Half Day Hana Tour
Private Half Day Hana Tours from Royal Taxi
When you’re short on time, but not on wanderlust, Royal Taxi can help you tour the Road to Hana in just half a day. There’s no need to miss out on one of Maui’s most epic destinations just because your schedule is a little tight. Our private Royal Taxi Hana tours are designed to give you a memorable experience on Maui’s east side.
Choose from a long list of activities and get guidance on which sites to see in the time allotted. Our Royal Taxi drivers will be your tour guide, help you create the perfect Hana tour itinerary, and get you there and back safely and on-time.
NOTE: If you’re going with a group of up to 7 people, you may be able to save - ask Royal Taxi for more information on discount rates for groups!
How to Customize Your Royal Taxi Half Day Hana Tour
When you set out to tour Hana in a half day’s time, having a Maui local as your personal Hana Tour guide is invaluable. Our Royal Taxi Hana Tour drivers know all the spots, how long they take to reach, and how long it makes sense to spend in each destination to get the most out of your day. Tell your driver what you’re interested in to get a customized list of suggested sites, then you make the final decision; we stop only where you want, and stay in each spot as long as you wish!!
Check out our list of common destinations on the Road to Hana below, grouped by activity type to help you plan, and keep in mind how much time you may want to spend at each site when creating your ½ Day Royal Taxi Hana Tour itinerary:
Explore the Many Sites of Wai’napanapa State Park
Wai’napanapa State Park is home to many of the Road to Hana’s best attractions, and offers a variety of activities such as fishing, hiking, sightseeing, and swimming. The famous Pa’iloa Black Sand Beach is also located here, and the stunning scenery makes this one of the best places to snap photos on Maui. If you'd like to explore the park even further, your Royal Taxi guide can help you find the park’s freshwater caves, rumored to be the place where Chief Ka’akea murdered Princess Popoaleae, and the tide pools, which legend has it turn red throughout the year with the blood of the princess. From blowholes to lava tubes and sea cliffs, this park is full of things to do, and is a popular stop on any Hana tour.
Dive into Adventure at Ka’eleku Cave and Red Sand Beach
For those looking for a more active Hana experience, Ka’eleku Cave and Kaihalulu Beach are great choices. Ka’eleku Cave features the Hana Lava Tube*, a subterranean tunnel formed almost 10 centuries ago by exploding lava. Kaihalulu Beach offers Red Sand Beach, where travelers can dive, swim, snorkel, and enjoy the amazing views.
Hike a Waterfall, Walk the Trails, and See All the Sights
Lush waterfalls are practically synonymous with the island of Maui, and Punalau Falls and Pipiwai Trail offer two of the most loved on the Road to Hana. Punalau Falls boasts a height of 100 feet, but be sure to lookout for falling debris and flash flooding. Pipiwai Trail is a little bit safer, and its trail is set inside a rainforest full of cliffs, bamboo, and even a Banyan Tree, all leading up to a 400-foot waterfall.
Have a Picnic, Take Some Photos, and Relax in Nature
If you’re looking for a more relaxed tour of Hana, there are plenty of beautiful spots to enjoy the scenery in a more laidback setting. A perfect spot for families, Hana Bay features amenities like restrooms and picnic tables, and calm waters for swimming and water sports. Visit the Keanae Arboretum to take a beautiful walk by the Pi’ina’au Stream and view the tropical trees and plants, then visit the Keanae Peninsula Overlook, a great spot for photographers looking to capture incredible views of the sea. Plenty Kiwae Beach, while known for rock-climbing, is also a good place to sit back and listen to the sounds made by the falling rocks. Finally, for those interested in history, there is the Charles Lindbergh gravesite in Kipahulu, at Palapala Ho’omau Church, which also has a park perfect for picnics, and Kaupo’s hidden wind farm, a landmark situated amidst a number of ancient Hawaiian sites.
Get a “Taste” of the Island – Shop and Indulge in Maui’s Local Fare
Foodies, shopaholics, wine-lovers, and travelers looking for local souvenirs will love the variety of delicacies, organic farm goods, and retail shops found along the Road to Hana. For foodie treats, stop at one of the many fruit stands*, get vegan coconut ice cream at the famous Coconut Glen’s*, or grab a slice of banana bread at Halfway to Hana*. If you want a more extensive fruit tasting experience, your Royal Taxi guide can suggest one of the many organic fruit farms** like Laulima Farm or O’heo Gulch. If shopping is more your style, check out the unique goods at Hasegawa General Store, which offers groceries along with myriad local items and unique souvenirs. You can also stop for snacks or lunch at Ulupalakua General Store* on the gorgeous Ulupalakua Ranch in Upcountry Maui, which also houses the Tedeschi Winery, a great place for wine lovers and anyone seeking sprawling views of the island
Note: All activities are weather permitting, and performed at your own risk.
*Additional charges apply
**Advance reservations required