When island time sounds like the perfect pace for your next getaway, grab your flip-flops and hop on a plane to Maui. This Hawaiian island marries urban adventure with scenic outdoor beauty, making it the ideal destination for just about any type of traveler. Whether you want to trek through a bamboo forest or take a spearfishing tour on the water, you can find things to do in Maui that speak to your personal brand of the aloha spirit.…
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A 4x4 vehicle takes you high above old sugar cane fields and onto private property in Kahoma Valley, where your tour guides are waiting to get you suited up with a harness and a helmet. Spend some time getting acquainted, and then head further up the mountain to the first zipline platform.
One guide zips across to show you how it's done before you're clipped in for your first ride. Fly high above a gulch on your way to a longer, faster second line. The third zip is a short hike away through native plants. Line 4 has you flying 500 feet (152 m) up in the air and leads you to the half-way point. Here, break to enjoy snacks and storytelling on a 1,000-foot-tall (304 m) clifftop viewpoint as you take in vistas that extend from the highest peak in the mountain chain out toward the Pacific.
Continue on to line 5—the highest on the course—and build up the courage to walk down the take-off steps for one of the fastest thrill rides of the day. The next lines have you experimenting with backwards flying and running starts before the grand finale at line number 8. This zipline offers spectacular views as you whiz across the 1,000-foot-long (304 m) cable, skimming the tree tops before a final smooth landing on the other side. Read More close
From the Maui Tropical Plantation, your adventure begins with a short 4x4 ride into the heart of the Waikapu Valley. There, get outfitted with state-of-the-art equipment and listen to some professional instruction from your guide before working up the courage to take your first plunge.
The course’s various lines are sure to get your adrenaline pumping, as you whiz through the air at breakneck speeds in excess of 50 mph (80 km/h). Soar over 9 different valleys and 7 different craggy ridges, listening between leaps as your guide shares insight into Maui’s rich history and culture.
Study the diversity of the rainforest, and take a special moment to plant a native tree, listening to commentary on diverse island landscapes that range from arid desert to tropical rainforest. Eight thrilling lines take you across 2. 5 miles (4 km) of high-flying, unforgettable adventure, and give you unparalleled panoramic views over the magical expanse of the Valley Isle. Read More close
4 hours 30 minutes
This activity is perfect for the whole family: kids, young adults, and mature adults. The Dragon Zipline is a fast, medium-range, gravity-defying ride. You have a chance to do tricks such as the inverted V, the scorpion, or the lay-back spin.
Kids as young as 5 can zipline just like everyone else in your brood. Less adventurous guests can walk along taking pictures and watching their friends and family zipping and rolling. See the stunning 3-island—Lanai, Kaho’olowe and Molokai—ocean view from the zipline launch platform. Gear up, and then soar through the Hawaiian skies as you leap between platforms.
Climb into an inflatable, clear ball, and roll across the water. This activity offers a surreal chance to walk on the waters of paradise in a safe and enjoyable environment. The 450-foot (137-m) course allows you to run like a hamster as you splash around. Your wild and wet experience gives you a chance to have fun while being in the beautiful West Maui Mountains. Read More close
Nestled in the West Maui Mountains, Kahoma Ranch spans more than 600 acres (243 ha). Its green grass and dirt trails overlook the town of Lahaina and the sparkling ocean. Upon your arrival, begin your safety briefing and vehicle orientation, and familiarize yourself with the Polaris Ranger off-road buggy. After getting your helmet, eye-protection, and bandana, it's time to roll.
Cruise through the pastures—and make sure to watch out for cattle. The wind whips through your hair as you take hairpin turns and marvel at the Lanai and Molokai islands in the background. Once you've motored through the mud, climb up to 1,800 feet (549 m) to the calm, freshwater reservoir.
Unwind in nature's quiet, absorbing this rare moment of private paradise. Lounge on a floating dock, go for a swim in the waterfall-fed reservoir, or scream down the hillside on 3 different waterslides. Whatever you choose to do, cap it off with some fresh fruit and refreshments. Read More close
The beach chairs come with backpack straps and can easily be carried around. With a small cooler and a pocket that zips, you can even bring a few snacks and drinks to go. Seek some shade from the sun under the easy-fold-and-go umbrella, which is sturdy and offers ample shade for 2. Read More close
Head into Haleakala National Park by van and up 10,023 feet (3,055 m) to the top of the world's largest dormant volcano—Haleakala. Watch the sun rise slowly above the clouds while trying your best not to shiver in the chilly high-elevation temperature. As the sunlight continues to expand out over the surrounding landscape, look out onto the crater and its unique flora.
