The West Maui Mountains Helicopter Tour

I took the West Maui Mountains Helicopter Tour more than twenty years back. It was my first helicopter journey ever and to this day it is still one particular of the most unforgettable activities I have at any time completed.

I grew up in Lahaina. Our loved ones experienced a taro farm and elevated pigs in a valley towards the again of Lahainaluna Substantial Faculty referred to as Kanaha. I have hiked numerous of the valleys in the West Maui Mountains as a child, but I never ever saw any waterfalls, so by natural means I assumed there were not any. Boy was I mistaken!

My first effect of the West Maui Mountains Helicopter Tour was problem about visibility, since we departed in climate conditions that most guidebooks would consider to be considerably less than excellent – it was in the afternoon on a wet (drizzling) overcast working 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 more than a dozen segmented waterfalls streaming down the encounter of this majestic valley. Cusco to Vinicunca I was virtually in awe by the sheer number of waterfalls concentrated in this one particular valley. The rainforest floor was also abundant with glowing-blue pools fed by scaled-down cascading waterfalls. I wanted to land and leap in for a swim!

Honokohau Falls

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

I am glad to see that many operators, like Blue Hawaiian, are employing the correct Hawaiian location names during the West Maui Mountains Helicopter Tour. The provided names include the prosperous beauty and history of the area, and it’s needless to substitute them with flamboyant or simpler to pronounce names.

Temperature and Rainbows

I was in no hurry to go away the lush valleys and waterfalls, but when our West Maui Mountains Helicopter Tour eventually got about to the leeward (Lahaina side) of the mountains, the sunshine strike the mild misty rain coming in excess of the Mountains in just the proper angle to treat us to the most amazing entire-circle rainbows! I’d never seen a single from the ground. Guess it’s only seen when you are in the air. So don’t let a tiny 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 battle was fought in between the armies of Kamehameha and Kalanikupule to unite the Hawaiian Islands below one particular Kingdom.

In my humble view, next to the West Maui Molokai Helicopter Tour this is a single of the best. So, if you like waterfalls, waterfalls, and far more waterfalls… and probably a rainbow or two, or are on a limited spending budget or have a huge household (limited budget), then I would hugely advocate the West Maui Mountains Helicopter Tour.