GyPSy Guide’s narrated driving tour covers the entire island of Maui and is an excellent way to enjoy all the benefits of a guided tour while you explore at your own pace. There are 470+ audio points that play automatically along the scenic drives, featuring the best things to see and do, stories, local tips and driving directions. **You'll hear entertaining stories about the history, geology, wildlife, hikes, Hawaiian culture and people. **Get valuable guidance about how to prioritize your time at recommended "not to be missed" viewpoints, suggested side-trips and places of interest. **Be more informed than other travellers with local tips, all while you explore at your own pace. 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: Though Maui is easily driveable and accessible, you will want to take your time and explore all corners of this diversely beautiful island paradise. It a place like no other where in a day you can be swimming with turtles, or hiking the moonscape at the top of an extinct volcano, or absorb the refreshing mist of a rainforest waterfall. For the easiest possible experience, the entire island has tour commentary. All you have to drive, and the tour will transition automatically as you move from one section of the island to another. You simply drive, listen to the commentary and make decisions the places that interest you the most, just like have a local friend to show you around. Don’t know where to begin? We’ve suggest dividing Maui into 5 different areas - all are included. ROAD TO HANA • Hooikipa Park • Twin Falls • Keanae Peninsular • Wai’anapanapa Park • Hana • Wailua Falls • 'Sacred' Pools of Ohe’o HALEAKALA • Pukalani • Makawao • Upcountry • Haleakala Crater (National Park) WEST MAUI • Lahaina • 8-mile Lookout • Ka’anapali • Kapalua • DT Fleming Beach Park • Honolua Bay • Nakalele Blowhole SOUTH MAUI • Kihei and beaches • Wailea • Polo Beach Turtle Town • Makena – Big Beach and Little Beach • La Perouse Bay IAO VALLEY • Iao Needle • Kepaniwai Park • Wailuku • Ma’alaea Bay and Aquarium 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.
I was skeptical, not being a fan of audio guides, but other than a few minor glitches due to the remoteness of Hana, this app absolutely made our trip! We feel like we made the most of our time & learned a ton along the way. We enjoyed it so much that we bought the Gypsy Guide for our trip to Volcanoes Nat Park as well! Don’t go to either without it!
Like having a local tour guide in the car with you. My Husband and I enjoyed the experience so much we plan on using Gypsy Guide whenever available as we travel.
I was wondering what to do and how, after we landed on Maui. Google, TripAdvisor, reading all the great things. I knew I’d like to visit the national park, but wasn’t sure how, where, etc. Needed a map. Then I found this app. It was like a local expert just hopped in the car. It’s all GPS activated. It knows where you are, and tells you every turn. It suggests things along the way. It made the entire journey so much more relaxed and enjoyable. And only $10? Much much MUCH better than any book. MUCH!!!!! I’ll be looking for this guide for every trip I take from now on.
The best tour guide! We were able to explore the whole island of Maui in our rental car. The app told us about all the stops with plenty of time before hand so we could decide if we wanted to stop, what to look for, the cost if any, and where to park. Then on the return trip back the app gives you the history of the area. The best $10 I spent the whole week in Maui.
We had a vague idea about what to do while in Maui, but nothing concrete. This app helped plan our week with recommendations on interesting stops and drive plans. What I enjoyed most were the stories about Hawaiian history and culture, and other gems which made the drive much more fascinating. You just start driving and when you hit an audio point it will start directing you. Be sure to have a lighter DC charging cable or a battery pack because it will drain your battery due to the GPS location service running continuously. I did not have the screen displayed and locked the phone while we drove, so we heard audio only. I found the gentleman speaking had a pleasant voice and he made what could be a dry subject enjoyable with his animated stories. We will be buying this app for our next road trip. I hope they will develop more places like Route 66, maybe some for the old west, Tombstone or the Alamo or more National Parks.
Buying this guide was a great decision. Worth every penny. I would definitely recommend it !! Thank you so much !!
I don’t many write reviews but this app is so good the news is worth spreading. This is a must have for those visiting Hawaii! It’s like having a personal tour guide in your car as you drive around Hawaii. The narration is excellent and fun to listen to. Kudos to the developers!
This made our trip to Maui 100x more enjoyable. We loved the personal tour guide and he kept us entertained in a full day trip to Hana, well worth the money for all the insider tips!
Buy the version for all of Maui. It’s 100% worth it. Just driving around from place to place this app provided great commentary. We noticed that another reviewer had named the guy talking on the app “Dave”; so, so did we. Dave was incredible! He led us around the island expertly and provided tidbits of knowledge all along the way. Our trip was greatly improved having Dave along for the ride taking us through mythology and history. What’s even better, we were playing music in the car on our music app on our phone while running this app in the background. Whenever Dave had something to say, it just naturally quieted the music and Dave dropped some knowledge. His recommendations were spot on and saved us a lot of time and research. The Road to Hana would’ve been completely different without his insights. The GPS worked even when there was little reception (even when the phone Map app wouldn’t work). Any time I plan on road tripping through a foreign land, I will definitely check to see if there’s a GyPSy Guide app for that location.
Great app. Extremely inexpensive for a group of four. Everyone enjoyed it. Buy it!