Maui

LOOP ROAD TO HANA TOUR

Description

Explore the Road to Hana in a completely unique way. Similar to our Classic Road to Hana Tour, you’ll drive the 64.4-mile stretch of Hana Highway from the town of Paia to Hana. However, instead of returning the way you came, you’ll complete a counterclockwise loop around the island discovering the rarely explored backside from Hana.

Here are just a few of the fun things you can do on the tour!

•⁠ Hike to Twin Falls
•⁠ Explore Wai'anapanapa State Park to visit a Black Sand Beach
•⁠ Visit Hana Town
•⁠ Swim at Oheo Gulch (Seven Sacred Pools)
•⁠ Explore the back road to Hana

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
Recommended Start Time: Before 8:00 a.m.
Tour Starting Point(s): Kahului
Direction: Clockwise, beginning in Kahului near the airport and ending in Kula Town
Please Note: The backside of Hana has some graded dirt roads and rusty guardrails so the drive requires extra caution. Because of this, some rental car companies will void insurance if you drive on the backside of Hana. Confirm that you're able to drive this section of the island with your rental car company in advance.

ROAD TO HANA ADVISORY:
There are currently an overwhelming number of visitors on the Road to Hana. You’re likely to get stuck in traffic, have trouble parking, and experience large crowds. We recommend you postpone your visit or start your trip in the early morning or afternoon to avoid peak hours. There is only one road into and out of Hana. Locals have to drive this road everyday and the thousands of daily drivers on this one-lane highway greatly impacts their lives. Please be respectful — do not park illegally, pay attention to signs, drive responsibly, and pull over to let locals pass. Do not enter private property or visit sites that are unsafe. And, please remember to pick up your trash.

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Full-Day Tour (10-12 Hours) 135 Narration Points

​Features

  • Beaches

  • Views

  • Hikes

  • Snorkeling

  • Local Food

  • Storytelling

Tour Stops

  • Ho’okipa Beach

  • Jaws

  • Twin Falls

  • Waikamoi Ridge Trail

  • Garden of Eden Arboretum

  • Kaumahina State Park

  • Honomanu Bay View

  • Nua'ailua Viewpoint

  • Ke'anae Arboretum

  • Ke'anae Peninsula

  • Aunty Sandy’s Banana Bread

  • Ke'anae Valley Overlook

  • Halfway to Hana

  • Wailua Valley State Wayside Park

  • Roadside Small Lava Tube Cave

  • Makapipi Falls

  • Nahiku Landing

  • Nahiku Marketplace

  • Kahanu Gardens

  • Wai'anapanapa Black Sand Beach

  • Hana Town

  • Hasegawa General Store

  • Koki Beach

  • Hamoa Beach

  • Wailua Falls

  • Waioka Pond (aka Venus Pool)

  • Pipiwai Trail

  • Oheo Gulch aka Pools of ‘Ohe’o aka Seven Sacred Pools

  • Charles Lindbergh's Grave

  • Alelele Waterfall

  • View of Nu'u Bay & Haleakala

  • Huakini Beach

  • Natural Sea Arch

  • Paia Town - Loop Tour

Tour FAQ’s

Where does the tour go?

This tour starts in Kahului near the airport and travels along Hana Highway past Hana Town where you’ll continue along the rarely explored backside of Hana to Kula.


Here are some of the popular spots you can explore on the tour! 


  • Twin Falls
  • Honomanu Bay
  • Keahua Peninsula 
  • Nahiku Landing 
  • Wai'anapanapa Black Sand Beach
  • Hana Town
  • Hamoa Beach
  • Venus Pools 
  • Oheo Gulch & Pipiwai Trail
  • Wailua Iki Falls
  • Charles Lindberg's Grave
  • Backside of Hana

For help planning your day check our Loop Road to Hana suggested itinerary and here's everything you need to know before you go.

What should I pack and budget?

  • Sneakers & hiking clothes
  • Water
  • Bug spray
  • Towel
  • Bathing Suit & sandals 
  • Sunscreen 
  • Sun Glasses and/or Hat
  • Snacks
  • Car Charger
  • Camera
  • Cash (see budget below)


How much you spend really depends on the activities you choose to do along the tour route, but here’s a breakdown of some costs. 


  • $14.99: Shaka Guide’s Loop Road to Hana Tour
  • $30.00 per car: Haleakala National Park (Oheo Pools) 
  • $15.00 for adults: Garden of Eden (per person)
  • $11.95 per person: Hana Lava Tube 
  • $10.00 per person: Kahana Gardens
  • $15.00 per person: Lunch 
  • $10.00: Local snack, like banana bread or shave ice

Can I join the tour along the route?

Yes! Feel free to join the tour along the route. If you don’t begin at one of the tour starting points you’ll miss a few stories, but you’ll still have a great experience. 

Can I take the tour in the opposite direction?

No, this tour can only be done clockwise, beginning in Kahului and ending in Kula. If you’d like to start the tour in Kula and end near the airport in Kahului, try our Reverse Road to Hana tour.

What if I am spending the night in Hana?

Great! This means you can really take your time and break the tour up into two days. Just switch the tour off when you arrive in Hana, and turn it back on when you’re ready to get on the road the next day.

Is it safe to drive the Road to Hana at night?

Yes, however, on this tour you won’t be driving on the Road to Hana at night; unless you get a really late start (which we don’t recommend). You’ll end the tour in Kula Town and from there you can plug in directions back to your hotel. However, this tour travels on some dirt roads along coastal cliffs, so although you're not going to be on the Road to Hana, we recommend you start early to avoid driving these roads at night.

Check out our suggested itinerary to learn more about planning your day to avoid driving at night.

Other Questions? Contact Us!

Still have questions? Send us an email at aloha@shakaguide.com or give us a call on 1-888-250-2261.

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MomsinMaui

Gehshshshd | October 2021
Dear Shaka, What a fun, educational, and safe time we had with you! Not only were these two single moms (teachers as well) entertained we were learned so much. We tried 3 of the tours. The Reverse to Hana was closed deep within and we had to turn around but we just hopped onto the other tour and saw so much! The best however, was the Sunset and Stargazing tour of Haleakala National park. We cannot recommend this app enough. So easy to follow and you really do know the best places to stop!

I spent 30.00

debanddylan | October 2021
For nothing. Everything was closed. Most stops needed a reservation in advance, we didn’t know that. Was not worth the money.

Must Have App for Road to Hana

AndrewSinger | October 2021
We used this Shaka app for the Road to Hana in October 2021 and it was so very helpful, funny and truly enjoyable. The narrator mixes in some local history and useful tips that are awesome for this winding drive. We didn’t stop at all the points but stopped at most. We highly recommend this app and also heard in the town of Paia that this app was made by a local Maui-ian. 5 stars!
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