The Kings Gardens Maui
The Kings Gardens Maui
4.5
Scenic Walking Areas • Waterfalls
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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The Kings Gardens Maui Private Waterfall Hike & Chocolate Tour After 100 Years, These Sacred Royal Gardens Are Finally Open; An Exclusive Private Richly Historical Location! Only a Limited Number Of Of Visitors Get The Chance To Visit Each Year. Due to the Delicate Archeological Nature Of The Location. So Book Now! Be One Of The Lucky Souls! Highlights: *See: The Ancient Ruins Of The Kings Gardens *Enjoy: Walking in The Footsteps of the Kings on His Ancient Foot Trails *Experience An Epic Hawaiian Rainforest * Get Photo's With The Worlds Largest Prehistoric Dinosaur Ferns! * See The First Waterfall On The Way To Hana, 30 Minutes from the Airport! * Enjoy Learning About Cacao ( Chocolate ) At Our Lovely Cacao Grove. * Experience The Ancient Water Tunnel Of Mo'o The Mythological Lizard God! *Enjoy Hiking In A Amazing Wild Tropical Gardens & Jungle! * Hear About The Cultural History Of The Ancient Heritage Gardens * Learn About The Various Rare Plants
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Carmen B
Phoenix, AZ3 contributions
Super easy “hike” - was really a walk through the beautiful Hawaii jungle. Beautiful surroundings, loved hearing Al the details and stories of Hawaiian culture. Beautiful waterfall and the chocolate tasting at the end was great. We learned a lot and will be definitely be trying the recipes at home. The directions were a little vague but we made it.
Written January 17, 2023
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Aarti P
1 contribution
Nov. 2022 • Couples
THEY FORGOT WE MADE A RESERVATION!

I had made the reservation well in advance (a week prior) and then had it confirmed it would be the day and time we had planned for via text 2 days prior. We drove an hour to the location only to find NO ONE was there. Finally, a woman with her hair in a towel came out of a cottage (the tour had mentioned it was on a private property so this was not surprising) and asked who we were. When we said we were here for the tour, she said, “Oh, looks like you weren’t on the books. This happens sometimes.” ?!?! She then told us we could enjoy seeing some sites around here and she would refund us our money “if I can’t locate someone…go enjoy and maybe we can try and contact each other.” I pointed out that I had sent three texts to the designated number given but she hadn’t received them and that there was no reception in the area. She ended up texting us (we went to an area with some reception) about 40 minutes later that she was refunding the money. No explanation and only “I’m sorry about the confusion. Hope you had a good time!”

No apology for taking away our precious vacation time, which was more than the cost of the trip for us! DO NOT DO THIS TRIP IF YOU WANT A GUARANTEED EXCURSION. DON’T WASTE YOUR VACATION TIME LIKE WE DID.
Written November 26, 2022
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hope4thekingsgardens
"FOLKS" PLEASE KNOW THERE WAS ACCIDENT, NOTE THIS HAS NEVER HAPPENED EVER BEFORE, IF YOU LOOK AT ALL THE OTHER REVIEWS THERE IS NO OTHER COMPLAINTS OF THIS EVER HAPPENING.. Again so sorry the person who was volunteering to help and came in at the last moment was not up to speed, they did not have a towel on their head, it was a head wrap as they had been recovering from a serious illness where they have lost a lot of their hair. Again our sincere apologies.
Written November 27, 2022
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Elle Pie
San Francisco, CA3 contributions
Five star experience and highlight of our trip to Maui! The hike was a meandering moderate walk through the King’s Garden with our tour guide Kana who was highly knowledgable, hilarious, and punctuated the tour with trivia and “game time” about Maui culture, history, fauna and flora, which made it entertaining, educational, and fun. Chocolate tasting and making were lovely features - what’s not to love about a waterfall hike with chocolate? Highly recommend.
Written November 22, 2022
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kt3bythesea
Culver City, CA16 contributions
Nov. 2022 • Couples
Our guide Kana was wonderful. He was so informed, interesting, personable, and funny. We would rate this activity five stars, except that it is not really a hike, it is a walk through a beautiful, botanical garden in the tropical rainforest. It’s very beautiful and very magical, but really, not a hike.
