Road to Hana Maui GyPSy Guide
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Road to Hana Maui GyPSy Guide

  • Category: Travel
  • Release Date: 2012-11-19
  • Current Version: 2.5.1
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 122.14 MB
  • Developer: GPS Tour Guide
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
  • Rating Count: 2 265

Description

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. PLAYS AUTOMATICALLY 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. GREAT VALUE 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. WORKS OFFLINE 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 2) Ke'anae 3) Wai'anapanapa Park 4) Hana 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. NOTES 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. ABOUT US 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.

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Reviews

  • Road to Hans

    2
    By Sanibelbabe
    We decided to drive ourselves- we heard mixed reviews about this. Definitely must be careful as the road are narrow and one lane at times and bI personally wouldn’t want to drive them at night. So make your trip start as early as possible- the point is to see and enjoy this beautiful island!! If you want a longer trip why not spend the night in Hana. We started a little late and took our time. The information on this app is excellent!! The recommendations totally help you pick and choose what to see. We loved a hike up to a waterfall early in the trip which was pretty tough hike!! There were definitely easier and bigger ones to see without this hike😂I don’t regret it but for sure every piece of advice on the app was excellent! This is a great way to get all the info you need in the comfort of your own car sat your own pace!! We thoroughly enjoyed listening to the history of Hawaii on the return trip. We got within 6 mi of Hana and decided to return-having seen the beauty but realizing that it gets dark fairly early. Next time maybe we will do a reverse trip to Hana and see the other end. Excellent advice and presentation in every way!!!Fun and less expensive. Follow the advice given- drive cautiously and an easy doable trip!! Loved it. Loved all the stops- a tad disappointed with the marketplace stop for food. Found it average or less than average. Coffee there great!!
  • Awesome timesaver

    5
    By LRSmalls
    This app was so very helpful. We loved it. If we would have just meandered around like we planned, we would not have gotten far. It helped focus us and very informative!!! Thank you so much, well worth the small fee- I promise!
  • You have to buy this app for your vacation!

    5
    By Chabesc
    My wife and I purchased this app after seeing it advertised in a hotel pamphlet. We used it all around the island and it was amazing. It makes sure you see all the sites as well as learn something about the history of the island. I will buy this app when we visit Yosemite in the fall. Buy it, you won’t be disappointed.
  • State and country Hoppers!!

    5
    By State and country hoppers!!
    Great app, enjoyed his humor as we drove on road to Hana!! Beautiful drive, limited time, so didn’t see as much as we would of liked! Great history stories on return, thank you so much! Will check this out for other trips!
  • Loved every minute of it!!

    5
    By ediguy22
    Thank you for this App!! You made our tour in Hana a very special one !!
  • Amazing app!

    5
    By Happy from kentucky
    Found this app reading about the road to Hana in an advertisement magazine, so glad we did!! It was so helpful in so many ways!! When and where to stop, how to stay ahead of crowd where to get bites to eat!! Loved the history lesson on way home! All good!!
  • Will look for GyPSy tours again on future trips

    5
    By SJK713
    Worked great - timely information/suggestions (based on GPS position - even in absence of cell service for most the drive), funny, appreciated that he would point out upcoming sights while also suggesting “this one would be ok to skip” or highly suggesting other stops as “must see.”
  • Hana Tour

    5
    By Roxylola3
    Outstanding narrated tour if you want to go to Hana do not hesitate to download the app we loved it Thank
  • Such an amazing journey!!!

    5
    By Laken L
    The narrator did such a great job and the app was on point for the entire tour!!
  • Great app

    5
    By Pestudoc
    We used this app on the Road to Hāna yesterday. It was fun to use and we loved the information it provided. My son, age 8, really loved the history of the way back (though I am glad he didn’t ask for clarification on some of the adult type information-adultery, prostitution, etc. We would definitely try to seek this app out for other trips.
  • Best Tour App!

