The Tours

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Half way to Hana and Taste Maui (Our newest tours) are half day tours for those who want a taste of the jungle or a taste of Up Country Maui farms. Half way to Hana Tour picks up in Kahului 8:30 AM – 2PM We journey into the jungle side of Maui exploring taro, bamboo, rainbow eucalyptus, waterfalls, farm stands, old churches, lava flows, gorgeous scenic lookouts, sampling along the way tropical local fruits, banana breads, coconut, pineapple, picnic lunch and maybe take a dip into a pond. $160.00 per person (otherwise private) The lunch is created at Whole Foods Market.  Choose at the time of booking Turkey-bacon-spinach-avocado-aioli, Classic Italian or Veggie all on ciabattas baked at Whole Foods. image

Taste Maui is a taste of three popular farms on Maui.
• Ocean Vodka organic farm and distillery
• Surfing Goat Dairy
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Guests are picked up directly outside the ship dock. Hotel guests are picked up at Whole Foods Market Kahului in the center court. We take a tour at each location learning about how the products are created followed by samplings of fresh organic sugar cane, ocean vodka, deep island rum, a shot glass souvenir from Ocean Vodka. delicious fetas and chèvres at Surfing Goat Dairy and lavender coffee or tea and scones at Alii Kula Lavender Farm. Tour begins 8:30 AM at Kahului Harbor, 8:45 pick up at Whole Foods and Lahaina Harbor is depending on the ship arrival times. Juices and waters plus Maui Gold Pineapple is also served. Return to Kahului town by 2 PM and Lahaina by 3 PM. (Minimum of 4 to travel) or private Chinese Group Shottours just for their group.

Cost of the tour is $160.00 includes all admissions and samplings. Large groups please call for special discount quotes.

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  • The Up Country Farm Tour is a 5.5 hour tour that begins at 8:30 AM and returns to Kahului by 2 PM. This is our most popular scenic farm tour which departs from Kahului traveling through the last working sugar plantation in the state of Hawaii which soon will be changing by the end of 2016 to diversified agriculture. We give the history of sugar in the islands as we pass through the old town of Paia to Hoʻokipa Beach Park, to view beautiful waves, surfers and Hawaiian sea turtles (honu) on the sand. imageThen we head upcountry through the old pineapple camp which went out of business in 2010 leaving only twelve hundred acres of pineapple which is leased by the MauiGold Pineapple company to grow the pineapple and provide MauiWine with fresh pineapples for their winemaking. They also sell fresh pineapple which is shipped to outer islands and the mainland. Pineapple can be shipped directly from the Maui Gold Pineapple Company or boxed for the airplane and pineapples fly free! (no second bag charge). image

Then we head to Alii Kula Lavender Farm for lavender coffee or tea and scones and a walking tour in the gardens filled with lavender, proteas from South Africa and Australia, edible flowers, vegetables, herbs, bamboo, olive trees, avocado, macadamia nut, citrus trees and young stone fruit trees of apples, peaches, pears, plum, Asian pears, grape vines, chickens, hydroponics and more. We allow time to shop in the beautiful lavender boutique. image

The finale is lunch at Ulupalakua Ranch Store of Maui Cattle burgers or taro burger for the veggie choice followed by a complimentary wine tasting in the King’s Cottage. Our savvy foodies love this tour. Our last stop is Kula Country Farms, open every day except Monday, then back to Kahului to Whole Foods and to the harbor by 2 PM.
Cost of this tour is $175.00 per person (minimum of 4 to travel) otherwise private.
You’ll learn the history of the 150 year old Ulupalakua ranch along the way and be amazed at the feeling of old Maui when you arrive to see the trees planted by captain James Makee in the late 1850’s. We walk among the old trees taking photographs and enjoying the history of Ulupalakua.

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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 (includes all admissions, samplings and refreshments) $175.00

Kama aina discount available to local residents. (must have Hawaii ID) Private tours are $250.00 per person and we customize everything for you. We go off the beaten path to small farms, foraging for fruit and veggies, visit restaurants and galleries, gift shops, boutiques, art shows, and even design birthday or special occasion for you for themed events OR lunch at a private farm. Private Chef tours are possible too. (Call Marilyn for a special quote) 808 283-9131

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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 Lahaina pick ups. So if you want to immerse yourself in beautiful Up-Country Maui come with us for a wonderful agricultural and scenic tour of the island of Maui.

  DELUXE UP COUNTRY FARM TOUR  all of the above plus either Surfing Goat Dairy or Ocean Vodka Organic Farm and Distillery.

After Lunch we go to  Surfing Goat Dairy OR OCEAN VODKA ORGANIC FARM AND DISTILLERY.

Surfing Goat Dairy You’ll take the tour where you’ll see the goats up close, learn about the dairy and cheese making process followed by sampling a flight of chèvre. You’ll love them. The plain chèvre “Udderly Delicious” is creamy and luscious, flavored with herbs, cracked pepper, sun dried tomatoes, horseradish, garlic chives, apple bananas and curry. The aged cheeses have lemon zest, olive oil, garlic, or lavender and even gold leaf, (apparently its popular in Asia.)

