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Maui Treasure Hunt Adventure


(15 customer reviews)

Maui Treasure Hunt Adventure

for Unforgettable Memories. Maui Treasure Hunt Adventure is an ultimate activity for your kids. Pack the kids up, leave your worries at home, and let them join us in a true adventure while you enjoy your free time! Or come along!

Trip Highlights:

  • Enjoy an action-packed family tour with hiking, swimming (not guaranteed, weather permitted), and much more
  • Swim in the natural stream, fulfill fun tasks, discover beautiful island nature, and search for a hidden treasure.
  • Follow a designed map with the whole family in mind

About Maui Treasure Hunt Adventure

Maui is a paradise for nature lovers and adventure seekers alike – an ideal destination for families wanting to play together in the outdoors. We explore this friendly country through a multitude of activities: hiking in forests, swimming in the stream (optional and not always possible due to weather), doing tasks, and searching for a treasure.

It is definitely the most unique and the best kids’ activity on Maui! Fun for the whole family! Make the most of your family time outdoors on our Maui Treasure Hunt Adventure. Our tour starts in beautiful nature, in Maui green forests with the most amazing scenery. You and your children will have a fantastic time outdoors together! This is a real jungle adventure, so get ready to get wet and muddy. You will be hiking in the woods, swimming in the ocean, and fulfilling fun tasks, while searching for a treasure. Your children will have a time of their lives. They will reveal the mystery of a lost treasure and will be the ones to find it. A great time for the whole family, guaranteed. No other activity like this anywhere else. Up to 3 hours of fun.

Facts and Requirements:

  • Time: 3:00 pm (see calendar for availability)
  • Level: medium hike
  • Duration: up to 3 hrs.
  • Length of Hike: 2 miles
  • Included: Parking Fee, Backpack, Snack (granola bar, chips, juice), and Bottled Water during Maui Treasure Hunt Adventure.
  • Not Included: Transportation and Gratuity for your guide
  • Meet your guide: Kahului, Park n’ ride meeting location is along a large concrete wall with a single row of parking facing Hwy 380 west of Hwy 311 just before entering Kahului. Meet your guide and let him lead you to Hawaii Activities for Kids.
  • Restriction & Requirement: Our kids treasure hunt hiking adventure is meant for children 3 years and older. But we welcome children of all ages. Children under 7 years old must be accompanied by an adult and adults must assist the child during the hike. Our guide is not going to watch your little one. He is a way too busy keeping our older Keiki safe and busy while looking for a treasure. This Hawaii activities for kids is intended for participants who are physically fit. All participants must be able to squat down and up without any assistance from another person. We are going rain or shine; no cancellation is possible due to weather conditions. All participants must be able to walk without assistance which requires physical abilities similar to climbing and descending without the support of a handrail or other walking aid. If you have a problem walking on the stairs, this activity is not suitable for you. If you had surgery shortly before the journey, you may set yourself at high risk and you may also hinder the rest of the group.
  • CANCELATION POLICY: Associated with cancellation fees (terms and conditions). If hazardous conditions occur due to bad weather, we reserve the right to switch the location of our Jungle Treasure Hunt without any entitlement for a refund. There will be no refunds or cancellations available.

Additional Information about Maui Treasure Hunt Adventure:

Shoes to Wear on our Tours?

Running shoes, water shoes, or sports sandals. Your shoes may get muddy, dirty, and/or wet on any of our activities for kids.

Clothing for our Tours?

Shorts and short-sleeved shirts or t-shirts are the best. If mosquitoes really bother you (your guide carries repellent), you could wear long pants and a long-sleeved shirt. Also, you’ll want to wear your swimsuit so you can swim in the stream (optional) during kids treasure hunt.

Additional Items to Bring for the Day? 

Towel: Swimming is optional, Sunscreen: Helpful on any tour, Camera & Phone: Please bring a Ziploc or a plastic bag to prevent any damage from moisture. You are responsible for any personal equipment you choose to bring along. Therefore, we can take photos during the tour you can purchase on CD or USB, or video on GoPro you can also purchase on DVD or Blu-Ray and you can order online or via phone. You can also rent GoPro camera from us.

What Does Stardust Hawaii Provide for the Day?

During our Maui treasure hunt, we offer water, snacks, backpacks, and of course, our guide to keeping you safe.

Will There Be a Bathroom on the Trail?

No public restroom is available. For that said, once we’re hiking, though, we head for the bushes, but if you’re uncomfortable using the bushes, please let your guide know before the hike begins so you can both decide what’s best for you.

Trail condition?

