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Kahului: Self-Driving Audio Tour of Road to Hana

Kahului: Self-Driving Audio Tour of Road to Hana

Start by downloading the Action Tour Guide app, which will function as your personal tour guide, audio tour, and map. Purchase one tour per car, not per person. Everyone listens together! Note: This 65+ mile-long tour covers the essentials of Maui Road to Hana in 2-3 hours. Once downloaded, your tour begins in either Kahului or Hana. From Kahului, you’ll head through the bohemian town of Pa’ia and learn about the beginnings of the Hawaiian people. Your first beach, Ho’okipa, waits just ahead, a perfect destination for windsurfing. Then, spot Maui’s famously huge waves at Jaws Beach and hear about the history of Hawaiian surfing, before officially crossing the Zero Mile Marker and beginning the Road to Hana. Get a view of a roadside waterfall next, then cruise past a grove of Maui’s famous rainbow eucalyptus. Hike the short, lush Waikamoi Ridge Trail afterward, before stopping by the Garden of Eden Arboretum for more jungle scenery. Next, enjoy Maui’s famous coastline at Kaumahina State Park and snap some great photos from Nua'ailua Viewpoint. Continuing on, you’ll have the option to take a detour along Ke’anae Peninsula and learn the history of this picturesque place. Up next is the Wailua Valley Lookout, one of the best views on the whole island. Then there’s the sleepy village of Nahiku, once home to George Harrison! Learn about the long history of the Hana Highway as you make your way to the famous Nahiku Marketplace, where you’ll find all kinds of tropical goodies. After that, explore an ancient (and huge!) lava tube. Kahanu Garden is just beyond that, with over 400 acres of exotic flora. Then, stroll along a black sand beach at Waiʻānapanapa State Park, followed by dramatic red sand at Koki Beach. Next up is Hāmoa Beach, which has been kept in more or less its natural state by none other than Oprah! Then, finish your journey by hiking the famous and scenic Pīpīwai Trail. Finally, your tour will conclude at Kipahulu Visitor Center on the eastern shore of Maui. If you begin in Hana, you’ll see all the same spots traveling in the opposite direction.

Maui: Self-Guided Audio Tours - Full Island

Maui: Self-Guided Audio Tours - Full Island

Don’t miss a thing as your favorite audio tour narrator guides you across the Maui's popular driving routes; Road to Hana, Haleakala & Upcountry, Iao Valley, West & South Maui. Follow our suggested itineraries or create your own half, full or multi day sightseeing. Maui’s beauty is obvious, but when you uncover the stories, culture and history, you’ll truly connect with the Valley Isle. Includes commentary for: Road to Hana Haleakala Volcano West & South Maui Iao Valley Road to Hana (3 Routes) Maui's most famous drive and absolutely an adventure, the Road to Hana begins over by Kahului Airport and follows the coast all the way to Hana. You'll be driving along the side of the massive Haleakala Volcano to the quietly authentic town of Hana. Then, it's recommended to continue for another 45 minutes or so past Hana to the Oheo Pools. The road is famous for its rainforest, picturesque waterfalls, black sand beach and much more. Equally famous is the driving itself, on a road that winds its way through hundreds of curves and crosses 61 bridges along the way. Major Highlights: Hamoa Beach Hana Ho'okipa Beach Ke’anae Arboretum Ke’anae Peninsula Koki Beach Alau Island Lava Tube Paia Oheo Gulch (7 Sacred Pools) Pipiwai Trail Upper Waikani Falls (3 Bears) Rainbow Eucalyptus Twin Falls Wai’anapanapa State Park (Black Sand Beach) Wailua Falls Haleakala The south and eastern part of Maui is dominated by the 10,000 foot tall dormant volcano - Haleakala. It's like nowhere else in that you can drive from sea level to the summit in about two hours. And when you get there, the scenery and environment are stunning. Going to watch sunrise from Haleakala is popular and you must book your space in advance. But visiting at any time of day is very worthwhile. Major Highlights: Haleakala Summit and Crater Hosmers Grove Kalahaku Overlook Nene Geese Pukalani Silversword Makawao – Upcountry West Maui West Maui describes the area from Ma'alaea all the way north along the coast through Ka'anapali, Kapalua and Honolua Bay. This region is filled with popular resorts, beaches, Hawaiian historical and cultural sites and even a terrific blowhole. Major Highlights: Nakalele Blowhole Honolua Bay DT Fleming Park and Beach Ka’anapali Olawalu Mile 8 (Whale) Lookout Ma’alaea & Maui Ocean Center South Maui Kihei and the high-end resort area of Wailea. Kihei is a popular area to explore with many good snorkelling areas, sandy beaches that you can take a long walk on and enjoy a sunset. There's also many mini malls for shopping and dining. Immediately south of Kihei is Wailea which has some magnificent cove beaches and superb snorkeling where you can cruise around with the local turtles. Continue south for the favorite beaches of Maui locals at Makena. And if you are the type who likes to drive to the end of the road - continue all the way to La Perouse Bay, for more snorkelling and the see the site of the last big lava flow on Maui. Major Highlights: Kihei Kamaole Beach Parks Wailea Turtle Town Makena Beaches La Perouse Bay Central Maui Central Maui is there part of the island that sits in the isthmus, or flat area between the two giant volcanoes that form the island. Mostly you will use this area to drive from the resort towns, across to join the Road to Hana and Haleakala tours, and for the airport. But there is some good sightseeing here too. The Iao Needle features a towering volcanic spire and is one of the wettest places on the planet. There's also tropical fruit farms, Maui's shopping areas and the Ocean Center. Major Highlights: Iao Valley and Needle Kepaniwai Park Kahului Shopping Maui Tropical Plantation Alexander & Baldwin Sugar Museum

