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Experience an epic sunset at Haleakala!

Haleakala Sunrise Tour nene

Dinner is included at Cafe O Lei at the Dunes

Haleakala Sunrise Tour nene

A dazzling show of light and color

Haleakala Sunrise Tour nene

Tours are offered on Tuesday, Wednesday and Fridays

Haleakala Sunrise Tour nene

Travel in comfort in a new Grech mini coach with panoramic windows.

Haleakala Sunrise Tour nene

Gaze upon the beautiful landscapes of Haleakala

Haleakala Sunrise Tour nene

View the endemic Haleakala silversword plant

Haleakala Sunrise Tour nene

This tour is great option for guests who prefer to sleep in!

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Complimentary hotel pick up and return!

Haleakala National Park summit district will be closed to commercial traffic for Hawaiian cultural practices on 6/21/2019, 7/18/2019, 10/3/2019, 12/21/2019, and 12/31/2019.
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The Haleakala Sunset Tour is a great option for guests who prefer to sleep in!  It offers an equally dazzling show of light and color as sunrise tours, but at twilight. As you ascend, you will visit Kula Lodge Marketplace nestled in the slopes of Haleakala. You can browse unique gift items and enjoy scenic views of the Pacific Ocean. Enjoy the view at 7,000 feet elevation at the Haleakala Ranger Station, and experience amazing crater views at 9,740 ft at the Haleakala Visitor Center.  You can catch a glimpse of the rare Nene Goose and view the endemic silversword plant.  Gaze upon the sunset atop beautiful Haleakala.  As you descend Haleakala, marvel at scenic views of Maui’s lowlands. Dinner is included and will be in central Maui at Cafe O Lei at the Dunes.  On this tour you will travel in comfort in a new Grech mini coach with panoramic windows.

General Information
Schedule: Tuesday, Wednesday or Friday

Pickup: 1:30pm

Return: 10:00pm

Tour includes: Complimentary hotel pickup and return (They are not permitted to pick up in residential areas or at B&B’s).  Tour also includes dinner at Cafe O’ Lei at the Dunes with the following entree choices: Sauteed mahi mahi, macadamia crusted chicken, vegetable Napoleon over quinoa with pesto and balsamic reduction, or plated Kula green salad with lilikoi and papaya seed dressing.  All choices comes with fresh fruit sorbet or brownie sundae, and Hawaiian coffee or tea.

Restrictions: Because of the high elevation, this tour is not recommended for anyone with breathing or heart problems. People who have gone scuba diving should wait 72 hours before going on this tour. This tour is also operated on winding roads, and is not recommended for pregnant women or those with back or motion problems.

What to Bring & Wear: Dress warmly as temperatures can fluctuate.

Cancellation / Weather Policy: Cancellations must be made at least 72 hours before the start of the event.

Silversword
The beautiful Haleakala silversword
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Haleakala Sunset tour is not recommended for cruise ship passengers.  If you’d like to see Haleakala, we recommend one of the Sunrise Tours.

Activity Tips

Kevin Ditamore – Owner / Manager

Is 2am a little early for you to get up to watch a Haleakala Sunrise? We have great news for you! Sunsets at Haleakala are equally beautiful to sunrises, and a whole lot less crowded! Maui has  a variety of beautiful landscapes, and a Haleakala tour really showcases this diversity.  Going from sea level to green and lush pasture land, and then a volcanic crater … you see this incredible transition as you move up the mountain during this tour.

Once inside Haleakala National Park you will visit the Ranger’s Station at 7,000ft and then the Haleakala Visitors Center at about 9,800ft for the actual sunset. This being the highest point on the island, you can really see it all! On a clear day you can see the Big Island summits of Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea, and the islands of Kaho’olawe, Molokini, Lanai, and Molokai. It’s not just the views that make Haleakala special, the crater itself and the volcanic terrain make you feel as though you are walking on the moon. Haleakala is home to the endemic Silversword so keep an eye out for that along with the Hawaii state bird – the Nene, or Hawaiian goose.

After sunset and your return back down the mountain this tour includes dinner at the Café O Lei restaurant at the Dunes at Maui Lani golf course. This is place is a local favorite and it’s a good inclusion in the tour.

Haleakala Tours gain quite a bit of elevation in a relatively short period of time … almost 10,000 feet in the space of about 45 minutes. Just before the park entrance there is a series of dramatic switchbacks in the road, so if you are prone to motion sickness, be sure to take whatever remedy works for you – Dramamine, Bonine, Ginger, etc. This tour is not recommended for those that get extreme motion sickness that no remedy can cure. It is also not recommended for pregnant women.

Wear comfortable clothing on this tour along with good walking shoes. It is also a good idea to bring drinking water. Staying well hydrated really helps when you are going to altitude.