Enjoy a motor coach tour to the top of Haleakala to witness the birth of a new day! Enjoy the sunrise from the top of Mount Haleakala (House of the Sun) and experience the beauty and serenity of this remarkable treasure. A full country club breakfast is included.
|Time||2 am hotel pick-up
Exact time of pick-up depends on resort location and is confirmed the day before your tour.
|Duration||9 hours - ends around 11am. Back at your hotel aro|
If this tour is canceled with more than 24 hours notice, the total amount less 10% is refunded. If the tour is canceled without 24 hours notice, full charges apply. No shows incur full charges. Claims for refunds must be made within thirty days of the date of service.
Please be aware that these bookings are subject to confirmation. If this is a same-day or next-day booking, there is a reasonable chance this will not be confirmed. For bookings that are confirmed, there will be no cancellations or refunds.
We do not guarantee weather will permit viewing sunrise. This tour is operated on rough, winding roads. It is not recommended for pregnant women or those with back or motion problems. This tour operates daily and on all holidays.
The mini bus holds about 25 people when maxed out, but doesn't feel like a school bus. Very comfortable with large windows and comfortable captain's chairs for seats. No cup holders, but nice otherwise. Also, the bus did not seem "top-heavy" like it would tip easy like some old school buses do. The guide played slow Hawaiian tunes while everyone was bleary in the wee hours of the morning, which I thought was a nice touch and pleasant. Our driver had a great personality and was a local, who told us stories but did not ramble on too much. She was very pleasant, and a good driver. Our bus made a few stops on the way down which I liked, and she got us to the restrooms faster than the other tours. Not enough restrooms on the mountain so go when you can. The sunrise itself was crowded but was worth it IMO. If the wind wasn't so blustery it wouldn't have been that bad, but the temperature on the top was about 44 degrees (not bad for us midwesterners) but then you add in WIND CHILL, and it was a little harsh--felt more like 25 degrees because of high winds (I estimate about 40mph) VERY windy. The only thing I did not care for on this tour was the ending, which took us to a nice restaurant with three choices of breakfast A B or C you had to pick one. The food itself was OK but I would have rather just went back to my condo and planned my own breakfast and started the day. Otherwise highly recommended.
Let me start by saying that we are not really "tour" people. We like to go and see what there is to see not through someone else's lens, but through our own. A lot of tours give you a ton of information about this that and the other, but mostly we want to experience things without a lot of noise, or commentary. That being said we did enjoy the Haleakala Sunrise tour, largely because it took the work out of driving up Haleakala in the dark. It was very crowded once we got there, because we got there a lot later than everyone else. All in all the tour took about 8 hours, which was honestly about 4 hours longer than it needed to be. While I gave them 4 stars, because they provided what they promised, I would not recommend doing it this way. I would go with some people who had done it before and were not afraid of the drive. It wasn't a bad value, just was not the experience that I wanted.
i did haleakala sunrise, the day before, it was amazing and so i wanted to see during the day.. same guide so nice different view but still great !! i hope next time i will do the sunset... like Preston said it's always different !! ...if i have to choose i will choose the sunrise but it worth it
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