Ultimate Guide to Road to Hana Helicopter Tour: Maui Hana Sky Trek

August 31, 2022

Breathtaking coastal drives, the world’s largest dormant volcano, and the verdant beauty of the Hana rainforest. Named after the Polynesian demigod, Maui simply overflows with natural abundance. Make sure you see every searing Valley Isle sight with a Maui helicopter tour.

Follow along to discover everything you need to know about the Road to Hana Helicopter Tour.

From the iconic black sand beaches of Wai’anapanapa State Park to exhilarating waterfall swims in freshwater pools, Hana Helicopter Tours of Maui take you on an unparalleled tropical adventure. 

Aerial volcano views, cascading falls, and swaying palm trees await those intrepid enough to take on this island escape. 

Ready to tour Hana and Haleakala and create some unforgettable island memories? Read on…

About Temptation Tours

Curious about the company behind the famous Hana Rainforest Helicopter tour? Temptation Tours is an award-winning local Hawaiian company that specializes in Maui-guided tours. While they offer numerous packages, their Road to Hana Helicopter Van Tour is their most popular. Located in east Maui, the heavenly town of Hana can be traveled to by the stunning Hana Highway

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Rather than tackle this arduous drive yourself, Temptation Tours lets you relax in one of their world-class luxury limo vans. Grab a soft leather comfort seat, and enjoy the intimate atmosphere. Maui tours cap at eight guests, so you can sprawl out at your leisure. Listen up, as you won't want to miss a second of expert narration from your Hawaii State Certified Guide.

Feeling peckish? Don’t worry about packing snacks; your tour includes a delectable Pacific Rim Cuisine Lunch and ice-cold soft drinks. Voted one of the best things to do in Hawaii, Temptation Tours delivers top-notch comfort, convenience, and service. 

photo credit: Temptation Tours via Facebook

Maui Hotels and Resorts

Plenty of Vitamin Sea, creamy pina Coladas, and riding gnarly waves. Is there anything better than a Hawaiian beach getaway? Make the most out of your time in the Aloha state when you extend your stay. Whether you are spending days or weeks uncovering the attractions of Maui, you’ll need some world-class lodgings.

Whether you are seeking ocean views, romantic suites, or a family-friendly resort, we offer a plethora of Hawaii Hotels and Resorts. Kick back in a modern and minimalist room in Oahu, or treat yourself to luxurious facials and massages in Maui.

Check out our article on Where to Stay in Maui on a Budget!

exterior ground view of Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa with lake and palm trees in Maui, Hawaii, USAHana Helicopter Tour Discount Tickets

Can’t wait to begin your journey into Polynesian paradise? Before you can get your fill of Waikani Falls and the Haleakala crater, you’ll need to pre-purchase your Hana Haleakala helicopter tour tickets.*  We highly recommend purchasing your tickets a few days prior, as this popular tour sells out fast!

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Please note that you will have the option of selecting either a morning or afternoon half-day tour. The morning tour departs at 7:00 am and ends at 1:15 pm, while the afternoon tour departs at 11:15 am and returns at 5:00 pm.

*All Hana tour guests will be asked to provide their weight during reservation for helicopter safety purposes and procedures. Eco Star Jet helicopters can only hold a combined weight of a certain amount. Due to Federal aviation regulations, all passengers will be weighed before boarding. Passengers over a particular weight class will be asked to purchase an extra “comfort seat.”  

aerial view of Hana Highway along coastline in Maui Hawaii, USA

Gorgeous famous road to Hana along the ocean in Maui, Hawaii.

About the Hana and Haleakala Helicopter Tour

Prepared to soak in all that Maui scenery from above? While we can’t settle the debate over whether front seats are the best seats, we can break down the details of a Hana Helicopter Tour:

How You’ll Go

Why choose between land and sea when you can have both? Immerse yourself in the natural attractions of the Valley Isle with this dual tour featuring the air-conditioned comfort of an exclusive Luxury Limo-Van and an Eco-Star Jet Helicopter. 

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What You’ll See

Birds of Paradise, Coconut trees, and charming villages of Ke’anae, oh my! Your half-day tour packs in every last iconic Maui sight and attraction. Gasp over the tumbling Waikani Falls, and document the aqua waters of Wai’anapanapa State Park.

Bring your swimsuit, as you’ll be dying for a refreshing waterfall swim. Have the camera ready, as you’ll be snapping photo after photo of the scenic Hana Highway and the vibrant Kakala Gardens. Observe caverns, postcard-perfect beaches, lush rainforests, and more.

Your tour’s small group setting allows for a personalized experience consisting of a narrated 3.5-hour limo-van tour and a 36-minute helicopter tour. 

beautiful lower view of three bears falls and waikani falls in maui hawaii, USAYour Schedule

Looking for a detailed itinerary for your Maui Hani Sky Trek tour? No problem! Stay on top of every last stop and searing volcano sight with the following schedule:

Morning Tour Itinerary:

Check-in: Kahului Heliport - 7:00 AM.

Limo-Van Tour to Hana - 7:15 AM to 10:45 AM.

Beachside Lunch - 10:45 AM to 11:30 AM.

