Imagine exploring and swimming under secret waterfalls in a private rainforest valley on the famed Road to Hana. Now you can explore these hidden gems in a whole new way by rappelling down them ... More info ›
Imagine exploring and swimming under secret waterfalls in a private rainforest valley on the famed Road to Hana. Now you can explore these hidden gems in a whole new way by rappelling down them. What's rappelling? It's a popular adventure/gravity sport that includes a descent from a cliff or wall using anchored ropes. You’ll experience this sport, and the beauty of Maui, from the immediacy of waterfalls and lava walls in this unique, lively small-group tour. Under supervision and instruction from expert guides, you’ll use professional equipment to descend into nature in the Maui location featured in the movie Jurassic Park. It’s the adventure of a lifetime! Great for active families, couples, groups and solo travelers with an appreciation for dynamic outdoor excursions. Minimum age of 10; minimum weight of 70 lbs, maximum weight of 250 lbs, and waist measurement between 22 and 54 inches. Lunch, transportation and all gear provided.
Rappel Maui conducts daily guided tours at a dedicated rainforest valley location where adventurers 10 and older can experience the thrill of rappelling. No previous canyoneering or rappelling experience is necessary. Beginners welcome!
You can either meet your guides in Central Maui or request hotel/resort pickup for an additional fee. The tour begins with a scenic ride down the famous Road to Hana to the rappelling site--a rainforest preserve about halfway to Hana. That's where you'll gear up in the harness, helmet, devices, flotation jacket, backpack and footwear we provide. You'll then take a short hike to your first rappel, a dry 60- to 100-foot jungle wall, where you'll listen to a briefing and watch a demonstration from one of your guides. After you practice on the dry side, you'll take a short walk to a 50-foot waterfall, take your rappel, and swim across a small pond. After that, you'll unleash your moves on a slightly trickier 30-foot waterfall. If weather conditions cause flooding in the streams and waterfalls, you'll use alternate rappel stations that are a safe distance from the watercourse. In between rappels you can enjoy the waterfall pools, take photos and enjoy the surrounding rainforest sights and sounds in this secluded preserve.
After a hike under the forest's green canopy back up to the top of the ridge, you'll enjoy a picnic lunch among forest and ocean views. Before boarding the van for the ride back to Central Maui, you can dry off and put on some dry clothes in the privacy of a changing room. The total time of the tour is approximately 6.5 hours, including round-trip transportation.
Included in the tour is transportation, all rappelling gear (including footwear), picnic lunch, snacks & bottled water. Your guides will carry insect repellent wipes and hand sanitizing gel, but not sunscreen.
Considerations and Details
• Maximum group size is 8. (Ask about special private tours for large or small groups.)
• There are two guides for every group of 8 participants.
• Total hiking distance is about 1/2 mile, with about 400 feet of elevation change.
• The maximum elevation reached during the tour is on the way to the site, and is an elevation of approximately 800 feet above sea level.
• Private changing rooms and toilets are on-site, with a bathroom stop along the way, if necessary.