Temptation Tours has one of the best reputations of all the sightseeing companies on the island of Maui. There tours are always first-class and they go out of their way to produce the very finest tours available in the industry. There tour pricing is often higher than competitors but they usually take less persons on their tours and provide a very personalized experience in some of the very most comfortable sightseeing tours available on Island. They have customized a number of their sightseeing vans to provide huge see-out windows and comfortable "captain's chairs" to sit on. Their staff are all Hawaii licensed Tour Guides and they go out of their way to make certain your questions are always answered properly. Their luncheon stops will provide some of the best dining experiences in a picnic setting that are offered from any company. Another great idea that Temptation Tours has pioneered is a special tour to Hana, the first part of which is by helicopter from the main airport at Kahului and the return trip is by van. This is a great way to really get an understanding of what the island looks like seeing it from both the air and from the ground.
Description: This tour to Hana includes a guided geology cave hike at Hana's Ka'eleku Cavern (certified non-burial cave). The day begins with complimentary pick up between 7:00 and 7:30am. Traveling to Paia leads you to start a new Adventure in Paradise with a lite morning snack. Afterwards your journey to Hana begins. Tour the famous Road to Hana and Beyond, in air conditioned comfort and style in Luxury Limo-Vans. Photo opportunities abound as many stops are made along this spectacular sea-coast drive. Keanae, a quaint Hawaiian village with peaceful taro fields and Waikani Falls, glistening with fresh mountain rain-water, are just two of the many sights to be enjoyed. Guests discover and learn, in depth, about the native Hawaiian people, their culture and land. This full day Interactive Experience allows you to tour the remote Hana Coast, plus...discover Maui's own 'Wonder of the World' the incredible Ka'eleku Cavern. Created by Pele, the Goddess of Fire, this enormous subterranean lava tube resembles a chocolate-colored Lava Cathedral Cave, frozen in time forever! Walk beneath the dense tropical rain forest through this underground passage. Discover elephant's foot stalactites, mounds of chocolate colored lava drops and souffle like lava swirls formed over 30,000 years ago. Photos permitted, so take your camera. After the hike, enjoy a scrumptious Pacific Rim Cuisine Lunch. Heading back to the real world, return from Hana at a 'Maui-Style' pace. There's plenty of time to swim, or just relax and enjoy. Bring bathing suits and towels to enjoy swimming in a crystal clear, rain-water pool under a cascading waterfall.
Description: This unique package offers the opportunity to experience the wide variety of Maui's diverse scenery, from Haleakala National Park, past exotic protea farms and through paniolo "cowboy" country to the Hana Coast rainforest, waterfalls and a famous windsurfing beach - all in one day. Beginning with complimentary pick up between 7:00 and 7:30am. Proceeding to the Central Valley, in an exclusive Luxury Limo Van, enjoy a lite morning snack. Afterwards, you're Crater and Rainforest tour begins with a scenic drive to the top of the dormant 10,023 foot tall Haleakala Volcano. Be sure and bring a jacket, as it's typically about 30 degrees cooler at the summit than at sea level. There are many photo opportunities while descending this scenic mountain drive. View cattle and dairy ranches on the way to the Hawaiian Paniolo cowboy town of Makawao. In this unique town you will still see hitching posts, from back when horses were more common than cars. Today this quaint village is home to quite an eclectic group of little shops and boutiques. After your Upcountry lunch, we will head east through Haiku, where the grass is always a beautiful emerald green. This is where the kamaainas live on lands with bountiful groves of avocado, citrus, banana, papaya, mango and exotic tropical flowers. After leaving Haiku experience the spectacular Hana Coast rainforest. Visit Ke'anae, a traditional Hawaiian farming community, in which little has changed in the last 500 years. The afternoon return journey takes you to Hookipa Beach Park, the windsurfing capital of the world.
Description: The day begins with Island wide pick up between 3:00 and 3:30am. To capture all the beauty that is Sunrise at Haleakala, you proceed directly to Haleakala National Park and the crater summit. Start the day "On Top of the World" at majestic Pu"u Ula Ula (Red Hill), the pinnacle of Haleakala at 10,023 feet. Continental Breakfast is served prior to sunrise. "First Light" reveals a 360 degree view encompassing the Big Island of Hawaii, West Maui and Lanai, Molokai and beyond. The "House of the Sun" Visitors Center, offers breathtaking panoramas from the rim of the Crater. Plenty of stops are made for photo opportunities while descending this view filled mountain drive, guests learn, in deptth, about the native Hawaiian people, their culture and land. Complementing to this invigorating experience, is a Run of the Menu Breakfast at a charming Upcountry Restaurant. After dining, guests have a chance to visit an Upcountry Protea Farm, to see how these ancient and exotic flowers are grown. There are over 1500 types of protea, 90 of which grow on Maui. protea thrive in the cool, dry weather. Returning takes you through the vibrant agricultural region of Upcountry Maui.
