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Monday, October 23, 2017
Maui Luxury tours - Discover Maui upcountry in style
Ocean Vodka, Dairy Goat & Lavender Farm Gourmet lunch Tour (The Luxury way)
When visiting Maui, you just got to go on this tour. It is fun, exciting, educational, and a great place to relax and escape the bustling city life. Oh, and did I mention Vodka?
Yes, you heard it right. For the very first stop, we visited the Ocean Vodka Distillery and Farm. Here you can learn how tedious the distillation process can get (in all the best sense of the word) plus you get to see the breathtaking stretch of sugar cane that is processed to make our all-time favorite friend Vodka. How the machinery work is simply astounding and you’d be surprised to find out that everything runs on solar energy! Everything is made organic, and all ingredients handpicked even. You can be 100% sure that no pesticides or chemical substances are found on their produce. It’s inspiring to know that not all innovations are out to feed on Mother Nature. The nicest thing about this tour is that you get to go to the Martini garden where you can see fresh, local ingredients and get a taste of their delightful Vodka. But don’t just take my word for it, be sure to enjoy this firsthand.
Next, we got to see the Surfing Goat Dairy farm. If you love cheese, you just got to go here – no kidding! You get to see adorable farm goats and get more acquainted on how the whole cheese process works. It’s informative and fun at the same time (made me want to feed the goats the entire day). A big bonus for this trip was meeting Charlie. He’s super cute and just plain irresistible. But don’t ask me why or who this intriguing Charlie is, get to meet him yourself!
I’m personally a romantic. So our next and final stop was really memorable for me – the Lavender Farm. Enjoy serene and tranquil sceneries by taking a Guided Walking Tour that typically takes around 30-40 minutes. They also offer a Guided Cart Tour but be sure to book in advance because these carts are pretty popular. Get to see the stunning fields of lavender that stretch far into the horizon. Feel free to enjoy it with a special partner too.
The tour ends with a delectable lunch set that is both filling and satisfying – definitely the best way to call it a day. Make sure to place an order for your lunch choice while making a reservation. It is optional at extra cost. This tour is a blast to experience by yourself but can be extra fun with family and friends. Get to experience the finest works of Mother Nature right here in Maui by taking this one-of-a-kind tour. You will definitely enjoy it – I sure did.
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
8 Line Tour on Kaanapali zipline with Pacific ocean view is Award Winning 8 Line Tour, also voted the #1 zipline course in Hawaii by Hawaii Magazine’s Best of the Best Readers Choice Awards 2014.
After a short briefing, you’ll board one of rugged 4×4 vehicles to begin a journey to the tour location, which is situated on private property above historic sugar cane fields near beautiful Kahoma Valley. After a few minutes on the road and a short trek up an old sugar cane road (hold on…it can get a little bumpy!), our expert tour guides greet you at the Ka’anapali gear pavilion. If you haven’t gotten into the adventure mood yet, that is sure to change as you are outfitted with one of our custom harnesses and the rest of the gear you will need to get you through the next few hours.
Following a bit more familiarization by the guides, it is on to the zipping! As you head further up the mountain, the hustle and bustle of Front Street fades away behind you, and a private adventure lies ahead. The incredible coastal views of Maui and the outer islands of Molokai, Lanai and Kaho’olawe get better and better as the ride continues. A few minutes later you will arrive at your first zipline!
Or choose from many other ziplines we have available at www.stardusthawaii.com
or talk to us directly if you have any questions at 808/661 8284
or talk to us directly if you have any questions at 808/661 8284
|Fly like a bird over the Maui gulches|
Maui Treasure Hunt adventure
Forewarning: This blog is going to contain one muddy adventure!
When my mom asked me what I would like to have for my 11th birthday – I instantly knew the answer. No it wasn’t Disneyland (I’m not the type to like humanoid mice), I wanted to go somewhere that felt like a real jungle adventure. At first I said I wanted to go to the Amazon but of course no parent would permit that. We live in Pearl City, Hawaii, near the historical Pearl Harbor, so my dad suggested we should go to Maui instead. It has the jungle feel plus it’s not going to rob my father three months of his paychecks. So I was game, my two brothers were really happy to go as well.
This was going to be our first time on Maui as a family and because we don’t exactly know how to go about the place yet, we asked a tour company’s help. I really knew my mom was trying to give me the best time for my birthday and so she went ahead and booked us for a Jungle Treasure Hunt Adventure! The word jungle really tugged on my adventurous spirit and I really wanted to jump up and down out of excitement. My mom said they also had it in a Savanna version or you can enjoy it together with an Ocean Center Package (1 week free entrance) but since we’re only staying for a couple of days and a jungle adventure is what I came for in the first place, I decided to save the other two the next time we came to visit again.
