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Kahului: Guided Rainforest and Waterfall Walk

1. Kahului: Guided Rainforest and Waterfall Walk

Discover Kahului's rainforest on a family-friendly hiking tour with a guide. Cannonball into the natural pool of a waterfall, learn about the island's history, and enjoy an easy roundtrip hike. Meet your naturalist guide and begin your rainforest walk. Stroll through the trees to reach 2 waterfalls. Swim in the natural pools belows the waterfalls and practice 10-foot cannonball jumps from safe rock ledges (weather permitting). As you walk, learn about the island and its rainforests from your guide. Take a break to enjoy a drink of water and a snack before completing the one-mile roundtrip hike.

Maui: Waterfall & Rainforest Hiking Tour with Picnic Lunch

2. Maui: Waterfall & Rainforest Hiking Tour with Picnic Lunch

Experience a hiking adventure through the Hawaiian rainforest and explore Maui’s waterfalls. Thrill the adventurer in you — jump into pools from rock ledges and learn about the region from your naturalist guide. Meet your guide outside of Kahului, then head to the trailhead to begin your hiking adventure. Follow 2 streams through the lush rainforest of East Maui, passing 3 to 5 waterfalls. The falls range from 3 to 12 meters high, and you can even jump from rock ledges into some of the pools. Refresh yourself with a dip in the cool waters, and enjoy a picnic lunch beside the majestic falls. Bottled water and snacks are included, as well as lunch.  As you continue on, admire local flora and fauna as you learn about the cultural significance of plants such as the ti leaf, bamboo, taro plant, and others from your experienced guide. Finish your activity back at your original starting point after an adventurous and unforgettable hiking experience.

Maui: Sunrise Self-Guided Driving Tour

3. Maui: Sunrise Self-Guided Driving Tour

Travel across the island of Maui on an early morning driving tour you can enjoy at your own pace. Follow a GPS-enabled audio guide through quaint towns, the Makawao forest, and the Kula Botanical Garden. Take in the lush scenery and reach Haleakalā volcano to admire the sunrise from the summit. Download the app that will function as your personal guide and head out on your own vehicle to the town of Kahului. Head inland through the picturesque town of Pukalani and listen to an insightful introduction to Maui's historic cowboys, known as 'paniolos'. Learn about the island's rich culture as you become surrounded by the lush wilderness of the Makawao Forest Reserve, featuring some fantastic hiking and biking trails through the jungle. Pass a park full of friendly chickens before arriving at the Kula Botanical Garden. Pause your tour at any of these locations or head straight into Haleakalā National Park to catch the sunrise. Begin ascending the awe-inspiring volcano, rising over 29,000 feet from its base below the sea. Get acquainted with myths and legends about this natural landmark as you drive up. Find a couple of hiking trails with great mountaintop views, as well as two fantastic overlooks of the crater and surrounding landscape. Reach the Haleakalā Visitor Center and Red Hill, the highest point on the island. End your adventure with striking panoramic views from the top.

Maui: Jungle and Waterfall Hiking Adventure

4. Maui: Jungle and Waterfall Hiking Adventure

This is a moderately challenging/technical hike for experienced hikers or active and fit types only, including kids. Enjoy the sweet smell of yellow and white ginger flowers (seasonal), as you hike through a lush jungle in the West Maui Mountains. Part of this adventure is the road less traveled, and in lower season, the entire journey feels that way. You will begin with a hike through bamboo thickets to a dirt trail that weaves in and out of a rocky stream. This will lead, on a trail which involves lava-rock/boulder hopping, to an upper-tier waterfall and pool which is perfect for swimming. The stream flow can be higher or lower depending on the season, with a higher amount of rainfall occurring at higher elevations. Along the way, your guide will point out old native ruins, as well as native species such as Awapuhi Ginger (seasonal), which can be used to condition your skin and hair on the spot! You will also find Banyan trees, originally from India, with aerial roots that will leave you in awe of nature. After feeling refreshed from your first swim, we'll return to the original point of entry and begin your descent to the next phase of the journey.  The 2nd phase is local style, and involves hiking through giant basalt formations while descending down to lower-tier waterfalls to explore and swim in the freshwater pools. The first tier has a natural waterfall slide that gushes into the pool, which is great for kids. You will then hike further down the rocky stream to an incredible banyan tree with giant roots for climbing down to a larger and more secluded 2nd-tier waterfall and pool, with the option of climbing into the fall. From here, you will stand above an even larger and steep 3rd-tier waterfall which gushes toward the ocean.

