Road to Hana Buying Guide

Finding the perfect Road to Hana Tour for you and your family is about choosing the right Maui vacation experience experience for you and your family.  We think the searching and planning your Maui vacation and Road to Hana tour selection should be an enjoyable one, not a struggle with choices. So start your Maui vacation and Road to Hana journey right with our overview of the main things to consider when booking the Road to Hana tour during your Maui vacation.


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Private Road to Hana 


For those travelers with discerning taste and the budget, a private Road to Hana tour is the best way to see it and experience it all. 


The private Hana tour delivers anything you want and need. You choose the kind of vehicle, the lunch experience, the length of the Road to Hana excursion and the type of tour guide. 


This level of  customized service lets you sit, relax and fully immerse in this experience of a lifetime.


A private charter also offers the ability to upgrade your lunch experience by having the chef prepare a special gourmet lunch paired with the right wine. 


Many of the exclusive features available for your private Road to Hana tour enhances your Maui vacation experience creating lifelong memories. 


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Small Group Road to Hana Tours 


Allows you to discover the Road to Hana and is by far the best way to experience the Road to Hana. 


There are many tour companies offering this popular Road to Hana tour on the market not all deliver excellent Road to Hana Maui tour experience.


 Road to Hana Tour is a great choice for experiencing this great drive without the challenges of driving it on you own. 


The advantages of using Road to Hana tour is that it offers you to experience the Road to Hana from a taller vehicle allowing you to see every waterfall and hidden corner of this espectacular area of Maui in a comfortable and super spacious vehicle. 


The tour guide, depending on the season often goes to hidden trails and off the road allowing you to see the hidden Road to Hana Maui that most visitors don't get to see. 


Our Road to Hana tour offers an extremely high degree of customer service, Hawaiian cultural & historical interesting yet presentations, accurate narrations of the sites, wide viewing windows with anti-glare perfect for capturing perfect picture. You could not get all of these needed features from driving a rental car. 


Each of our Road to Hana tour guides are individually trained to be a fun, knowledgable and professional to deliver the best Road to Hana Maui tour for you and your family at at best, affordable prices. With Discover Hawaii Tours your Road to Hana tour will be an extraordinarily experience.


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Driving on your own on the Road to Hana


This option provides you with the freedom that you can depart when you want and you can stop where ever you want. 


The cons of driving the Road to Hana on your own is that despite the fact that you have an iPhone or a GPS the signal does not work most of the time. Also you don't have a local tour guide sharing with you the legend, story and music that enhances this once in a life time experience. Driving the road is very hard because it is so narrow and many times you are forced to reverse to allow another car to pass though. 


The driver does not get to enjoy this beautiful drive.   


There are many Maui guide books and Road to Hana guides recommending that you do this trip by renting a car and driving on your own. Many of this guides are written by people that never have been to Maui or driven the Road to Hana. They are not deceiving the challenges with the parking is any, how narrow it really is, how hard it is to find the beautiful waterfalls and lookout with this exuberant vegetation hiding it all including the road marker!


It is highly recommended to take a tour to learn and the legends and to discover your favorite places and then you can drive to your favorite place and spend a day with your family. 


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Public Transportation


At this time there is no public transportation available to experience the road to Hana.  




Road to Hana by Taxi & Uber 


It will be technically be possible to chose an Uber or a taxi to do the road to Hana,  however it will be more expensive and not as great as experience as having a friendly, knowleable and trained local tour guide. 




Type of Tour Guide


Encyclopedia: They know it all and display the information in a classroom style. It's about passing all the historical background of the area to you.


Franklin speaking is boring. 



The Joker: They are funny and entertaining for about 1 hour, but after while it gets old fast. The joker tour guide does not know how to balance with other interesting information about the sites and the legends of Hana, Maui. 



The Tour Guide: Is all about the presentation and where to share the information on this tour. 

A well fun and informative tour guide offers a well balance presentation of: history, jokes, legends, music, and time to take the exuberant beauty of the Road to Hana. 


Discover Hawaii Tours guides share with you the information in 4 minutes segment of: 

  • 4 mins of history 
  • 4 mins of jokes
  • 4 mins of legend 
  • 4 mins of music 
  • 4 mins of letting you take the beauty. 

This style of tour offers you our rich  legend and history in a fast-moving and entertaining fashion.  




Which Road to Hana Tour is Best?


To answer this question, you'll need to consider a few important things:

  • The size of your party 
  • What type of experience you prefer


More often than not, we hear guests that drive the Road to Hana tour in their rental car wish they had gotten a tour instead with bigger windows and more comfortable seats rather than driving on their own. So think carefully about what experience will provide what you're looking for on your Road to Hana tour. 


With a tour bus you don't have to drive, you have larger viewing window and much more space. 


In a rental car, if your have a large party, you will need to drive in a few cars. Keep in mind the rental cars seats in the back offers much less space than you might think. 



Private Tour 

A completely immersive experience while watching movies and sports.


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Small Group Tour 

These are versatile with great size can work extremely well 


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Where to Sit in the Tour Bus for the Best View?


The advantage of a tour mini bus is that does not matter where you sit. You have a panoramic window next to you and your partner. 


Our mini buses are designed that there are two seats per row. Not only are you going to be sitting next to your family, but also with a large viewing window. 





How Many Stops?


Another advantage of the Road to Hana tour over rental cars is the amount of stops we can make. We usually make about 15 stops. In some areas where the road is too narrow or with very limited parking, the tour guide will remain in the vehicle while you take in the views of the lookouts or play in the waterfall or in the sugar white sand beaches. 







There are very few good places to enjoy a nice lunch in the Road to Hana. Many people driving themselves and most tour companies bring sandwiches and bag of chips for their lunch. We think that's a horrible experience. We have lunch at the Traavasa Hana Hotel. The food is freshly prepared and delicious. The venue is one of the most beautiful locations in the world. The facility is first class with the only super clean and comfortable bathrooms during the Road to Hana tour trip. 





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Discover Hawaii Tours offers you a huge selection of private Road to Hana, with hundreds of models to choose from. 


Our local Maui and Oahu offices have friendly and knowleagble concierges to help you book the best Maui Hawaii experience.


Our local expert concierge are great planners on hand to provide expert advice and superior customer service. will match prices of identical tours sold at qualifying online and local resellers. 






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