This trip was definitely worth the price. The limo van was very nice, and my husband and I were with two other couples for the entire day. A group of six was truly the perfect number for this tour we were all able to get to know each other, and we each had space and comfy seating. Our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable, and we stopped at several beautiful waterfalls and parks off of the beaten path that we would have never found on our own, as well as an adorable orchid farm. Lunch was really tasty, and our driver set up everything for us to be ready to eat while we toured the lava cave. He went above and beyond to make sure we had a great time. The only downsides to this tour were that towards the end, I felt like our guide was continuing to ramble when we had all lost interest, and this tour made for a very long day of being in a vehicle.
There were some definite pros and cons to this trip...Pros: great, comfortable seating captain chairs visit to cave was good and not offered by other tour companies lunch was excellent swimming at waterfall site was wonderful...now for cons: driver had an attitude i.e. my way or the highway a store bought pastry like a hostess made, pre-wrapped danish one would get at a convenience store or gas station isn't a continental breakfast in my book, no coke or pepsi product soda to me includes diet coke or a pepsi, not just a cheap mango something can of juice, not offered cheap danish until well over 2 hours into trip, didn't spend a lot of time at black sand beach, not many photo ops, price was about 50 per person over other Road to Hana tours and they take you to the 7 pools, as well as all the way on the road not just halfway and stopping only as far as Hana - so too expensive for what you get. Even though we were the only passengers on our trip, it was painfully clear we really had no say in the day's activities or how long we were going to stop at each spot. While the driver was very informative, he was not very accommodating, clearly didn't appreciate diverting from his agenda even to the point of getting irritated if interrupted from his spiel. We accidentally left phone in restroom and while he did take us back about a mile to retrieve it, he made it crystal facial expressions / tone he was displeased. Will never take this tour again we much prefer other tour companies like Valley Isle. Seat comfort is not worth extra expense and driver attitude - not a very good trip.
Gayle was a very safe driver with a great love for the Hana Highway. Her enthusiasm showed the whole day. She was knowledgable about many of the plants we saw and knew the best places for pictures. The Lava Tube was interesting and the black sand beach was amazing! We had a great day. I highly recommend this tour.
We really enjoyed this trip! Melanie is a first-class guide with a wealth of knowledge, which made for a great experience. We took the trip with our three boys 12,13, and 14 and I'm glad that we did. I would have given this tour a 5th star if they could somehow shave a couple of hours off the duration because it made for an extremely long day, full of slow, winding roads, which had a few of us feeling a little green. I think my wife and I enjoyed the trip more than the boys did, so I would have to say this is a tour probably a little more suitable for grown adults than people with kids or teens, although they thoroughly enjoyed swimming in the chilly waterfall and exploring the cave tube. All in all, I'm very glad we went on this tour!
Small-Group Road to Hana Luxury Tour with Temptation tours
Im glad we booked this tour! Our Guide / Driver Melanie Mel was great! Warm, friendly and very knowledgeable about the island of Maui. The road to Hana has over a hundred turns with at least a dozen or more single lane bridges! Did I mention, the rest of the road is two lanes but really like one and a half!
Yes one could drive this road themselves, but the driver is cheated from being able to fully appreciate the beauty that unfolds at every turn! Driving an unfamiliar windy narrow road, requires ones full attention! You could miss the rainbow eucalyptus trees, section of coastline that was in one of the Jurassic Park movies, waterfalls, and etc! Let alone the stress of drivingyou are on vacation after all to decompress from lifes little nuisances.
Mel, was a fantastic guide and an excellent driver! She was prompt at the pick-up from the hotel and the van was clean and very comfortable. No bench seats, but captains chairs for all! I would highly recommend Temptation Tours and Melanie!
Das war ein toller Ausflug. Die Straße nach Hana ist von der Natur her ein absolutes Erlebnis und muss man gesehen haben. Der Tagesausflug in der Kleingruppe war ideal. Wir waren in Summe 7 Personen, super bequemer und klimatisierter Van, sehr kompetenter Guide, der zudem auf unsere Wünsche eingegangen ist. Der Ausflug an sich ist lang, wir wurden 7 Uhr abgeholt und nach 12 Stunden wieder ins Hotel gebracht hat sich aber auf alle Fälle rentiert und kann ich nur empfehlen.