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Haleakala Maui Sunrise Tour w/ Breakfast

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Kapalua, United States
Haleakala Maui Sunrise Tour w/ Breakfast
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icon10 hours  (approx.)
Pickup from select hotels
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iconOffered in: English and 7 more

Overview

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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Breakfast
Air-conditioned vehicle
Haleakala National Park admission fee
Tour narration by a professional driver/guide
Pick-up and drop-off at specific Maui hotels
Gratuities
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The tour times provided reflect the start and end of the tour, but not your exact pickup and drop off time. Whether or not you've provided your hotel/lodging at the time of booking, you are required to contact the tour provider no less than (2) days prior to your tour date to receive your exact pickup time and location. The tour provider will advise you of the specific area at the hotel/lodging you should wait; for example "at the front entrance." Please be there at least 5 minutes before your pickup time. If your hotel/lodging is not included on our pickup schedule, you'll be advised to meet at nearby location. Please note that we are prohibited by certain properties to pickup non-hotel guests and we do not pick-up at private properties such as AirBnB's and residential areas.
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.
Itinerary
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:  
Makawao
Drive past this quaint town with miles of greenery.
Pass By:  
Kula
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
  • Please contact the tour provider at minimum of 7 days prior to the tour date for ADA and all special requests.
  • Haleakala is known for rapidly changing weather conditions and dense clouds and rain are common. As a result, clear viewing of the sunrise is not guaranteed, and the tour operates rain or shine. Refunds will be granted only when the tour is cancelled for safety reasons.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • The high altitude at the summit area may complicate health conditions and breathing difficulties. Elderly visitors, pregnant women, young children, and those with respiratory or heart conditions should consult their doctor prior to touring. Walk slowly and drink water to avoid dehydration. If you have gone scuba diving, you should wait at least 24 hours before going on this tour.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Polynesian Adventure Tours
This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • 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.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Haleakala Maui Sunrise Tour w/ 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
See all safety measures taken by Haleakala Maui Sunrise Tour w/ Breakfast.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Haleakala Maui Sunrise Tour w/ Breakfast?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Haleakala Maui Sunrise Tour w/ Breakfast.
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What is the social distancing policy during Haleakala Maui Sunrise Tour w/ Breakfast?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Haleakala Maui Sunrise Tour w/ Breakfast.

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  • "You can do drive up and down on your own if you have a car, but please be warned, the drive is challenging and somewhat risky if you are not used to driving in the mountains." See review
  • "dress warm as it was 40 degrees and windy at 5am." See review