After watching the sunrise, make your way down 6,500 feet (1,980 m) just outside the park. Hop on your bike and glide behind your guide through 21 hairpin turns and sloping stretches. At Maui Lavender Farm, indulge in a no-host lunch before getting suited up for your 5-line zipline adventure.
Professional guides lead the way through a fragrant eucalyptus forest, sending you zipping across deep valleys and seasonal waterfalls. This adventure comes complete with speeds up to 45 miles per hour (72 kph), running leaps off ramps, 70 feet (21. 3 m) platform drop offs, and a swinging bridge in true Indiana Jones-style before embarking on a return journey via van to your hotel. Read More close
Ride through lush pastures and fragrant eucalyptus forests with open space to admire majestic ocean and Haleakala mountain views. On the ranch, when cattle have grazed a pasture for a while, you must round them up and move them to a new pasture with fresh grass. The fun begins as your wrangler shows you what it takes to get certain cows or a whole group to move in the direction you want them to go.
On this roundup, learn to get into the cows' comfort space and get them to move where you want as you experience the cowboy way to handle cattle without making a lot of noise. Then give a good yahoo when the cattle do what you want. This is a great way to experience authentic Paniolo tradition in a safe and exciting setting and be a cowboy for a day. Read More close
Meet your guide at Haleakalā and embark on a 2-mile hike at the summit. Absorb the desolate calm of this natural phenomenon, walking its barren terrain and marveling at the cinder cones all around you. Your guide points out the highlights of the awesome landscape and provides its interesting historical background.
Continue on for another 2-mile hike, this time along a lava trail. Inspect rare plant species that dot the pathway, including the silversword, which can only be found high up on Haleakalā. Its succulent leaves are covered in silver hairs that help it resist the wind and cold.
As you walk, take in views that may very well stop you in your tracks, the lush ridges foregrounding the oceans sparkling, seemingly eternal expanse. Along the way, stop for a rejuvenating lunch and snacks, and finish with a better understanding of one of the world's geologic masterpieces. Read More close
Wake up bright and early to catch the sunrise at your hotel as you wait for your ride to pick you up for the day's adventure. Hop in the van, relax, and enjoy the sweeping views of the coastal towns and farmland as you enter Haleakala National Park. Arriving at the summit parking lot, get out and stretch your legs before beginning the trek down to Holua Cabin for snacks to reinvigorate your energy levels.
Walking along the trail, notice the wildlife scurrying across the dormant volcano's rocky surface. Pause to catch your breath and snap some photos of the rugged landscape and picturesque switchbacks. After your snack, it's time to start the climb up to 8,000 feet (2438. 4 m), where the guide moved the van to make the trek back less difficult.
Feeling proud of your accomplishment, reward yourself with a delicious meal at Kula Lodge. Devour hot-out-of-the-brick-oven pizza and a hearty bowl of pasta as you overlook Maui's stunning scenery below. Once you've filled your stomach with the mouthwatering foods, you friendly guides returns you to your hotel. Read More close
Ride up the famous Hana Highway, winding along coastal curves and through tropical rainforest. This road is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and is one of the most scenic drives in the Hawaiian Islands. Turn off into a protected area of Haleakala National Park, and hop off at the trailhead in the idyllic Ohe'o Gulch.
Begin your trek through the lush wilderness, walking through stretches of towering bamboo, over footbridges and boardwalks, and across freshwater streams as you cover the trail's 4. 5-mile (7-km) stretch. Along the way, your local guide shares insight into the fascinating flora and fauna that surrounds you, even stopping to show you how to husk a coconut.
As you approach the area known as the Seven Sacred Pools, marvel at the lacy tendrils of water that cascade over the rocks, forming tranquil lagoons and plunge pools. There are actually far more than 7 pools here, and the waterfalls tumble down from heights of up to 400 feet (120 m). Sit back and enjoy a picnic lunch as you take in the scenery, and refresh after your trek by diving into the cool waters at the base of the falls. Read More close
Limo pickup at your hotel for departure from the Kahului Heliport, fly along the north side of Haleakala Mountain to the town of Hana and view the East Maui Waterfalls. Your flight lands at the Baldwin family’s secluded cabins tucked up at 2,000 feet (610 m) on the slopes of Haleakala. At the cabins, an ideal place to start your ride, your wrangler is waiting to greet you as you step out of the helicopter.
Savor pastries and coffee before you mount your horse and head out on a 2-hour ride on the 800-acre (324-ha) Piiholo Ranch. Ride through lush green pastures and fragrant eucalyptus forests offering plenty of open space to take in ocean and mountain views. Your last stop is the Piiholo Ranch Headquarters, where your limousine driver is waiting to take you back to your hotel. Read More close
From the sandy shores of beautiful Kaanapali Beach—rated TripAdvisor’s Best Beach in the US—board an inflatable raft and motor out to the 30-foot (9. 14-m) custom-built jet boat waiting just off the shore. After meeting your captain, grab a seat and grip the handrails. Your full-throttle jet boat experience is just a few seconds away.
