We were so thankful that we did a tour vs. trying to drive this ourselves! Our guide Ty was terrific - very knowledgeable about everything. We were lucky that it was a slow traffic day so no traffic jams at bridges. We were able to stop roadside for pics and stopped at several parks - one for boxed lunch. There really were no choices except vegetarian and turkey but was fine.
Only downside was the pick-up at Kapalua. We called the day before to verify the exact spot to be picked up and had a long discussion about the Villas ours was the Bay Villas but he kept saying just the villas - there are many at Kapalua. Then were told they would pick us up at the main entrance road which was silly as there is nothing there - no place to even park a car. So said we would be on the main road where the Spa is and seemed to be ok. We waited for over an hour and finally after a few calls had to be picked up by a special van to be taken to the meeting area by the airport/harbor.
However, our pick-up experience should in no way deter you from this tour - we loved it!
Decided to simply be a passenger on the Road to Hana. I was not disappointed. Bjorn was my guide and was part of a small - 11 person tour. Was a highlight of my week long stay on Maui. Easy pick up at my condo with a return to same place. We needed the full 12 hours to be able to see the amazing views on the road. Bjorn was both knowledgeable and entertaining as well. I would highly recommend both the tour and Bjorn to anyone thinking of letting someone else drive as you see the Road to Hana.
This trip was recommended by almost everyone we talked to. The scenery was awesome, breathtaking and the best part of the tour. Our guide ,Jarad, not so much. Not to throw him under the bus Ha! he did tell us twice that he was filling in for someone else, this wasn't his regular gig. He gave us a fair amount of info on the way to Hana, but other reviews talked of how their hosts made the trip better for them. Jarad did almost no talking after the last rest stop,almost 2 hours. He repeated a lot of the same stuff. Also the trip info said their would be swimming, weather permitting. The weather was fine, but swimming was closed due to falling rocks. There were other places we stopped that we saw people swimming, but that was not offered to us. The food was so so. I do not eat donughnuts and need decaf coffee. I knew it was continental, but not how limited that would be, had I known we could have eaten our free resort breakfast.
This was a once in a lifetime experience you do not want to miss. The road is one you will never forget. Bjorn was our Tour Guide for the day and what a fantastic one he was. We saw some amazing sights and Bjorn gave us all the info and history on this beautiful part of Maui, with his awesome personality and special touches.
You even get to drive past Oprah Winfrey's Ranch which looks amazing.
If you want an experience u will not forget, the Heavenly Hana Tour is the one to do.
As others have said as well, the tour did not even stop at the large falls, let alone allow swimming. Several sites on the tour were driven past without stopping, lessening the value of the overall tour. Sections of the road are very bumpy as well. Some time to stroll thru Hana would have been nice. Only 1 stop at Hana, by the pier. Lunches are not properly stored, pasta salad was warm, unable to eat it. Sorry to be so negative, but pick a different tour.
Die Maui Heavenly Hana Tour war ihr Geld wert. Jeder Programmpunkt, genau wie ausgeschrieben war immer für einen Stopp gut.
Unser guide Björn E. hatte wohl einen seiner besten Tage und wir waren immer voll Ohr dabei. Man wußte ja schon im voraus wie die 68-Meilen sein werden und es machte Spaß, all die Autos hinter uns zu sehen. Wirklich enge Straßen und viele Wasserfälle zu sehen. Auch bei Banana Bread Aunty Sandy's legten wir einen Stopp ein.
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