It’s a real outdoor adventure, so the trail might be very muddy. If the trail is unsafe due to weather conditions, we wouldn’t cancel your adventure but redirect you to a different safe trail, most likely without an option to swim. You’ll receive a confirmation over the phone with directions via email.

Tipping your Guide?

If you’re happy with your hike, a tip is always a good way to show your appreciation.

Meeting location and Driving direction:

* Meeting location in Kahului 

Kahului, Park n’ ride meeting location is along a large concrete wall with a single row of parking facing Hwy 380 west of Hwy 311 just before entering Kahului.

From Wailea / Makena / Kihei – the Southside of the island

Highway 31 (Pi’ilani Highway) – head north.

Follow airport signs to Kahului, bearing right onto Hwy 311.

After 10 minutes, look for a big church (King’s Cathedral), then move into the left lane.

Turn left onto Hwy 380 (Kuihelani Hwy).

Go 200 yards and turn right into the “Park n’ Ride” commuter lot.

Park your car against a concrete block wall and meet your guide for the Maui Treasure Hunt.

From Lahaina /Ka’anapali /Kapalua – the West side of the island

Head south on Highway 30 as if you’re going to Kahului Airport.

Turn right onto Hwy 380.

Five miles down 380 there’s a concrete block wall on left.

Turn left across the highway into the park n’ Ride commuter lot against that wall, park your car, and meet your guide for the Maui Treasure Hunt.

15 reviews for Maui Treasure Hunt Adventure

  1. Maymie Noble

    What a great excuse to convince the family to go for a hike on Maui! Stunning stunning stunning! My 6 year-old really enjoyed the treasure hunt and hike adventure. It was too difficult of a hike, but it did take a little over 2.5 hours. Our guide was very knowledgeable of the local vegetation and we even tried some wild guava! The river runs right through the valley and there is a wonderful spot where it pools. It was absolutely inviting us for a swim, but we had lunch plans at another fabulous restaurant. Definitely worth a try!

  2. Julie Hodges

    My 9 year old daughter loved the treasure hunt! I was unsure when booking if she would be too old for the content, since she is going into 5th grade; but they have done a great job of making the hunt good for the whole family! They even took the time to read my comments I left when booking to make sure there was something for my daughter in the treasure box (she does not care for girly things). The guide was also very knowledgeable about nature, and stopped several times to teach us about the nature around us. I highly recommend this for families visiting Hawaii.

    The only thing I wish they offered was a longer hunt for older kids. The way they had the hunt setup my daughter could have enjoyed it for another hour or 2.

  3. Jana

    My 8 year old twins loved their treasure hunt in the jungle with Captain Mark! My daughter said, “It was super awesome because we found treasure and went swimming in the river.” My son said, “It was super cool because we got to follow a trail and be the leaders to get treasure.” It was a great way to see another part of Maui that I’d never experienced before. Capt. Mark knew how to engage our children and had them hanging on his every word. We would highly recommend this experience for kids of all ages!

  4. Cheryl

    We had such a great time on this adventure! Mark was awesome with the kids and was patient with them through the whole process. You can tell he loves what he is doing. His knowledge of the area was great and was willing to answer any questions we had. We didn’t feel rushed at any point and the kids had such a great time, they didn’t even realize 2 hours had passed. I would recommend this to anyone with kids who are looking for a beautiful and amazing memory.

  5. Jen

    We had so much fun! My boys are 4 and 6 and this was the perfect adventure for them! Great length of time and we did morning where it was warm, but not hot. Likely kids older than 8 might need a little more challenging adventure than what we did – but our guides were amazing with our little guys!

  6. Amy

    March 2018-We kicked off family vacation with the jungle treasure adventure. Kids 2.5 and 8. Mark was very engaging with kids (and parents), including a jet lagged grumpy 2.5 yr old boy (who eventually warmed up and kept stopping the guide to show him the amazing sticks and bugs found on the way, and was so sad to wave goodbye to his new friend…). Adventure and silliness and splashing at the beautiful beach. There were shells and splashing and turtles. There were many smiles! The compass and map reading lesson and pirate chest were hits a with the 8 year old. The guide was patient, fun, and playful with his littlest treasure hunters. There were some thorns and sticks along the trail, I recommend kiddos in tennies, and bring flops or sandals in backpacks. Great pics and whole family fun!!

  7. Jane Brown

    On July 12, 2017 my 2 grandsons (ages 9 and 11) went on the Jungle Treasure Adventure. In their words they “Had a Blast”. When I asked them what they liked best they said “EVERYTHING”! Mark was great with everyone! I highly recommend this adventure!

