Maui Private Tour Guide – Discover Maui with Locals
Maui Private Tour Guide – discover Maui as locals and experience it like never before! Birthdays, proposals, anniversaries, family reunions or just a group of friends – no matter what the occasion is, with our local guide, it will be the perfect adventure with lasting memories. With our native guide you have the ability to take a private tour into the area of your choice (permits allowing). You provide the vehicle, we provide our knowledgeable guide.
Considering a romantic sunset adventure for two or a morning excursion with the whole family or a few friends? With our local private tour guide and your rental vehicle, you will visit the most spectacular locations in Maui. Our tours are private and 100% custom-tailored to you so that you can create an adventure at your pace according to your needs and interests but with our in-depth knowledge of the many magical places this island offers. Let us know what you would like to see and we’ll take you there.
In case you’re more comfortable with the Luxury private environment, we have great Private – Luxury tours for you here.
A few tour tips for you;
- A road to Hana Popular Attractions (you need at least 8 hours for this tour, call us)
Some of the sights you can visit on your Hana adventure are the famous Seven Sacred Pools of Oheo, the Twin Falls waterfalls, the Ho’okipa Lookout, Honomanu Bay, the two arboretums, the Hana Lava Tube, and Wai’anapanapa State Park. For a piece of history, make a stop at Palapala Ho’omau Church, set on the coast in Kipahulu, where famous aviator Charles Lindbergh is buried. The town of Hana itself is tiny but lovely and has many nice beaches.
- Secret Waterfalls Hike
This is a moderately difficult hike around 2 miles long, that takes about 3 to 5 hours and requires a fair amount of technical skill. It involves rock-hopping in the creek on slippery rocks in knee-deep water. Although the hike is not physically difficult or demanding, it does require great balance, good strength, and confidence.
- Maui Ridge Hike
This hike is around 5 miles long and it takes a place in the lush rain forest of the West Maui Forest with lush scenery, great valley views and some dramatic ridge-line hiking. It goes in cycles of flat and steep areas culminating in a series of switchbacks that lead to the end, a hill called Lani-ili at 2,563 feet. There is a picnic table at the trail’s end where we can enjoy a snack or have lunch. Although this trail is not technically difficult, it does require strong legs and good stamina.
- Iao Valley
The famous Iao Valley recognized as a very special place for both its spiritual value and spectacular scenery followed by the Kepaniwai Park and Heritage Gardens, known for its unique and beautiful park with various ethnic groups of Hawaii by displaying a building for each one.
- Haleakala Crater
With stunning views, panoramic out-of-this-world landscapes, birds-eye views of the Maui central valley, you will learn about the flora and fauna that exist nowhere else in the world.
On the way down we can stop for a meal at the Kula Lodge local restaurant (at your own cost), tucked into a mature forest set 3,200 feet above sea level on the west slope of Haleakala Crater which offers scenic views of nearby flower farms, the surrounding mountains, and ocean.
- Kula Botanical Garden
Located on the slopes of Haleakala, encompassing 8 acres of colorful and unique plants, amazing rock formations, a covered bridge, waterfalls, koi pond, aviary and new attractions including the carved tiki exhibit.
The garden has hundreds of varieties of plants for you to enjoy and photograph. Plants are labeled with their botanical name, common name, and country of origin. Included in the garden is a collection of native Hawaiian plants. You might especially enjoy the Jackson Chameleon exhibit, native Nene geese, and Aviary.
Kula Botanical Garden also features a gift shop with made-in-Hawaii items and items of botanical interest. We also offer snacks for sale, restrooms, and a comfortable deck with a beautiful view.
- Ocean Vodka Distillery and Farm
On this visit, you learn about how the vodka is made from the sugar cane by using mineral water and other fascinating facts including tasting the vodka at the end of the tour. Areas covered in this tour are: Sustainable farming practices with its abundant fields of sugar cane; Green manufacturing processes in its 6,000 square foot solar-powered warehouse and bottling center; Organic spirits production using a 60-foot column still distillation; and local history of sugar cane farming with species identification. The state-of-the-art Ocean Vodka Organic Farm and Distillery utilizes solar panels to power 100% of the operations of the distillery and facility. The sugar cane is organically farmed on the rich, volcanic soils without the use of synthetic pesticides or herbicides, and mature sugar cane stalks are hand-harvested for processing. The Martini Garden, a garden designed specifically for martini lovers, highlights fresh, local ingredients such as Kula lavender, local citrus, passion fruit, pineapple, and strawberries. The tour includes a sampling with take-home souvenir OCEAN Organic Vodka shot glass for those 21 and over.
Facts and Requirements:
- Operates: Daily
- Duration: 8 am – 5 pm (flexible) or it would be determined based on your needs
- Departure Point: Pick-up & drop-off at Park n’ride in Kahului or it would be determined based on your needs
- Included: Private guide, insect repellent, raincoats, sunscreen, ice cooler, backpacks
- Excluded: Transportation
- Recommended: Bring hiking shoes, hat, sunglasses, camera/phone, cash for snacks/souvenirs
- Location: Anywhere in Maui, chose from upcountry, Haleakala crater, Hana Road adventure, Honolua Bay, Iao Valley and many other fantastic locations on Maui.
- Restrictions: Guests must be physically and mentally capable of following instructions given by our private guide. If this tour is canceled with more than 48 hours’ notice, the total amount less $10 per person is refunded. If the tour is canceled without 48 hours’ notice, full charges apply. No shows incur full charges.