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Haleakala National Park Tours

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Haleakala National Park
Haleakala’s summit stretches 10,023 feet (3,055 meters) above Maui’s world-renowned beaches. Vast swaths of its slopes—33,000 acres (13.4 hectares) from summit to sea level along the Hawaiian island’s southeastern coast—are protected within Haleakala National Park, where visitors hike, bike, camp, and catch sunsets (and sunrises) of a lifetime. Now considered a dormant volcano, Haleakala last erupted sometime between the 15th and 17th centuries.
 
The Basics
Haleakala National Park is divided into two sections with separate access points, Haleakala Crater and the Kipahulu district. Most visitors head for the main event: Haleakala’s rocky, barren summit and its expansive lunar-like crater stretching some seven miles (11 kilometers) across. Popular guided summit tours include Haleakala sunrise tours, promising stunning views of the sea and sky, and bike tours that zip you down the volcano’s steep slopes. Some tours even couple a Haleakala sunrise with a scenic drive along Maui’s winding Road to Hana. The park’s Kipahulu district is lush, coastal, and more isolated, offering hiking and swimmable waterfall pools.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Park entry is $10 for a 3-day single-person pass or $20 for a vehicle pass that includes entry for everyone in the car. Guided tours usually include park admission.
  • Not all of Hawaii is warm. At Haleakala’s summit, plan for wind, rain, and temperatures between 30°F and 50°F (-1°C and 10°C).
  • Due to the high elevation, you may experience altitude sickness. It’s best to slowly make your way up to allow for time to get acclimated. Return to lower elevation if you experience any telltale signs including nausea, headache, and shortness of breath.
  • Haleakala has nearly 40 (64 kilometers) miles of hiking paths. If planning to hike, stay on designated trails to minimize effects on the area’s flora and fauna, many of which are endangered.
  • The park’s main visitor center—with informational displays and helpful rangers—closes at 3:45pm daily.
  • While park trails are unpaved and unsuitable for wheelchairs, the summit’s visitor centers and Hosmer Grove picnic area are wheelchair accessible.
 
How to Get There
To reach Haleakala National Park, you need to book a tour or arrive by car; there is no public transport into the park itself. Driving time from the resort areas of Kihei and Kaanapali is about two hours to the summit, or three to four hours to Kipahulu. Summit access is via Upcountry Maui, passing through the quaint town of Makawao along Routes 377 and 378.
 
When to Get There
Haleakala National Park is open 24 hours a day, year-round. On clear mornings, many visitors take advantage of the peak’s lofty vantage point to watch the colorful sunrise, with tours departing as early as 2am to arrive in time. If you’re crowd adverse, try a sunset tour where, on clear nights, an equally spectacular explosion of color bleeds into top-notch stargazing. Tours meet on the mountain a few hours before sunset.
 
Spotting Haleakala’s Rare Silverswords
The volcano’s slopes are home to an extremely rare and Dr. Seuss–like plant: the Haleakala silversword. The bizarre, bushy, and silver-colored plants are found only here and can live for up to 90 years. Silverswords flower only once, sending up a spectacular flowering stalk—and dying shortly thereafter. You’ll find them at the Haleakala summit, the Kalahaku Overlook, and along Sliding Sands Trail, a several-mile round-trip hike. 
Address: State Highway 330, Kula 96790, USA
Hours: Open daily
Admission: US$12 per person or US$25 per vehicle
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21 Tours and Activities to Experience Haleakala National Park

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Haleakala Sunset Tour and Dinner with Pickup

Haleakala Sunset Tour and Dinner with Pickup

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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. After enjoying the magical evening light show, you'll then head to Café O’Lei for a 3-course meal to complete the experience.
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  • 8 hours
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Haleakala Downhill Bike Ride with Hotel Pickup

Haleakala Downhill Bike Ride with Hotel Pickup

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On this winding Haleakala downhill bike ride, enjoy 26 miles of spectacular views as you coast down a dormant volcano. Experience the landscape as it changes from pastures to towns, sugar cane, and farms, and finish the journey in coastal Paia just steps from a white sand beach.
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  • 8 hours
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Hana and Haleakala Maui Helicopter Tour with Cliffside Landing

