4.5 star rating: Recommended 18 Reviews

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  • Location:Maui, Hawaii
  • Duration:6 hours (approx.)

Kahului Shore Excursion: Maui Tropical Plantation and Iao Valley Tour

While you’re in port in Maui, bask in its natural tropical beauty at Iao Valley, where you’ll marvel at the Iao Needle. At the Maui Tropical Plantation, let your senses delight in Hawaii's native flower and food crops.


  • Tour Maui Tropical Plantation and learn about the history of the native crops
  • Sample delicious, local and hand-picked Hawaiian fruits
  • Visit the lush Iao Valley and soak in the beautiful views
  • Learn about the fascinating history of Iao Valley
  • Free port pickup and drop-off
  • Covered by Viator's worry-free policy: guaranteed on-time return to your ship

What You Can Expect

Kahului Shore Excursion: Maui Tropical Plantation and Iao Valley Tour

Iao Valley

After being picked up from Kahului Pier, your Maui shore excursion starts with a drive to Iao Valley. Enter the lush forest at Iao Valley and learn about the history of Iao, the beautiful daughter of Maui. The 2,250- foot (685-meters) green-mantled Iao Needle overlooks Iao Stream, and the steep cliffs of the West Maui Mountains provide scenic views.

It was at Iao Valley in 1790 that King Kamehameha conquered Maui in order to unite the Hawaiian Islands, and changed the course of Hawaiian history. Take a leisurely hike and enjoy the exhibits at the valley’s Hawaii Nature Center.

Next, enter the Maui Tropical Plantation. You'll learn about Hawaii's 14 most- popular flower and food crops, such as papaya, guava, mango, taro, macadamia nuts and coffee. See a coconut- husking demonstration, feast on the delicious fresh fruits and capture the agricultural beauty of Maui.

Worry-free Shore Excursion:
We will ensure your timely return back to the ship in Kahului Pier for this activity. If your ship is delayed and you are unable attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

We had a great time on this excursion, our driver Stephanie was charming and full of knowledge. This was a great way to appreciate the beauty of Maui.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

We again were pleased with the personnel handling the check in and the bus driver knowledge. There was a group of 19 that showed up late and the bus driver came back to get them. The saving versus NCL price was worth it.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2013

Guide was knowledgable and the scenes were beautiful

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2013

Wonderful day!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2012

Iao Valley was such a beautiful site and the plantation was interesting and informative. I'd definitely recommend this tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2012

My wife and I were both on electric scooters . We at all times received extra help on and off the bus.We were able to easily negotiate the ramp to the top of the lookout for the sensationally beautiful valley. The aquarium was first class, almost on a par with the "Monterey Bay" in California.At no time was there any difficulty with the scooters. No worries , just fun!
Ken and Loretta V C.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2011


4 star rating: Recommended June 2014

A good day . The Valley was so serene and green. Beautiful. The Planation tour was fun and very informative . Our guide was quite funny which made for a great afternoon. T'N'T

4 star rating: Recommended February 2014

Beautiful and totally enjoyed the Aquarium!

4 star rating: Recommended June 2013

Tropical plantation well worth the trip alone

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