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Haleakala Maui Sunrise Tour with Breakfast

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icon10 hours  (Approx.)
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Overview

Experience an incredible daybreak view from top of Maui’s highest peak during this 7- to 8-hour Mt. Haleakala sunrise tour. Journey with a guide on this massive volcano to witness the orange and red-colored dawn of a new day set amidst the clouds, enjoying the sublime beauty of a sight that once inspired literary great Mark Twain. This Maui sunrise excursion also includes round-trip hotel transportation, breakfast and entrance fees.
  • Sunrise trip to Haleakala on Maui
  • See the sun rise over Haleakala crater
  • Breathtaking views of Maui at sunrise
  • Scenic drive through Kula District
  • Professionally narrated tour
  • Pick-up and drop-off at Maui hotels
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Breakfast
Air-conditioned vehicle
Haleakala National Park admission fee
Gratuities
Port pickup and drop-off

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Traveler pickup is offered
The tour times provided reflect the start and end of the tour, but not your exact pickup and drop off time. Whether or not you've provided your hotel/lodging at the time of booking, you are required to contact the tour provider no less than (2) days prior to your tour date to receive your exact pickup time and location. The tour provider will advise you of the specific area at the hotel/lodging you should wait; for example "at the front entrance." Please be there at least 5 minutes before your pickup time. If your hotel/lodging is not included on our pickup schedule, you'll be advised to meet at nearby location. Please note that we are prohibited by certain properties to pickup non-hotel guests and we do not pick-up at private properties such as AirBnB's and residential areas.

Start your day in Maui with a breathtaking sunrise view of the island from atop its highest peak on this daybreak excursion to Mount Haleakala. This exceptional sunrise experience is sure to be a highlight of your trip to Maui.

Start your trip in the dark of the very early morning with a pickup at your Maui hotel. You’ll then continue by air-conditioned minibus on a scenic drive passing the Kula District. and Maui’s rare silversword plants.

Arriving at the Haleakala National Park, steadily climb by minibus up Haleakala to 9,740 feet elevation to the Visitor Center. You’ll see Maui’s rare and endemic silversword plants that poignantly bloom once, then perish. You’ll also witness the sunrise from the Visitor Center area. The views from Haleakala are nothing short of spectacular. Writer Mark Twain, upon visiting the peak in 1866, wrote that the volcano was “the most sublime spectacle I ever witnessed and the memory of it will remain with me always.”

Observe the first rays of the new day slowly creep across the distant horizon. Soon the sky fills with the majestic glow of the new day, and the warm beams of light creep across the island of Maui, illuminating the land below. It’s a sight you’re sure to remember for many years to come.

At the end of your morning sunrise experience you’ll head to breakfast at a local restaurant and then receive a drop-off back at your Maui hotel, tired but thrilled by your amazing morning trip.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Haleakala Crater
Home to the world’s largest dormant volcano; over 30,000 acres. The park is known for its endemic and rare flora and fauna, scenic drive and stunning views.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Park Headquarters Visitor Center
Majestic views of the crater at 9,740 ft. Viewing of the sunrise takes place here.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Makawao
Drive past this quaint town with miles of greenery.
Pass By:  
Kula
Views of Kula - open country slopes, quaint & rustic.
Stop At:  
Kula Lodge Restaurant
Enjoy a local-style, sit down breakfast on the slopes of Haleakala.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Please contact the tour provider at minimum of 7 days prior to the tour date for ADA and all special requests.
  • Due to the Hawaii statewide mask mandate, all guests must bring and wear a mask on tour except when actively eating or drinking. Eating or drinking is not allowed on the coach.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • On Oahu and Maui, in order to go on tour and enter restaurants and other indoor venues visited on tour, guests 12 and older prior to boarding are required to show proof of vaccination, or a negative FDA approved molecular or antigen COVID-19 test taken within the previous 48 hours along with photo identification to their driver.
  • Haleakala is known for rapidly changing weather conditions and dense clouds and rain are common. As a result, clear viewing of the sunrise is not guaranteed, and the tour operates rain or shine. Refunds will be granted only when the tour is cancelled for safety reasons.
  • The high altitude at the summit area may complicate health conditions and breathing difficulties. Elderly visitors, pregnant women, young children, and those with respiratory or heart conditions should consult their doctor prior to touring. Walk slowly and drink water to avoid dehydration. If you have gone scuba diving, you should wait at least 24 hours before going on this tour.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Polynesian Adventure Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Haleakala Maui Sunrise Tour with Breakfast?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Haleakala Maui Sunrise Tour with Breakfast.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Haleakala Maui Sunrise Tour with Breakfast?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Haleakala Maui Sunrise Tour with Breakfast.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Haleakala Maui Sunrise Tour with Breakfast?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Haleakala Maui Sunrise Tour with Breakfast.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Haleakala Maui Sunrise Tour with Breakfast?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Haleakala Maui Sunrise Tour with Breakfast.

