Road to Hana Tour

Embark on the best Road to Hana Tour and Adventure Experience in Maui (upated 2023)

The Road to Hana is a scenic drive that offers a unique and immersive experience of the natural beauty of Maui’s northeastern coast. It’s not just a road trip, but an opportunity to connect with nature and appreciate the island’s rich culture and history.

One of the most striking features of the Road to Hana is the diverse ecosystem that you encounter. From lush rainforests and bamboo forests to dry scrublands and rocky shores, the road takes you through a variety of microclimates that support a range of flora and fauna. You’ll see exotic plants such as rainbow eucalyptus, ginger, and hibiscus, as well as endemic species like the Hawaiian hawksbill turtle and the Kuloa Point Damselfly.

Along the way, you’ll also pass by several historic sites that showcase the island’s cultural heritage. The Ke’anae Peninsula, for example, is home to a traditional Hawaiian village and taro fields that have been cultivated for over 600 years. At Wai’anapanapa State Park, you can explore ancient lava caves and learn about the legends associated with the black sand beach.

The Road to Hana is not without its challenges, however. As mentioned earlier, the road is narrow, winding, and often unpaved, requiring a high level of skill and concentration from the driver. It’s also important to be mindful of the impact that tourism can have on the delicate ecosystem, and to take steps to minimize your footprint by staying on designated trails, disposing of trash responsibly, and respecting local customs and traditions.

Why take a Road to Hana Tour?

Why take a Road to Hana Tour?

Are you ready to take on the adventure of a lifetime? The Road to Hana is not just a scenic drive, it’s a journey that will take you through some of the most breathtaking landscapes and fascinating cultural sites on Maui’s northeastern coast. And what better way to experience it than with a fun and knowledgeable guide?

With a guided tour, you can sit back, relax, and let the good times roll as your guide takes you on a wild ride through the twists and turns of the road. You’ll feel the wind in your hair, the sun on your skin, and the adrenaline pumping as you navigate over 50 one-lane bridges, hairpin turns, and breathtaking drops.

But the Road to Hana is not just about heart-pumping excitement – it’s also a chance to connect with nature and learn about the island’s rich history and culture. Your guide will take you to the best spots for hiking, swimming, and exploring, and provide fascinating insights into the flora, fauna, and customs of the area.

And let’s not forget about the food! A guided tour is an opportunity to savor the local cuisine and taste the flavors of Hawaii. You can indulge in fresh fruits, shave ice, and other delicious treats, and even learn how to make traditional dishes like poi or kalua pork.

So what are you waiting for? Grab your friends, family, or solo adventuring spirit and join a guided tour of the Road to Hana. With fun, excitement, and education all rolled into one unforgettable experience, it’s the perfect way to create lasting memories and make the most of your time on Maui.

Here are some of our favorite guided tours on the Road to Hana

Here are some of our favorite guided tours on the Road to Hana

Aloha Hawaii Tours road to Hana

Road to Hana Tour

Discover the breathtaking beauty of Maui Island’s eastern coast with a personalized and immersive tour led by our ambassadors of aloha. Maui locals proudly declare “Maui No Ka O’i” (Maui is the best), and you’ll understand why as you embark on this unforgettable road trip to Hana.


Starting at
• Adult – $209
• Senior – $189
• Child (4-11 yrs old) – $179
• Lap Children (under 3) – Free and don’t need a ticket

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Aloha Hawaii Tours road to Hana

Classic Road to Hana with Lunch & Cultural Activities

Classic Road to Hana with Lunch & Cultural Activities

Looking for a memorable way to experience Maui’s iconic Road to Hana? Consider joining a guided tour that offers a full day of exploration, cultural immersion, and relaxation at the Hana Maui Resort.

This tour is ideal for those who want to travel all the way to Hana and experience much of this famous highway, including Maui’s verdant rainforest with numerous waterfalls, Ke’anae Village, green sea turtles at Ho’okipa, and a rare black sand beach at Wai’ānapanapa State Park. The tour also includes a stop at the historic Hana Maui Resort, where you can enjoy a special lunch and authentic cultural activities.

After exploring the stunning scenery along the northern route to Hana Town, you’ll arrive at the Hana Maui Resort for a 30-minute lunch beside an infinity pool, overlooking the Pacific Ocean. You’ll then have approximately 60 minutes to participate in cultural activities, such as playing kōnane, a two-player strategy board game invented by ancient Hawaiian Polynesians. You can also try your hand at creating a lau kāpala, a stamp made from native Hawaiian plants like ti-leaf, banana, kalo (taro), ʻulu (breadfruit), and loulu (fan palms). Additionally, you can learn to play the ukulele, make feather flowers or ti-leaf leis, depending on the day’s activities.