Maui Bundle: 6 In-App Driving And Walking Audio Tours

Maui Bundle: 6 In-App Driving And Walking Audio Tours

Welcome to Shaka Guide's audio tour app, your ultimate companion for exploring the magical island of Maui, Hawaii. Get ready to embark on a journey of adventure, relaxation, and natural beauty as you discover Maui's stunning beaches, lush rainforests, majestic mountains, and vibrant culture. As you begin your tour of Maui with the Shaka Guide app, prepare to be enchanted by the island's diverse landscapes, rich history, and warm aloha spirit. The app will provide informative and engaging audio commentary, sharing insights into the island's geology, marine life, Hawaiian traditions, and local tips. You can start your adventure in the bustling town of Lahaina, where you can explore the historic Front Street, lined with charming shops, art galleries, and restaurants. The app will guide you through Lahaina's fascinating history, from its whaling days to its vibrant present. Continue your exploration as you venture along the stunning coastline of West Maui. The app will lead you to picturesque beaches like Kaanapali and Kapalua, where you can soak up the sun, snorkel in crystal-clear waters, and witness breathtaking sunsets. Experience the natural wonders of Maui as the app guides you to the lush Iao Valley State Park, home to the iconic Iao Needle. Learn about the valley's rich cultural significance and take in the breathtaking views of verdant peaks and cascading waterfalls. Discover the captivating beauty of the Road to Hana, one of Maui's most iconic drives. The app will guide you through the winding road, pointing out scenic viewpoints, hidden waterfalls, and cultural landmarks along the way. Immerse yourself in the tropical rainforest, swim in refreshing pools, and embrace the tranquility of this legendary journey. No visit to Maui would be complete without exploring Haleakala National Park. The app will guide you to the summit of Haleakala, where you can witness a mesmerizing sunrise or enjoy a hike through the otherworldly volcanic landscape. Indulge in the culinary delights of Maui as the app recommends local eateries and farm-to-table experiences. Sample fresh seafood, taste tropical fruits, and savor the unique flavors of Hawaiian cuisine. Throughout your journey, the Shaka Guide app will provide valuable information, recommendations, and insights to enhance your visit to Maui. Whether it's exploring hidden gems, snorkeling with sea turtles, or simply relaxing on pristine beaches, the app will be your knowledgeable companion. So, grab your phone, and get ready to embark on an extraordinary journey through the captivating landscapes and vibrant culture of Maui, Hawaii. Aloha and enjoy your adventure! *Download the Shaka Guide app to access your purchased tours.*

