Top 5 Reasons to Book a Hiking Tour on Maui

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Maui is well-known for the best beaches and azure seas, but the island’s nickname, The Valley Isle, is a nod to the abundance of natural beauty found inland. Take a day to step away from the shores to explore rainforest valleys, flowing rivers, cascading waterfalls, and mountains that disappear into the clouds. 

Hiking is easily the best way to experience Maui’s varied landscapes. To ensure you get the most out of your journey, we highly recommend booking with a tour company. Hike Maui offers some of the best hiking adventures on island, including a trek through the Haleakalā Crater and an all-day excursion on The Road to Hanā. Both destinations top our list of things to do on Maui. To ensure you get the most out of your experience, book a tour! 

Read on to discover why a hiking tour could be right for you.  

1. Ease

Planning a hiking trip on your own can be stressful: Where to go? What to bring? Will the kids make it through? Relax and allow a tour company to handle the details. Hike Maui will coordinate everything from pick-up to lunch. Water, snacks, bug spray, ponchos, and backpacks are even provided! If you are traveling with kids, tour information lets you know which adventures are age appropriate. With less to worry about you have more space to enjoy and take in your surroundings. 

2. Safety 

Maui is not DisneyLand. Nature is unpredictable and trail paths are not always the safest. Cell service is notoriously spotty in many of Maui’s great hiking spots and more-or-less nonexistent on the Road to Hanā. Should something happen, a call for help may not be an option. The guides at Hike Maui are prepared for everything that could go wrong on the trail. They are all advanced CPR certified and trained in first-aid. And since one wants to get lost on vacation, there is solace in knowing a guided tour will make sure you stay on the right path. 

3. Access 

Land owners in Maui are cracking down on trespassing hikers. Due to an increased number of rescues, and disrespect on the trails, popular hikes like the Bamboo Forest are getting harder to access. To avoid potential legal problems and fines, book a tour. Hike Maui has exclusive access to many hikes not open to the public; they know not only where to go, but where they are allowed to go. 

4. Local Knowledge

A guided hiking tour is a great way to learn more about Hawaiian culture and biodiversity. 

Should you have questions about native plants and Maui life, ask! The guides at Hike Maui will be happy to answer any of your queries. 

5. Get Outside and Connect!

Immerse yourself in the magic of Hawaii. Discover new plants, jump in refreshing fresh water ponds, bath under waterfalls, get your feet muddy! A hiking tour is the perfect opportunity to get away from the hustle and bustle and reconnect with nature.