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Meandering along Maui's eastern coastline is the famous Road to Hana, which offers over 50 miles of incredible island views. With a series of 600 bends & 54 bridges, the road leads through verdant landscapes of lush rainforests, historic taro patches, botanical gardens & cascading waterfalls. It's a twisty pathway to the quaint and peaceful town of Hana, home of Hasegawa General Store. With especially stunning seascape views, a journey on Maui's most famous road is one you will never forget.
The Road to Hana: One of the most popular Maui activities!
A one-day road trip along Maui's beautiful coastline.
Why should I take guided tours of the Road to Hana?
The guides know the best stops along the way, so you can spend less time researching and driving the route and most popular spots along the Hana Highway! Driving is not easy and often surprises unfamiliar drivers with lots of hairpin turns. Taking a guided tour guarantees you an expert guide who will drive you to all the most popular spots and share with you the history of the areas, local stories and legends. With a driver, you can relax in the vehicle and focus on enjoying your Maui excursion on Hana Highway and the beautiful views on the way of your journey with lots of Maui landmarks and points of interest. Plus, don’t forget the 620 hairpin curves and 59 bridges waiting to give you the unforgettable experience of a full day adventure!

About the Location
Taking a tour to explore the Road to Hana, also known as the Hana Highway, is one of the most popular things to do in Maui. The highway itself is 64.4 miles (103.6 km) long and connects Kahului in Central Maui to the town of Hana in East Maui. This narrow, winding road passes over approximately 620 curves and 59 bridges between Maui's northern coast and lush, tropical rainforests.

Fun Facts
• Did you know the bridges on the Road to Hana (made of steel and concrete) date back to 1910? All of them, except one that was damaged by erosion, are still in use.
• President Bill Clinton designated the Hana Highway as the “Hana Millennium Legacy Trail” in 2000.
• Banana Bread is the iconic snack to grab on the Road to Hana: you'll find many banana bread stands on the way! (Don’t forget to bring some cash with you as they only accept cash.)

What to Expect
The long and winding road leads you into and through the incredible natural landscape of Maui Island! Flourishing rainforests, jungles of bamboo, panoramic Pacific Ocean views, surging waterfalls from the cliffs, plunging pools... You'll get lots of opportunities to check out these popular Maui sightseeing spots and enjoy the beautiful views that make Road to Hana one of the top things to do in Maui.

The Road to Hana is also home to the rich past of Maui, such as the birthplace of Queen Kaahumanu on Ka’uiki Hill in Hana (A cave called Puu Kauiki) and the grave of famous American aviator Charles Lindbergh in Kipahulu. Knowledgeable tour guides can tell you all kinds of history, legends, and Hawaiian myths during your Hana Maui adventures—another benefit of taking guided tours!

What to Bring on the Road to Hana
Water and Snacks − Some tours have complimentary water and snacks and there are also places to buy snacks along the way, but it's better to bring your own in case you get hungry or thirsty on the tour.
Cash − Bring some cash for the little stores along the way such as banana bread and smoothie stands, which only take cash as payment.
Comfortable Clothing − You'll get lots of opportunities to get off the van and explore, so make sure you're dressed in clothes and shoes you'll be comfortable walking in. Bring a light sweater or jacket in case of rain and cold weather, both of which are common along the Hana Highway.
Swimsuit and Towel − Some tours will stop at a state park, waterfall, or beach to let you take a dip along the way. Also consider bringing reef shoes.
Sunscreen and Bug Spray – You will be in a tropical rainforest, so bringing bug repellent is a good idea for when you get out of the vehicle. Note that if you are taking a helicopter tour, aerosols are not allowed on board.
Umbrella or poncho − The secret to Hana's lush, green environment is rain, and lots of it! It rains almost everyday along the Road to Hana. However, usually the rain comes in the form of mist or passing showers that don't last long.
Motion sickness preventative – Due to the winding roads, it's important to take care if you are prone to carsickness. It's better to take your medicine at least one hour before the tour, and bring extra doses along with you.
Camera – Bring a camera to capture the amazing scenic views of rainforests and coastlines along the Road to Hana.

