The Road to Hana is a 64.4-mile segment of highway that goes from Kahului to Hana. The Road to Hana cuts through verdant jungles, crosses dazzling mountain waterfalls and streams, and offers up ocean views as you cruise through the mountains of Maui. In 2001, the Road to Hana was given a spot on the National Registry of Historic Places. A Road to Hana tour and drive is well worth it if you are on any Islands of Hawaii and will make for a memorable trip with stunning views and fascinating and far-reaching history.
Former President Bill Clinton also designated the Road to Hana as the Hana Millennium Legacy Trail. An estimated 600 drivers pass the Road to Hana each day, and it is a significant tourist attraction in its rite. If you’re considering a visit to the Road to Hana, you will be treated to some of the most stunning views in the world. Enrich your holiday with a Road to Hana Tour from Action Tour Guide.
What does Hana mean in Hawaiian?
In the Hawaiian language, the word “Hana” has a few meanings. Hana can mean “”raft””or “”ork””and is related to the verb “”o do.””It is unclear where the town of Hana gets its name, as it was established around 700 AD. However, one can speculate that it may have been a reference to farming in the area. Most of Hawaii was settled around 300-600AD by the Polynesian people who journeyed from the southern pacific. These people were skilled at farming, fishing and were brilliant navigators. When they arrived at the Islands we now call Hawaii, they brought their food, livestock, and customs. The Polynesian people kept in contact with their home nations by introducing pigs, chicken, coconuts, sweet potatoes, and many more to the islands. Over time, however, Hawaii developed its own culture and customs separate from those of the Polynesians. You can learn more about Hawaiian history with a Road to Hana tour from Action Tour Guide.