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Maui: Waterfall & Rainforest Hiking Tour with Picnic Lunch

1. Maui: Waterfall & Rainforest Hiking Tour with Picnic Lunch

Experience a hiking adventure through the Hawaiian rainforest and explore Maui’s waterfalls. Thrill the adventurer in you — jump into pools from rock ledges and learn about the region from your naturalist guide. Meet your guide outside of Kahului, or select the option including transportation to benefit from hotel pickup and drop-off. Then head to the trailhead to begin your hiking adventure. Follow 2 streams through the lush rainforest of East Maui, passing 3 to 5 waterfalls. The falls range from 3 to 12 meters high, and you can even jump from rock ledges into some of the pools. Refresh yourself with a dip in the cool waters, and enjoy a picnic lunch beside the majestic falls. Bottled water and snacks are included, as well as lunch.  As you continue on, admire local flora and fauna as you learn about the cultural significance of plants such as the ti leaf, bamboo, taro plant, and others from your experienced guide. Finish your activity back at your original starting point after an adventurous and unforgettable hiking experience.

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Maui: 75-Minute Hana Rainforest Helicopter Tour with Landing

2. Maui: 75-Minute Hana Rainforest Helicopter Tour with Landing

Enjoy a scenic flight from Kahului over the remote landscape of Maui with this guided helicopter tour. Your experience includes a 30-minute landing to explore the rainforest on foot.  Board the helicopter at the airport in Kahului and begin your tour of Maui. Fly along the island’s north coast and admire views of cliffs, forest, and cascading waterfalls. Soar above Paia, Hookipa, and Haiku as you listen to your guide’s commentary. See aerial views of Peahi, or Jaws — a famous surfing location. Fly over the Road to Hana and the iconic Jurassic Rock, to reach the landing-place deep in the Hawaiian rainforest.  Descend to the forest floor and visit a former taro plantation in the Wailua Valle, home to lush vegetation of banana and coconut palms. Enjoy your time exploring the rainforest floor, especially as it’s an area that is not the typical beaten track for tourists. Return to the helicopter for the flight back to Kahului, where your experience ends.

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Kahului: Rainforest & Waterfall Adventure for Families

3. Kahului: Rainforest & Waterfall Adventure for Families

Your naturalist guide will walk you through the rainforest to two dazzling waterfalls. Here, you can swim in natural pools and practice 10-foot cannonball jumps from safe rock ledges (weather permitting). Along the way, you will learn about the island and its rainforests from your knowledgeable guides. This easy one-mile roundtrip hike is great for families, and multi-generational groups. Snacks and bottled water are included.

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Maui: Kahului Airport (OGG) Traditional Lei Greeting

4. Maui: Kahului Airport (OGG) Traditional Lei Greeting

No matter the size of your party, you will receive a warm Hawaiian welcome to the island of Maui on arrival at Kahului Airport. Your local greeter will meet you at the baggage claim area and present you with the traditional Hawaiian lei of your choice. In addition, the greeter will help you find transportation or your connecting inter-island flight. You can ask the greeter to take a photo of your party to remember this momentous occasion. The lei greeters consider it an honor to be your first contact on the island. An airport lei greeting sets the tone for your stay in paradise – so don't miss your chance to experience this friendly tradition for yourself.

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Kahului: Self-Driving Audio Tour of Road to Hana

5. Kahului: Self-Driving Audio Tour of Road to Hana

The Action Tour Guide app functions as a guide, an audio tour, and a map all in one. This tour has been developed by local guides, curated by creative writers, and narrated by professional voice artists. Most stops along the tour have animated videos allowing you to visualize what you cannot see. Being your journey from Kahului, cruising along the Hana Highway through Paʻia and past Hoʻokipia. From there, you'll arrive at the official Mile Marker Zero location for the route, and then it's 35 miles to the town of Hana. Discover the Rainbow Eucalyptus and marvel at its multi-colored streaks on its trunks. Then, visit the Twin Falls, Waikamoi Ridge Trail, and Ching’s pond. Continue your way towards Wailua Falls and the Pipiwai Trail, with its huge bamboo forest. Finally, end the tour at Kipahulu Visitor Center on the eastern shore of Maui.

