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$150 + taxes & fees

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Haleakalā Sunrise Tours – $209 + Taxes & Fees

Join us for one of the most breathtaking sunrises on the planet- daybreak at Haleakalā’s towering summit. Experience the magic of the crater at dawn, followed by an exciting guided vehicle tour of Haleakalā National Park and Upcountry. Our NAI Certified Interpretive Guides illuminate the park’s interesting geology and ecology. Before concluding the tour, guests will visit the historic paniolo town of Makawao and the vibrant north shore outpost of Paʻia. See Tour Details

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Haleakalā Summit Tours – $209 + Taxes & Fees

Peer into Haleakalā’s dramatic volcanic amphitheater and learn about Hawaiian culture, history, and ecology from NAI Certified guides. This excursion kicks off with a guided vehicle tour of Upcountry Maui before visiting Haleakala National Park . This enlightening and informative experience highlights Haleakalā’s unique flora and fauna, intriguing geology, and significance in Hawaiian culture. See Tour Details

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Haleakalā Sunset Tours – $209 + Taxes & Fees

Towering at 10,023 feet, Haleakalā produces one of the world’s most sensational sunset views. This exciting and educational experience leads with a guided vehicle tour of Upcountry and Haleakalā National Park . Along the way, our NAI Certified interpretive guides discuss the area’s unique geological and ecological features. Post sunset, guests will find themselves in one of the best stargazing locations in the world. Not only will guests be treated to an unforgettable evening, but they will also come away with an invaluable, insightful understanding of Hawaiian culture and history. See Tour Details

This tour is very popular, book early to secure your spot!

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Road to Hāna Tou – $229 + Taxes & Fees

The paradisiacal Road to Hāna is a journey like no other. Join us for an in-depth exploration of the best of East Maui, from the windswept north shore to the rocky Keʻanae Coast and beyond. On this enlightening excursion, guests are treated to dazzling visuals and informative commentary by our NAI Certified guides. Our knowledgeable guides offer valuable insight into the flora, fauna, history, and culture of East Maui. By using spacious transit vans with large glass windows, guests can sit back, relax, and soak in the arresting beauty of the Road to Hāna. See Tour Details

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Tropical Rainforest Tour – $194  + Taxes & Fees

The rainforest-covered, waterfall-strewn Road to Hāna is one of Maui’s most famed attractions. Our Tropical Rainforest Tour explores halfway to Hāna, allowing guests to experience some of East Maui’s most memorable sites without spending an entire day on the road. Watch as the landscape morphs from windswept coast to luxuriant rainforest. Our NAI Certified guides are veritable Road to Hāna experts and share detailed information regarding the area’s history, culture, and ecology. This excursion visits top sites like Paʻia Town, Hoʻokipa Beach Park, the Garden of Eden, and Keʻanae Peninsula. See Tour Details

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Discover Maui’s Best Towns – $150  + Taxes & Fees

With this fabulous Maui walking tour of the North Shore town of Paia and the Upcountry town of Makawao, you’ll not only discover the unique character of these towns but also gain insights into their history, cultural influences, and the artistic spirit that defines them. It’s a delightful day filled with local flavors, artistic treasures, and the warm hospitality of Maui’s best towns. See Tour Details

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Discover Maui's Best Towns Paia Aerial View

North Shore Scenic Shuttle – $39  + Taxes & Fees

Experience the beauty and charm of Maui’s North Shore with our Maui Scenic Shuttle Service, designed to showcase some of the island’s most captivating destinations. From the moment you step off your cruise ship at the Kahului Harbor Cruise Ship Port, you’ll embark on a memorable journey that combines the natural beauty of Maui’s North Shore with the cultural exploration of the historic town of Paia. See Tour Details

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South Shore Scenic Shuttle – $39  + Taxes & Fees

Experience the best of Maui’s natural beauty and cultural treasures on a memorable journey that offers a perfect blend of botanical beauty and marine marvels. It’s a fantastic way to make the most of your time on Maui, allowing you to appreciate the diverse landscapes and cultural richness of the island. Explore two of Maui’s favorite locations, the beautiful Maui Tropical Plantation and the stunning Maui Ocean Center. See Tour Details

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Haleakala EcoTours is the easiest way to experience the breathtaking beauty of Maui’s Haleakalā Crater. We’re dedicated to providing spectacular, interesting tours rooted in environmental and cultural awareness and responsibility.

