Aloha Maui - Say “Aloha” and prepare to visit one of the most breathtaking Islands among in Hawaii. Drive the epic road to Hana, wander lush trails, snorkel with turtles, and witness the biggest Volcano in Hawaii at Haleakala National Park. Experience the true Hawaiian lifestyle. Adventure and relaxation awaits!
Day 1: Iao Valley
Day 2: Road to Hana day 1
Day 3: Road to Hana day 2
Day 4: West Maui & Lahaina
Day 5: Haleakala Volcano
Day 6: Turtles & Beaches
Ready, Set, TAN & Go! Put your swim suit on, get out your sunscreen, and let’s roll to the beach. Today, we are going snorkeling at one of Maui’s most beautiful spots near the Maui Prince hotel beach. Crystal blue lagoon water, beautiful white sands & colored fishes are just a few of the natural wonders you will see in Hawaii’s waters. After, we’ll take some time for well-deserved sunbathing.
After lunch, we head toward “turtle town” a beach where the sand is really black! Maybe we get lucky & can spot some friendly Honus (Hawaiian green sea turtles)! Later on we’ll have some more Beach time at Makena beach.
The last stop will be in the town of Kihel at the local artisan market.
Day 7: My last day on Maui: it’s not over yet 1
Officially, the tour is over, but feel free to take advantage of Maui with your newfound travel friends! Store the luggage at the arrival Hostel / Hotel. Many YPA travelers choose to fly to a nearby Island, Oahu’ or Kauai or even connect the YPA Big Island tour. You tour guide knows the Islands, make sure to ask if for advice. From Kona you can easily take the Trolley for cheap back to Magic Sands beach or go explore the island a bit more.
Maui airport is about 20 minutes from town. Many YPA travelers who cannot stay an extra night decide to book a late-night departure. We hope to see you soon again on another YPA adventure!
6 Camp Nights, 1 Hotel/Hostel Night
All Camping Meals (6 Breakfast - 6 Lunch - 5 Dinner)
All Park Entrances
*Sleeping bags are not provided; please bring your own
Info I should Know
YPA is here to make you feel at home and bring people together, regardless if you travel solo or with a group of friends. Whether you are an au pair, student, young professional, or simply like to travel the world, simple things like rotating the seats in the tour van or grocery shopping together will make it a breeze to make new friend.
Meeting Your Fellow Travelers
All camping meals are included on your trip. Your tour leader will always inform you ahead of time whether or not a meal will be included. While the number of included meals are always the same, we keep it flexible and up to you & your tour guide when a meal is included. This allows the tour leader to run a trip tailored to his specific group and the plans for that day.
Your tour leader will make sure you are comfortable and get answers all your questions. We plan to make groceries stops together and, if time allows, help you find stores for other supplies (like a sleeping bag).
Driving times vary depending on the program of the day. In general, a short driving day is about 3 hours, and a long driving day can be up to 6+. We rarely simply drive from A to B. On the drives, we will make stops to explore awesome view points and the local culture. After all, half the fun is getting there!
Departure & Arrival times
Most departures from campgrounds are early in the morning, 8:30 AM or much earlier, depending on the next destination.
All tours go to the same places, but on-site activities depend on the group, day, and tour leader. Your tour leader’s mission is to show your group the best possible places and activities, and make sure that you get the most of your trip!
Your Day as a Group
Your tour guide will tailor a daily program adapted to the group as a whole. If there is a particular activity you want to do or you do not want to take part in an activity, just let your tour leader know.
Language spoken on the trip
The main language your tour leader will speak is English so everyone can understand what’s going on. However, often times your tour leader will speak a second language. At the end of the day, so many nationalities come together that we end up in a cultural melting pot. You don’t need to speak good English at all.
Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park
Punalu'u Black Sand Beach camping
Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park
All Camping Meals