GyPSy Guide’s narrated driving tour for the Road to Hana, Maui is an excellent way to enjoy all the benefits of a guided tour while you explore at your own pace. 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. 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 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
We just used this app in September 2019 in Maui for the Road to Hana trip. It’s a great app that doesn’t need reception. Be ready as there will be very limited cell phone coverage on the route and this app works perfectly without it. Easy to use, great stories, perfect directions, and 100% worth the few dollars. It’s a must for this trail.
For the best most informative trip you can have use it! You’ll learn cool stuff too 😄
We really enjoyed this app. The guide did an amazing job explaining things. And the stories were great also. I highly recommend this app. Very helpful!
We found Gypsy Guide inMaui’s Favorites Island Directory. We followed the Road to Hana trip. The guide was amazing. The information came up at exactly the right time—even though cell reception was spotty, the GPS tracked and came up at exactly the right time. The recommendations we spot on. My only criticism is about the 7 pools. There is a $25 entrance fee to the State Park that we weren’t expecting AND there was no swimming the day we were there. I wouldn’t have gone that extra distance if there’d been no swimming. The drive between Hana and the 7 pools is a bit rough and dangerous. Wouldn’t do that again. The waterfall just after Hana was the best on the entire road. If I could do it again, I’d go to the waterfall and turn back. The app was a great guide.
Hands down EXCELLENT!! Thank you for and EXCELLENT Hana experience!!
We just used this app today, it was great! I loved how the App followed where you were - it wasn’t a guessing game on when to start and stop the tour. Highly recommend to anyone wanting to do the drive!
I rarely write reviews.... I felt I should share my experience bcoz this isn’t a smooth drive .. its adventures ride ! Its really important when you miss some spot and u wanna trace this app doesn’t show where are we exactly its just blue dot! No specific location name... and if u miss the audio its confusing and chaotic... we traveled with a 2 yr old and it was troublesome..! And if anyone traveling with young kids I really don’t recommend traveling beyond hana beach ..! Its even more curvy like single lane road only .. we went till wailua water falls ...and couldn’t even think of moving forward..! Just to return from that location itself took 30 mins ...!stopping at the garden doesn’t worth ...that eats lots of time .. and entry is 15$ per person...! Taking lengthy stopovers initially doesn’t worthy cause later part is more scenic beautiful and worthy spending time .. if u waste ur energy initially u don’t have patience to enjoy wainapapana state park, hana beach and all ...!
Thank you for being so thorough! We made the drive on our own and with your guidance it was fun and informative!
This app was great in the beginning but kept saying some places weren’t worth seeing so we continued but later realized that everything “worth” seeing you had to pay to park per person. We woke up EXTREMELY early to pass the traffic and get to black sand beach but it told us to skip the first one because the hike was “tough” and never said anything about the second one until we were leaving! At that point it was crowded and we wasted our whole day looking and searching just to pass the only thing we wanted to see. He mentioned red sand beach but said the area it was in so we looked and looked but couldn’t see where we would get there so we stopped to ask for directions to the a local scuffed and said “nope, I don’t give you people those directions”. No red sand beach or black sand beach..... just lame history and crappy “locals”.
Awesome app providing key points to stop and visit. A must have and also keeps you at ease when driving. 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 to the developers.