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star-5
Absolutely breathtaking and a once in a lifetime experience.
Randy_W
, Jul 2022
It was a beautiful sunrise at an incredibly special place that our family was able to share together...once in a lifetime.
star-5
A must-do experience.
Patrick_B
, Jun 2022
Amazing experience. My only complaint is waiting in a parking lot at 2 am for an hour after the scheduled departure time for pickup. They really need work on respecting people's time when a pickup is scheduled. After pickup though, everything was amazing. Dino was a great guide. Dress warmer than you think. Wind chill well below freezing with high winds.
star-5
Great times
LAL_G
, Jun 2022
It was very fun and memorable. Our guide Al was excellent and prepared us for each step of the trip with humor, and his obvious experience. It couldn’t have gone smoother, and the views from the top were stunning and unforgettable. Just be prepared for the cold!
star-5
Great sunrise only one doubt
Kyle_I
, Jun 2022
Wayne was outstanding and full Of information. Sunrise was awesome. Only downside is they were 40 minutes late picking us up. Had us very worried we got take.
star-5
Glad we chose to go!
Diana_B
, Jun 2022
The sight was like being on the moon. The sunrise and shadows were most awe inspiring. Our guide, Dustin, from Australia was knowledgeable, entertaining, cautious about our safety, fun.
star-4
Worth the view!
Laurell_K
, Jun 2022
Waking up early was not an issue at all considering our driver didn’t take for very long and let us sleep on the way to the top. We were able to get there first and pick our spots on the peak. On the way back down our driver was very informative and kind. Breakfast had an amazing view and was pretty good. My best advice is to bring a coat if you can and hat and gloves. I’m from Nebraska and it was still pretty cold waiting for the sun to rise that hour before.
star-5
BOOK THE TOUR!
Katie_B
, Jun 2022
WOW! This experience is 110% worth booking for your trip to Maui! Our tour guide, Preston, was so knowledgeable and made sure he talked to everyone- he was AMAZING! The bus was so comfortable ( nap on the way there). Breakfast was delicious with incredible views. The whole tour is picture perfect! BOOK IT!
star-4
Great tour but no sunrise
Autumn_B
, Jun 2022
Our tour guide Preston was amazing. He made the trip worth while and did a great job at making sure we still had a good time and saw other great views since we didn’t see much of a sunrise because of cloudy weather. He was so informative and shared a lot of history on the way back which I really enjoyed. I know the outcome of the sunrise can’t be predicted but I think the price should be adjusted accordingly for people who don’t get to see it due to weather/clouds. Or offer them another trip back up another day if they wish. (I doubt everyone would even take that offer since it’s so early and due to other plans.) But it would be a nice option. Since now I just feel like I’m out of $430. Thank goodness for the great tour guide because if it wasn’t for him I’d be beyond let down with the whole experience. But I can’t say I would recommend to anyone because of the fact of losing so much money if the weather doesn’t play out.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
The tour itself was good....
Taylor_J
, Jun 2022
The tour itself was good. Weather was not on our side that morning. Terrible wind/rain/fog. Couldn’t see anything. But I know that was no one’s fault. The only reason I’m giving them 4 stars was because the AC was not working on the way up to the top. It was hot and we couldn’t breathe. Over all good tour.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Must see experience!!
Terence_P
, Jun 2022
Long day but worth it, Wayne picked us up from the hotel and had lots of good info about everything. Preston from down under did an amazing job and showed us things that no other tour did. Very knowledgeable and interactive. Incredible experience !
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
Great time
Safiya_M
, Jun 2022
Enjoyed ourselves. Driver was fun. Sunrise was cold but amazing. Breakfast was delicious. Would highly recommend.
star-5
Unforgettable
Charles_B
, Jun 2022
Amazing experience!!!! Once in a lifetime. The bus was comfortable and picked us up on time from our west Maui hotel. Dino the driver was very personable and knowledgeable. It is SOOOOO cold at the top. Bring more then a sweatshirt, I’d bring hat, gloves, coat of if you can or blanket. Breakfast was delicious with an unbelievable view of Maui.
star-5
Great Family Memories!
Charmaine_S
, Jun 2022
This was really a great tour, so thankful my family was able to experience something so magical. The weather was perfect, of course cold, however no rain. Our driver Alfredo aka Al Capone, LOL was wonderful! He’s pleasant, funny, knowledgeable and excellent story teller. Do it if you can, you won’t regret it!
star-5
Do it and dress warm!
Matthew_R
, Jun 2022
Fantastic trip. Dedno the Filipino was an amazing guide and got us to the summit before all the other groups and guided us to the best spots for the sunrise.
star-5
Awesome
michael_I
, Jun 2022
The crew was great. Made everything easy. Food and drinks were perfect. Fun seeing all the turtles and fish
star-5
Wonderful experience
karenwgarcia
, Jun 2022
Alfredo our tour guide was funny and knowledgeable. He made sure we have a fun and safe trip. Definitely recommend this tour
star-4
Above the clouds
Joe_H
, Jun 2022
Being above the clouds seemed so surreal. It was just beautiful! The crater looked much different than I had expected but it was still awesome! I have to say, though, that it was very difficult getting to the spot by the fence that our driver suggested. It is pitch black with no guardrails on part of the path to get to the fence. Quite scary.
star-5
Must Do Excursion in Maui
Hiram_B
, Jun 2022
Preston was a very kind and knowledgeable guide. He was very considerate and made our trip wonderful. It’s early in the morning pickup but not bad due to being able to rest on the beautiful comfortable bus on the way to the sunrise. Such a Must Do excursion in Maui !!
star-5
A Must See
Thomas_L
, Jun 2022
The sunrise was amazing. Preston was our driver and he made the trip very memorable. A wonderful experience.
star-5
Beautiful experience with great driver
Franziska_B
, May 2022
Preston was a great driver and tour guide! We were able to sleep a lot on the bus because the driving was so smooth. Preston also pointed out the best spots to view the sunrise which was amazing!
1 traveler found this review helpful

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