Haleakala Motor Coach Sunrise Tour

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Experience one of the world's most beautiful and unique sunrise spots!

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The wonders of Haleakala National Park will leave you breathless

Haleakala Sunrise Tour sunrise at the summit

Watch the sunrise from the 10,000 foot summit of Haleakala

Haleakala Sunrise Tour crater view

Witness the crater come into view as dawn's brilliant rays fill the volcano

Haleakala Sunrise Tour Lanai on the horizon

Above the clouds - looking down on Maui with Lanai on the horizon

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You might get lucky and see a Nene - the endangered state bird of Hawaii

Haleakala will be closed to commercial traffic for Hawaiian cultural practices on 10/3/2017, 12/21/2017, 12/31/2017.
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A fun way to experience one of the world’s most breathtaking and unique sunrise locations is on a comfortable motor coach with Haleakala Sunrise Tours. The sites on this tour are Kula, Upcountry Maui, Haleakala Crater, the National Park, Maui’s “Paniolo Country” of Makawao, and Hali’imaile. The famous Haleakala Crater is the highest peak on the island of Maui, and from there you will witness a burst of colors as the sun rises above the clouds. Enjoy a light snack during your visit at the mountaintop and then on the way down stop at a local favorite for a delicious breakfast.

General Information
Schedule: Mondays through Wednesdays.

Reservations: Reservation Cutoff Time is 4:00pm day prior to tour.

Pickup/Returns: October-March: Pickups begin at 3am & returns at 10:30am.  April-September: Pickups begin at 2am & returns at 9:30am

Tour includes: It includes a hot breakfast, coffee, tea, and orange juice.

What to Bring & Wear:  Wear comfortable walking shoes, long pants, a heavy sweater or jacket is highly recommended. The weather is extremely cold in the morning at Haleakala’s crater.

Cancellation / Weather Policy: No shows will not be refunded. Cancellations made less than 24 hours before the tour will not be refunded. Cancellations made more than 24 hours before the tour will be refunded with a 10% credit card service fee withheld (if applicable).

Note: Locations/routes may be modified due to National Park and State Park advisories.

Haleakala Limo Van Sunrise Tour

Haleakala Sunrise Tour sunrise at the summit

Watch the sunrise from the 10,000 foot summit of Haleakala

Haleakala Sunrise Tour crater view

Witness the crater come into view as dawn's brilliant rays fill the volcano

Haleakala Sunrise Tour Lanai on the horizon

Above the clouds - looking down on Maui with Lanai on the horizon

Haleakala Sunrise Tour luxury limo

Travel in the privacy & comfort of a 6 or 8 passenger luxury conversion van

Haleakala Sunrise Tour Temptation Tour limo

Small vehicles means personal attention from your guides

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You might get lucky and see a Nene - the endangered state bird of Hawaii

Haleakala Sunrise Tour Kula Lodge view at breakfast

Breakfast with panoramic views and a tempting run-of-the-menu

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A Haleakala Sunrise Tour can be a truly spiritual experience and Temptation Tours will take you there in first-class style in every sense of the word. Travel to the 10,023 foot summit and experience the dawn of creation all over again. Panoramic views, nature in the raw and the wonders of Haleakala National Park will leave you breathless!

You will be taken to the summit of Haleakala where you will see stars and shooting stars and then watch the predawn colors. As the sun’s rays break over the horizon the crater fills with color and the other Hawaiian islands will come into view from your 10,000 foot vantage point.

Multiple photo stops are made at various overlooks and your guide will share the history and mythology of Haleakala, which is Hawaiian for “House of the Sun.” You’ll here the significance of this spiritual place in ancient Hawaii and see evidence of the importance of this place today – home to high-tech astronomy and communications facilities.

On your way down the mountain you will pass through upcountry Maui for a guided tour of a protea flower farm. You’ll also enjoy a run-of-the-menu breakfast at a charming upcountry restaurant with panoramic views of central Maui.

General Information
Schedule: Daily

Pickup: Between 3am and 3:30am depends on your hotel/condo/harbor locations

Tour includes: Light morning snack, breakfast at a local restaurant (vegetarian entree is available upon request), and beverages. 

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

Group Size: 6 – 8

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. If possible bring a blanket or beach towel.

Cancellation / Weather Policy: This tour operator has a strict 72 hour cancellation notice which is longer than our 48 hour cancellation requirement for most other tours. Any cancellations made with less than 72 hours notice will result in a full charge.  From December 17th – January 3rd, cancellations must be made a full 7 days prior to the tour date.

Haleakala Sunrise Tour
Watch the sunrise from Haleakala summit
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Above the clouds with Lanai on the horizon

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NCL cruise ship passengers are able do either the motor coach or limo van tour for the Haleakala Sunrise 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 wan to see Haleakala but the middle of the night pickup is not your style, Temptation Tours also offers a very comprehensive Haleakala Summit and Lavender Garden tour. This one will really invigorate your senses as you spend an entire day at higher elevations of Maui where the air is incredibly crisp. This tour includes an elegantly prepared lunch and wine tasting at Tedeschi Winery.

Other great sightseeing tours include Hana Tour & Haleakala Summit & Lavender Tour. If you want more of an adventure, check out the Downhill Bike Tour.