Haleakalā National Park

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Haleakalā National Park: Our most recommended tours and activities

Maui: Haleakala National Park Sunrise Tour

1. Maui: Haleakala National Park Sunrise Tour

Travel to the 10,023-foot summit of Haleakalā National Park to view Maui’s amazing sunrise. Experience a sunrise like no other as the vastness of Haleakalā National Park awakens with  views opening in all directions and the sun casting amazing hues of light into the crater floor.  Be transported in comfort with Maui’s newest fleet of guided tour vehicles with large viewing windows, comfortable seating, and climate-controlled interiors. Enjoy a guided narrative including the history of Haleakalā National Park, flora, fauna and cultural significance of the area.  Stay warm at the summit as you enjoy complimentary use of warm jackets and gloves while you take in the stunning surroundings.  After your Haleakalā sunrise experience, enjoy a stop at the historic Kula Lodge for more amazing valley views and a delicious lodge breakfast experience. Choose from vegetarian, gluten-free, and light options as you watch the day begin in the valley below.  The activity provider is committed to the preservation of Hawaii's landscape and culture and wants as many people as possible to experience the natural wonder of the Hawaiian Islands. Part of your booking's proceeds goes to the "1% For The Planet" campaign where 1% of annual company revenue goes back to local environmental and charitable nonprofits. Important hotel pick-up information: Based on the time of year, the sun rises at different times, and tour pickup times vary month by month. The pick-up time ranges throughout the year are as follows: January - February 2:50AM - 3:20AM March 2:20AM - 2:50AM April - September 1:50AM - 2:20AM October - November 2:20AM - 2:50AM December 2:50AM - 3:20AM

Maui: Sunrise & Breakfast Tour to Haleakala National Park

2. Maui: Sunrise & Breakfast Tour to Haleakala National Park

Make the most of your time in Maui by witnessing the breaking of a new day at the top of Mt. Haleakala on this bus day trip with hotel pickup and drop-off from select locations in Maui. Start your day with an energizing island breakfast before exploring the raw beauty of Mt. Haleakala. Dress warmly for the adventure that begins practically in the middle of the breezy Hawaiian night. The early-morning pickup quickly turns into a pre-dawn delight as guests gaze out at the Kula District's one-of-a-kind landscape and terrain. Prepare yourself for an unmatched sunrise. This tour nourishes the soul and the body: coffee and pastries are included. Accompanied by your driver-guide, return to your accommodation by late morning, inspired by the mountaintop sunrise.

Haleakala National Park: Crater and Summit Hike

3. Haleakala National Park: Crater and Summit Hike

Trek through the sublime scenery of Haleakala National Park and absorb incredible views from the summit. Enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime experience as you hike to the crater of a dormant volcano. Follow two different trails within the park in the company of an expert guide, as you marvel at the stunning landscape in a small group. Look out for the unique flora and fauna native to Haleakala, such as the otherworldly Hawaiian Silversword, and try to spot the Hawaiian Nene (goose) wandering through the undergrowth.

Maui: Haleakalā National Park Sunset Tour

4. Maui: Haleakalā National Park Sunset Tour

Take a fantastic tour in the twilight hours to witness a sunset from atop Haleakalā, a dormant crater in Haleakalā National Park. View Maui on the ascent from the safety and comfort of your bus. Catch a glimpse of the endemic Hawaiian Nene goose and the Silversword plant on your ascent. Watch the sunset with an incredible view from 9,740 feet elevation. Listen to your driver tell Hawaiian legends and learn about the history and culture of Maui. Descend from the crater and note the changes in topography and weather. Pass through Kula town in upcountry Maui on your return and see flourishing farmland and stunning views of the land below.

Maui Dream 65-minute Helicopter Flight

5. Maui Dream 65-minute Helicopter Flight

Soar into the sky and experience the serenity of Maui, "The Valley Isle", on this complete circle island expedition. Climb above Haleakala National Park with views of the crater, the Hana Rainforest, West Maui Mountains, and lao Valley State Park. View Maui's lush landscape, breathtaking coastlines, hidden valleys, scenic waterfalls, and the sharp-blue waters of the Pacific Ocean. Fly near Lahaina, Kapalua, Kaanapali, Wailea, and Hana and witness the stark contrast from upcountry to the beaches of Hawaii's second-largest island. Embark on the journey of a lifetime.

Maui: Self-Drive Sightseeing Road Trip

6. Maui: Self-Drive Sightseeing Road Trip

Embark on a self-driving road trip with a guide in your pocket. Skip the crowded tour buses and experience Maui independently, at your own pace. See historic sites, popular attractions, world-class beaches, and scenic hikes. Listen to local stories, legends, and fun facts about the places you’re visiting as well as unique Hawaiian music to entertain and relax you along the way. Experiences you can have on the tour are: • Hike to Twin Falls • Explore Wai'anapanapa State Park to visit a black sand beach • Hike to Maui’s Red Sand Beach • Swim at Oheo Gulch (Seven Sacred Falls)  • Explore a lava tube • Explore the Backside to Hana • Visit scenic waterfalls • Watch the sunrise atop Mt. Haleakala • Hike the Hosmer Grove or Sliding Sands trails • Visit a lavender or dairy farm • Walk through historic Makawao Town