Helicopter back from Hana - 12:40 pm.

Return to Kahului Heliport - 1:20 PM.

Afternoon Tour Itinerary:

Check-in: Kahului Heliport - 11:15 AM.

Helicopter to Hana - 11:45 am to 12:25 pm.

Beachside Lunch - 12:45 PM to 1:30 PM.

Limo-Van Tour from Hana -1:30 PM.

Return to Kahului Heliport - 5:00 PM.

photo credit: Nichole Brown via Facebook

What You’ll Eat

Waterfall swims, jungle explorations, and curvaceous island drives can build up quite the appetite. Assuage your hunger with a tasty Pacific Rim Cuisine lunch included in your tour. All Temptation Tours feature authentic Hawaiian meals crafted from the freshest local produce and ingredients.

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Choose from a tasty wrap of herb-marinated chicken breast or lightly blackened 7 spice seared Ono.* Chow down on your authentic island lunch while appreciating the beachside scenery of Hana. 

*Vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free meal options are available upon request. Please inquire at the time of your booking.

photo credit: Temptation Tours via Facebook

Road to Hana Helicopter Tour Discounts

Maui may very well be worth every penny, but it never hurts to scout out some extra savings. Save your hard-earned dollars for extra Pina Coladas and surf lessons when you take advantage of the following discounts:

Road to Hana Helicopter Tour Military Discounts

Honor, loyalty, and sacrifice. While Temptation Tours is eternally grateful for the brave contributions of the U.S. Military, they are currently not offering any active military discounts.

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Road to Hana Helicopter Tour AAA Discounts

Beep beep! AAA members set the gold standard for the road. However, at this time, there are no exclusive discounts for members.

wailua overlook in hawaii

photo credit: Shannon Cizdziel via Facebook

Road to Hana Helicopter Tour Group Discounts

Hana Helicopter tours are a small group activity, perfect for sharing with your nearest and dearest. Unfortunately, due to the small size of this tour, there are no group discounts being offered. 

Maui Attractions

The Valley Isle’s jungles, beaches, and waterfalls deserve more than just a day or two of tourism! Extend your stay in Maui and make the most of this tropical utopia when you try out our other A+ Maui attractions:

Northshore Zipline Canopy Tours

Calling all daredevils! Amp up on adrenaline when you tackle the multiple ziplines, platforms, and bridges of Northshore Zipline Canopy Tours. Soar through a lush canopy of giant eucalyptus trees as you reach dizzying speeds of up to 40 mph.

View the sparkling Pacific Ocean as you cruise through 900 ft of zipline and various aerial decks. Their two-hour ‘Camp Maui’ tour is ideal for the whole family.

The Feast at Mokapu Luau

A multi-course Hawaiin feast in Maui? Yes, please! Bring your appetite, as you’ll want to load up on exotic delicacies and handcrafted cocktails when you dine at the Feast at Mokapu Luau.

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Located at the luxurious Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort, this traditional luau takes you on both a historical and culinary journey. Dive into Polynesian ancestry, learn about Hawaiian land values, and soak in the sunset above Mokapu Beach.

photo credit: Destination Residences Wailea via Facebook

Adventure Park Maui

Inject some excitement into your next outdoor outing when you make a stop at the Adventure Park Maui. Show off your athletic prowess as you go through almost 50 high and low ropes course elements, two freefall activities, and more.

Try your hand at ax throwing, or attempt to master the upper-level rope challenges. 

photo credit: Adventure Park Maui via Facebook

What to Bring on Your Hana Helicopter Tour

Excited to jump-start your Aloha accented adventure? Before you can take on the Hana Highway and jump into a free-flowing waterfall, you’ll need to pack. Avoid any tour mishaps and mistakes when you bring along the following ‘must have’ items:

  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Swimsuit
  • Towel
  • Sunglasses and/or hat
  • SPF
  • Bottled water
  • Camera and/or phone
  • External battery charger
  • Extra cash for tipping and/or souvenirs

photo credit: TRAvelling via Facebook

Road to Hana Helicopter Tour Reviews

Still wondering if a Hana Helicopter tour is right for you? Don’t just take our word for it; read real reviews from Maui travelers just like you here.

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Rugged volcanic topography, crashing azure waves, and awe-inspiring aerial views. Why limit your Maui exploration to the land when you can experience the island’s majesty from every angle?

Check out our Ultimate Hawaii Packing List, so nothing gets left behind!

From an exclusive guided tour of the Kakala Gardens to running your fingers through the soft onyx sand of Wai’anapanapa, the ethereal allure of Maui is hard to beat.

Feel like a true VIP as you take off in your Eco Star Jet helicopter, and then embrace your inner nature lover with a tantalizing freshwater swim.

Ready for your own warm Aloha welcome? Let the Road to Hana Helicopter Tour whisk you away!

Tell us, what’s your favorite part of the Road to Hana Helicopter Tour?

Did we miss any of your favorite Maui sights?

Leave us a comment below!


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Written By Isis Maya

A New York native, Isis-Maya spent most of her professional life working in TV production until a vacation whisked her away to Central America and her love o ...

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