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Haleakala Sunset Tour

The experience was amazing but i thought we were spending more time there, 7.5 - 9 hour(s) incl. transportation, available mon, sat, pick-up available.

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  • Participation period: 2024/05/29 - 2024/12/31
  • Until: 2024/12/31

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Pick-up from Maui Hotels

Guests will have the opportunity to purchase food and drinks on their own at Safeway and Kula Market before heading to Haleakala Summit.

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Nestled on the edge of Haleakala Crater at 9,740 ft, the Haleakala Visitor Center offers some interesting facts to provide context for your journey, as well as great views of the paths that cut through the volcanic landscape.

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Any list of things to do on Maui will include a Haleakala Crater sunset tour, and there's a good reason for that. The experience of watching the sky change into a kaleidoscope of color at the top of the world just can't be adequately described in words.

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Pick-up/check-in time & location.

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Drop-off/Check-out Time & Location

Start time :, 13:30-14:30, 14:00-15:00.

  • As this is a sunset tour, pick-up times will vary from day to day depending on the size of the tour group and sunset time. Please see the following PDF for a detailed schedule of pick-up times and locations: Maui_M5_040919.pdf

22:00-22:30

22:30-23:00, important activity information, restrictions.

  • This activity is wheelchair accessible.
  • Children of all ages can participate in this activity.
  • Guests should not have serious fear of heights (acrophobia).
  • Not recommended for people with heart or respiratory conditions that may be exacerbated due to high altitude.
  • People who have gone scuba diving should wait 24 hours before going on this tour to mitigate the risk of decompression sickness.
  • This tour is operated on very rough, winding roads. It is not recommended for pregnant women, those with back/joint problems or those prone to motion sickness.
  • Wheelchair Accessibility: A transfer vehicle equipped with a lift is available with prior notification of at least one week. Please indicate during booking to secure arrangements. All stops and facilities visited are wheelchair accessible.
  • The weather at the summit of Haleakala is unpredictable. Temperatures commonly range between 40° and 65°F, but can drop below freezing at anytime of year due to the wind chill factor. The weather changes rapidly on Haleakala. Intense sunlight, thick clouds, heavy rain and high winds can happen at any moment. Wear lightweight, layered clothing that will keep you warm even in wet weather, and sturdy, closed toe shoes.

Other requirements

  • Please call the activity provider 24 hours before your activity to reconfirm your booking. Your voucher has the necessary contact information listed.

Required items to bring & attire

  • Bottled water
  • Please dress warmly for your Haleakala tour as temperatures fluctuate.
  • The National Park Service requires masks be worn in all indoor settings at National Parks. In addition, any venue guests visit may have their own masking policies and as a best practice it is recommended to always have a mask on hand.

Additional notes

  • The activity schedule is subject to change or cancellation due to weather or traffic conditions.
  • Gratuity is not included in the price.
  • Meals are not included in the price.
  • If the sunset is not visible due to inclement weather conditions, refunds will not be issued on those grounds alone.

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Cousin Mitch did a great job explaining the culture, history and beauty of Haleakala on our sunset tour on Saturday October 29.

The Haleakala National Park possesses a unique landscape and a variety of species only found there. All the stops we made on our way up were worth it, however, our guide told us that the restaurant and visitor's center ... were not operating because of a lack of personnel, so it'd be nicer to have these options available. According to the description of the tour, we were supposed to get back to our pick-up place/hotel after 10 pm but we got back at 8:30 pm. I was expecting to do some stargazing up there in the mountain but there was no time, our guide asked us to be back n the van at 6:45 pm...so this is was I liked the least!! Other than that, our guide was very polite and helpful, and he gave us a lot of information about the places we were visiting.

Gorgeous Experience!

