to walk up to the place and observation stop at the top - and we're no quick walkers. There was also some side tracks to see flowers and plants - all very neat! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line