Classic Haleakala Sunrise Tour
On Skyline’s Haleakala Sunrise Tour, experience edge-of-the-world views open up in all directions while the early sunlight casts hues of natural light onto Haleakala crater floor. Be there when Haleakala National Park awakens with the rising sun near the summit of Haleakalā.
The heavenly beauty of the crater at sunrise is why ancient Hawaiians believed this area of the mountaintop was the 'realm of the gods', or 'wao akua'.
Haleakala National Park is the #1 visitor attraction on Maui, and Skyline’s Haleakala Sunrise tour is the #1 tour on Maui.
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View the Sunrise from the Top of the World
What better place to see the sunrise over Maui than from Haleakalā, Maui’s highest peak and a top visitor attraction.
SCHEDULE (times vary depending on sunrise times throughout the year)
2:00 AM - 3:00 AM: Pickup at your hotel or accommodation.
6:00 AM - 10:00 AM: Experience the classic sunrise from the summit of Haleakalā National Park, followed by a full breakfast at the historic Kula Lodge, included with your tour.
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM: Return to your hotel or accommodation.
Breakfast with a View: After your Haleakalā sunrise experience, we’ll stop at the historic Kula Lodge in upcountry Maui for an amazing valley view and sit-down breakfast. Vegetarian, gluten free, and light options are available.
REQUIREMENTS (times vary depending on sunrise times throughout the year)
The tour is ADA accessible and the walk to the summit from the parking lot is short. However, if you’re interested in viewing the sunrise from an even higher point, there is a small hike up some stairs and over rocks.
GUIDES (times vary depending on sunrise times throughout the year)
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO (times vary depending on sunrise times throughout the year)
CLOTHING: Cozy jackets will be provided when you arrive at Skyline. We recommend you dress in warm layers and wear pants, a jacket or sweatshirt, socks, and closed-toe shoes so you are warm enough while viewing the sunrise. Temperatures at the summit of Haleakalā are routinely in the 30s and 40s.
CAMERA/CELLPHONE CAMERA: You will definitely want to capture the beauty of the sunrise on the top of Haleakalā, so bring your camera!
WHAT ELSE TO BRING: A reusable water bottle and sunglasses.
INTERPRETIVE APP: Download Skyline Hawaii's Haleakalā National Park Interpretive App from the App Store or Google Play Store. It’s available in nine languages (Hawaiian, Japanese, Mandarin, Korean, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese, and English) and has great info to augment what you’ll hear from your tour guide!
WEATHER & REFUNDS: Weather at the summit can vary widely, and inclement weather can impact or limit sunrise views. Every sunrise atop Haleakalā is a unique, one of a kind experience. Some mornings are clear, while some are clouded in. Unfortunately, we cannot provide refunds based on inclement, cloudy, or rainy conditions at the summit as they are outside of Skyline Hawaii’s control. But, we hope any visit to Haleakalā National Park and the summit of this legendary volcano are experiences guests will remember and revere as generations have before - even under adverse weather conditions.
CAR SEAT REGULATIONS: Hawaii’s Child Passenger Restraint Law requires children under 4 years of age to ride in a child safety seat. Please note that guests will be required to provide child seats that meet State requirements. Click here to view Hawaii’s car seat laws.
FAQs (times vary depending on sunrise times throughout the year)
WHAT HAPPENS IF IT RAINS?
Tours operate rain or shine. If we do cancel, we'll make every effort to contact you in advance to reschedule or refund the tour.
WHAT IS THE CANCELLATION POLICY?
Our Hassle-Free Cancellation Policy guarantees that you receive a 100% refund for any tour cancelled at least 48 hours in advance of your tour time. For cancellations or changes made within 48 hours of your tour, refunds will only be provided if we are able to resell the spots on your tour.
IS THERE CELL SERVICE AT THE SUMMIT?
There is some cell phone reception throughout the park and at the summit, but it can be spotty.
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM (every day)
WHAT IS THE MEANING OF HALEAKALĀ?
Haleakalā means "House of the Sun."
HOW TALL IS HALEAKALĀ?
Haleakalā National Park has the highest mountain peak on Maui, at 10,023 feet over sea level.
CAN YOU ACCOMMODATE ADA REQUESTS ON THIS TOUR?
Skyline Hawaii does have ADA accessible tour vehicles available, please call our reservations team at 1.808.878.8400 for more information or to make a booking.
Have More Questions?
Feel free to give us a call at 1.808.878.8400
CONSERVATION EFFORTS (times vary depending on sunrise times throughout the year)
Skyline is the first zipline operator in the world to join 1% for the Planet—a group of businesses committed to giving at least 1% of all sales back to environmental conservation. And because we take our “Do Good. Have Fun.” mantra very seriously, we also support multiple other community and health nonprofits just for good measure.
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