Maui

CLASSIC ROAD TO HANA TOUR

Description

The Road to Hana is a 64.4-mile stretch of road lined by hidden waterfalls, scenic hikes, and small swimming holes. On our Classic Road to Hana Tour, we’ll recommend our favorite stops with stories along the way. But don’t just take our word for it -- check out our reviews in the App Store and on Google Play. Our Maui app has over 10,000 five-star reviews!

Here are just a few of the fun things you can do on the tour!

•⁠ Hike to Twin Falls
•⁠ Explore Wai'anapanapa State Park to visit a Black Sand Beach
•⁠ Visit Hana Town
•⁠ Swim at Oheo Gulch (Seven Sacred Falls)
•⁠ Explore a lava tube

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
Recommended Start Time: Before 8:00 a.m.
Tour Starting Point(s): Paia Town
Direction: Loop, the tour then guides you back to Paia with more stories the same way you came.

ROAD TO HANA ADVISORY:
There are currently an overwhelming number of visitors on the Road to Hana. You’re likely to get stuck in traffic, have trouble parking, and experience large crowds. We recommend you postpone your visit or start your trip in the early morning or afternoon to avoid peak hours. There is only one road into and out of Hana. Locals have to drive this road everyday and the thousands of daily drivers on this one-lane highway greatly impacts their lives. Please be respectful — do not park illegally, pay attention to signs, drive responsibly, and pull over to let locals pass. Do not enter private property or visit sites that are unsafe. And, please remember to pick up your trash.

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Full-Day Tour (10-12 Hours) 142 Narration Points

​Features

  • Beaches

  • Views

  • Hikes

  • Snorkeling

  • Local Food

  • Storytelling

Tour Stops

  • Paia Town

  • Ho’okipa Beach

  • Jaws

  • Waikamoi Ridge Trail

  • Garden of Eden Arboretum

  • Kaumahina State Park

  • Honomanu Bay View

  • Nua'ailua Viewpoint

  • Ke'anae Arboretum

  • Ke'anae Peninsula

  • Aunty Sandy’s Banana Bread

  • Ke'anae Valley Overlook

  • Halfway to Hana

  • Wailua Valley State Wayside Park

  • Roadside Small Lava Tube Cave

  • Makapipi Falls

  • Nahiku Landing

  • Nahiku Marketplace

  • Kahanu Gardens

  • Wai'anapanapa Black Sand Beach

  • Hana Town

  • Hasegawa General Store

  • Koki Beach

  • Hamoa Beach

  • Wailua Falls

  • Pipiwai Trail

  • Oheo Gulch aka Pools of ‘Ohe’o aka Seven Sacred Pools

  • Waioka Pond (aka Venus Pool)

  • Twin Falls

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CLASSIC ROAD TO HANA TOUR

Tour FAQ’s

Where does the tour go?

This tour starts and ends in Paia, just outside Kahului near the airport. It travels along Hana Highway to Hana Town. Once you reach Hana, we’ll guide you back to Paia on the same road, with different stories to entertain you for the whole drive. Most of the stops along this tour are on the way to Hana so on your return trip you’re just cruising back to Paia. 


Here are some of the popular spots you can explore on the tour! 

  • Twin Falls
  • Honomanu Bay
  • Keahua Peninsula 
  • Nahiku Landing 
  • Wai'anapanapa Black Sand Beach
  • Hana Town
  • Hamoa Beach
  • Haleakala National Park - Oheo Gulch, Pipiwai Trail
  • Wailua Iki Falls Hike
  • Venus Pools

For help planning your day check out our Classic Road to Hana suggested itinerary and here's everything you need to know before you go.

How do I redeem my tour purchase?

For tours purchased via our website or from our partners TripAdvisor/Viator/GetYourGuide/AirBnB/Veltra and other Travel Agents, Follow the steps below to correctly download the Shaka Guide app and redeem your Shaka Guide tours.

  1. Download the Shaka Guide app from the App Store or Play Store

  2. Create an account and log in to the app

  3. Click on "Redeem Code" and type in your Unique Purchase Code: e.g. "Abc12345"

  4. Tap on Redeem and then on Download Tour

  5. Download the tours to your phone and hit OPEN when you're ready to start your Shaka Guide tour!

NOTE: Your Purchase Code is case sensitive and will only work with the right Shaka Guide Island app you bought your tours for.

What should I pack?

  • Sneakers & hiking clothes
  • Water
  • Bug spray
  • Towel
  • Bathing Suit & sandals 
  • Sunscreen 
  • Sun Glasses and/or Hat
  • Snacks
  • Car Charger
  • Camera
  • Cash (see budget below)

What should I budget?

How much you spend really depends on the activities you choose to do along the tour route, but here’s a breakdown of some costs.


  • $14.99: Shaka Guide’s West Maui Tour
  • $29.00 (adult)/ $19.00 (child) per person: Maui Ocean Center
  • $7.00 (adult)/ free for children 12 and under: Wo Hing Museum
  • $5.00 per car: Iao Valley State Park
  • $7.00 (adult)/ $2.00 (child) per person: Bailey House Museum
  • $15.00 per person: Lunch

Can I join the tour along the route?

Yes! Feel free to join the tour along the route. Just make sure that you follow the numbers in chronological order from where you are starting from.  If you don’t begin at one of the tour starting points you’ll miss a few stories, but you’ll still have a great experience. 

Where can I park along the road?

Please pay attention to all parking signs. Parking illegally on the Road to Hana can not only result in a ticket, it is extremely disrespectful to people who need to use this road everyday. The traffic on the road greatly impacts their lives, so you can help do your part by parking legally and adhering to all signs. We’ll advise you on where to park during the tour, and if there are no spots available, just wait for a spot to open up.

Can I take the tour in the opposite direction?

No, this tour can only be done clockwise, beginning and ending in Paia. 

What if I am spending the night in Hana?

Great! This means you can really take your time and break the tour up into two days. Just switch the tour off when you arrive in Hana, and turn it back on when you’re ready to get on the road the next day.

Other Questions? Contact Us!

Still have questions? Send us an email at aloha@shakaguide.com or give us a call on 1-888-250-2261.

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