It’s important to note that cultural activities vary daily and are subject to change, but plan to spend approximately 90 minutes at the hotel before continuing your journey back over the same road. The tour allows you to see the same sights from a different perspective, and you may discover new hidden gems you missed on the way there.

Overall, a guided tour to Hana and the Hana Maui Resort is an unforgettable experience that offers a combination of natural beauty, cultural immersion, and relaxation. With expert guides, you can sit back, relax, and enjoy the stunning scenery of Maui’s eastern coast without worrying about navigating the winding roads.

Minimum of 2 people per tour, famous route to Hana!


Typically between 10 – 11 hours


$545Adults Ages 12+
$525Children Ages 12 and under

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Luxury Full-Circle Road to Hana Tour - Shared

Luxury Full-Circle Road to Hana Tour

Join us for a truly unforgettable adventure on the road to Hana! As locals and native Hawaiians, we know this winding road like the back of our hand. We’ve driven it with our family and friends countless times, and each time we are in awe of the breathtaking beauty that surrounds us. From the lush green valleys to the bamboo forests, running streams, and the sweet scent of ginger lilies, every inch of this famous highway is a feast for the senses.

But there’s so much more to this tropical rainforest than just its stunning natural beauty. As you journey with us, we’ll share the fascinating history, stories, and tales of the road to Hana, as well as the customs and traditions of our ancestors who once traveled this same path. You’ll gain a deeper appreciation for the land and culture of Hawaii, and experience firsthand the spirit of aloha that makes our island home so special.

Our luxury tour vehicle is built with your comfort and safety in mind. With a high roof that allows you to stand up and stretch your legs, air conditioning to keep you cool, high back leather seats for a smooth ride, and USB charging stations in every row to keep your devices powered up, you’ll be cruising in style. And with our custom automatic European Portal Door and hardwood grain flooring, you’ll feel like royalty as you travel in luxury and style.

So come and join us for a day of adventure, relaxation, and discovery on the road to Hana. We promise it will be a journey you’ll never forget!

Details on this luxury tour experience

Details on this luxury tour experience

Our vehicle is carefully crafted with luxury in mind, ensuring that you have an unforgettable tour experience. You’ll appreciate the high roof which allows you to stand up and move around with ease, while the air conditioning and high back leather seats provide optimal comfort. We prioritize your safety with 3 point safety seat belts and provide USB charging stations in every row to keep your devices charged throughout the tour.

Our vehicle is also elevated, offering breathtaking views of the scenery around you. The extra-large windows provide unobstructed views, while the custom automatic European Portal Door and hardwood grain flooring add a touch of sophistication to your tour. With our vehicle, you’ll travel in style and comfort on the road to Hana.

In short, we’ve designed our vehicle with luxury and comfort as top priorities, ensuring that your tour experience is both enjoyable and unforgettable.

Tours Include:

  • Luxury Vehicles with air conditioning, leather seats, 3 point safety seat belts, USB charging stations & quality comfort.
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Tropical light breakfast
  • Catered Lunch @ a Flower Farm
  • Hawaiian bottled water, canned fruit juices & iced coffee
  • Reservations & entry ticket to Wai’anapanapa State Park (the black sand beach).
  • Knowledgeable, Commercial Licensed & CPR First Aid Certified Local Guide.
  • Souvenir backpack with personal amenities for the day.
  • Fresh beach towels for swim stop (weather permitting)

Times and Duration

  • Daily
  • Hotel pickups approximately 6-6:45AM
  • Return approximately 3:30-4:30PM


$299.99Travelers Ages 3 & Up

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VIP Road to Hana Tour + Haleakala Sunset (all inclusive)

VIP Road to Hana Tour + Haleakala Sunset (all inclusive)

Looking to experience the beauty and majesty of Maui’s stunning east side? Look no further than our exclusive packaged tour, which includes both the Haleakalā and the Road to Hana experiences.

With our private tours, you can take your time and set your own pace, exploring all the breathtaking sights that this iconic region has to offer. Whether you’re traveling with your family, a group of friends, or your significant other, our VIP tour promises to be an unforgettable experience.

