- Valley Isle Excursions
- * SENIOR DISCOUNTS
for those 60 and over!
- * CHILDREN DISCOUNTS
for those 12 and under!
|Valley Isle Excursions, Inc.
takes you on one of the most breathtaking drives on
Earth through Maui's tropical rainforest. 52 miles, 617 curves, 56 one lane
bridges, pineapple fields, spectacular cliffs, bamboo jungles, waterfalls,
tropical streams and pools, colorful and fragrant island flowers and rain
forest vegetation are all to be enjoyed on your way to "Heavenly Hana."
When you book with our company directly and you mention our Maui Net internet promotion... we will give a $10 per person discount.
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Had the best time on this excursion. David was absolutely wonderful and so informative. The lunch was wonderful as well as the brunch. I would do this again and will recommend this company to everyone. Love the fact that we were with an intimate group of people rather than a bunch.
Our guidebook rates vendors not only on being outstanding, but through the lens of what makes Maui so special for visitors, and cultural awareness is one of our main pillars. You simply can't get a better and more culturally aware tour. We've rated VIE #1 for van tours.
Here is what I said about VIE in my writeup on MauiGuidebook.com:
First, I don’t care how long you are here, the Road to Hana is not to be missed. Now many folks will choose to drive the Road to Hana themselves – and if you love to drive challenging roads with stunning scenery, it truly is a driver’s delight. But if you’re not a confident driver, or want to focus on the sights while gaining a better understanding of what you are seeing, then this trip can be even more spectacular when taken with a knowledgeable guide.
In a category with several quality operators in their own right, Valley Isle Excursions got our #1 rating because of the guides. Hands-down, the guides are really what sets VIE apart – besides being super friendly and accommodating, their cultural understanding, passion, love and respect for Maui are truly remarkable.
Now, if you’re looking exclusively for the most luxurious rides, with the height of gourmet sophistication at mealtime, VIE is simply not focused on that level of luxury. VIE’s focus is far deeper: on what the Road to Hana truly has to offer visitors – a beautiful, stunning and moving way to “bring the past forward.”
Ray, the owner of VIE, grew up in Waikiki when tourism was just getting started (in fact, as hard as it is to imagine today, they had just one hotel at the time!) But he recalls it was “truly like your friends are coming to visit” when any of the folks around in those days had the opportunity to take visitors out on a tour – giving a tour was not only something fun to them, but was genuinely viewed as a way to share a piece of what they loved with new friends. Speaking with Ray today, you clearly see that feeling has not changed.
Valley Isle Excursions is focused *not* on “tourism” – Ray is clear about that. Their focus is far deeper than that – on bringing you a cultural understanding of Maui which brings a depth of understanding and enjoyment to a Road to Hana tour that you will carry with you in your heart well after you’ve departed.
This review might sound more like a love affair than a review of a tour company – but when sharing every nuance of Maui with others makes those of us who are so enamored with her feel alive, it is a love affair. Everyone that takes a ride with VIE can’t help but to share in what is the very essence of Aloha – VIE is the real deal.
Took a Valley Isle Excursions, wow, what can I say they provided a breakfast, A chicken Lunch, ate lunch at a flower farm, went swimming at the 7 pools. Driver knew where all the bathrooms were and kept us informed on when the next one was comming up. Our Driver was Yoli, were heard other passengers from a different Van , but same company, about how good their driver was, and how much they were learning about the History of Maui and Hana, but we think we had the best driver. First class company, first class driver.
I have driven the road to Hana several times, and never truly appreciated it until I took a tour and let someone else drive these 57 one lane bridges and 617 curves and tight corners. I'm an avid photographer and really had time to taking my best photos when I drove, but with Valley Isle Excursions giving me the royal treatment, it was easy to take some nice photo's of this magical land. The Time we drove we were exhausted and at the end of a 10 hour day, yet taking the tour we were ready to go out and hit the town and have a great meal. Since Breakfast and Lunch was covered on this tour, we then saved on several meals and could still have a nice dinner if we felt like it. This is one of the most beautiful roads in the world! With step cliffs and narrow roads, having someone else drive was a pleasure, and great for people of all ages.
Valley Isles vans are comfortable, 12-seater which keeps it intimate and our driver bunky, had a nice mellow energy, with lot's of aloha and Humor. You start off the morning learning a bit about the island on your way to the Maui Market place for Breakfast, which is open just for Valley Isle Excursions and the whole food court is set up with a nice continental breakfast to start your morning off right. Once past paia, the journey really begins in Haiku, and although it started raining, I just knew that we'd have some blue skies along the way, which we did.
We made several waterfall stops, which were flowing like they were on a mission to quickly get to the sea. The Ke’anae Peninsula is visually so calm and serene, with the contrast of the rough seas crashing on the volcanic rocks, we stopped for about 25 minutes, and even made a banana bread stop that rivals Aunty out in Kahakuloa Valley, the best anywhere. Upper Waikani Falls were spectacular, and a photographers dream.
We had about 30 minutes at Waianapanapa State park, (which is also Maui Stable entrance) which was enough time to explore, the caves, the black sands beach, and the incredible tropical gardens. The Navy Blue water shimmering off of the sand is striking. We drove thru Hana bay and their charming town, and then we were off for lunch at an exquisite Mom and pop flower farm. These tables are reserves for Valley Isle, which was a nice tough, and something off the beaten path. We were presented with a nice BBQ chicken meal, with green and Mac salad, rolls and soft drinks and water. This was a nice relaxing stop and a great place to enjoy fine grinds local style.
We spent about 30 minutes at the 7 Pools, but we couldn't swim, due to flash flooding. This gave us more time to hike and explore, and that is part of the adventure of Hana tours, to go with the flow. We made one more incredible waterfall stop that was the one of nicest waterfalls that I've ever seen Wailua Falls, everyone was in awe. The best part was that this awesome waterfall was just off the road about 50 feet.
We headed back thru upcountry Maui, and saw the last of the Jacaranda trees in bloom. Valley Isle Excursions is certainly an excellent choice for anyone that wants to experience the true Hana, in style and see some of the most scenic parts of Maui, that many never see. Two Skaka's up for this tour!