5 star rating: Highly Recommended 24 Reviews

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  • Location:Maui, Hawaii
  • Duration:8 hours (approx.)

Small-Group Tour: Luxury Haleakala Sunrise Experience

Start your day on Maui at the top of the world! This small-group guided tour, for just up to eight guests, gives you an exclusive view of the famed Haleakala sunrise. Travel in a luxury limo-van up to Haleakala National Park, where you’ll arrive at the crater summit 10,000 feet (3,000 meters) above sea level. As the sun peaks over the horizon, you’ll be greeted by glowing rays and a pastel sky, creating a landscape like nothing you’ve ever seen. After the sunrise, make your way to a local restaurant for breakfast, followed by a trip to a protea garden to see ancient and exotic flowers native to Maui.


  • Luxury Haleakala sunrise viewing on Maui
  • Ascend to the top of Haleakala to watch a spectacular sunrise
  • Enjoy a guided tour of exotic flowers at a protea garden
  • Light snack and breakfast at a local restaurant included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included in a luxury limo-van
  • Small-group tour limited to eight passengers ensures a more intimate experience

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

Hotel pickup and the extra-comfy ride make it easier to handle starting out in the wee hours. After the sublime Haleakala sunrise, enjoy a yummy breakfast in a lovely hillside setting. It's hard to think of a more perfect way to start the day!

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What You Can Expect

Small-Group Tour: Luxury Haleakala Sunrise Experience

Luxury Van Interior

Greet the sun from the top of Haleakala National Park as it crests over the horizon. This small-group tour starts early, but is well worth the wake-up call! Your guide will pick you up from your hotel in a luxury limo-van limited to eight passengers and escort you on a 1.5-hour journey to Haleakala National Park. After you arrive at the summit, a light snack will be provided to hold you over until breakfast later (included).

Ascend the volcano to the crater summit, where it will seem like you are standing on top of the world. The drive takes you 35 miles (56 km) from sea level up to an elevation of 10,000 feet (3,000 meters)! As the sun rises over the horizon, watch the magnificent array of colors take over the morning sky. Your guide will give you pointers on where to enjoy the best views, making sure you get the most out of this unforgettable experience.

After the sunrise, join your guide for breakfast at a charming Hawaiian-style restaurant that offers sweeping views of the countryside. Once you’ve energized, head to a protea garden to see a collection of exotic flowering plants, 90 of which grow on Maui. (Protea is the botanical name for a species of wildflowers that are most commonly found in South Africa and Australia but can also be found on the island of Maui.) Your guide will take you on a tour of the garden, explaining the heritage of the flowers and how they ended up on Maui.

By 10:30am to 11:30am, you’ll be back at your hotel with the whole day ahead of you!

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

The trip was well planned and we were able to see things we would have never seen without the experienced tour guide!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

We travelled in a group of six, vehicle was as promised, luxurious! We were picked up at agreed time and our guide, Scotty, was involved throughout telling us about Maui and the flora and fauna. The provision of extra clothing was greatly appreciated and well needed. The experience of the night sky with his knowledge of the stars and planets made the wait for sunrise interesting and very enjoyable. Of course the run up to sunrise was spectacular and Scots knowledge and help with cameras and phones was an added bonus. The group had a great time rounded off by the enjoyable breakfast and tour of the garden. We were even blessed with some fantastic photo opportunities with some beautiful rainbows. Altogether a fantastic trip and worth every penny, highly recommended

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Scott picked us up right on time, 2:30 AM. Luckily there was only 4 of us on this tour today or my husband would not have been able to go. He uses a walker. After picking up the other couple we took the long ride up Haleakala. I am very glad we took the tour because I could relax and enjoy the scenery, not worry about the long, winding road. When we got to the top Scott got the 3 of us settled in the prefect spot he went back for my husband. He made sure my husband was well taken care of. On the way up we could see plenty of stars, but when we got to the top it was socked in. Yikes. Then it started to drizzle. Scott brought out his own supply of jackets and made sure we were all covered with something that would keep us dry. It was really cold and my husband was not handling the cold very well, so Scott got him settled in the observation center. The time for sunrise came and passed and still no beautiful sunrise. I was a bit disappointed, but it's not always guaranteed that you will see the sunrise. After waiting a little while Scott took us up to the very top of the volcano, 10,023 feet. We could not even see the observation building just a short distance off. But we did get to see the Ahinahina plant. It is an endangered plant that can only be found on top of Haleakala. It takes 5 years from seedling to flowering. Very beautiful. On the way down Scott got word that the State bird, the Nene, was at the front gate. So we stopped to see it. It is also an endangered bird. Nice. Breakfast was at the Kula Inn. Great food and beautiful scenic view. A quick guided stroll through the flower garden and off we went. On our drive home Scott was very knowledgeable about the local culture and scenery. Back to our room by about 10:00. Glad we took the tour, no beautiful sunrise, but 2 endangered species. Worth it.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

This was a great tour! The small group size 6 people and very comfy and roomy van was great - especially for such an early morning departure. Scotty, our guide, was amazing and really made this adventure awesome! He was very invested, truly cares and ensured that he did everything he could to help make this tour a terrific experience for his guests! I wouldn't hesitate to book another tour with the local tour company and would request Scotty as the guide!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Had a great tour of Haleakala Crater and our guide was exceptionally knowledgeable. Scotty had us there first in line for our photos of the sunrise. We were fortunate the weather cooperated with us and we didn't freeze too much, although Scotty had us covered there too and had extra jackets for us to wear. Breakfast afterwards was a welcome addition. All in all a great experience.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Highlight of week on Maui.. stunning view of the milky way followed by sun rise over the volcano.

Al our guide was very entertaining and informative and made the trip feel special.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

This tour was epic! The guide was fun and knowledgeable, knew where we had to be and when. The sunrise was spectacular, what was unexpected was how simply amazing the stargazing was prior to the sun showing up - and the guide knew everything to point out! EPIC!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

Got out of bed at 2am and thought "what was i thinking"?
Aron was FAN TASTIC.
The sunrise FANTASTIC.
The breakfsst FANTASTIC.
The park service sunrise "chant" FANTISTIC
The memory of tjis trip will be my mental break to a HAPPY PLACE!! THANK YOU VIATOR

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

Amazing Experience - well worth the 2 am pick up time.
Looked like we were looking at the moon. Colours of the sunrise were spectacular. The guide was very knowledgable as well. Would recommend to all.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2014

Amazing! Eric our tour guide was excellent! Very informative, friendly and fun. We enjoyed the whole experience. Sunrise was so exciting. Everything went perfectly from pickup to drop off! Thank you Eric your kindness was noticed. :) Elaine and Paul S.

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