Witness breathtaking sunsets from the summit, offering a kaleidoscope of colors over Maui
MAUIʻS NATIONAL PARK
Haleakala National Park in Maui – a world of rare wildlife and stunning summit vistas.
A vacation to Maui is not complete without a visit to Maui’s majestic Haleakala National Park, also known as the “house of the sun”. The summit itself stands at 10,023 feet above sea level and is truly one of the best places in the world to watch a stunning sunrise or sunset. It is also one of the most popular places for hiking, biking downhill and stargazing on the slopes of Haleakala through a telescope.
A visit to Haleakala National Park is the best way to spend a day on Maui with the family with a variety of exciting things for everyone to see and do.
The National Park itself spans 34,000 acres and is home to some of Hawaii’s most endangered species such as the Silversword, a rare plant found only in Hawaii, the Nene (a native Hawaiian goose), the U’au a Hawaiian petrel (seabird), Kike koa (Maui Parrotbill) and the ‘Akohekohe (Crested honeycreeper). In fact, more than 90% of the plants and animals found in the National Park cannot be found anywhere else in the world!
Tours of Haleakala National Park
Join us for an aerial sightseeing must-do on our fascinating Helicopter Around the Volcanoes Tour, where you will see lush valleys, cascading waterfalls, volcanic slopes and beaches that stretch for miles, which can only be seen from above the clouds. This makes for some incredible aerial shots too, so be sure to bring your camera to capture these magnificent views. A video of your very own flight will be available so you can relive the magic all over again from the comfort of your home. It’s the most incredible way to take in the beauty of Maui as a whole.
If connecting with nature on foot is what you’re looking for, then join us for our Haleakala Crater Hike. Our hiking adventure offers two very different environments with both hikes stemming for two miles each. This is where you will witness the magic of Haleakala with mesmerizing 360-degree views which seem to stretch for an eternity in every direction. Here you will learn all about Hawaiian botany and geology from our informative guides who share a love of Hawaiian culture and history.
Haleakala Sunrise Maui Tour
Experience a 9.5 hour majestic Haleakala Sunrise Tour. View... More
- 8-Hour Haleakala Sunrise Tour
- Hotel Pickup and Return
- Haleakala Sunrise Viewing
- Island-style hot Breakfast (after sunrise)
- Photo opportunities to savor stunning bi-coastal views
Haleakala Sunset Experience
Take an adventure by exploring the majestic Haleakala Sunset... More
- 7-Hour Haleakala Sunset Tour From Maui Hotels
- Sunset Views From Summit Area
- Hotel Pick-up From Maui Hotels
- Gift Shopping Available
- Sightseeing Tours
Maui Volcanoes Day Tour
Enjoy a full day tour of history and adventure while visiting the... More
- 6-Hour Guided Tour With Hotel Pickup
- Sightseeing & Shopping In Historic Towns
- Multiple Haleakalā National Park Stops
- Visit Mauiʻs Volcanoes
Haleakala Sunrise & Bike Tour
View the majestic sunrise from the edge of the crater and then... More
- Total Tour Time: 8 Hours
- Bike Down A Volcano After Sunrise
- View Sunrise From The Summit Of A Volcano
- Visit Haleakalā National Park
- Eat & Shop In Upcountry Maui Town
Haleakala Crater Hike
Hike the majestic Haleakala Crater. Two 2-mile hikes in very... More
- 7-Hour Haleakala Hiking Trip From Kahului
- Professional Hiking Guides
- Hike In Haleakalā National Park
- Two 2-mile of hikes in very different environments
- Thursdays Only. Lunch & Snacks Included
Exclusive Maui Volcano Exploration
Visit both major volcanoes on the island of Maui, the extinct... More
- 8-Hour Maui Volcano Sightseeing Quest From Kahului
- Visit Two Volcanoes
- Go Up In Haleakalā National Park
- Visit Iao Valley State Park
- Snacks & Drinks Included
Haleakala National Park Key Insights
Things to do at Haleakala National Park
Watch the sunrise or sunset
Each year, more than half a million visitors come to witness a breathtaking Haleakala sunrise or sunset with its array of changing colors of the sky and panoramic landscape views. It is easy to see why it is one of the most popular things to do on Maui as you embrace the beauty of silence, which enhances the experience of this majestic natural wonder.
Bike down the volcano
Thrill seekers will delight in one of Maui’s most popular activities – biking down the volcano. The best way to do this is to watch a sunrise on Haleakala first, then bike all the way down to the ocean, combining two fun activities on Maui in one day. Biking down the volcano is a great way to experience the elevation change, see the breathtaking views, as you pass through Maui’s beautiful countryside and small towns.
Stargazing after sunset on Maui is an out-of-this-world experience that takes place at the summit and includes a special guided telescope tour as you navigate the cosmos. Here you will see visible planets, deep-sky objects and galaxies through the largest portable telescope on Haleakala.
Immerse yourself in Maui’s volcanic landscape on your own two feet by hiking the trails of Haleakala. These hiking trails themselves offer some of the most awe-inspiring panoramic views, stretching for miles in all directions as you surround yourself amongst Maui’s native flora and fauna.