The captain fires up the engine, cranks the music, and accelerates out into the azure waters of the Pacific Ocean. Get ready for a non-stop spray of water as the boat makes 360-degree spins, sharp turns, and zips along the beach-lined coast. Read More close
From Ka'anapali Beach, you take a quick boat ride to an offshore platform where the watercraft are docked. There, meet a knowledgeable instructor who teaches all the specifics of Jet Ski operations, safety, and driving etiquette. Learn how to safely maneuver the watercraft as you fly across the water at speeds up to 70 miles per hour (112 km/h).
When you're ready, pull the throttle back and feel the heart-pounding effect of the thundering engine as you tear through your first wave. Experience the wind blowing your hair and the salty ocean water mist your body as you whip around the 400 acres (160 ha) of free riding.
The 80-degree tropical water makes this a fun-filled experience that you won't want to miss on your trip to Lahaina. Read More close
Kick off your adventure in a 4-wheel drive Polaris Ranger, as you're driven to the upper reaches of the mountain for your first zipline. Along the way, cross a 360-foot (109-m) suspension bridge and enjoy a casual hike. After a safety briefing with your guide, get familiar with the top-of-the-line equipment, fasten your harness, and leap into the exhilarating ride of a lifetime.
Plunge straight through Maui's tropical splendor, breathing in the warm air, hearing the chirps of native birds, and letting your eyes roam the spectacular scenery below. Savor the unobstructed views down the length of Maui's pristine coastline, with glimpses of verdant Molokai in the distance.
Round out your day and savor fresh tropical fruits and snacks while taking in the amazing, bird's-eye views of the Hawaiian Islands and the shimmering Maui coastline. Read More close
3 hours 45 minutes
After you’re picked up from your hotel, ride inland toward the West Maui Mountains. Your adventure begins with a forest trek through the lush Kaopala Gulch. Hike through the trees and emerge at the Kapalua Bridge, Hawaii’s longest suspension bridge at 360 feet (110 m) long and 200 feet (60 m) high. Walk across its span, taking in views that stretch beyond the coastline to the distant islands of Molokai and Lanai. Once you reach the other side, your guide leads you on a fascinating nature walk through a designated biological preserve. Get an up-close look at native plants like traveler’s palms, rubber trees, maile, and groves of Sugi pine.
After a picnic lunch of wraps made with tasty marinated chicken and fresh island fish, take a short ride to the beautiful white sand crescent of Napili Bay Beach. Spend an hour at your leisure, lounging in the sun, swimming in the clear and balmy waters, or grabbing a cocktail to enjoy at the beach’s lovely resort before your ride back to your hotel. Read More close
Your adventurous day begins on the beach where your guide briefs you on kayak safety and equipment. Once you're comfortably seated in your ocean kayak, steer down the coastline for a 2. 5-mile (. 8-m) paddle. This smooth water is a favorite for whales in the early part of each year.
Admire the majestic West Maui Mountains and the lush Ukumehame Valley before jumping in the crystal-clear waters to snorkel. Beneath the surface, keep an eye out for a variety of marine life, including coral, tropical fish, and even sea turtles.
Afterward, take an informative ride along the Hana Highway to a private trail. From here, your guide leads you under towering trees and fragrant, exotic flowers. Stop at different points on the path to learn how the flowers are used and which plants can be eaten. Read More close
Get ready for your trip with a delightful continental breakfast, including pastries, Kona coffee, and passion orange juice. As you board your open-water raft at Lahaina Harbor, take a souvenir photo that you can purchase upon your return. Motor across the 'Au'au channel and keep an eye out for the Hawaiian spinner dolphins that make the west side of Lanai their year-round home.
Land at Manele Harbor and take a short walk to the bay, where you can enjoy the stunning white-sand beach. While you're there, enjoy snorkeling in the protected bay, wade through tide pools, hike to Sweetheart Rock, or visit the elegant Four Seasons Hotel. Picnic tables are available for you to enjoy a delicious deli picnic lunch.
Get the chance for some offshore snorkeling either before or after landing on Lanai. Once you're back on the raft, hold on tight for a fun and exciting ride back to Lahaina Harbor. Read More close
Your cruise begins with a tropical continental breakfast as you cross the ocean to Lanai. The majestic West Maui mountains provide a picturesque backdrop as you cruise the waters looking for pods of spinner, spotted, and bottlenose dolphins. During the winter season, you may catch a glimpse of humpback whales coming down from the icy waters of Alaska.
