Upcountry photo tour
Whether you are a part time shutter bug, or a full time photographer, this scenic tour will give you endless opportunities to take photos of beautiful scenery.
From the cruise pier, proceed to one more pick up point in town before beginning a scenic ocean view tour through the old town of Paia, then on to Ho`okipa Beach Park for some photos overlooking the magnificent surf.
You’ll see the wind-surfing capital of the world and why it is so spectacular… On the bus you will be provided water and an assortment of juices and drinks. We’ll travel through Pineapple Country for a lush green drive up the slopes of Haleakala towards Kula. Your driver/guide, who grew up in Hali`i Maile, will tell you all about The Maui Pineapple Company pineapple camp. (He will also cut a pineapple for you on the picnic)
Then we head to Ulupalakua for a wonderful scenic drive and stop at Ulupalakua Ranch Store and Maui’s Winery. This is a charming old Maui Ranch and you’ll learn about the history of Maui. The Wine tasting room at Maui’s Winery is actually in the King’s cottage. Wines can be sampled and purchased in the beautiful gift store. After the stop at the winery, proceed to your picnic lunch. We do it in style with a lovely Hawaiian Print tablecloth. We’ll serve fresh island fruits like pineapple, papaya, bananas, lilikoi, mango, locally grown salad greens and delicious sandwiches and dessert. The menu will change depending what is freshest at the time.
After lunch, we’ll stop at beautiful Kula Country Farms where they lease over 180 acres to grow all kinds of vegetables, including corn, beans, lettuce, spinach, peas, artichokes, herbs, pumpkins, tomatoes, zucchini, strawberries (depending on the season) and raise goats and chickens in this most beautiful setting on the mountain. Strawberries can be picked Feb-May. Pumpkins are harvested in September and October. On Mondays, Kula Country Farms is closed so we stop just for photos overlooking the farm after our picnic lunch.
Next we do a walking tour of magnificent AKL Lavender Farm where you can shop and have a lavender tea. It’s gorgeous for photography!
From here it’s down a country road to the Surfing Goat Dairy tour to sample some gourmet cheeses. Approximately $179 per person
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