Hike with expert naturalist guides on one of the most popular valleys off Maui’s famous Hana Highway, unique for its multitude of waterfalls.
Take a guided hike to Maui's most famous valleys, rainforests and waterfalls. Your guides are scientists and educators always excited to share their knowledge about why Maui has some of the most unique and interesting ecosystems in the world. Often described as walking encyclopedias, these expert guides on staff include a marine biologist, two wildlife biologists, a professor of ethnobotany and botany, a cetologist and a former physics teacher. With such a vast array of expertise, you know you are in excellent hands!
Our guide, Mike was wonderful - he was funny, knowledgable, and very helpful to everyone that needed it. We have 14 year old twins (boy and a girl) and I think they might have enjoyed the tour more than us, if that's possible. It was more than we expected and turned out to be the best tour we did in the 7 days on the islands. (we were on a cruise).
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Price & Options
Guests with exhaustion are not permitted to participate in this activity.
Guests with heart and cardiovascular issues are not permitted to participate in this activity.
Guests who are pregnant are not permitted to participate in this activity.
This activity is not wheelchair accessible.
If less than 4 participants are booked, the activity may not operate.
Children 8 years old and above can participate in this activity.
If less than 2 participants are booked, the activity may not operate.
Children 6 years old and above can participate in this activity.
Children 4 years old and above can participate in this activity.
Running Shoes or Sports Sandals
Shorts and short-sleeved shirts are recommended. You may wear pants and long-sleeved shirts to protect against mosquitoes (note: your guide will have repellent).
Ziploc or a plastic bag for your camera due to possible rain showers. While hiking, it's often best to pad your camera with a towel in your backpack in case you slip or hit it against something. You are responsible for any equipment you bring.
Transportation service from West & South Maui requires a minimum of two people before it can be confirmed. Very limited availability.
Gratuity is required if booking a private tour.
Cruise ship passengers coming into Kahului have a prompt 9:45am pick up from under the "Maui Mall" sign, about a 15 minute walk from the pier. Those coming into the Lahaina Harbor will be picked up at the Burger King in Lahaina, an approximate 5 minute walk.
Tours require a minimum of four (4) people to operate. If you have fewer than minimum number required, please call for availability before booking.
The Short Waterfalls Walk and East Maui Half-Day packages do not go all the way to Hana.
The activity schedule is subject to change or cancellation due to weather or traffic conditions.
You can book a minimum of 1.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I bring my own snacks and drinks?
Yes, you can bring your own, but some snacks and drinks are included.
How far in advance should I book this activity?
It depends on the time of year, but we recommend booking at least 3-4 weeks in advance. If you have very specific schedule requirements and are not flexible, please book sooner. Last minute availability is often possible, but limited.
Is giving a tip (gratuity) required?
Gratuity is required only if booking a private tour, however; if you're on a regular tour and you enjoyed your experience, a tip is always greatly appreciated!
Is this activity suitable for children?
Yes, children are encouraged to participate as long as they are above the age restrictions of each hike.
Should I bring bug spray on this tour?
Yes, however your guide will always carry bug repellent with them for you to use if you would like.
Our guide, Mike was wonderful - he was funny, knowledgable, and very helpful to everyone that needed it. We have 14 year old twi...ns (boy and a girl) and I think they might have enjoyed the tour more than us, if that's possible. It was more than we expected and turned out to be the best tour we did in the 7 days on the islands. (we were on a cruise). more
The hike was WONDERFUL!!! The waterfalls were beautiful, and the pools we swam in were refreshing! Kristen Kelly was a very knowle...dgeble and fabulous guide. We'd do it again and again and again! more
Teri & Chris
This was the best! I traveled with my teenage daugher and 9 year old son and we had a wonderful family experience! Kristin (our ...guide) is the BEST! Kristin brought the whole group together as one big family! She made sure everyone had a great time and pointed out many interesting plants and species in the rainforest. She was amazing with my son and helped him with the rope swings - All of us would definitely do this event again!!!! more
Highly recommend this one. We were so fortunate to have a tour guide who was so passionate about his job. He answered each and e...very question with more than enough information. We wished we would have booked a longer tour than just an hour. Mahalo... more
Dan and Carmen
walking in the rain forest and visit four waterfalls and swimming in the poll. We also enjoyed the cannonball jumps from safe rock... ledges and this is one of my favorite. I love this tour so much!!! Our guide is Jeremy and he is really good!!! more
The Waterfall hike was a lot of fun... there were opportunites to swim in the waterfall pools and to get awesome pictures under th...e waterfalls. words of advice... bug spray bug spray bug spray! we applied 3 different times and still got eaten up! but other than that it was a lot of fun. more
