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Small-Group, Buy-out, or Private Charter!

When choosing an adventure with Temptation Tours, you always have plenty of options available to make your luxury island adventure exactly what you’re looking for. When you’re planning a tour, you might wonder how you’d like to experience your Road to Hana or Haleakala journey—in a small, intimate group of like-minded travelers, as an exclusive pre-arranged tour for just your group, or as a fully customized private-charter adventure.

Small-Group Tours

All of our pre-arranged tours are conducted in a small-group setting, with a maximum of eight guests per tour, all in the comfort of a Luxury Limo-Van. When you book one of our tours, you can expect a full tour of six to eight guests—each of them discerning, luxury-minded travelers like yourself. With your expert Hawaii-Certified Tour Guide at the helm, you’ll spend a day learning, sharing, and exploring, and don’t be surprised if you leave your tour having made several new friends! Guests from all over the world swap email addresses, social media accounts, and make life-long friendships on our adventures every day. Aside from the opportunity to meet and mingle with other guests, you’ll also enjoy simple, per-person pricing, and the customary Tour Guide gratuity is given at your discretion.

Buy-out Tours

If you have your heart set on one of our pre-arranged tours, but would prefer to have the tour limited to just your group, we can absolutely do that! You’ll simply purchase all eight seats in the tour (or six, for our Haleakala Sun-Trek or Hana Sky-Trek), plus the included Tour Guide gratuity, and then sit back and relax for your worry-free, exclusive tour!

Private Charter Tours

Want to visit a spot that’s not on one of our pre-arranged tours? Call us to arrange for a private charter! We can visit virtually any spot on the island, provided it’s safe and not private property, and have a knowledgeable reservations staff who can assist you in planning your perfect itinerary for the day. Our private charters are charged on an hourly, per Limo-Van basis, with a four-hour minimum, and will include Tour Guide Gratuity as part of the price. Whether you’d like a customized farm tour, a tour of West Maui with a no-host lunch stop at your favorite restaurant, or even a tour of Maui’s best Shave Ice spots—we can do it!

Whatever your touring preferences, we have the perfect adventure for you. Give us a call at 1-800-817-1234, or send us an email, and let us help you find your perfect luxury Maui adventure.

Road to Hana with Temptation Tours – A first-hand look!

Have you had a chance to check out our new video? Get a “birds-eye” view of the Road to Hana, as well as an insider’s look at our spacious, comfortable, Luxury Limo-Vans! You’ll travel in style with Temptation Tours, and your Hawaii-Certified Tour Guide will expertly navigate all 617 hairpin turns along the Road to Hana. All you need to do is sit back, relax, and experience the sights, sounds, and stories that surround this incredible, historic Maui region. Join us soon, and experience the very best on your Road to Hana adventure! Call us at 1-800-817-1234 to book today!

Two Tours are Better than One!

Did you know that if you join us for two different tours during your trip to Maui, you’ll get a cash-back rebate during your second adventure? Mention this offer to us when booking, and we’ll take care of the rest! Not sure which two tours to book? Here are some of our favorite tour combinations to help you maximize your Luxury Maui experiences!

Hana Sky-Trek + Haleakala Sunrise

Enjoy our two most popular adventures, plus have time for all your other Maui activities! The Haleakala Sunrise, an early-morning trek to the Summit of Haleakala, is a “bucket list” item for thousands of Maui travelers every year. Enjoy those enviable views of the sun rising from 10,000 feet above sea level, plus sit down to a tasty breakfast after leaving the National Park. Later in your stay, join us again at the Kahului Heliport to begin your Hana Sky-Trek, a combination Limo-Van and helicopter tour that lets you enjoy the full Road to Hana, a relaxing picnic lunch, a refreshing waterfall swim, and a thirty-six-minute “flightseeing” tour, all in a half-day adventure!

Hana Ultimate + Haleakala Sun-Trek

Want some truly unique experiences? Join us for our Hana Ultimate tour, our relaxing, luxurious Road to Hana tour for the distinguished foodie. This full-day Road to Hana adventure includes a run-of-the-menu breakfast at Paia’s famous Café Mambo, as well a four-course luncheon at the Preserve Kitchen + Bar, the beautiful dining experience at the Travaasa Hotel in Hana. Then, join us for an early departure from your hotel for our Haleakala Sun-Trek, including a thirty-minute morning flight over Haleakala, a return to Café Mambo for a no-host breakfast (wanna try something different this time?), and a unique tour of upcountry Maui. You’ll visit Makawao Town, Surfing Goat Dairy, and Ocean Vodka. Picnic lunch included, all in the comfort of a Luxury Limo-Van!

