Haleakala National Park Tours

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Haleakala National Park Tour Bus

Experience the #1 Visitor Attraction on Maui

There are so many reasons the Haleakala National Park Sunrise Tour a once in a lifetime experience. With a stark contrast in mountain and coastal landscapes, multiple climate and vegetation zones, and unforgettable sunrises, our tours are designed to allow our guests to see it all. 

We offer two great tour options for exploring Haleakala National Park. Our Classic Haleakala Sunrise Tour begins with a guided vehicle tour to the summit of Haleakala National Park.

Join us on an experience of a lifetime to the 10,023-foot summit of Haleakala National Park to view Maui’s amazing sunrise. The sunrise experience is like no other as the vastness of Haleakala National Park awakens with the rising sun and the views open in all directions while casting amazing hues of light into the crater floor. The Haleakala National Park Sunrise tour is the #1 tour on Maui and is an experience not to be missed.

Tour Highlights

  • Early morning hotel pick up (approximately 2:00 am)
  • Skyline cozy summit jackets provided upon request
  • Guided vehicle tour to the summit of Haleakala National Park
  • Sunrise viewing (weather dependent)
  • Full breakfast stop at historic Kula Lodge. Vegetarian and gluten-free options available.
  • Photo opportunities along the way
  • In-vehicle Skyline Haleakala National Park app experience on tablets (includes multi-lingual)
  • Guide narrative including the history of Haleakala National Park, flora, fauna, and cultural significance of Haleakala
  • Hotel return

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about Haleakala National Park and our National Park Classic Sunrise Tour

Q: What time is pickup for the Haleakala National Park Sunrise Tour?
A: Pickup for tours begins between 2:00 am and 3:30 am, depending on the time of year. Please consult your confirmation email for exact times and pickup location within your hotel/condo complex. Confirmation calls will be made 24 hours prior to your tour.

Q: How far is the drive to the summit on the Haleakala National Park Sunrise Tour? 
It is approximately a 30-mile drive into Haleakala National Park and up to the summit. We arrive at the summit before sunrise where your guide will prep you for the amazing sunrise experience.

Q: What will I learn on the Haleakala National Park Sunrise Tour?
A: Your guide will provide historical information about Haleakala National Park, teach you the traditional Hawaiian chant used to greet the sun, and include tips to stay safe to have a memorable sunrise experience.

Q: What happens if it is cloudy or raining on the Haleakala National Park Sunrise Tour?
A: There is always a risk of it being cloudy or rainy at the top of Haleakala, but rain and clouds pass over Maui very quickly so there is a chance that it could be raining when you arrive and clear up just in time to see the sunrise. On mornings like this, there is an added element to the beauty of the sunrise since the additional moisture in the air adds more color to the sky as the sun’s rays grow.

Q: What should I wear so I am comfortable during the Haleakala National Park Sunrise Tour?
A: You should plan to dress in layers. We would definitely recommend wearing a jacket. When you choose to see the sunrise with Skyline Hawaii, we provide a jacket for you to use upon request so you stay toasty warm. This means that you don’t have to worry about using up valuable space in your suitcase by bringing a jacket on your tropical vacation.

Q: What happens after the sunrise experience on the Haleakala National Park Sunrise Tour?
A: After sunrise at the summit, we journey back down the mountain to Historic Kula Lodge to enjoy an Upcountry Maui breakfast. Stops include (not limited to); Haleakala National Park Visitor Center, Haleakala National Park Summit, and Kula Lodge for an Upcountry Maui Breakfast.