The crew onboard gets you outfitted with all your gear and you can participate in a snorkeling and fish identification class before jumping into the tropical waters of Lanai. Float along, view the marine life around you, and watch the colorful coral reefs pass by.
A barbecue lunch is served when you have finished your snorkeling adventure. Take relief from the sun in the shaded cabin area equipped with tables and chairs or sit out on the deck in the open air. The cool breeze and stunning views of the coast of Lanai complete your day as you cruise back to Lahaina harbor. Read More close
Travel by van into Haleakala National Park and to the top of one of the world's largest dormant volcanoes—Haleakala—at 10,023 feet (3,055 m). See rare silversword plants and eucalyptus forests, explore the area's geology, and marvel at unobstructed views of neighboring islands and across central Maui.
Afterward, head down to an elevation of 6,500 feet (1,980 m) just outside the park. Get on your bike and follow your guide as you coast down the verdant slopes of Haleakala. Along the way, be on the lookout for the nene—native, endangered birds that have made Haleakala their permanent home—before stopping for a lunch break.
Next, navigate 21 twisting turns on the western slopes of Haleakala without even breaking a sweat. With only 200 yards (183 m) of pedaling to grapple with, the cycling part of your tour is almost entirely downhill, leaving you free to enjoy the panoramic views of West Maui Mountains as well as the north- and south-facing shores. To close out your tour, stop for lunch before jumping in the van for your return transfer.
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After the sun sinks down, head to the ninth-floor rooftop observation deck to meet the Director of Astronomy. More than 1,000 years ago, Polynesian voyagers used the bright stars overhead to navigate to the Hawaiian Islands. Gaze up at those same constellations and twinkling lights with the help of a 14-inch (35 cm) reflector telescope known as "The Edge. "
Using a computer, the Director of Astronomy selects an incredible series of interstellar phenomena to show you, from distant planets and galaxies to cloudy nebulae. Gaze up at the stars with the naked eye, and then get a closer look using high-tech binoculars and The Edge. With little light pollution, this look at the night sky is an unforgettable Hawaiian experience for anyone curious about the universe beyond our solar system. Read More close
Upon your arrival at NorthShore Zipline, receive a warm welcome from your hosts, who also provide interesting tidbits about the area's history—the grounds are a former military base—and important safety features. Then climb up a ladder leading to your first platform high in a eucalyptus treetop.
Now strap in. Look down to the ground below and out across the impossibly green fields contrasted only by the pale blue sky above. Take a deep breath and jump. As you fly from heights of up to 70 feet (21 m), let go of the line, letting your body spin and feeling a rush of freedom. Speed from tree to tree, taking in a blur of stunning scenes.
After 7 different ziplines, some extending up to 900 feet (274 m), climb back down your last ladder and unwind from your high-speed treetop experience. Read More close
Traditional Hawaiian cowboys–paniolos–greet you at the Mendes Ranch Corral. Once you're acquainted with the proper equine companion, saddle up and hop on for an unforgettable ride.
Travel into the Waihe'e Valley to view lush tropical rainforests and magnificent waterfalls. Continue down to the rugged coastline for panoramic views as you ride along the shore. Gaze out over the horizon of the Pacific Ocean and feel the energy of the surf crashing along the rocky shore.
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1 hour 30 minutes
This activity is best suited for those who enjoy a longer paddling trip and are in good physical condition. Launch from Papalaua Beach Park and as you kayak along the picturesque shore, marvel at sharp sea cliffs leading into the water. Get a glimpse of colorful eco-systems of stunning coral reefs and a vast array of fish ranging from cleaner wrasse to the famed Parrot fish.
As you paddle your kayak along rugged and remote sea cliffs for 4. 5 miles (7 km), take in the quiet and secluded environment and enjoy exquisite snorkeling to see turtles and beautiful reefs. Along the way you may even see dolphins and rays. While not for everyone, this challenging tour offers a beach lunch as well as a little variety from the palm trees and sandy beaches. Read More close
The adventure begins in the historic Lahaina Harbor, where you and your small group board a custom-built parasailing speedboat. After a quick briefing from the US Coast Guard-certified instructor, strap into the state of the art hydraulic launch system and gradually lift off into the open sky. Feel elated as you drift high over the ocean.
Savor the unparalleled bird's-eye view of Maui's scenic landscape and enjoy the sweet Hawaiian breeze blowing through your hair. After your 10 minutes in the air, feel the adrenaline rush of dipping your feet in the refreshing ocean water on your ride back onto the boat. As other passengers take turns parasailing, enjoy sweeping views of the deep-blue ocean. Read More close
Check in at the Piiholo Ranch headquarters, next to the ranch's stables and roping arena. Meet local paniolos and their horses before taking to the trails with your guide. Your guide elaborates on the ranch history, dating back to the early 1800's and points out unique and native plants found along the way. Read More close
Known for its rustic charm from the Old West days, the town of Makawao is located approximately 1,600 feet (487 m) above sea level. Within the surrounding ranch land, among towering eucalyptus forest, and native koa and ohia trees is the thrilling zipline adventure.