Hana Picnic + Summit Lavender Sojourn

If you’re looking for laid-back, relaxing excursions, while still experiencing as much of Maui as possible, these might be the two tours for you! First, our Summit Lavender Sojourn is a great way to experience Upcountry Maui, with a visit to the Summit of Haleakala, Ali’i Kula Lavender, MauiWine, and Makawao Town. On our Hana Picnic tour, enjoy a classic Road to Hana adventure, with visits to Keanae Peninsula, Pua’a Ka’a State Park (for a waterfall swim!), Hana Tropicals flower farm, Hana Bay, and the famous black-sand beach of Waianapanapa.

Of course, this offer stands for any two tours, so feel free to mix and match to your heart’s content! Need suggestions or ideas? Call us, and let us help you pick out your perfect tour—or help you to create your own Private Charter! We can’t wait to host you on board one of our Luxury Limo-Vans for a Maui adventure (or two!) that you won’t forget!

Temptation Tours featured on The Five Foot Traveler!

Not long ago, we had the pleasure of hosting Sarah Gallo of The Five Foot Traveler on our Haleakala Sunrise tour. She’s a friendly, positive, upbeat travel blogger whose adventures have taken her all over the globe, and we couldn’t have been more thrilled when she reached out to us to express her interest in our Haleakala Sunrise tour. She and her editor were a pleasure to host, and our Hawaii-Certified Tour Guide Scott showed them a wonderful time on board one of our Luxury Limo-Vans on their travels to the summit of Haleakala.

Read all about her journey here, on her blog, and give her a follow on Instagram for some amazing travel photos! Thank you for joining us, Sarah, and we hope to host some of your readers on board soon!

Why the Hana Sky-Trek might just be THE Maui Adventure!

All our tours—from our Haleakala Sunrise to our Hana Ultimate—are excellent ways to get acquainted with Maui, spend time with a Hawaii-Certified Tour Guide, and travel in comfort and style in a Luxury Limo-Van. One of our most popular tours, our Hana Sky-Trek, is a favorite of many, and one could make a strong argument that if you take only one tour on Maui, it should be the Hana Sky-Trek! Here’s why:

Best of Both Worlds

What other tour can you experience the entire Road to Hana, as well as a lengthy “flightseeing” tour? You can get up close and personal with the rainforest—discover incredible plant life, swim under a waterfall, dig your feet into a black sand beach—and then fly above it, seeing how it blends with Maui’s plentiful other microclimates from the air.

Got Other Plans?

We know that you’re busy during your time on Maui, and you’ve heard that the Road to Hana can easily take a whole day out of your vacation. Before you decide to skip it, consider the Sky-Trek! Your tour will run approximately six-and-a-half hours from start to finish, leaving time for something else after your tour (if you take the AM), or even before (for the PM tour)!

Gotta Do it All?

“We want to do a snorkel trip, a submarine ride, a zipline, ooh, maybe parasailing, surfing lessons…” Does that sound like you? If so, knock out two checklist items at once with a Luxury Land tour and a helicopter adventure all in one go.

Want the Very Best?

Let’s face it—our Hana Sky-Trek is award-winning and so highly rated not only because of its unique itinerary and beautiful sites, but because of the exceptional service and luxury experience this tour provides every time. All of our Tour Guides, and the pilots at our partnering helicopter companies, are Hawaii-Certified Tour Guides, meaning they’ve gone through intense training and education to bring the most accurate and entertaining information about Hawaii to you during your tour. And from the state-of-the-art helicopter to the customized Luxury Limo-Van, you’ll be comfortable throughout your journey. Finally, with a limit of six guests per tour, your exclusive adventure will be personalized and engaging, every step of the way.

Of course, any of our tours are a great way to spend some time on Maui, but for those who want to maximize their Road to Hana adventure, book the Hana Sky-Trek today!

Request your Tour Guide!

Our Hawaii-Certified Tour Guides all have plenty in common: they’re extremely knowledgeable, incredibly friendly, and have an enormous amount of enthusiasm for their very special work. Another thing that’s special about our Tour Guides? They make a lasting impression on their guests with every tour!

Couple that with the fact that our guests love to leave reviews (on TripAdvisor, Yelp, Facebook, and more!), plus our hundreds of yearly repeat guests, we often get asked if specific Tour Guides can be requested.

Our answer? Absolutely!

Whether your Tour Guide from the last time you joined us absolutely amazed you, or you’ve read the many five-star reviews for any one of our Hawaii-Certified Guides, you’re more than welcome to put in a request for a particular Tour Guide.

How do you do it? The best time to request a Tour Guide is at time of booking—whether that’s over the phone, through a concierge agent, or online. That will give us plenty of time to ensure your favorite Guide is available, and to schedule him or her accordingly.

If you’re booking online, there’s a nifty “comments” section on the site—put your Guide request there!

