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Haleakala Crater

Haleakala Crater

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1,415 Reviews
Open daily
Haleakala National Park, State Highway 330, Kula, 96790

The Basics

Haleakala sunrise tours are the most popular way to see the crater, offering a unique look amid the orange and red-colored dawn, and saving visitors the hassle of navigating to the volcano’s summit in the dark. Many Haleakala Crater tours include pre-arranged sunrise-viewing passes for Pu’u’ula’ula Summit, the highest point on Mt. Haleakala. Sunrise bike tours typically provide one-way bus transportation to the peak, allowing you to enjoy the view and then cycle down 6,500 feet (1,981 meters) to the ocean.

Aside from early morning visits, other tours 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. You can also visit Haleakala Crater on a combo tour that also stops at other top Maui sites such as Iao Valley or the Road to Hana.

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Haleakala Sunrise Best Self-Guided Bike Tour with Bike Maui

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Haleakala Sunrise Best Self-Guided Bike Tour with Bike Maui
$222.16 per adult
Excellent
Summit Biking down was a wonderful experience We also stopped for breakfast and the bakery Bike Maui was fantastic
Mark_B, Jun 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Maui

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Worth getting up super early
Ram, Jun 2021
Haleakala Sunrise Best Self-Guided Bike Tour with Bike Maui
Amazing experience staff was terrific our guide terrific. The directions and attention to our safety was top notch
star-5
Long & Windy Road...to Heaven
WilliamJRel, Feb 2021
Haleakala Sunrise Best Self-Guided Bike Tour with Bike Maui
Cory, our guide, was excellent. Our trip was very enjoyable and well informed as a result. The Haleakala Sunrise tour was well thought out. Note that the Covid impacts availability of gloves....TAKE SOME!!! It's chilly up there at the top of the world.
star-4
Great Experience
KHN, Dec 2020
Haleakala Maui Sunrise Tour with Breakfast
Amazing experience seeing the sunrise. Breakfast was good & in a nice location and the charter bus was clean.
star-5
Sunrise with Cousin Mitch
Tina_D, Jun 2021
Haleakala Maui Sunrise Tour with Breakfast
Mitch was a good host and great driver. We had a memorable sunrise experience and good stories about Maui on the way down to breakfast. Glad we took the excursion instead of self driving.
star-5
Fabulous time going from frigid temperature mountain top biking to hotter Hawaii temperatures
Jason_G, Jun 2021
Haleakala Sunrise Best Guided Bike Tour with Bike Maui
Started the adventure well before sunrise and enjoyed a sunrise view from top of a mountain. Never thought I could be cold in Hawaii by well worth it.
star-5
Highly recommend
Carrie_C, Jun 2021
East Maui 45-minute Helicopter Tour over Haleakala Crater
Excellent pilot who was very experienced. We had do direct due to weather and he couldn’t be any calmer. Especially tiff some of us who were a little anxious about the flight. Extremely helpful and accommodating staff. I highly recommend Air Maui.
star-5
Stunning views
Beachgurl, Jun 2021
Haleakala Maui Sunrise Tour with Breakfast
Amazing view! Totally worth waking at 0130! Wear a coat and gloves!!!! Impossible to get my own ticket so I splurged and did the tour - glad I didn’t miss it
star-5
Amazing tour
Mary_T, Jun 2021
Magic Maui Volcano: Haleakala Crater -Private- Air Tour: Spectacular Perspective
The views are amazing. Eric is a very friendly and knowledgeable guide. I would highly recommend this tour.
star-5
Beautiful views! Great ride!
Dennis_A, Jun 2021
Haleakala Maui Sunset Tour with Dinner
Beautiful sunset view and a comfortable ride. Our driver was entertaining and very easy going. Highly recommend!
star-4
Fun adventure!
Michele_F, May 2021
Haleakala Sunrise Best Guided Bike Tour with Bike Maui
Great commentary by guides. Stopping in the town for donuts was delish. Enjoyed the experience. Stop asking for a longer review!
star-5
Once in a lifetime
catrina_a, Jun 2021
Haleakala Maui Sunrise Tour with Breakfast
What an exciting, once in a lifetime, experience. Mitch was wonderful! Being above the clouds felt magical.
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Awesome Views above the clouds
Phillip_H, May 2021
Haleakala Maui Sunset Tour with Dinner
Beautiful views as we rode to the summit above the clouds. Driver -Cama-was very knowledgeable and gave us lots of good information and took lots of fun pics for us. With the wind blowing at the summit at sunset it was very cold. I would highly recommend bringing gloves along - holding the phone or camera for any length of time was extremely cold on the hands.

Things to Know Before You Go

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

  • The weather can be chilly at Mt. Haleakala’s high elevations, 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.

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When to Get There

Haleakala National Park is open 24 hours per day, year-round. While temperatures in Maui remain fairly constant, winter (December through March) brings the coldest and rainiest weather, with average lows of 42°F (5.6°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 seethe western-themed town of Makawao to enjoy some of the region’s best boutique shopping.

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