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Experience an epic sunset at Haleakala!

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!

The Haleakala Sunset Tour is operating now and currently has a reduced rate as no dinner is included. The restaurant where dinner is normal held is not yet operating in the evenings. Due to high demand in summer of 2021 thay have added Tuesday and Thursday tours to their regular Monday and Saturday schedule.
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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, and purchase snacks and beverages for enjoying during the tour. 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 twinkling lights of Maui;s lowlands far below.  On this tour you will travel in comfort in a new Grech mini coach with panoramic windows.

Effective 9/15/2021 Polynesian Adventures is requiring all tour participants to be fully vaccinated for Covid-19 at least two weeks prior to tour participation OR present a negative test result for Covid-19 taken within 48 hours of the start of the tour. Proof of vaccination status OR negative test result will be required upon pickup / checkin for your tour. If  you are not fully vaccinated and using a negative test result to enter the state, you will need an additional test done on Maui prior to participation in this tour.

 

Dinner is normally included in this tour but at a higher rate. The current reduced rate is in effect until the restaurant where dinner is held reopens in the evenings, probably sometime in the fall of 2021.

General Information
Schedule: Monday and Saturday with Tuesday and Thursday added during peak seaon

Pickup: Varies depending on location but around 2pm.

Return: Varies depending on location but around 9pm.

Tour includes: Complimentary hotel pickup and return (They are not permitted to pick up in residential areas or at B&B’s), park admission, guide.

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.

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The beautiful Haleakala silversword
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Witness the beauty of Haleakala!

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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.

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.