Start off this amazing tour with a walk over a 317-foot (97-m) suspension bridge hanging among the treetops before 6,455 feet (1,967 m) of zipping.
The first 3 ziplines offer side-by-side zipping if you want to share your experience with a friend. Cheer and holler as you zoom over the stunning landscape. The penultimate 4th line takes you down a 1,420-foot (432-m) line to the base of Piiholo Hill.
A ranch vehicle returns you to the top, where you enjoy picturesque views of the sea and over Maui, the "Valley Isle. " Your final zipline sends you soaring more than half a mile (800 m) and down from 600 feet (182 m) in the air.
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Your tour begins as you ascend 2 aerial access bridges to a tree platform high in the canopy. From here, zip 2 lines before crossing a 130-foot (39. 6-kg) canopy bridge. Zip one more line and end at a QUICKjump platform where you have 2 options—take the plunge using a QUICKjump freefall device or rappel down from the 40-foot (12-m) platform.
In a treehouse, break for a light snack and refreshments in serene surroundings before climbing back up to the treetops for 3 more lines. With platforms up to 50 feet (15. 2 m) high, this is not for the faint of heart. As you zoom along smell the eucalyptus and listen for birds chirping in the tropical forest before the grand finale—an adrenaline-charged ride on a 930-foot (283-m) line. Read More close
2 hours 30 minutes
When you arrive at the Piiholo Ranch, your experienced wrangler greets you at the pavilion with coffee and tells you a bit about the horse chosen for you. Begin your ride in the arena to get acquainted with your horse before you head out to the open pastures, eucalyptus forests, and breathtaking panoramic views of Maui from Haleakala Crater to the ocean.
On your ride, start in the ranch arena to warm up and get to know your horse before your wrangler leads you on an unforgettable journey through private pastureland in Upcountry Maui. On the 800-acre (324-ha) private working ranch, get the opportunity to ride at your own ability and learn horsemanship along the way.
On the ride with lunch, experience similar sites and enjoy a meal at the private Baldwin family cabin. When it's time to eat, ride to the cabin at a secluded spot on the ranch and savor a buffet lunch of deli-style sandwiches, chips, and salad with champagne and soft drinks. With exclusive access, get swept away by the views and atmosphere on this unforgettable excursion. Read More close
When you check in at the Piiholo Ranch, offering views across the Haleakala slopes and vistas of the Pacific Ocean, your knowledgeable wrangler greets you at the Pavilion with coffee before you pair up with a horse suitable to your skill level. Piiholo Ranch's wranglers are passionate about what they do and their love of horses shows throughout the lesson.
After you get to help saddle up, enter the main arena on your highly trained horse, accustomed to all levels of riders. During the lesson your wrangler covers basic horsemanship skills such as controlling the reigns, learning how to use your feet, and experimenting with different paces. As you groom your skills while riding your horse in the arena, your knowledgeable guide makes it fun to learn. Read More close
Meet your captain on Ka’anapali Beach and motor out to your charter boat via an inflatable raft. Get comfortable in the wrapped lounge seating, put your food in the cooler if you like, and turn on your favorite song on the stereo system.
Not far offshore the captain stops the vessel to prepare for the first ride of the day. Choose between hyperlite wakeboards, wake skates, and wakesurfers. After following the instructions and securing your life vest, jump into the water with your water toy and easy-grip handles in hand, and then prepare for takeoff.
Watch the line tighten, pull your arms in, and off you go. The refreshing spray of the ocean, calm waters, and not many boats in sight make this a perfect adventure for beginners and advanced thrill-seekers alike. Once you get comfortable, signal to the captain that you are ready for more speed and wider turns. Back on the boat, kick back with a beverage in the shaded cabin or soak up the Maui sun on the bow. Read More close
Your adventure begins with a comfortable drive along Maui's coastline. When you reach the trailhead, trek 2. 5 miles (4 km) into the forest and see the ferns, bamboo, and tropical trees that grow in abundance. While your expert guide shares unique details about the abundant flora and fauna, sample seasonal fruits and flowers found along the way.
As you approach the waterfalls, you hear cascading water splashing into a pool. Feel the mist on your face as you stand in front of the first waterfall. Continue down the path to 4 more waterfalls (if conditions allow) that range in height from 10 to 40 feet (3–12 m). Swim in the clear water below the falls if you like, and if you're more adventurous, leap off a cliff into one of the pools. Enjoy a picnic-style lunch by one of the pools, surrounded by tropical beauty.