Of course, it goes without saying that we can’t absolutely guarantee the availability of a particular Tour Guide. Things happen, and sometimes it doesn’t work out. If we’re not able to fulfill your request, we’ll let you know as soon as we can, and match you with a Tour Guide who we feel would be great for your group. That said, we do our absolute best put your requested Tour Guide on your tour, and we let your Guide know that you requested her or him—they love knowing that you asked specifically for them!

As with most requests—special meals, specific stops, and even special pick-up locations—we try our hardest to make it happen for you. See you soon!

Maui’s Best Poke!

If the Instagram feeds of my friends on the mainland are any indication, Hawaii’s favorite fish preparation—poke— is enjoying its hey-day away from the Hawaiian Islands, and people can’t get enough!

More and more people are visiting Maui having gotten their taste of poke back home, and are wanting to try the “real McCoy” while they’re here. So, where are the best places to get your poke fix? Here are our picks!

Like Poke?

We’ve mentioned this food truck before, but man, if you’re looking for tasty, freshly-caught, amazingly seasoned poke, look no further. They sell out early, because they only have what they catch, so get there ASAP when you’re having a poke craving. This Food Network-featured establishment mixes their poke fresh to order, so you’re getting a perfect batch, every time. Our favorites are the shoyu wasabi, the spicy poke, and the gluten-free!

Foodland Farms

This foodie-centric grocery store at the Lahaina Gateway center has a great, fresh poke selection, and will make you a poke bowl (fresh poke atop steamed rice) for a hearty and tasty lunch. Some unique offerings can be found here, like avocado ahi poke and sweet chili! You can also pick up the rest of what you need for a Hawaiian beach picnic lunch on your way to the shore.

Tamura’s Fine Wine & Liquors

While Tamura’s (with several locations across the island) does have the best libations offerings on the island, they’re also well-known for their fresh and authentic poke selection. Pick up their king crab ahi poke (when it’s available) for an out-of-this-world experience, or try the kamikaze mix for a true flavor explosion. While you’re there, stock up on their adjacent items like garlic clams, or spicy edamame. And of course, don’t leave without some craft beer from their incredible selection, or a few bottles of well-curated wine!

If you can’t go your whole stay without getting some poke, we hope we were able to steer you in the right direction!

Tours for the WHOLE Family!

With Spring Break in full swing, and Summer Break around the corner, families from all over the world will soon be making their way to Maui for a little fun, sun, and exploration! Travel trends show that it’s not just moms, dads, and kids that are packing up for vacations anymore, but grandparents, aunts and uncles, and more extended family members will be joining in! So, if you’re one of the thousands of multi-generational traveling groups this summer, you might be wondering which tours are best for you. Read on, family traveler!

Hana Sky-Trek
This is one of our favorite tours for families, for so many reasons. First off, everyone loves a helicopter! A thirty-six-minute flightseeing tour above Haleakala and the Road to Hana will be memorable for the whole family—and probably play a key role in some “What I Did on my Summer Vacation” essays come September. The land portion of the tour, in a Luxury Limo-Van, will include something for everyone too—swimming at a waterfall, a tour of a tropical flower farm, a visit to the black-sand beach, and a tasty picnic lunch. Finally, this tour is a half-day adventure. Your family can choose to sleep in, and join us on the 11:15 slot, or take the early 7:00 AM tour and have time for another adventure (or a nap!) afterward.

Hana Picnic
One challenge with traveling with a big family? Not everyone’s always down to do the same things. If some members of your family are a little iffy on the idea of a helicopter, or if you’re looking to save a little money during your trip, check out our Hana Picnic tour! This is a relaxing, full-day journey to and from Hana on one of our Luxury Limo-Vans, with plenty of time for stopping, sightseeing, swimming, and enjoying the rainforest. Sit down to a beach-side picnic lunch, take a dip in a waterfall pool, and enjoy learning about Hawaiian culture, history, geology, and more from your Hawaii-Certified Tour Guide!

Haleakala Sunrise
While some folks might think twice about taking kids on this journey, we would really recommend it! For most US-based travelers, you’ll still be a few hours ahead, time-zone-wise, when you get here, and the early wake-up won’t be such a challenge. Your kids might be up anyway! Every generation in your family will enjoy the peaceful setting of Haleakala before dawn, and of course, the incredible show of light and color that make this attraction so popular for Sunrise. Afterward, we know everyone will be hungry, and the crowd-pleasing menu at the Kula Lodge has something for everybody!

When your travel group consists of all ages, we know that there can be some unique challenges—and don’t worry! We’re here to help. Mobility challenges, dietary needs, and more can be accommodated as much as possible, and there’s always a friendly Reservations Agent here to answer all your questions. Give us a call at 1-800-817-1234, and we can help your family pick the perfect luxury tours for your Maui stay!

