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Go deep into Hawaiian ‘cowboy country’ on a full-day, small-group luxury day trip to Haleakala National Park and the Hana Coast Rainforest, that explores Maui’s wildest and most scenic landscapes. Peek over the rim of a massive volcanic crater then visit a countryside town surrounded by farms and ranches. Enjoy an opulent picnic and stroll through a lush, tropical rainforest; get a glimpse of traditional life in the community of Ke’anae, take in sweeping views of the coast then spot windsurfers in the breaking waves at Ho’okipa Beach. 


  • Small-group luxury day trip to Haleakala National Park and the Hana Coast rainforest
  • Visit Maui’s beautiful highlights and journey along the rugged Pacific coastline aboard a luxury limo-van
  • Soak in breathtaking panoramas from Haleakala Crater and visit the paniolo (cowboy) town of Makawao
  • Dine on a gourmet Pacific Rim lunch in a scenic location
  • Explore stunning waterfalls and bamboo forests of the Hana Coast rainforest
  • Enjoy a light morning snack and ice-cold soft drinks on board
  • Small-group tour limited to eight people ensures a more personalized experience

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

A fantastic luxury adventure with something for everyone! Conquer the summit of Haleakala, wander through a bamboo forest and learn all about Hawaiian cowboys in Makawao. The fresh gourmet lunch in a scenic location is a wonderful perk -- no deli sandwiches here!

What You Can Expect

Small-Group Luxury Day Trip to Haleakala National Park and Hana Coast Rainforest

Luxury Van Interior

After early-morning pickup from your Maui hotel, enjoy a light morning snack and begin your journey by luxury 8-seater limo-van to Haleakala National Park and the Hana Coast rainforest.

Travel through the picturesque Central Valley for 1.5 to 2 hours, depending on your pickup location, and ascend to the pinnacle of Haleakala National Park at 10,023 feet (3,055 meters). When you arrive at the visitor’s center on the rim of the Haleakala Crater, marvel at breathtaking panoramas and enjoy countless photo opportunities before descending along the scenic mountain drive.

See cattle and dairy ranches on the way to the Hawaiian paniolo town of Makawao, which still has hitching posts from back when horses were more common than cars. Today, this quaint, rustic town is home to an eclectic group of little shops and boutiques, which you can browse during your free time here.

In between sightseeing, head to a scenic location -- depending on the weather and the group's preferences -- to relax and enjoy a gourmet Pacific Rim lunch served on linen tablecloths. Indulge in delectable dishes like grilled chicken, seared ono, organic mixed greens, vegetable pasta salad, fresh fruit and a fudge brownie.

After lunch, travel east through Ha’iku, whose grass is a beautiful emerald green. See bountiful avocados, citrus fruits, bananas and exotic flowers growing in the countryside before arriving finally at the spectacular Hana Coast rainforest. Get out and stretch your legs and explore stunning waterfalls and bamboo forests, soaking in the tropical atmosphere.

Hop back in the limo-van and continue on the Road to Hana, along the rugged Pacific coast, to the farming community of Ke’anae. Here, walk around and discover a traditional way of life that has endured for more than 500 years.

On your return journey, stop by Ho’okipa Beach, which reigns supreme as the world's premier windsurfing beach. Get out and feel the cool ocean breeze, and catch a glimpse of talented windsurfers putting on an aquatic show!

You'll arrive back at your Maui hotel in the early evening.


Pacific Rim lunch menu:

Choice of Southpointe or 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 wrap 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

Bonnie O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This was a fabulous trip and our guide, Jay, was great. He was extremely informational, engaging, and courteous. He provided a very nice breakfast and lunch. This was a great way to visit both Haleakala and see the Hana Coast Rainforest. I definitely recommend this tour to others.

Linda P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

We were the only 2 booked for this day. Les, our driver, made this very good. He took us up to the crater for great views. Then because we had alreadt done the Hana Coast trip, he took us around places we had not been to. We saw various homes of famous people and many of the major hotels. Les, was very informative about lots of places and things around our tour.

Margaret B. R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

The tour gave us a good look at two locations that we probably wouldn't have undertaken by ourselves. Les, our guide, gave us great information that helped us understand the Island and what we were seeing. He went out of his way to point out special spots before we got to them so we could be ready with our cameras. Great, personal tour.

Kenneth H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Great tour. Les was awesome. Fun and informative.

Gabrielle S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

The tour guides - Mike and Bill - were exceptional and very funny. My son was a picky eater, but they accommodated his needs. The tour was excellent - except that one of the other participants had a cold which both my son and I caught making the end of our trip to Maui a little different than we expected.

Steven H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

It was a magnificent tour. Les Allison was very accommodating. His driving was excellent. His knowledge and storytelling ability was great. Viator provided an excellent day for us. Everything was top notch.

Elizabeth G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Our tour guide, Les, was OUTSTANDING! He was very knowledgeable about the history, culture, and current events of the islands. Lunch was very fresh and delicious! Les' kindness made our tour that much more enjoyable.

Dean S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This was a fabulous tour. Our tour guide, Sean, was very knowledgeable of everything from history to geology, food to music, botany to astronomy. The drive to the top of Haleakala was spectacular and although one can do it themselves, it is much better to have a driver who can explain things.

Gracy S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

Great tour. We were a family of five and ended up being the only ones on the tour. We got aazing pics of Haleakala. We had two kids which is why we chose this tour since I wasnt sure if they would enjoy a car ride to Hana but this was perfect. One day and we got amazing pics. Lunch was at a lavendar farm and the food was good.

Kathleen B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

Our recent trip to the national park and the Hana rainforest was exceptional. Our driver was very nice and informative about the area and the people who live there. Unfortunately it was raining when we reached the top of the crater but the trip up was still interesting. The rainforest was a nice compliment to the park and worth seeing. Throughout the day we were able to get out and look around and take pictures. We learned a great deal. It was definitely worth it!

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