We went on the 5 hour hike and had a blast! This was by far our favorite activity on Maui. The rainforest was beautiful! We saw 4 ...waterfalls, 3 with pools that we were able to swim in. Our guide, Helga, was very friendly and informative. She explained about the many varieties of plants and fruits on the hike as well as sharing other information about the island. We were able to pick and sample guavas fresh from the tree! This was an easy hike through some of the most beautiful scenery on Maui. I would highly recommend this activity! more
We took the 5 hour hike and it was wonderful. I was joined on this activity by 5 families members including my 83 and 80 year old ...parents. Our tour guide, Akiko, was beyond knowledgable and special. She gave us so much information that I felt like I became part of the rain forest. Her attention to our enjoyment along with her friendliness made this one of the best events we did on Maui. Strongly recommend this event and this a vast improvement for me as I was the hold out on taking part in this hike. Gary more
Helga was our guide and she seemed to know alot about the area. We were walking alog and she stopped at a tree and pointed out a ...lizard or some kind. How she saw it I don't know. My wife thought it was almost too long a hike as she has a back injury. I enjoyed every minute of it. We saw 4 waterfalls and I swam in 2 on them. Swung on a rope through the fourth waterfall. Had a blast. Your in a rainforest jungle so be ready to come out with muddy shoes. The info sheet said wear swim clothes and bring a dry change. Don't bring anything. There is no place to change at. If you need to just wear something over your swimwear. I wore swim trunks and took my shirt, shoes, socks off for swimming. Your provided backpacks to carry your lunch in. On the lunch choices bread choice should also be added. My and I both don't like rye?... The only down point i saw and was no control of the guide is there is a sick fasination with pit-bulls. The locals brings them and they are loose. My more
Everyone should take this tour. Although it is open to the public, the guides provide you with a wealth of knowledge you may not g...et otherwise. They also know of secluded waterfalls, so you can actually enjoy them. Dylan was an amazing guide and truly expanded our knowledge! It kept our interest the entire time. more
Susan and Brandon
Jeremy was a fantastic guide who made the trip worthwhile. We had a great time and would consider the long hike next time. The w...hole family enjoyed learning about the rainforest and especially liked diving off the roads next to the waterfalls. more
It was great. Had the best time. Dustin our guide was the best. Very informative and helpful. Would highly recommend....
Overall a great experience! Would highly recommend it for first timers in Maui. A bit overpriced but a great time
Was a awesome adventure, our tour guide Jake was so knowledgable, attentive, and very entertaining. We learned so much about the h...istory of Hawaii. I was a little worried about the road to Hana, but could not have asked for a safer driver, we felt safe with him behind the wheel. Jake make sure we were happy, safe, and content. Food and drinks were always being offered. He was always ready to take pictures of us. the day just flew by. Will recommend this tour to everyone. more
Nathan & Penny
Anna was very knowledgeable of the plants and water falls.Anna paced the hike for young and mature and gave everyone the oppurtuni...ty to participate. We didn't know what to expect but were very pleased at the end of the adventure.Mahalo more
We had an awesome time. Our tour guide was amazing and so knowledgable. It would awesome and would would absolutely do it again!
Awesome adventure. Jeremy did a super job. Waterfalls were at capacity. Swimming was unique.
We had a great time on this hike. Got to see lots of plants and trees. Jeremy was an awesome guide. Knew when to stop and show... things and when to slow down for people. Very informative. Waterfalls were great; recent rain so they were active. more
Was the BEST! Our tour guide Sonya was absolute amazing, so knowledgable und very nice. Also we learned so much about the hist...ory of Hawaii. Her friendliness made it to the best events we did on Maui. We would absolutely do it again! Mahalo more
Great activity to do with a family, my 14 yr old son had a great time jumping off the waterfalls. Very fun and informative. Had ...Jeremy as a guide, he was wonderful. more
Our tour guide was ERic and he was EXTREMELY knowlegable about ALL the plant life and its benefits and uses in the rianforest. I l...oved jumping off the 10-15 foot waterfalls and eating the fresh fruits more
Marco was terrific - lots of interesting history and stories; the weather played along too. I would highly recommend!
The scenery was beautiful! Our tour guide was a local who shared her knowledge of the flora and fauna. The hike is not difficult b...ut can be challenging in places. Wear good shoes! The waterfalls were spectacular and their pools provided a welcomed opportunity to oool off. more
We loved Nick, our tour guide. He was not only knowledgeable, but fun and engaging. He made sure we are safe, and treated us with ...a great deal of hospitality. Surely, we would not have learned so much and been able to explore the terrains without this tour. It was awesome!!! more
We did this tour on our honeymoon and it was amazing!! Makes for a long day but you see so much of the island. The tour guide knew... so much information! Totally worth the long day!! more
Best experience!!You learn a lot during the hike.
