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Haleakalā National Park

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.

Maui: Two-Island Scenic Helicopter Flight to Molokai

3. Maui: Two-Island Scenic Helicopter Flight to Molokai

Experience the beauty of Hawaii from a different perspective on a scenic helicopter flight over Maui and Molokai. Climb aboard at Kahului Heliport and fly over the world's largest sea cliffs. Get bird's eye views of the dramatic waterfalls of Molokai, including Kahiwa Falls. Continue towards the remote north shore to gaze down at the Halawa Valley and the vast fish ponds. Fly over the Pailolo Channel to admire the scenic waters between the islands, including Elephant Rock. Fly over Maui for intimate views of the Valley State Park. Get privileged views of the cascades of Honokohau Falls, the island's tallest waterfall. Look to the horizon to see the dormant volcano of Haleakala and the rugged peaks of the West Maui Mountains. With favorable conditions, you may even see the Wall of Tears waterfall.

Maui: Haleakala 5-Line Zipline Adventure

4. Maui: Haleakala 5-Line Zipline Adventure

Head to the slopes of Maui's famous Haleakala volcano and enjoy the perfect activity to include on any visit to beautiful upcountry Maui. Combine 5 picturesque zipline crossings and an Indiana Jones-style swinging bridge through a towering forest. Learn about Hawaii's natural environment and Maui's long ranching history as you fly through the trees on this one-of-a-kind adventure. Feel the excitement as each zipline crossing gets longer and more exciting. Take in the stunning views as you fly through the air, gazing at the lush forest. The local partner is committed to the preservation of Hawaii's landscape and culture and wants you 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 non-profits.

Haleakala National Park: Crater and Summit Hike

5. 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

6. 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: Self-Drive Sightseeing Road Trip

7. 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: Sunrise Self-Guided Driving Tour

8. Maui: Sunrise Self-Guided Driving Tour

Travel across the island of Maui on an early morning driving tour you can enjoy at your own pace. Follow a GPS-enabled audio guide through quaint towns, the Makawao forest, and the Kula Botanical Garden. Take in the lush scenery and reach Haleakalā volcano to admire the sunrise from the summit. Download the app that will function as your personal guide and head out on your own vehicle to the town of Kahului. Head inland through the picturesque town of Pukalani and listen to an insightful introduction to Maui's historic cowboys, known as 'paniolos'. Learn about the island's rich culture as you become surrounded by the lush wilderness of the Makawao Forest Reserve, featuring some fantastic hiking and biking trails through the jungle. Pass a park full of friendly chickens before arriving at the Kula Botanical Garden. Pause your tour at any of these locations or head straight into Haleakalā National Park to catch the sunrise. Begin ascending the awe-inspiring volcano, rising over 29,000 feet from its base below the sea. Get acquainted with myths and legends about this natural landmark as you drive up. Find a couple of hiking trails with great mountaintop views, as well as two fantastic overlooks of the crater and surrounding landscape. Reach the Haleakalā Visitor Center and Red Hill, the highest point on the island. End your adventure with striking panoramic views from the top.

Maui: Circle Island Helicopter Flight with Road to Hana

9. Maui: Circle Island Helicopter Flight with Road to Hana

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: Haleakala and Ia'o Valley Tour

10. 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.  

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What people are saying about Haleakalā National Park

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 484 reviews

It was super windy the morning we went up, and I was glad I had pre-ordered five jackets for all five of my family members (my dad and brother originally didn't think they would need an extra jacket). As offensive as the wind was, the experience was overall pretty magical. The roads are designed in such a way that very few people got motion sickness (our guide provided ginger chews to everyone just in case still), the conditions were just right and we were able to see the full sunrise (they reportedly couldn't see a thing just the day before), and the breakfast afterwards was in a quaint setting. Great experience overall!

Hands down a must, if you’re coming to Maui. Our tour guide Glenn (with 2 N’s) is hands down one of the best tour guides to have on this island.. I would even attempt to book him or get in his van if you can. He made the experience that much better. Knowledgable and passionate about Maui and left with an education on the island I had NEVER thought I’d imagine. AMAZING. Thank you!

Wonderful app for those driving alone or with others. I enjoyed the turn by turn instruction, even those mentioning rest areas, bathroom availability and food options. I really enjoyed the soft musical island musical background. Great app and would buy for other locations, giving historical info was perfect as it gave me insight to the culture.

Amazing tour! Bring plenty of warm clothes as it is incredibly windy and cold at the top! The breakfast afterwards was very good!

Thoroughly enjoyed this package. It was informative and entertaining.