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Maui Day Trip: Haleakala, Iao Valley, Old Lahaina from Oahu

Maui Day Trip: Haleakala, Iao Valley, Old Lahaina from Oahu

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Honolulu, United States
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icon15 hours  (Approx.)
Pickup from select hotels
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds
Safety measures
icon15 hours  (Approx.)
Pickup from select hotels
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

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Safety measures
icon15 hours  (Approx.)
Pickup from select hotels
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Discover the highlights of central Maui, including Iao Valley State Park and Mt. Haleakala on this full-day excursion from Oahu. After flying to Maui, explore the stunning landscape of Haleakala National Park and visit the summit of Haleakala Volcano. View the verdant rain forest in Iao Valley State Park and admire the unusual rock formations at the Iao Needle. All park admissions, transportation on Maui, a local guide and round-trip airfare are included.
  • Full-day tour of Maui, by air from Oahu
  • Marvel at views from the summit of Mt. Haleakala, a sacred site for Hawaiians and the highest point in Maui
  • Hear from your guide about the volcanic history of Mt. Haleakala
  • Delve into the rain forest at Iao Valley State Park to see lush vegetation and the stunning Iao Needle
  • Visit the charming town of Wailuku, government seat of Maui
  • Drive by the historic Ka’ahamanu Church, listed on the National Register of Historic Places
  • Includes round-trip flights from Oahu and ground transportation on Maui
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Roundtrip flights
Air-conditioned vehicle
Driver/guide
Hotel pickup and drop off, if option selected
Airport/Departure Tax
Fuel surcharge
Local taxes
Food and drinks
Gratuities

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
We pickup from most hotels in the Waikiki Area approximately at 5:00 AM. We are unable to pickup from resorts outside of Waikiki such as the Disney Aulani, Four Season, Ko'olina Beach Villas, Embassy Suites in Kapolei, Hampton Suites in Kapolei, Turtle Bay Hilton on North Shore. Default pick up for outside Waikiki is Ala Moana Hotel.

Departure Time

4:30 AM
Select the option of pickup at your Oahu hotel or make your way to the Honolulu airport to catch the flight to Maui.

Upon touchdown in Maui, meet your local guide and transfer to your air-conditioned coach. The tour's first stop is the Haleakala Crater, up a winding road that ascends 9,740 vertical feet in just 37 miles (60 kilometers) to the Haleakala Visitor's Center. As you drive, peek out the windows at the fantastic views of Maui's west side and listen to your guide's commentary about the history and geology of the island. (The mini-coach bus we use is not allowed up to the 10,000-foot point, only vans and cars.)

Disembark to see the volcano's gigantic crater—2.5 miles (4 km) wide, 7.5 miles (12 km) long and 3,000 feet (915 meters) deep. This dormant volcano last erupted in 1790, but the landscape around the crater is still bare and free of vegetation. Chilly temps at the summit mean you might want a jacket or sweater on hand.

Head down from the barren otherworldliness of Mt. Haleakala to the vibrant jade rain forest of the Iao Valley. At the Iao Needle, an unusual rock formation, you have free time to explore the area's waterfalls and swimming holes on foot via an easy hiking trail. Stop for lunch (own expense) midday.

Travel through the charming town of Wailuku, where you have time to walk around at your leisure and check out the historic Ka'ahamanu Church.

After exploring Maui's highlights, return to the airport for your flight back to Oahu.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Haleakala National Park
The home to over 1,000 different species of plant life. During the 38-mile drive to the summit you will view the magnificent silver sword plant, found nowhere else on earth, and will pass ancient sacred locations, and breathtaking views.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Haleakala Crater
The world-famous volcano was formed approximately 1 million years ago through the building up of layers of flowing lava. It has been a sacred location for Polynesian people who settled on the island 400-650 A.D.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Kaahumanu Church
This church was built in 1876, this Congregational church holds services in Hawaiian & English.
Stop At:  
Iao Valley
A dense rainforest and ancient battleground, it was a burial site for ancient Hawaiian royalty. The iconic, greenery covered ‘Iao Needle towers 1,200 feet above the valley floor.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Lahaina
Once the capital of the Hawaiian Kingdom in the early nineteenth century, Lahaina was also a historic whaling village during the whaling boom of the mid-1800s. Lahaina is a historic town that has been transformed into a Maui hotspot with dozens of art galleries and a variety of unique shops and restaurants.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Once reservation is made, tour is Non-Refundable and Non-Changeable.
  • The name you enter at the time of booking must be exactly as appears on your photo I.D. Interisland Air Carriers will deny boarding if the passenger name, as shown on valid government-issued I.D. does not match the name on their voucher. This is a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and FAA requirement. Air Carriers proven to be non-compliant are subject to severe penalties; thus there is no flexibility with this policy.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 1 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Polynesian Adventure Tours
This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

