If you've already seen Maui's beaches and are looking for a different adventure, take a day trip to discover some of the island's more off-the-beaten-path gems. Awaken your senses on this 9-hour, small-group trip to Haleakala National Park, as well as a lavender farm and a winery. Travel aboard a luxurious and comfortable limo-van with a maximum of eight passengers.
After pickup from your hotel in the morning, drive to Pa'ia for a light morning snack. Then, enjoy a leisurely drive to Haleakala National Park and take in breathtaking panoramic views of the infamous crater. From Pu'u Ula Ula (Red Hill), admire 360-degree views of the Big Island, West Maui, Lanai and Molokai. Next, descend into the serene gardens of the Maui Lavender farm. After touring the farm, feel free to visit the gift shop that sells more than 75 lavender products made directly from the gardens. At the farm, enjoy a delectable Pacific Rim lunch as you hear about the mystical side of lavender. Served on linen table cloths, lunch includes hibachi-grilled chicken, fresh mahi mahi, fruits and more.
Your journey continues past rolling green pastures, serene mountain vistas and the seascapes below, to the Ulupalakua Ranch and Tedeschi Vineyards. This historic ranch was visited by King Kalakaua and Queen Kapi'olani in 1874 and was famed for its hospitality and agricultural prowess. Here, visit the tasting room, formerly the king's cottage, and sample the winery's signature pineapple wine among other delicious wines. Lastly, visit the Hawaiian paniolo (cowboy) town of Makawao. You will have time to explore this historic place at your leisure. Visit Viewpoints Gallery, operated exclusively by Maui artists; Hot Island Glass, the only glass-blowing studio on Maui; or any of the various locally owned shops.