Haleakala Maui Sunset Tour

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Tour Overview

Many travelers summit Haleakala for the sunrise but you can beat the crowds by visiting for an equally scenic sunset instead. Enjoy the best sunset view on Maui from the island’s tallest peak

  • Tour Name: Haleakala Maui Sunset Tour
  • Availability: Mondays and Saturdays
  • Duration: 7h
  • Start Time: 1:30 PM

What's included

  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Haleakala National Park admission fee
  • Tour narration by a professional driver/guide
  • Pick-up and drop-off at specific Maui hotels
  • Entry/Admission – Maui
What’s not included
  • Gratuities
  • Dinner
  • Port pickup and drop-off

What to expect

After the convenient hotel pickup in an air-conditioned coach, sink into a comfortable seat for the journey up the mountain. Make a stop at the Kula Lodge Marketplace where you can experience the art and culinary talents of Maui and Hawaii’s renowned artists and craftsmen.

After a stop at the Haleakala Park Visitor Center at about 7,000 feet (2,134m), make the final, winding, push towards the volcano’s magnificent summit. The crater overlook is just below the summit at 9,740 feet (2,969m), and there’s a good chance you’ll be one of the only people there. Gaze upon the colorful crater with its smooth, lunar cinder cones, and peer across the orange horizon to the peaks of the Big Island in the distance. After staying to watch the stars twinkle high above the volcano, you will begin your descent the mountain with the evening concluding with a convenient drop-off right back at your hotel.

Departure and return

Departure details

Traveler pickup is offered.

IMPORTANT: Access is restricted to Lahaina on the west side of Maui.

The tour times provided reflect the start and end of the tour, but not your exact pickup and drop off time. Whether or not you’ve provided your hotel/lodging at the time of booking, you are required to contact the tour provider no less than (2) days prior to your tour date to receive your exact pickup time and location. The tour provider will advise you of the specific area at the hotel/lodging you should wait; for example “at the front entrance.” Please be there at least 5 minutes before your pickup time. If your hotel/lodging is not included on our pickup schedule, you’ll be advised to meet at nearby location. Please note that we are prohibited by certain properties to pickup non-hotel guests and we do not pick-up at private properties such as AirBnB’s and residential areas.

Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.


  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible

Additional information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Please contact the tour provider at minimum of 7 days prior to the tour date for ADA and all special requests.
  • Haleakala is known for rapidly changing weather conditions and dense clouds and rain are common. As a result, clear viewing of the sunrise is not guaranteed, and the tour operates rain or shine. Refunds will be granted only when the tour is cancelled for safety reasons.
  • The high altitude at the summit area may complicate health conditions and breathing difficulties. Elderly visitors, pregnant women, young children, and those with respiratory or heart conditions should consult their doctor prior to touring. Walk slowly and drink water to avoid dehydration. If you have gone scuba diving, you should wait at least 72 hours before going on this tour.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travelers

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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What others are saying...

amela b. Avatar
amela b.
5 star rating
just beautiful Very unique experience. The views were amazing. Our guide Kanealawas professional, engaging and funny. When they say wear layers, they mean it! It's cold and super windy.
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Janice S. Avatar
Janice S.
3 star rating
not worth the money or time I wish we knew more what to expect along the way. The first driver never spoke to us so we had no idea what was going on. For us, it was a very long and boring ride both on the way as well as on the way home. Thenview at the top cleared quite well while we were there so that was nice and we got some pretty pictures. I would never spend $400 + for that again, i recommend going by yourself and reserving park passes well in advance.
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Connie S. Avatar
Connie S.
5 star rating
Totes worth the long drive! Spectacular trip for National Park fans. Our tour guide, Mitchell, provided incredible insights into the history of Maui along the way from a Lahainan resident who has seen and experienced much since the August 2023 tragedy Take it from an amateur geologist: Mitchell and sunset cannot be beat. Native Hawaiian music even provided down the hill which lulled all 15 of us to sleep on the curvy road back. Breathtaking.
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Takemeaway1220 Avatar
Charleston, SC
5 star rating
Not to be missed! Very experienced guide, kind and patient. Great driver! Drive up was peppered with stories about the landscape and native species. Incredibly gorgeous vistas at the top. Weather cleared for a beautiful sunset. Would SO do it again!
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Pam w. Avatar
Pam w.
5 star rating
Picked up at 2AM at our resort. Had a wonderful trip to see the sunrise. Should have dressed much warmer Very informative! Preston was fun and knowledgeable about the entire area. I would highly recommend this tour. Can’t emphasize enough—-dress warmly! Coats, gloves, socks, hats, warm shoes. Beautiful day for us but wind was sooooo. COLD!!
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H6472DBjenniferd Avatar
San Francisco, California
5 star rating
Preston, Preston he’s your Man!!’ OMG - I am NOT a morning person but this tour was so worth the loss of Sleep! Ask for PRESTON, by far the best guide for Polynesian Tours! The time he took to engage us in the wonders of Hawaii was so sweet and very informative! Give that man a raise! Mahalo Wayne & Jennifer Deutscher
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aguevara Avatar
5 star rating
Amazing sunrise at the crater We had a great sunrise tour with an amazing tour director, Preston. Preston was very informative and provided a laid back environment but still gave a lot of history and Hawaii tid bits. It is very cold and you are outside for a good hour and a half so bring hats , gloves, warm coat, and warm socks. You will think this is overkill when you are packing for Hawaii but trust me , you will be thankful when you are there.
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Michael P. Avatar
Michael P.
5 star rating
Maui crater experience Carly did a excellent job. She was very knowledgeable and conducted herself very well. Very conscientious and a safe driver. It was also nice to meet somebody from our home state.
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Heather R. Avatar
Heather R.
5 star rating
Haleakala gorgeous sunset Beautiful views of Haleakala at sunset. Carly was very knowledgeable, friendly and fun! It was a wonderful experience!
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Philip C. Avatar
Philip C.
5 star rating
Haleakala was really impressive Carly was a great guide and driver. Very enjoyable experience and informative.View was impressive above the clouds. We were able to see the Big Island clearly from the overlook .
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