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Traveler Tips


  • "You can do drive up and down on your own if you have a car, but please be warned, the drive is challenging and somewhat risky if you are not used to driving in the mountains." See review
  • "dress warm as it was 40 degrees and windy at 5am." See review

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star-5
Totally worth getting up...
Amanda_M
, Jan 2022
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
Had such a great time...
Michael_M
, Jan 2022
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
star-5
This was a great...
Brian_K
, Jan 2022
This was a great experience!! Be sure and bring warm clothes. Our guide, Al, made this trip incredibly fun, and told us a lot of the island history. This is a must do!!
star-5
Wonderful trip to see the sunrise
Ann_W
, Jan 2022
Preston is an amazing guide/driver. He has lived in Maui for 30 years and has wonderful stories and local knowledge. He goes out of his way to plan an excellent experience and I highly recommend his tour to Haleakala.
star-5
A once in a lifetime experience.
Dennis_B
, Jan 2022
Our driver and guide was exceptional. His knowledge of the area and insight were amazing and enlightening.
star-5
Don’t miss the House of the Sun!
Susan_E
, Jan 2022
This tour is a must do when you visit Maui. It is breathtaking! The driver , Preston, was very knowledgeable, and entertaining. He made sure every guest had a memorable experience!
star-5
Aside, from it being...
Peter_S
, Jan 2022
Aside, from it being cold, the view was amazing. The sun never looked like that to me before-breath taking. I would do it again. The tour bus drivers lucky they get to see that every single day.
star-5
A few notes to pass on…
vincent_d
, Dec 2021
Hello and thanks for reading my hints on totally enjoying this event. All positive and here are a few pieces for your consideration: 1/ Dress very warm, repeat very warm. Cover your ears. 2/ Not too worry, there are bathrooms at the summit. 3/ Be ready to produce your vaccination records to your tour guide and your hostess at the restaurant. They will ask to see them. 4/ If you are fortunate to have Preston as your guide LISTEN TO EVERYTHiNG HE HAS TO SAY. He is saying it for a reason which is for you to have a once in a life-time experience. Listen carefully for when he talks about where you might want to position yourself at the observation platform. He knows where. 5/ People will try to ooze in front of you and shall we say diminish the spot that you have been standing in for over an hour. Enough said on that one. Do it with a smile. 6/ Make sure your camera is charged and ready to go. 7/ It doesn’t get any better than this especially when the weather co-operates. If you have sun-glasses, bring them. In terms of a 10 star rating for Preston I give him a 12. Vince
star-4
Cloudy weather, clear mind
CodyAlicia_K
, Dec 2021
Unfortunately the peak was raining and clouded over at 40 degrees so we didnt get to see much. That being said, our tour guide was great and really made the most of it, telling us stories and telling us about the island. Also the breakfast provided was delicious and the bus was really comfortable and spacious, and pickup was timely
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Al (Pacino) Steelers fan...
LindaAnn_C
, Dec 2021
Al (Pacino) Steelers fan made the trip!!! He is awesome if you can request him you should !! I have been on many tours all over the world his is in the top 3

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