Krichelle took us out on the hike in Hana rainforest and it was amazing. She knew a lot about the farm and picked us a lot of frui...t n avocados. The hike was amazing as I love running they the woods. She took us thru done private hike areas that you won't be able to go thru without a guide. Make sure to bring sunscreen n insect repellent!! There were 4 falls that we visited n the swim in the falls were amazing. There was also one that we could jump into. For those that are not as active, there are easier routes that krichelle instructed others to pass thru . All in all amazing experience and I would go it again, more
We had a fun day, our guide Glori was great :) She shared Maui's history and culture with us. We got far more than we expecte...d!! We even got to try some fruit on our hike, a passion fruit, a strawberry....she also showed us the "shy" plant that opens and closes. I learned how to correctly pronounce some words and gained and understanding of their meaning. Glori also suggested some other places to see while in Maui such as Lahaina :) We are so grateful! Snacks, water, and a sandwhich were provided. I highly recommend! more
Beautiful day lots of fun! Our guide Kate was the bomb...
My family and I had an amazing day with Dawn as our guide on this excursion. She was knowledgable, friendly, smart, skilled, and f...unny! The excursion itself introduced us to the rain forest of Maui which was beautiful in its terrain and a bit challenging to navigate. Dawn gave us all the confidence we needed so we could rise to the challenges while being gracious to those who did not choose some aspects (cliff jumping) of the tour. Overall, it was a highlight of our entire Hawaiian trip. Dawn was fantastic. Lastly, the water shoes (available for a nominal charge) are a necessity. more
This is my second time with this tour. Dawn was our guide, she is very friendly, funny, kind and knowledgeable about the area, th...e vegetation and the threats to the eco- system in Hawaii. She did some cliff diving, took us on an off the beaten path hike that was something I would never do, including going in twice into freezing water up to my chest. We were exhausted but it was an amazing day. The fresh fruit on the trip and the openness to do things that the group waned to do, such as stopping at both the black and red beaches and getting Hulihuli chicken was great. more
This activity was fantastic. Our tour guide, Bocker, was knowledgeable of the sites! He taught us so much. He also watched out for... his group with care. The rainforest and waterfalls were absolutely breathtaking. Would do this again! more
So amazing and so fun. The tour guide was super informative. An absolute must.
Ashley are tour guide was great and very knowledgable on the hike. My niece like that she was able to jump off the cliff into a po...ol of water. Just absolutely beautiful waterfalls! more
Our guide George is a very cool and easygoing guy. He Made sure that we were having an awesome day and made us feel safe at all ti...mes. more
Great adventure and the kids had a good sense of what a real hike involves!!
Our tour guide josh was extremely friendly and personable. He seemed to know everything when it came to Maui and the environment i...n which we were hiking. The lunch was great and you couldn't beat the scenery! Would definitely refer a friend!!! more
If you want to sit back and relax and hear about the history of the island, then definitely book this tour! You get to experience ...the back side of the island, the hike is definitely worth the 1000ft climb, but it's not for beginners! It is muddy and there is rocks everywhere, so you definitely want good shoes and be able to hike uphill/steps for about 2 hours! The climb down only took about as hour but we didn't stop for any breaks! Tony was an awesome guide and if you are looking for a tour with waterfalls and history, do not hesitate to book this! Well worth the money! more
our guide was very informative of the plants & trees which made it a treat as he picked fresh guava which we all ate, deliciou...s! The trail was a little muddy as it had rained the night before, no big deal. The waterfalls were beautiful, but the water was murky because of the rain the night before. So, we didn't swim in the pools, but the guide more than made up for it due to his knowledge an histories of the area. Very much enjoyed the tour! more
This is my first visit to a rainforest and I was amazed. We were picked up at designated location at 930 AM. We then changed t...o rubber shoes at the office and proceeded to hike. We were given breakfast and started the trail. Looks like it rained heavily the previous day and so we had to cross few streams on our way. The current in the streams were below our knee level but very strong. It was scary. The guide was very friendly, funny, knowledgeable and professional. So we did not have any difficulty. But it was awesome to see the falls full of water and strong currents in the streams. While we were told about occurrence of flash floods, I wonder what life would be in these situations. It was really wild out there, but you are with a professional. I particularly enjoyed sliding in the water through a tunnel (the guide was there at the other end of the tunnel to stop me from being carried away by the current). My son (29) jumped 20 feet into one of the water fall, the guide showed us twice how to do that. We visited several water falls and I managed to stand under one of those 10 feet tall falls. The guide showed us several varieties of flowers, plants and fruits. We tasted some fruits, and had a good lunch break in one of the falls. The hike was not very difficult but also was not very easy. We returned to our car by 2 30 PM. Many of the falls are not accessible to public and visiting with a professional is the best way to do it. I strongly recommend the hike to anyone. more
