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Watch the Amazing Sunrise of the Gods

Maui Spectacular Haleakala Sunrise

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  • Complimentary Maui hotel pickup and return included on this 6.5-hour tour!
  • Admission is included to Haleakala National Park
  • Experience the energy of sun rising as you stand 10,023 feet above the sea level
Air Conditioned Transport
Professional Tour Guide
Begin your vacation on Maui by viewing the beautiful sunrise at the summit of Mount Haleakala! This is one of the most well known things to do in Maui, we will travel by mini-coach to the summit of the dormant volcano. A continental breakfast at the mountaintop is included in this adventure to the “House of the Sun”. We also provide round trip hotel transportation, admission to Haleakala National Park and expert guide narration.

Haleakala Sunrise Tour Highlights: 
  • We make the 38-mile driving ascent to the 10,023 foot summit of Haleakala, Maui's dormant volcano! 
  • From your vantage point, view the Big Island of Hawaii from Maui!
  • Witness before your eyes the kaleidoscope of changing colors of Haleakala from rich brown to a vivid red.
  • Includes a full breakfast at one of Maui's premier restaurants after decending Haleakalā.
  • See the magnificent Silversword plant, found nowhere else in the world. 
  • We'll make an approximate one-hour stop at the "House of the Sun" visitor's center.

Set your alarm and get ready to dress warmly as we prepare to make the 38 mile trip up to the summit of the dormant volcano known as Haleakala. The temperature stays around 20 degrees Fahrenheit, but the sight of the sun rising from 10,000 ft above sea level will soon warm you up.

Haleakala translates from ancient Hawaiian as “House of the Sun” and be sure to ask your guides to relate the story of the Demigod Maui. The sunrises themselves continue to delight our visitors every day, this is truly a once in a lifetime experience that is not to be missed!

Enjoy the views out of our large vista view windows as we make the slow 38 mile descent down to the base of the dormant volcano. Café Ole Full Breakfast located at the Maui Dunes Golf Course in Kahului is included in this adventure to the “Haleakala Sunrise Tour”. We also provide round trip hotel transportation, admission to Haleakala National Park and expert guide narration. After your magnificent adventure we will provide a complimentary return to your hotel.

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Pick up Location
Tu, W, Th, F, Sa, Su2:00 AM - 2:30 AM9 hours 30 minutesMajor Maui Hotels
Frequently Asked Questions
Click on the red "Book It" button and make a request. You will receive a confirmation usually within hours. If it is not available you will not be charged and we'll help you find an alternative date or similar tour.
H Tours Hawaii is a "one stop shop" for all the best activities in the Hawaiian Islands. Since we work with many providers, reservations are necessary. WE HIGHLY recommend making reservations, as many activities are at a discount when you reserve in advance. Some providers even charge higher for those "walking in" because they know chances are you're not going to walk away. Finally, a reservation ensures you have a space on the tour. Trust us you don't want to spend so much time and money to come to Hawaii and then miss out on an activity because they were booked out!
Choose the tour you are interested in, click the red “Book It” button adjacent to the tour information, and complete the booking form.
Most companies, if not all, require you to call them if you're trying to book something 2-3 days in advance. Do you really want to be spending your valuable time in Hawaii calling around to desperately find something that is available to do? While we can usually accommodate most last-minute bookings, we highly encourage those that are checking out our website far in advance to book 2-3 weeks prior to desired date. You never know if there's a convention, special event, or an increase in overall visitors in town, and it would be a shame if the activities that you want to do are sold out because you waited until the last minute. Basically, if you know you want to do it, just book it!
Most companies have a set of centrally located hotels that they do pick ups from. This makes the pickup process short so you can start the tour as soon as possible!
Unfortunately we do not offer airport pick up for this tour at this time.
Gratuity is never required but if you enjoyed your experience, a tip is always greatly appreciated!
The closest pickup location from the Kahului airport in Maui would be the K-mart (424 Dairy Rd, Kahului, HI 96732) at 3:10am.
Check In Location
Maui County, Hawaii, United States
Payment & Cancellation
Cancellation Policy: Standard Policy
  • Cancellations made 2 days before Date & Time will be fully refunded.
  • Cancellations made at a later date will not be refunded.
Terms & Conditions
  • This tour is operated on very rough, winding roads. It is not recommended for pregnant women or those with back or motion problems.
  • This tour operates daily and on all holidays.
5 reviews, 0 comments
Was the tour accurately described on the webiste? In other words did it meet your expectations?
(4.8 of 5)
Haleakala Sunrise Tour - Very Good
My family did the Haleakala sunrise tour and it was a good time. Glad we took a tour to do this since we didn't have to worry about driving, parking, etc. The guide knew a lot of inside information that made the visit more enjoyable. It is crowded at the top to view the sunrise so having a guide's advice was helpful. It was nice for the person in our group who would have been the driver since that ... moreperson could enjoy the views which would not have been possible if driving.
“Great Trip - Great Company!”
We chose this tour mainly because we didn't have a lot of time to stick around Haleakala and explore so we wanted something that would get us to the sunrise and then back in time to go to the airport.  We got exactly what we wanted and then some! The driver was great - he had lots of useful and insightful information about Haleakala and made the experience more than just a bus ride to the sunrise. ... moreThe sunrise itself was beautiful! I definitely feel like making your way to the crater for the sunrise is a worthwhile experience regardless of how you get there. The adventure tours just made it so much easier on us (than trying to make the drive ourselves at 3am).

I give the company itself a 5 star rating too - incredibly accommodating! They were able to even drop us off at the airport on our return from the crater instead of taking us all the way back to Laihana (to then immediately turn around and drive ourselves back to Kahului).

Superb customer service. Amazing experience!
“Spectacular Haleakala Sunrise!”
We did the Haleakala Sunrise tour. At first it seemed to be a pain to be getting up at 2.00 am in the morning, so that we can get onto the bus at 2.30 am. Once you get to the top, it is a breathtaking sight! The sheer power of the sun, the changing colors of the sky and the clouds leaves you in awe! The Hawaiian chanting to welcome the sun adds to the charm. Our guide, Bob was amazing with his trivia ... moreand his jokes to keep the crowd in the bus engaged. I would recommend getting something warm like a blanket or a sweatshirt. This is a trip that is not be missed! It is surely worth getting up in the morning.
“Haleakala Sunrise Tour”
A once in a lifetime experience Don't let the early hotel pick up ( for us 2:20am) change your mind about this tour. The fact that the bus was small and a hot breakfast on our way back to hotel was one of the reasons I booked through Polynesian. Danish and coffee was also available when we stopped for bathrooms before the climb up the volcano. Our driver Bob was fantastic. Very knowledgeable and a ... morereal people person
“Great tour! Organized, knowledgeable guide.”
The tour was excellent. Sunrise was incredible but equally as impressive was our tour guide, Glen. He was cheerful, knowledgeable and informative. The information regarding booking, pick up time, etc was all very thorough. Would definitely recommend Polynesian Adventure Tours for this experience.