HALEAKALA SUNRISE TOUR
Stunning View of the Crater as the Sun Comes Up
Sunrise at Haleakala is an experience you will never forget. As you watch the sun slowly creep over the horizon, the sky turns from deep shades of blue to a beautiful palette of orange and red. The view is truly breathtaking, and it's easy to see why some call Haleakala the Eighth Wonder of the World. At 10,023 feet, the views from the summit are simply incredible. On a clear day, you can see for miles in every direction. Haleakala is also home to hundreds of rare and endangered plants and animals. So be sure to bring your camera and plenty of film!
Haleakala is one of the most unique places on Earth. It’s not only the tallest mountain on Maui, but it’s also home to some of the most rare and endangered plants and animals. The summit is 3,000 feet above sea level, and from there you can see for miles in all directions. On a clear day, you can even see the Big Island! Watching the sunrise is one of the most popular things to do at Haleakala. Every morning, people from all over the world come to watch the sun peek over the crater. It’s an amazing sight that you won’t find anywhere else!
Haleakalā National Park is home to many rare and endangered plants and animals and our certified interpretive guides offer lessons on the park’s history and ecology. The Nene goose, Hawaii’s state bird, is found nowhere else in the world. The Silversword plant is another endemic species that is only found in Haleakalā. These plants and animals are important to the park and its ecosystem. Protecting their habitats is essential to preserving the park’s biodiversity.
After you’ve had time to savor the sunrise, we’ll board the bus for some more sightseeing around the island. We will visit the Upcountry towns of Makawao and Kula where Maui’s rich farming and ranching history is still evident by the vast pastures that line the side of the mountain and a real cowboy town. As we visit the North Shore you will learn about how the sugar and pineapple plantations shaped this area and the culture of the island, and how the small north shore town of Pa’ia was once a gathering place for entertainment and fun. Along the way, you will learn about an evolving people and culture, and the myths and legends that inspired them.
View the sunrise from atop Haleakala, at nearly 10,000ft.
Exciting and informative guided tour of Haleakala Park and Upcountry Maui
Visit the historic paniolo town of Makawao and lively Northshore town Paia
Pickup at your hotel
See rare Silversword plants and Nene geese
We start off with a pre-dawn pickup at your hotel in our comfortable van, then head up the winding road to the Haleakala Summit. As the sun begins to peek over the horizon, you will find yourself at the 10,000-foot summit of Haleakala National Park. Here, you will witness one of the most awe-inspiring sunrises in the world.
After enjoying the sunrise, you will be treated to a guided vehicle tour of the park. Our NAI Certified Interpretive Guides will share insightful information about Haleakala's fascinating geology, ecology, and enlightening tales about Maui's local culture and history.
Haleakalā National Park is home to hundreds of rare and endangered plant and animal species. Among these are the Nene goose, Hawaii's state bird, and the Silversword plant, found nowhere else in the world. Visitors can help to protect this unique plant by staying on designated trails and avoiding trampling or picking the plants.
After an enchanting morning at Haleakala National Park, this tour visits the historic towns of Makawao and Paia. These charming towns offer a glimpse into Maui's rich cultural heritage and are sure to delight guests of all ages.
9-Hour Sunrise Van Tour From Maui Hotels
*Guests staying at West or Central Maui location – Monday and Thursday. Guests staying and a South or Central Maui Location – Tuesday and Friday. Pick up is approximately 1.5 hours prior to check-in. Contact us for exact times.
All reservations are paid for in full at the time of booking. Cancelations within the last 48 hours prior to the activity date will not be issued any refund and will be charged 100% for the activity. No Refunds will be issued to "No Shows". Cancelations due to medical reasons can result in a refund if a doctor’s note is provided.
Groups of 10 or more must cancel at least 1 week (7 days) prior to their scheduled activity date. If a cancelation for a group booking is made after the 7-day mark, there will be no refund issued.