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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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Round-Trip Transportation in Air-Conditioned Comfort
Complimentary Maui hotel pickup and return
Admission is included to Haleakala National Park
Includes breakfast at one of Maui’s premier restaurants after descending Haleakalā
Tax and applicable admissions
Gratuities
Port pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
We pickup from specific hotels on Maui approximately between 2 and 3 AM; please search for your exact hotel in the pickup section. If you are staying somewhere we do not pickup at, please enter your pickup location address in the free-form field and contact us for your exact pickup which will be at one of the locations below.

Safeway Lahaina Cannery Mall 1221 HI-30, Lahaina, HI 96761
Safeway Kihei 277 Pi'Ikea Ave, Kihei, HI 96753
Maui Mall 70 East Kaahumanu Ave, Kahului, Maui 96732
Minit Stop Store 333 Dairy Road Kahului, Maui 96732

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
  • Dress warmly as temperatures are typically between 20-40 F.
  • Special needs requests must be called in to the local supplier at least 1 week prior to tour date.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • All special needs requests are handled and accommodated on a situational basis.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • We do not guarantee clear viewing of the sunrise as it depends on current weather conditions.
  • This tour is not recommended for people with heart or respiratory conditions that may be exacerbated due to high altitude. People who have gone scuba diving should wait 24 hours before going on this tour
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 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

Reviews

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star-5
Highly recommend!
Kimber_V
, Oct 2021
I didn’t upload the pic of the sun actually in the sky because my husband is in it but I have pictures of 4-5 different sky colors, each looking more stunning that the last. Preston was an amazing tour guide and stuck it out for a bit after sunrise so that the thick fog and clouds would pass for us to actually get some incredible views. Preston also taught us so much about the island during our bus ride. The breakfast was awesome too! 10/10 do recommend
star-5
October 2021 Mother/Daughter vacation
Susan_S
, Oct 2021
The entire trip from start to finish was phenomenal!!! Wayne, our driver was excellent and very informative regarding Maui and sites to visit! Haleakala was breathtaking to view the many colors of the sunrise so far above the clouds and breakfast at Kula Lodge was absolutely as wonderful as the visit to the top of Haleakala. Their breakfast delicious and the little gazebos to eat in along with their beautiful garden and waterfalls were gorgeous!! Such a wonderful surprise if a tour!!!
star-4
Spectacular Sunrise
Rose_D
, Oct 2021
It was a great experience. Our driver Dino was funny & informative, the bus was clean & comfortable and especially loved the outlets & usb plugs at each seat! Let me preface by saying that the Kula Lodge was a picturesque location for breakfast, but thought the food choices could be better and didn’t like that they try to rush you out. Even though this is one of Viators pricier tours…and you really don’t get much, it is definitely worth it to do it once. This is my 4th booking in the past 2 years with Viator, and their Efficiency and customer service never disappoint.
star-5
A bucket list must on Maui!
Sandi_R
, Oct 2021
Our tour director, Wayne was exceptional. His knowledge of the island of Maui is unbelievable! I might add he’s a great bus driver also. One of my favorite excursions of all times. The trip was worth all the effort of getting up at 2:30 am . The sunset was more than I ever imagined on Haleakala . Thank you Haleakala Maui sunrise tour with breakfast!
star-5
Worth every penny
Laura_C
, Oct 2021
The views were breathtaking. Once in a lifetime experience seeing the sun rise from the clouds. From the beginning to the end, Preston made this a premium experience. He shared fact and funny stories, deftly balancing the time to talk and the quiet time for guests to enjoy the scenery and/or rest. Take care to pack warm hooded coats and pants because it is COLD!! You will be thankful you packed gloves too especially if you plan on taking pictures. It’s a long windy road so take something if you are susceptible to motion sickness.
star-5
Beautiful experience, worth the early morning
Rebecca_M
, Oct 2021
It was a very magical experience. It can be cold and windy up there. Bring a jacket and warm hat. You won't regret packing the extra bulk!
star-5
Beautiful sunrise, good breakfast, great driver
Susan_B
, Oct 2021
Wayne was our driver and was very informative as well as entertaining. He picked us up and time, provided tons of background info during the drive and got us back to our condo safe and sound. The actual sunrise and scenery was outstanding and well worth getting up early in the morning for. A must see! Also, the breakfast at the Kula Lodge was very good.
star-5
An early but worthwhile experience in Haleakala
Rowena_E
, Oct 2021
A wonderful time at Haleakala with Alfredo. Though the day obviously started early, the guide kept us on schedule and was entertaining. I appreciated the regular bathroom stops also. A must visit excursion when on Maui for sure.
star-3
Great tour, mind your clothing.
Dharmender_S
, Oct 2021
The tour was great. Thanks to driver he did everything to make our trip a memorable one. But it was so windy and freezing cold. One hour in that wind was like going through hypothermia. I wish we had heavy jackets with hood and gloves. I wish tour operators can give some early warning of type of weather to expect. Light jackets are not suitable for this type of wind and cold. I saw some other tour operators distributing blankets to their clients . I wish our tour operators did that too.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Haleakala Sunrise
Pamela_S
, Oct 2021
Beautiful trip. Dino, our driver was very knowledgeable, the history was very interesting. Breakfast was good. The sunrise was breathtaking.

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