Begin your trip with a visit to the emerald carpeted folds of Iao Valley above the town of Wailuku, followed by a visit to Maui Tropical Plantation featuring the Made-On-Maui Marketplace.
Discover a scenic valley of historic and cultural significance to native Hawaiians and explore Maui’s agricultural heritage on this tour. The emerald-green Iao Valley was the site of a 18th century battle that completed Kamehameha’s conquest of the island. Stroll a scenic path to admire the unusual formation of the Iao Needle. At the Maui Tropical Plantation, relax on the narrated tram tour of villages, nut orchards, fields and gardens, and browse for locally-produced souvenirs.
• Historic Battlefield: See where the forces of King Kamehameha decisively defeated those of Maui chiefs in 1790.
• Iao Needle: A scenic lookout offers views of this unusual geological feature that rises 1,200 feet above the valley floor.
• Maui Tropical Plantation: Enjoy a 40-minute narrated tram ride, plus a coconut-husking demonstration and shopping at the Made-in-Maui Marketplace.
WHAT TO BRING
• SeaPass card and photo identification
• Cash/credit cards
• Sun protection
WHAT TO WEAR
• Hat and sunglasses