Explore Maui's Upcountry & the Iao Valley - a Private Jeep Tour

Maui, US
Maui, US
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Embark on an unforgettable adventure in Maui's Upcountry and the Iao Valley with a private Jeep tour. With customizable stops and an open-top Jeep (weather permitting), this tour offers a truly immersive experience. Spend as much time as you want at each stop or skip some altogether - it's up to you! Let the driver do the driving while you relax and take in the breathtaking views. Explore the towering peaks of the Iao Valley, hike through the lush ʻĪao Valley State Park, and discover the beauty of the Polipoli Spring State Recreation Area. Visit the Kula Botanical Garden, enjoy the stunning views from the Makawao lookout, and learn about organic farming at the upcountry farm. Witness the art of glassblowing at Makai Glass and explore the charming town of Makawao. End the tour at the famous windsurfing site of Hoʻokipa Beach Park. Don't miss this opportunity to create your own adventure in paradise.

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • Admission Included
  • 8 hours - 9 hours
  • Suitable for 1-8 Participants
  • Private Tour
  • Self Guided Experience
  • Customizable private tour with flexible itinerary
  • Immersive experience in an open-top Jeep
  • Visit the iconic ʻĪao Needle in the lush ʻĪao Valley
  • Explore the Polipoli Spring State Recreation Area
  • Discover the colorful Kula Botanical Garden
  • Private transportation
  • Bottled water
  • Soda-pop
  • Lunch

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Prepare for an unforgettable adventure as you explore Maui's Upcountry and the awe-inspiring Iao Valley on a private Jeep tour. This immersive experience allows you to discover the hidden gems of Maui while enjoying the breathtaking views from an open-top Jeep (weather permitting). Whether you're a nature enthusiast, a culture lover, or simply seeking a unique adventure, this tour is designed to cater to your personal preferences and interests. From the moment you step into the Jeep, you'll embark on a journey that promises excitement, relaxation, and discovery.

What to expect?

During this tour, you can expect a total duration of 480 to 540 minutes of adventure and exploration. The itinerary is entirely customizable, providing you with the freedom to spend as much or as little time at each stop according to your preference. You'll start your journey in Maui, where every aspect of the tour can be personalized to fit your desires. One of the highlights is the captivating Iao Valley, where you can hike and marvel at the iconic ʻĪao Needle, surrounded by lush greenery. Additionally, you'll have the opportunity to explore the Polipoli Spring State Recreation Area, Kula Botanical Garden, Makai Glass, and much more.

Who is this for?

This private Jeep tour is perfect for anyone who craves a unique and tailored travel experience. Whether you're a solo traveler, a couple, or part of a small group, this adventure caters to everyone. Nature lovers will appreciate the scenic beauty and tranquility of the locations, while history enthusiasts will enjoy learning about the cultural significance of each stop. The tour allows you to delve into the heart of Maui's natural wonders and provides an escape from the typical tourist attractions. There are no age restrictions, making it an ideal choice for families and friends seeking to create unforgettable memories together.

Why book this?

Indulge in the freedom of a customized tour that lets you dictate the pace and duration of each stop. Instead of following a rigid schedule, this tour allows you to embrace spontaneity and fully immerse yourself in the beauty of Maui's Upcountry. With a knowledgeable and experienced guide at the wheel, you can relax and enjoy the stunning views without worrying about navigating the unfamiliar terrain. The open-top Jeep adds an extra element of excitement as you soak in the island's natural splendor. This personalized adventure ensures that your visit to Maui is nothing short of extraordinary.

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As you venture into the Polipoli Spring State Recreation Area, be prepared for cooler temperatures as the elevation reaches 6,200 feet. It's recommended to bring appropriate clothing to keep warm during your visit. Additionally, the Kula Botanical Garden offers a diverse range of colorful plants, rock formations, and even a koi pond. Don't miss the opportunity to explore this hidden gem of Maui's Upcountry. Lastly, the tour includes a stop at the scenic Makawao, renowned for its charming town atmosphere, paniolo (Hawaiian cowboys) culture, and thriving arts community.


Travelers who have embarked on this private Jeep tour have expressed their utmost satisfaction with the experience. They praise the flexibility of the itinerary, allowing them to spend more time at their favorite stops while skipping others that may not pique their interest. Many have commended the knowledgeable guides for providing valuable insights and ensuring a smooth journey throughout the picturesque locations. From the peaceful trails of Iao Valley to the captivating glassblowing demonstrations at Makai Glass, every moment of this customized adventure is met with wonder and delight. Prepare to be swept away by the beauty and tranquility of Maui's Upcountry on this unforgettable private Jeep tour.

How long before the event do I need to book?

  • You can book at any time before the event

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Is an adult required for the booking?

  • At least one adult or senior required per booking

Your Itinerary


All stops on this tour are completely customizable, and transportation time between stops is included in the total tour time. You can decide if you would like to stay longer at some stops and skip others, the itinerary is totally up to you!

Iao Valley

Towering emerald peaks guard the lush valley floor of ʻĪao Valley State Park. Located in Central Maui just west of Wailuku, this peaceful 4,000-acre, 10-mile long park is home to one of Maui's most recognizable landmarks, the 1,200-foot ʻĪao Needle. This iconic green-mantled rock outcropping overlooks ʻĪao stream and is an ideal attraction for easy hiking and sightseeing.

Admission Included

Polipoli Springs State Recreational Area

Once a dense forest of Koa, mamane, and ʻohiʻa lehua the Polipoli Spring State Recreation Area is composed of 10 acres of the Kula Forest Reserve. When the park was established many of the native trees were removed. However, in the 1930s the area was reforested with pines, eucalyptus, tropical ash, cypress, China-fir, and redwood. Due to the elevation (6,200 feet), Polipoli Spring State Recreation Area can actually get pretty cold (temperatures can reach freezing at night).

Kula Botanical Garden

Kula Botanical Garden is located on the slopes of Haleakala and encompasses 8 acres of colorful and unique plants, amazing rock formations, a covered bridge, waterfalls, koi pond, aviary and new attractions including the carved tiki exhibit.

Admission Not Included

Harold Rice Park

Well maintained, well located small park with spectacular views of the Maui isthmus and West Maui mountains

Ocean Vodka Organic Farm and Distillery

80-acre organic farm on the slopes of Haleakala offering tours of the grounds & vodka distillery.

Admission Not Included

Makai Glass Maui

Makai Glass has an observation gallery where you can watch live glassblowing of a variety of artwork on Maui.


Located on the mid-slopes of Maui’s Haleakalā volcano, Makawao has one foot in its plantation past and another in its thriving arts community. This charming town was once named one of the top 25 arts destinations in the United States. Makawao is the biggest little town in the region locally known as Upcountry Maui and is famous for its Hawaiian cowboys, or paniolo. Since the late 19th century, horseback-riding paniolo have wrangled cattle in Maui’s wide-open upland fields.

Alii Kula Lavender

Sprawling property growing 45 varieties of lavender & a gift shop with a range of scented products.

Admission Not Included

Ho'okipa Beach Park

Hoʻokipa is a beach on the north shore of Maui, Hawaii, United States, perhaps the most renowned windsurfing site in the world. A combination of large, well-shaped waves breaking across a system of reefs that extend across the bay and consistently strong winds make it ideal for the sport

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