The West Maui Mountains Helicopter Tour

I took the West Maui Mountains Helicopter Tour in excess of 20 years back. It was my 1st helicopter trip at any time and to this working day it is still one of the most memorable activities I have ever carried out.

I grew up in Lahaina. Our household had a taro farm and raised pigs in a valley towards the again of Lahainaluna High Faculty known as Kanaha. Cusco to Rainbow Mountain I have hiked numerous of the valleys in the West Maui Mountains as a kid, but I by no means observed any waterfalls, so normally I assumed there were not any. Boy was I wrong!

My first impact of the West Maui Mountains Helicopter Tour was concern about visibility, simply because we departed in temperature conditions that most guidebooks would consider to be significantly less than ideal – it was in the afternoon on a rainy (drizzling) overcast day.

The Wall of Tears

The West Maui Mountains Helicopter Tour took me into Waihee Valley to see the jaw-dropping “Wall of Tears” with in excess of a dozen segmented waterfalls streaming down the experience of this majestic valley. I was actually in awe by the sheer variety of waterfalls concentrated in this one valley. The rainforest flooring was also ample with glowing-blue swimming pools fed by smaller sized cascading waterfalls. I desired to land and bounce in for a swim!

Honokohau Falls

My West Maui Mountains Helicopter Tour ongoing to the tallest waterfall on Maui, the spectacular Honokohau Falls plunging in 2 tiers at 1100 feet. For a lengthy time several tour operators referred to it as “Jurassic Falls” as it was featured in a scene of the film Jurassic Park. Blue Hawaiian Helicopters flew the aerial images.

I’m happy to see that a lot of operators, like Blue Hawaiian, are utilizing the appropriate Hawaiian spot names throughout the West Maui Mountains Helicopter Tour. The offered names have the prosperous attractiveness and background of the location, and it truly is unneeded to substitute them with flamboyant or simpler to pronounce names.

Weather and Rainbows

I was in no hurry to go away the lush valleys and waterfalls, but when our West Maui Mountains Helicopter Tour eventually obtained around to the leeward (Lahaina aspect) of the mountains, the sunlight strike the light-weight misty rain coming over the Mountains in just the correct angle to treat us to the most remarkable complete-circle rainbows! I would by no means noticed one particular from the ground. Guess it’s only visible when you happen to be in the air. So do not let a little rain scare you from the experience of your daily life!

Iao Valley

The West Maui Mountains Helicopter Tour concluded with a go to to Iao Valley Point out Park where an epic fight was fought among the armies of Kamehameha and Kalanikupule to unite the Hawaiian Islands underneath 1 Kingdom.

In my humble impression, up coming to the West Maui Molokai Helicopter Tour this is a single of the very best. So, if you like waterfalls, waterfalls, and much more waterfalls… and possibly a rainbow or two, or are on a tight funds or have a big family members (limited funds), then I would hugely advise the West Maui Mountains Helicopter Tour.