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Haleakala Maui Sunset Tour - Welcome to Maui!

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Haleakala Sunset Tour and Dinner on Maui
  • 7 hours
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Many travelers summit Haleakala for the sunrise but you can beat the crowds by visiting for an equally scenic sunset instead. Enjoy the best sunset view on Maui from the island's tallest peak. .
  • Hassle-free pickup and drop-off from most hotels
  • View the volcanic crater from the Haleakala Visitor Center
  • Avoid the sunrise crowds on Haleakala by visiting for sunset instead

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Beat the sunrise crowds and watch the sunset from the top of Mt. Haleakala instead.

What's Included

  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Haleakala National Park admission fee
  • Tour narration by a professional driver/guide
  • Pick-up and drop-off at specific Maui hotels
  • Gratuities
  • Dinner
  • Port pickup and drop-off

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

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Pickup details

IMPORTANT: Access is restricted to Lahaina on the west side of Maui. 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. Please allow a 10-15 minute grace period, as the driver will be picking up other guests in your area. 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.

What To Expect

After the convenient hotel pickup in an air-conditioned coach, sink into a comfortable seat for the journey up the mountain. Make a stop at the Kula Lodge Marketplace where you can experience the art and culinary talents of Maui and Hawaii's renowned artists and craftsmen.

After a stop at the Haleakala Park Visitor Center at about 7,000 feet (2,134m), make the final, winding, push towards the volcano’s magnificent summit. The crater overlook is just below the summit at 9,740 feet (2,969m), and there’s a good chance you’ll be one of the only people there. Gaze upon the colorful crater with its smooth, lunar cinder cones, and peer across the orange horizon to the peaks of the Big Island in the distance. After staying to watch the stars twinkle high above the volcano, you will begin your descent the mountain with the evening concluding with a convenient drop-off right back at your hotel.

Haleakalā National Park

1 hour 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Kula Marketplace

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Please contact the tour provider at minimum of 7 days prior to the tour date for ADA and all special requests.
  • 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.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • 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 72 hours before going on this tour.
  • Service animals allowed
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travelers

Cancellation Policy

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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steven_f
Amazing views and wonderful tour guide. We loved getting all the information about the local environment. The views were majestic.