The chocolate demonstration and tasting at the end was delicious and fun! We did enjoy our time there. It was also fun to get a taste of the road to Hana which you drive on a little bit on your way to get there.
Written November 7, 2022
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hope4thekingsgardens
Mahalo for your lovely review, kindly note for some it is a fun mini hike, as the terrine is very uneven as you go thru the micro rainforest jungle. We describe once as a historical adventure walk, we then we got people complaining that it was more of a hike. Hence we appreciate your thoughts and one day we will find the happy medium. smile.
Written November 9, 2022
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Natelege S
6 contributions
Nov. 2022 • Couples
Went on the tour of the King’s Garden on 11/5 with tour guide Giva and LOVED IT! My husband and I learned so much about Hawaiian history and culture in addition to learning about the amazing plants of the rainforest. Our guide was amazing and funny and we also enjoyed the company of those on the tour (bonus!) It was very immersive as we were able to eat some citrus fruit along the way and we swung on vines. The chocolate tasting and making at the end was an added treat and so were the “chickens”. Would definitely recommend this tour. Plus the money goes to a worthy cause.
Written November 6, 2022
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aamcclow
Bartlett, IL6 contributions
Oct. 2022
We really enjoyed our time with Arjuna and River. Great hike through the rainforest (hint, bring a rain poncho -- it rained hard while we were out there). We loved learned about all the various plants. It was beautiful. And the waterfall as very cool. The chocolate tasting was pretty awesome too. We really enjoyed this experience.
Written October 31, 2022
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Go242890
2 contributions
Oct. 2022 • Couples
This rainforest hike was amazing!! We learned a lot about different plants and trees! The best part was the chocolate making class using cacao!!! The host was very informative and funny!!! I really liked the fact that the group was small!!!
Written October 22, 2022
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chavon26
Baltimore12 contributions
Oct. 2022 • Solo
Kana was our tour guide. Loved his personality and he was very knowledgeable. Waterfall was not the best. Very small and the local kids play on it. The chocolate portion was fun! I liked sampling different chocolates and learning how to make it.
Written October 8, 2022
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hope4thekingsgardens
98% of visitors absolutely rave about this ancient Hawaiian Historical heritage site & have read the description in advance knowing that it is an easy hike / walking tour and that is the experience they are looking for. The majority of people find the waterfall beautiful and the micro rainforest epic. We are a great place for those enjoy giving back & want to help a good cause while on Vacation.
Written October 9, 2022
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DO4SHO
Elk Grove, CA2 contributions
Aug. 2022 • Family
We had an amazing tropical jungle experience without taking a 6-12 hour all day trip to do so! Kuna was an amazing guide and we learned so much about Hawaiian culture and the rainforest. Of course the benefit of the chocolate experience was an added cherry on top! Mahalo!
Written August 15, 2022
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hope4thekingsgardens
Mahalo So Happy You Had A Great Time! 98% of People Always Do! Have a Amazing Rest Of The Day!!
Written August 16, 2022
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Eleanor H
11 contributions
Jun. 2022 • Couples
My husband and I went on The Kings Garden private waterfall and rainforest hike today (6/2/2022) and we had an excellent tour!! Our guide Kana was very knowledgeable of the garden and oh so funny with giving us information. He engaged our group to participate so we were learning as we hiked through. The was a magical amazing rainforest, filled plants, (6 types of ginger plants which I know I never seen before, to cocoa plants, a beautiful waterfall jus breathtaking!! Kana spoke of ancient Hawaiian culture and showed us how to make delicious chocolate within 10 minutes! The hike was easy but lush as you went through. We loved every moment of it! Thank you Kana truly enjoyed meeting you! Aloha 🤙🏽🫶🏽 Eleanor and Bobby Hammond from California.
Written June 2, 2022
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hope4thekingsgardens
Aloha Eleanor, Thank you so much for this wonderful review, its amazing folks like you who love to help a good cause while on vacation and have fun at the same time that allows us to do great good at the gardens and in our community. Have a wonderful rest of the day! From all of us at The Kings Gardens Maui
Written June 5, 2022
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