From Kahalui: Haleakalā National Park Day Trip & Summit

5. From Kahalui: Haleakalā National Park Day Trip & Summit

Experience the stunning beauty of Haleakalā National Park on a guided day trip from Kahalui. Make stops at stunning viewing points at Leleiwi Outlook, Ko'olau Gap, and Kalahaku Overlook, before driving up to the summit of Haleakalā volcano over 10,000 feet high. Wake up early in the morning and make your way to the Kahalui Safeway to meet your guide. Be introduced to your friendly group and start driving along the winding roads towards Haleakalā National Park. Make a stop at Leleiwi Overlook and get out of the van for a short walk along a beautiful nature trail. Follow your guide through the jungle until you reach the clearing and experience breathtaking views of Ko’olau Gap. Continue driving to Kalahaku Overlook, one of the must-see sites in the area. Stand on the observation deck and look out in wonder at the floor of the gigantic crater. Arrive at the Haleakalā Visitor Center and learn about the ecology of the national park before setting off for the summit. Ride in the van up to the 10,000 feet peak and step outside for unforgettable views and photos. Relax at Hosmer Grove Campground and tuck into a nice Hawaiian lunch if you want. Celebrate the end of your day trip with a scenic walk through a peaceful eucalyptus forest.

Maui: Halfway to Hana North Shore Photography Tour

6. Maui: Halfway to Hana North Shore Photography Tour

See the North Shore of Oahu through a photographer's lens on this photography tour. Benefit from transportation from Wailea, Kihei, Lahaina, Kaanapali, Wailuku, and Kahului. Snap surfers and windsurfers on the waves, explore the jungle, and do some street photography in Paia. After getting picked up from one of the convenient pickup points in Wailea, Kihei, Lahaina, Kaanapali, Wailuku, or Kahului, set out for your first stop. Stop at the beach to get shots of surfers and sea turtles in their natural habitat on one of the North Shore's beaches. Get tips and instructions on how to take the best picture from your photographer guide. Next, make your way into the jungle region of the island. Snap photos of the famous surfboard fence, located just off the Hana Highway on Kaupakalua road. Admire bamboo forests and trek along scenic paths to hidden waterfalls. Finish in the town of Paia and enjoy some free time to explore, photograph, and experience the unique character of the town. At the end of the day, get dropped off back at your pickup location.

Maui: Luxury Private Full-Day Iao Valley/Upcountry Farm Tour

7. Maui: Luxury Private Full-Day Iao Valley/Upcountry Farm Tour

Discover the dense rainforest and rich history of the Iao Valley on a luxury private tour by SUV. This tour also includes visits to the Surfing Goat Dairy Farm, waterfalls, and a tour of a local distillery. Start with pickup from your hotel and meet your guide for the day. Get your day off to the right start with a delicious breakfast before traveling into the Iao Valley, a region rich in local lore. Admire the scenic views all around you as your guide provides more insight into the area's history. First, stop at Ho'okipa and spot the turtles who can be seen lazing on the sand. Continue with a short hike to the spectacular Twin Falls for a great photo opportunity. After a morning of exploring the beautiful scenery, visit the Paia Fish Market for a traditional lunch of Hawaiian cuisine. Next, visit the Ocean Vodka Organic Farm and Distillery for a guided tour of the facilities. Learn how these high-quality spirits are made from local produce in a sustainable way, and taste some samples. Head to the charming village of Makawao, known as the hub of the upcountry region. Have a quick browse through the various local craft stores for souvenirs or gifts. Finally, head to the Surfing Goat Dairy Farm. During the guided visit, you can pet the adorable goats and other cherished farm animals, and taste some quality cheeses. After the visit to the farm, relax on your journey back to your hotel.

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What people are saying about Kahului

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 35 reviews

This excursion is totally worth it. We swam in three waterfalls and saw an additional one on our way back to the bus. I’d estimate at each waterfall, you get about 15 - 20 minutes of swim time. It felt like just enough. Two of the waterfalls were not open to the public and we didn’t really overlap with any other tour groups, so we had them to ourselves. The water in Nov was cold—not unbearable, but it probably shortened how long we spent in the water. We weren’t sure how our seven-year-old child would do, but he loved it. I don’t know if this was intentional, but we were in the same group as another family with younger kids, so that made for a better experience for him. Our guide Shelby was really friendly and knowledgeable. She also took pics of anyone who wanted them at each of the waterfall stops. The lunch was good, nothing fancy but you’re not there for the food! I’m 43, never imagined I’d jump off a cliff into a rainforest pool but I’m so glad I did!

Boyfriend and I had so much fun in this hike! We got to swim in 3 waterfalls and crossed 1 river. In our second waterfall I got to jump from 15ft up into the water below. It was such a thrill! We got to sit and eat our lunch there as well. Best picnic ever! It was such a fun hike! We got to learn about trees, plants and flowers in the area during our walk. We got to eat several edible flowers and a guava straight from the tree. So good! Our guide Dave was amazing! We had so much fun because of him. Hike Maui saved us about 20mins of driving time going to the meet up spot since we are staying near the area of the hike. They suggested to pick us up instead and we really appreciate that. Overall it we had such a blast! Probably the best thing we did in Maui!

Joel was our guide - he always patient, knowledgeable and friendly! Took us the extra half mile to the second waterfall, offered to take pictures, gave us lots of opportunity to swim & find fruits to sample! Great hike would do it again!!

We had a fabulous time on the waterfall hike tour. It was through a variety of terrain, but not strenuous. Had the chance to swim in 2 different waterfalls! Our guide Mila was fantastic! Informative and fun!

The tour guide Gail was amazing and very attentive. She’s the best tour guide I’ve ver had.