Maui: Road to Hana Self-Guided Driving Audio Tour Bundle

Maui: Road to Hana Self-Guided Driving Audio Tour Bundle

This bundle includes the following tours: • Road to Hana • Road to Hana Sunrise • Road to Hana Beach Parks • Road to Hana Western Coastline Start any of these tours by downloading the Action Tour Guide app, which will function as your personal tour guide, audio tour, and map all in one. Purchase one tour per car, not per person. Everyone listens together! Once downloaded, each tour will start on a different part of the island, which your GPS will guide you straight to. Your tour of the Road to Hana follows the 65-mile historic road past some of Hawaii's most beautiful places. Along this route, you’ll find sparkling waterfalls, lush jungle vistas, stunning beaches, and so much more. Discover groves of rainbow eucalyptus, hike to the hidden gem of Twin Falls, and take a dip in Ching’s Pond, famous among the locals. Next, enjoy a picnic and ocean views at Waterfront Park before cruising on to the 173-foot Wailua Falls and the Instagram-famous Pipiwai Trail, featuring a lush bamboo forest unlike anything you’ve ever seen. You can begin this tour in Kahului and drive to Hana, or go in the opposite direction if it’s more convenient! Your Sunrise tour begins in Kahului. To catch the sunrise, make sure you start early! From there, you’ll drive inland and learn about Maui’s rich culture, including the history of Hawaii’s very own cowboys! Take a detour to the lush Makawao Forest Reserve or continue directly toward your sunrise destination. Before long, you’ll begin your ascent of Haleakalā, a towering volcano offering the best sunrise views. Hear about ancient legends and myths behind this volcano as you ascend, then arrive at Haleakalā National Park. In addition to some great hiking trails, this is where you’ll find Red Hill, the highest point on the island and one of the best places in the world to watch a sunrise. Just make sure you reserve a pass to enter the park before sunrise, as this is not included in the tour! Your tour of Maui’s Beaches also begins in Kahului. From there, you’ll head to Mai Poina Beach, where windsurfers take to the waves. Then there’s Kalepolepo Beach, which adds some fascinating history to its idyllic scenery. Kama’ole Beach offers a dramatic rocky coastline for your Instagram story, while Wailea Beach and Palauea Beach are just plain fabulous beaches (though you might even spot some sea turtles here)! Finally, you’ll head to some famous lava fields for a different kind of fascinating scenery. Your bonus tour of the Western Coastline begins once again in Kahului. From here, you’ll drive out along the less-crowded West Coast for a view of the island not many visitors get! Along the way, you’ll experience weird geological phenomena like the Nakalele Blowhole, explore the fascinating Kapalua Labyrinth, and check out a few underrated gems like the Ukumehame Beach Park! It’s the perfect way to wind down your trip to Maui with an escape from the everyday.

Road To Hana: Self-Guided Audio Tour

Road To Hana: Self-Guided Audio Tour

Don’t miss a thing as your favorite audio tour narrator guides you along Maui's Road To Hana to not-to-be-missed points of interest, with fascinating stories, tips and directions along the way. Follow the suggested itineraries, or divide the commentary and create your own half, full or multi day sightseeing trips. The Road to Hana is one of the world’s most scenic drives and a popular sightseeing activity to see Maui’s spectacular waterfalls, black sand beaches, bamboo forests, lava rock formations and amazing ocean views as you wind your way through 620 curves and 59 bridges. The tour includes all three route variations for the Road to Hana: The Original, The Loop and The Backroad. Major Highlights: Hamoa Beach Hana Bay Ho'okipa Beach Ke'anae Arboretum Ke'anae Peninsula Koki Beach & Alau Island Lava Tube O'heo Pools at Kipahulu (7 Sacred Pools) Paia Pipiwai Trail Rainbow Eucalyptus Twin Falls Upper Waikani Falls (Three Bears) Wai'anapanapa State Park (Black Sand Beach) Includes: Road To Hana Thoroughly explore the famous Road to Hana with an audio tour that will make sure you know the five absolute “not to be missed” stops along the route as well as many other waterfalls, viewpoints and beaches. Plus many fascinating stories about Hawaiian culture, past and present. If you prefer travelling independently, at your own pace, this audio tour provides the best Road to Hana tour experience, along with the freedom to choose what you enjoy; squishing the black sand between your toes at Wai’anapanapa, hiking the Pipiwai Bamboo Trail, or maybe time to enjoy an extra slice of banana bread. You can’t help but cheer on the world class windsurfers at Ho’okipa Beach. And you won’t need to worry about photoshopping the Rainbow Eucalyptus at the Keanae Arboretum or the stunning contrast between blue water and black lava rock at Keanae Peninsula. Take a moment to cool off with a quick swim at the pristine Hamoa Beach and see where Haleakala National Park descends from the summit to the sea and the Pools of Oheo at Kipahulu (7 Sacred Pools) at the end of the drive. With such a long day of exploring, it’s important to know the 5 “not to be missed” stops that we recommend, and many more suggestions if you have time. Part of the secret to enjoying the journey is knowing how not to waste your time, and we have tips for that as well.