Sunset seems to be just as beautiful! Happy I chose tis tour to get up the volcano

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  • Any cancellations made after 15:00 local time, 3 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.
  • Any changes made after 15:00 local time, 3 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount. This includes, but not limited to, change of the activity date/ time, package, the number of participants, etc.
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Change policy, is this activity family-friendly.

Yes, but families traveling with younger children should be sure to have them wear warm clothing.

How will I know my pick-up time?

After you complete your booking, you will receive a confirmation e-mail which includes your pick-up time location and time.

Is it safe on top of Haleakala?

Yes. Although guests with cardiovascular or respiratory issues should consult with their physician before planning a trip to the summit of Haleakala on Maui, this is a generally safe experience, even for young children. Please be advised, however, that guests who have gone scuba diving in the last 72 hours should refrain from taking a tour to the top of Haleakala, as the change in elevation can cause decompression sickness.

What is the weather like on Haleakala?

High elevation and open exposure to the wind make the summit of Haleakala fairly cold, even during the summer months. Consider packing a thick sweater or even a winter jacket for your trip.

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A sensational solar experience and incredible panoramic views from atop Haleakala at 9,740 feet elevation. Marvel at the show of dazzling light and breathtaking colors. The early departure time for sunrise viewing may be challenging for some and families love touring in the evening. Join us for an equally impressive sunset viewing from the “House of the Sun” in Haleakala National Park . A fabulous finale to a wonderful Maui vacation.

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Tour Highlights:

  • Hotel pickup in a mini coach with large windows for viewing Haleakala’s landscape.
  • Kula Lodge Marketplace with its unique crafts and gifts is visited just before entering Haleakala National Park. An opportunity to purchase light snacks and drinks. 
  • Haleakala National Park surrounds the world’s largest dormant volcano, spanning more than 30,000 acres. Haleakala was formed approximately 1 million years ago through the building up of layers of flowing lava and has been a sacred location for Polynesian people who settled on the island 400-650 A.D. It remains sacred to the Hawaiian people to this day. Pass ancient sacred locations, and witness breathtaking views from the safety and comfort of your vehicle.
  • Silversword plants , found only at Haleakala, and the rare Nene Goose may be seen as you ascend the volcano.
  • Ranger Station of the Park is at 7,000 ft where a convenient rest stop is taken.
  • Stunning Sunset View of the celestial kaleidoscope of light and color at twilight. Your vantage point at an elevation of 9,740 ft offers a sunset view that cannot be surpassed any place on earth.
  • Haleakala Visitor Center , situated in a rustic stone structure constructed in the 1930’s on the edge of a cliff.
  • “Ascend to the Heavens” as you gently glide through the changes in topography, weather, and scenery accompany elevation changes, as we drive thru kula in the Upcountry region maui comes into focus.
  • Souvenir pamphlet containing facts, Hawaiian cultural information, and more.
  • Hotel return after your inspiring Maui sunset tour.
  • Dress warmly (important). The temperature can be as low as around 20 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Haleakala National Park admission fees included.
  • Ranger Station at Haleakala National Park.
  • Comfortable drive to the “House of the Sun” , Haleakala.
  • Breathtaking Haleakala sunset viewing at 9,740 ft elevation that you’ll never forget.
  • Mini coach vehicle, small group tour.
  • Remarkable views of Kula, Upcountry Maui, and environs during descent.
  • Kindly note that this tour is not recommended for guests with heart or respiratory conditions that may be exacerbated due to high altitude. People who have gone scuba diving should wait 72 hours before going on this tour. No refunds if Haleakala  sunset is not visible due to inclement weather conditions. This tour is operated on rough, winding roads. It is not recommended for pregnant women or those with back or motion problems.

Departure & Return Location

Hotel pick-up is provided from major Maui hotels. Enter the name of your hotel at time of reservation. Phone our Reservations Department at 808-877-4242 , 24 hours prior to the tour to re-confirm your pick up time and place. We are not permitted to pick up in residential areas or at B&B’s.

