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Private Road to Hana Tour

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From $475.00

43 reviews   (5.00)

Price varies by group size

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Pricing Info: Per Person


Departs: Hawaii, Hawaii

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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We take you places the bus tours don't for an unforgettable experience driving around Haleakala Volcano through the rainforest of East Maui with a private guide. As a result, there are numerous places not listed in our outline for a reason, making your private tour flexible with additional suggestions along the way, while being educated about Hawaiian history, flora, fauna and Volcanology. Choose between Hana and Back Rainforest Tour or Full Road to Hana Loop.

Discover numerous waterfalls for picture taking and swimming! Stunning coastline views; explore black sand beaches, red sand beaches, local beaches, bamboo forests, lava tubes, a blowhole, backside of Haleakala (Hana Loop only) for a completely different experience with panoramic views, wildlife and more!

Enjoy excellent local foods, farm to table experiences, tasty Hawaiian snack stands with a variety of local flavors.

Waianapanapa State Park entry fees are not included. Reserve in advance through their website (optional).

What's Included

Bottled water

Extra towels, first aid kit, Dramamine, hand wipes, hand sanitizer

Fresh local banana bread

Pair of trekking poles, head lights, underwater lights

Umbrellas, paper towels, trash bags, & other necessities

What's Not Included

Food and drinks

Gratuities (Optional/Recommended)

Traveler Information

  • CHILD: Age: 5 - 11
  • ADULT: Age: 12 - 75

Additional Info

  • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
  • Bring sturdy shoes with traction for uneven surfaces, preferably all-in-one shoes for getting wet and crossing waterfall streams
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Not recommended for travelers with mobility issues
  • Not recommended for travelers with spinal injuries
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness
  • A maximum of 7 people per booking.
  • Bring bathings suits for optional swimming
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Masks are optional inside our vehicles or while hiking and exploring nature due to oxygen levels needed for healthy stamina and prolonged energy for the day. Disposable masks are provided, if need.
  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Refunds will not be issued if tour/activity is missed due to late or non-arrival of cruise ship
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Experience may be cancelled due to Insufficient travelers
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

What To Expect

Waterfall viewing. Swimming and jumping waterfalls (optional)

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Ke‘anae Point
Scenic views at a peninsula town. Tasty Hawaiian snacks (banana bread, smoothies, pineapple, etc)

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Bamboo Forest
View beautiful bamboo forests on our scenic drive or hike in! (optional)

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Hana Lava Tubes
Colossal size lava tubes! Entry fee per person (optional)

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

Hamoa Beach
Picturesque views of a favorite local beach. Swimming (optional)

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Wailua Falls
Full Hana Loop Tour Only for viewing or swimming (optional). Largest waterfall on Road to Hana.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Charles Lindbergh's Grave
Full Hana Loop Tour only (optional)