It was fifteen minutes to 9:00 AM when we arrived at Park n’ Ride Kahului – the meet-up spot. The weather was perfect and my energy was so high I could hike for days. They gave us fair warning of the huge possibility that we’d get down and dirty (literally) so we had working clothes on. I was so overwhelmed I couldn’t help the grin on my face from showing. Ready, set, and go! We’re off to start our family adventure.
We first did a bit of hiking through deep forests. The trail was not too long or too difficult; it was just about right to break out a good sweat – ideal for every member of the family to enjoy (even my 7-year old brother handled it splendidly!). The thrilling view of the towering trees and the natural sound of the forest were fascinating. The best part was having a goal to pursue. I felt like a real life treasure hunter: searching for clues, accomplishing tasks, and braving on waters. Because the weather was nice and sunny, we got to swim in a beautiful lagoon. That’s when I realized fresh water would win over pool water any time. We crossed a river and ventured into thicker greens. I was having the time of my life – and I was happy to see my sisters were too!
After a nice hike, we finally did it! We completed the hunt the moment we found the golden treasure chest! The contents of which I will not reveal (I don’t want to spoil the surprise) but it felt so fulfilling to have reached the goal. I had an achievement photo taken with me and my family on it to commemorate the experience. And more than the treasure we found on the chest, that photo is what I treasured most. I still have it as a keepsake to remember my Maui trip with.
You must be wondering how old I am since I’m storytelling this experience as if I’m in my 90’s. Well, I’m not. I just turned 14 this year (would you find me on the picture?) and am looking forward to more Maui adventures! Maybe next time we’ll get to go on other tours as well. My mom is actually going deaf with my inquiries on when we’ll be going back so I think she’ll give up any time now. Well then, see you real soon Maui!
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Ever wondered what it would be like to explore scenic waterfronts, visit historic monuments, or spend your holiday going from place to place – all while effortlessly gliding on a Segway PT? Well now you can!
Stardust Hawaii Tours meet our high standards for providing customers a safe and memorable experience and are recognized as providing the highest quality tour in their area. All of our Stardust Hawaii Tours operators deliver the utmost in safety and training – providing fun instruction, smaller guide-to-glider ratio, and in-depth knowledge of technical and practical usage.
Doesn't matter if you are older or younger, you'll have fun on a Segway PT anyway.
Segway Maui is number one choice on Trip Advisor, because it's Certificate of Excellence holder every year since 2011.
Wednesday, March 9, 2016
Who doesn’t love a Treasure Hunt?
Just imagine the whole family searching for treasure in a tropical heaven that is packed with exciting adventures and offers the opportunity to see some incredible natural sights. This kind of experience definitely isn’t something you should miss out on, so be sure to include Maui Treasure Hunt in your vacation itinerary.
This is what my family did, and the memories of the trip still warm my heart and put smiles on the children’s faces.
The adventure is primarily oriented towards kids, but adults are sure to enjoy it as well. After all, everyone has an inner child who wants to play outdoors. Sharing this trip with your kids and seeing their happy smiles is sure to make the whole experience even more enjoyable for parents.
Searching for a treasure is only a small part of Maui Treasure Hunt as this adventure is packed with all kinds of cool things, from a hike through the forest to swimming in a real tropical lagoon, allowing you to see the Island of Maui at its best. The tour will take you to some of the most beautiful places in Hawaii, and the challenges designed with the group’s ages in mind will keep you on your toes.
If you want to make your Maui vacation truly memorable, this adventure is sure to achieve this goal. Children are bound to enjoy running around in nature and creating mayhem while unraveling the mystery of the lost treasures. As they will definitely need help with some of the challenges, this treasure hunt makes for an amazing bonding experience.
If you are still not sure, see this video, that's so cool;
Is It Safe?
Hiking on your own definitely carries some risks, especially if you take your kids along. However, Maui Treasure Hunt is an adventure that includes the services of a professional guide who will ensure your safety and help you enjoy the tour more.
You’ll be supplied with snacks, water, and other essentials. The guide will provide advice, keep you on the right track, and tell you lots of exciting stories that will have both adults and kids enthralled.
Our guide was just amazing and very patient, which definitely won approval with the kids who were relentless with their questions, quips, and generally being kids. All in all, I can say that including Maui Treasure Hunt in your vacation plans is a sure way to make some outstanding memories your whole family will treasure for years to come.
Get some goodies
Your kids will most likely ask for a Maui Treasure Hunt T-shirt, well it's a worth souvenir, very good quality and great attractive design and priced at $17.99 it's totally a good price on Hawaii. We ordered a photo cd from a trip which is full of great high resolution photos, but we should get a DVD instead to have a live view memory from our tour. Maybe next time.
|one of the many tasks during the hike|
|discovering new things|
|understand a clues|
|and finally the treasure|
Thursday, April 30, 2015
Jungle Treasure Hunt Adventure – the Best for your kids!
Jungle Treasure Hunt Adventure – ultimate adventure for your kids. One child 4 & under – FREE of charge with a paying adult. Pack the kids up, leave your worries at home, and let them join us in a true adventure while you enjoy your free time! Or come along!
