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Pua'akaa Falls: Our most recommended tours and activities

From Hana: Classic Road to Hana Guided Van Tour

1. From Hana: Classic Road to Hana Guided Van Tour

Hit the Road to Hana in air-conditioned comfort for a scenic drive past lush forests and coastal views on this guided day trip with lunch and hotel transfers included. See the island's rugged sea cliffs, swim in the waters of Pua’a Ka'a Falls, and relax on the beaches of Wai'anapanapa State Park. Journey to the eastern part of Maui island to see one of the most isolated communities in the state. Take the Hana Highway and learn about Hawaiian history, heritage, and culture on the way. As you continue the journey through the town of Hāna, stop by historical sites and see where the queen was born. Afterward, go beyond the town of Hāna, going off the beaten track. Next, admire Hāna’s ancient lava tubes at the Ka'eleku Caverns. Soak in the serenity of Palapala Ho'omau Church. Listen to your guide as they share the stories of Charles Lindbergh and Samuel Pryor.

Maui: Road to Hana Private Adventure Tour with Luxury SUV

2. Maui: Road to Hana Private Adventure Tour with Luxury SUV

Experience the reverse route to Hana in style aboard a luxury SUV and get access to pristine lands in comfort. Avoid excess traffic and discover the hidden gems Maui has to offer including waterfalls and spectacular beaches.  You'll have a full panoramic glass sunroof to witness the beauty and also have the availability to keep all your devices charged at any seat. Your adventure can be fully customized with additional or fewer stops along the way. After a pickup from your accommodation, stop off at Safeway in Kahului to grab snacks for the day. Drive up through the rolling hills in Kula, passing by the Maui Winery in Ulapalakua. Journey through the untouched lands of Kaupo with several photo stops along the way. See historical churches in the backside of Maui over 150 years old. Stop off at Laulima Organic Farm where they focus on sustainability and you may indulge in the exotic fruits grown right from the property. Pass by the 7 Sacred pools or The Pools at Oheo at Haleakala National Park. See the awe-inspiring Wailua Falls with the potential opportunity to swim in a 97 Foot waterfall (weather permitting). Visit Auntie Virgie's botanical flower farm and see a genuine family supporting the local community. Go to Hamoa Beach, Hana Town, and Waianapanapa State Park to experience the crisp Black Sand Beach.  Stop off at Pua'a Ka'a Falls and have one last opportunity to swim for the day. See Waikani Falls, and Keanae Point, and admire rainbow eucalyptus trees flourishing in the Painted Forest.  Visit Ho'okipa Beach Park and witness the Hawaiian green sea turtle resting on the beach before returning to the starting point.

Maui: Private Guided Halfway to Hana Tour

3. Maui: Private Guided Halfway to Hana Tour

Explore the beauty of Maui on the Road to Hāna Tour. Picture curvy roads and rugged coastline, tropical rainforest, cascading waterfalls, crashing waves, and varicolored beaches. Make friends with the locals, and taste regional cuisine, listen to traditional music and stories of the region. Take in the dramatic scenic coastal drive that features bays, bluffs and cliffs on this 8-hour experience. This is a completely private tour with your guide, and the itinerary and timing can be modified. Pass through Mauiʻs Agricultural Basin, a relic of the bygone plantation era and an emerging variety of sustainability crops. Drive through Paʻia, a charming and eclectic bohemian town, and cruise by the North Shore to see the surfers and waves. Marvel at the natural beauty, such as dense Bamboo thickets, Rainbow Eucalyptus trees, waterfalls, streams, and a great variety of other tropical flora & fauna. Observe the depth of the majestic Wailua Valley, and explore coastal tide pools. Stop at the stunning Kaumahina Wayside Lookout for an impressive view of the cliffs & coast, and swim behind a waterfall at Pua'a Ka'a State Park. Visit the Ke’anae Peninsula, an isolated native Hawaiian settlement where you can appreciate the old way of life. Enjoy local sweets & treats at Aunty Sandy’s Banana Bread Stand.

