Kahului Shore Excursion: Tropical Plantation and Iao Valley Tour

What to expect
  • Start the day off with a relaxing drive to the scenic lao Valley
  • Discover Hawaii's rich, agricultural history at the Maui Tropical Plantation
  • Enjoy a delicious feast of fresh fruits as you take in the pastoral beauty of Maui
  • Extend this tour to visit the Maui Ocean Center and explore Hawaii's undersea world
After being picked up from Kahului Pier, your Maui shore excursion starts with a drive to Iao Valley. Enter the lush forest at Iao Valley and learn about the history of Iao, the beautiful daughter of Maui. The 2,250- foot (685-meters) green-mantled Iao Needle overlooks Iao Stream, and the steep cliffs of the West Maui Mountains provide scenic views. It was at Iao Valley in 1790 that King Kamehameha conquered Maui in order to unite the Hawaiian Islands, and changed the course of Hawaiian history.

Take a leisurely hike and enjoy the exhibits at the valley's Hawaii Nature Center. Next, enter the Maui Tropical Plantation. You'll learn about Hawaii's 14 most- popular flower and food crops, such as papaya, guava, mango, taro, macadamia nuts and coffee. See a coconut- husking demonstration, feast on the delicious fresh fruits and capture the agricultural beauty of Maui. Choose to extend your shore excursion at the Maui Ocean Center, where you'll get a peek into Hawaii's undersea world. See amazing live coral displays, watch Hawaii's cherished green sea turtles, and get up close with sharks, stingrays and thousands of tropical fish! Naturalists will be on hand to share knowledge of the marine life of the Hawaiian Islands.

Note: Only Norwegian Cruise Line and Carnival ship passengers may book this shore excursion.
Key Highlights
Price $47.00 per guest
Duration / Session 6 hours
# Sessions 1
If your ship is delayed and you are unable attend this activity, you will be refunded.

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