• Location: Waikiki, Oahu
  • Duration: 15 hours (approx.)
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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
  • Have time to wander through Ka’ahamanu Church, listed on the National Register of Historic Places
  • Includes round-trip flights from Oahu and ground transportation on Maui

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What You Can Expect

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

Haleakala Crater, 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 10,000 vertical feet in just 37 miles (60 kilometers). 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.

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 to the charming town of Wailuku, where you'll have time to walk around at your leisure and check out the historic Ka'ahamanu Church.

After a solid 8 hours of exploring Maui's highlights, return to the airport for your flight back to Oahu.

Customer Reviews

Natasha M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

This tour was amazing!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016



5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2015

I love Maui and this is my favorite island of Hawaii.. the day tour was excellent !! tour guide was very good


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2015

Judy the tour guide was great. Very efficient and informative. Very enjoyable trip,

Sharon N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 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.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 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.

Susan M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2014

Fantastic day. Cheryl our tour guide and driver was excellent.

Peter R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2013

A wonderful well paced day. I was impressed with the efficiency, friendliness and detail that went into this day.

Harald R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2012

Long day but fantastic. Randy our guide made our day fun and added a special touch with his added duty of photographer. We have some lovely photos to remember this magic day.

Jennifer M USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2012

This was an excellent tour in a small mini-bus. The scenery is fantastic - from the crater of Haleakala at over 10,000 feet to the lush Iao valley. The driver/guide was excellent. We had plenty of time in Lahaina by ourselves and a big plus was that the guide stopped at an overlook where we could see whales spouting in the channel and the sun setting into the ocean.

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