GyPSy Guide GPS driving tour of the Road to Hana is an excellent way to enjoy a sightseeing trip on Maui’s most famous drive. There are 140+ audio points that play automatically, featuring what to see, stories, tips and advice. All the benefits of a guided tour, the freedom to drive yourself.
TOUR GUIDE AS YOU DRIVE THE ROAD TO HANA
If you like driving yourself when you go sightseeing, GyPSy Guide™ tour apps allow you to enjoy a guided tour experience while remaining totally independent. By driving yourself, you'll be able to get from place to place faster, see more things and not be tied to anyone else's schedule.
DON'T MISS OUT ON THE BEST SIGHTS AND STORIES
The tour apps use your device’s location abilities to play the commentary AUTOMATICALLY. No cell network signal is needed while driving. All you have to do is drive, listen and decide which places you want to stop at (and those you might decide to skip). Our tour guides have created an insightful and entertaining tour for the Road to Hana on Maui. We’ll recommend the best places to experience along the way and some great locations that most visitors will drive by. There’s so much to see and do, GyPSy will help you prioritize what suits you best and make sure you don’t miss a thing.
GyPSy Guide knows where you are and which direction you are heading, and plays commentary automatically about the things you are seeing, plus stories and tips and advice.
EXPLORE LIKE A LOCAL
It’s just like having a local friend to show you around. And that friend just happens to be a professional tour guide.
The same information you would get on a bus tour or from a guide book, for just a fraction of the price. And you control the itinerary and schedule.
No data, cellular or even wireless network connection needed while touring. Download over Wi-Fi before you tour. Anyone can use them with no need for roaming data – even visiting from another country.
DRIVING TOUR ROUTE
This tour includes the most popular sightseeing stops and many more:
1) Ho'okipa Beach Park
3) Wai'anapanapa Park
5) Hamoa Beach
6) Wailua Falls
7) Seven Sacred Pools at Kipahulu plus many more great scenic stops.
We recommend giving yourself a full day to drive the Road to Hana and start as early as you can.
The tour is structured so that we concentrate on sightseeing as we drive towards Hana. Most people want to drive back without stopping, so we have all different commentary and stories for the drive back that will entertain you and pass the time more quickly.
Beware of suggestions that recommend going “the back way”. You are most likely going to be in a rental car. All the major rental car companies prohibit their cars being taken on the “back side” of Haleakala.
Download the app on Wi-Fi from your network at home or use any free Wi-Fi network. Because the app is filled with audio commentary and maps, its larger than "normal" apps. Many phone/data networks may block the download because of size - so its important to download over a Wi-Fi network.
++ Continued use of GPS running in the background increases battery usage - we strongly recommend taking a cigarette style (DC outlet) car charger. This is much better than simply plugging into the USB port in a vehicle.
** iPad users - please note that WiFi-only iPads will not activate the commentary automatically. Any iPhone or network-capable iPad (WiFi + Cellular - whether you have a network connection or not) will work just fine.
GyPSy Guide™ produce award winning audio tours along scenic drives around the world. Enjoyed by travelers who prefer to set their own pace and itinerary on vacation, but enjoy a fun, informative and educational guided experience. Our goal is to provide a great introduction to the region and perhaps inspire you to learn more and return. None of our apps include paid advertising or placements for benefit.
* Road to Hana tour content updated.
* Tour will now keep playing in the background even if you use other apps.
* Tour will also keep playing if you turn the screen off (not shut down your phone of course!) and will help save battery if you do not have a cigarette lighter-style of car charger with you.
* You can play your own music in the background.
Ratings and Reviews
So Glad We Used this App!
I found this app through a recommendation from a blog post about the Road to Hana and I am so glad that we used it! It was so helpful and really allowed us to enjoy the journey much more than if we would have had to follow a map and watch for the best points of interest ourselves. We were truly amazed by how great of an app this was - it worked wonderfully without cell service (which is a majority of the drive), told us what we could skip and recommended must see stops, and even had a sense of humor- which gave the app a much more human feel.
Like others have said, a couple things do need to be updated like the caves being closed and we weren't able to find the vanilla bourbon toasted coconut it recommended (it would have made a great souvenir for someone back home). But overall, superior app - I'll actually be sharing this app with our travel agent so she can recommend it to future Maui travelers!
Buy this app for an unforgettable experience
My husband and I are still in Maui- we literally just got back from driving the Road to Hana - and I had to leave this review! Amazing narration, direction and motivation to keep going on the Road to Hana. Mahalo Mike as we named the magical voice that told us stories, gave us perfect and precise turn by turn directions and just simply added so much value to what could have been a very complicated and frustrating day of trying to figure out a map and not missing turns. PS: it’s not like it’s a quick uturn when you miss it, either. Hello, one lane bridges! There is no cell service for many parts of the drive and as a passenger who gets really motion sick (this is not an easy drive- but worth the rally!) it would have been impossible to navigate successfully. Plus, who doesn’t want the feeling of a personal tour guide- who seemed to know exactly what you wanted!!
Buy it and stop searching! This will be the best money spent on your trip. We did the road to Hana on June 18, 2018 and the Gypsy Guide was awesome. We had done the trip 11 years earlier and there was no comparison. It gives a lot of very relevant advice based on where you are and also helps plan ahead by laying out choices down the road and helps pick where to stop and what to skip based on how early in the day it is. On the ride back you get a very interesting history of Maui that makes the long ride back actually enjoyable. Make sure you hook up sound to car stereo. Most rentals have Bluetooth you can pair with. Bring a charging cable and cigarette lighting adapter. battery will drain fast with this app. Our rental ford had a USB port but it created a conflict with bluetooth so sound wouldnt come out. I used the cigarette lighting adaptor for power instead of the usb port in the car to fix that.
- GPS Tour Guide Inc
- 120.1 MB
- Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
- © 2018 GPS Tour Guide Inc.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.