Take in the awe-inspiring vistas of Haleakalā, known as the “House of the Sun,” with its vast and otherworldly landscape, and then hit the iconic Road to Hana, where lush rainforests, cascading waterfalls, and shimmering pools await you at every turn.

But this isn’t just any tour – our knowledgeable guides are true ambassadors of aloha, sharing with you the rich history, culture, and stories of the island along the way. And with the freedom to customize your tour, you’ll have the chance to explore hidden gems and off-the-beaten-path destinations that only the locals know about.

And when the day comes to a close, gather your loved ones and soak in a magical Hawaiian sunset, creating memories that will last a lifetime. Don’t miss out on this exclusive opportunity to experience the best of Maui’s east side – book your private VIP Haleakalā and Road to Hana tour online today!


11 hours


Your private group tour is priced as follows:

  • 1-2 People: $1600 total
  • 3 Or More People: $1301 + $299/person
VIP Road to Hana Tour + Haleakala Sunset (all inclusive)

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Pick up location can be selected in the bookings section. Please be at your pick up location, in the lobby of your hotel or at the address, 10 minutes prior to 9 am so we can have a quick briefing of the day.

What to bring/Included:


  • Dinner
  • Drinks
  • Snacks
  • Aloha Entertainment

What to bring:

  • Drinking water
  • Sunscreen
  • Mask
  • Cash (Hana stores generally do not accept card payments)
  • Shoes that can get muddy & are comfortable hiking short distances
  • Medicine (if you get car sick easily)

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VIP Road to Hana Tour + Haleakala Sunset (all inclusive)

Road to Hana Maui Rainforest Waterfalls Excursion 6 Person Private Tour

Road to Hana Maui Rainforest Waterfalls Excursion 6 Person Private Tour

Looking for an unforgettable adventure on Maui’s east coast? Look no further than the On the Road to Hana Maui Rainforest Waterfalls Excursion 6 Person Private Tour with Discover Hawaii Tours. This guided tour takes you on a journey through one of the most stunningly beautiful areas on the island, and allows you to immerse yourself in the rich culture and history of the region.

With a knowledgeable local guide leading the way, you’ll discover the stories and legends of Hana, and enjoy the warm hospitality of the region. Along the way, you’ll visit some of the most breathtaking natural wonders in the world, including thundering waterfalls, pristine rainforests, and the world-famous black sand beach.

This private tour is perfect for families, groups of friends, or anyone looking to experience the best that Maui has to offer. With stops at popular spots such as Ho’okipa lookout, Kaumahina State Wayside Park, Pua’a Ka’a Waterfalls, and Ke’anai Arboretum, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to snap some amazing photos and create memories that will last a lifetime.

And when it’s time for lunch, you’ll be treated to a gourmet meal at Hana Ranch, featuring spectacular ocean views and cuisine prepared by Travaasa, Hana’s only 5-star hotel. This is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience that you won’t want to miss.

Book your private tour today and get ready to explore the beauty and magic of Maui’s east coast!

Road to Hana Maui Rainforest Waterfalls Excursion 6 Person Private Tour


$1,999Adults 14 Person Private Tour
$1,599Adults 6 Person Private Tour

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Road to Hana on a Polaris Slingshot

Do a Road to Hana Tour on a Polaris Slingshot

Looking for an unforgettable adventure on Maui’s famous Road to Hana? Look no further than Aloha Motorsports and their Polaris Slingshot rentals. This is the #1 way to experience the Road to Hana and combine it with the top Maui destinations.

Experience the thrill of the Ultimate Hawaiian Joyride while driving a Polaris Slingshot with completely unobstructed views! Feel the mist of waterfalls on your face and smell the tropical plants along the way. The Slingshot is a cornering machine, making the 600+ corners on the Road to Hana an absolute blast. With a bumping Fosgate stereo system and plenty of lockable storage, your Slingshot adventure is fully equipped for an unforgettable experience.

Not only is the Slingshot fun and fast, it’s also safe. The vehicle is fully waterproof, allowing you to swim in the waterfall pools along the way. With a fully integrated navigation system, you can see all the best sites at your own pace. You have a full 24 hours, so there’s no need to rush. Take your time and enjoy everything Hana has to offer.

Aloha Motorsports is a Polaris Adventures Premier Certified Outfitter, which means you’ll receive top-notch service and enjoy a current model year, highly optioned Slingshot. Their expert staff will give you insider tips to make your trip to Hana a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Don’t get stuck in a smelly tour bus for hours on end or get car sick being cooped up in an economy class rental car. Book your Slingshot Adventure now and make memories that will last a lifetime!