Maui: Reverse Road to Hana Private Full-Day Tour in Luxury

4. Maui: Reverse Road to Hana Private Full-Day Tour in Luxury

Get to know Maui from a different perspective on the reverse Road to Hana tour. Meet your driver and tour guide who will take you, and up to 5 friends or family, on a journey in a private SUV around the lesser-known side of the island. Enjoy inclusive breakfast and lunch along the way. Travel through what's known as the "Backside of Haleakala", of ancient lava fields, spectacular gulches, and rock formations. Still evolving from Maui's most recent volcanic eruption 400 years ago, you'll find that this area of Maui has a personality all its own. See Ho'okipa, a remote beach where turtles make their home, as well as Nuu, with its archaeological ruins from an ancient fishing village, and well-preserved rock art. Pass by the Verge Flower Farm, before stopping off at Homa Bay where you can opt for a swim in its crystal waters. Embark on a hike or swim at Wainapanapa State Park before heading to Hana Farms for a delicious and scenic lunch. Next, pass by the lava fields of Keanae and take a dip in the refreshing Puaa Kaa River. Stop by Harold Rice Park and enjoy the off-the-grid jungle beauty of Kipahulu before reaching Hana. Travel back to the west side of the island on the traditional side of Road to Hana.

Maui: Private Luxury Road to Hana with Included Meals

5. Maui: Private Luxury Road to Hana with Included Meals

Experience a full circle day tour around one of the oldest roadways in the Hawaiian Islands. Take in breathtaking views of waterfalls, tropical rainforests, and stunning coastal and mountain views as you relax in your own private luxury vehicle. After a pickup from your hotel and breakfast, travel to Ho'okipa (Turtle Beach). Make photo stops at Rainbow Eucalyptus Trees, Kaumahina, Honomanu, and Ke'anae. Go for an optional swim in Puaa Kaa or even take a short hike in Wai'anapanapa. Stop for lunch at Hana Farms, visit Kokī Beach, Homoa Bay, Virgie's Flower Farm, Palapala Ho'omau, Nu'u, Monawainui, and Rice Park. The Road to Hana tour continues around the east side of the island and onto the inspiring "Backside of Haleakala", an otherworldly trip to one of Maui's most stunning areas.

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What people are saying about Pua'akaa Falls

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 3 reviews

Our guide Jay was awesome! He was laid back, funny and even had a cool play list to match the vibe of the trip. He made us feel safe in the winding roads and knew local spots. Communication was excellent prior to the trip with info on what to bring and the vehicle was immaculate upon arrival. The benefit of a private tour with door to door service is deciding which places to stop for photos or swims and at your own pace. We opted for full Hana experience. He gave us guidelines and took us to several local business that have clean restrooms to change. Started trip at Safeway w/ a Starbucks then we headed the east side route vs the west side. Avoiding traffic and crowds. We stopped at Bee farm-local fruit tasting (ex strawberry papaya)-botanical gardens-swam at black sand beaches w/ lava tube- sea turtles-local delicious food trucks- banana bread- several beautiful views of waterfalls even one or two you can swim and take pictures in. Kona ice too! Worth every penny!

Was thinking of doing the Road to Hanna drive myself but last minute backed out and booked this tour and I am so glad that I did. Our driver Dustyn made our experience unforgettable. We rode in a specious and comfortable SUV and enjoyed the view without having to worry about driving the narrow and dangerous roads. We made stops along the way and the tour is tailored to you and your needs. Our tour guide took us to an amazing waterfall and other places otherwise we wouldn’t have been able to visit. Definitely plan to do this tour again when so return to Maui. 10/10 recommend.

What a fabulous trip! The scenery on the road to Hana was absolutely breathtaking! Our guide, Tom, was professional, friendly, and knowledgeable. His intimate knowledge of the flora, fauna, history, and culture of Maui and Hawaii greatly enriched our experience! Tom knew so many special sights to stop at and it was a fabulous day! He catered the trip to what we were hoping to see along the way. He went above and beyond, we couldn’t be happier with the experience! Mahalo, Tom!

Amazing!! Our tour guide Puna was the best. She shared a lot of things about the island and gave us a tour we will never forget. Highly recommend!!

We had the best time with Shelly as our guide !!!!