There are 140+ audio points that play automatically along the scenic drive, featuring the best things to see and do, stories, tips and driving directions. Professional tour guides share advice on how to prioritize your time at recommended “not to be missed” viewpoints, suggested side-trips and places of interest. Tours work offline, using free GPS signal and location services, so no data roaming, network, or wifi is required while touring. Visit www.gypsyguide.com for route maps, sample audio, tips and advice and what to know before you go. It’s Just Like Having a Tour Guide in Your Car™ WHAT TO EXPECT: The Road to Hana is one of the world’s most scenic drives and a popular sightseeing activity to see Maui’s spectacular waterfalls, black sand beaches, bamboo forests, lava rock formations and amazing ocean views as you wind your way through 620 curves and 59 bridges. If you prefer travelling independently, at your own pace, GyPSy Guide provides the best Road to Hana tour experience, along with the freedom to choose what you enjoy; squishing the black sand between your toes at Wai’anapanapa, hiking the Pipiwai Bamboo Trail, or maybe time to enjoy an extra slice of banana bread. You can’t help but cheer on the world class windsurfers at Ho’okipa. And you won’t need to worry about photoshopping the Rainbow Eucalyptus at the Ke’anae Arboretum or the stunning contrast between blue water and black lava rock at Ke’anae Peninsular. Take a moment to cool off with a quick swim at the pristine Hamoa Beach and see where Haleakala National Park descends from the summit to the sea and the “Seven Sacred Pools” of Oheo at the end of the drive. With such a long day of exploring (expect 8-12 hours), it’s important to know the 5 “not to be missed” stops, and the many more suggestions if you have time. Part of the secret to enjoying the journey is knowing how not to waste your time, and we have tips for that as well. On the return drive from Hana, we’ll point out the not to be missed stops again as well as tell you stories about Hawaii’s fascinating history and rich culture. Please note Highway #31 ‘backside route’ is not recommended for driving. Rental car insurance void. Road can be closed for repairs, mudslides and flash floods. WHAT YOU’LL SEE: Some of the highlights along the route include; • Ho’okipa Beach Park • Paia • Ke’anae Peninsular • Wai’anapanapa Park, Black Sand Beach • Hana • Hamoa Beach • Wailua Falls • Twin Falls • Upper Waikanai Falls (3 Bears) • Pools of O’heo (Seven Sacred Pools) • Pipiwai Bamboo Trail **Reservations to visit Wai'anapanapa State Park and black sand beach are now mandatory** BATTERY USAGE: ++ Continued use of GPS/Location Services in the background increases battery usage. We strongly recommend taking a cigarette style (DC outlet) car charger. Avoid using a direct connection to the USB port of a rental vehicle. IPADS: ** iPad models must include a GPS chip. Please note that Apple only install these on the iPad Wifi + Cellular models. Wifi only iPad models have limited location service capabilities and are unable to play commentary automatically. DOWNLOADING: The apps are larger in size in order to work offline. You must be on wifi to download as the store may block the download over cellular networks. ABOUT US: GyPSy Guide™ produce award winning narrated audio tours along scenic drives and road trips around the world. Enjoyed by travelers who prefer to set their own pace and itinerary on vacation, but enjoy a fun, informative and educational guided experience while driving themselves. Our goal is to provide a great introduction to the region and inspire you to learn more and return. None of our apps include paid advertising or placements for benefit
The best $7.00 I’ve ever spent. Highly recommended. I hope to find this service the next place I visit.
I highly recommend this app. The narrator was spot on. I enjoyed the history.
My husband and I drove the road to Hana yesterday using this amazing app as our guide. It was 100% worth the price of the app. We appreciated the top five do not miss sites, but the narrator did a great job of pointing out other spots and then giving you ideas as far as your time goes whether or not you had time to explore it. Our total round-trip was 14 hours and 9 miles of walking/hiking. The diverse beauty that we saw was just incredible and it will be long remembered as the highlight of our trip. I felt like we really fell in love with Hawaii yesterday. The road to Hana is more than the destination. It is about the journey and the experience is along the way. We also loved the history lesson for the drive back. This was our first trip to Hawaii but definitely this app helped to make the most out of a very important day.
We LOVED this tour! He does such a good job of keeping your attention and weeding out boring details. But *BEWARE* the pools of Ohe’o lie within a National Park. We left a little late and started our journey on the road to Hana at about 11:00 AM. We made a few stops on the way and got to the pools at 4:30...just as they were closing the gates. The park closes at 5:00, but they close the gates at 4:30. Here’s my advice: If you aren’t early risers or just take longer to get out of the house like we do, drive straight through on your way there and make note of the stops you would like to make on your way back. Google the hours before you leave since you will most likely loose reception for most of the drive. OR get up early and get on the road since this is something that could possibly take 14+ hours.
I was hesitant to spend $6 on this app that was recommended to me because I’ve actually done the Road to Hana 4 times with my family. WOW was I shocked at how much we have always missed and didn’t know about on the road to Hana! This app is AMAZING! It tells you the major places to stop, also tells you about other places to stop if you have extra time or if you’re interested. I was amazed with how helpful this was. It was like a local was in the car with you sharing their best tips! 12/10 recommend.
Probably the best 6.99 I have ever spent! We spent all day following this amazing tour and were about thirty minutes ahead of the tour guides who showed up right as we were leaving. We hit all the most amazing places and heard all the best stories and histories along with them, and we were in our own car on our own time and spent way less then the $200 a person the tours were charging. Definitely recommend and listen to what he says leave early! We hit the road about 7am from Kihei and made it to the pools by 3. It was perfect timing for us to make it back on the road and home before dark
This app is fantastic for those taking the road to Hana. Great pacing and recommendations on what to see and what to skip. Extremely accurate and makes the trip more efficient
I personally don’t like bus/van tours and prefer to do things on my own. This app was the best of both worlds. The host guided us to what matters and what didn’t. I had to talk myself into paying that much for an app I would only use once; After using the app, I would have paid more.
Very, very helpful. Full road to Hana guide, comments and recommendations. Fun for the whole family. And a full Maui tour plus a Mt. Haleakala tour. If you are traveling to Maui we highly recommend this app.