The Tours

We offer Half Way to Hana Tours, Up Country Farm Tours, Deluxe UpCountry Farm Tours, Kula Backyard Farm Tours to Aina Lani “Maui Fresh Herbs”, Kula Beans Coffee Farm and Greenleaf Organic Farm and West Maui Farm Tours or totally customized tours for private groups!

It’s a rich experience onto the lands where ancient sandal wood forests once grew. The future of Hawaii is hundreds of small farms like these producing our food and becoming the bread basket of Hawaii, ultimately. So come see an example of the Kula Backyard Farms and take home an experience of a lifetime. Lets all plant a farm. Grow food not lawns!

Kula Backyard Farm Tour is our brand new tour

 

First Stop is Kula Beans Coffee Farm with Tama Brandeburg award winning coffee grower for a seed to cup experience on her gorgeous property and learn the art of coffee growing, processing from seed to cup. Taste delicious coffee and pastries or banana bread and wander into the one hundred and fifty trees learning how they are planted, cultivated, pruned, coffee cherries are picked, pulped, and beans are washed, dried and prepared for roasting. Crack macadamia nuts grown on the farm. Photograph proteas, orchids, papaya trees, pomegranates, greenhouses, coffee, citrus and avocado and more on this beautiful farm. Coffee beans
Next stop is Michael McCoy’s Aina Lani Farm.

Immerse yourself in the trees and gardens, where Chinese greens, baby carrots, peas, edible flowers, lettuces, micro greens, hibiscus, gingers, herbs are grown. Meet the beekeeper and taste the honey, citrus, avocado, clove and spices. Finally, we meet the Greenleaf Farm 

for an amazing education about compost, fertile soil and a farm lush with organic vegetables, coffee trees, ice cream bean, exotic plants, aquaponics and so much more.

 

Call Marilyn to book this personalized private farm tour. 808 283-9131  $160.00 per person for this amazing experience on three private farms includes sampling coffee, pastries, exotic fruits, and honey. (Minimum of six for this tour) otherwise book a private tour ($300.00 per person) and we’ll go to lunch at Kula Lodge too!)

Michael McCoy's Aina Lani (Fresh Island Herbs) Farm Beautiful Aina Lani Farm

 

 

 

Half Way to Hana

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image Experience the wild side of Maui on our halfway to Hana tour. We’ll pick you up at Whole Foods Marketplace (directly across from Kahului Harbor) 70 Kaʻahumanu Ave in the Center Court then head towards the jungle side to visit bamboo forests, lush scenery along the Road to Hana and return by 3 PM with time for a sunset dinner.
We stop at Hoʻokipa the amazing lookout point to watch the surfers and search for sea turtles in the ocean and on the sand.
Into the jungle we trek visiting Twin Falls Farm Stand, enjoying tropical bananas, coconut candy, and other exotics taking photographs in beautiful thick bamboo forest.
We visit off the beaten path Kaulanapueo Church where it’s peaceful and so quiet you can hear the palm trees sway as we crack a coconut and weave a ti leaf lei for you.
Paint a watercolor or sketch the plants and trees and squeeze awapuhi ginger to condition your hair after a swim in a tropical pond under a waterfall.
We enjoy our picnic lunch along the way at a beautiful lookout point. We can choose either from Whole Foods sandwiches or opt to purchase at Aunty Sandy’s famous banana bread stand in Ke’anae. Choose when you call to confirm the booking.
We love the black lava formed in ancient times where the ocean is crashing and blow holes magnificently in giant sprays perfect for your Hawaiian jungle experience photographed and a collage created of your journey! Get wet or just enjoy the gorgeous peninsula by the sea. Bring towels and bathing suits 👙and change of clothing.
Lastly, we visit the lookout above the taro patches and halfway to Hana store for Roselani Maui Ice cream 🍦and head back to civilization with a memory for life. Perfect way to spend a half day on Maui with experienced local guides. Leave the driving to us so you can enjoy your adventure. We provide juices, waters and snacks, too. Look forward to sharing the wild side with you. Call 808 283-9131 with any questions. $160.00 per person minimum of four to travel otherwise private tour price $300.00 per person (includes everything)

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Up Country Farm Tours

 

  • 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 closed down at the end of 2016. 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. Then we head upcountry through the old pineapple camp where twelve hundred acres of pineapple is still grown by the MauiGold Pineapple company to 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 Aliʻi 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.

 

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 ʻaina discount available to local residents. (must have Hawaii ID) Private tours are $300.00 per person and we customize everything for you.  Call Marilyn 808 283-9131 or book here on the calendar. 

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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.

  DELUXE UP COUNTRY FARM TOUR
is all of the above plus Ocean Vodka Organic Farm.

After Lunch we go to Ocean Vodka Organic Sugar Farm and Distillery Experience the amazing organic sugar farm plantings and learn how Ocean Vodka is made. Tour the bottling areas and sample Ocean Vodka and Deep Island Rum in the Martini Garden then shop for souvenirs and Hawaii Sea Spirits in the gorgeous boutique.

Pick up times are ~ 8:30 AM from Kahului Harbor, Hotel guests at 8:45 AM from Whole Foods 70 Ka`ahumanu Ave. in Kahului. We return to Kahului by 3:30 PM Deluxe tour is $200.00 per person (minimum of four to travel) otherwise book a private tour customized for you.

 Private tours are available for $300.00 per person

THE WEST MAUI FARM TOUR 
Our West Maui Farm Tour is an amazing tour of the Maui Animal Farm, the MauiGrown Coffee Company Store followed by offering a lunch option at Kaanapali  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. Lahaina Harbor guests this is perfect for you! 
 At The Maui Animal Farm we visit miniature horses, donkeys, a ram named Ramsey, Pigs, chickens, bunnies, goats, turtles, tortoises,  beautiful horses on a gorgeous manicured farm. So tidy and neat.DSC_0003 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. You can buy lunch at Kaanapali Beach Hotel poolside cafe. 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)

The West Maui Farm Tour is $150.00 per person for adults. (Minimum of four to travel.) Children are $99.00 Private West Maui Tours are $300.00 per person. (minimum 2) Book on the Calendar. We have a 72 hour cancellation policy.

Call Marilyn with any questions or to customize your Maui tour. 808 283-9131

 

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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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Heather January 2, 2017 at 7:09 pm

Marilyn,

I would like to book a private half day tour for two. We are interested in something similar to a half-way to Hana tour but are also interested in any interesting foodie destinations (farms, small business selling home-made foods) or artsy destinations. We will be staying in Paia and were wondering if it we would be able to be picked up from our hotel. If you could email me information about if this is possible it would be great.

Thank you!

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Marilyn Jansen Lopes February 2, 2017 at 9:55 pm

Heather,
When will you be here on Maui? I love doing custom tours and we do hotel pick ups on Private tours for sure!

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Victoria Hoag February 7, 2017 at 6:36 pm

Marilyn…my kids and I have enjoyed your posts of all the animals and cool things you are doing. We would love to join you at the Kula Backyard Farm along with some of my kiddos friends from the B&G Club. 🌺Mahalo Nui Loa- Victoria

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Marilyn Jansen Lopes February 7, 2017 at 9:01 pm

Great, Victoria you qualify for the drawing!!!

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