Maui

CLASSIC ROAD TO HANA TOUR

Description

The Road to Hana is a 42-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
•⁠ Hike to Maui’s Red Sand Beach
•⁠ Swim at Oheo Gulch (Seven Sacred Falls) (if open)
•⁠ 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.

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

​Features

  • Beaches

  • Views

  • Hikes

  • Snorkeling

  • Local Food

  • Storytelling

Highlights

  • Family Friendly

  • Best Waterfalls for Viewing

  • Best Hikes

  • Best places to Swim

  • Best Viewpoints

  • Best Beaches

  • For Plant Lovers

  • Best Roadside Grindz & Snacks

  • Paia Town Eats

  • Hana Town Eats

  • Restroom on Road to Hana

  • Local Car Rentals

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CLASSIC ROAD TO HANA TOUR

Tour FAQ’s

Can I join the tour along the route?

Yes! Feel free to join the tour along the route. 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. 

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.

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.

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, the complete list of tour stops here, and tour highlights in the app! 

What should I pack and budget?

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


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. 


  • $11.99: Shaka Guide’s Classic Road to Hana Tour
  • $30.00 per car: Haleakala National Park (Oheo Pools) 
  • $15.00 for adults: Garden of Eden (per person)
  • $11.95 per person: Hana Lava Tube 
  • $10.00 per person: Kahana Gardens
  • $15.00 per person: Lunch 
  • $10.00: Local snack, like banana bread or shave ice

Can I take the tour in the opposite direction?

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

Customer Reviews

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DJpaddywagon | October 2020
I live in Oahu, visited Big Island for work and found this. It was the perfect tour during the COVID epidemic. Little risk of exposure, comfortable, and on your timeline. My friend and I love the commentary, facts, and stories. We are downloading the Oahu one and doing the tours.

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KaLBobe | October 2020
There was good music, great pull off ideas, great stories, and suggestions for local food. Easy to use. The program followed the gps great. We will definitely use it again. Mahalo

Cool app replaces expensive tours.

ppage100 | June 2020
If you’ve got a car (and USB charger for your phone), all you need is this app. We rode through the Volcano national park with this app pointing out all the cool things automatically along the way via GPS (no data needed!). It allowed us to take our time and stop places we wanted to or skip those we didn’t. Didn’t have to suffer from expensive tours and other tourists in a group. Definitely a must-have…wish there were more downloads for these apps, but I know they are coming soon. Great idea!
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