Although Maui offers a wealth of water sports activities, there’s so much more to the island than its beaches. Maui has dense jungles, tall volcanic peaks, and spectacular scenic drives that are waiting for you to explore. In fact, the island offers a wealth of exciting land-based activities, from scenic horseback rides to fun road trips and nerve-wracking Zipline adventures. Taking part in these activities is a great way to discover the island and experience Maui through a different lens.

Below, we round up the most popular land-based activities to experience on your Maui holiday.

Attractions & Specialty Tours

Maui is blessed with natural sights and attractions. Not only that, the island is known for its interesting culture. In fact, the only thing that makes Maui different from the other islands of Hawaii is its cultural make-up. If you want to learn more about Maui’s culture while visiting local sights and attractions, here are the attractions & specialty tours that we would highly recommend:

ATV & Off-Road Adventures

The ATV & Off-road adventures in Maui will take you to explore the island’s beautiful countryside while riding in an all-terrain vehicle. Your tour will be incredibly scenic, but brace yourself for the rugged and dusty roads since your journey will require passing along dirt trails, which makes for a more exciting outdoor adventure. Led by expert guides, this adventurous activity is recommended for adults and kids, whether solo or in groups.

Bike Tours

Exploring Maui’s epic volcanic landscapes on a bike is such a wonderful experience. You can opt for guided or self-guided bike tours, and choose from a variety of trails. If you’re adventurous enough, trek up to the summit then cruise down the mountain slopes while on-board a top-of-the-line mountain bike. With spectacular views along the way, your cycling adventure of Maui is an experience you will never forget!

Haleakala Volcano Tours

Your trip to Maui won’t be complete without a visit to the Haleakalā National Park. Home to the massive Haleakala volcano, exploring this park is such an incredible experience. There are various ways to explore the Haleakalā, but joining a tour is the best way to make the most of your visit. Here are some tours we would recommend.

Hike & Rappel Tours

Maui has several fantastic hiking trails that cater to hikers of all kinds. You can hike a trail leading to a rain forest and come across majestic waterfalls. Conquering the Haleakala volcano is also a popular activity for hikers in Maui. Booking these hike & rappel tours is a fun and safe way to indulge in these exciting activities.

Horseback Rides

The best way to explore the towns of Upcountry Maui, which are located on the slopes of Haleakalā, is to join a fun horseback riding tour. Joining these tours is also a great way to learn about the cowboy culture of Upcountry. During your ride, you’ll come across gorgeous sceneries consisting of lush mountains surrounded by vast ocean waters. Depending on the time you prefer, you can choose from the afternoon or morning rides.

Luaus on Maui

If you’re looking for evening entertainment that celebrates Hawaiian culture, then don’t miss the chance to witness a traditional luau ceremony. Filled with storytelling and dance performances, the luau ceremony will take place during sunset and may include an all-you-can-eat buffet, consisting of traditional Hawaiian delicacies. The luaus in Maui would vary, but here are the most popular luau performances on the island.

Road to Hana Tours

If you cannot decide what to do given the wealth of activities in Maui, jump in a car and go for a long drive on the famous Road to Hana. This road is considered the most scenic and dramatic driving route in all of Hawaii. Adventurous tourists who want to experience something exciting when they come to Maui should include this on their itinerary. The drive will take you through scenic waterfalls and dense jungles while passing at more than 600 curves. But if you’re not comfortable with driving on your own, then check out these Road to Hana Tours.

Ziplines on Maui

Ziplining is a fun activity for both adults and kids. This adventurous activity is an exciting way to witness Maui’s scenic beauty. There are various options to choose from for your zip line tours in Maui, from 5-lines to 8-lines. The duration will vary as well, from 1.5 hours to 4 hours.  Make sure to check each outfitter before you book the tour and find out if there’s a restriction on weight and age.