Haleakala Sunset Tour on Maui in Kahului, HI

Polynesian Adventures273 Diary RoadKahului, Maui, HI 96732
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Join the Haleakala National Park Sunset tour for an awe-inspiring Maui sunset at 9,740 feet elevation. You’ll ascend the 38-mile drive to the Haleakala summit area aboard an air-conditioned mini-coach with large viewing windows. Pass by ancient sacred locations and learn their history and significance to Hawaiian culture from your knowledgeable guide.

up to 7 hrs 1 or more people

Good To Know

  • Catch a dazzling show of lights and colors from Haleakala at twilight on this family-friendly tour. Children ages two and below can join for free!
  • This 7-hour sunset tour begins in the afternoon and ascends 38-miles of winding roads to the Haleakala Visitor Center at an elevation of 9,740 feet.
  • Not recommended for pregnant guests or those with back and motion problems or heart and respiratory conditions.
  • Wear layers of weather-appropriate comfortable attire and closed-toe shoes. Temperature can get as low as 20ºF.
  • Hotel pick-up is provided from major Maui hotels. However, pick-up is not permitted in residential areas or at B&Bs.
  • Please wait for 72 hours before joining this tour if you have recently gone scuba diving.
  • A quick stop at Kula Marketplace just before entering the park provides an opportunity to purchase snacks, drinks and souvenirs.
  • ADA-accessible vehicle with a lift available upon advance request.


from Haleakala Sunset Tour
Enjoy a sensational solar experience and incredible panoramic views from the House of the Sun in Haleakala National Park. For travelers who prefer to sleep in, the Haleakala Sunset Tour with Polynesian Adventure Tours offers an equally dazzling show of light and color as a Haleakala Sunrise Tour but at twilight.

Your professional driver/guide will pick you up at your hotel aboard a state-of-the-art, air-conditioned deluxe mini-coach featuring wide side windows. On the ascent, visit Kula Lodge Marketplace nestled in the slopes of Haleakala where you can browse unique gift items and enjoy scenic views of the Pacific Ocean.

Stand atop Haleakala at 9,740 feet elevation while marveling at the celestial kaleidoscope of colors at twilight. Witness panoramic views of Maui's lowlands and neighboring islands in the distance.

Your guide provides expert live narration along your journey, detailing facts, history, and legends.

  • Hotel pickup in a mini coach with large windows for viewing Haleakala’s landscape.

  • Kula Lodge Marketplace with its unique crafts and gifts is visited just before entering Haleakala National Park. An opportunity to purchase light snacks and drinks.

  • Haleakala National Park surrounds the world’s largest dormant volcano, spanning more than 30,000 acres. Haleakala was formed approximately 1 million years ago through the building up of layers of flowing lava and has been a sacred location for Polynesian people who settled on the island 400-650 A.D. It remains sacred to the Hawaiian people to this day. Pass ancient sacred locations, and witness breathtaking views from the safety and comfort of your vehicle.

  • Silversword plants, found only at Haleakala, and the rare Nene Goose may be seen as you ascend the volcano.

  • Ranger Station of the Park is at 7,000 ft where a convenient rest stop is taken.

  • Stunning Sunset View of the celestial kaleidoscope of light and color at twilight. Your vantage point at an elevation of 9,740 ft offers a sunset view that cannot be surpassed any place on earth.

  • Haleakala Visitor Center, situated in a rustic stone structure constructed in the 1930’s on the edge of a cliff.

  • “Ascend to the Heavens” as you gently glide through the changes in topography, weather, and scenery accompany elevation changes, as we drive thru kula in the Upcountry region maui comes into focus.

  • Souvenir pamphlet containing facts, Hawaiian cultural information, and more.

  • Hotel return after your inspiring Maui sunset tour.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Haleakala Sunset Tour

What time does the tour depart?

The sunset tour departs at 2:00 pm in the summer and at 1:30 pm in the winter.

Is the Haleakala Crater Volcano still active?

Yes, but it has not erupted over the past few centuries. The volcano is still considered an active volcano, however, the last eruption occurred way back in the 17th century.

Will there be food provided?

Unfortunately, no. Food is not included in the tour price, but snacks and drinks are available for purchase during a stop at Kula Marketplace prior to entering the Haleakala National Park.

Is the tour family-friendly?

Yes, the tour is family-friendly! Children ages two and below can tour for free but must be seated on laps.

What should I wear?

Dress in layers, including a warm jacket, long pants, and a sweater or sweatshirt. Gloves and a hat may also come in handy. The temperature can get as low as 20ºF. If the weather forecast calls for rain, be prepared with your rain gear such as a light rain jacket or poncho.

What should I bring?

Bring comfortable, closed-toe walking shoes for the uneven terrain at the summit, cash for purchasing snacks, drinks and souvenirs, and a camera or smartphone to capture the stunning views and unbeatable sunset views!

Do you have ADA-compliant vehicles?

Yes, Polynesian Adventure Tours has coaches with lifts. If you or anyone in your party requires this assistance, please leave a comment in the "Have Special Needs?" section above when booking your reservation.

Are there any health restrictions?

Yes, the tour is not recommended for guests who are pregnant, with back and motion problems, and with heart or respiratory conditions that may be exacerbated due to high altitude. Guests who have gone scuba diving should wait 72 hours before joining this tour.