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After easy pickup in central Maui, ride along Hana Highway, absorbing the verdant landscapes and glossy blue ocean expanses. Then arrive at a 30-acre (12 ha) botanical garden, privately owned and operated. Meet your guides—true experts in their field—and get fitted with gear that meets or exceeds industry standards.
With your backpack, water shoes, and rappelling equipment in tow, hike along valley trails to your first stop, a 40-foot (13-m) jungle cliff. Here your guide trains you to use your harness and rope with utmost efficiency and safety. Now you're ready for your dry run. Practice until you feel comfortable; then move on.
Your next phase is a 50-foot (15-m) waterfall. The water tickles your feet as you rappel down into a large, natural pool. Your rope, which supports up to 6,000 pounds (2,722 kg), is held by 3 separate anchors, and your guides keep a close eye on your progress.
Now that you're in the groove, increase the degree of difficulty with your last "rap" of the day, a 30-foot (9-m) waterfall. Once you're dried off and changed, re-live all the excitement over a delicious lunch, with fresh fruit and bottled water.
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After a safety briefing at the base yard in Kahului, hop in the van and head to the 6500-foot (1,981 m) peak on Mount Haleakala for a thrilling downhill ride of approximately 26 miles (42 km). Choose to stop wherever and whenever you want to take pictures, riding at your own pace and choosing your own lunch spot. Stop along the way or choose to eat in Paia—a historic plantation town hugging the Pacific coastline.
While descending the verdant green slopes of Haleakala, check out the beautiful West Maui Mountains and the South Maui coastline. Continuing on your bike journey, pass through Maui's small up-country communities of Makawao, Haliimaile, and eventually ending at Maui's favorite seaside town of Paia. Read More close
An informative ride along the Hana Highway takes you to the trailhead on private land. From here, your guide leads you along a trail under towering trees and fragrant, exotic flowers. Stop at different points on the path to learn how the flowers are used and which plants can be eaten.
After a 1-mile (1. 6-km) trek, arrive at 2 waterfalls nestled among fern-filled gulches and towering banyan trees. Kick off your shoes and relax in this serene setting, or dive in for an invigorating swim in the cool freshwater lagoon. Snap some pictures of the fun and cannonball from the safe rock ledges before drying off.
Enjoy light snacks as your guide shares information about the surrounding area and even picks fruit in season for you to sample before starting the return journey. Read More close
3 hours 30 minutes
With 617 blind curves and 58 one-lane bridges, the scenic drive along the Hana coast is a true wonder, resplendent with cascading waterfalls, crystal clear pools, towering rainbow eucalyptus, and tropical flowers. Stop for a refreshing swim at one of the many waterfalls or at the famous black-sand beach. Here the rolling, black rocks stand in great contrast to the fluorescent green vegetation.
A stop at Hana Tropical Gardens showcases the array of exotic flowers blooming in the area. Enjoy a scrumptious lunch of a grilled herb-marinated chicken wrap and a 7-spice seared ono wrap along with pasta salad, fruit, dessert, soft drinks, and bottled water.
For a new perspective, board an A-Star helicopter and get a bird's-eye view of the Hana Highway. Fly into deep valleys and soar by magnificent waterfalls, including the Pools at Ohe’o Gulch—a multitude of waterfalls cascading into the Pacific Ocean. Complete the flight with expansive views of the serene Haleakala Crater at 10,023 feet (3,055 m). Read More close
At Ka’anapali Beach board a raft and head out to Sanity—a 46-foot (14-m) boat with ample space for up to 32 passengers. Cushioned seats, an onboard bathroom, and swim platforms are just some of the comforts on this vessel. A hard top covering ensures shade from the sun as you zip across the Pacific Ocean to another island paradise.
Traveling clockwise around the island, you journey along a pristine coast free of developments and other boats. Marvel at the ever-changing landscape of sand, rugged lava formations, cliffs, and caves while the captain seeks a spot in calm water perfect for both novice and experienced snorkelers. Take one of the loading ladders to the water and look for green sea turtles and dolphins while exploring the coral reef.
Dive down to get a closer look at the sea creatures or comfortably float on the surface for an overview of the colorful ocean floor. After a freshwater rinse on the boat, enjoy lunch consisting of a variety of sandwiches and wraps, potato salad, pasta salad, vegetables, and fresh fruit. Refueled and refreshed, keep exploring as you pass shipwrecks and white-sand beaches before making your way back to Maui.
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Your lesson begins with a short land demonstration by an expert coach who walks you through safety information, paddle surfing etiquette, and all of the fundamentals. Learn how to handle your surfboard, how and when to stand, and how to maneuver through the water with your paddle. Each lesson is personalized by the instructor to meet each student's needs.
