Haleakala Sunrise Tour

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$225
Why We Love It -  One of the most sought after Maui experiences is seeing the sunrise atop Haleakala. Great deal with breakfast included aboard a big, comfortable motor coach.

Maui's spectacular Haleakala sunrise tour


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.


Viewing the Maui sunrise atop Haleakala is among the most sought-after experiences in the islands. The other worldly landscape, altitude, unique flora, and pervasive influence of ancient Hawaiian culture combine to create an event simply beyond imagination. Translated from Hawaiian, Haleakala means “House of the Sun”, and as the most experienced of Haleakala tour providers and operators of the finest vehicles for the trip, Polynesian Adventure Tours is ideally qualified to share the rising of the sun with you.Your expert driver guide will greet you at your hotel and welcome you aboard a state-of-art minibus that features wide side windows to allow views along the way. Above the clouds, take in the stunning views of the rising sun. Upon descending from the dormant Maui volcano tour, you will join newfound friends for a delicious local style breakfast at Mill House with its fine hospitality and idyllic country setting before returning to your hotel.
Tour Highlights:
  • Hotel pickup in specially outfitted deluxe minibus with USB ports, video monitors, climate control, and the best windows for viewing the Haleakala landscape.
  • Dormant Volcano Haleakala was formed approximately 1 million years ago through the building up of layers of flowing lava. It has been a sacred location for Polynesian people who settled on the island 400-650 A.D.
  • Haleakala National Park is home to over 1,000 different species of plant life. During the 38-mile ascent you will view the magnificent silver sword plant, found nowhere else on earth, and pass ancient sacred locations, and breathtaking views from the safety and comfort of your vehicle
  • Ranger Station of the Park is at 7,000ft where a convenient rest top is taken, and visitor information is available.
  • Viewing of Maui Sunrise as it rises above the clouds is the climax of the morning. The unforgettable show of light and color bursting into view is a spiritual experience for many. Majestic views from the 9,740ft elevation are unparalleled anywhere. They are so expansive that under especially clear sky conditions other islands may be seen several miles away.
  • Haleakala Visitor Center, constructed in 1936, is a small stone structure on the edge of a cliff. Information, souvenirs, and more. You’ll want to spend some time with the welcoming staff that is pleased to share their insights.
  • Descend through the Clouds as you gently glide through the changes in topography, weather, and scenery accompanied by elevation changes.
  • Views of Kula come into focus when approaching the open country slopes of the agricultural land in this rustic region, home to early Portuguese and Chinese immigrant plantation workers.
  • Scenic Upcountry Maui where misty mountain views, rich volcanic soil, and verdant farmland blends with a combination of early settlements and affluent new estates. The sunrise in Maui is truly one of a kind.
  • Breakfast included at Mill House, a local favorite, where you and your newly found friends will enjoy a delicious meal together.
  • Souvenir pamphlet containing facts, Hawaiian cultural information, and more.
  • Hotel return after your memorable morning on fabled Haleakala.
Details:
  • Set your alarm to be ready for a 2:00/2:30 a.m. pickup (your actual pickup time will be different depending on your pickup location) from your hotel.
  • Dress warmly! The temperature can be as low as around 20 degrees Fahrenheit, but the sight of the sun rising should warm you up.
  • Haleakala National Park admission fees included.
  • Ranger Station at Haleakala National Park entrance.
  • Comfortable 38-mile drive to the summit area of “House of the Sun”, Haleakala.
  • Breathtaking sunrise viewing at 9,740 ft elevation as you view the dawn of a new day from the top of the world.
  • Haleakala Visitor Center, with its souvenirs, fact-filled publications, and helpful staff.
  • Top of the line Grech minibus tour vehicles with excellent amenities and superb visibility windows.
  • Remarkable views of Kula, Upcountry Maui, and environs during descent.
  • Delicious breakfast at beautiful Mill House.
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Time 2 am hotel pick-up
Apr 1 – Sep 30 (summer schedule): Depart: 2:00 AM    Return: 11:30 AM
Oct 1 – Mar 31 (winter schedule): Depart: 2:30 AM    Return: 12:00 PM
Note
Duration 9 hours
Location Hotel pick-up

Please view the cancellation policy and restrictions.

Cancellation Policy

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. 


Last Minute Bookings

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.


Restrictions

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. 


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- Mar 17, 2024 -

Roger B.

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Maribeth Z.

LOVED the tour guide/bus driver we had on our trip to Pearl Harbor on 7/3/24. She was incredibly knowledgeable, kind, and funny! Felt like a true "cousin"....  more

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