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Haleakala Maui Sunrise Tour with Breakfast

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Kapalua, United States
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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 on 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 transportation, 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
  • Professionally narrated tour
  • Pick-up and drop-off at Maui hotels
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Round-Trip Transportation in Air-Conditioned Comfort
Complimentary Maui hotel pickup and return
Admission is included to Haleakala National Park
Includes breakfast at one of Maui’s premier restaurants after descending Haleakalā
Tax and applicable admissions
Port pickup and drop-off

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Traveler pickup is offered
We pickup from specific hotels on Maui approximately between 2 and 3 AM; please search for your exact hotel in the pickup section. If you are staying somewhere we do not pickup at, please enter your pickup location address in the free-form field and contact us for your exact pickup which will be at one of the locations below.

Safeway Lahaina Cannery Mall 1221 HI-30, Lahaina, HI 96761
Safeway Kihei 277 Pi'Ikea Ave, Kihei, HI 96753
Maui Mall 70 East Kaahumanu Ave, Kahului, Maui 96732
Minit Stop Store 333 Dairy Road Kahului, Maui 96732


  • Kahului Airport, 1 Keolani Pl, Kahului, Maui, HI 96732

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 passing the Kula District. and Maui’s rare silversword plants.

Arriving at the Haleakala National Park, steadily climb by minibus up Haleakala to 9,740 feet elevation to the Visitor Center. You’ll see Maui’s rare and endemic silversword plants that poignantly bloom once, then perish. You’ll also witness the sunrise from the Visitor Center area. The views from Haleakala 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.”

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 head to breakfast at a local restaurant and then receive a drop-off back at your Maui hotel, tired but thrilled by your amazing morning trip.
Stop At:  
Haleakala Crater
Home to the world’s largest dormant volcano; over 30,000 acres. The park is known for its endemic and rare flora and fauna, scenic drive and stunning views.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Park Headquarters Visitor Center
Majestic views of the crater at 9,740 ft. Viewing of the sunrise takes place here.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Drive past this quaint town with miles of greenery.
Pass By:  
Views of Kula - open country slopes, quaint & rustic.
Stop At:  
Kula Lodge Restaurant
Enjoy a local-style, sit down breakfast on the slopes of Haleakala.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Dress warmly as temperatures are typically between 20-40 F.
  • Special needs requests must be called in to the local supplier at least 1 week prior to tour date.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • All special needs requests are handled and accommodated on a situational basis.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • We do not guarantee clear viewing of the sunrise as it depends on current weather conditions.
  • This tour is not recommended for people with heart or respiratory conditions that may be exacerbated due to high altitude. People who have gone scuba diving should wait 24 hours before going on this tour
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Polynesian Adventure Tours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Haleakala Maui Sunrise Tour with Breakfast?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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What is the policy on sanitization during Haleakala Maui Sunrise Tour with Breakfast?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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What is the social distancing policy during Haleakala Maui Sunrise Tour with Breakfast?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Haleakala Maui Sunrise Tour with Breakfast?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
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What is the maximum group size during Haleakala Maui Sunrise Tour with Breakfast?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers.

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  • "Bring enough water if you are going for the hike." See review
  • "dress warm as it was 40 degrees and windy at 5am." See review


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Sunrise with Cousin Mitch
, Jun 2021
Mitch was a good host and great driver. We had a memorable sunrise experience and good stories about Maui on the way down to breakfast. Glad we took the excursion instead of self driving.
Stunning views
, Jun 2021
Amazing view! Totally worth waking at 0130! Wear a coat and gloves!!!! Impossible to get my own ticket so I splurged and did the tour - glad I didn’t miss it
Haleakala sunrise
, Jun 2021
We were picked up from the hotel on time and our guide Michael made sure we arrived at the visitors center before all other tour buses so that we could get the perfect spot. We had plenty of time to view the sun rise, and we were able to view the stars and the Milky Way! I felt a bit dizzy and Michael made sure I was hydrated & was ok for the remainder of the tour. We had breakfast at a lodge with an amazing view. The food was good and we didn’t feel rushed. The bus was clean & all passengers wore masks. The tour was planned well and the guide was very well versed with the Hawaiian history. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone who wants to have a “once in a lifetime” experience. Please dress in layers of clothing as it is very cold. Take a blanket, mittens & a hat to keep you warm.
Once in a lifetime
, Jun 2021
What an exciting, once in a lifetime, experience. Mitch was wonderful! Being above the clouds felt magical.
Great experience!
, Jun 2021
Our tour guide was the best! The breakfast accommodations were excellent and the mini tour bus is very comfortable. Would hughly recommend this excursion if the provider is Polynesian Adventure Tours. We plan on doing the sunset one next!
Early and Amazing
, Jun 2021
Absolutely wonderful from start to finish... Worth waking up super early to catch the early sunrise above the clouds!
Incredible view, pack warm clothes!!
, Jun 2021
The sunrise at Haleakala was breathtaking. We were picked up right outside our hotel which made waking up around 2 am just a little easier. Even in June, it was about 45* at the top, so be sure to pack plenty of warm clothes!
They did not pick us up
, Jun 2021
The local tour company forgot to pick us up even after our trip and pick up had been confirmed. We got up for a 2:10am pick up and they never called to let us know they were not coming. It is very disappointing.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2021
Aloha Donna, We are very sorry that this occurred and apologize for the inconvenience. Thank you for taking the time to post a review.
Majestic sunrise.
, Jun 2021
Seeing the sunrise from Haleakala was beautiful. Preston was informative and made the day easy for us. It’s a long day, but worth not having to make the drive ourselves. Definitely dress warm as it got really windy and cold.
Exceptional tour and guide
, Jun 2021
Worth waking up very early to get picked up from our hotel at 210am. Preston was informative and patient and went out of his way to take us to another spot to sightsee after the sunrise tour. It was a great experience. Thank you, Preston!

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