Upcountry Tropical Farm Tour

Haku, Lei Making, Makawao Historical Tour

About The Upcountry Tropical Farm Tours

Exclusive transfer transportation with a narrated tour from your hotel or condominium up to the verdant slopes of Haleakala by our experienced guides. Get to know the lush, green landscaping of Upcountry Maui as you explore through a Hawaii botanical garden, lavender farm, or one of the other local attractions.  Choose between the Maui garden and farms below or possibly create a personalized combination that fits your private party’s needs.

Note: While your transportation transfers are exclusive, some tours are limited and you may be grouped in with other farm visitors. Exclusive guided tours are subject to availability and could incur an additional fee.

Tropical Garden Options

Explore acres of colorful and unique plant life, amazing rock formations, a covered bridge, waterfalls, pools, koi pond, aviary, and other new attractions including the carved tiki exhibit. Tour self-guided, or when available, a botanist can educate you on the history of the garden as well as the horticultural significance of each plant species.

With 8 acres of lush gardens, the Enchanted Floral Gardens of Kula is home to over 2200 species of tropical as well as semi-tropical plants and flowers. As “Maui’s best kept secret”, the gardens are becoming a popular stop of Upcountry Maui. Enjoy a day surrounded by wild nature and the cool mountain air as you wander the looped trails!

Nestled on the island slopes, the Alii Kula Lavender Farm on Maui has become a favorite mountain sanctuary for locals and visitors alike! Wander the scenic gardens and take in the view of the island below as you enjoy the popular lavender scones paired with a cup of coffee you picked up at the gift shop. 

If you have been hoping to add a farm-to-table dining experience to your time here on the island, then O’o Farm is the stop that you have been looking for! With 8 acres of pristine land that has been sustainably maintained and naturally cultivated, the farm is committed to providing quality local produce to both Maui restaurants as well as their lunch tours.

Situated in lower Kula, the Surfing Goat Dairy represents one of only two goat dairies in the state and is an award-winning operation. Take a casual walking tour of the working dairy farm and get an up close look at the dairy goats in action! You might get the chance to hand-milk a goat and see how the famous cheeses are made.

About the Lei Making Class

Haku Maui Lei Po’o workshops offer the unique opportunity to skip the traditional prep work and start crafting your very own custom haku lei. In addition to the great photo opportunities, this is a great Maui souvenir for you and your party to take home!

Upcountry Tropical Farm Tour Itinerary

All of our tours are private charters catered to you and your group, so each experience is unique when it comes to start and end times, number of stops, and so much more! Below is an example of what your tour itinerary could look like but it is subject to change.

Pick Up

Exclusive vehicle hotel pick-up with narrated tour to Kula.

First Stop

Your choice of Upcountry Tropical Garden with tour (see options below).

Second Stop

Haku Maui Lei Making Studio in historic Makawao. Includes fresh flowers and lei making lesson.


Pupu platter in Haku Maui studio or lunch at one of the local Maui restaurants in Makawao.

Last Stop

Makawao Walking Historical Tour


Flexible departure time and tour stops! Just return 5 hours after hotel pick-up time and there are no additional fees.

Not Done Yet?

The Not Pau Option allows you to extend your time and return when you wish (Based upon availability from $155 per additional hour).

Recommended Add-Ons

For an additional fee*, your vehicle will be made available beyond your anticipated return time (based upon availability). Add a destination, or extend shopping time on the fly. The Not PauTM option allows you to settle up with the driver upon your return to the resort.

*Van rate (up to 14 passengers) for additional time is $155 per hour plus taxes, fees & gratuity and based upon the expected return time stated at the time of booking. Charges accrue in increments of 30 minutes, and are rounded to the next half hour. Call for larger vehicle rates for larger groups.

Go exploring for the day in historic Makawao Town, the birth place of the Makawao Rodeo and the Paniolo Cowboy. Our driver will stand by at your direction or accompany your group as your personal tour guide. There’s lots to see, from a glass blowing studio, to unique shops and boutiques, saddled by some of Maui’s best hole-in-the-wall restaurants.

Just five minutes down the slopes of Haleakala from the pineapple fields, Paia Town (pronounced pie-EE-yah, unlike the Spanish seafood dish) is the epicenter of Maui’s North Shore. One glance at the people and the shops, you can sense the international flavor. Europeans and surf aficionados from around the world have long gathered there to surf Ho’okipa, world’s best windsurfing beach. Stop at any of Paia’s amazing restaurants, or visit Willie Nelson’s restaurant, Charlie’s, for a bite or a beer.

Perhaps you’ll want to drive down the coast to see the windsurfers and kite surfers in action skimming the surface of the waves like butterflies on shimmering glass, or head another 5 miles down the coast to Peahi get a witness the power of “Jaws” one of the world’s biggest waves.


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