- 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!
Recent Photos of This Tour
NenePhoto by: Martha M
AhinahinaPhoto by: Martha M
We made itPhoto by: Martha M
AlohaPhoto by: Poparotzi
Sunrise at Mt. HaleakalaPhoto by: Shelly Y
USA, 11 2013
Good morning MauiPhoto by: Kimberly H
Haleakala SunrisePhoto by: Nigel K
To The Top of the Mountain!!Photo by: Nigel K
What You Can Expect
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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
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.
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.
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.
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.