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Maui Day Trip: Haleakala, Iao Valley, Old Lahaina from Oahu

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Waikiki, Oahu
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15 hours (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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Offered in: English

Overview

Discover the highlights of central Maui, including Iao Valley State Park and Mt Haleakala on this full-day excursion from Oahu. After flying to Maui, explore the stunning landscape of Haleakala National Park and visit the summit of Haleakala Volcano. View the verdant rain forest in Iao Valley State Park and admire the unusual rock formations at the Iao Needle. All park admissions, transportation on Maui, a local guide and round-trip airfare are included.
  • Full-day tour of Maui, by air from Oahu
  • Marvel at views from the summit of Mt Haleakala, a sacred site for Hawaiians and the highest point in Maui
  • Hear from your guide about the volcanic history of Mt Haleakala
  • Delve into the rain forest at Iao Valley State Park where you see lush vegetation and the stunning Iao Needle
  • Visit the charming town of Wailuku, government seat of Maui
  • Drive by the historic Ka’ahamanu Church, listed on the National Register of Historic Places
  • Includes round-trip flights from Oahu and ground transportation on Maui
Select the option of pickup at your Oahu hotel or make your way to the Honolulu airport to catch the 45-minute flight to Maui.
Upon touchdown in Maui, meet your local guide and transfer to your air-conditioned coach. The tour's first stop is the Haleakala Crater, up a winding road that ascends 9,740 vertical feet in just 37 miles (60 kilometers) to the Haleakala Visitor's Center. As you drive, peek out the windows at the fantastic views of Maui's west side and listen to your guide's commentary about the history and geology of the island. (The mini-coach bus we use is not allowed up to the 10,000 ft. point, only vans and cars.)
Disembark to see the volcano's gigantic crater — 2.5 miles (4 km) wide, 7.5 miles (12 km) long and 3,000 feet (915 meters) deep. This dormant volcano last erupted in 1790, but the landscape around the crater is still bare and free of vegetation. Chilly temps at the summit mean you might want a jacket or sweater on hand.
Head down from the barren otherworldliness of Mt Haleakala to the vibrant jade rainforest of the Iao Valley. At the Iao Needle, an unusual rock formation, you'll have 60 minutes to explore the area's waterfalls and swimming holes on foot via an easy hiking trail. Stop for lunch (own expense) midday.
Travel through the charming town of Wailuku, where you'll have time to walk around at your leisure and check out the historic Ka'ahamanu Church.
As your driver meanders through Wailuku town, you will be driven over to Old Lahaina Town where you'll be dropped off to spend 30-45 minutes exploring Old Lahaina, known for it's whaling history. Lahaina is a historic town that has been transformed into a Maui hotspot with dozens of art galleries and a variety of unique shops and restaurants. Grab a snack or have a cool drink...maybe find a souvenir that will remind you of this quaint whaling town of Old.
After a solid 8 hours of exploring Maui's highlights, return to the airport for your flight back to Oahu.

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Judy the tour guide was great. Very...
allblack
, Jan 2015
Judy the tour guide was great. Very efficient and informative. Very enjoyable trip,
I love Maui and this is my favorite...
AMMARIT B
, Dec 2014
I love Maui and this is my favorite island of Hawaii.. the day tour was excellent !! tour guide was very good
This was the most amazing trip. It...
Sharon N
, Dec 2014
This was the most amazing trip. It covered all areas of Maui. Was picked up on time and dropped off. Our tour guide knew everything about Maui (being a local) the bus was comfortable. I would thoroughly recommend this tour for anyone wanting to see these highlights of Maui.
The tour covered a lot of ground in...
Robyn
, Sep 2014
The tour covered a lot of ground in Mauai. The road to Haleakalo was very long and windy, which should have been mentioned for those that get travel sickness. The lunch stop although the food was delicious, other options nearby could be mentioned as an alternative to a full expensive meal, with added in gratuities to the bill. The stop to Old Lahaina we wish had of been longer as this was a very pretty town with great shops.
The waterfall is a real let down...
Michael W
, Aug 2014
The waterfall is a real let down after the excitement of flying over the volcano and seeing the flowing lava. The helicopter ride was cool and worth doing overall.
Half of the trip waste by lunch and...
Yang L
, Apr 2014
Half of the trip waste by lunch and sending some people back to their hotel. The 9 hours trip only 4 hours were worthy.
Highly recommend this tour. Our tour...
wozzie
, Feb 2014
Highly recommend this tour. Our tour guide Judy was great, she was very knowledgeable. Maui is different from Waikiki, not as hectic, at a much slower pace. Beautiful surroundings.
Fantastic day. Cheryl our tour guide...
Susan M
, Nov 2013
Fantastic day. Cheryl our tour guide and driver was excellent. Sue
A wonderful well paced day. I was...
Peter R
, Jan 2013
A wonderful well paced day. I was impressed with the efficiency, friendliness and detail that went into this day.
It was a boring trip ever we have...
mjafferany
, Jan 2013
It was a boring trip ever we have made. To start with the bus to pick us up from the hotel was about 50 minutes late for scheduled time. Transfer to HNL airport was fine. Bus driver was informative and humorous. At airport the guy whio received was very old and should have rested at home with great grand kids rather than doing PR jobs. Very slow in walking and talking, atypical example of great grandpa.On arrival at Maui airport received by a lady who was not very friendly or informative. Brought us outside the airport to wait for the transport. We have to wait for about more than hour and half to get to the Van, without any proper explanation. The Van driver was stubborn and repeatedly turning down the requests by van passengers to turn down the thermostat of airconditioning. Most of the people were wearing shorts and Ts and were not tolerating the airconditioning. Made several requests to turn down the AC but doing for 10-15 minutes and then bringing back to full AC. The itenerary of the trip was also not very fun. We were hoping for a round of going to world famous Maui beaches but it was not included in the trip. Essentially we did not have fun or entertain ourselves. It was a boring iteneray ever we had. Itwas awaste of our money and time. We would never recommend this itenerary to anybody.

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