The splendor of Haleakala and the silence of this volcanic wonder provide a powerful experience for our guests. Prepare for an amazing day!
If you cancel 48 hours or more prior to the date of the event, you will receive a full refund less a 10% cancellation fee. If you cancel within 48 hours for any reason, you will receive no refund. If Hike Maui cancels (which we do for dangerous weather), you will receive a full 100% refund.
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.
Age minimum 8 years old.
You will be required to sign this Participation Agreement on the day of the hike.
Need a bathroom? Porta potties or toilets are near most trailheads. After that, search for privacy foliage.
Should we use our own backpacks? We prefer you use ours, then you don?t accidentally walk off with our gear, and you don?t get your pack dirty.
What are these ninja water shoes? Japanese tabis (fishermen shoes). The felt sole clings to wet, mossy rocks better than any other shoe. They can be slippery in mud, however. Best to wear them in the water, not on the hike.
Bugs love you? Got a bite? Ask your guide for AfterBite -- pharmaceutical ammonia that neutralizes the toxin. Takes away the itch. Also very good for bee, spider, scorpion, centipede and hornet stings.
What are flash floods? Sudden, very rapid flooding in streams, due to heavy rainfall. Rare, but get out of the water if your guide blows a whistle. You need to react very quickly and head for high ground. Listen to your guide.
Do you have medical issues? (back, knees, heart, diabetes, pregnancy) Write these down below or tell your guide.
Is tipping the guide common? Yes, this is a service industry. If you're happy with your guide, a 10-15% tip is the best way to show appreciation.
Had an excellent time with Dawn on the Haleakala day trip. She was the most energetic person I met on the island! She shared all kinds of interesting tidbits about Maui and about other hiking trips she has done. She also made sure we were well fed all day. I only wish we would have had time to book another day trip with them.
We scheduled 2 hikes with Hike Haleakala Volcano - the Haleakal? Crater hike (Marco was our guide) and the East Maui Waterfall hike with Sarah. Both hikes were amazing - the crater hike was a tough workout but Marco explained so much of our surroundings and history of Hawaii, it was such a great learning experience. The waterfall hike with Sarah was beautiful - we found and were able to try fresh passion fruit, ice cream beans, ginger nectar - Sarah took great picture of our family and was passionate and knowledgeable - our girls loved jumping into the waterfalls and trekking through the water getting wet. They bring simple home-made lunches and treats, plus rain jackets and backpacks if needed. Make sure you bring water shoes for the waterfall hike!
Excellent! And got 12,000 steps, 37 floors in! Worth it - we had a beautiful day And the views were spectacular! Tony, our guide, was informative, and fed us constantly!