Maui Tours – Bucket List Ideas for 2021Updated: January 19, 2021
Maui itself is a bucket list destination for many. There are various Maui tours that could form part of a more in-depth checklist. At Hoaloha Jeep Adventures, we can help you tick off some of these bucket list items.
Let’s look at some of the private, custom Maui Jeep Tours that should be on your Maui bucket list.
Lahaina Town receives approximately two million tourists per year; it is a town full of history, culture, and amazing adventures.
We suggest that you do not leave Lahaina Town without attending a luau, watching whales, or taking a selfie with the banyan tree.
Attend a Luau
A luau is a traditional outdoor Hawaiian celebration. You won’t want to miss this event, with its various traditional Hawaiian food, dance and cultural demonstrations, games, and live music.
Whale Watching Is A Must
Golden sand beaches, palm trees, and clear ocean water are standard on all Maui Tours. Now add some magnificent whales into that picture. It is breath-taking to see these beautiful creatures.
Peak whale watching season on Maui is January to March with tours leaving from Lahaina and Ma’alaea Harbors. Options include booking a whale watching experience, or combining a snorkel tour or sunset cruise with whale watching as an added bonus.
Banyan Tree Selfie
We all love a good social media selfie, and you can take a truly epic selfie at the banyan tree in Lahaina. This 60-foot tall tree was imported from India in 1873, starting from only 8 feet. The banyan tree has now grown so large, that it has rooted 16 main trunks and expanded to almost two acres wide. The area it encompasses has been named Banyan Tree Park.
Road To Hana
The Road to Hana features in every guidebook and website about Maui as a must-do, and for good reason. On the scenic Road to Hana, with its 50 miles of winding road and one-lane bridges, we will show you how beautiful our world can be. As you admire the most spectacular coastlines and jungle landscapes, you can see why we feel lucky to call Maui our home.
Keep reading for two spectacular hidden sites that are easy-to-miss on your own, but they are popular stops when you take one of our Road to Hana Maui tours.
Go Explore The Ka’eleku Lava Cave
The Ka’eleku Cave offers an excellent experience for the whole family. After a brief orientation, each member of your party receives a sanitized flashlight. You’ll descend the steps cut out of lava rock, with handrails for safety, the entrance to the cave dripping with lush foliage. Once inside, the further you go, the darker and more interesting it gets. Look out for bits of glistening pyrite, an area where the lava cooled in such a way it looks like chocolate fudge, and plenty of informational plaques to guide you through. At the very end, we always suggest temporarily turning off your flashlight, to experience pitch-black darkness.
Culture And History At Palapala Ho’omau Church
Not all Maui tours need to give you a huge adrenaline rush; some tour stops will expand your understanding of the history and culture of Maui. One such place is Palapala Ho’omau Church, in Kipahulu. This church was built in 1857, and it is still standing. It is known to be the place where famed aviator Charles Lindbergh was laid to rest. You will find the grounds lush, serene and awe-inspiring.
Maui Tours – The Beaches
Not only are the beaches on Maui beautiful, they’re ideal for various recreational activities.
Windsurfing At Ho’okipa Beach Park
At this beach, you can see professional windsurfing competitions. Have a look at how the pros do it. If you are considering a surfing session here, please be very careful; the conditions are rough!
Ho’okipa is also renowned as a site to see the beloved green sea turtles (honu) at rest. Please be respectful and keep your distance – at least ten feet.
Picnic At Koki Beach
Koki Beach has a nice grass park with picnic tables and plenty of shade. This is the perfect place to stop for a relaxing picnic with the family. This is a safe and accessible location to see rare red sand eroded from a nearby volcanic cinder cone. Be careful. This beach is often rough and the waves and strong current can make it difficult for less-experienced swimmers and surfers.
Swimming at Wai’anapanapa (Black Sand Beach)
A favorite stop on any Road to Hana tour, this beautiful beach covered in rare black sand, is also a great spot to cool off with a dip in the crystal clear water. Just watch out for “sneaker waves”! Many a sandal has lost its mate in the sudden surges that sometimes cover the whole beach.
Please resist the urge to take some black sand as a souvenir. Not only is it against the law, every bit is needed to preserve this cultural site. If that’s not enough, tradition has it you will incur the wrath of the goddess Pele, if you take any rocks or sand from her Islands.
Give us a call today if you want to talk about some more bucket list ideas. We are experts in Maui tours; join our adventure!