Loved Maui. I would stay here next time in Hawaii rather than Oahu.
This was really an awesome trip!
Early start but so very worth it and the scenery was spectacular.
Definitely recommend as must do when going for Maui.
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
Maui was a great place to visit, although we had a guide from upstate NY that was more intent on commenting on the driving of others and the appearances of pedestrians than sharing any information about the area. I'm sure I missed some of what he said, because I started tuning him out after the 1st hour. The provided lunch left a lot to be desired, as it was plain rice and bland grilled chicken... not at all what you would expect with all of the amazing local choices. It was also disappointing that with all of the roadside stands with fresh local fruit, the only stop we made was at the stand that sold the driver's favorite banana bread. We did our best to enjoy the experience, but it would have been much better without Wayne's rambling commentary.
Mikey New Zealand
I had a very enjoyable time on this tour around Maui, Roy who was our driver and guide for the day was wonderful and had a plethora of historical knowledge to share with us throughout the whole tour. Make sure you get plenty of sleep the night before the tour, as it's a very long day beginning at 4:30am till 7pm. Unfortunately our return flight was delayed, and our bus pick up after we landed back in Oahu missed us? I had to call them and organise another pick up for 5 of us, the bus eventually collected us after 9pm, so it was a very very long day, and a frustrating way to end what was a wonderful day. Apart from this hick up, I'd still recommend this tour to new visitors to Hawaii and I'm glad I got the chance to visit Maui and capture some wonderful photos of it's natural beauty.
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.
John F Australia
For those interested in rainforest scenery, waterfalls and beautiful mountains then this is the place.
It was good weather not so good I thought we did the whole island I obviously didn't read very well I would have liked to see the resort side of the island
If you are the kind of people that loves to view great landscapes through the window, do it. This is a bus tour, we only stopped for a 5-10 minutes at each view. Big stops were only for lunch at the restaurant and for an 1 hour swim at the sacred pools To get to the swimming area takes you about 10 mins each way. Overall, from 8 to 5 inside the bus with quick stops. To me it doesn't worth the effort of getting up at 4 to get picked up at the hotel at 5 to head to the airport, wait for you flight to arrive to Maui and then be on the bus for so many hours just watching and then get back to the airport and be back at your Waikiki hotel at 10 PM. May be if you are staying at Maui so you can go back to whatever you liked the most of the highlights.
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...
It was a terrible trip. We had to wake up real early to go to the airport, and after reaching Maui, we spent the entire long day in a small uncomfortable bus listening to a bored, uninterested guide Elizabeth. Despite having a beautiful sunny day, she would only stop few times for a few minutes of sightseeing, then threaten us to leave us behind if late!! Our promised swim in the lake was NOT fulfilled claiming that the water was high you should mention that in the tour description!!. The food was simply PATHETIC. Also, despite paying more, we were not given the souvenir gifts. A truly terrrible event....DO NOT DO IT.
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