Road to Hana on a Polaris slingshot


$450One Day Rental 24 Hours • Ages 21+

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More tips on taking the Road to Hana

More tips on taking the Road to Hana

If you are planning to explore the Road to Hana with a guided tour, here are some tips to help you make the most of your experience:

Check the itinerary: Before booking your guided tour, check the itinerary to ensure that it covers the stops and attractions you are interested in. Some tours may have a specific focus, such as waterfalls or cultural sites, so choose one that aligns with your interests.

Communicate with your guide: Once you are on the tour, communicate with your guide about your preferences and needs. If you want to spend more time at a particular stop or skip a certain attraction, let them know. They may be able to accommodate your requests and tailor the tour to your liking.

Ask questions: Your guide is a wealth of knowledge about the history, culture, and natural features of the area, so don’t hesitate to ask questions. They can provide fascinating insights and stories that will enrich your experience.

Bring snacks and water: Even though most guided tours provide refreshments, it’s a good idea to bring some snacks and water to keep you fueled and hydrated throughout the day.

Respect the schedule: The Road to Hana is a long and winding route with many stops, so it’s important to respect the schedule and return to the vehicle on time. This ensures that everyone can enjoy the tour without feeling rushed or delayed.

Follow safety guidelines: Your guide will provide safety guidelines and instructions throughout the tour, so make sure to follow them to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for everyone.

Tip your guide: If you enjoyed your guided tour, consider tipping your guide. They work hard to provide a memorable experience and rely on tips as a significant part of their income.

In conclusion, a guided tour is a fantastic way to explore the Road to Hana safely, comfortably, and fully. By following these tips, you can make the most of your experience and create lasting memories of this iconic Maui attraction.

Weather and best time to visit Maui

Maui, the “Valley Isle” of Hawaii, offers a pleasant tropical climate year-round. The best time to visit Maui depends on your preferences and the experiences you seek:

  1. Dry Season (April to October): This is considered the best time to visit Maui for most travelers. The weather is warm, sunny, and relatively dry, making it perfect for outdoor activities, beach vacations, and water sports. This period also sees the lowest chance of rain.
  2. Wet Season (November to March): Maui’s wet season experiences more rainfall, but it’s still a viable time to visit. Rainfall is often brief and sporadic, and the island’s landscapes become lush and green. This is a good time to enjoy Maui with fewer crowds and potentially better deals on accommodations.
  3. Shoulder Seasons (April, May, September, and October): These months offer a balance between pleasant weather and fewer tourists. You can enjoy comfortable conditions while avoiding the peak season’s crowds and prices.
  4. Crowds and Pricing: Maui experiences peak tourism during the summer months (June to August) and the winter holiday season (mid-December to early January). During these times, you’ll encounter larger crowds and higher costs.
  5. Whale-Watching Season: If you’re interested in whale watching, visit Maui between December and April. This is when humpback whales migrate to the warm Hawaiian waters, and you can witness their impressive displays.
  6. Hiking and Outdoor Activities: Maui offers excellent hiking and outdoor adventures. Be mindful of weather conditions and trail closures, especially during heavy rains.
  7. Beaches and Water Sports: Maui is renowned for its beaches and water activities. Surf conditions can vary throughout the year, so check the forecasts if you plan to surf or participate in other water sports.
  8. Festivals and Events: Check Maui’s events calendar for festivals, cultural celebrations, and special events. Attending local festivals can enhance your visit.
  9. Sun Protection: Regardless of when you visit, protect yourself from Maui’s strong sun. Use sunscreen, wear sunglasses, and bring a hat.
  10. Local Insights: Talk to locals or tour guides for insider tips on the best places to visit, dine, and explore on the island.

Maui offers a diverse range of experiences year-round, so choose the time that aligns with your preferences, whether you seek sunny beach days, whale watching, lush landscapes, or cultural events.

Looking for more fun tours in Maui?

Check out these other fun adventures and tours you can do on the island not.

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Conclusion to taking a Road to Hana Tour

In conclusion, the Road to Hana is much more than a scenic drive – it’s an opportunity to connect with the natural world, learn about the island’s history and culture, and cultivate a deeper appreciation for the beauty and complexity of Hawaii’s unique ecosystem.

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