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The Tropical Express at Maui Tropical Plantation provided by Maui Tropical Plantation

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Overview
Get a behind the scenes look (and taste) at the Maui Tropical Plantation aboard the Tropical Express. The open air ride allows you to see a huge area of the plantation without breaking a sweat. The scenic tour also highlights the unique and colorful biodiversity found in Hawaii. Partway through the journey, see part of the process to get coconut to your table at home during a coconut husking demonstration.
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1670 Honoapiilani Hwy
1670 Honoapiilani Hwy, Wailuku, HI 96793, USA
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    Maui Tropical Plantation
    Stop: 90 minutes -
    -LENGTH is approximately 45 minutes, including a 15 minute stop at the tiki hut for a coconut husking and opening. In just under a mile, cruise through farmland set against the mountains. -SITES are subject to seasonality but may include pineapple, coconut, mango, banana, coffee, plumeria, heliconia, macadamia nut, palms, papaya, ti leaf, starfruit, jackfruit, sugarcane, sweet potato, ulu, taro, herbs, lettuces, corn, avocado, rambutan, longan, citrus and more. -BOOKING should take place before you arrive at the Plantation. -BOARDING PASSES can be picked up at the Visitor's Kiosk in the central village (or at any cashier at the Plantation Store when you first park). Head up the path from the parking lot towards the western mountains. Look for a green and white kiosk. -MEET your guide at the boarding platform five minutes before departure time. Your guide will provide a brief introduction and you’re off to see paradise. Your guide will drive you throughout private Plantation grounds pointing out items of interest and giving a fun overview of all things tropical.
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Highlights
  • Sample fresh fruit grown on the plantation
  • Enjoy stunning views of the West Maui Mountains
  • Take a tour that the whole family can enjoy
  • Learn how your favorite fruits are grown
Important Information
Departure Point
1670 Honoapiilani Hwy, Wailuku, HI 96793, USA
Duration
40m
Inclusions
  • 40 minute narrated tour
  • 15-20 minute stop for a coconut husking and opening.
  • Sites included are subject to seasonality but may include pineapple, coconut, mango, banana, coffee, plumeria, heliconia, macadamia nut, palms, papaya, ti leaf, starfruit, jackfruit, sugarcane, sweet potato, ulu, taro, herbs, lettuces, corn, avocado, rambutan, longan, citrus and more.
  • Fresh fruit sampling
  • Convenient, Free parking
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Stevef6262 wrote a review Mar 2020
Sioux Falls, South Dakota137 contributions38 helpful votes
We toured the plantation on this trolley and you also could walk around and see all the beautiful flowers and plants.The use much of what is raised in the restaurant there and also have a large souvenir building. Come see it while you at on the island.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from mtpreservations, Guest Relations Manager at The Tropical Express at Maui Tropical Plantation
Responded 17 Mar 2020
Mahalo for recommending others to visit! We're glad you had fun learning with us.
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SCH wrote a review Mar 2020
Boston, United States44 contributions33 helpful votes
It was quite interesting about all the trees and crops and how pineapple grows and how to break up a coconut but it was very expensive... $70 for 3 adults for 40 minutes
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from mtpreservations, Guest Relations Manager at The Tropical Express at Maui Tropical Plantation
Responded 12 Mar 2020
We are happy you enjoyed the tour and are sorry you did not find value in the price. The $24 ticket includes the tour, a 10% discount at the Kumu Farm Stand, and a cup of fresh-cut pineapple after the tour.
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Donald C wrote a review Feb 2020
Barstow, California, United States181 contributions24 helpful votes
The Tropical Express was a god tour. You learned a lot of the crops grown on Maui. The demonstration of husking the coconut was entertaining. But, for $24, a 45 minute tour was a little short.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from reservationsmtp, Guest Relations Manager at The Tropical Express at Maui Tropical Plantation
Responded 28 Feb 2020
Mahalo for riding the Tropical Express with us. It's great to hear you enjoyed learning about the crops grown on Maui and how to husk a coconut.
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KayinCal wrote a review Feb 2020
California147 contributions225 helpful votes
My husband and I rode a tram while a guide told us about the history of the plantation, demonstrated coconut husking, and shared fresh pineapple cups at the conclusion. The grounds are especially pretty, and their large gift shop is always a pleasure to browse. Good value for
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from reservationsmtp, Guest Relations Manager at The Tropical Express at Maui Tropical Plantation
Responded 27 Feb 2020
Thanks for leaving a 5 STAR review. We are pleased you found value in the experience. Until next time!
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lacola wrote a review Feb 2020
rochester7 contributions2 helpful votes
Tram Tour was expensive for what it entailed ( $24 per person), nice grounds and delicious fruit cup at the end of tour. Nice gift shop and the Mill House Restaurant was interesting.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from reservationsmtp, Guest Relations Manager at The Tropical Express at Maui Tropical Plantation
Responded 19 Feb 2020
Mahalo for sharing your feedback. Aloha!
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About the operator

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By: Maui Tropical Plantation
chloethomas1213
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AMAZING!
My mother and I decided to stop by here for an afternoon outing. We went on the tour and loved it! We were even ser
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alyssasZ7284KZ
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Hugely improved!
Definitely recommend the Millhouse for drinks, and coffee! The store is great and the train is definitely worth it.
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olympiajett
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So much fun!
Three friends and myself (all in our twenties) went and enjoyed the plantation. The tour guide was witty and hilari
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440rosemarym
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Worth a visit when you go to Maui
So, this might be a touristy kind of place but it is worth going at least once to visit. The grounds are very beaut
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sdvg63
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Just Visited
Just visited. Beautiful place. My daughter loved the coconut opening demonstration. The fresh pineapple at the end
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G8396BUchristina
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Like that there are different things At one location
This place has great restaurant, lots to view and walk around. Love the ducks and finding old pieces of the sugar f
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T2417RWbrendar
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Beautiful scenery — Welcome to the real Hawaii!
Scenery was beautiful. Great photo opportunities and the tour was the perfect length of time. We loved the opport
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Compass631662
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Great stop whether you have a half hour or three hours
As this place isn't far from the airport, it's a great stop on the day you're leaving Maui. The scenery is stunning
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Sunshine_Sandi
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Hidden Gem
Our kids wanted a break from the beach, so we booked a train tour. So surprised how much the whole family loved our
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BigBore001
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Absolutely charming
A stroll through this small slice of paradise is absolutely bound to enhance one's aloha. While the shops were a b
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MaddieWhitney
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Lovely, but a bit pricey
We took our 3.5 yo son on the 40 min tram tour. He was most excited to see the coconut presentation. The grounds we
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P G
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Paradise!
This plantation is very family-friendly. The mini tour of the plantation shows the fauna that makes Hawaii a tropic
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TauneshaS
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Nice stop
We decided to stop while driving around the island. It was a beautiful place to walk around. Lots of little stores
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timrachels
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Fun space to take everyone!
Amazing family friendly place. Clean, great food, drinks, ice cream, feeding ducks, games for kids, working farm to
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Tartlett
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Make sure you stay for lunch!
The 45 minute tram ride was a slow tour through the area that was accompanied with the guide providing a live, albe
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Key Details
  • Duration: 40m
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English
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