Road to Hana – What to Bring?

If you’re going to join us on a Road to Hana adventure, you might be wondering what to bring with you before departing on the world-famous Road to Hana in one of our Luxury Limo-Vans. Never fear, traveler! Here’s everything you’ll need to enjoy your day in Maui’s rainforest.

Comfortable Clothing – On the Road to Hana, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to get out of the Limo-Van, explore, and simply take in the beautiful surroundings that East Maui offers. Temperatures are a bit cooler than other areas on Maui sometimes, but it’s still a tropical rainforest! Our favorite touring gear? Shorts and a t-shirt are perfect for a day on the Road to Hana.

Light Jacket or Sweater – Like we said, temperatures can be a bit cooler, and of course, you’ll be traveling in an air-conditioned Luxury Limo-Van. Just in case, it’s a good idea to bring a light sweater or jacket, and you’ll be prepared for some of the light, misting rains that are common in East Maui, or relaxing in the Limo-Van after a swim!

Good Walking Shoes ­– Our tours aren’t hiking tours, so don’t worry about having the sturdiest hiking shoes money can buy. You will be walking on natural terrain, and rocks, roots, dirt, and mud are commonplace on the Road to Hana. Rather than your cute pool-side flip-flops, wear your sneakers or athletic sandals for the Road to Hana.

Swimsuit and Towel – Planning on taking a dip? Bring your swimsuit along to change into, and you’ll be happy to have a nice fluffy beach towel on board as well! Swimming stops on the Road to Hana are located near convenient places to change, so don’t worry about wearing your swimsuit under your clothes.

Sunscreen – Even though you’ll be in the rainforest, you’ll have opportunities to get some sun during the day—especially at the black-sand beach! Bring sunscreen with you to re-apply throughout the day, to avoid having a sunburn as a Road to Hana souvenir. Just a note: if you’ll be on our Hana Sky-Trek, bring a small bottle of non-aerosol sunscreen. The aerosol cans aren’t allowed on board the helicopter, and you’ll want to limit your carry-on bag to about three pounds per person.

Camera – It might seem like a no-brainer, but of COURSE you’ll want your camera during your adventure! If it’s a stand-alone camera, make sure its batteries are charged, and you’ve got enough space on your SD card to capture hundreds of memories. If you’ll be using your phone for your camera, it’s a good idea to bring a portable battery pack with you, and put it on “airplane mode” during the drive. You probably won’t have service on most of the Road to Hana, and too much searching for a tower can drain your battery!

Everything else—lunch, bottled water, and even refreshing tropical fruit juice beverages—are provided on board, as well as premium umbrellas in case it rains! Of course, always let us know if you have additional questions, and we look forward to sharing a Hana Highway adventure with you soon!

Maui’s Weather and your Luxury Tour

Although we’re moving into the spring and summer months, when calmer, sunnier weather prevails, we’re always keeping an eye on current weather conditions and how it might affect your tour. Here are a few things to keep in mind when booking your tour.

Road to Hana Tours – Our Road to Hana tours, for the vast majority of the time, are pretty unaffected by weather. The Road to Hana is situated in the rainforest, thus experiencing more rain than much of the island. Our Tour Guides navigate this winding road with ease, and are equipped with umbrellas for sightseeing during a rainy day.

Without rain, incredible experiences like this on the Road to Hana would be hard to come by! Mahalo to Jenna Szerlag photography for this incredible “action” shot! 

Of course, without rain, the Road to Hana would be missing one key feature—the waterfalls! Heavier rains, generally during island-wide storms, may cause landslides or downed trees along this rainforest roadway, and we’ll be sure to keep our guests informed of any issues as soon as possible, and reschedule if need be.

Helicopter Tours – Our tours that include a helicopter portion—the Hana Sky-Trek and the Haleakala Sun-Trek—come with strict FAA regulations on flight safety, for obvious reasons. If weather or flight visibility concerns arise, never fear—we’ll work hard to get your flightseeing tour rescheduled.

Haleakala Summit Tours – The Summit of Haleakala, at 10,023 feet, is no stranger to weather concerns. While tours operate rain or shine, we work closely with the National Park to keep Tour Guides updated on conditions such as dangerous winds, heavy rains, and yes, even ice and snow. Should dangerous conditions arise, we’ll reschedule your tour to a day when it’s safe!

Every weather concern and every tour is different, and should your tour be affected by Maui’s sometimes-baffling tropical weather, you’ll be notified personally by a Reservations agent as soon as possible. More often than not, though, a bit of rain or wind won’t affect your tour at all, and you’ll still have an incredible time getting to know this very special island.