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Kahului Shore Excursion: Maui Tropical Plantation and Iao Valley Tour

Kahului Shore Excursion: Maui Tropical Plantation and Iao Valley Tour
Location Maui
Departure Sunday
From €75.68 per person
Departure Date

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  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Professional guide
  • Port pickup and drop off
  • Souvenirs
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified

While you're in port in Maui, bask in its natural tropical beauty at Iao Valley, where you'll marvel at the Iao Needle. At the Maui Tropical Plantation, let your senses delight in Hawaii's native flower and food crops.

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.

Worry-free Shore Excursion:
We will ensure your timely return back to the ship in Kahului Pier for this activity. If your ship is delayed and you are unable attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • This shore excursion can only be booked by Norwegian Cruise Line Pride of America passengers

Conditions of Sale:
Once you have booked and received your travel voucher, the contact details for the travel service operator will be on this voucher under the heading 'Important Information'. Where applicable, you are required to call the travel service operator directly to advise of additional information such as:
  • Hotel for pick up
  • Weights for helicopter tours
  • Choice of times for tours
  • Special dietary requirements, meal choices etc.

Reviewed by Bstreet , July 2016

Had a good time however times are not correct tour starts around 9 am and ends around 2 pm

Reviewed by Michael G , June 2016

Was a terrific experience. Had a wonderful time.

Reviewed by Janice N , May 2016

Whilst the tour was well organised and we did enjoy it, it is advertised as 6hours 830-230. We turned up at 830 and were told the tour didn't leave till 915 and were dropped back at the ship at 130 - a little over 4hrs. Apparently there is an add on for the aquarium which we didn't know about. After dropping the folk off to the aquarium we were returned to the ship and then the driver went back to the aquarium to do the pickup there. We felt too expensive for the length of the tour we got - 1 3/4 hrs short of advertised length.

Reviewed by JOSEPH B , January 2016

Excellent tour. The guide was very informative and interesting.

Reviewed by Sergio N , May 2015

We had a great time on this excursion, our driver Stephanie was charming and full of knowledge. This was a great way to appreciate the beauty of Maui.

Reviewed by sharonlittle , May 2014

A good day . The Valley was so serene and green. Beautiful. The Planation tour was fun and very informative . Our guide was quite funny which made for a great afternoon. T'N'T

Reviewed by Kathryn R. Garner , February 2014

Beautiful and totally enjoyed the Aquarium!

Reviewed by Xiao Lei S , November 2013

Iao needle was beautiful. Too much waiting time for the tropical Plantation tram. It was very hot. Ocean center was ok after seeing the ones in Sydney, Las Vegas, and Cincinnati.
Our guide was very on time. He gave us lots of info.

Reviewed by rev1129 , September 2013

We again were pleased with the personnel handling the check in and the bus driver knowledge. There was a group of 19 that showed up late and the bus driver came back to get them. The saving versus NCL price was worth it.

Reviewed by Jodi , July 2013

Guide was knowledgable and the scenes were beautiful