Incredible Journey Newsletter Issue 19
July 2006

Dear Reader,

I typically am an advocate for creating my own tours on the islands of Hawaii, but I have found a company that really brings the islands to life with their stories which focus on the Hawaii most visitors won’t see.

Ekahi Tours is a small local family owned tour company that provides wonderful cultural tours to the Kahakuloa Valley as well as Hana, both of which are on the island of Maui. The experience you will receive from choosing Ekahi Tours will go well beyond the sightseeing and the stress free drive to both of these destinations.

In order to provide a more intimate experience both full day excursions are limited to only about half a dozen or so clients. The guides are all locals who know their Hawaiian heritage and are eager to share their culture with visitors. The guides will “talk story” about how the Hawaiians of old used the natural elements on the island for medicinal purposes, and about how long ago the fauna that you see on the islands such as the boar, deer, elk, pheasant and quail were introduced to the island and how ranching became popular on the island. They will take you to beaches and sight seeing spots that only the locals know about.

The tour guides know the locals that live in the areas visited and have access to private roads that only a local would have nerve enough to explore. When you get to learn from locals you will begin to understand the rich culture and heritage of the Hawaiian people. You will understand how the Hawaiians have worked together for 1000’s of years, and luckily still do to this day.

The way of the Hawaiians has always been a simple, self sufficient life style. I highly recommend that next time you visit the Magic Island of Maui to call Ekahi Tours for an enlightening tour to either of these destinations.

The tours are offered daily, prices range from $80 p/adult, $75 for seniors ages 60+, $60 for children up to age 11.

888-292-2422 Phone


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