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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 w/ Breakfast
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Haleakala Maui Sunrise Tour w/ Breakfast
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$201.54 per adult
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The sunrise is something that shouldn’t be missed. It is awe inspiring. Our guide told us the best spot to see and got us there early enough to get in that spot.
Alyssa_M, Aug 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Maui

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Sunrise
Michael_W, Aug 2022
Haleakala Maui Sunrise Tour w/ Breakfast
It was fun. We enjoyed the guide and the tour bus was very nice and clean. The guide that's so much information and knowledge about the area of the island and the crater. We truly enjoyed ourselves. Thank you
star-5
Best self guided tour
Victor_C, Jul 2022
Haleakala Sunrise Best Self-Guided Bike Tour with Bike Maui
Bill was an amazing guide on the way up. He was knowledgeable, funny, and very concerned about our safety. All the views were amazing, you can stop anytime, you were on your own time. I highly recommend the self guided tour.
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Glad we chose to go!
Diana_B, Jun 2022
Haleakala Maui Sunrise Tour w/ Breakfast
The sight was like being on the moon. The sunrise and shadows were most awe inspiring. Our guide, Dustin, from Australia was knowledgeable, entertaining, cautious about our safety, fun.
star-5
Breathtaking!
Kerri_N, Jun 2022
Haleakala Sunrise Best Self-Guided Bike Tour with Bike Maui
What an amazing experience! Totally worth the 2:00am wake up call! Chris our guide was terrific and the staff made our safety a top priority! Definitely take the self guided tour. You can stop as much as you want! Also layers, layers, layers! It’s cold at the top!
star-5
Breath-taking sunrise experience, you’ ll get your moneys’ worth!
Dayle_N, Jun 2022
Haleakala Sunrise Best Self-Guided Bike Tour with Bike Maui
This trip with Bike Maui to the sunrise is a must-do. Everyone should experience the natural beauty of this volcano, like they do the Grand Canyon, etc. this bike company is organized, the tour guides are great, your safety is is their #1 concern. Ask to be in Eddie-Buddy’s van. He’s excellent! and shares Hawaiian lore and dry humor that will leave you groaning in a good way.
star-5
Excellent tour guide...
Dylan_P, Jul 2022
Maui Haleakala Sunrise Downhill Bike Tour with Mountain Riders Rated #1
Excellent tour guide experience! Everyone involved was so friendly. Incredible sunrise, incredible views.
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Amazing!
Jennifer_V, Jul 2022
Majestic Haleakala Sunrise Tour with Pick-up
I've done Haleakala twice... once on my own and once with this tour. I highly recommend using a tour. Pick up at the hotel was very convenient and allowed for extra rest on the way up. Even though we dressed in layers with sweat shirts and jackets our guide gave us thermal ponchos which were a life saver on the summit. Sunrise was spectacular! And breakfast at the Plantation was better than expected....delicious and on beautiful grounds.
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Sunrise not to be missed!
Peter_D, May 2022
Haleakala Sunrise Best Self-Guided Bike Tour with Bike Maui
It was very early, but it is not to be missed!! The sky was so clear you felt like you could touch the stars. The song our guides sung as the sun cam up was amazing. They were very safety oriented about the bike ride down. It was a fantastic experience!
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Amazing
Alyssa_M, Aug 2022
Haleakala Maui Sunrise Tour w/ Breakfast
The sunrise is something that shouldn’t be missed. It is awe inspiring. Our guide told us the best spot to see and got us there early enough to get in that spot.
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Sunrise tour
Suresh_K, Jul 2022
Haleakala Best Classic Sunrise Tour with Haleakala EcoTours (Vehicle Tour)
The sunrise and the moments leading up to it. The driver cum tour guide, Eddy, was exceptional. The tour started real early 1:45 am since we had to be picked up. Eddys stories about Hawaiian history, culture and geography kept us awake and entertained. The breakfast place and the breakfast were awesome
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Anniversary Delight
Lucy_G, Jul 2022
Majestic Haleakala Sunrise Tour with Pick-up
Beautiful memories for our 36th anniversary. Enjoyed the tour and guide and an experience of Haleakala we will never forget.
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Great Haleakala self-guided tour experience
Neel_T, Apr 2022
Haleakala Sunrise Best Self-Guided Bike Tour with Bike Maui
Took the self-guided tour. Billy was our driver and tour guide - very educated, passionate and eloquent on Hawaii history, geology and the tour itself. Great experience from start to finish. Bike Maui is safety-first.
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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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Haleakala Crater
Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What are the nearest attractions to Haleakala Crater?
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Attractions near Haleakala Crater:
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What else should I know about attractions in Maui?
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As well as visiting the Haleakala Crater, check out these trip ideas to make the most of your visit: