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Haleakala Crater
Haleakala Crater

Haleakala Crater

Open daily
Haleakala National Park, State Highway 330, Kula, 96790

The Basics

Haleakala sunrise tours with round-trip transportation included are the most popular way to see the crater, and save the hassle of navigating to the volcano’s summit in the dark. Many tours also include sunrise-viewing passes for Pu’u’ula’ula Summit, the highest point on Mt. Haleakala, while sunrise bike tours transport you to the peak from where you can enjoy the view and ride back down.

Alternatively, dodge the pre-dawn crowds with daytime trips, guided hikes across the crater floor, or full-day excursions to the crater and other destinations within Haleakala National Park or places such as Iao Valley and the Road to Hana.

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Haleakala Maui Sunrise Tour with Breakfast
Haleakala Maui Sunrise Tour with Breakfast
star-4.5
$215.00 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Had such a great time...
Had such a great time with my wife for our honeymoon on this trip. The tour guide was amazing and very informative. Definitely recommend this trip
Michael_M, Jan 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Maui

star-5
Haleakala sunrise, not to be missed!
Steve_B, Nov 2021
Haleakala Sunrise Best Self-Guided Bike Tour with Bike Maui
The guides were very safety conscious and kept us on a good schedule for the entire event. We were never rushed and had plenty of time to take in all the sights we desired. Every guide was very knowledgeable of the history, lore and details of Haleakala Crater and the Hawaiian Islands in general. The bike ride down the crater was fun, safe and easy to navigate on our own. Even then, the guides kept an eye on us and provided assistance, if needed. Highly recommend!
star-5
The simplest path to access
Carey_S, Sep 2021
Haleakala Maui Sunrise Tour with Breakfast
Easy pick up at our hotel … COVID confirmation of vaccinations for all participants … an expert professional guide and importantly driver to navigate the road switchbacks up to the Haleakala Summit … Preston our guide was a personable, effective historian and guide … without a tour of this type access to the sunrise hours in Haleakala National Park is limited and difficult to obtain …
star-5
Top Notch
Matthew_A, Sep 2021
East Maui 45-minute Helicopter Tour over Haleakala Crater
The team at Maui Helicopter Tours was top notch. From scheduling to safety to the pilot. The pilot was impressive with his knowledge of the Maui origins to the explanation of the views he flew us over.
star-5
Great Experience and Great Guides!
Bambie_D, Aug 2021
Haleakala Sunrise Best Self-Guided Bike Tour with Bike Maui
This was an amazing experience and one my daughter and I will never forget! The guides are very friendly and safety oriented. Billy was a fantastic guide and gave us so much history about the island and area! We loved the experience and our thanks to Billy and all the staff ! Mahalo!!
star-5
Totally worth getting up...
Amanda_M, Jan 2022
Haleakala Maui Sunrise Tour with Breakfast
Totally worth getting up super early for. Watching the sun come up over the clouds is so beautiful! It’s really something to see at least once, if not more. And our tour guide Preston was awesome.
star-5
Great tour guides, beautiful views
Leann_T, Jan 2022
Majestic Haleakala Sunrise Tour with Pick-up
Such an experience! Early wake up time at 2am and everything that came after so worth it. Drove up the mountains and the guides made sure we got there early to get a great view. Make sure to dress warm and wear lots of layers. Many many layers. After the sunrise, drove back down to have breakfast.
star-5
Excellent trip.
QiSiang_N, Jan 2022
Haleakala Crater Hiking Experience
Guides were friendly and experienced and really took care of us. Joel helped take amazing photographs for Instagram. Wished the hike was longer and was one continuous hike rather than splitting into two. But otherwise, it was an excellent adventure with great views.
star-5
A ride of a lifetime!
Brian_G, Jan 2022
Haleakala Sunrise Best Self-Guided Bike Tour with Bike Maui
Although it was an early morning- it was definitely worth the effort! The tour guide was amazing, prepared us, educated us and made it super fun! The equipment provided was top notch- and the whole experience was seamless. Thankful for the opportunity and adventure. Would recommend it to all thrill seekers who visit Maui!
star-5
Go for it!
Sandra_B, Jan 2022
Haleakala Sunrise Best Guided Bike Tour with Bike Maui
Ryan and staff exceeded my expectations along with this truly fantastic family event for all. Felt very safe and supported in a super fun environment. Paced well and all was wonderful. Mahalo
star-5
Great experience with...
Amjad_B, Jan 2022
Haleakala Best Classic Sunrise Tour with Haleakala EcoTours (Vehicle Tour)
Great experience with awesome drivers who care like watching out for their kids. Court was the best.
star-5
Well worth it!
Anonymous, Dec 2021
Haleakala Sunrise Best Guided Bike Tour with Bike Maui
The whole experience was once in a lifetime! The sunrise and the bike ride down the volcano was incredibly memorable.
star-5
Christmas morning sunrise
Debbie_D, Dec 2021
Haleakala Best Classic Sunrise Tour with Haleakala EcoTours (Vehicle Tour)
Gorgeous sunrise!! A wonderful memory of our trip to Maui! Especially since it was on Christmas morning.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Sunrise tours typically require very early start times, with most hotel pickups starting around 2am or 3am.

  • It can be chilly on Mt. Haleakala, especially before sunrise and after sunset—bring layers and comfortable shoes, and be prepared for rain.

  • There are no gas stations or outlets to purchase food within Haleakala National Park.

  • Some facilities at the summit are accessible to wheelchairs and strollers, including the Park Headquarters Visitor Center, Haleakala Visitor Center, and Hosmer Grove picnic area.

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How to Get There

Haleakala Crater is located within Haleakala National Park on Maui. The only way to get there is by road, and it takes roughly 2.5 hours to reach the summit from the town of Kahului. From Kahului, take Route 37 to Highway 377, then transfer to Highway 378. Haleakala Crater access is at the end of the road within Haleakala National Park. Alternatively, opt for a tour with round-trip transportation.

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When to Get There

Haleakala National Park is open all day, year-round. While temperatures in Maui remain fairly constant, winter (December through March) brings the coldest and wettest weather, with average lows of 42°F (5°C) and upwards of seven inches (18 centimeters) of rain per month. Sunrise and sunset are the most popular times to visit the crater; opt for a daytime visit to avoid crowds.

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Exploring Upcountry Maui

Upcountry Maui, the region around Mt. Haleakala, offers plenty to do after a sunrise crater tour. Head to the town of Kula to walk through lavender fields at Alii Kula Lavender Farm, stop by a Maui winery, or visit Hawaii Sea Spirits Organic Farm and Distillery, the makers of OCEAN Vodka. You can also stop by the western-themed town of Makawao to enjoy some of the region’s best boutique shopping.

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