Maui is known for its legendary sunsets, so why not watch it while standing atop the tallest peak on Maui? Here at nearly 10,000 feet (3,050 m) on the summit of Haleakala, watch the horizon explode in orange and bathe the island in light. As the oranges turn to blue and violet on the gradual journey towards dark, look towards the sky and watch as stars begin popping out through the heavens. The sunset experience is completely different than visiting Haleakala for sunrise, and in addition to the magical evening light show, guests will visit the Kula Lodge Marketplace on the journey up the mountain, and dine on a tasty, three-course meal at Café O’Lei past dark.
- 5-hour Haleakala sunset tour on Maui
- Watch the sun descend over the lowlands and see neighboring islands from the volcano's summit
- Stop at the the Kula Lodge Marketplace and the Haleakala National Park headquarters
- View the volcanic crater from the Haleakala Visitor Center
- Enjoy family-style dining with a 3-course dinner at Cafe O'Lei at the Dunes
- Travel by comfortable coach with hotel pickup and drop-off from select Maui hotels
Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour
This family-friendly tour to the top of Mt Haleakala is a good alternative to the more-crowded sunrise tour and a great way to watch a Hawaiian sunset.
What You Can Expect
End your sunset tour with a 3-course dinner including dishes like sirloin steak.
After the convenient hotel pickup in an air-conditioned coach, sink into a comfortable seat for the journey up the mountain. Make a stop at the Kula Lodge Marketplace where you can experience the art and culinary talents of Maui and Hawaii's renowned artists and craftsmen.
After a stop at the Haleakala Park Visitor Center at about 7,000 feet (2,134m), make the final, winding, push towards the volcano’s magnificent summit. The crater overlook is just below the summit at 9,740 feet (2,969m), and there’s a good chance you’ll be one of the only people there. Gaze upon the colorful crater with its smooth, lunar cinder cones, and peer across the orange horizon to the peaks of the Big Island in the distance. After staying to watch the stars twinkle high above the volcano, descend the mountain for a three-course meal near sea level at Café O’Lei. Meal options are both meat and vegetarian, and the evening concludes with a convenient drop-off right back at your hotel.
Sample Dinner Menu:
Kula green salad with papaya seed and lilikoi dressing (veg)
Portuguese bean soup
Top sirloin steak
Grilled vegetable Napoleon over quinoa with pesto and balsamic reduction (veg)
Fresh fruit sorbet
Warm brownie sundae