5-Day short break on MAUI
Maui may be the second largest Hawaiian island, but this carefully crafted itinerary covers some of its finest natural and heritage in just five days. Also known as The Valley Isle, because of the lush landscape between its two volcanoes, Maui is one of the most spectacular Hawaiian islands. Hike or bike at Haleakalā National Park, kayak along Maui’s best beaches, explore the island’s waterfall and rainforest trails and then collapse at a luxurious 5-star accommodation of your choice.
Responsible tourism on a luxury holiday in Hawaii is at the heart of everything we do. For that reason, each of your Hawaii adventures supports an important leader of conservation, cultural heritage or social responsibility on the islands.
Arrival, Check-in and Chill
You will be met at Kahului Airport and transferred to your chosen luxury accommodation. Enjoy the rest of your first day finding your (bare)feet on Maui and adjusting to the pace of life on this island idyll.
Hiking in Haleakalā National Park
We recommend an early start to experience a real Maui welcome, watching the sunrise at the sacred and spectacular Haleakalā National Park. Your driver-guide will lead you to the best spot and, after sunrise, and some coffee to toast a great start to your vacation, a naturalist will take you for a hike along one of the park’s wide array of trails. These trails include the Waimoku and Makahiku Falls, the bamboo forest, or up to Kuloa Point for heart jolting ocean views. We also recommend a trail where you hike up and then cycle down the crater, however we offer all sorts of options depending on your interests and abilities.
Ocean kayaking in Maui with expert guides
Take the morning to kayak along Olowalu or Makena beach, both considered the best beaches on Maui. Here you will paddle through crystalline waters with a clear view to the coral reef below, with the West Maui mountains proffering an idyllic inland view. Accompanied by an expert Hawaiian sea kayaking guide, we can also book the services of a marine naturalist if you would like to gain a more in-depth knowledge of Hawaii’s marine wildlife and seascapes. The whale watching season in Hawaii is between November and May and so, in season, you may be lucky enough to spot some humpback whales in the distance.
In the afternoon, your driver-guide will take you inland to visit Hawaii’s only butterfly farm, breeding specialist, and certified monarch waystation. It is the only place in Hawaii where you can walk among and delight at these species that are in much need of protection.
Today’s activities contribute to one of our sustainable tourism partners, Malama Na Honu, which funds Hawaii sea turtle conservation and an “adoption” of a hatchling for you.
Maui’s rainforest walks and waterfalls
This is, for many, one of the best things to do in Maui, where your guide leads you to some of the island’s most flora and fauna rich rainforest regions. We highly recommend a naturalist accompany you on this Maui rainforest tour because, with seventeen climate zones on one small island, there are layers and layers of tropical canopy to explore here. A botany lesson on Maui always ends with a splash, however, with natural pools and waterfalls a common feature. This is just the Hawaiian dream you have been waiting for.
Find time to visit one of Maui’s best beaches for a final farewell, or just enjoy an ocean side brunch raising a glass to return to Hawaii again, as soon as possible.
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