Iao Valley State Monument: Take an excursion of the lush Iao Valley, scene of one of the great battles in the unification of the Hawaiian Islands by King Kamehameha. In addition to Hawaiian history, the geological formations draw visitors to this valley. See the unique Iao Needle, a 1,200-ft.-tall, strange pinnacle formed by volcanic activity, rising out of the lush valley floor. Guests will enjoy a stunning view of the Needle from the stairways leading up to Iao Valley State Park.
Scenic Maui: Continuing through the Valley, marvel at breathtaking vistas of the West Maui Mountains on one side and the majestic Haleakala Crater, or “House of the Sun,” on the other. As your journey takes you out of the Valley and along the coast, you will admire views of sandy beaches, turquoise waters and the nearby islands of Lanai and Kaho'olawe.
Lahaina: Your next stop will be the town of Lahaina, which was once an important whaling village and served as the capital of the Hawaiian Kingdom. Here you will have two and a half hours on your own to explore the many shops and restaurants along Front Street before returning to your awaiting ship in Kahului.
What to Bring: Comfortable shoes, cash or credit/debit card for additional purchases.
Good to Know: Some pathways are uneven, use caution when walking.