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: 2.1.4
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 114.49 MB
  • Developer: GPS Tour Guide
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
  • Rating Count: 2 135

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

  • 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!
  • Great App

    5
    By sak0227
    Lots of good information about how to spend your precious time. Found it to be very knowledgeable about the stops, how to get there and the history lesson on the way back was entertaining.
  • Perfect Tour Guide

    5
    By LLMTM
    We were not sure this was going to work. What a fabulous surprise. The narration and GPS guided us from start to finish to provide a delightful day. Knowing we needed to keep the phone charged eliminated problems. Stopping and restarting was easy. Directions were spot on. We navigated the Road to Hana with ease and had fun.!The history was informative and we liked the breaks to discuss. A worthwhile app! Thank you!
  • Great. Better than a tour bus by far

    5
    By Dkde007
    This was a recommendation from the concierge at my resort. I did both this and the trip to Haleakala. Both were fantastic. I could tour at my pace. The commentary was engaging. Spot on in the amount of commentary. The narrator really sounds like he is engaged and not simply reading a script. Well worth the price if you are already renting a car for your stay on Maui.
  • The app is worth every penny!

    5
    By mama-shark
    We are so glad we downloaded the app before we left. It is a marriage saver for sure. I’m loving the ability to sit back and relax. The hubby enjoys the precise directions with plenty of time to make the turnoff. We’ve loved this trip way more than we thought.
  • Very helpful!!

    5
    By burkemom1
    Really helpful guide! Hit some high points while avoiding some low ones. We made a few extra side stops (like the Hana Lava Lava Tube) and had a great lunch at the recommended lunch stop. The must see pools at the end are a paid attraction and were closed when we arrived. We opted for the backside for the return journey, although not recommended by the tour guide. Worth the spectacular views, but wouldn’t do it f it was raining and too muddy. One thought we had if we ever did it again, would be to go the backside first! Maybe someday...
  • Wonderful! Must use!

    5
    By Akg944
    We lost signal shortly into the trip but the app worked the whole way. It gave helpful tips on where to park, upcoming attractions, and places to get a bite to eat. It gave plenty of commentary/a history lesson on the drive back as well. LOVED this app! Must purchase!
  • Great app

    5
    By fathead 1
    We used the app and did the 5 most things to do and it was awesome !!!!!
  • Loved it!

    5
    By D L Baranowski
    Super helpful guided tour. So nice to know where to stop & where to park. Definitely pointed out great sights. We were so glad we had the app. There are not many signs, so inside info is key. Thank you!!!
  • AWESOME

    5
    By read this if you play the game
    A total must have for road to Hana. Told us about good stops. Guided to somewhere to eat, told us good viewpoints and must see places.
  • Loved it.

    5
    By Pizza man 4 sho
    Must have for the long drive. Well worth the price of admission. Will be using this app an other self drive tours
  • Blown away

    5
    By anuita
    The guide is just great. Every time we wondered about something, the commentary responded to the worry or the question with anticipation we couldn’t explain. Don’t go on the road to Hana without this one.
  • Awesome App

    5
    By PreetiSood
    This app made our trip to Hana. It is like having a personal tour guide. It works beautifully without cell phone coverage. The commentary and recommendations are great. A superior product.
  • Great App

    5
    By C Amin
    A friend of mine recommended this app for use on the Road to Hana. The app works great and doesn’t require a cell signal, which is great on the road like the Hana highway. The narrator provided enough information about various points of interest on the trip to allow us to determine for ourselves whether we wanted to visit the sites. The narrator prioritized certain sites over others and the app was able to easily recognize when we decided to skip a particular site. This is really the model for how Road trip guides should be designed for the phone. We plan on buying other versions for future trips.
  • Great audio navigation and local info

    5
    By cmm5412
    Really enjoyed this app. Friendly narration helped guide us during our drive. Gave advanced notification of where the pull outs were and upcoming turn offs so we could plan accordingly. Also a bonus feature is the local history summaries as you make the return drive back. Very interesting to learn about the early days of Hawai’i and the monarchy.
  • Great Entertainment

    4
    By aknagel
    We enjoyed listening to “Daryl” on our trip to Hana. He was both entertaining and informational.
  • Cary

    5
    By LBK18-66
    We are so happy that we used this app on the road to Hāna! We named the narrator Cary! We learned so much about the local history and saw sights I know would have driven right on by. Thanks for making our day the best!
  • Can’t imagine the trip without him!

