Sunrise Tour to Haleakala Volcano

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Duration: 9h
Location: Mount Haleakala, Maui, HI United States | Maui, United States

Category: Tours & Sightseeing

38-mile (61-km) ascent to the summit of Haleakala volcano
Sunrise vistas from 10,023 feet (3,055 m) above sea level
Chance to see the rare silversword plant
Full breakfast at a Maui restaurant
Descending the slopes of Haleakala in the morning light

Guided tour of Mount Haleakala
Admission fees
Coffee and pastries
Roundtrip transportation to and from your hotel
Live tour commentary in English


Set out for an early morning island excursion with a sunrise tour to the peak of Haleakala, Maui's sleeping volcano. Travel by van to the 10,023-foot (3,055-m) summit to experience Haleakala National Park at dawn, and take in sweeping island vistas from the Pu'u Ula'ula Overlook.

After your pre-dawn hotel pickup, energize with coffee and pastries as you make your way to Haleakala National Park, where you ascend 38 miles (61 km) to the top of Haleakala, known in ancient Hawaiian as “House of the Sun.” Listen to your guide recount local Hawaiian legends and myths surrounding the volcano.

Once at the summit, catch the sun as it peeks over the horizon, offering you a mesmerizing sunrise scene. Oranges, yellows, and blues collide to create a kaleidoscope of color that lights up the whole island, including the Big Island in the distance.

At the Pu'u Ula'ula Overlook, admire the stunning panoramas of the lava fields, and peer down the 3,000-foot (914-me) drop into Haleakala's cavernous crater. While you explore, keep your eyes peeled for silversword, a spherical, silver-haired plant only found on the island of Maui at elevations above 6,900 feet (2,103 m).

Take a moment to stop by the Visitor's Center and marvel at the surrounding natural beauty as you descend Haleakala to enjoy a full breakfast at 1 of Maui's restaurants.

Cancellation Policy: 5 days
Know before you book: Children 2 and younger are complimentary., This tour is operated on very rough, winding roads. If you are pregnant, or have back or neck problems, you should carefully consider whether to participate., Weather permitting, sunrise views are not guaranteed., Pickup is between 2 AM and 3:15 AM depending on sunrise. You will receive confirmation of pick-up time once booking is received.

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