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 42-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
•⁠ Hike to Maui’s Red Sand Beach
•⁠ Swim at Oheo Gulch (Seven Sacred Pools)
•⁠ Explore a lava tube

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.

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Full-Day Tour (10-12 Hours) 135 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

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 to aloha@shakaguide.com or give us a call at 1-888-250-2261.

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, 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. 


  • $9.99: 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)
  • $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 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.

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Worth every cent

aspiring climber | June 2020
This was the BEST addition to our toad to Hana trip. We got recommended to use the app last minute and what a blessing that was! Honestly, without the app we would have missed some key things. This app is so on point with how to get you anywhere on the RTH. It tells you exactly when and where to turn, what will be there and what to expect. Little tips a long the way we’re great and they recommend places based on how much time you have to explore. I can’t say enough good things about this app. I will recommend it to EVERYONE who visits the island.

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KRM 5654 | June 2020
We used Shaka for many of our Maui tours. It was great. Turn by turn instructions with lots of descriptions as to what to expect at each stop made it easy for us to decide if we wanted to take the time and check it out or go on. So much better than taking a bus tour since you can spend as much time as YOU want to. Would definitely recommend this.

Best app for Hana!!

Aoakley1075 | June 2020
We tried a different app for the way into Hana. We purchased the reverse road to Hana from Shaka on the way back. It was so much better! So much more information and stories with this one!! Worth every penny!!
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