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“Only way to see the island.”
Review of Road to Hana Tours

Road to Hana Tours
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Maui Hana Coast Day Trip
Ranked #3 of 9 Tours in Hana
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 23 July 2014

We went with Mahalo Tours & our tour guide was Zaylen, good to have a locally born lad to give us the information & his local knowledge was invaluable with some very special stops. Only six of us in the minibus so a very personal tour which covered 75% of the island. Don’t try to drive it yourself as you won’t be insured to drive a 48mile section, as this is truly ‘off road’ stuff & definitely worth experiencing, the difference between all the ‘green’ areas to a much more barren & dry part of the island is quite remarkable. A truly wonderful view of this beautiful island which got right into the interior – valleys, parks, beaches, heritage sites, waterfalls, churches, flora & fauna, a winery & numerous lookouts & many sightseeing/photo stops/opportunities. Zaylen even took photographs for us & gave all of us a CD which had the music on that he had played in his vehicle during the day, a nice touch. Lunch was very good as well, only way to see the island & at a good price.

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Reviewed 22 July 2014

Unless you've toured the Road to Hana before, do not try to drive this yourself. We saw numerous tourists turn around in their rental cars with pure fear in their eyes ("deer in headlight" look). Book a tour on Valley Isle Excursions - Hana Classic Tour. Then sit back and enjoy. Our tour guide, Lynn, was awesome. Lynn is in her 60s, grew up on Maui and knows all the "inside scoop" on the island. We visited all the main sites on this full-day tour. I swam at the base of a waterfall, in the ocean on a black sand beach, and in an artesian fed pool in a volcano tube. Awesome! And Lynn made us a delicious picnic lunch at the black sands beach. This kind of drive is for an experienced driver who knows this tortureous, winding, never-ending curving road. Forget the drive and enjoy the safety and experience of a guided tour.

3  Thank Tom K
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Reviewed 20 July 2014

I had been told the Road to Hana would be hazardous, harrowing, and breathtaking. It was - and much more! Valley Isle Tours put me in the capable hands of Dave, our tour guide, and I could not have imagined a better experience! In addition to his knowledge of the landscape and island history and culture, Dave has a wonderful sense of humor and knew everyone's name before we made the first turn. He made what could have been an ordinary tour into something special - from the roadside flowers he gave us, to the chocolate-covered macadamia nuts for the honeymooners, to the delicious bananas he handed out, to getting wet at the black sand beach, to slipping and sliding down to the breathtaking waterfalls (optional!), to hanging on for dear life on the last few cliff-hanger curves (he showed his super driving skills here!), I can only say that my travelling buddy and I certainly enjoyed ourselves!
Visited July 2014

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Reviewed 19 July 2014

Road to Hana trip is really an excellant and fascinating trip in the midst of wild fresh green tropical foilages and simply made you feel that you are in heaven

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Reviewed 25 June 2014

We had a very enjoyable trip with Valley Isle Tours. David was great fun, knowledgeable and made sure everyone on the trip participated in the action. Good questions, better answers and a great deal of humour. Witnessed some incredible sights and would recommend this tour to everyone.

Once again Thanks Dave.

1  Thank Jim P
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