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  • Location: Maui, Hawaii
  • Duration:  8 - 9 hours

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Book by May 25th 2015 for travel through the end of the year and save 10% off our previously offered price!

See the best central Maui on this scenic and informative guided day trip, with hotel pickup and drop-off. Your knowledgeable local guide will take you to the volcanic Haleakala crater, Iao Valley, the unique rocky pinnacle known as the Iao Needle and the historic town of Wailuku. You’ll catch glimpses Maui’s stunning landscape, learn about its agricultural history and explore otherworldly terrain at its parks on this experiential sightseeing tour.

Highlights

  • Full-day trip to Haleakala, Iao Valley and central Maui
  • See a dormant volcano in Haleakala National Park
  • Enjoy scenic drives past Maui's flower farms and sugar cane farms
  • Admire the Iao Needle in Iao Valley State Park
  • Professionally narrated tour
  • Pickup and drop-off at Maui hotels

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

Driving up to Haleakala's 10,000-foot summit is an incredible experience -- dress in layers as the weather can change on the ascent. I also love Wailuku -- it's such a cute town with charming wooden storefronts and lots of family-owned businesses.

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What You Can Expect

Haleakala, Iao Valley and Central Maui Day Tour

Rising up 1200 feet (365 meters) from the ground, the Iao Valley Needle is taller than many man made skyscrapers

Your 8-hour central Maui day trip begins with a pickup at your hotel. Meet your expert guide and get ready for an immersive look at many of Maui’s unique highlights, including scenic drives through its valleys and agricultural regions, walks through its state and national parks, and a glimpse at the seat of its government.

Your day kicks off with dramatic views at Haleakala National Park, covering 33,000 acres of rocky, volcanic wilderness and home to a variety of wildlife. Summit Maui’s 10,023-foot (3,007-meter) dormant volcano while learning about its geologic history on the driving ascent. Take in the tropical scenery and expansive views before driving on to the next piece of eye candy: the Iao Needle located in Iao Valley State Park.

The needle is a fascinating erosional pinnacle rising 1,200 feet (366 meters) from the Iao Valley floor and surrounded by a volcanic crater. Walk along a short trail to a panoramic overlook and enjoy the view. Nearby, learn about the Kaahumanu Church, named after Queen Kaahumanu and erected in 1876. Spend 30-minutes admiring its architecture and views of Iao Valley.

Next, get a dose of Hawaiian culture on a drive through the city of Wailuku, the seat of Maui’s government and location of its historic state and federal buildings. Listen to your guide as you ride past Maui’s famous flower farms, pineapple fields and sugar cane plantations. Be sure to bring your camera — these are sights unlike anywhere else. At the end of the tour, you will be dropped off at your Maui hotel.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

This tour was amazing. Our guide was wonderful and so knowledgeable. Couldn't ask for a better guide than him. I would recommend this tour to anyone going to Maui. Make sure you take winter clothes for the top because it was very cold.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2015

Tour guide was excellent and so knowlegable. He had a great sense of humor and made the tour very pleasurable!

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