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Spectacular trip !!
Pratap_C, Dec 2023
Spectacular drive up Haleakala and views of the sunset from above the clouds. Mitch is a very careful and safe driver bringing the vehicle down the mountain in the dark after sunset. Kudos to him !!
Amazing
Ryan_S, Nov 2023
Very beautiful and relaxing! Great sunset. Tour guide was very informational spoke alot about Maui traditions and cultures
Choose a different company.
Karen_T, Oct 2023
Nothing good to say. Especially not about the customer service. I called and they were not helpful at all.
Response from Host, Oct 2023
We are sorry to hear that your expectations weren't met. If you would please email us at sales@polyad.com, we will address your concerns. Mahalo.
The driver picked us up...
Randi_H, Jul 2023
The driver picked us up at our hotel, asked if we were Hoffman and pointed his thumb to go take a seat. Then he drove 45 minutes as silent as could be not once did he say hello but his name was. Then he pulled into a Safeway parking lot. Then we sat there for an hour. He did not say what we were doing there. My daughter had to stand up and ask him why we were sitting here. His communication sucked and I would not recommend this to anybody because what we expected was the total opposite. Do not recommend.
Response from Host, Jul 2023
Thank you for sharing your feedback - we are sorry that you didn't choose to participate in the full tour and for how you felt. Management has been made aware of your comments. Mahalo.
Better than starting at 2 am.
Mushfik_N, Jul 2023
Worth every penny. Still super cold and requires some planning on what to eat. I suggest being prepared with layers and snacks. Otherwise it was a spiritual experience. Heaven is the only word that comes close.
Worth the time to visit
Karin_M, Jun 2023
The views were amazing, the sunset breathtaking. It was cold, glad had worn jeans and a sweatshirt. Our driver/ tour guide Mitchel was great, very knowledgeable and very interesting to listen to, telling us about what we were seeing and pointing out interesting details.
Sunset on Haleakala
Bebe_P, May 2023
The Haleakala Sunset Tour was a highlight of our stay in Maui. Mitch, the tour host, provided excellent historical commentary while driving. So glad we did not try to drive to Haleakala ourselves; the road was very narrow with multiple switchbacks. Tip:bring food or snacks and water. Fellow travelers did not obey the time indicated to return to the bus at the first stop causing us to be late getting up the mountain. Luckily, we did make it in time to see the amazing sunset. Thank you Mitch for your excellent driving.
Great experience, but poorly organized
Shiva_L, May 2023
I was traveling with my sister and my mother. We absolutely loved the sunset experience on top of Haleakala. Our driver Mitch was great as well. However, I am sorry to say that I would NOT recommend this particular tour. First of all, the waiting time to pick up and drop off passengers from different hotels was too long. We also had to change buses once. Although we were okay with no food, I think we could have been at least provided with water instead of being advised to buy it at the supermarket. The worst thing that happened to us was that another traveler’s full water bottle was accidentally thrown from the top shelf and hit my mom’s head very hard, which sort of ruined the trip for us as she was in pain all the time and we were worried she might need emergency medical care.The Tour is responsible for informing everyone about the winding road and NOT let anything be placed on the top shelves. We were lucky this was only a plastic bottle. Last but not least, we were looking forward to the stargazing experience after the sunset as I remember reading that in the description of the tour. But it did not happen and we were urged to leave immediately to avoid the traffic. Just as a comparison, I paid the same amount of money for another tour the day before and that one included pick up and drop off from any location, food and water, and plenty of time to visit each scenic spot. This tour definitely needs improvement and a much better organization.
Response from Host, May 2023
Aloha and thank you for sharing your feedback. We've sent your comments to our management team for appropriate follow-up. Mahalo.
GORGEOUS view of the setting sun from atop Haleakala.
Susan_T, Mar 2023
The sunset was beautiful beyond words. To say it may be cold is an understatement, travelers to the top MUST take very warm clothing. The view is worth the climb (and the temperature).
Fun trip!
Vince_C, Mar 2023
The driver was fantastic, cousin Mitch was fun to listen to as we drove up the mountain. We had some clouds and didn’t get a full view of the sunset but the on the drive down, the clouds parted and it was beautiful.
Hattie is outstanding! What a woman!
Sandra_P, Feb 2023
Nettie was our driver. She was outstanding. So very knowledgeable and entertaining. She even sang for us and played the ukulele. She told us the history of the Hawaiians and demonstrated how much she loved the mountain. She actually made the trip wonderful! The weather was so bad that our sunset was very cold and rainy. We did very much enjoy the ride up the mountain. So glad we went!
Sunset Tour OK but no National Park VC
Kathy_C, Feb 2023
Our tour guide, Nettie, was very pleased with herself and continually told us how experienced, knowledgeable, and wonderful she was. But we didn’t get to the National Parks Visitor Center because she was too busy talking and sucking up for tips while poorly singing with her ukulele. Sunset was very nice though. Disappointing overall. Had really wanted to get to the NPS Visitor Center and had called to confirm that we would be able to with this tour. But it didn’t happen thanks to our tour guide and her talking and waiting and talking and waiting….
Response from Host, Feb 2023
We are sorry to hear that you weren't able to get into the Visitor Center. Thank you for sending feedback, we appreciate it. Mahalo!
The guides knowledge and...
Caroline_D, Jan 2023
The guides knowledge and the sunset,the least favorite was changing vans several times and only having 20 minutes to enjoy the summit due sitting in traffic for 2 hours
Getting dropped off at...
Bruce_C, Jan 2023
Getting dropped off at Safeway to find our own food (dinner) was not okay in my opinion. It was good to have a heated van to take shelter in at the top of Haleakala.
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Thank you for your feedback - we appreciate it. Mahalo!
Our tour guide Mitch was...
cindy_M, Dec 2022
Our tour guide Mitch was fabulous. Very knowledgeable about area and knew where to direct us for good viewing of sunset. Also directed us to park rangers to get our National Park passport stamped.
Sunset Hawaiian Style
Camille_G, Dec 2022
Our driver, Cousin Mitch, showed us a wonderful time! We learned about the area along the way. We stopped at a market. Then, it was all topped off with a gorgeous sunset. Living on Lake Michigan, I am fortunate to enjoy beautiful sunsets, but it was so different to be above the cloud line and see such beauty. Mitch knew where to get the best photos. I was also thankful for his expert driving skills, especially on this long and winding road.
Don't leave the sunset to early
Jeffrey_A, Nov 2022
The ring of fire around the volcano was spectacular. Even after the sun goes below the clouds, stick around. It's worth the wait.
Sunset over sunrise
Jenny_G, Oct 2022
Do the sunset tour instead of the sunrise tour! You get way more sky colors and you start at 2pm instead of 2am :) cousin Mitch was great and shared a lot of stories with us.
Tour, a bit long but worth every minute.
Mary_B, Oct 2022
Knowledgeable tour guide. Pleasant ride. Beautiful scenery filled with amazing creations from God! Happy that it wasn't as chilly as expected.
Breathtaking
thekimberry, Oct 2022
Uncle Mitch was great! Pickup was on time, the organizers were really organized and friendly. The bus was really comfortable. The pictures don’t do it justice!
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