    5
    By yyyguyff
    This is the best tour app we’ve ever used!! If you plan on driving to Hana, Gypsy is the way to go! Great commentary from the guide (we dubbed ‘Papa Hana’), useful direction and advice on what to see and timing to visit places to ensure you fit the most from your bucket list.
  • Highly recommend!

    5
    By Update please
    This app was awesome and we would highly recommend. GPS and narration worked without hitch...even when we backtracked. Remember to bring along a charging cable or a battery charger — your device will be hard at work the entire day!
  • Wouldn’t have been the same without it!

    5
    By JTDavidson
    We used this app to drive the road to Hana and I can tell you, we wouldn’t have known half the places to stop and would have wasted so much time doing things that weren’t worth it. Things to see on the road to Hana are not well marked and he throws in fun facts about things in towns and even on private property. The stories alone are worth the money, and we were very entertained and enlightened on the way back. Highly recommend!!!!!
  • DO NOT GROUP TOUR

    5
    By Derek Gates 11
    I have reviews on Kauai and Maui so I won’t go on here, but this is an absolute must have. It made our drive of Hana 10x easier and we learned a lot about Hawai’i itself with the informative commentary. So glad we didn’t book group tours, this app made our trip better, period.
  • Perfect day

    5
    By greydawb
    downloaded this app by recommendation of one of my friends and I’m glad I did it made the day perfect and I knew exactly where I was going all the while listening to the stories and the narrator made the drive fun and non-stressful highly recommend this to all 🌸❤️
  • Perfect

    5
    By Syd0413
    Loved it . My husband and I spent all day using this app to get around . Very informative and loved all the extra facts . Couldn’t do Hāna without this app !
  • Best $6 I spent in Maui

    5
    By lizsatt22
    AWESOME app!! The guide told us best places to stop on the road to Hana, as well as stood we could do if time allowed, and have some awesome tips and history into Hawaiian culture. Definitely recommended!
  • Don’t drive Hana without it!

    5
    By littlebookpage
    My husband and I have driven the road to Hana before without Gypsy Guide - never again! Gypsy Guide made the trip as stress free as possible with 620 hairpin turns can. It was fun and entertaining and extreamly accurate! We didn’t miss anything we wanted to see and appreciated the honesty of the guide. What stops were important to see and what were “missable”. Totally worth the $5.99!!!
  • Worth every penny

    5
    By nduprey307
    I saw a suggestion for this app on a few blog posts about the Road to Hana. We’re so glad we used it. The commentary is perfectly timed using GPS. It has great suggestions. And we loved hearing the history commentary on the return trip. Felt like we had a tour guide right in the car with us.
  • Amazing app

    5
    By Magic MarkA
    I rarely write reviews but felt compelled to write one for this app. We loved it so much. Perfect and easy to use! Be sure to either use Bluetooth or wire it straight to your car’s stereo. I really appreciated the honest opinions to either pass something up or stop in and see. Well done!!
  • Life saver!

    5
    By johnsonJJ
    So happy we had this app when driving to Hana and up the mountain in Maui. He had great suggestions and made our trip fantastic, we really could not have had a better time without the guide!!
  • 5 Stars!

    5
    By edo-1
    A must buy when traveling on the road to Hana. So helpful, you feel like he’s right in the car with you suggesting stops all along the way. Loved the company and the history on the way back. Well worth the 5.99.
  • Excellent App!

    5
    By LuLuBug930
    Well worth the app purchase. It was very helpful to not have to look at a map or guide book and simply enjoy the view! The honest commentary on what to skip and what was a must see, allowed us to make the most of our visit to Hana. I highly recommend this app!
  • The most fantastic app.

