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  • Maui: Myths of Maui Luau with All-Inclusive Buffet

    1. Maui: Myths of Maui Luau with All-Inclusive Buffet

    Immerse yourself in the rich cultural history of Hawaii and Polynesia at the Myths of Maui Luau. Located at the breathtaking Royal Lahaina Resort, atop 27 tropical acres along Ka'anapali Beach, enjoy an evening of entertainment and authentic food fit for the whole family. Edging the sand and surf of Maui, this luau is surrounded by scenic trails and beaches. Begin your evening with an Aloha shell lei greeting to get in the spirit of the celebration, then head to the Imu ceremony where the roasted pig is unearthed from an underground oven. Soon afterwards, prepare for a bountiful Hawaiian feast, as well as a kids buffet suitable for all palates. Hear the spirited sound of the drums as you enjoy fresh local fish, teriyaki chicken, salads, pan fried noodles, Molokai sweet potato, fresh fruit, and taro dinner rolls from the all-you-can-eat buffet. Sip on tropical cocktails as you listen to ...

    Really enjoyed watching the dances from different Polynesian cultures! Also loved learning about the Polynesian gods and goddesses.

  • Maui: Road to Hana Full-Day Tour with Lunch and Transfer

    2. Maui: Road to Hana Full-Day Tour with Lunch and Transfer

    Cruise through winding roads on the iconic Hana Highway, also known as the Road to Hana. With roughly 620 curves and 54 one-lane bridges, this epic adventure offers incredible views of the Maui coastline. Along the way, your local guide will "talk story" with you and share more about Hawaii's rich history. Sit back, relax, and enjoy this exciting and memorable tour aboard a spacious mini-bus. Begin your adventure with a local-style breakfast before embarking on your journey to Hana. You will enjoy multiple stops along the route, including the beautiful Ho‘okipa Beach. Stop at Kaumahina State Park, where you can experience breath-taking vistas of the northeast coastline of the island and the Ke‘Anae Peninsula.  From there, travel along the winding roads to Pua‘a Ka‘a State Park, where you can stretch, grab a snack, and take a swim in the refreshing natural spring. Then, cruise over to t...

  • Maui: Road to Hana Adventure with Breakfast & Lunch

    3. 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 cu...

    We had the privilege of getting Kaili as our tour guide. He hands down made our trip amazing! We’re so glad we did this on our first day because he helped shaped the rest of our vacation. He gave us his own guide to Maui with tons of food recommendations that never disappointed and great spots to checkout all over the island. As for the tour itself, we hit all of the major spots and we are so glad we had an experienced driver taking us through the road to Hana! Thank you Kaili for the great experience!

  • Maui: Feast at Mokapu Farm-to-Table Luau in Wailea

    4. Maui: Feast at Mokapu Farm-to-Table Luau in Wailea

    Elevate your Hawaiian experience with Maui's most authentic luxury Luau at Andaz Maui Wailea Resort. Take part in a beautifully-curated cultural and culinary experience set among our iconic grassy lawn and the sandy shore of Mokapu beach. Take a journey into Polynesian history as your host regales you with the story of the arrival of the Polynesians in Maui. Learn about how ahupua'a was settled and gain insight into Hawaiian values. Marvel at Hula dancers and be thrilled by the fire dancers. Indulge in an ohana (family) style meal, beautifully plated and executed by the executive chef, Isaac Bancaco. Handcrafted cocktails personalized to your liking will also be available to enhance this culinary family style experience. Choose Classic seating if you'd like to be seated in the second row and beyond. Upgrade your party to Premium Seating for a truly VIP experience. Premium sea...

    We've been to a number of Luau's in Hawaii. This one is excellent. Loved that we were served instead of lining up for a buffet. In a buffet, you take what you "think" you want and skip many item. Usually put too much on the plate. They provided just the right amount of everything. So we tried everything. In a buffet you feel hurried to finish before the show. Here the show was integrated so that both can be enjoyed to the fullest. We were fully satisfied with the super delicious courses and the show was absolutely spectacular. Highly recommended.

  • Maui: Self-Drive Sightseeing Road Trip

    5. Maui: Self-Drive Sightseeing Road Trip

    Embark on a self-driving road trip with a guide in your pocket. Skip the crowded tour buses and experience Maui independently, at your own pace. See historic sites, popular attractions, world-class beaches, and scenic hikes. Listen to local stories, legends, and fun facts about the places you’re visiting as well as unique Hawaiian music to entertain and relax you along the way. Experiences you can have on the tour are: • Hike to Twin Falls • Explore Wai'anapanapa State Park to visit a black sand beach • Hike to Maui’s Red Sand Beach • Swim at Oheo Gulch (Seven Sacred Falls)  • Explore a lava tube • Explore the Backside to Hana • Visit scenic waterfalls • Watch the sunrise atop Mt. Haleakala • Hike the Hosmer Grove or Sliding Sands trails • Visit a lavender or dairy farm • Walk through historic Makawao Town

    The guide was great! Very easy to understand, step by step instructions, and gave us lots of history about the sites along the way as well as tips for activities, dining, and shopping. Excellent!

