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clock-o8 hours (Approx.)
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commentOffered in: English


Experience an incredible daybreak view from top of Maui’s highest peak during this 7- to 8-hour Mt. Haleakala sunrise tour. Journey with a guide to the summit of this massive volcano to witness the orange and red-colored dawn of a new day set amidst the clouds, enjoying the sublime beauty of a sight that once inspired literary great Mark Twain. This Maui sunrise excursion also includes round-trip hotel transport, continental breakfast and entrance fees.
  • Sunrise trip to Haleakala on Maui
  • See the sun rise over Haleakala crater
  • Breathtaking views of Maui at sunrise
  • Scenic drive through Kula District and Puu Ulaula Overlook
  • Professionally narrated tour
  • Pick-up and drop-off at Maui hotels
Start your day in Maui with a breathtaking sunrise view of the island from atop its highest peak on this daybreak excursion to Mount Haleakala. This exceptional sunrise experience is sure to be a highlight of your trip to Maui.

Start your trip in the dark of the very early morning with a pickup at your Maui hotel. You’ll then continue by air-conditioned minibus on a scenic drive through the island, passing the Kula District, Puu Ulaula Overlook and Maui’s rare silversword plants.

Continue with a steady climb by minibus up Haleakala, rising more than 10,000 feet (3,000 meters) above sea level. The views from up above are nothing short of spectacular. Writer Mark Twain, upon visiting the peak in 1866, wrote that the volcano was “the most sublime spectacle I ever witnessed and the memory of it will remain with me always.”

Arrive at the summit and settle in as you observe the first rays of the new day slowly creep across the distant horizon. Soon the sky fills with the majestic glow of the new day, and the warm beams of light creep across the island of Maui, illuminating the land below. It’s a sight you’re sure to remember for many years to come.

At the end of your morning sunrise experience you’ll receive a drop-off back at your Maui hotel, tired but thrilled by your amazing morning trip.


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, Oct 2018

This was a great tour and I appreciated that they picked us up at our hotel. I think in the future I will skip the breakfast. Is wasn’t good and there seemed to be a lot of wasted time on the way back. Could have been back around 10 without breakfast.

, Aug 2018

It was beautiful and well worth getting up for a 2am pickup! The tour guide was very friendly and knowledgeable!

, Aug 2018

All around wonderful experience. Tour guide was knowledgeable and interesting. Bus was comfortable. Sunrise was incredible and finished off with a delicious breakfast

, Jul 2018

Recommend anyone going to Maui to take this tour. At the top of Haleakala, it can still be chilly in the 40's in June. Dress warm and bring a cap. The sunrise views is awesome, peering through the clouds below you.

For those with a rental car, you could go back a different day for a hike around the summit. Bring enough water if you are going for the hike.

, Jun 2018

I am torn about how to review this excursion. Let's start with the incredible sunrise. The views are amazing and worth every second of the 2.5 hours it takes to get to Haleakala. It's quite the scene to watch the sun come up over those clouds at 9,000 feet.

However, the rest of the trip left much to be desired. Our guide never fully communicated the plan for the day, which led to a bit of confusion. After the trip up the volcano bring Dramamine if you get car sick it took entirely too long to get down. We made two stops on the way down the volcano, one of which was 20 minutes at the visitor center which hadn't opened yet. Then we made our way to breakfast which was at an aging public golf course. At this point, everyone was tired from waking up at 2 AM and ready to go home. The food was pleasant but in retrospect I would have rather saved the time and just gone straight home.

Overall, it's hard to be upset with the trip as the views were just incredible! However this 9 hour trip 2 AM to 11 AM would have been better as a 6-7 hour trip. If I were to do it again, I would just drive our rental car up the volcano and pay the entrance fee to the park and save the rest of the money. I'm not sure you really get the bang for all the bucks you spend.

, Jun 2018

Breathtaking experience. A must while in Maui...

, Apr 2018

Our tour guide Glen from Polynesian tours, was very knowledgeable. He kept us informed about what to expect during our tour. Bathroom breaks, snacks, coffee, and breakfast. It was 40at the summit, so the coffee provided by the tour company was very helpful. My only advice would be to bring and insulated cup with lid, so your coffee stays warm. I will cherish this memory for years to come

, Apr 2018

Our driver was fantastic. Amazing early morning. Food good too at the golf course. Pre snacks in the early AM good too. Driver totally informative. A self 'funk and wagnal' encyclopedia of knowledge about the Islands in general. Love the driver.

, Mar 2018

This tour was amazing!

, Feb 2018

Loved it. It was well worth getting up early and heading out to see the stars and sunrise. Breath taking. The tour guides were great and I would recommend them again. Keep in mind it is cold on top of the crater, dress warmly in more than a light jacket. Saw a lot of cold people because they did not heed the warning of being cold. People where wearing socks on thier hands and wrapped in towels, defiantly not comfortable

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