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Haleakala Crater
Haleakala Crater

Haleakala Crater

Open daily
Haleakala National Park, State Highway 330, Kula, 96790

The Basics

Haleakala sunrise tours with round-trip transportation included are the most popular way to see the crater, and save the hassle of navigating to the volcano’s summit in the dark. Many tours also include sunrise-viewing passes for Pu’u’ula’ula Summit, the highest point on Mt. Haleakala, while sunrise bike tours transport you to the peak from where you can enjoy the view and ride back down.

Alternatively, 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 or places such as Iao Valley and the Road to Hana.

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Haleakala Maui Sunrise Tour with Breakfast
Haleakala Maui Sunrise Tour with Breakfast
star-4.5
$207.29 per adult
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Sunrise at Halealkala
Watching the sunrise at the Halealkala summit was breathtaking.. We were also lucky to have an excellent guide Preston…
Marietta_R, Nov 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Maui

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Haleakala sunrise, not to be missed!
Steve_B, Nov 2021
Haleakala Sunrise Best Self-Guided Bike Tour with Bike Maui
The guides were very safety conscious and kept us on a good schedule for the entire event. We were never rushed and had plenty of time to take in all the sights we desired. Every guide was very knowledgeable of the history, lore and details of Haleakala Crater and the Hawaiian Islands in general. The bike ride down the crater was fun, safe and easy to navigate on our own. Even then, the guides kept an eye on us and provided assistance, if needed. Highly recommend!
star-5
The simplest path to access
Carey_S, Sep 2021
Haleakala Maui Sunrise Tour with Breakfast
Easy pick up at our hotel … COVID confirmation of vaccinations for all participants … an expert professional guide and importantly driver to navigate the road switchbacks up to the Haleakala Summit … Preston our guide was a personable, effective historian and guide … without a tour of this type access to the sunrise hours in Haleakala National Park is limited and difficult to obtain …
star-5
Top Notch
Matthew_A, Sep 2021
East Maui 45-minute Helicopter Tour over Haleakala Crater
The team at Maui Helicopter Tours was top notch. From scheduling to safety to the pilot. The pilot was impressive with his knowledge of the Maui origins to the explanation of the views he flew us over.
star-5
Great Experience and Great Guides!
Bambie_D, Aug 2021
Haleakala Sunrise Best Self-Guided Bike Tour with Bike Maui
This was an amazing experience and one my daughter and I will never forget! The guides are very friendly and safety oriented. Billy was a fantastic guide and gave us so much history about the island and area! We loved the experience and our thanks to Billy and all the staff ! Mahalo!!
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Fabulous Adventure
Peter_S, Jun 2021
Maui Haleakala Sunrise Downhill Bike Tour with Mountain Riders Rated #1
Quite an experience. Very safety oriented pleasure trip. The guides are friendly, knowledgeable and very helpful
star-5
Breathe taking
Timothy_M, Nov 2021
East Maui 45-minute Helicopter Tour over Haleakala Crater
A wonderful experience...never been on a helicopter before and my first time in Maui. Would recommend this to a friend or anyone visiting the island
star-5
Bucket list sunrise
Jill_R, Nov 2021
Haleakala Maui Sunrise Tour with Breakfast
Sunrise was beautiful. Guided trip is best way to do this, including seeing a lot of the island on the drive. Preston, our guide, was terrific. He provided a lot of information and helpful tips.
star-5
Where the heart fills
Nilanjan_M, Nov 2021
Private Haleakala Summit & Stroll from Kahului
With Dane, our tour guide, we were able to build a wonderful friendship in the matter of a day. He treated us with care and camaraderie and enriched us with a complete exploration of the island in a multi-epistemological manner. We would like to travel with the same company and tour guide again.
star-5
An absolute must do experience!!
Laura_S, Nov 2021
Maui Haleakala Sunrise Downhill Bike Tour with Mountain Riders Rated #1
This tour was so much fun. So many laughs with Bobby and Nani. The tour was knowledgeable and exciting. The sunrise was incredible and the bike tour down the mountain was a crazy adrenaline rush. Must do with Mountain Riders!! You won’t regret it.
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Sun & Moon!
Genevieve_B, Nov 2021
Haleakala Sunrise Best Guided Bike Tour with Bike Maui
Being outdoors and riding the bikes was awesome. Beautiful scenery, tour guides were informative and fun! When they say it’s cold in the mountAin believe them- it’s FREEZING! By the end of the bike ride you’re Sweating so wear layers. Guided tour is best because you don’t have to carry those layers!
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Do it again in a heartbeat
Christine_K, Nov 2021
Haleakala Sunrise Best Self-Guided Bike Tour with Bike Maui
The trip was amazing. Marlin was a fantastic guide. The sunrise is breathtaking! Just be sure to dress warm! The ride down was awesome!!
star-5
Best tour and driver ever!
John_S, Nov 2021
Haleakala Maui Sunrise Tour with Breakfast
Our driver was outstanding! Friendly, funny and a wealth of knowledge. The experience was breathtaking! Ample time to have breakfast and do a little shopping as well.

Things to Know Before You Go

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

  • It can be chilly on Mt. Haleakala, 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. Alternatively, opt for a tour with round-trip transportation.

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When to Get There

Haleakala National Park is open all day, year-round. While temperatures in Maui remain fairly constant, winter (December through March) brings the coldest and wettest weather, with average lows of 42°F (5°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 stop by the western-themed town of Makawao to enjoy some of the region’s best boutique shopping.

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