After a few practice exercises in the shallow water, it's time to paddle out to the surf zone. Your instructor paddles with you at a comfortable pace, making your entire experience worry-free.
Show off your new moves in the open water along the Lahaina coast. Once you're confident with your board, take some time to watch for local marine life like honu (Hawaiian sea turtles) and a variety of tropical fish. Read More close
From Lahaina Harbor, catch a shuttle boat to a submarine just off the coast. Board the 48-passenger vessel and grab a seat next one of the large viewing areas. Once the sub is closed and secure, your crew begins the descent into the great Pacific Ocean.
Head to a sunken shipwreck that has transformed into an artificial reef. Its nooks and crannies are now a safe haven for some of the water's smallest fish. As you glide along, look out for drifting sea turtles and lurking reef sharks.
For your second adventure, ride a stable raft equipped with cushioned seating, shade, and an onboard restroom to the coast off of Lanai. Your captain navigates to a calm snorkeling site while you enjoy a continental breakfast and watch for dolphins.
Once the captain turns the engine off, get geared up and step into the warm, tropical waters. An abundance of lively reef fish, green sea turtles, and tropical corals come into focus as you gently float around on the surface. Before returning to Maui, explore another snorkel site and savor a tasty picnic lunch. Read More close
Travel by van into Haleakala National Park and to the top of the world's largest dormant volcano—Haleakala—at 10,023 feet (3,055 m). Steel yourself against the chilly high-elevation temperature as the sun creeps slowly into the sky. Once a spectacular island sunrise starts to brighten and warm your surroundings, marvel at Haleakala's enormous crater and the area's otherworldly flora.
Afterward, head down 6,500 feet (1,980 m) just outside the park. Get on your bike and coast along behind your guide to learn about the history of Haleakala. See rare silversword plants—as well as native, endangered animals and birds that have made Haleakala their permanent home—before stopping for lunch (own expense) at a upcountry location.
Next, navigate 21 twisting turns on the western slopes of Haleakala without even breaking a sweat. With only 200 yards (183 m) of pedaling to grapple with, the cycling part of your tour is almost entirely downhill, leaving you free to enjoy the panoramic views. To close out your tour, stop for lunch before jumping in the van for your return transfer. Read More close
After meeting at the Lahaina Stables, get to know some of the friendly horses and you learn how to safely ride and communicate with them. Then take off on the verdant trails and enjoy a leisurely ride to the Makila Plantation, a historic area of Maui. Throughout the ride your knowledgeable guide shares local trivia, Hawaiian history, and unique island lore.
Travel up to the Launiupoko Valley, 1. 5 miles (2. 4 km), and experience the picturesque sunset behind the West Maui mountain peaks. Keep your eyes peeled for Hawaiian wildlife such as owls, songbirds, and infamous mongooses.
At the top of the valley, watch the shimmering sun sink below the deep-blue ocean's horizon and reveal the expansive views of Kaho'olawe, Lana'i, Moloka'i, and the scenic Lahaina Harbor. The leisurely pace allows you to take advantage of many photo opportunities. Read More close
Head to Makena Bay, famous for green sea turtles as well as exceptional kayaking and snorkeling conditions. Home to "Turtle Town," Makena is consistently the one of the most reliable spots for sunshine and offers calm waters, a gorgeous coastline, stunning reefs, and an excellent variety of sea life. While it is close to Wailea and Kihei, visitors drive all the way from Lahaina and Ka\\`anapali.
Don your snorkel and explore "Turle Town," home to a high concentration of Hawaiian green sea turtles, or honu, and rays, dolphins, and Hawaiian monk seals are commonly spotted here as well. During whale season, typically October to April, you have the opportunity to see humpback whales during their annual migration to the islands to mate. Read More close
Nestled in the West Maui Mountains, Kahoma Ranch spans more than 600 acres (243 ha). Its green grass and dirt trails overlook the town of Lahaina and the sparkling ocean beyond. Upon arrival, begin your safety briefing and vehicle orientation, and familiarize yourself with the Polaris Ranger off-road buggy. After getting your helmet, eye protection, and bandana, it's time to roll.
Be prepared for anything from mud puddles and streams to hairpin turns as you motor through the landscape, whipping up a trail of dust behind you. From the highest point on the trail—1,800 feet (548 m) above sea level—stop for breathtaking views and to switch seats if you're in a shared buggy so everyone gets a turn at the controls.
A 20-minute stop at The Garden lets you take in views into Kahoma Valley and gain insight into native plants and culture while enjoying a healthy snack. Snap some photos before jumping back on your vehicle for the return ride.
