Haleakala National Park protects the world’s largest dormant volcano, Haleakala Crater. Exploring its huge expanses, it’s easy to see why haleakala means ‘house of the sun’.
The park is divided into two sections: the crater and the coastal area around Kipahulu.
Visitors come here to hike the wild lunar landscapes, with overnight treks particularly popular. Sunrise is an amazing sight over Haleakala, and the park is also well worth visiting at night, when the star-filled sky is crystal clear.
On the coast, the landscape is more lush, with fern-shaded pools and tumbling waterfalls to cool off in.
a most amazing experience.... swimming with the turtles is a memory never forgotten
It was an experience of a lifetime! Wayne, our tour guide was very knowledgeable
and pleasantly friendly.
Review by Marie K, April 2013
Doing what: Small-Group Tour: Luxury Haleakala Sunrise Experience
The Tour was wonderful!! The ride up to the volcano and sunrise was spectacular!!
The tour guide was very knowledgable and accomodating and a real nice guy!!
So happy we went on the tour. Highly recommend it
Haleakala National Park extends from the summit of Haleakala Crater to the coast near Hana. The only way to get here is by hire car or organized tour.
To drive to Haleakala National Park from the nearest town, Kahalui, follow routes 37, 377 and 378. It’s around a 1.5-hour trip.