IMG_6918Ocean Vodka Organic Sugar Farm and Distillery Experience the amazing organic sugar farm plantings and learn how Ocean Vodka is created from fermented organic sugar cane diluted with desalinated sea water from a melting glacier off of Greenland which travels the entire globe and happens to pass by Kona where they tap into the current 3,000 feet under the sea. It has minerals in it and makes the vodka taste so delicious. It has a hint of the sea! You’ll learn all about the distilling and bottling process. We walk out on to the gorgeous lookout point surrounded by over  thirty varieties of organic sugarcane. Some are from the original canoe crops brought by Hawaiians from Polynesia over one thousand years ago. Its a gorgeous place and they have a martini garden. (Everything that goes well in a martini.) You can shop for vodka and gifts.

IMG_5880Pick up times are ~ 8:30 AM from Kahului Harbor, varies at Lahaina Harbor depending on the ship schedule. Hotel guests at 8:45 AM from Whole Foods 70 Ka`ahumanu Ave. in Kahului. We return to Kahului by 3:30 PM. If your ship departs that evening from Lahaina harbor, it’s best to book a  (1/2 day). Deluxe tour is $200.00 per person

 Private tours are available for $250.00 per person
 THE WEST MAUI FARM TOUR
Our West Maui Farm Tour is an amazing tour of the Lahaina Animal Farm, the Maui Dragonfruit Farm, the MauiGrown Coffee Company Store followed by offering a lunch option at Ka`anapali  Beach Hotel poolside cafe. It’s a wonderful diverse day learning about our agriculture then lunch surrounded by Hawaiian Culture in a beautiful lush resort by the sea.
 photo 4(3)At The Lahaina Animal Farm by Teresa Waters, we visit miniature horses, donkeys, a ram named Ramsey, Pigs, chickens, bunnies, goats, turtles, tortoises, a tilapia pond, beautiful horses on a gorgeous six acre manicured farm. So tidy and neat.

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DSC_0053IMG_2440 Maui Dragon Fruit Farm is situated on twenty six acres where they grow the cactus which produces Dragon fruit, Papaya trees, pineapple, ti plants, hibiscus, sugar cane and do adventures like a Zipline, and a big ball that people get inside and roll down the hill. (We watch from the lookout tower we climb to take pictures of the farm.) I give the origin and migration of coffee to the Hawaiian Islands and the history of how coffee evolved on Maui. We visit the MauiGrown Coffee Company Store to sample six varietals and see how a commercial coffee farm operates. We view the coffee trees from above the 350 acres. We do lunch at Kaanapali Beach Hotel. It’s a gorgeous place to refresh after a morning tour of the West Maui Farms, then back to the ships and departure locations. (Lunch is paid by guests)

DSC_0063The West Maui Farm Tour is $175.00 per person for adults. (Minimum of four to travel.) Children are $99.00 We can do private tours and groups up to twenty in our E-350 vans. Private West Maui Tours are $225.00 per person. (minimum 2) We can design tours for large groups up to 45 guests including lunch under beautiful tents on one farm.

call 808 283-9131 to book your tour or on the home page right here on our website. 

 

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Cathy Kampstra November 8, 2011 at 10:05 am

Hello,
Do you have a tour that would visit the organic farms of Hawaii. example OI farms.
Interested in the organic vegetables grown on island.

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Marilyn Jansen Lopes November 8, 2011 at 11:33 am

We’d be happy to take private groups of four to seven to Organic Farms on Maui such as O`o Farms. We also will be visiting the Native Plant Farms and Taro Farms.

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Lori November 22, 2011 at 9:42 pm

Aloha Marilyn,
I will be forwarding this site to my good friends Robin and Forrest. They will be coming over in January. I think they would love to do this. Next time Phil and I come we will have to do this. Happy Thanksgiving.!

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Marilyn Jansen Lopes December 5, 2011 at 7:53 am

Lori, I look forward to giving you and Phil a personalized tour when you come back to Maui. Aloha for now and have a wonderful holidays.

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Steve and Ruby Robinson December 5, 2011 at 7:01 am

Hi,m We recently went on the Farm Tour and had a blast! Recommend it highly to anyone interested in learning about Maui and looking for photo opportunities. It’s a winner!

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Marilyn Jansen Lopes December 5, 2011 at 7:56 am

Steve and Ruby, it was a wonderful day sharing Maui’s agricultural beauty with you. Thanks for Sharing.

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nancy weaver July 1, 2013 at 12:17 pm

Do you have any tours that go to the winery for the wine tasting. Please include price and times

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Marilyn Jansen Lopes July 26, 2013 at 10:58 am

Nancy, please check out the TOURS tab http://mauicountryfarmtours.com/tours We always go to the winery in Ulupalakua on our Up-Country Farm Tours.

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Sandy October 17, 2013 at 3:45 am

Marilyn – could you contact me please by email – I wish to book farm tours with your company.

thank you
Sandy McLary
certified travel agent
smclary@tpi.ca

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Marilyn Jansen Lopes February 6, 2014 at 3:06 pm

Aloha Sandy,
Thank you for booking a Private tour for your clients with Maui Country Farm Tours. They had a wonderful day…

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Judy February 13, 2016 at 7:49 am

If you go to Maui and take a tour. This IS the one. We took a full day of A Taste of Maui. Only 8 people on the tour and the owner of the company was our driver/guide. He was great. All that was advertised and more. With such a small group, he personalized the day to what we wanted to do and see. This is a must!

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Marilyn Jansen Lopes March 15, 2016 at 2:19 pm

Aloha Judy,
Thank you for writing about Ricky. I’ll let him know you loved his tour. Could you write a review at trip advisor? It’s the best exposure for us! Thanks, again.

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