- Small-group day trip on Maui
- Travel to the summit of Haleakala, the tallest peak on Maui, for breathtaking views of the crater and other Hawaiian Islands
- Explore a fragrant lavender farm and learn about this relaxing floral plant from your guide
- Tour a family-owned vineyard and taste several local wines including red wine, sparkling wine and the winery’s famous pineapple wine
- Enjoy free time to explore the paniolo (cowboy) town of Makawao on your own
- A light breakfast and Pacific Rim lunch are included
- Small-group tour limited to eight passengers ensures a more personalized experience
Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour
Experience a different side to Maui on this intimate tour that combines the spellbinding views from the top of Haleakala with visits to a rustic old cowboy town, a fragrant lavender farm and a local winery. Make sure to try the pineapple wine!
Recent Photos of This Tour
- The view from HaleakalaPhoto by: Katie H
- Cold up on HaleakalaPhoto by: Katie H
- Gazebo at the lavender farmPhoto by: Katie H
- The lavender farmPhoto by: Katie H
- The vanPhoto by: Katie H
- A hiking trail on top of the ...Photo by: Katie H
- On our way above the cloudsPhoto by: Katie H
- Looking for whalesPhoto by: Katie H
What You Can Expect
- Grilled herb-marinated chicken breast
- Kula mixed organic greens
- Roasted corn and black bean relish
- Buttermilk ranch dressing and a roasted garlic tortilla
- Kula organic greens
- Black olive and caper relish
- Wasabi aioli spread and a sundried tomato tortilla
- Fresh garden vegetable pasta salad with basil pesto vinaigrette
- Chilled Maui Gold pineapple
- Triple-chocolate fudge brownie with toasted Hamakua-grown macadamia nuts
- Lettuce wraps filled with veggies
- Roasted corn and black bean relish with a Maui herb and garlic vinaigrette dipping sauce
Although I have been to Maui several times, this tour showed me places that I had never even known about. Our guide Michael was very knowledgeable about the island's history, and shared many local insights. The van was very comfortable. I would definitely recommend this particular tour to anyone who wants a bigger picture of Maui than just the golf courses and beaches, and doesn't want to deal with 25-50 people in a group. The van only accommodates 6 passengers, so there is a lot of personal attention for each one. For me, it was a day well-spent. I would agree with some of the other reviewers about the confusing description of the food served. We stopped along side the road at a nice view point for coffee cake and juice on the way up to Haleakala in the morning. At the lavender farm we were served a lovely picnic lunch of cold wraps choice of chicken or fish, pasta salad, and cookies. All were very tasty and freshly made. Don't expect a hot, sit-down meal. In my opinion, it was the perfect compliment to the setting and the type of tour. All the stops, including Maui Winery, had some sort of interesting history. Since the weather was nearly perfect the day of our tour, we had wonderful views of the island throughout the entire drive. I thoroughly enjoyed it!
The Haleakala National Park was great, what a view. It would have been nice if the Lavender Farm was in bloom, but it was still beautiful. The wine tasting was great, we went away with a bottle of pineapple wine. Our guide was fun and it was a great day.
Although we had an interesting tour and a good day, we were disappointed in some aspects of our luxury tour. For one thing, on reading the itinerary for the day we were promised a BBQ lunch with some menu choices; however we got a cold picnic lunch which consisted of a wrap,cold salad, a brownie and a bottle of water,.This was the same lunch that we received on the Hana Tour the week before. Also the continental breakfast was disappointing--although the pound cake was fine,the coffee was a bag in a styro foam cup with luke warm water from a thermos.We were expecting a nice hot cup of good Hawaiian coffee. Tour of the Haleakala national Park was good, and our driver was a good guide, but what the luxury tour offered over a regular tour was not worth all the extra money. The tour was almost $500.00 per couple. We were not impressed with the lavender farm at this time of year-nothing very significant, and the same with the wine tasting. I have been to several wine tours,and this did not measure up ,for the amount of money invested.This was our second luxury tour, and after being disappointed with some aspects of both,decided to cancel the third tour. You would be better off taking a regular tour and spending your money on other activities.
Such a waste of time and money! It saddens me to think the 3 of us paid 720 for this tour and wasted 9 hours of our vacation. Breakfast was a piece of pound cake on the side of the road and the extravagant sounding lunch that was promised was nothing more than cold wraps, pasta salad and a brownie on a picnic table with a white tablecloth. Not impressed with any aspect of this tour! Long and boring trip! The lavender farm was nothing more than a few plants scattered here and there and the gift shop well the gift shop had only a few lavender items. My daughter and I walked in and right away looked at each other and said, this is it?. If I had to choose a best part of the tour, I guess it would be the wine tasting and then we only got to taste 3 wines! Bottom line, I had rather pay 720 not to take this tour again and have my time spent at a beautiful beach!