Maui: Haleakala and Ia'o Valley Tour

7. Maui: Haleakala and Ia'o Valley Tour

Take in the breathtaking sights and catch the highlights of upcountry Maui on this guided day tour.  Start your day with a journey to Haleakala National Park to see famous dormant volcano Halekalalā, the “House of the Sun”.  This National Park showcases the best of Maui in its truest and most natural form. Covering 33,000 acres of volcanic wilderness, witness the unforgettable sweeping views from what seems to be the top of the world.  Discover native plants and wildlife including the rare silversword plant which only grows on the slopes of Haleakala. You will also have time to check out the Haleakalā Visitor Center’s educational exhibits. On the next part of your adventure, head to Wailuku Town in central Maui. This is the capital of Maui County and a historic plantation town. Your guide will share their insights about the local culture and history of this vibrant town. After that, don't miss out on scenic ‘Iao Valley and marvel at the famed ʻIao Needle in its towering glory.  Learn about the site of a great battle between King Kamehameha I and Maui's army in an effort to unite the Hawaiian Islands. Finish off your day by climbing 133 steps to the top the ‘Iao Valley lookout where you will be rewarded by mesmerizing 360-degree views.  

Maui: Full Day Haleakala Tour with Sunset

8. Maui: Full Day Haleakala Tour with Sunset

Enjoy a magical Haleakala Sunset tour and see both the scenic and cultural side of Upcountry Maui, as well as a healthy chunk of the famed Hana Highway. Be picked up from the hotel around 9:00 am, and travel first to Ho'okipa (Turtle Beach), known for its impressive waves and reef. See the beautiful rainbow Eucalyptus trees and have the opportunity to snap some photos with them on a brief stop. Stop at the Garden of Eden Arboretum and Botanical garden for a snack, and see some of the over 700 species within the arboretum, which is painstakingly cared for by a private staff with diligent conservation practices. Travel to the Twin Falls trail in Maui, known for its lush nature and beautiful waterfalls, and take some time to hike the trail, take a dip in some of the natural pools, and take some beautiful photos. Make a stop in Paia, a lovely and quaint small town on the northern coast of Maui, and enjoy a tasty lunch during the stop. Take pictures at the old Paia high school on a brief stop before moving on to Makawao to walk around, shop, and take more pictures. Enjoy another short photo opportunity at Oprah's property in Maui. Move on to Rice Park for more photo-taking, and make use of the chance to use a bathroom. Enjoy another delicious meal at dinner time, from around 6:45-7:15, before returning to the hotel for drop-off around 8:00 pm to 8:30 pm. Skip the crowds of the summit and enjoy a personal experience in a more private location. Experience a panoramic view from thousands of feet above sea level, ending with an amazing sunset.

Maui: Private Haleakala Sunset Tour with Dinner

9. Maui: Private Haleakala Sunset Tour with Dinner

Travel to the central Upcountry region of Maui, the site of the imposing Haleakala volcano, on a guided tour in a luxury vehicle. Enjoy stops at several locations, including the beach at Ho'okipa and the charming town of Makawao, before enjoying dinner on the slopes of Haleakala. Start with pickup from your hotel and first travel to Ho'okipa beach, known for its stunning views, high waves, and giant turtles who often lie on its golden sands. Have a photo stop here and take the amazing vistas of crashing waves on the beach. Continue with a short photo stop at Old Paia High School. Then, head to the heart of the Upcountry at the town of Makawao. Take some time here to do a bit of shopping as you explore its charming streets. After exploring the town for a bit, travel along the Kula Highway, enjoying the panoramic views all around you. Make a stop at Harold W Rice Memorial Park for a brief photo stop to take in your surroundings. Finally, arrive at a scenic private location on the slopes of the Haleakala volcano. Enjoy a private dinner surrounded by stunning scenery and tranquil nature, with the possibility of seeing birds and paragliders soaring overhead. Admire a beautiful and tranquil sunset before enjoying a delicious dinner. Afterward, relax on your journey back to your hotel in Maui.

Maui: Guided Hike of Haleakala Crater with Lunch

10. Maui: Guided Hike of Haleakala Crater with Lunch

Hike both sides of the dormant volcano Haleakala on this adventurous trail. First, take a 2-mile hike to the 10,000-foot summit where huge cinder cones dominate the desert-like, expansive scenery. On your walk, learn about Maui and see rare, natural wonders atop the volcanic crater. Next, embark on another 2-mile hike at 8,000 ft. on a lava trail lined with rare native plant species. Discover a place of beauty that evokes awe in people of all ages. Look out at your incredible surroundings which, on a clear day, seem to go on forever. 

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What people are saying about Haleakalā National Park

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 318 reviews

Our guide, Glenn, was friendly and knowledgeable. Took some pictures of us watching the sunrise and sent them to us. One of the other guides took time lapse photos which Glenn also sent to us. The sunrise was spectacular and absolutely worth getting up for.

It was excellent experience. The tour guide, Caroline, was very pleasant person and had a good knowledge of Hawaiian history. She was extremely helpful throughout the trip.

We were lucky due to a cancellation to get a private flight and Jake the pilot was extremely professional and informative. What an amazing ride. Worth every penny!

A must have if going to Maui. You really get the most out of your trip. So many fun adventures!!!!

Great guide. Spectacular sunrise & a beautiful garden to end the tour