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Hawaii Kings Tour: Maui’s Iao Valley and Beyond [Video]

The West Maui Mountains loom in the distance near Lahaina, Hawaii. (Photo: Tor Johnson/Hawaii Tourism Authority)

100.5 The River‘s Andy Rent is touring Hawaii with YMT Vacations and about three dozen people for nearly two weeks.

They are all on the Hawaii Kings Tour, a 13-day Hawaiian escape.

The group arrived Wednesday on Maui, and is also spending today on the Hawaiian island lodged at the resort of Kaanapali.

Nicknamed the Valley Isle, from the peak of Haleakalā to its fruit and produce plantations and the sands of its pristine and panoramic beaches, Maui is the second largest of the Hawaii’s islands behind Oahu.

The Iao Needle looms in the background in this upstream view in the Iao Valley near Wailuku, Hawaii, on Maui. (Photo: Max Stenger/Hawaii Tourism Authority)
Wailuku is the gateway to Iao Valley and the county seat of Maui in central Maui. Nearby Iao Valley State Park features one of Maui’s most recognizable landmarks, the 1,200-foot Iao Needle.

Haleakalā National Park is home to Maui’s highest peak.

Kula, a rustic town in Upcountry Maui, is known for its produce farms and botanical gardens.

A rural, artistic community on the slopes of Maui’s Upcountry, Makawao is home to the Paniolo, known as the Hawaiian cowboy.

Paia is a historic town near Hookipa Beach with the humble claim of being the windsurfing capital of the world.

Wailea, on Maui’s south shore, is a resort community known for its crescent-shaped beaches and world-class golf courses.

In West Maui, Kaanapali Beach is home to some signature sands and the resort of Kaanapali.

A look toward Kahului, Hawaii, from high in the Iao Valley on Maui. (Photo: Tor Johnson/Hawaii Tourism Authority)

Hawaii Kings Tour with 100.5 The River's Andy Rent and YMT Vacations

Next: Andy Rent Golf Outing on June 23

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