Hana and Haleakala Maui Helicopter Tour with Cliffside Landing

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See the views of Maui from up in the air during this Hana and Haleakala helicopter tour. Choose from a morning or afternoon flight time, and take off from the Kahului Heliport. During your flight, soar above beaches, jungle terrain, waterfalls, a rain forest, and even the dormant volcano, Haleakala. Plus, land on a private cliffside for even more brag-worthy sights.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
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East Maui 45-minute Helicopter Tour over Haleakala Crater

East Maui 45-minute Helicopter Tour over Haleakala Crater

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On this phenomenal East Maui helicopter tour, soar high above the cinder cones of Haleakala Crater, and see hidden waterfalls, valleys, and bays on the rugged East Maui coastline. Much of Maui is inaccessible and only visible by air, and from flying high above bamboo forests to buzzing the 10,000 ft. summit, this is a Maui helicopter tour you’ll definitely never forget.
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  • 45 minutes
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Maui Helicopter Tour Over Haleakala National Park and the Hana Rainforest

Maui Helicopter Tour Over Haleakala National Park and the Hana Rainforest

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Take in aerial views of Maui’s volcanos and coast on a 45-minute helicopter tour over Haleakala National Park and the Hana Rainforest. Swoop over black cliffs and hidden waterfalls as your pilot show you the island’s landmarks; fly above thick jungle canopy and flocks of tropical birds as you approach the otherworldly slopes of Haleakala. Capture unforgettable images of the colorful crater through panoramic viewing windows, then bank back towards your Kahului launch pad and enjoy a return flight with views of Molokai and a trio of beach-side cities.
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  • 45 minutes
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Maui Haleakala Self Paced 26 mile Downhill Bike Tour with Mountain Riders

Maui Haleakala Self Paced 26 mile Downhill Bike Tour with Mountain Riders

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If you like to travel at your pace, then this Maui Express Bike Tour of Haleakala volcano is an option for independent travelers. Rather than visiting the summit of Haleakala as part of a guided group, this tour begins at the National Park entrance and allows you to bike through Kula and Makawao as fast or as slow as you choose. Stop at protea farms, get a cup of coffee, and wander through local shops, before finishing either at the bike tour office or down on the beach in Paia. Tours check in at 7:30am, and conclude by 2:30pm.
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  • 7 hours 30 minutes
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Maui Helicopter Tour: Complete Island Flight

Maui Helicopter Tour: Complete Island Flight

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Maui is an island that’s best seen by air, and on this complete island Maui helicopter tour, visitors soar above valleys and waterfalls that are otherwise inaccessible. Fly deep inside the West Maui Mountains where there aren’t even any trails, and gaze upon the colorful cinder cones of Haleakala Crater. Off the coast of Hana, watch as waterfalls tumble their way directly into the sea, and see hidden coves and white sand beaches you never even knew were there.
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  • 1 hour
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Predawn-Morning Haleakala Bike Tour with Mountain Riders (6,500' to Sea-Level)

Predawn-Morning Haleakala Bike Tour with Mountain Riders (6,500' to Sea-Level)

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If you want to combine sightseeing with something more active than the usual bus tours, book this guided bike tour down Maui's dormant volcano, Haleakala. Starting very early in the morning for the best sunrise views (and to beat the heat) pedal downhill, riding along switchbacks, through Haleakala Ranch and past Kula. Continue through the towns of Makawao and Paia, and finally finish up oceanside at Paia Bay Beach Park. Includes hotel pickup and drop-off.
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  • 8 hours
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Shaka Guide Maui "Classic" Road to Hana Audio Driving Tour

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The Road to Hana is the ultimate Maui road trip and Shaka Guide's "Classic" Road to Hana Tour is the most popular way to experience this famous roadway. This audio tour uses GPS to give you turn-by-turn directions to the best spots along Hana Highway! Visit nine waterfalls, ten scenic viewpoints, and six hikes while listening to interesting stories along the way. With Shaka Guide, you have the freedom to explore on your own terms -- visit the spots you want and skips the ones you don't. Shaka Guide is the #1-rated app for Maui with over 13K reviews on the App Store and Google Play Store! ✅ Tours never expire. ✅ Tour work offline. No data needed. ✅ Reliable GPS directions. ✅ A guided tour for a fraction of the price. ✅ Save time planning! We’ve done the work for you. ✅ Your vacation, your terms — freedom to stop and go as you please. ✅ The #1-rated travel app for Maui. ✅ Listen to interesting stories and Hawaiian music!
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  • 10 to 12 hours
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Sunrise at Haleakala Audio Driving Tour

