5 star rating: Highly Recommended 19 Reviews

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

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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 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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2013

Aaron was a great host and so knowledgeable. He got us up there nice and early and we got a great spot a bit out of the wind. It was really cold and cannot recommend how important it is to dress right and with all that a blanket is necessary as well. An amazing experience from beginning to end despite getting up at 2:20am. The thousands of stars in the sky and just being there for this new day to begin. Fantastic and something everyone should do at least once. The Hawaiin chant as the sun rose to welcome the new day. You have to do it. Breakfast at the Kula Lodge was nummy.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2013

The tour was amazing and well worth getting up so early. We had the perfect spot and our tour guide knew so many interesting facts.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2013

Great tour. Our guide ( scott ? ) was informative and upbeat the whole time. Would recommend to anyone interested on seeing the sunrise at Haleakala.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2013

Really disappointed! There was ALOT of cloud cover and not the best sunrise but my boyfriend proposed to me on top of Haleakala. Very romantic! Scott our tour guide, was lovely and very professional. He has a passion for what he does. He shared ALOT of knowledge about Maui and Haleakala. Next time we are in Maui we will definetely give this tour another go so a fingers crossed perfect sunrise....

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2013

Fantastic tour!
Bring warm clothing, freezing at 4 in the morning 10000ft above sea level.
Guide was excellent, breakfast was fabulous.
Limo bus was luxurious for such an early start, 1.30am pick up.
Bring your camcorder!

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