Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Maui Day Trip: Hana Adventure from Oahu. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.
It's a long day - we had to be at Honolulu airport at 5 am and got back around 7 pm - but it was worth it. We had Mika as a driver/guide. What a terrific guy! He knows every pothole, turnout and vista point on the road and has a wealth of knowledge about Hawaii, Maui, and the Hana area. He also provided unlimited bottled water and soft drinks. Most of the group opted for the buffet lunch (about $30 extra), but we chose the box lunch ($10) and were delighted with it. Choice of sandwiches, packed in an insulated lunch bag with chips, fruit and a bottle of water. Mika would tell us what photo ops were coming up, stop when he could for them, or drive very slowly so we could snap them. The side windows were nice and clean for that purpose. There were also a number of planned stops ranging from 5-45 minutes. Scattered showers that day, but they didn't bother us, and we had a marvelous time. I've always wanted to see the area, but didn't want to drive the road. This is definitely the way to do it!
The tour company has easily identifiable company reps met us at Honolulu Airport to get us checked in for our flight and at Maui airport to get us onto the bus (holds 25 passengers). They made sure we knew where we would check in for the flight back to Honolulu. They also provided a continental breakfast with plenty of coffee and juices. A wonderful organization. We highly recommend them and are delighted Viator booked us with them.
The rainforest was beautiful, our driver was friendly and very informative on history, nature, and resident of the area.
I must repeat what I said about our trip to Pearl Harbour. Very professinal guide and great trip. We were very sutisfied and I can Viator recommend to my friends. Pavla Macurova
The trip was excellent and well coordinated. Started out with a pick-up at our hotel to the airport and flying into Maui. A coordinator was waiting for us at the Honolulu airport and briefed us on what is going to happen through the day. As soon as we landed in Maui Airport another coordinator was waiting for us and guided us to the tour shuttle. The tour guide was quite knowledgeable about the region. We also took another tour (longer than this) and compared to that guide this guide paled and boring. It could be her personality and probably cannot hold against her, but it was sleepy at times.
Overall, the trip was good and enjoyable.
For those interested in rainforest scenery, waterfalls and beautiful mountains then this is the place.
This is definitely NOT for the faint-hearted!! My friends and I felt sick at the end of the day, after having to get up so early to catch the flight, and then travelling in the bus all day along winding roads with no ventilation....scenery was breathtaking and all, but if you get carsick easily, I wouldn't recommend this...