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  • Location: Maui, Hawaii
  • Duration:  9 hours (approx.)
Awaken your senses on this small-group day trip highlighting Maui’s best sights, scents and tastes! With your guide, travel to the top of Maui’s highest peak at Haleakala National Park and take in stunning panoramic views of the Hawaiian Islands. Then, explore the fragrant lavender fields at the Maui Lavender farm before touring a winery and sampling some exquisite local wines. Enjoy incredible views along the way as you travel by deluxe limo-van with just a handful of other passengers.

A light breakfast, full lunch and hotel pickup and drop-off are included, making this tour the perfect way to explore the less-traveled paths of Maui in comfort and style.

Highlights

  • 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!

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What You Can Expect

Small-Group Maui Tour: Haleakala National Park, Lavender Farm and Wine Tasting

Comfortable Transport by Luxury Limo-Van

If you've already seen Maui’s beaches and are looking for a different adventure, take a day trip to discover some of the island’s more off-the-beaten-path gems. Awaken your senses on this 9-hour, small-group trip to Haleakala National Park, as well as a lavender farm and a winery. Travel aboard a luxurious and comfortable limo-van with a maximum of eight passengers.

After pickup from your hotel in the morning, drive to Pa'ia for a light morning snack. Then, enjoy a leisurely drive to Haleakala National Park, home to ‘The House of the Sun’ -- a dormant volcano and the tallest peak on Maui. Arrive at the visitor’s center at the 10,023-foot (3,055-m) summit and take in breathtaking panoramic views of the crater. From Pu’u Ula Ula (Red Hill), admire 360-degree views of the Big Island, West Maui, Lanai and Molokai.

Next, descend into the serene gardens of the Maui Lavender farm. Explore the fields of lavender that grow year-round and let the fresh, invigorating fragrance fill your senses and lift your spirit. After touring the farm, feel free to visit the gift shop that sells more than 75 lavender products made directly from the gardens.

At the farm, enjoy a delectable Pacific Rim lunch as you hear about the mystical side of lavender. Served on linen table cloths, lunch includes hibachi-grilled chicken, fresh mahimahi, fruits and more. A sample menu can be found in the Itinerary section.

Continue past rolling green pastures, serene mountain vistas and beautiful seascapes to Ulupalakua Ranch, where Tedeschi Vineyards is located. This historic ranch was visited by King Kalakaua and Queen Kapi’olani in 1874 and was famed for its hospitality and agricultural prowess. Here, visit the tasting room, formerly the king’s cottage, where you’ll taste a variety of wines. Sample the winery's signature pineapple wine; taste some Ulupalakua wine, a beautiful blend of merlot and Syrah; and savor a lovely sparkling blush wine.

Lastly, visit the Hawaiian paniolo (cowboy) town of Makawao. Enjoy ample time to take a stroll and explore this historic place at your leisure. Visit Viewpoints Gallery, operated exclusively by Maui artists; Hot Island Glass, the only glass-blowing studio on Maui; or any of the various locally owned shops.

Afterward, you’ll be taken back to your hotel at approximately 5pm.

Itinerary

Pacific Rim lunch menu:

Choice of Southpointe and Pacifica main course:
  • Grilled herb-marinated chicken breast
  • Kula mixed organic greens
  • Roasted corn and black bean relish
  • Buttermilk ranch dressing and a roasted garlic tortilla

Lightly blackened 7-spice seared ono
  • Kula organic greens
  • Black olive and caper relish
  • Wasabi aioli spread and a sundried tomato tortilla

Accompanied with:
  • Fresh garden vegetable pasta salad with basil pesto vinaigrette
  • Chilled Maui Gold pineapple
  • Triple-chocolate fudge brownie with toasted Hamakua-grown macadamia nuts

*Vegetarian main course substitute:
  • Lettuce wraps filled with veggies
  • Roasted corn and black bean relish with a Maui herb and garlic vinaigrette dipping sauce

Lunch is elegantly served on linen tablecloths with linen napkins, crystalline plates and flatware, and includes tropical island fruit juices and bottled water.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2013

The small group tour to Haleakala with a lavender farm visit and wine tasting was a great way to spend a day on Maui. We started with a stop to have some coffee and breakfast while looking for whales along the coast, and then continued on the long and winding (take dramamine if you get car sick!) ride up to the volcano. After a few minutes to check out the views, we headed back down to stop at a lavender farm for lunch before heading to our final stop, a winery that makes several kinds of wine, including a very unique - and very sweet - pineapple wine. Our guide was great; he was informative and funny and shared a lot of information about life on Maui. The tour was a long one, but we loved the chance to see so many diverse areas of Maui in one day.

4 star rating: Recommended February 2014

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.

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