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    The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
    Q:
    What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Maui Day Trip: Haleakala, Iao Valley, Old Lahaina from Oahu?
    A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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    What is the policy on sanitization during Maui Day Trip: Haleakala, Iao Valley, Old Lahaina from Oahu?
    A:The policies on sanitization are:

    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    See all safety measures taken by Maui Day Trip: Haleakala, Iao Valley, Old Lahaina from Oahu.
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    What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Maui Day Trip: Haleakala, Iao Valley, Old Lahaina from Oahu?
    A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
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    Reviews

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    star-5
    A Pleasant Day In Maui
    Howie
    , Mar 2020
    We were picked up, taken to and from the airport, purchased airport tickets, then had a pleasant day at Maui even though the weather was not good. This was the first time we had an excursion flying from one location to another and it worked out perfectly.
    star-5
    Maui day trip
    Janet_W
    , Aug 2019
    Got picked from hotel on time, proceeded to airport to be met by rep who had all our boarding passes. Had a great flight on landing we’re met by our transportation to a meet up point. Our driver/guide for was exceptional and very knowledgeable, had an amazing day seen lots of sights. Was a terrific day up the point of being dropped back to our hotel. The driver for this was not very good at all. Sped all the way and didn’t really listen to where the people wanted to dropped, drove past our hotel so we got off at the drop off point and walked back. An excellent day apart from the last point
    star-5
    Judy the tour guide was great. Very...
    Michael_G
    , Jan 2015
    Judy the tour guide was great. Very efficient and informative. Very enjoyable trip,
    star-5
    I love Maui and this is my favorite...
    AMMARIT B
    , Dec 2014
    I love Maui and this is my favorite island of Hawaii.. the day tour was excellent !! tour guide was very good
    star-5
    This was the most amazing trip. It...
    Sharon N
    , Dec 2014
    This was the most amazing trip. It covered all areas of Maui. Was picked up on time and dropped off. Our tour guide knew everything about Maui (being a local) the bus was comfortable. I would thoroughly recommend this tour for anyone wanting to see these highlights of Maui.
    star-3
    The tour covered a lot of ground in...
    Robyn
    , Sep 2014
    The tour covered a lot of ground in Mauai. The road to Haleakalo was very long and windy, which should have been mentioned for those that get travel sickness. The lunch stop although the food was delicious, other options nearby could be mentioned as an alternative to a full expensive meal, with added in gratuities to the bill. The stop to Old Lahaina we wish had of been longer as this was a very pretty town with great shops.
    star-4
    The waterfall is a real let down...
    Michael W
    , Aug 2014
    The waterfall is a real let down after the excitement of flying over the volcano and seeing the flowing lava. The helicopter ride was cool and worth doing overall.
    star-2
    Half of the trip waste by lunch and...
    Yang L
    , Apr 2014
    Half of the trip waste by lunch and sending some people back to their hotel. The 9 hours trip only 4 hours were worthy.
    star-5
    Highly recommend this tour. Our tour...
    Rosa_M
    , Feb 2014
    Highly recommend this tour. Our tour guide Judy was great, she was very knowledgeable. Maui is different from Waikiki, not as hectic, at a much slower pace. Beautiful surroundings.
    star-5
    Fantastic day. Cheryl our tour guide...
    Susan M
    , Nov 2013
    Fantastic day. Cheryl our tour guide and driver was excellent. Sue

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