Hi! I’m Marilyn Jansen Lopes, owner of Maui Country Farm Tours. I first arrived on Maui in the seventies. I’m a registered nurse and an artist who loves Hawai’i with a passion. I wrote The Amaryllis of Hawaii series. I met and fell in love with a local Portuguese guy in the 90’s. We got married and after 12 years together, we created Maui Country Farm Tours!
My husband Rick was born and raised on Maui in Hali’i maile. He remembers the old days well, when the various areas of Maui were called “The Camps,” which was where the workers of the pineapple and sugar cane industry lived. These days, he loves to hang out with the old folks, talking story, eating saimin, and reminiscing about a simpler time on Maui. He will tell you the stories of Old Maui as we take you on a journey to the country, up the mountain Haleakala.
Maui is one of the most beautiful places on earth! In the surrounding waters, three of Hawai’i’s islands create a protected marine sanctuary where humpback whales come to give birth. From Kula, you can see for miles with beautiful views of the two coastlines of Maui. On the slopes of Haleakala, you’ll see many flower, vegetable, and onion farms. The best way to see all of this beauty is with us in our 8 seat tour bus or one of our 15 passenger vans where our expert drivers and local guides will do the hard work while you sit back, relax, and soak it all in!
With a gift of gab, a sense of humor, and love for the land, Rick and I would love to share the agricultural beauty and bounty of Maui with you. We look forward to a wonderful ride with you and your friends or family on one of our Maui Country Farm Tours very soon!
Me and Rick at Mama’s Fish House