About Hike Maui
Frequently Asked Questions
- What kind of shoes should we wear on our tour?
- For the waterfall / rainforest hikes: Running shoes or sports sandals (like Tevas, Chacos or Keens).
- For the Four-mile Crater Hike: Running shoes are perfectly suitable. There’s no need to bring hiking boots unless you want to (they do take up a lot of suitcase space).
- Your shoes may get muddy, dirty, and/or wet on any of our hikes.
- What kind of clothing should we wear for our tour?
- For the waterfall / rainforest hikes: 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).
- For the Four-mile Crater Hike: The weather is often cool or cold (the altitude is 10,000 feet); then it can warm up as you hike. So layered clothing is best, including a jacket, down vest, sweatshirt, or sweater. You guide will also carry extra jackets.
- What additional items should we bring on our tour?
- Towel: Waterfall trips include swimming (optional)
- Sunscreen: Helpful on any tour, but essential on the Haleakala Crater trip
- 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
- What does Hike Maui provide for the day?
Hike Maui provides:
- Ponchos, in case of rain
- Insect repellent, if needed
- And, of course, our guide to keep you safe.
- What kind of food will be provided on the tour?
All tours will include snacks, and most will have a lunch choice:
- Turkey sandwich
- Ham sandwich
- Vegetarian Garden Burger
- Peanut Butter & Jelly sandwich
- We can accommodate some special dietary needs—just ask
Additionally you will get:
- Tropical fruit
- Bottled water to drink
- Will there be a bathroom on the trail?
On some hikes there are toilets or porta potties at the trailhead. Once we’re hiking, though, we head for the bushes. 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.
- Should we tip our tour guide?
If you’re happy with your hike, a tip is always a good way to show your appreciation.
- Do you provide transportation?
Part of our experience is maintaining a personal connection between our guides and our guests. Our vans can accommodate 15 passengers, but for your comfort we keep our tour size between 8 and 12 guests. Our vans are PUC certified, commercially insured, serviced regularly for high performance, and air conditioned, and are cleaned and washed daily.
Behind all our exceptional guides and tours is an incredible office staff that orchestrates flawless trips 365 days a year. Our team manages hundreds of reservations and guests from all around the world on a weekly basis, and is here to assist you in choosing the best adventure for your particular wishes and prepare you for your day with us. Additional team members set you up with your gear and meals, and maintain our tour vans to the highest level. With more than 35 years of providing award-winning eco-tours on Maui, it’s our mission to ensure you have fond memories of your day with us, and go home having experienced the true Aloha of Maui.