- Enjoy an action-packed family tour with hiking, swimming (weather permitted), and more
- Swim in a real nature river lagoon, fulfill fun tasks, and search for a hidden treasure
- Follow a designed map with the whole family in mind
About Jungle Treasure Hunt Adventure
Maui is a paradise for nature lovers and adventure seekers alike – an ideal destination for families wanting to play together in the outdoors. We explore this friendly country through a multitude of activities: hiking in deep forests, swimming in a lagoon, crossing a river, searching for a treasure. Along the way, we visit such well-known parks and reserves as Maui central Valley.
It is definitely the most unique and the best kids activity on Maui! Fun for the whole family! Make the most of your family time outdoors on our Jungle Treasure Hunt Adventure! Our tour starts in beautiful nature, in deep Maui green forests with the most amazing sceneries. You and your children will have a fantastic time outdoors together! This is a real jungle adventure, so get ready to get wet and muddy. You will be hiking in woods, cross the river, swimming in a lagoon and fulfilling fun tasks, while searching for a treasure. Your children will have a time of their lives. They will reveal the mystery of a lost treasure and will be the ones to find it. A great time for the whole family, guaranteed. No other activity like this anywhere else. Up to 3 hours of fun.
Facts and Requirements:
- Level: moderate
- Duration: 2.5 – 3 hrs
- Length: 1.5-2 miles
- Included: Backpack, snack (power bar, potato chips, juice, banana) and bottled water
- Check In: Park n’ ride Kahului (Intersection of Highways 350 & 380) *SEE DETAILS BELOW, park your car for FREE
- Time: 9:00 am and 1:00 pm Monday-Saturday
- Restriction & Requirement: Children from 6 years and older. *Children under 7 years old must be accompanied by an adult.This activity is intended for participants who are physically fit. All participants must be able to squat down and up without any assistance by another person. All participants must be able to walk without assistance which requires physical abilities similar to climbing and descending without the support of a handrail or other walking aid. If you have a problem walk on the stairs, this activity is not suitable for you. If you had a surgery shortly before the journey, you may set yourself into a high risk and you may also hinder the rest of the group.
- CANCELLATION POLICY: Associated with cancellation fee (terms and conditions), rescheduling 48 hr for all reservations, and 72 hours for groups of 6 or more.
Additional Information about Jungle Treasure Hunt Adventure:
Shoes to Wear on our Tours?
Running shoes, water shoes or sports sandals. Your shoes may get muddy, dirty, and/or wet on any of our hikes.
Clothing for our Tours?
Shorts and short-sleeved shirts or t-shirts are best. If mosquitoes really bother you (your guide carries repellent), you could wear long pants and a long-sleeved shirt. Also, you’ll want to wear your swimsuit so you can swim in the waterfall pools (optional).
Additional Items to Bring for the Day?
Towel: Swimming is optional, Sunscreen: Helpful on any tour, Camera & Phone: Please bring a Ziploc or a plastic bag to prevent any damage from moisture. You are responsible for any personal equipment you choose to bring along. Therefore we can take photos during the tour you can purchase on CD or USB, or video on GoPro you can also purchase on DVD or Blu-Ray and you can order online or via phone. You can also rent GoPro camera from us.
What Does Stardust Hawaii Provide for the Day?
Water, Snacks, Backpacks, Ponchos, in case of rain, Insect repellent, if needed, And, of course, our guide to keep you safe.
Will There Be a Bathroom on the Trail?
No public restroom available. For that said, once we’re hiking, though, we head for the bushes, but if you’re uncomfortable using the bushes, please let your guide know before the hike begins so you can both decide what’s best for you.
Tipping your Guide
If you’re happy with your hike, a tip is always a good way to show your appreciation.
Pick-up Location and Driving Direction:
* Pick-up location in Kahului
The Park & Ride meeting location is along a large concrete wall with a single row of parking facing Hwy 380 west of Hwy 311 just before entering Kahului.
GPS – No physical address, but it is at the Intersection of Highways 350 & 380.
Exact coordinates: 20 degrees, 52 minutes, 30 seconds north, 156 degrees, 27 minutes, 43 seconds west
From Wailea / Makena / Kihei – the South side of the island
Highway 31 (Pi’ilani Highway) – head north.
Follow airport signs to Kahului, bearing right onto Hwy 311.
After 10 minutes, look for big church (King’s Cathedral), then move into left lane.
Turn left onto Hwy 380 (Kuihelani Hwy).
Go 200 yards and turn right into “Park n’ Ride” commuter lot.
Park your car against a concrete block wall.
From Lahaina /Ka’anapali /Kapalua – the West side of the island
Head south on Highway 30 as if you’re going to Kahului Airport.
Turn right onto Hwy 380.
Five miles down 380 there’s a concrete block wall on left.
Turn left across highway into Park n’ Ride commuter lot against that wall.