Apr 1 – Sep 30 (summer schedule) : Depart:  2:00 PM    Return:  9:00 PM Oct 1 – Mar 31 (winter schedule) : Depart:  1:30 PM     Return:  8:30 PM

Price Includes

  • Round-Trip Transportation in Air-Conditioned Comfort
  • Expert live narration.
  • Scenic 38-mile driving ascent of Haleakala
  • Haleakala National Park admission included
  • Sunset viewing from atop beautiful Haleakala.

Additional Info

Pick-up information:.

Hotel pick-up is provided from major Maui hotels. Enter the name of your hotel at time of reservation. Phone our Maui Station at 808-877-4242, 24 hours prior to the tour to re-confirm your pick up time and place. We are not permitted to pick up in residential areas or at B&B’s.

Tour Restriction:

This tour is not recommended for guests with heart or respiratory conditions that may be exacerbated due to high altitude. People who have gone scuba diving should wait 72 hours before going on this tour. This tour is operated on rough, winding roads. It is not recommended for pregnant women or those with back or motion problems.

Cancellation Policy:

If the tour is canceled with more than 72 hours notice, the total amount is refunded. If the tour is canceled without 72 hours notice, full charges apply. No shows incur full charges. Claims for refunds must be made within 30 days of the date of service. Refunds or partial refunds for tours, activities, flights, or venues that are cancelled due to reasons outside of our control (weather, force majeure, etc.) as well as refunds for extenuating circumstances will not be honored.

Haleakala Authorized Concessioner

Haleakala Authorized Concessioner  The National Park Service and the Department of the Interior authorize Polynesian Adventure Activities to serve the public in Haleakala National Park.

This service is operated by Polynesian Adventure Activities, a Concessioner under contract with the U.S. Government and administered by the National Park Service. The Concessioner is responsible for conducting these operations in a satisfactory manner. Prices are approved by the National Park Service. Please address comments to:

Superintendent Haleakala National Park PO Box 369 Makawao, HI 96768

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As you ascend Haleakala, one of the largest volcanoes in the world, we'll make a stop at the Kula Lodge Marketplace to rest and browse unique hand-crafted pieces by local Maui artisans.  The Lodge is also surrounded by gardens of flowers and views of the Pacific Ocean. Next up are the Haleakala Rangers Station at 7,000 feet and the Haleakala Visitors Center at 9,740 feet above sea level, from where you'll enjoy spectacular crater and sunset views.

Tour Highlights:

  • Travel up Mt. Haleakala and enjoy incredible panoramic views
  • Kula Lodge Market Place - offers gourmet items, apparel, hand-crafted local art, and gardens of flowers
  • Haleakala Rangers Station – stunning views at 7,000 foot elevation
  • Haleakala Visitors Center – crater views at 9,740 foot elevation
  • Sunset viewing at the summit – enjoy the celestial rainbow of colors
  • Journey back down Haleakala and see Maui's lowlands

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Tour Overview

Many travelers summit Haleakala for the sunrise but you can beat the crowds by visiting for an equally scenic sunset instead. Enjoy the best sunset view on Maui from the island’s tallest peak

  • Tour Name: Haleakala Maui Sunset Tour
  • Availability: Mondays and Saturdays
  • Duration: 7h
  • Start Time: 1:30 PM

What's included

  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Haleakala National Park admission fee
  • Tour narration by a professional driver/guide
  • Pick-up and drop-off at specific Maui hotels
  • Entry/Admission – Maui
  • Port pickup and drop-off

What to expect

After the convenient hotel pickup in an air-conditioned coach, sink into a comfortable seat for the journey up the mountain. Make a stop at the Kula Lodge Marketplace where you can experience the art and culinary talents of Maui and Hawaii’s renowned artists and craftsmen.

After a stop at the Haleakala Park Visitor Center at about 7,000 feet (2,134m), make the final, winding, push towards the volcano’s magnificent summit. The crater overlook is just below the summit at 9,740 feet (2,969m), and there’s a good chance you’ll be one of the only people there. Gaze upon the colorful crater with its smooth, lunar cinder cones, and peer across the orange horizon to the peaks of the Big Island in the distance. After staying to watch the stars twinkle high above the volcano, you will begin your descent the mountain with the evening concluding with a convenient drop-off right back at your hotel.