My husband, myself and our 11 year old nephew had a great time on our hike. Pretty much everything was as described. We got to go ...to 4 different waterfalls, got to jump into 3 of them, included a pretty hefty peanut butter and jelly sandwich with a bag of chips, native fruit, lots of water and bug spray provided, and a backpack to keep everything in! The hike was definitely more on the moderate side than the easy side, I would say. My husband and I are fairly athletic and we were both sore and tired at the end of the hike. The nature is amazing. I took about 200 photos. The information that Sarah shared with us was interesting and insightful. She was a very nice, patient and informative tour guide. She was friendly and made conversation, but was not in your face, or invasive when people didn't want her to be. She was also very helpful because she showed the people on the tour the correct places and ways to jump off the waterfalls. I think this helped with some of the anxiety people had. I definitely recommend this hike. It is a little pricey, but it was worth it, and you really get your money's worth. I ended up messing up one of my ears when I jumped off of the third waterfall we found, so the end of the hike wasn't as pleasant for me as the beginning was, but I think that was a random thing that happened. My 11 year old nephew jumped a total of 7 times off the different waterfalls and never really complained about anything except that he slapped his hands and arms on the water (which was more his own fault). The one thing I didn't like was the number of people that were at the waterfalls during our tour. That was something we couldn't really control. There are some "private" waterfalls that we got to see, which, obviously had less people, but still had other people there. I think if you have a choice, go on a weekday, and it might be helpful to go during an off season. We went the day after 4th of July, so it was probably pretty busy. more
We had a great experience! The waterfalls at the original hike were not flowing due to not enough rain so our guide took us to so...me alternate falls and they were amazing! The road to Hana was breath taking!! more
D & T
This hike takes you through the rainforest side of Maui. Our guide, Sarah, was very knowledgeable. She was able to answer our ques...tions about the plants and animals along our hike. The waterfalls were beautiful. The jumps into the pools were a lot of fun and the guides gave good instruction on jumping which made me feel confident. The food was substantial for the duration of the hike. We were provided bananas and pineapple, both which were delicious. I had the peanut butter and jelly sandwich, which was hearty for a PB&J. My husband had the turkey sandwich, and the slice of turkey was surprisingly thick making for a filling meal. Take advantage of the bug spray they provide. My husband didn't get bit, while I, not being as diligent with coverage, got a few bites. This was the last activity we decided to add to our itinerary and it turned out to be our favorite tour of our vacation. more
Our guide Kate was very knowledgeable. Had a wonderful time. The hike was well paced for our family, ages 5-70.
The ride up is pretty quick with a nice hike to a beautiful small waterfall. A prefect amount of time to take in the scenery befo...re heading to our next stop. There again the prefect amount of time at the waterfall and an easy hike to and from. more
Our guide, Randy was fantastic. I was a little upset with your company that they did not portrait the excursion correctly. It wa...s supposed to be an Eastern Maui excursion going 25 miles down the Road to Hana then to the Garden of Eden. This is not correct. That excursion had been replaced with a more difficult Western Maui location. We did not travel the Road to Hana, nor see the Garden of Eden. This was a more strenuous hike and climb. I have an injury to my shoulder and would have not chosen this adventure if it was represented correctly by your website and your staff that I spoke to. All in all, I would reccomend this escursion to others without existing injuries. Our guide did a great job and was very informative. more
Very informative and interesting. Only suggestion would be to include water shoes in the items to bring as the waterfalls are very... rocky on the bottom and hurt your feet. more
The guide was friendly and knowledgeable. She is from Maui and told us a lot about the island. Swimming in the fresh water pond wa...s fun! Highly recommend anyone who visits Maui to do this tour more
We had a very good time on this tour. Our guide was very knowledgeable and helpful. More mud than expected but very enjoyable just... the same. more
Nova Scotia Friends
Our tour guide Isaiah was awesome and very friendly. He knew a lot about the island.
The views offered by the hike is absolutely gorgeous, waterfalls, lush vegetation and beautiful flowers. It was a little pricey f...or a short hike. Nevertheless, we enjoyed it. more
The tour guide was great, friendly, informative and overall a nice guy. The tour was too much for what we received. The trek was m...oderate which was just right for us but the foliage was only fair. Also It was not helpful that this was a dry season, so waterfalls were not at their best. I wish I knew this before hand. At every stop were too many other people, locals and tourist. Lunch was meager, only sandwich and chips and water. Sandwich was pretty decent. If it was not for our great tour guide who was funny and knowledgeable, I would not have been happy. It was overpriced. more
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