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clock-o8 - 9 ore (appross.)
TransportPrelievo dall'hotel offerto
ticket-oBiglietto mobile
commentDisponibile in: Inglese

Panoramica

Dal paesaggio lunare del cratere di Haleakalā fino al punto panoramico dello Iao Needle, esplora il meglio del centro di Maui in questo tour guidato molto istruttivo. Viene offerto un comodo servizio di prelievo, inoltre il tour prevede una visita alla storica località di Wailuku, una zona stravagante ma di tendenza. Scopri la storia agricola, gli aneddoti e le leggende dell'isola e alcuni dei suoi migliori paesaggi, dalle valli a alle vette.
"Lo Iao Valley State Park resterà chiuso per un periodo indeterminato a causa di danni provocati da piogge e alluvioni. I tour saranno comunque operativi e verranno effettuate fermate alternative".

Questo tour di 8 ore nel centro di Maui inizia con il prelievo dall'hotel, dove una guida professionista ti farà conoscere l'isola. Esplorerai sia parchi statali sia parchi nazionali e, nel mentre, potrai ascoltare la storia dell'isola, e persino dare un'occhiata della storica Wailuku, la sede del governo della contea.

Alla prima tappa, addentrati nella zona chiamata Maui Upcountry prima di giungere al cratere del vulcano Haleakalā, uno dei punti più spettacolari e conosciuti dell'isola. Questo vulcano di 3.055 metri è dormiente dal 1790 e si estende per oltre 13.000 ettari di coni di scorie e foresta tropicale incontaminata.

Dopo essere sceso dalla montagna e aver pranzato, attraverso i campi di canne da zucchero che ondeggiano al vento per arrivare al famoso Iao Needle, dove il re Kamehameha lottò tenacemente per ottenere il controllo di Maui. Una breve camminata ti porta al punto panoramico da cui vedere il pinnacolo boscoso ergersi a 366 m dal suolo della valle sullo sfondo dei pendi verdeggianti. Più tardi, in cima al Wailuku, visita la storica chiesa di Ka'ahumanu, che si staglia sulla Iao Valley, e ascolta la storia di questo pittoresco edificio sacro costruito nel 1876.

Durante l'ultimo tratto di viaggio, passa accanto alle fattorie e ai campi di Wailuku per tornare all'hotel verso metà pomeriggio; ti rimarrà abbastanza tempo per organizzare la serata, ammesso che tu ne abbia ancora le forze.

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J
, dic 2018

This tour was enjoyable, and our guide, Judy, was fun and informative. It really cannot be called an ag tour, as we just drove through mostly fallow farmland, but the rest was as described - and the guide gave us lots of information and fun facts. Unfortunately the weather did not cooperate, and the crater at the top was completely engulfed in fog, but the trip was well worth it.

m
, ott 2018

Well organized tour in small group to visit central Maui away from the beaches. Our guide was very knowledgeable and made everything possible to make the day trip enjoyable.

k
, feb 2018

We really enjoyed our day on this tour. Our driver told wonderful stories and was a very nice man. So glad we could leave the driving to someone else while we enjoyed the view.

The remaining comments are only for the company and I do not want to include in the review. We called the local phone number the day before our trip and were told that we would be picked up at our hotel at 6:30 rather than 600AM. But there must have been an automated phone system that left 1 message on our answering machine in Maui and 2 messages on our home phone machine in Seattle that our driver was waiting for us and was needing to leave without us. I find that a bit annoying that your system isn't in touch better with your local people. thanks

F
, gen 2018

Our tour guide was informative! She made our trip enjoyable.

B
, gen 2018

Perfect tour. Definitely wear very warm clothing. The wait in the cold, the very early rise....all worth the incredible view.

F
, dic 2017

The Day Trip was great! Uncle Charlie, the driver/tour guide is local and very knowledgeable.

s
, dic 2017

This was a wonderful tour and really worth the money. There was hotel pickup and drop off with food, snacks and drinks also provided. Our tour guide was excellent and stopped at all the viewing places on the way and also explained to us in detail all the roadside views too while driving with full attention. This tour should absolutely be a part of every Maui vacation....!!

M
, nov 2017

Our main goal was to see Haleakala and we were not disappointed by the beautiful scenery. We were lucky to have weather on our side when we visited Nov 9 2017. Our tour bus only took us up to the visitor's center as we were informed that the summit which was 0.5 miles away up a slope is not accessible to tour buses, only people in cars or on foot. Truth is if we could have 20 more minutes, we could have walked up to the summit. That is a pity, particularly in light of how much we spent stuffing around elsewhere see below!

But what is quite a negative for us is the organization of the tour. Our party of 3 were picked up from our hotel at Kaanapali at 6.15am and, along with 4 other people picked up along the way, taken to a car park at Maalaea. We arrived at Maalaea at around 6.45am. Then the driver said something about having to wait because our driver had not arrived. He did not explain further. Eventually the real tour bus and driver arrived at around 7.20am and told us that we had to wait till 7.45am to leave to go to the airport at Kahului to pick up some others arriving from Waikiki. By the time everyone was assembled it was 8.30am before we actually started the tour. We had wasted 2 whole hours of our time and rather frustrated because that arrangement was not made clear to us from the start. Had we been clearly told upfront, we could at least have gone and checked out Maalaea while we were idly waiting around at the car park.

After Haleakala, the tour guide announced that we were going to a restaurant at Makawao for lunch where tables had been booked for us. We all knew that the tour did not include lunch but nothing was said in the tour info about being taken to a designated restaurant. We ate at the restaurant anyway as we were too embarrassed not to, particularly since the restaurant staff came out to meet us at the parking lot. The food quality was good but we were not happy we were not told of this arrangement upfront and did not feel like we had a choice not to eat there. A couple of fellow travelers did choose not to eat at the restaurant because they had packed their own lunch - they were also annoyed by the lack of communication in this regard.

All in all - the scenery was great but there is much room for improvement in terms of managing customer expectations with better communication.

D
, ott 2017

The visits to Haleakala and Iao Valley were brilliant - very picturesque and the guide Nettie was excellent. Final stop in Central Maui was very brief and seemed more for transfer purposes.

P
, set 2017

Beautiful!!


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