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Maui: Jungle Treasure Hunt Adventure

6. Maui: Jungle Treasure Hunt Adventure

Maui is a paradise for nature lovers and adventure seekers alike – an ideal destination for families wanting to play together in the outdoors. Come explore this friendly country through a multitude of activities: hiking in forests, swimming in a natural stream, doing tasks, and searching for a treasure. This is definitely the most unique and the best kids activity on Maui! Make the most of your family time outdoors on this Jungle Treasure Hunt Adventure! This tour tour starts in beautiful nature, in Maui green forests with the most amazing scenery. This is a real jungle adventure, so get ready to get wet and muddy - you will be hiking in woods, swimming in the ocean and fulfilling fun tasks, while searching for a treasure. Your kids will have the time of their lives - they'll reveal the mystery of a lost treasure and be the ones to find it! Don't miss out on this fun and enriching activity for everyone!

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Maui: Kahului Airport (OGG) Honeymoon Lei Greeting

7. Maui: Kahului Airport (OGG) Honeymoon Lei Greeting

Receive a warm welcome to the island upon your arrival. Your local greeter will help you find transportation or your connecting inter-island flight. Additionally, ask your greeter to take a photo of you to remember this momentous occasion. The lei greeters consider it an honor to be your first contact on the island.  An airport lei greeting sets the tone for your entire Hawaiian vacation, don't miss your chance to experience this friendly tradition for yourself.

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Maui: Road to Hana Adventure with Breakfast & Lunch

8. Maui: Road to Hana Adventure with Breakfast & Lunch

Start your journey with hotel pickup and hit the road to Hana as you head towards the Ulupalakua Ranch. Explore one of Maui’s oldest ranches with its beautiful rolling pastures and green forestry. Then, head for the scenic backside of the island around Kaupo. Enter the Kipahulu District and the edge of the rainforest. Charles Linberg’s loved the area so much that he requested to be buried here after he died. See his grave at the 19th-century Palapalahoomau Church, before witnessing the spectacular Wailua waterfall. Enjoy a picnic lunch before heading to Koki Beach. Relax surrounded by breathtaking white sand, and turquoise-colored water, with the rainforest stopping right at the shoreline. Walk along the edge of the bay, sit under a tree, or maybe even go for a swim. Travel to the traditional villages of Wailua and Keanae. Learn about their hunting and cooking customs, and pause for a bite to eat and drink at the famous Half Way to Hana Snack stand. Feast on fresh coconut, cold drinks, and original fresh-baked banana bread. Close by, you'll visit the Waikamoi Stream and the Hamakua Ditch. Now you'll make your final run of the Island visiting its beautiful rainforests and Hookipa Beach. The largest area of rainforest in the state of Hawaii is along the Hana Hwy. Moving past Haiku the last stop of the day will be at Hookipa Beach. Considered the windsurf capital of the world enjoy a few minutes watching wind surfers, kite boarders and surfer challenge the oceans waves and shoreline winds. Take pictures, swim, or enjoy the view without the large crowds because of your unique route. 

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What people are saying about Kahului

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 465 reviews

We had a fantastic Road to Hana experience yesterday with Charleston. We are a family of four and there were four other passengers with our tour. Our tour guide was funny, extremely knowledgeable and was quite the driver!

It was great. Our guide Des was amazing. They are totally prepared with rain gear, food and drinks. She is very knowledgeable and fun. Our kids went swimming with her and they had a blast.

Incredible day! Hike was awesome! Waterfalls were awesome! Cliff jumping was awesome! Swims were awesome! Lunch was awesome! But,,,,Marco was THE BEST!!!! The ABSOLUTE BEST!!!!

wonderful, something that everybody who comes here in Maui should try! Steven was a perfect guide and someone who pushes you to adventures and fun! Great!

Excellent way to get a hiking experience with amazing vistas.