10 day tour around Maui, Hawai'i

By Curtis D · Jul 1, 2016

Calgary, Alberta
Maui, Hawaii
Main mode of transport
Cost per person
$2000 plus
3 nights at a friends seasonal rental home in South Kihei. 3 nights at an aromatherapy/massage resort perched part way up Haleakala Volcano with an expansive view of the West Coast of Maui. 3 nights in an off the grid home where the jungle meets the ocean - past Hana.

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Best Bits

Highlights: renting a vehicle (convertible was a nice touch), sunrise at Haleakala, hiking through the crater of Haleakala and hitchhiking back to our car, lunch at the koola lodge, exploring and snorkelling the beaches from Kihei to the south, walking the main street in Lahaina and checking out the Banyan Tree, driving the road to Hana, hiking the Bamboo Forest near Kipahulu and on and on…

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Worst Bits

We booked a sailing trip. It was too windy to go to the planned location. It turns out this happens alot! The other snorkeling location was not great. Otherwise Maui was great.

Trip Dates and Comments on Timing

April — Timing was great. Inexpensive airfare, great weather, not overcrowded.

Arrival Logistics

Flew from Calgary to Maui on a direct flight. Picked up a pre arranged rental car from the airport. Then we were off…

General Route

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3 days with a friend in South Kihei, 3 days inland near the cowboy/ranch area of Makawao and 3 days on the secluded East coast near Kipahulu.

Main Activities

Food, Hiking, Beaches, Cultural experiences, Relaxing , Sailing, Massages

Food and Drink Highlights

On our typical eating schedule at home we have supper at 5:30PM. This falls under happy hour times at many restaraunts in Maui and you get some great food for half price. Some highlights were: sunset from the rooftop patio in Fleetwoods at Lahaina, supper at Mommas Fish House, buying fresh caught Tuna off Hamoa Beach.

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Essential Packing for this Trip

Count on sun, wind & rain. If you travel to the top of Haleakala for sunrise, it will be cold. We forgot to bring sun hats.

A little more info…

When travelling Maui (or anywhere in Hawaii) there is an app that was indispensable. “Maui Revealed” which is an interactive guide book on your phone. It is awesome. And helped me plan and fit in the perfect amount and type of activities into our trip.

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About The Traveller

Gender & Age Range
Male, 25 - 36

I’m from
Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Self Employed

My favourite trip as of late
Hiking west of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Backcountry in Kananaskis.

Travelling Style
Book the important stuff, but leave some flexibility in the schedule.

I like to go on the following types of trips
Adventure, Food, Beaches, Hiking, Culture, Wine, Scuba Diving, Camping.

It’s a dealbreaker when
Accommodation is dirty and/or the food quality is poor.

Continent I know the best
North America

First Last Name

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I’m from Perth, Western Australia

My favourite trip as of late is New Zealand, solo travel in lots of nature for a soul-refresher.

My travelling style is to Book the first night, then wing it from there!

It’s a dealbreaker when I’m stuck around large groups of package tourists.

Continent I know best is Asia.

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