Private Estate with Haku- & Lei-Making Experience

4.5 hours | Maui (Lahaina) | JHM-230
From
$ 299.95
Min. age: 18 years (See special notes)
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Points of Interest

  • Hawaiian Cultural Experience
Includes snack, Easy activity

Description

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

What you will visit:

Lona Ridge Estate
Set on six acres at the foothills of Mauna Kahalawai (House of Water), the private estate of Lona Ridge, at 1,200 feet above sea level, commands breathtaking views over central Maui. This unique home boasts spectacular grounds and gardens that include endangered plants and the very rare koai'a and sandalwood trees. Visitors are escorted by the estate's owner, Ms. Leona Wilson, for an educational tour of the native plants, the history of the sugarcane plantation, and the architectural background of the mansion. You'll also learn gardening secrets and the traditional way to make a haku (Hawaiian braided head lei) or ti leaf leis (cordyline fruticosa leaves woven rope style) with flowers and ferns found on the farm.

What you will see along the way:
It is a 45-minute drive to Lona Ridge, one of the most spectacular destinations in all of Hawaii.

Snack:
Refreshments are served during your visit at Lona Ridge. Sample menu includes: Hawaiian pineapple, taro chips, juice, soda and bottled water.

Photo Opportunity:
Focus your lens on the uninterrupted views from atop Mauna Kahalawai.

Special Notes:

Minimum age is 18 years. Participants must be able to walk approximately 10 minutes on uneven lawn and in slightly windy conditions. Wear comfortable closed-toe walking shoes, long pants and/or bring mosquito repellent. Bring a hat and wear biodegradable sunscreen.

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Transfer from pier to Lona Ridge

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Mini Bus
Transport Capacity:
24
Travel time:
00:45
Wheelchair accessible:
No

Estate tour of Lona Ridge

Transport Capacity:
24
Time at site:
01:00

Haku- & lei-making class

Transport Capacity:
24
Time at site:
01:30

Enjoy refreshments

Transport Capacity:
24
Time at site:
00:30

Return transfer to cruise ship pier

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Mini Bus
Transport Capacity:
24
Travel time:
00:45
Wheelchair accessible:
No