Pro Tip
Since Road to Hana is a very popular Maui attraction, it's better to book the tour 4-5 days in advance. If you have very specific schedule requirements, please book sooner. Last-minute bookings are possible, but availability is often limited.

Types of Tours
Tour Type Tour Name Highlights Meal
Hike Hike Maui Waterfalls & Rainforest Trails - Best Road to Hana Hiking Tours! • Explore one of the best Maui waterfall hikes & rainforest trails
• Swim in a waterfall
• Walk through lush tropical forests and a famous bamboo grove with expert guides
• Choose Full-Day (4.5 mile hike), Half-Day (2.5 mile hike), or Short Walk (1 mile hike)
Lunch
Scenic Tour Temptation Tours Road to Hana Tour & Deluxe Experience • Full-day Maui adventures along the 52-mile Road to Hana
• Comfortable 8-passenger limo-van
• Swim in a waterfall or at a secluded beach (conditions permitting)
Full Breakfast & 3-course Lunch
Scenic Tour Scenic Road to Hana Tour with Waterfall Swim & Black Sand Beach Adventure • Visit rainforests, waterfalls, and one of the best beaches in Maui
• Swim in a tropical waterfall or pool and visit famous Black Sand Beach
• Tour is fully narrated by an award winning driver and guide
• Premier mini-coach bus with deluxe big window
Continental breakfast & Lunch buffet
Small Group Legendary Road to Hana Maui Excursion Guided Journey with Breakfast & Lunch • Stop at state parks, Maui beaches and waterfalls along the way of this 114-mile excursion to Hana
• Pick-up & Drop-off from both of South Maui and West Maui
• Stop at one or two swimming locations
• Small groups of 10-12 per tour
Breakfast & Lunch
Private Tour Road to Hana Private Tours with Expert Local Guide • Stop anywhere you want along the Road to Hana
• Choose from 5-hour, 8-hour and 11-hour packages
• Each tour is private and itineraries are customizable
• All tours can take up to 15 passengers
No-host
Road to Hana Tour with Helicopter Ride Best of Maui Air & Land Combo - Haleakala Helicopter & Deluxe Road to Hana Tour • See all the most popular Maui attractions in one day! A 64-mile Hana Highway drive offers many exciting stops
• Fly above Haleakala Crater and explore Hana coast in a luxurious limo-van
• Swim at a waterfall or Black sand beach in Maui
Lunch
Waterfall Rappelling Tour Rappel Maui Waterfall Eco Adventure - Great for Beginners! • Take a short hike to a canyon featured in Jurassic Park
• Swim at the bottom of waterfall
• Safely rappel down waterfalls in a privately-owned botanical garden
• Maximum 8 participants per guide, so you will be assured personalized attention
Lunch
Zipline & Hike Tour Ultimate Eco Adventure - Zipline & Hana Hiking Tour with Waterfall Swim • Spend an exhilarating day with two popular Maui activities
• Zipline high above trees and deep gulches to see incredible views
• Join a naturalist guide and head down private trails to swim and jump in clear pools beneath waterfalls, enjoying the breathtaking vistas around you!
Lunch
Road to Hana Tour with Secret Cave Road to Hana Secret Cave Expedition - Rainforest, Waterfalls & Swim Adventure • Drive along the road to Hana Highway and explore the ancient Hana Lava Tube (Ka eleku Cave), one of Maui's hidden gems
• Take a refreshing swim at a waterfall or at a Black sand beach
Lunch

Popular Road to Hana Stops
Waterfalls State Parks
• Haipuaena Falls
• Pua a ka a Falls
• Seven Sacred Pools (Oheo Gulch) in Kipahulu Valley
• Waikani Falls
• Wailua Falls
• Waimoku Falls
• Twin Falls
• Haleakala National Park
• Kaumahina State Wayside Park
• Pua a Ka a State Wayside Park
• Waianapanapa State Park
• Wailua Valley State Wayside Park
Beach Lookout
• Hookipa Beach Park
• Waianapanapa or Pailoa Black Sand Beach)
• Hookipa Lookout
• Keanae Lookout & Keanae Peninsula
• Ulupalakua Lookout
Town Other Locations
• Hana Town
• Paia
• Wailua Town
• Hana Bay
• Hana Lava Tube (Kaeleku caverns)
• Hana Tropicals (Tropical Flower Farm and Orchid Nursery)
• Harold Rice Park in Kula
• Hasegawa General Store in Hana
• Honomanu Bay (Halfway to Hana)
• Kaupo area (Kaupo Trail / Kaupo Ranch)
• Keokea area
• Palapala Ho omau Church (Charles Lindbergh's Grave)
• Ulupalakua Ranch
• Wailua Valley

