Maui

LOOP ROAD TO HANA TOUR

Description

Explore the Road to Hana in a completely unique way. Similar to our Classic Road to Hana Tour, you’ll drive the 64.4-mile stretch of Hana Highway from the town of Paia to Hana. However, instead of returning the way you came, you’ll complete a counterclockwise loop around the island discovering the rarely explored backside from Hana.

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 Pools)
•⁠ Explore the back road to Hana

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
Recommended Start Time: Before 8:00 a.m.
Tour Starting Point(s): Kahului
Direction: Clockwise, beginning in Kahului near the airport and ending in Kula Town
Please Note: The backside of Hana has some graded dirt roads and rusty guardrails so the drive requires extra caution. Because of this, some rental car companies will void insurance if you drive on the backside of Hana. Confirm that you're able to drive this section of the island with your rental car company in advance.

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) 135 Narration Points

​Features

  • Beaches

  • Views

  • Hikes

  • Snorkeling

  • Local Food

  • Storytelling

Tour Stops

  • Ho’okipa Beach

  • Jaws

  • Twin Falls

  • 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

  • Waioka Pond (aka Venus Pool)

  • Pipiwai Trail

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

  • Charles Lindbergh's Grave

  • Alelele Waterfall

  • View of Nu'u Bay & Haleakala

  • Huakini Beach

  • Natural Sea Arch

  • Paia Town - Loop Tour

Tour FAQ’s

Where does the tour go?

This tour starts in Kahului near the airport and travels along Hana Highway past Hana Town where you’ll continue along the rarely explored backside of Hana to Kula.


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
  • Venus Pools 
  • Oheo Gulch & Pipiwai Trail
  • Wailua Iki Falls
  • Charles Lindberg's Grave
  • Backside of Hana

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

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.

What should I pack for the Loop Tour?

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 Loop Road to Hana Tour

  • $30.00 per car: Haleakala National Park (Oheo Pools)
  • $15.00 for adults: Garden of Eden (per person)
  • $10.00 per car: Waianapanapa State Park
  • $5.00 per person: Waianapanapa State Park
  • $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

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 What should I budget?)

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.

Can I take the tour in the opposite direction?

No, this tour can only be done clockwise, beginning in Kahului and ending in Kula. If you’d like to start the tour in Kula and end near the airport in Kahului, try our Reverse Road to Hana tour.

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.

Is it safe to drive the Road to Hana at night?

Yes, however, on this tour you won’t be driving on the Road to Hana at night; unless you get a really late start (which we don’t recommend). You’ll end the tour in Kula Town and from there you can plug in directions back to your hotel. However, this tour travels on some dirt roads along coastal cliffs, so although you're not going to be on the Road to Hana, we recommend you start early to avoid driving these roads at night.

Check out our suggested itinerary to learn more about planning your day to avoid driving at night.

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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Don’t Leave Your Hotel Without It

Don-Coyote | January 2022
Can’t imagine doing the Road to Hana without the Shaka Guide. Very informative, entertaining and educational. Especially appreciated the recommendations on where to stop and what to pass up if pressed for time. The musical accompaniments were wonderful. The only complaint is that we wanted to visit Charles Lindbergh’s burial site but no directions were provided. We could not find any road signs for where to turn and GPS was not working. But very pleased overall and highly recommend.

Best Way to Drive to Hana

Andyyc11 | January 2022
We traveled the road to Hana ourselves and took on the challenge of driving the one of a kind type road. This app and guide was the best $20 spent! It provided the perfect dialogue, commentary, music, and history for this drive. It kept us engaged and we didn’t miss a spot along the drive because of how perfectly laid out this app is. Looking forward to using this app again the next time we visit Hana!

Carlos Sanchez | January 2022
best app if you're planning to drive around Maui. worth the $$.

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