Sunrise at Haleakala Audio Driving Tour

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You'll feel like your on top of the world as you watch the sunrise on Haleakala -- it's truly an awe-inspiring experience. Let us guide you there with stories and legends along the way! Our Sunrise at Haleakala National Park Tour uses GPS to give you turn-by-turn directions to the best spots in the park! With Shaka Guide, you have the freedom to explore on your own terms -- visit the sites you want and skips the ones you don't. Shaka Guide is the #1-rated app for Maui with over 13K reviews on the App Store and Google Play Store! ✅ Tours never expire. ✅ Tour work offline. No data needed. ✅ Reliable GPS directions. ✅ A guided tour for a fraction of the price. ✅ Save time planning! We’ve done the work for you. ✅ Your vacation, your terms — freedom to stop and go as you please. ✅ The #1-rated travel app for Maui. ✅ Listen to interesting stories and Hawaiian music! *Please note, if you want to visit Haleakala at sunrise you'll need to make a reservation.*
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  • 4 to 6 hours
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Ultimate Hana Full-Day Adventure Tour

Ultimate Hana Full-Day Adventure Tour

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Discover the amazing scenery of Maui’s wild east shore during this waterfalls and rainforest trip that includes a hike and a drive along the island’s famous Hana Highway. Venture with your guides deep into the lush bamboo rainforest, heading on a hike toward a cascade of waterfalls known as the “Seven Sacred Pools.” Along the way you’ll also enjoy time to stop for included snacks and lunch to make sure you keep your energy up.
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  • 11 hours
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Maui "Loop" Road To Hana Audio Driving Tour

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Are you ready for an epic road trip? The Road to Hana is filled with hidden waterfalls, scenic hikes, and picturesque viewpoints. Shaka Guide's "Loop" Road to Hana Tour is a twist on the "Classic" version. On this tour, we'll guide you around the island taking you to the rarely explored back side of Hana. This audio tour uses GPS to give you turn-by-turn directions to the best spots with stories and music along the way. With Shaka Guide, you have the freedom to explore on your own terms -- visit the places you want and skips the ones you don't. Shaka Guide is the #1-rated app for Maui with over 13K reviews on the App Store and Google Play Store! ✅ Tours never expire. ✅ Tour work offline. No data needed. ✅ Reliable GPS directions. ✅ A guided tour for a fraction of the price. ✅ Save time planning! We’ve done the work for you. ✅ Your vacation, your terms — freedom to stop and go as you please. ✅ The #1-rated travel app for Maui. ✅ Listen to interesting stories and Hawaiian music!
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  • 10 to 12 hours
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Maui "Reverse" Road To Hana Audio Driving Tour

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The Road to Hana is the ultimate adventure in Maui and this "Reverse" Tour is the most adventurous option available! You'll start your excursion on the rarely explored back side of Hana making your way to waterfalls, hikes and scenic viewpoints. Why choose the "Reverse" Tour? You'll visit some of the most popular spots first! This audio tour uses GPS to give you turn-by-turn directions to the best spots along Hana Highway with the freedom to explore on your own terms -- visit the spots you want and skips the ones you don't. Shaka Guide is the #1-rated app for Maui with over 13K reviews on the App Store and Google Play Store! ✅ Tours never expire. ✅ Tour work offline. No data needed. ✅ Reliable GPS directions. ✅ A guided tour for a fraction of the price. ✅ Save time planning! We’ve done the work for you. ✅ Your vacation, your terms — freedom to stop and go as you please. ✅ The #1-rated travel app for Maui. ✅ Listen to interesting stories and Hawaiian music!
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  • 10 to 12 hours
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Maui Adventure Bundle: 6 Epic Audio Driving Tours, Including Road to Hana

Maui Adventure Bundle: 6 Epic Audio Driving Tours, Including Road to Hana

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Shaka Guide is an audio tour app that gives you the benefits of a guided tour with the freedom to explore on your own terms. This Maui Tour Bundle comes with six socially-distanced audio driving tours, including the famous Road to Hana. • Classic Road to Hana (10-12 hour tour) • Loop Road to Hana (10-12 hour tour) • Reverse Road to Hana (10-12 hour tour) • West Maui Coastline Tour (8-10 hour tour) • Sunrise at Haleakala (4-6 hour tour) • Sunset and Stargazing at Haleakala (4-6 hour tour) The app uses GPS to give you turn-by-turn navigation to historic sites, popular attractions, world-class beaches and scenic hikes with stories about the places you’re visiting and music to entertain you along the way. All Shaka Guide Tours... • Never expire - take them multiple times or buy in advance • Work 100% offline - no data or wifi necessary • Let you take the tour when you want - choose the day that works best for you *Please use the link in your confirmation email to download the app*
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  • 6 days
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Maui's Best Adventure - Haleakala Bike & Zipline Tour