Departure and return

Traveler pickup is offered.

IMPORTANT: Access is restricted to Lahaina on the west side of Maui.

The tour times provided reflect the start and end of the tour, but not your exact pickup and drop off time. Whether or not you’ve provided your hotel/lodging at the time of booking, you are required to contact the tour provider no less than (2) days prior to your tour date to receive your exact pickup time and location. The tour provider will advise you of the specific area at the hotel/lodging you should wait; for example “at the front entrance.” Please be there at least 5 minutes before your pickup time. If your hotel/lodging is not included on our pickup schedule, you’ll be advised to meet at nearby location. Please note that we are prohibited by certain properties to pickup non-hotel guests and we do not pick-up at private properties such as AirBnB’s and residential areas.

Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.

Accessibility

  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible

Additional information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Please contact the tour provider at minimum of 7 days prior to the tour date for ADA and all special requests.
  • Haleakala is known for rapidly changing weather conditions and dense clouds and rain are common. As a result, clear viewing of the sunrise is not guaranteed, and the tour operates rain or shine. Refunds will be granted only when the tour is cancelled for safety reasons.
  • The high altitude at the summit area may complicate health conditions and breathing difficulties. Elderly visitors, pregnant women, young children, and those with respiratory or heart conditions should consult their doctor prior to touring. Walk slowly and drink water to avoid dehydration. If you have gone scuba diving, you should wait at least 72 hours before going on this tour.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travelers

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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  1. Haleakala Summit 🇺🇸 Sunset above the clouds at Maui, Hawaii 19 Jun 2024

  2. Haleakala Sunrise

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  4. Haleakala crater, Maui

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  1. HALEAKALA SUNSET TOUR

    Explore the majestic, striking, panoramic views of Haleakala crater at sunset. Watch the sky transform as you look over this massive crater.

  2. Haleakala Tours

    Haleakalā Sunrise Tours – $209 + Taxes & Fees. Join us for one of the most breathtaking sunrises on the planet- daybreak at Haleakalā’s towering summit. Experience the magic of the crater at dawn, followed by an exciting guided vehicle tour of Haleakalā National Park and Upcountry.

  3. Haleakala National Park Sunset Tour Experience

    Visit Maui's most popular attraction! Our best Haleakala sunset tour, provided by Polynesian Adventure Tours, brings you nearly 10,000 above sea level to Haleakala Crater, where clouds form over a red and twisted landscape reminiscent of the surface of Mars.

  4. Haleakala Sunset Tour on Maui

    A sensational solar experience and incredible panoramic views from atop Haleakala at 9,740 feet elevation. Marvel at the show of dazzling light and breathtaking colors. The early departure time for sunrise viewing may be challenging for some and families love touring in the evening.

  5. Haleakala Sunset Adventure Tour

    . $200.00. Duration. 7 Hours. Haleakala Sunset Adventure Tour. Ride in style to the Haleakala Crater viewpoint to watch the sun make its exit in a colorful display of light and shadows. Highlights. Watch the sunset from 9740ft. Visit Haleakala National Park's visitor center. Enjoy the Maui upcountry scenery. Travel in air-conditioned comfort.

  6. Polynesian Adventure Tours

    This is the only Maui tour that takes you up to Haleakala's summit to capture the sunset. As you ascend Haleakala, one of the largest volcanoes in the world, we'll make a stop at the Kula Lodge Marketplace to rest and browse unique hand-crafted pieces by local Maui artisans.

  7. Haleakala Maui Sunset Tour

    Haleakala Maui Sunset Tour - Real Hawaii Tours. 124 Reviews. Experience The Real Hawaii! Book online or call: (808) 698-5779. Local Expert Available Now! Tour Overview. Many travelers summit Haleakala for the sunrise but you can beat the crowds by visiting for an equally scenic sunset instead.

  8. Haleakala Maui Sunset Tour 2024

    Enjoy the best sunset view on Maui from the island's tallest peak. . Hassle-free pickup and drop-off from most hotels. View the volcanic crater from the Haleakala Visitor Center. Avoid the sunrise crowds on Haleakala by visiting for sunset instead.