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2 hours 30 minutes
Ironwood Ranch, located up the West Maui Mountains and above the resort areas, is the perfect place to ride horses on Maui. As well as having access to some of Maui's most scenic and unspoiled riding areas, the ranch offers well-trained horses happy to take you for a ride. Before you venture out on the trail, selects the perfect horse for you based on your level of experience and your size.
Your experienced guide adds lively commentary to your equestrian excursion as you pass through ironwood forests and Hawaiian valleys rich in history. Along the way, learn about ancient history as you ride a beautiful horse through the picturesque countryside and savor beautiful views from the mountains to the Pacific Ocean. Read More close
1 hour 30 minutes
Located high up the West Maui Mountains above the resort areas, Ironwood Ranch is the perfect place to ride horses on Maui. Enjoy access to some of Maui's most scenic and unspoiled riding areas and explore on a well-trained horse selected to match to your experience level and size.
Your experienced guides brings your tour to life as you travel through history-rich Hawaiian valleys and ancient home sites. Enjoy learning about Napili's ancient history as you ride a beautiful horse through the awe-inspiring countryside and get a memorable view of a brilliant Maui sunset.
Ironwood Ranch specializes in small, personalized groups of 6 people per trail guide or as arranged. Enjoy riding your horse through some of Maui's most scenic and unspoiled territory and get a great view of the Pacific Ocean as you see the best of old Maui on horseback.
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Climb aboard a rugged 4x4 vehicle and ride through the historic sugarcane fields of the Kahoma Valley to the starting point of the zipline course. Your friendly guide gets you outfitted in your harness and gear and gives you an introduction to ziplining so you can get the most out of your adventure. After that, it's time to take off. Leap into the air and whiz down 9 different ziplines, all between 70 and 150 feet (20–45 m) above the ground. There's even a side-by-side line, so you can race to the end against a speedy friend.
From this elevated vantage point, you can take in spectacular views over the island's coast. Gaze over the West Maui Mountains and to the distant island of Lanai across the blue waters of the Pacific. Admire the port town of Lahaina and the beautiful resorts of Ka'anapali. As your zipline crosses over a natural pool high in the hills, release and splash into the refreshing water. You can enjoy 45 minutes of leisure time here, swimming, relaxing with a snack in the sun, or even testing your balance on a stand-up paddleboard before your return ride down the mountain. Read More close
4 hours 30 minutes
Your full-day expedition begins on the slopes of Halaekala, at the Pi'iholo Ranch. Your guide helps you get into your harness and shares some safety pointers, and then it's time to fly. Leap from the platform and zip along 4 different high-speed lines, gazing down at the valley floor 200 feet (60 m) below. After your white-knuckled ride comes to an end, refuel with a healthy lunch before your adventure continues.
Next, set out for a leisurely, moderately paced hike. Trek along jungle trails and winding stream beds as your naturalist guide describes the natural features and exotic plants that surround you. Arrive at 2 waterfalls nestled among fern-filled gulches and towering banyan trees. Kick off your shoes and relax in this serene and tranquil setting, or dive in for an invigorating swim in the cool freshwater lagoon. Read More close
Your adventure begins with a brief scenic walk on a well-maintained trail as you enjoy the beautiful landscape of the Maui Tropical Plantation. After climbing on the first observation deck overlooking the tropical gardens, admire a bird's-eye view of the plantation and a glimpse of the spectacular Haleakala volcano, the picturesque West Maui Mountains, and the rugged coastline.
With 5 side-by-side lines ranging from 300 to 900 feet (91 to 274 m), soar through the air next to a friend. If you prefer to watch from solid ground, snap photos of your friends or family gliding along the lines. Along the way, trained guides share information about Maui's unique plants, animals, and culture. Your exotic adventure ends at a treehouse after an exciting flight over a tropical lagoon. Read More close
Join professional guides on a nature walk to the first zipline. With customized equipment, including seat harness, you’re ready to take the plunge leaving you soaring across a line 25 feet (7. 6 m) up in the air. A few steps away, build the courage to step off a platform with a 70-foot (21. 3-m) drop into a gulch.
On line 3 prepare for exhilarating speeds as you take a running leap off the ramp-style takeoff. Line 4, more than a football-field long, is nestled between valley walls and has you zipping past eucalyptus and rock valleys.
Next, an Indiana Jones-style swinging bridge takes you back across the valley 80 feet (24 m) below you. Take in the panoramic views of Maui’s north shore before the final zip has you racing through the trees at speeds up to 45 miles per hour (72 kph).
Along the way, the guides share information about the unique flora in the area and insight into the many conservation efforts taking place. This zipline tour is the first commercial zipline tour in the country and is sure to deliver an adventure where you’ll make memories that will last a lifetime. Read More close