Iao Needle

Polynesian Adventure Tours - Haleakala, Central Maui and Iao Valley

Combine a scenic, expertly narrated tour to the Visitor's Center at 9,740 foot height of Haleakala with a visit to the unique Iao Needle located in lush Iao Valley State Park. You'll also visit the town of Wailuku, see flower farms and fields of pineapple and sugar cane. Be sure to bring your camera!  The meandering road up the volcano flaunts stunning views of Maui, the Pacific Ocean, and West Maui Mountains, so have your camera ready. Along the way, your tour guide will tell you interesting tidbits, like the fact that this spot is regarded as one of the earth’s powerful energy points. Next, you’ll descend into Iao Valley where you’ll immediately understand why Maui was coined “The Valley Isle.” As you ride up the valley, you quickly realize you’re in a Maui - Haleakala peaceful rainforest. This is where the bright green Iao Needle shoots up from the ground, as if profoundly pointing at the blue sky. Tropical plants, waterfalls, and swimming holes accentuate this verdant wonderland. The final stop of the tour is Lahaina, an old whaling seaport lined with restaurants, shops and galleries. This quaint little town happens to be one of Hawaii’s most popular shopping destinations. Here, tour guides will turn you loose for over two hours of shopping and strolling. The perfect end to a perfect day of Maui sightseeing.

Tour Stops:

Kula District
Kaahumanu Church
Haleakala National Park (admission is included!)
Iao Valley State Park
Iao Needle
Upcountry luncheon stop (no host)
Flower farms
Pineapple and sugarcane fields
Wailuku Town

 Kula DistrictHaleakala Crater
 Kaahumanu ChurchHaleakala Crater
 Haleakala National ParkLahaina
 Puu Ulaula OverlookUnique Flora
Where and When:
Pick ups range from 6:00 am to 7:45 am depending on your hotel location. The exact pick up time will be in your confirmation email.
Effective 9/13/21 on Oahu and 9/15/21 on Maui for 60 days, guests 12 and over are required to show proof of vaccination in order to visit restaurants, museums, and similar establishments or show proof of a negative COVID test taken within 48 hours. There are sights on this tour that may require this.

Acceptable Proof of Vaccination
-Either a hard or digital copy of a state-approved vaccination card AND photo identification with the same information as the proof of vaccination. Vaccines administered outside of the US are not accepted.
-Full vaccination means two weeks have passed after the second dose in a two-dose COVID-19 vaccination series.

Acceptable Negative COVID-19 Test
-Must be an FDA approved molecular or antigen test taken within 48 hours AND photo identification.

If you have additional questions about the vaccination mandate, please visit www.oneoahu.org/safe-access-oahu.

Regular Restrictions
Iao Valley is currently closed due to damage caused by heavy rain and flooding. Final repair dates are currently not known. Alternative tour stop will be made.
Special Notes:
The exact hotel pick-up time will be emailed to you. All times listed are approximate and are subject to change. If you require exact pick up time prior to ordering, please call 866-482-9775.

Lunch is not included in the price of this tour and the stop location is subject to change.
Operation Days:
8.5-9 hours
Polynesian Adventure Tours
Air-conditioned tour bus with Polynesian Adventure Tours
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