Maui, Hawaii

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Time8 - 9 ore (appross.)
TransportPrelievo dall'hotel offerto
TicketBiglietto mobile
Disponibile in: Inglese

Panoramica

Dal paesaggio lunare del cratere di Haleakalā fino al punto panoramico dello Iao Needle, esplora il meglio del centro di Maui in questo tour guidato molto istruttivo. Viene offerto un comodo servizio di prelievo, inoltre il tour prevede una visita alla storica località di Wailuku, una zona stravagante ma di tendenza. Scopri la storia agricola, gli aneddoti e le leggende dell'isola e alcuni dei suoi migliori paesaggi, dalle valli a alle vette.
"Lo Iao Valley State Park resterà chiuso per un periodo indeterminato a causa di danni provocati da piogge e alluvioni. I tour saranno comunque operativi e verranno effettuate fermate alternative".

Questo tour di 8 ore nel centro di Maui inizia con il prelievo dall'hotel, dove una guida professionista ti farà conoscere l'isola. Esplorerai sia parchi statali sia parchi nazionali e, nel mentre, potrai ascoltare la storia dell'isola, e persino dare un'occhiata della storica Wailuku, la sede del governo della contea.

Alla prima tappa, addentrati nella zona chiamata Maui Upcountry prima di giungere al cratere del vulcano Haleakalā, uno dei punti più spettacolari e conosciuti dell'isola. Questo vulcano di 3.055 metri è dormiente dal 1790 e si estende per oltre 13.000 ettari di coni di scorie e foresta tropicale incontaminata.

Dopo essere sceso dalla montagna e aver pranzato, attraverso i campi di canne da zucchero che ondeggiano al vento per arrivare al famoso Iao Needle, dove il re Kamehameha lottò tenacemente per ottenere il controllo di Maui. Una breve camminata ti porta al punto panoramico da cui vedere il pinnacolo boscoso ergersi a 366 m dal suolo della valle sullo sfondo dei pendi verdeggianti. Più tardi, in cima al Wailuku, visita la storica chiesa di Ka'ahumanu, che si staglia sulla Iao Valley, e ascolta la storia di questo pittoresco edificio sacro costruito nel 1876.

Durante l'ultimo tratto di viaggio, passa accanto alle fattorie e ai campi di Wailuku per tornare all'hotel verso metà pomeriggio; ti rimarrà abbastanza tempo per organizzare la serata, ammesso che tu ne abbia ancora le forze.

Recensioni

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m
, ott 2018

Well organized tour in small group to visit central Maui away from the beaches. Our guide was very knowledgeable and made everything possible to make the day trip enjoyable.

k
, feb 2018

We really enjoyed our day on this tour. Our driver told wonderful stories and was a very nice man. So glad we could leave the driving to someone else while we enjoyed the view.

The remaining comments are only for the company and I do not want to include in the review. We called the local phone number the day before our trip and were told that we would be picked up at our hotel at 6:30 rather than 600AM. But there must have been an automated phone system that left 1 message on our answering machine in Maui and 2 messages on our home phone machine in Seattle that our driver was waiting for us and was needing to leave without us. I find that a bit annoying that your system isn't in touch better with your local people. thanks

F
, gen 2018

Our tour guide was informative! She made our trip enjoyable.

F
, dic 2017

The Day Trip was great! Uncle Charlie, the driver/tour guide is local and very knowledgeable.

M
, nov 2017

Our main goal was to see Haleakala and we were not disappointed by the beautiful scenery. We were lucky to have weather on our side when we visited Nov 9 2017. Our tour bus only took us up to the visitor's center as we were informed that the summit which was 0.5 miles away up a slope is not accessible to tour buses, only people in cars or on foot. Truth is if we could have 20 more minutes, we could have walked up to the summit. That is a pity, particularly in light of how much we spent stuffing around elsewhere see below!

But what is quite a negative for us is the organization of the tour. Our party of 3 were picked up from our hotel at Kaanapali at 6.15am and, along with 4 other people picked up along the way, taken to a car park at Maalaea. We arrived at Maalaea at around 6.45am. Then the driver said something about having to wait because our driver had not arrived. He did not explain further. Eventually the real tour bus and driver arrived at around 7.20am and told us that we had to wait till 7.45am to leave to go to the airport at Kahului to pick up some others arriving from Waikiki. By the time everyone was assembled it was 8.30am before we actually started the tour. We had wasted 2 whole hours of our time and rather frustrated because that arrangement was not made clear to us from the start. Had we been clearly told upfront, we could at least have gone and checked out Maalaea while we were idly waiting around at the car park.

After Haleakala, the tour guide announced that we were going to a restaurant at Makawao for lunch where tables had been booked for us. We all knew that the tour did not include lunch but nothing was said in the tour info about being taken to a designated restaurant. We ate at the restaurant anyway as we were too embarrassed not to, particularly since the restaurant staff came out to meet us at the parking lot. The food quality was good but we were not happy we were not told of this arrangement upfront and did not feel like we had a choice not to eat there. A couple of fellow travelers did choose not to eat at the restaurant because they had packed their own lunch - they were also annoyed by the lack of communication in this regard.

All in all - the scenery was great but there is much room for improvement in terms of managing customer expectations with better communication.

C
, set 2017

Had an woderful time on this tour, highly recommended! Beautiful...please do it!

E
, set 2017

Some confusion about lunch, was told we are on our own for lunch, but was taken to an italian restaurant and told that we had to eat there, because there was no place for us to eat the lunch that we packed and took with us. Some confusion about the pick up and drop off as well. Didn't realize that bringing an infant meant that you have to have them in your lap. A 2 1/2 year old may be a little difficult to keep on your lap. If you need that seat, make sure to pay for it. The tour itself was wonderful, as was the guide and driver! With a little knowledge before the tour, it would have been a 5 star!

S
, lug 2017

First time we ever did an organized tour. Family of 5 : we thoroughly enjoyed the experience, mostly thanks to our driver/guide. Junior was amazing for the day trip! He was kind, funny and definitely very informative. We learned A LOT about the island of Maui, the culture, language and people. We suggest you book this tour early during your vacation as to better appreciate everything that Junior explains as it unfolds throughout your stay on the island. Haleakala itself seems to be a must and we liked being able to sit back to enjoy the view rather than needing to drive. Mahalo Junior! Keep up the great work! Warm aloha from a very satisfied Canadian family.

H
, lug 2017

Estuvo bien para conocer...no vuelvo.

A
, mag 2017

A wonderful tour. Our tour guide, also our mini-bus driver, was outstanding. He had a degree in Hawaiian history, was very knowledgeable, friendly, helpful, courteous.


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