Haleakala Zipline fun for all

An unforgettable way to start your day on the Haleakala Sunrise Tour

Haleakala Zipline fun for all

Cruise up the mountain in comfort, and learn about the history of Haleakala

Haleakala Zipline fun for all

The summit area is considered sacred, and is known as wao akua, or “realm of the gods”

Haleakala Zipline fun for all

Photograph and learn about the flora and fauna of the summit area

Haleakala Zipline fun for all

Enjoy panoramic viewing windows, elevated seats, and extra leg room

Haleakala Zipline fun for all

Stops include the Visitor Center, Kalahaku Overlook, and Paia.

Haleakala Zipline fun for all

The Haleakala Sunrise Tours use eco-friendly methods wherever possible

Haleakala Zipline fun for all

Immerse yourself in the sacredness of Haleakala summit at sunrise

Haleakala National Park summit district will be closed to commercial traffic for Hawaiian cultural practices on 7/18/2018, 10/3/2018, 12/21/2018, and 12/31/2018.
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Start your day with an unforgettable Haleakala Sunrise Tour! In a custom cruiser, you can enjoy a safe and comfortable ride up the mountain. On the top of Haleakala National Park bask in the light of a new day. Their interpretive on-board experience features a mobile APP and videos that their guides use to provide a high quality tour. Along with English, this is offered in many other languages. Visitors have been ascending Haleakala for nearly 150 years in order to experience the legendary feats of the demi-god Maui. The summit area is considered sacred by Hawaiians, and is known as wao akua, or “realm of the gods.”

After your hotel or condo pickup, the first stop is in Central Maui for a quick restroom and coffee stop. Then you begin the 30 mile drive up the mountain.  You arrive at the summit well ahead of sunrise, and everything is taken care of including extra blankets to keep you warm. As you admire the pre-dawn sky, the guides teach you about celestial navigation and prepare you for the sunrise experience.   They give you historical information about Haleakala, and you will follow Hawaiian chant protocol by announcing yourselves before venturing further.

Other stops include Haleakala Headquarters Visitor Center, Haleakala Summit Area and Visitor Center, Kalahaku Overlook, Haleakala Ranch Overlook, Makawao and Paia. After sunrise, venture back down the mountain to enjoy a delicious and authentic sit down hot breakfast, which includes vegetarian and gluten free options. On your way through gorgeous Upcountry Maui, you will take a brief stop to smell the flowers and the fresh morning scents.

The guides/drivers are professionally trained, knowledgeable, safe, and fun. You will have stunning photo opportunities including sunrise, cultural, religious and biological points of interest (flora and fauna).  The custom cruisers have giant panoramic viewing windows, elevated seats, air conditioned, reclining captain’s chiars, and extra leg room.  The Haleakala Sunrise Tours use eco-friendly methods wherever possible including  environmentally friendly cleaning supplies, recycle all drink containers (that are provided on the tour), reuse cutlery and plates, repurpose melted cooler ice (on the landscaping), customize the vehicles to achieve optimum efficiency, train their drivers how to be extra fuel efficient, and maintain high vehicle maintenance standards.

Explore the stories and sights of the enchanted realm and the skies above. As you immerse yourself in the sacredness of Haleakala summit at sunrise, the landscape will inspire you.

General Information
Schedule: Daily

Pickup: Between 1:15am and 3:30am depends on your South & Westside hotel/condo/harbor locations and time of year.

Return: Between 10am and 11:30am.

Tour includes: Coffee, tea and hot chocolate at the summit before sunrise, and a hot buffet breakfast  after sunrise, and non-alcoholic cold drinks (including iced coffee), and entrance fees to Haleakala National Park.

Restrictions: Because of the high elevation, this tour is not recommended for anyone with breathing or heart problems.

Group Size: Limited to 12 guests per guide. The custom cruisers come in both 12 and 24 passenger sizes. A second guide is added on larger vehicles to increase your comfort, safety, and experience.

What to Bring & Wear: Dress in layers. Bring a jacket or sweater along and wear long pants. Closed toed shoes with socks will keep you warm and safe.

Cancellation / Weather Policy: Cancellations must be made at least 48 hours before the start of the event.

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Enjoy the ride in a comfortable cruiser!

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NCL cruise ship passengers are able do the Haleakala Sunrise tour on their second day in port in Kahului. They will pick you up at Kahului harbor.  In rare cases, this can also work for Lahaina cruise ship passengers on their second day in port if your cruise ship is spending two days in Lahaina.

Activity Tips

Kevin Ditamore – Owner / Manager

Starting in February of 2017, Haleakala National Park implemented a reservation system for sunrise viewing from the summit of the crater. Without advanced reservations, visitors are not permitted to drive rental cars into the National Park from 3am to 7am. If you want to see a sunrise from the top of Haleakala and you didn’t secure a permit weeks before your Maui arrival, one of these tours is your only way to get inside the park in the pre-dawn hours.

The road to the summit of Haleakala is not as narrow as the road to Hana, but there are hairpin turns … LOTS of them. And driving it in the middle of the night in the dark can be a challenge. Actually, if you aren’t properly rested, driving can be dangerous. Consider one of these tours … you can rest your eyes on the way up instead of having to prop them open with toothpicks and getting white knuckles from holding the steering wheel too tightly. Temptation Tours are definitely on the pricey side, but they really are the best at what they do. They specialize in small groups and pampered service.

If you want more of an adventure, check out the Downhill Bike Tour.