    5
    By Mag1653
    Don’t know what we would have done without it! So helpful on our drive, and educational.
  • Loved it

    5
    By abejtlich
    Extremely helpful! The narrator was relatable and humorous and made the ride enjoyable!
  • Hana

    5
    By Biggest fan;)
    Informational. I’d recommend it.
  • Perfect for Road to Hana Trip

    5
    By LizB2
    We didn’t need to spend on a group tour. We rented a car and went on our own. This app was the best thing ever!
  • Two thumbs up

    5
    By sloanepeterson1
    We really appreciated having this guide. We found it easy to use, the information given interesting, the timing nearly always perfect. We also liked that time was always taken into consideration and he would tell us, “it’s about 30 minutes to get out and take a look”. Worth every penny.
  • Must Download!!

    5
    By JesssssssMangoooooo
    I read a review on Trip Advisor to download this app before going- SO HAPPY I DID!! The road is curvy/anxious enough, but with this guide you do not need to worry about missing ANY sights! They lay it all out for you and have the top 5 spots that are MUSTS that are AWESOME recommendations!! Made our self-guided trip to Hana a 12/10!!!
  • A must have!

    5
    By rebecca r1
    We just did the Road to Hana yesterday and this app made it sooooo much easier!! We named our guide’s voice (through the app) Jeffery. We kept saying how much we LOVED Jeffery! Don’t question 5.00, it’s the best 5 bucks spent! Made the trip great!
  • MUST USE IF DRIVING TO HANA!

    5
    By SamTLyons
    This app literally made the trip. I was amazed by how it tracked us even without cell service. The man who is the voice over was outstanding and after 10 hours of hearing his soothing voice we were oddly attached and sad to hear him tell us it was the end of the tour. Loved it! Thank you!!
  • Wow. Great App!! We loved him!

    5
    By rhoenick
    Have done the Road to Hana before. Just used this app for our second time. Wow, so much better with this app. The narrator and stories were awesome. Highly recommend it. Genuinely can’t wait to use for another trip.
  • Awesome app

    5
    By kc feom
    What a great way to drive the Road to Hana! The guide tells you what is coming up so you have enough time to decide whether or not you want to stop. Very informative and extremely helpful! We would have missed a lot or wasted a lot of time if we wouldn’t have had this app! Thanks for the good work!!
  • Very handy!

    5
    By Chelsy31588
    We were feeling a little silly to purchase this at first but so glad we did! So much better than trying to read a map for all the neat spots or trying to keep an eye out for where we were supposed to turn for a cool spot. The guide gives plenty of notice before the neat stop offs and it was so helpful that was what we enjoyed most. Then on the return the historical knowledge given was really neat and fun. I will look into using this app for other trips in the future!
  • Pretty Good, but...

    4
    By Apo Man
    Glad we used this. On one hand, it was great at pointing out great places to stop with beautiful views we probably would have otherwise missed. On the other hand, there were several times there was so much commentary it talked right through the turn off we were looking for and we missed it. I would certainly recommend it. Just be prepared for a last second turn, or be prepared to turn around if you wanted to see that particular spot.
  • This app is a must if you’re going to Hana!

    5
    By 🙏🏻🙏🏻👍🏻😌
    Me and my family loved this app! Now I’m not the type of person to ever pay $6 for an app, but trust me it’s so worth it. It worked perfectly for us and we really felt like we made the most of our trip to Hana. Hana road seemed totally overwhelming, especially since it would be so easy to drive past something amazing without even noticing. This app did an awesome job of letting us know what we needed to see, what we could probably skip, and lots of awesome info about each place. There was so much we would have missed had it not been for our guide. Every side adventure is well worth a small detour. It was just like having a tour guide in our car but we were free to go at our own pace and did just what interested us. On the way back we got awesome commentary about the history of Hawaii. If I could give more stars I would.
  • So worth it!

