Crater and Rainforest - Temptation Tours
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 rain forest, waterfalls and a famous windsurfing beach all in one day. Begin with complimentary pick up between 7:00 and 7:30am. Proceed to the Central Valley in an exclusive luxury limo van. Enjoy a lite morning snack. Afterwards, your crater and rain forest 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 kama'ainas live on lands with bountiful groves of avocado, citrus, banana, papaya, mango and exotic tropical flowers. After leaving Haiku experience the spectacular Hana coast rain forest. 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 Ho'okipa Beach Park, the windsurfing capital of the world.
Operates: Daily from approximately 7:00am to 5:00pm.
Departure Point: Hotel pickups.
Duration: 9 to 10 hours (approximately).
Equipment: Deluxe limo-vans.
Capacity: 6 to 8 passengers.
Lite morning snack
Breakfast pound cake, choice of tropical island fruit juices and brewed fresh daily Kona Coffee.
Pacific Rim Lunch
Southpointe Grilled herb marinated chicken breast with Kula mix organic greens,
roasted corn and black bean relish, buttermilk ranch dressing and a roasted garlic tortilla and
Pacifica lightly blackened 7 spice seared Ono, with Kula organic green leaf lettuce, black olive and caper relish, wasabi aioli spread and a sundried tomato tortilla.
Fresh garden vegetable pasta salad with basil pesto vinaigrette, chilled Maui Gold pineapple.
All served at one of Hanas black sand beaches.
Vegetarian / vegan lunch entree available.
Fresh lettuce wraps filled with veggies, roasted corn and black bean relish with Maui herb and garlic vinaigrette dipping sauce.
Triple chocolate fudge brownie with toasted Hamakua grown macadamia nuts.
Variety of ice cold tropical island fruit juices and bottled water.
Inclusions: Round trip transportation via 6-8 guest limo-van, professionally narrated 9-10 hour guided tour, entrance fee to Haleakala National Park, Protea Garden tour, waterfall swim, ice cold soft drinks, light continental breakfast and lunch.
Exclusions: Bring a light jacket for your mountain top tour. Wear comfortable shoes. Bring your bathing suit and a towel if you wish to swim.
Serves Alcohol: Clients are allowed to bring alcohol if they would like.
Foreign Language Translation: There is no foreign language translation available.
Handicapped Accessible: This tour is not suitable for handicapped individuals.
Required Certifications: The participant is not required to have any certification or special license in order to participate.
Restrictions: Cancellation policy for 1-2 passengers is before 7:00am 1 day prior to tour. For 3-4 passengers 7:00am 2 days prior to tour. For 5-8 passengers 7:00am 3 days prior to tour. For 9 or more passengers 7 days prior to tour. This activity is not accessible by wheelchair or walker.
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- # Van
- # 7-15 People
- # Central Maui
- # Haleakala Crater
- # Hana
- # North Shore of Maui
- # Upcountry Maui
- # 8+ Hours
- # Tours With a Guide
- # Not Handicapped Accessible
- # Hotel Pickup is Available
- # Includes Lunch
- # Swim Stop Included
- # No Certification or Special License Required
- # BYOB
- # Relaxed
- # Morning
- # Land
- # No Translation Available
- # No Minimum Age
- # Central Maui
There have been 3 reviews written about the Crater and Rainforest with Temptation Tours.
Average Product Rating: 5.0 / 5
We had the most amazing time!!! Our guide Ron was extremely knowledgable regarding any question we asked, and he was very friendly and fun to be with. We enjoyed the beautiful island tour immensely, and felt like we learned so much about Maui! Thank you!
We had a lovely day viewing Haleakala and the road to Hana. Our guide, Michael, gave us in depth history of Maui and a local perspective of the area. He was very helpful in our waterfall swimming experience as well. So glad we booked this tour rather than trying to drive ourselves.
An excellent tour with a very knowledgable tour guide. Jay was very pleasant and made sure we had a great day. Would highly recommend