Our Iao Valley & Upcountry tour tour explores the valleys and slopes between Maui’s two prominent volcanic mountains. We take you exploring several sites located between Maui’s two ancient volcanic mountains. Begin with a visit to historic Iao Valley and Heritage Gardens, with its lush foliage and running streams. Then meander to Ho'okipa beach and on through several charming towns in Maui’s Upcountry region, such as Makawao, and choose between a variety of activities and places to eat. Finish the day cruising a dirt road high up along Haleakala’s southeastern face, with views typically seen only from an airplane.
Many guests use this tour for their last day adventure on Maui. We pick you up at your hotel or vacation rental. Venture through as many ecosystems as if driving from Mexico to Canada. Learn about Maui’s richly diverse culture and history. Then enjoy the convenience of being dropped off at the airport.
The summit of Haleakala is not included as part of this tour since we do not have a permit to enter the park. Tour companies without a permit are not allowed to take anyone into the park, even if the guests have their own pass.
All are optional (weather permitting) and customized to your preferences:.
Iao Valley will be closed until January 15, 2023.
Ho’okipa Beach Park
Makawao Town and Forest
Kula Botanical Gardens
Polipoli Spring State Recreation Area
Rice Park – look down on Molokini, Kaho’olawe, and Lanai from 2,500+ ft. elevation
Sunset view (dependent on weather, start time, and season)
* Drive-by/not a stop
We provide a cooler in the Jeep with ice, water, Hawaiian juices and ginger ale. Lunch is not included, but your driver will recommend the best places to eat and take you where you would like to go! This allows us to support the local community, as well as give you the most possible options for an immersive, local dining experience on your adventure.
Our favorite lunch stops include:
***6th and 7th Guests will have middle seats
The sunset experience was even MORE than we ever expected or anticipated!! Our adventure guide was fantastic. We had a front row seat for the sunset and IT WAS STUNNING!!! Would highly recommend to any friends coming to Maui in the future!!
Many people are looking for something to fill the time between checking out of their hotel, and boarding the plane home from their Maui vacation. We have the answer! This is more than a time-filler – the Our Iao Valley & Upcountry Tour is a perfect last-day-on-Maui adventure!
This private tour is an eight – to ten – hour experience. Beginning at 10 am (or whenever you need to check out), we take you exploring several sites located between Maui’s two ancient volcanic mountains. At the end of your tour, we can drop you off at your hotel or vacation rental or at the airport. We will keep your luggage safe in the Jeep. We can also accommodate parties of all sizes — we use multiple vehicles for larger groups. Our guests love to travel this way! So feel free to bring your family and friends along!