It's safe, fun, exhilarating, and you drop
right into gorgeous, raw nature.
Challenge yourself at first,
then see how easy it really is.
It's simple: with quick training under your harness
you're descending walls and falls with ease.
NBC's show "First Look" chose us over all other things to do in Maui. Their five-minute, video films the show's star, Audrina Patridge, rappelling with Rappel Maui for her first time, her "heart beating fast." She was nervous, but so eager that she brought her brother and sister and boyfriend along. After they "rapped" the waterfall drops, Audrina was insisting: "It's so exhilarating actually. It's an adrenaline rush. And, once you get the hang of it, it's exciting. It's an accomplishment." — Yes it is — One of the best things to do in Maui.
Rappel Maui is an adventure that's as real as it gets – in fact, it's the most unique and adventuresome of Maui activities. Rappelling, also called canyoning, canyoneering or abseiling, is a popular sport worldwide, but has only recently come to Hawaii, and Rappel Maui was the first to introduce it.
Now rappelling tops the list of "things to do in Maui." Those with an initial fear of stepping over the edge become enthusiastic converts by the end of the day, both challenged and inspired. Awesome is the word.
Our tour combines hiking, swimming and rappelling, all under the direction of well-trained canyoneering guides.
We first rappel a 60-foot jungle cliffside-no water yet so we can practice our footing. Then ito's n to the 30- and 50-foot waterfalls, descending downstream into the canyon. On high-water days with raging floods, we rappel down 100-foot, dry jungle walls to the edge of the roaring stream.
A privately-owned, isolated waterfall valley on popular Maui?
A rainforest valley with waterfalls not overrun by hordes of tourists?
BUT. Yes, Rappel Maui has just that – a private valley of rainforests, waterfalls, pools and streams. Located deep within the famous Hana Highway, we are alone in a tropical paradise as we rappel down into wild, inspiring, raw nature.
Our valley is so magical that Steven Spielberg shot the opening scenes of his movie Jurassic Park here.