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free


Fantastic and memorable private road to Hana tour
267iant, 26-08-2022
Brilliant day with Terence our guide. From start to finish he made our day truly memorable. As a family we wanted to see all the beauty of this route, but didn’t want the distraction (and likely argument’s!) of driving the busy/windy road ourselves. We chose Makana based on their great reviews and definitely chose well. Terence knew all the best places to go and skilfully avoided the popular tourist spots at the busiest times, meaning we felt like the route was just ours. Terence is a genuine family man with a great outlook on life and brilliant knowledge of the Island and we enjoyed chatting to him throughout the day. We spent around 12 hours together (at least 2 hours more than advertised) and at no time did we feel rushed. He tailored the trip to the activities and pace that suited us. Jumping into and off the waterfalls was a huge highlight, but everything about the whole day was spot on. It’s not a cheap day, but all things considered, we feel we got real value and cannot recommend this tour enough. Do it !
Amazing Trip
amydU9008MN, 14-07-2022
We had a fabulous day with Keola. He connected well with our two teens and quickly gauged our family's interests. The scenery was amazing, and it was so relaxing to have Keola driving and managing the flow of the day. His knowledge and willingness to share about the history and culture of Hawaii was an added bonus.
Hana tailored for us
Verlon_J, 26-06-2022
We loved the waterfalls and the foliage. Hana is a beautiful place to visit. Our guide was helpful in tailoring our experience to our specific taste. We had ages ranging from 14 to 65 and all was pleased.
Don't leave Maui without doing this!
Amy T, 14-06-2022
We were delighted to have Terrance as our guide. He was amazing and knew so much about the island. As soon as he picked us up we felt comfortable with him. By the time our day was done, we felt like ohana. He knew of some spots that most people wouldn't see had they been driving by on their own so we really had no crowds the entire day. We had pools to ourselves. I'm so glad I didn't have to drive. The road isn't as bad as most say it is but if I was driving I wouldn't be able to see anything other than the road. The banana bread that we got was amazing and we rationed it so we were able to enjoy it for over a week. Definitely take some kind of water shoes because you will be climbing over rocks if you are into jumping in the water. Thank you Demian and Terrance! Amy and Catherine from South Carolina
Amazing Experience
Sallygonesilly, 03-05-2022
Such an amazing tour. Zak was an awesome, knowledgable guide. He showed us so many cool views and plants. You could tell he really has a passion for this and provided us with so much information and had great recommendations for stops. He drove safe and I usually get nauseous on long car trips and was fine. My husband and I have physical limitations and Zak accommodated to our needs. It rained a lot of our trip, but it was honestly better that way because the waterfalls were even more amazing to see. Would highly recommend!
Excellent Tour
emilyj325, 21-10-2022
We had the best day with Terence. This was by far the best private tour we have been on and we have done several in various countries. Terence made it a relaxed and comfortable day. He hit everything on our wish list while always showing us many surprises we would have never known to see on our own. He was mindful of our pace and limitations without it ever being awkward. He even extended the tour by 30 minutes to get in one last stop. Don’t hesitate and book this tour!
Best Dad/Daughter day was with Zack!
F5905SEtarah, 26-01-2023
I took my dad to Maui as a gift for his retirement and because it was very much needed after the year he has had. Not to get too heavy here but we took this tour on the year anniversary of my mom passing away, and I'm really glad that we did. Zack was our guide and there's no way I can tell you how special he made this day for us. My dad has stories for days about all the places Zack took us to and the wealth of information he shared about literally everything we encountered on our ten hour trip - the man knows all the things, I challenge you to try and stump him. He kept the day moving along and always knew what we should be heading to next, and knows how to read the room. I'm so happy that I booked the private tour for us - We really got to see so much that way and had great conversation with Zack the whole time. Although my dad was very quiet that day, he has talked non stop to his friends about everything we saw. And after being a chicken for about 20 minutes, I jumped off a waterfall and was jacked the rest of the day. My dad has some mobility issues that have creeped up recently, but Zack tailored our activities so he could enjoy the fun and still be safe. My dad and I both agree that this was the best day of our trip - and I'll carry this day with me forever. Thank you Zack - you weren't aware but you made a very difficult day for us so much brighter.
Fantastic day of sites and adventure on the Road to Hana
BostonFlyGurl, 16-01-2023
We had a fantastic private tour with Terence- He had loads of suggested stops and listened to our preferences in order to accommodate our wishes. We never felt rushed and we found all kinds of off the beaten path (but close to the road) things to see and do. This experience was 100% better than the last time I did the Road to Hana without an expert guide.

We also took some hikes that, while not dangerous, would have looked to uncertain to go on without Terence's expert guidance - he would literally show us where to step and grab to make things as safe as possible. He also had great food suggestions along the way!

Terence is also a super nice guy and easy to spend the entire day with. I look forward to connecting with them again when I am back in town.

Five stars all around!
Beauty, fun, food, adventure
981wendig, 22-12-2022
Terence our tour guide was great!! Knew all the right spots; patient, fun & met our needs! He knew how to navigate the road & how to pick better spots for fun & adventure. Very knowledgeable.
Demian was very helpful in scheduling.