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Kahului: Rainforest & Waterfall Adventure for Families

1. 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.

Maui: Waterfall & Rainforest Hiking Tour with Picnic Lunch

2. 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.

Maui: Jungle and Waterfall Hiking Adventure

3. Maui: Jungle and Waterfall Hiking Adventure

Enjoy the sweet smell of yellow and white ginger flowers (seasonal), as you hike through a lush jungle in the West Maui Mountains. Part of this adventure is the road less traveled, and at times, the entire journey feels that way. You will begin with a hike through bamboo thickets to a dirt trail that weaves in and out of a rocky/boulder-filled stream. This will lead, on a trail which involves lava-rock hopping, to an upper-tier waterfall and pool which is perfect for swimming. The stream flow can be higher or lower depending on the season, with a higher amount of rainfall occurring at higher elevations. Along the way, your guide will point out old native ruins, as well as native species such as Awapuhi Ginger (seasonal), which can be used to condition your skin and hair on the spot! You will also find Banyan trees, originally from India, with aerial roots that will leave you in awe of nature. After feeling refreshed from your first swim, we'll return to the original point of entry and begin your descent to the next phase of the journey.  The 2nd phase involves hiking through giant basalt formations while descending down to a 270-foot several-tier lower waterfall to explore and swim in the freshwater pools. The first tier has a natural waterfall slide that gushes into the pool, which is great for kids. You will then hike further down the rocky stream to an incredible banyan tree with giant roots for climbing down to a larger and more secluded 2nd-tier waterfall and pool, with the option of climbing into the fall. From here, you will stand above an even larger and steep 3rd-tier waterfall which gushes toward the ocean. This is a moderately challenging hike for experienced hikers or active types, including kids.

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What people are saying about Kahului

My husband and I chose to do the rainforest hike and Twin Falls waterfall adventure and do not regret that choice at all! Our guide was Kacy and not only was he extremely knowledgeable, but he was very helpful as well! He showed us exactly where to climb up the waterfalls and where to jump from, and made me feel much more comfortable with jumping. He took us to 2 separate areas where we were able to jump from the cliff and swim in the natural pools. He also showed us multiple edible plants along our hike and made the experience so enjoyable. If you're thinking about doing this excursion, I definitely recommend Kacy as the guide! He will not disappoint!

The guide was excellent and very helpful and understanding the Flora and fauna and history. The trail was steep in some places and Rocky in others. Teva's worked well. Level of fitness is very important.

Our guide was very informative. It was a fun event, including the jump from the cliff into the cool water below the falls! Lunch was great.

The transport was smooth; the hike was beautiful, and the guide was filled with knowledge!

Tour guide (Nick) was excellent. Allowed plenty of time to enjoy all stops.