Description: The day begins with island-wide pick up between 7:00 and 7:30am. Proceeding to the Central Valley to the Paia Plantation for a delightful continental breakfast. Afterwards your journey to Hana begins. Tour the famous road to Hana and beyond, in air conditioned comfort and style in luxury limo-vans. Photo opportunities abound as many stops are made along this spectacular sea-coast drive. Kaumahina State Park, offering splendid views of rugged lava sea cliffs, Keanae, a quaint Hawaiian Village with peaceful taro field and Waikani Falls, glistening with fresh mountain rain-water, are just some of the many sights to be enjoyed. After traveling through a tropical rain forest, enjoy a scrumptious beachside picnic lunch, elegantly served on white linen tablecloths and crystalline plates at picturesque Wainapanapa State Park or scenic Hana Bay Beach Park. Lunch includes: hors d"oeuvres, snowflake rolls, fresh fruit, garden salad with papaya seed dressing, rainbow pasta salad with Italian dressing, 1/2 smoked chicken (per guest), dessert and ice cold soft drinks. After lunch, there"s plenty of time to stroll, swim, sunbathe, or just relax and enjoy. Heading back at a "Maui-Style" pace bring bathing suits and towels to enjoy swimming in a crystal clear, rain-water pool under a cascading waterfall. In addition, the afternoon return journey takes you to Ho"okipa and the chance at a breathtaking "photo op" of Maui"s World-Class windsurfers and surfers.
Description: Experience the Best of Both Worlds on the Hana Sky-Trek/Adventure. Tour the famous road to Hana in air-conditioned comfort and style in luxury limo-vans. Photo opportunities abound as many stops are made along this spectacular seacoast drive including the quaint Hawaiian village of Keanae, Waikani Falls and Wainapanapa State Park, to name just a few. Capture lifetime memories of cascading waterfalls and crystal clear pools. In addition, there's plenty of time for a waterfall swim and a stroll through the lush beautiful tropical exotic flowers grown at Kakala Gardens. Clean comfort facilities are available throughout the tour. Delight in a scrumptious beachside picnic lunch, served elegantly on white linen tablecloths and crystalline plates. Lunch includes: hors d'oeuvres, snowflake rolls, fresh fruit, garden salad with papaya seed dressing, rainbow pasta salad with Italian dressing, 1/2 smoked chicken (per guest), dessert and ice cold soft drinks.
Description: Your day begins with complimentary pick up between 7:00 and 7:30am. Touring in the air-conditioned comfort of an exclusive 6 to 8 guest, luxury limo-van that will take you to historic Paia for a lite morning snack. Afterwards, it's a leisurely mountain drive to Haleakala National Park the crater summit. Ascend to the House of the Sun Visitor Center to let the crisp air awaken your senses to the breathtaking panoramas of the crater. Photograph multi-island views atop the 10,023 foot summit and picture frame the moment forever. Pu'u Ula Ula, (Red Hill), affords 360 degree views of the Big Island of Hawaii, West Maui and Lanai and Molokai. Descend Haleakala to the serene gardens of Alii Kula Lavender. Explore the fields of lavender that grow all year roud. The fresh and invigorating fragrance will fill your senses and uplift the spirit. Visit the Studio Gift Shop and discover over 75 quality products and gifts directly from the gardens, made from Lavender and Aloha just for you. Enjoy a Pacific Rim Cuisine lunch and learn about lavender, a mystical and mysterious herb. Your journey continues past rolling green pastures, serene mountain vistas and the seascapes below, to the Ulupalakua Ranch and Tedeschi Vineyards. This historic ranch was visited by King Kalakaua and Queen Kapiolani in 1874. Known then as the Rose Ranch, it was famed for its' hospitality and agricultural prowess. The King's Cottage still stands and is currently the Winery's Tasting Room. Sip some of Ulupalakua's fine wines and relax in rustic upcountry. The tour continues with a visit to the Hawaiian paniolo cowboy town of Makawao. There's plenty of time to stroll and explore this historic place. Visit Viewpoints Gallery, Hot Island Glass (the only glass blowing studio on Maui) or a number of other fine shops.