  • Maui Dream 65-minute Helicopter Flight

    6. Maui Dream 65-minute Helicopter Flight

    Soar into the sky and experience the serenity of Maui, "The Valley Isle", on this complete circle island expedition. Climb above Haleakala National Park with intimate views of the crater, the Hana Rainforest, West Maui Mountains, and lao Valley State Park. View Maui's lush landscape, breathtaking coastlines, hidden valleys, scenic waterfalls, and the sharp-blue waters of the Pacific Ocean. Fly near Lahaina, Kapalua, Kaanapali, Wailea, and Hana and witness the stark contrast from upcountry to the beaches of Hawaii's second largest island. Embark on the journey of a lifetime.

    The helicopter tour was a wonderful experience. Fortunately the weather was clear and we were able to cover all the sites listed and more.

  • Maui: Haleakala, Ia'o Valley & Lahaina Tour

    7. Maui: Haleakala, Ia'o Valley & Lahaina Tour

    Take in the breathtaking sights and catch the highlights of upcountry Maui on this guided day tour.  Start your day with a journey to Haleakala National Park to see famous dormant volcano Halekalalā, the “House of the Sun”.  This National Park showcases the best of Maui in its truest and most natural form. Covering 33,000 acres of volcanic wilderness, witness the unforgettable sweeping views from what seems to be the top of the world.  Discover native plants and wildlife including the rare silversword plant which only grows on the slopes of Haleakala. You will also have time to check out the Haleakalā Visitor Center’s educational exhibits. After this, take some time to enjoy lunch in Makawao Town, the former home to the 'Paniolo' or Hawaiian cowboy. Experience the eclectic local vibes, with as much diversity in shops as in people. The combination of its paniolo heritage and its lively a...

    The tour was amazing and our guide was the best!! He was really informative and kept us on schedule!

  • West Maui: Self-Guided E-Bike, Hiking & Snorkeling Excursion

    8. West Maui: Self-Guided E-Bike, Hiking & Snorkeling Excursion

    Combine electric biking, hiking and snorkeling on this Maui adventure. After an easy ride along the coastline, snorkel in Kapalua Bay and spot tropical fish, coral reefs, and green sea turtles. Shape your time as you like without keeping up with or waiting for a tour group. Check out different ways to customize your experience: • Bike/Snorkel: Ride along the West Maui coastline to Wahikuli Beach Park, Black Rock (Pu‘u Keka‘a), Kahekili Beach Park, or all the way up to Kapalua Bay for a snorkeling experience with tropical fish, Hawaiian Sea Turtles, and vast ocean wildlife. • Bike/Hike: Start the day cruising on an E-Bike down the Lahaina coastline and then up into the iconic West Maui mountains. Enjoy a relatively easy hike up the Launiupoko Valley Trail. • Bike/Sightseeing: Journey effortlessly through Lahaina Town and up the coastal bike path to Ka’anapali—no pedaling necessary. Che...

    I had to get a refund. Because my reservation was NOT confirmed. Poor service. Very upset. I had to pay again.

  • Maui: Zipline and Waterfall Hike

    9. Maui: Zipline and Waterfall Hike

    Begin the day with a drive along the famous Hana Highway to a lush rainforest valley, where your naturalist guide will lead you on scenic trails to 2 stunningly beautiful waterfalls. Whilst there you can take the opportunity to swim and jump in the clear pools beneath each waterfall.  After some time spent enjoying the waterfalls, you will you take a break for a delicious lunch. Following a picturesque drive along some tranquil back roads, it will be time to enjoy a thrilling adventure at the first zip line course built in the U.S, the Haleakala Zipline. You will experience 5 thrilling zip lines, including the only “pendulum” zip line in the state, and an Indiana Jones-style swinging bridge. At the conclusion of your experience, you will be returned to the tour meeting point.

  • Maui: Upcountry Goat Farm Tour

    10. Maui: Upcountry Goat Farm Tour

    While visiting scenic upcountry Maui, make a stop at this sustainable and certified humane dairy farm to take a short walking tour of the property. Located in Lower Kula, this dairy is Maui’s award-winning gourmet cheese farm. On this family-friendly tour, your knowledgeable guide will teach you about the local history and cheese-making process as you explore the property. Get the opportunity to meet the working dairy goats as well as all the other friendly inhabitants of the farm. See the modern milking machines and view inside the dairy operations. Later you will have some time to pet and feed some of the working goats while surrounded by rolling green pastures of Maui Upcounty. After your tour and exploration of the farm be sure to enjoy award-winning gourmet goat cheese tasting right from the source. You can purchase a sampling of 6 unique kinds of cheese on a canoe with gourmet cra...

    We had no idea what to expect but our guide was very knowledgeable and answered all of our questions about the goats and the processes of cheese making. We also got to sample a number of delicious cheeses. Well worth the trip.

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What people are saying about Maui

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 29 reviews

It was a great trip! We got to see so much and our guide, Del, was awesome. He definitely made the trip so much better. If you get motion sickness easily, be prepared. The roads can make you nauseous. But in the end, it's worth it. You'll see so many great places. My personal favorite being the Black Sand Beach. Great views, great sand, being in the water is also fun. I definitely recommend doing a tour rather than driving it yourself. It's a much better experience.

The Road to Hana was absolutely incredible. We road with Dynamic Tours and our tour guide Justin made the trip not only knowledgeable but so much fun. I would recommend to have a tour guide for the Road to Hana as opposed to driving yourself. I guarantee you will have a blast.

Luau was amazing! Great entertainment & dinner was delicious! Server and bartenders were very attentive and friendly!

The show was excellent, very entertaining. The food was great with lots of choices.

Loved our guide “Handsome”. Loved the adventure. Beautiful!