Lahaina, Hawaii, US
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Approximately 9 Hours
Meals not included
Experience the legendary and memorable Hana Highway on this exclusive full-day expedition designed for just eight guests. From the black sands of Wai'anapanapa State Park to the shimmering waters of Waikani Falls, the road to Hana reveals an unspoiled paradise lost in time -- the ideal way to capture the essence of Maui's rain forest coast while discovering and learning about the native Hawaiian people, their culture and the 50th state.
Leaving the pier in Lahaina, stretch out in a luxurious, air-conditioned limo-van and drive in air-conditioned comfort across the island to the famous Hana Coast. As you take the winding Hana Highway, photo opportunities abound with many stops along the way.
At Kaumahina State Wayside Park, let the surf tickle your toes on the black sand beach and enjoy great views of the rugged coastline and the Ke'anae Peninsula. This portion of the highway passes lava pinnacles, taro patches, an old Hawaiian village, and a church built in 1860. A stop here provides breakfast cake, juice and coffee as well as fantastic views and an opportunity to listen to the expert commentary of your knowledgeable guides.
Marvel at the hidden splendor of Honomanu and Nuaailua Bays and the visual feast of fruit-laden trees -- mangoes, java plums and avocados -- in the Ko'olau Forest Reserve.
Time is allowed for an alfresco picnic lunch served by the sea. Hana Beach State Park is the setting for fresh wraps of grilled herb-marinated chicken breast, lightly blackened seven-spice seared ono (fish) in a Maui-made tortilla wrap, or a fresh vegetarian/vegan/gluten-free wrap. Salads, Maui Gold pineapple, and triple-chocolate fudge brownie with toasted Hamakua macadamia nuts round out your meal.
Natural attractions include native hala, a lava tube, natural stone arch, sea stacks, blowholes and perhaps some seabirds.
The return trip happens at a Maui-style and includes swimming in a freshwater pool under a cascading waterfall at Pua'a Ka'a State Park (weather and stream conditions permitting).
Participants must be able to walk 1,000 feet on their own and independently enter/exit the limo van. There is no storage space in the vehicle for wheelchairs/walkers. Dress in layers. Wear your swimsuit under your clothing; bring a towel, biodegradable sunscreen and a hat. Bring a light cover-up for variable weather conditions. Maximum weight is 325 lbs. The route is very winding. Guests who are prone to motion sickness should consider this before booking and/or take appropriate medication. Minimum age is 18 years.