  8. Jane B.

    “Had a Blast”
    On July 12, 2017 my 2 grandsons (ages 9 and 11) went on the Jungle Treasure Adventure. In their words they “Had a Blast”. When I asked them what they liked best they said “EVERYTHING”! Mark was great with everyone! I highly recommend this adventure!

  9. IronMate78

    Kids favorite part of Maui!
    Our group included my husband and I, our 3 kids (11, 6, 4) and Grandma. Our guide, Mark, did a great job interacting with the kids and helping all of us safely navigate crossing water. The kids had fun taking turns “leading” and finding the next clue. The lagoon was so fun to swim in! We all wore water shoes, which was perfect. The hike was slow paced (but not too slow), so grandma and the 4 year old were able to take their time and enjoy themselves. Mark was great to chat with to get other info on the island. Booking and meeting up for the excursion went flawlessly. We had an action packed week of helicopter rides, snorkeling, cruise, parasailing, luau, etc….and the 6 & 4 year old still say this was their favorite part of the trip! Would highly recommend to families with small children!

  10. Viki I

    Treasure Hunt
    Great hike–Mark was awesome, very knowledgeable about local flora/fauna, folklore, and fantastic with the kids. Highly recommend for families that want a more behind-the-scenes” look at Maui.

  11. Mike F.

    grand sons favorite thing on Maui
    My Grandson went on your tour with Mark and can’t stop talking about how much fun he had! Big Mahalo Mark from one Tour Guide to another! I will be recommending your Tour to my Guests!

  12. K8yorr

    A good time was had by all
    At the end of this hike, the parents of the two sets of kids on the hike all noted that nobody bickered and nobody complained on this hike–which, for those parents of kids reading this, is a good sign. Older kids might be a little bored by this hike, but there are multiple crossings of a stream, which can add a degree of difficulty that might engage them more. The guide on this hike was great with the kids, and knowledgeable about the flora (edible and otherwise) along the way, so kept the adults engaged as well. The hike wasn’t strenuous, but was pleasant, since it was mostly in the shade. Towards the end of the hike, we spent a pleasant snack time, the kids playing in a small lagoon, and the adults chatting. This is a good intro hike for younger kids (say 5-6 or so), and older kids might still enjoy it. As an adult, I appreciated the fact that the booking agent was prompt and efficient and pleasant to work with, and the guide was great with the kids. I’d highly recommend it (even though it’s a little weird to meet in a park and ride :-)).

  13. Luv2Travel311279

    Fantastic First Hike w/ Kids
    My husband and I visited Maui for the first time with our 4-year old son and soon discovered that he would rather stay in the pool than go out sight seeing. When we signed up for our Stardust Hawaii Treasure Hunt adventure, I was skeptical how our
    4-year old would react. And I’m thrilled to say that he loved EVERY minute. Our guide was fantastic. As a father of two himself, he knew exactly how to speak to our son and engage him in the adventure. Every detail was perfectly planned — starting with he kids backpack, the kid friendly snacks and the treasure map, down to the tour guide who treated our 4-year old like he was the star of the day. I would highly recommend this company and this tour!

  14. Heidi T

    I was able to enjoy great activities with Stardust Hawaii. I felt they presented plenty of options that worked well around my busy schedule. All the information needed to prepare for my activities were clear and sent directly to my email along with a contact number to be called for any further questions. All my activities fit the description fully and were accompanied with fun/friendly staff. I’ve been a visitor on Maui 4 times and plan to continue to use Stardust Hawaii services in the future. ALOHA!!!

  15. sf4916

    Fantastic Treasure Hunt Adventure with the family.
    I booked a treasure hunt adventure for my family of 4 (2 boys, ages 8 and 5). The website took a little time to maneuver but was able to book my excursion. They followed up with a phone call to confirm the appointment, which was great. As tourist, we had no sense of time trying to get from Kapalua to Kahului and was almost late for the pickup at the park and ride. They were really cool about it when we called them telling them we are on our way and they said they would wait for us when they could have said sorry no refunds and ditched us. Our tour guide, Mark was really great with my kids during the ride up and on the treasure hunt. He was patient and kind and was very supportive and positive with my kids as they tried to overcome their fear of walking thru the jungle and the slippery rocks. In my opinion, age 8 is probably the maximum age you want to have your kids doing this Treasure Hunt ( I believe they offer other types of treasure hunts so check on the reviews on those). It is pricey for a family of 4, but we made so many memories on this excursion I would recommend it to anyone family with small children.

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