    5
    By ChicagoCNM
    Typically I am loathe to pay for apps, but now that we’ve done the road to Hana using the GyPSy guide, I’m sure it’s worth more than $5.99! There were a few points that we missed the turn-off bc it was too subtle but for the most part this was a hugely helpful guide and we were able to see the major highlights. I loved the info on Hawaiian history on the road back. We left suuuuper early in the morning which helped us avoid crowds at the vistas and hikes, but some things weren’t open that early like the Garden of Eden and the food places in Nahiku. We packed food so it wasn’t a problem.
  • Great Tour Guide

    5
    By patrick & Dustin
    Don’t take the Road to Hana scenic tour without this app. You will miss out on a lot if you don’t.
  • Great App

    5
    By PWCroft
    What a wonderful app! We were hesitant to take on the road to Hana but decided to give it a go and got this app. The narration was wonderful and kept us all (ages 11 and up) informed and happy to the end and all the way back. We loved how we were informed of all possible stops and the must see destinations as well as the extra information and the history lesson on the return trip. I highly recommend the road to Hana and this app!
  • Top Notch Tour

    5
    By Camino walker 2015
    Our family of five enjoyed this tour. It was very informative and fun. We felt more informed than anyone else we met and were able to manage our time extremely effectively. Best spent $6 ever.
  • Better than Shaka guide!

    4
    By NanziaZ
    Shaka guide’s fake accent got really annoying. This guide told you exactly what you needed to know about each stop and also helped you avoid sights not worth stopping. Save us time, pleasant voice and good short history.
  • Not as expected

    1
    By sushagr23
    Map doesnt display attractions and doesnt provide accurate guidance where to make turns. We missed couple of spots due to this. Finally i ended up quitting this app and started google maps. I dont recommend this app. Check list of attractions online and create your own route. 👍🏼
  • Best Tour Ever

    5
    By ADandcrew
    We’ve failed twice before on the road to Hana. This time we discovered the Gypsy Guide as we were leaving. He kept us engaged, informed, and amazingly well-fed. As we entered Paia at the end and wondered where our New Years Eve dinner would be, he interrupted us to make us stop at the next light for the Paia Fish Market. We laughed, and had a great meal to end our trip. Oh, and we made it to Hana this time. Finally.
  • Amazingly helpful!

    5
    By political mom
    Thorough without being annoying, a really helpful guide to this epic drive
  • We LOVED this app!! We ended up calling the narrator “Sean App...leton “. Couldn’t help Ourselves...

    5
    By SheriButterfly
    We loved App Man... ok Sean!! Slightly nerdy but SO informative! We would have driven past many great points of interest without this app’s help. Little things like the Rainbow Eucalyptus. And big things like knowing the name of 3 Bear Falls as we drive past or decided to stop. And suggesting free things to do. TOTALLY WORTH IT!! Wasted $ on the Shaka app. It wouldn’t even download! Yes indeed we survived the Road to Hana. The views, flora and fauna were otherworldly beautiful. Word to the hopefully wiser... stay the night or only go only half way! Thank you Sean App.. leton!
  • Had a fantastic trip!

    5
    By ✨me!✨
    Thank you for such fantastic narration. Our trip to Hana was definitely enhanced by all the information provided. Great recommendations and enjoyable storytelling about the history of Hawaii. Highly recommended. 👍
  • Day Trip to Hana

    5
    By Doodled:)
    So glad we downloaded this app. Very informative especially the recommended stopping places. Lots of information and advanced warning about directions, parking etc. Enjoyed listening to the history of Hawaii on return journey.
  • Spot on!!!!

    5
    By Sfsgebehhehdghd
    This app is amazing!!!!! Truly amazing! I would recommend it to everyone who drives the road to Hana in Maui. It’s the only time I’ve used it but I won’t travel anywhere again without checking the app to see if there is assistance. Just amazing!!!!
  • WORTH IT

    5
    By Witt88
    My wife and I downloaded this app and absolutely loved it. It’s on par with gps guidance (offline), the commentary is not only historically intriguing, it gave us the opportunity to see things that are off the beaten path. This was well worth the money and would recommend it to others no doubt!

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