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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 form vegetarian, gluten free and light options as you watch the day begin in the valley below.  The local partner 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 go 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 pick-up 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 Please contact the local operator after booking to confirm your pick-up time and location.

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: Self-Drive Sightseeing Road Trip

3. 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

Oahu: Sunrise & Full-Day Island Photo Tour with Small Group

4. Oahu: Sunrise & Full-Day Island Photo Tour with Small Group

An experienced guide will pick you up at the Waikiki location and then head to the east side of the island for sunrise. On the day of the tour there are 4 different locations to choose from depending on the season. This small group tour (limited to 7 people) brings together the Sunrise Tour’s first stop and the best of the Island Tour.  After sunrise there is a stop for a quick breakfast at a local bakery before heading to the North Shore. Along the way learn about Hawaiian history, culture and geology from a nature guide. Each location stop is dramatically different from the the others. Locations include landmark sites and hidden scenic areas along the windward coastline and in the Ko’olau mountains.  Each day is different depending on season and weather. There is a lunch stop (no-host) on the famous North Shore. Experienced photo guides lead small groups on this visual road trip adventure. Guides assist or teach basic photography skills with any camera or smart phone. Although this is a photo tour you do not have to be a photographer to enjoy the tour. All skills are welcome. Many people only bring their smart phones. Any experienced photographer will appreciate the unique locations. During the day there are twelve stops allowing you to enjoy and capture the beauty of Hawaii. Locations include lava rock beaches, sandy beaches, vistas, lookouts, Hawaiian temples, mountains, off-shore islands, 150-year-old banyan tree, surfing beaches and a good chance to see the Hawaiian monk seal or green sea turtle.  Heading back to Waikiki we see the Wailua coffee farm and miles of pineapple fields. At the end of the tour guests will have experienced the best of O’ahu scenic spots, learned about Hawaiian history and culture, eaten at highly rated local’s restaurants or trucks, and captured the beauty of Oahu in stunning photographs.  

Oahu: Half-Day Sunrise Photo Tour from Waikiki

5. Oahu: Half-Day Sunrise Photo Tour from Waikiki

Benefit from pick-up at your hotel in Waikiki 1 hour before dawn. Then, watch the sunrise from one of 4 possible locations, depending on the season and weather. Next, embark on a scenic road trip and stop at 4 or 5 carefully selected locations, such as Lanai Point, Makapu’u Point or the Pali Lookout. Get stunning views of the 2.5 million-year-old volcanic Koʻolau Mountain Range. Encounter ancient trees, sacred temples, tropical bamboo forests and the most beautiful white sand beach on O’ahu. Get the chance to buy breakfast at a local Kailua coffeehouse along the way.

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Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 62 reviews

Keith was amazing - the experience was amazing. Sunrise was awesome as well. The breakfast was at a proper, beautiful lodge/restaurant (unlike other breakfasts generally given by other tours). It was all very well organized and everything was on time and taken care of.

Our tour guide was absolutely fantastic. I believe his name was Keith. Great tour! Super informative! He knew so much about the island and Hawaii. Would definitely join again!

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 picked up and dropped off at hotel. Guide was entertaining. The sunrise experience was amazing!

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