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guided hiking tours on Maui?

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guided hiking tours on Maui?

We will be vacationing on Maui in January, and are wondering about taking in some guided sightseeing tours during our 2 week vacation (boat and hiking, in addition to whale watching) in addition to our informal sightseeing. Just wondered if you recommend these types of tours (for the $$$), which tours/areas your would recommend seeing, and which travel guides/companies to do them with. We love scenery, waterfalls, cliffs, etc, and while in our 50's are still very active, so we don't mind hiking for a few hours to see the spectacular sights! We'd prefer smaller groups though, to make it more personal.

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1. Re: guided hiking tours on Maui?

Hiking, I like Hike Maui.

Snorkeling, I like Trilogy, Gemini, Teralani, Captain Steve's Rafts, Ali'i Nui, and Sail Maui.

I'd check the above companies and see if anything sounds good to you!

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2. Re: guided hiking tours on Maui?

Hike Maui is well regarded and fits your requirements (small groups etc). They are good for hikes to a specific destination.

If you want a more comprehensive Road to Hana tour, Valley Isle and Temptation are also highly regarded. Temptation also does a tour up Haleakala.

You could drive all of these things yourself, a good tour with the right people is rewarding, it's up to you.

If you think you would like a Kayak tour, Hawaiian Paddle Sports are wonderful and highly recommended on this forum

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3. Re: guided hiking tours on Maui?

I've been checking out the Hike Maui tours. Has anyone ever taken any of these? what did you think of it? Particularly interested your thoughts of the Kayak, Snorkel and Waterfall tour, and East Maui Waterfall and Rainforest tour, and Hana Full Day tour. Company has a 90% refund if cancelling up to 48 hours prior, so we could book a tour for mid-way / later in our trip and watch the weather forecast once we get there, to change/cancel the booking, if needed. Although our 'drivers' would like to drive the RTH (preferably in a convertible Mustang lol), we're wondering if a tour might be a better approach in January.

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4. Re: guided hiking tours on Maui?

The full day combo tour is a LONG day. It's too much for many people, to be honest.

The half day East Maui is one of the most popular . It's not too much, not too little, just right, LOL.

The full Hana day is again a long day-but less strenuous than the Combo day.

The mustang convertible on the RTH might be a waste....since you will likely end up with the top up a lot and they are cramped for anyone in the back.

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5. Re: guided hiking tours on Maui?

Here's a TR from a poster this summer, with her recap of the East Maui hike:

https://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g29220…

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