    5
    By akljrass
    I named him George for some reason, and put a Hawaiian music Spotify playlist on. The music plays, then lightly fades out as he chimes in, tells you what’s coming, when it’s coming, what he recommends, and all of that. Plus, if you like history, he does a great job of telling you stories to help make the drive go by. Especially on the way back, when you’re tired, he gives you a history lesson of Hawaii. We loved it! We’ll be traveling with George whenever possible 😁
  • Don’t leave home without it 😁

    5
    By Hoss55555
    This is a great app! Very informative and works with your gps, so it works even when your cellular service doesn’t. It’s like having a tour guide in your car, but he doesn’t take up a seat. I love that he pointed out places to stop and to avoid on the way to Hana and told a great story about the history on the way back Worth every cent!!
  • Our review

    5
    By marinemim
    It was our first time using this app - highly recommend it!!👍
  • Don’t bother going without this app

    5
    By nicka925
    Don’t even bother going without this app. Connect your phone to the rental car Bluetooth and turn some good music on. The app automatically dims the music every time it talks. Gives you a tour of the entire road to Hana. Worth every penny
  • Buy this app for an unforgettable experience

    5
    By TheHappieAnnie
    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!!
  • Charles is the man

    5
    By Smoejoe
    We nicknamed the narrator Charles for our trip. It seemed fitting for the ride and it gave us someone to chitchat with. Overall, he was great and we miss him already! 100% worth the purchase and elevated our experience more than we could have done so ourselves. Thank you Charles!!
  • Best purchase ever.

    5
    By Zoit
    Wow, the app worked perfectly! The timing of the announcements is perfect. The guide is funny and informative. Really appreciated the history of Hawaii while driving back from Hana!
  • Road to Hana

    5
    By sheila and driver
    Great information. Well presented.
  • The perfect guide!

    5
    By TB2173
    Gypsy Jim kept us company throughout our gorgeous drive letting us enjoy the amazing scenery without having to worry about missing a thing. So nice to not have to keep the guide books open or fret about passing up a turn or stop. This was the best!!! Met several others on the island that felt the same. This app is perfect for this idyllic drive!
  • Don’t even think of driving to Hana without this!

    5
    By Unhappy app user$46
    Take every word of his advice and have an amazing day! I had been to Hana 4 times before I used this app, and I wished I had it the 1st. Well done Sir!
  • A must get...

    5
    By C21728
    This app is fantastic, it made our drive to Hāna that much better, I highly suggest getting it before you leave, it’s well worth the money!
  • A must have for the road to Hana!

    5
    By mtwt5961
    Great tour with added history! It made our trip on the road to Hana fantastic!
  • Must have!

    5
    By Sammmsauce
    The road to Hana can be a little overwhelming. There are so many pull offs and places to look at waterfalls, scenic views, etc that time could easily get away from you. We loved this app because it gave us must do stops but also talked about the other things along the way and helped us prioritize. One of our favorite things were the rainbow eucalyptus trees and I think we would have totally missed little details like that without the app. We had friends that did the road to Hana the week before and they completely missed the black sand beaches along the way. Another favorite stop of ours thanks to the app leading us. In my opinion this is also better than a map or CD guide because it used GPS location and could tell us exactly when to turn our heads for the view. Hands down the best way to experience the drive.
  • Where are we?!

    5
    By The critical winers
    What a great find. My husband is guide/map driven. This app basically saved our marriage. It provided excellent and precise directions. We loved that it pointed out other sites and let us know whether to stop on not. Commentary was excellent and our app guy had a great sense of humor! The road to Hana is not an easy drive and Gypsy was like having a tour guide along for the ride without being boring or annoying! Worth every cent!
  • Very useful, but disrespectful I think

    3
    By Amelia0805
    This app was very useful on the way to Hana. It would have been very difficult to choose where to stop given the myriad options. This app concisely gives you your options and just the right amount of guidance. The history on the way back is told in an engaging way, with pauses so you can discuss with your car mates. One thing I will say: I think he intentionally glosses over the violence wrought upon native Hawaiians by Europeans and Americans. He calls the behavior of the Native Hawaiians “adulterous” (imposing rigid, Victorian mores on an entire society without proper contextual info). He also does not spend enough time on how schools and churches were an instrument of racism. The fact that Hawaiians were prohibited from speaking Hawaiian at schools gets a very brief mention.
  • Road to Hana Gypsy App

    1
    By jsanchex5
    Application initiated but once we hit the road... no signal!!!! Useless!!

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