After lunch we stop by Kula Country Farms a 180 acre farm where they grow pumpkins, strawberries, squash, string beans, cabbage, onions, tuber rose, and more proteas. Guests can shop in the quaint farm stand overlooking all of West Maui. (Closed on Monday)
9AM – 2PM (5 hours) Cost of Tour (including lunch and refreshments) $150.00 Kama Aina Rate is a 10% discount available to local residents. Minimum of four to travel so check with us to see if we have others booked. (Otherwise private.)
Private tours are $225.00 per person and you’ll love having the van all to yourself.
Pride of America Cruise ship passengers are picked up at the Kahului harbor at 8:30 AM.
All others meet at Whole Foods Kahului by 8:45 AM. We now pick up at Lahaina Harbor and Wailea for an additional $50.00 per person. Add 90 minutes on to your tour for those pick ups.
So if you want to visit beautiful Up-Country Maui, you can come with us for a wonderful agricultural and scenic tour of the island of Maui.
Afternoon Up-Country Farm Tour: Same as above but 11:45 AM -5:00 PM
Deluxe Up-Country Photo Farm Tour:
~ Scenic Ocean View Tour of Ho`okipa Beach Park
~ History of Sugar Cane on Maui ~ Old Town Of Paia
~ Pineapple Country
~ Maui’s Winery at Ulupalakua Ranch
~ Lunch created by Whole Foods Kahului, Maui.
Then … Surfing Goat Dairy and OCEAN VODKA ORGANIC FARM AND DISTILLERY.
Surfing Goat Dairy We’ll do a cheese sampling where you’ll see the goats up close, learn about the dairy and cheese making process and you’ll love the many cheeses flavored with herbs from the 42 ACRE farm. They have 18 award winning cheeses.
New Ocean Vodka Organic Sugar Farm and Distillery and bottling operation. (opened for tours April 29, 2013) where we’ll experience the amazing organic sugar farm plantings and learn how Ocean Vodka is created from desalinated Sea water, fermented with the sugar and the distilling and bottling process. You can shop for vodka and gifts.
WEST MAUI COFFEE, LAHAINA ANIMAL FARM & DRAGON-FRUIT FARM TOUR
Pick up at Kahului Harbor 8:30 AM, Whole Foods Market 70 Ka`ahumanu Ave. 8:45 AM and Lahaina Harbor 9:15 AM then we travel to Launiupoko to Lahaina Animal Farm. We start with an introduction to the gorgeous farm where we taste delicious fresh roasted MauiGrown coffee overlooking beautiful West Maui at 500 ft. above the sea. Then we meet Ramsey the Ram, beautiful horses, Elsie Mae the young donkey, Baby doll, a miniature horse who is barefoot and pregnant all the time. (They breed horses as assistance animals because they live much longer than assistance dogs) The property is magnificent with a gorgeous guest ranch home (that people can rent) backed to the West Maui Mountains and Launiupoko Gulch. There are designer chickens, ducks, a tilapia pond with fat healthy fish, a garden, a lilikoi gazebo, a seven year old tortoise named Hulk, and his girlfiend, a couple of friendly pigs, Rhode Island Reds, sweet goats and it’s immaculate. We enjoy the walk and meeting all the animals then some fresh squeezed lilikoi juice in the shade.
Everyone wants to stay and stay but we give our aloha to all the animals head on our way to the Maui Dragon Fruit Farm
We can see the blue blue sea and the island of Lanai from this unique place where they have planted the dragon fruit cactus which produces beautiful exotic flowers then fruits. They are seasonal, so eventually they will offer Dragon fruit added value products for purchase in the beautiful bamboo house where we will sample Maui Gold Pineapple year round and Dragon fruit when in season (July- November).
Then it’s off to the 500 acres of coffee trees to learn about growing coffee beans, harvesting and the art of processing coffee, from picking, drying, pulping to roasting and tasting the fresh roasted Coffee. You’ll love the views of the valley and mountains behind the Kaanapali Coffee farm and the ocean views are magnificent from the platform above the land. There are four varieties of coffee grown here. Red Catuai is said to be the Cabernet of coffee by certain coffee writers. Yellow Caturra has a yellow cherry unlike the typical red coffee cherry and has spicy undertones. They grow Typicas which are from the original coffees brought to Kona, but are grown on Maui. Finally, the Maui Mokka is grown nowhere else in the world. It was originally from Ethiopia and cultivated in Yemen. The Mokka on Maui is a hybrid grown only on Maui. It is rare and wonderful with chocolaty undertones when the cherries are aged an additional six months to bring out the flavors. We’ll take photos and walk in the coffee trees. We have a wonderful picnic lunch with sandwiches provided by Whole Foods Kahului chosen at time of booking. (Choices are: Turkey-Bacon-Avocado-Spinach-Aioli, Italian Sub, or Veggie) and Fresh island fruits and juices.
You’ll see the four different varieties of coffee growing and learn about how they harvest the rare Mokka Variety which is gaining notoriety as a MauiGrown Coffee. If we’re lucky we’ll get to observe some of the harvesting process. With such a large acreage it must be done by machines that go through the rows and rows of coffee trees. Its a rich adventure. Then we hop back in the bus for a scenic tour to shop at The Maui Grown Coffee Company Store for gifts and meet Jeff Ferguson who manages the store. (closed Sundays) We’ll sample fresh roasted Mokka and Peaberry or Catuai blends. You can ship coffee home directly from the store. Then we cruise through quaint Lahaina Town back to the Harbor at 2PM and Kahului by 3PM. You’ll return with a memory for life. Tour 5 hours. Cost of Tour: $175.00 Call Marilyn at 808 283-9131 to book your farm tour. Lahaina pick ups are included on the West Maui Coffee Tours.
(Private tours $225.00 per person will be customized for you.)