FAQ
Q: Are Road to Hana activities suitable for children?
A: Yes. Road to Hana tours are very kid-friendly things to do in Maui! The journey itself will be an exciting adventure with a series of 620 bends & 59 bridges and leads through verdant landscapes of lush rainforests, botanical gardens & cascading waterfalls and historic taro patches. Some activities have age restrictions, but children above the age limit are always encouraged to participate.
Note: Hawaii State Law requires children (7 years old and under) to ride in a child safety seat or a booster seat when riding in a motor vehicle.

Q: Are there any bathrooms on Road to Hana?
A: There are no bathrooms on Hana Highway itself. However, there are some toilets or porta-potties at state parks. You can ask your guide. As the road to Hana is a long drive, it's important to use the bathroom before you depart.

Q: Are tours available that go beyond the town of Hana?
A: Yes! Hana tours operated by Polynesian Adventure and Skyline Hawaii travel past Hana town to see the famous Seven Sacred Pools, Wailua Falls, and Kipahulu area.

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    See Maui's most popular attractions in one day! Fly above Haleakala Crater, explore Hana coast by car and swim at a black sand beach or at a waterfall. Enjoy a gourmet beach-side picnic lunch and get an exclusive tour of Hana Tropical Gardens.
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    Explore Maui's top attraction! Travel through rainforest, black sand beaches and swim at a waterfall. Create memories of a life time on this great adventure!
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    Explore the best Maui waterfall hikes and rainforest trails. Embark on a sightseeing tour of the Road to Hana with stops to hike with expert guides through lush tropical forests and a famous bamboo grove. You can even swim in one of the waterfalls!
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  4. Embark on an adventure with Skyline Hawaii and explore the scenic east coast of Maui from Paia to Hana & beyond. Drive along Hana Highway & visit Maui's most popular attractions! See waterfalls & swim at a black sand beach or tropical pound.
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    From USD177.03

    Sun, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    11.5 - 14 hour(s) (morning)
  5. Experience the beauty of Hana Coast, Maui's most popular destination. See waterfalls, hike through rainforests, visit black sand beaches and more!
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    4.5 - 10.5 hour(s) (morning)
  6. Drive along road to Hana Highway and take a refreshing swim at a waterfall or at a black sand beach! Explore an ancient cavern, one of Maui's best secret spots. Experience the magic of "Hana Down-Under".
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    From USD263.18

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    9 hour(s) (morning)
  7. Visit Maui's main sights on the road to Hana on a deluxe limo-van! Enjoy views of this island gem, learn about Hawaiian culture and stop for scrumptious beach-side picnic lunch.
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    From USD257.34

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  8. Kayak and snorkel along the calm waters of Maui, then head over for a hike through a lush rainforest for a swim under a Hawaiian waterfall. Explore Maui's coastline, see beautiful sea creatures and jump from two waterfalls!
    Meal Provided

    USD186.46

    Sun, Tue, Thu
    7.5 hour(s) (morning)
  9. Explore the many unique features of the islands on a comfortable Sedan or a Mercedes Sprinter on your way to heavenly Hana. Discover waterfalls, walk through exceptional beaches and swim at the Wainapanapa State Park's famous black sand beach.
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    From USD156.24

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  10. Embark on a thrilling adventure as you safely rappel down waterfalls and valley sides in a privately-owned botanical garden located along the famous Hana Highway, and enjoy a short hike through a lush rainforest to a canyon featured in Jurassic Park.
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    USD228.12

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    7 - 9.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  11. Enjoy a unique zipline adventure and then take a hike into the stunning tropical rainforests along the Hana Highway for unforgetable fun at two waterfalls!
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    From USD238.54

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