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“Helicopter and Van Trip to Hana - Perfect Combo!”
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Temptation Tours
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Small-Group Road to Hana Luxury Tour
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Small-Group Luxury Day Trip to Haleakala National Park and Hana Coast Rainforest
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Small-Group Luxury Tour: Road to Hana and Ka'eleku Cavern Day Trip
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Owner description: Temptation Tours is an Award-Winning Sightseeing Land Tour company that specializes in offering 5different Sightseeing Tours and Private Charters to Maui's Top Natural Locales - The Road to Hana & Majestic Mt. Haleakala! All tours are limited to just 6 to 8 Guests, traveling in the air-conditioned comfort of custom-built, Luxury Limo-Vans with a spacious leather captains chair for each Guest. Adventure, excitement, and an experience of a lifetime await you on the breathtaking island of Maui! 1600 Maui Concierge Voted Temptation Tours - Best Activity Overall. Serving Maui since 1986 - Voted Maui's #1 Activity Overall - Voted Maui's #1 Sightseeing Land Tour Company - Triple "Keep it Hawaii Award Winner" - U.S. Congressional Achievement Award Recipient - Featured on Disney Cruise Lines - CERTIFIED Sustainable Tourism Operator - Awarded 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence.
Reviewed December 15, 2012

We wanted to take the road to Hana tour but thanks to good feedback on Trip Advisor, we realized the best choice for us was to spend half of our time in a van. We chose Temptation Tours due to their high ratings and we were very pleased. We took the helicopter to Hana (Temptation Tours used Blue Hawaiian Helicopters) and it was a super trip. The views were beautiful from the hellicopter and the trip was fun. It was my first helicopter ride and it was amazing. Our pilot, Eric was fun and informative. We were met at the Hana Airport by Kelly who took us on our ride from Hana back to Lahaina. Kelly was great - courteous, informative and friendly. He has a wealth of knowledge and his pride in Maui is evident in all his conversations. It was a great trip. I wish we could have stopped a few more times along the road - but when you see the road you will know why that's not possible. It's barely big enough for one car at points. Thank you Temptation Tours for creating great memories for us!

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Reviewed December 12, 2012

Gary Temple was our guide on the Road to Hana tour. He was Knowledgable, engaging, entertaining, and energetic to have kept it going for 8 hours. He made the whole experience for us memorable and educational. Thanks, Gary! Still thinking about that Mac Nut Brittle....we should have bought a case.

1  Thank M E
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Reviewed October 20, 2012

This was our first trip to Maui and everyone told us we had to explore the "Road to Hana". In retrospect I am thoroughly happy that I chose to use the Temptation Tours package.
1) The drive, should you choose to do it yourself, will take an entire day out of your trip.
2) The drive is slow - 10-20 mph - and the driver MUST keep his or her eyes on the road - and a lot of what there is to be seen would be missed by the driver.

OK - so what's so good about this particular tour package?
The Sky-trek package includes an ~40 minute helicopter tour via Blue Hawaiian - the best copter firm on the island. If the weather conditions are right you'll get a great view of Haleakala - very complimentary views even if you've already done the drive to the summit. In addition the knowledgeable pilot will give you all sorts of interesting information during the flight.
Next, instead of being packaged up with 15-20 (or more) people, the van portion is done in luxury fashion with large comfortable "pilot" chairs and a maximum of 8 people. We had "Surfer Sue" as our guide and she was a wealth of knowledge about Hawaiian history, the history of Maui, the plant and animal life - and took us to a couple of small beaches I don't think we'd have ever stopped at had we been on our own. Some how she was able to keep us entertained for 4 hours - quite a performance!
Best of all - we didn't have to drive, and the entire experience only took ~6 hours.

So - if you've got the cash and are considering a copter tour, pair it with the Hana drive via Temptation Tours.

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Reviewed October 17, 2012

Everything about this tour was perfect! Our tour guide, Scot, was superb. He really knew about the area, and made sure we saw all the best views at just the right times. His commentary was excellent. The vans are advertized as "luxury vans", and that is an understatement! These vehicles are the most comfortable ones we have ever had for a tour--any where!

The "picnic" was served to us on a white table cloth, with cutlery and plates, and it was beyond our expectations. We are sure that any other tour offered by this company would be equally as good. They excel in every area!

1  Thank Anthony T
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Reviewed September 28, 2012

We took the Hana-Skytrek tour in mid-Sept and were very pleased with the experience. The TT vans are above par compared to any of the other tours we crossed paths with. Our tour guide Kelly enhanced the drive sharing his knowledge and experiences. The helicopter flight back took us over breathtaking scenery and can't be beaten. An overall great way to spend 0.5 day on the island.

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