Loop Road to Hana Audio Tour Guide

Loop Road to Hana Audio Tour Guide

Are you ready for an epic road trip? The Road to Hana is filled with hidden waterfalls, scenic hikes, and picturesque viewpoints. Shaka Guide's "Loop" Road to Hana Tour is a twist on the "Classic" version. On this tour, we'll guide you around the island taking you to the rarely explored back side of Hana. This audio tour uses GPS to give you turn-by-turn directions to the best spots with stories and music along the way. With Shaka Guide, you have the freedom to explore on your own terms -- visit the places you want and skips the ones you don't. Shaka Guide is the #1-rated app for Maui with over 13K reviews on the App Store and Google Play Store! Tour Stops: Paia Town Hookipa Beach Jaws Twin Falls Waikamoi Ridge Trail Garden of Eden Arboretum Kaumahina State Park Honomanu Bay View Nua'ailua View Point Ke’anae Arboretum Ke’anae Peninsula Aunty Sandy’s Banana Bread Keanae Valley Overlook Halfway to Hana Food Stand Wailua State Wayside Park Waikani Falls (3 Bears) Secret Lava Tube Cave Makapipi Falls Kahanu Gardens Waianapanapa Black Sand Beach Hana Town Hasegawa General Store Koki Beach Hamoa Beach Wailua Falls Venus Pools Pipiwai Trail Oheo Gulch Charles Lindbergh's Grave Alelele Falls Nu’u Bay & Haleakala Huakini Beach Natural Sea Arch *Download the Shaka Guide app to access your purchased tours.*

Classic Road to Hana Audio Tour Guide

Classic Road to Hana Audio Tour Guide

The Road to Hana is the ultimate Maui road trip and Shaka Guide's "Classic" Road to Hana Tour is the most popular way to experience this famous roadway. This audio tour uses GPS to give you turn-by-turn directions to the best spots along Hana Highway! Visit nine waterfalls, ten scenic viewpoints, and six hikes while listening to interesting stories along the way. With Shaka Guide, you have the freedom to explore on your own terms -- visit the spots you want and skips the ones you don't. Shaka Guide is the #1-rated app for Maui with over 13K reviews on the App Store and Google Play Store! *Download the Shaka Guide app to access your purchased tours.*

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We used the Road to Hana self-guided audio tour. We really enjoyed the narrator as he provided exceptional information of what to expect and the places we needed to stop at and take in. On the way back, the narrator provided information on the history of Hawaii which was interesting. Definitely well worth the money spent.

Great audio guide! Once downloaden you only need GPS on your device - no data or other connection needed. Funny and informative - well done audio sequences that got us to places we wouldn't have seen without it. It's like a local in your car showing you around with good historic infos and stories.

We had a group of 6 adults in our cars and we all found the information interesting and helpful. Sometimes the GPS was off a little, but for the most part, every stop was pretty accurate.

This guy was absolutely perfect for us. The information was very well conveyed. We would’ve missed some of the spots if we hadn’t had this tour, I would recommend it to anyone.

Very nice application. Will definitely recommend. Very good details