Maui's Best Adventure - Haleakala Bike & Zipline Tour

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Begin Maui’s best adventure by exploring Haleakala National Park, then cruise at your own pace down 23 scenic miles on top-of-the-line Kona mountain bikes. Top it off with 7 exhilarating zipline runs with ocean and treetop views of Maui's famed North Shore.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
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Shore Excursion: Haleakala Sunrise Tour for Pride of America Passengers

Shore Excursion: Haleakala Sunrise Tour for Pride of America Passengers

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Once-in-a-lifetime may be the only way to describe watching the sun slowly rise over Haleakala National Park and spill over onto the beautiful island of Maui. Experience the magic for yourself with our Majestic Haleakala Sunrise Tour, an unforgettable journey to the summit of Haleakala Mountain. The day begins with a light continental breakfast before the two-hour drive from sea level to summit. Once at the top, our local guides from Valley Isle Excursions will set you up for the best experience—pointing out incredible viewing locations, sharing tips for seeing the sunrise, and telling stories about the history of the island. After sunrise, we’ll take a short tour of the remainder of Haleakala National Park and the nearby ranchlands before ending with a delicious all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet.
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  • 8 hours
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Anywhere in Maui with Private Guide

Anywhere in Maui with Private Guide

Explore Maui with a local guide. Create your adventure based on your needs with the personal attention of our knowledgeable guide. Our guide will safely guide you and share with you the island beauty and hidden gems.
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  • 6 hours
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Sunset Volcanoes Air Tour of the Big Island Volcanoes

Sunset Volcanoes Air Tour of the Big Island Volcanoes

Look down on the geothermal wonders of the Big Island of Hawaii on an evening air tour from Maui. On board a fixed-wing Cessna plane, you'll soar over Maui's west coastline and across the waters of the Pacific to the Big Island, where you'll look down on Kilauea, Mauna Loa, and Mauna Kea volcanoes. Other sights you may see from the air include waterfalls, golf courses, Haleakala Crater, and Waipio Valley.
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  • 2 hours 15 minutes
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Maui Circle-Island Helicopter Tour

Maui Circle-Island Helicopter Tour

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Circle Maui’s stunning coastline on a 1-hour helicopter tour of the island’s beaches, valleys and lush tropical forests. Bank along rocky shores and spot surfers in the breaking waves; watch the wilderness give way to beach side resorts, then turn back towards the mountains to see Haleakala National Park’s otherworldly landscape. Try to spot dolphins and whales in the bright coastal water as you weave along the shore, get aerial views of the Iao Valley and enjoy sweeping vistas of the Pacific as you return to your Kahalui helipad.
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  • 1 hour
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Maui Haleakala Sunrise Downhill Bike Tour with Mountain Riders Rated #1

Maui Haleakala Sunrise Downhill Bike Tour with Mountain Riders Rated #1

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Watching the sunrise at Haleakala Crater is a note-to-be-missed experience, which is only made better by hopping on a bike and riding back down to the beach. Begin early with a pre-dawn pickup before making the winding journey in the dark to the 10,023 ft. summit. As the horizon begins to slowly turn red, then gradually to orange and yellow, the lunar beauty of Haleakala Crater begins to come into view. After the sun has crested the eastern horizon and bathed the crater in light, ride back down to the national park boundray.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Maui Haleakala Day Bike Tour with Mountain Riders Ride 26 mile 6500 to sea level

Maui Haleakala Day Bike Tour with Mountain Riders Ride 26 mile 6500 to sea level

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See more of Maui's Haleakala National Park on this bike tour that covers more ground than possible hiking and goes to places off limits to tour buses. As your guide shares stories about the extensive history of the park, its geology, fauna, and flora, pedal the 26-mile bike route down the slopes of Haleakala. Continue through the switchbacks of Haleakala Ranch, the upcountry town of Kula, and Makawao, and finish in beachside town of Paia.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What are Haleakala National Park hours of operation?
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Haleakala National Park hours of operation: Open daily. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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What's the best way to experience Haleakala National Park?