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Haleakala Crater
Haleakala Crater

Haleakala Crater

Open daily
Haleakala National Park, State Highway 330, Kula, 96790

The Basics

Haleakala sunrise tours with round-trip transportation included are the most popular way to see the crater, and save the hassle of navigating to the volcano’s summit in the dark. Many tours also include sunrise-viewing passes for Pu’u’ula’ula Summit, the highest point on Mt. Haleakala, while sunrise bike tours transport you to the peak from where you can enjoy the view and ride back down.

Alternatively, dodge the pre-dawn crowds with daytime trips, guided hikes across the crater floor, or full-day excursions to the crater and other destinations within Haleakala National Park or places such as Iao Valley and the Road to Hana.

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Haleakala Maui Sunrise Tour w/ Breakfast
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Haleakala Maui Sunrise Tour w/ Breakfast
$234.38 per adult
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Great experience. But dress warm very cold that early……. Having to say something with a minimum number of characters is annoying
Gail_O, Feb 2023

Recent reviews from experiences in Maui

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Impressed with Preston
Joseph_M, Jan 2023
Haleakala Maui Sunrise Tour w/ Breakfast
Preston, our driver and guide, was most excellent. Continually watched out for our safety and comfort. Very knowledgeable, and yet he had the wisdom to keep silent and let the sunrise do the talking. This was my third sunrise tour, and by far the best.
star-5
A must-do
Janelle_L, Nov 2022
Haleakala Sunrise Best Self-Guided Bike Tour with Bike Maui
Had a great time, even though it was a cloudy rainy day and we didn’t see a sunrise. The views from the bike ride were amazing. I was so nervous for the bike ride but it wasn’t as scary as I imagined especially if you follow the safety tips. Our tour guide Billy was so great, so knowledgeable and so entertaining!! Highly recommend it!!
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Would recommend for those bike savvy and moderately skilled.
Mary_N, Oct 2022
Haleakala Sunrise Best Self-Guided Bike Tour with Bike Maui
An excellent explanation of volcanology and related park history, features and issues by Billy and Corey. A good explanation of bike safety and riding information. Good PPE demonstration and use. Loved the gravity assisted descent. Local traffic was considerate. Overall, a spectacular event between the sunrise, volcano, biking and the worker's running conversations.
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Sunrise
Michael_W, Aug 2022
Haleakala Maui Sunrise Tour w/ Breakfast
It was fun. We enjoyed the guide and the tour bus was very nice and clean. The guide that's so much information and knowledge about the area of the island and the crater. We truly enjoyed ourselves. Thank you
star-5
Awesome tour guide and sunrise Haleakala!
Quinn_A, Jan 2023
Haleakala Best Classic Sunrise Tour with Haleakala EcoTours (Vehicle Tour)
Michael was amazing at entertaining and full of Hawaiian knowledge. He was an excellent tour guide. Got us to the top first and front row viewing of the amazing Sunrise at Haleakala!!
star-5
Fantastic Experience
PRIYANKA_T, Jan 2023
Haleakala Best Classic Sunrise Tour with Haleakala EcoTours (Vehicle Tour)
Eddie our guide was the BEST!!! He shared a lot of Maui’s history & culture and truly brought the experience to life. Hugely recommend “Eddie - your Buddy”!!
star-5
Don’t pass this up
Donna_S, Oct 2022
Haleakala Sunrise Best Self-Guided Bike Tour with Bike Maui
Sunrise tour was amazing. Be prepared, the weather up top was cold and very windy. Helly Hansen windbreakers and pants were offered which was an added bonus and much appreciated. Bikes and helmets were well maintained. Safety guidelines were reviewed and reinforced throughout the tour. Tour guide was very knowledgeable about local history and had many comedic insights. Highly recommend this self guided tour with this Company.
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Stunning, Magical, Perfection
Charles_M, Jan 2023
Majestic Haleakala Sunrise Tour with Pick-up
G, the driver/guide, was wonderful! The morning couldn’t be better! The most magical sunrise I have experienced! The sound of the locals singing as the sun crested the horizon was straight out of a fairytale!
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The best first morning in Maui
Erica_G, Jan 2023
Maui Haleakala Sunrise Downhill Bike Tour with Mountain Riders Rated #1
In addition to wonderful views and sites, the tour guides were awesome! So much fun and very informative. This was a great way to transition into the time zone coming from the east coast USA. On our first morning waking up in Maui, our bodies were naturally ready to wake up at 3AM, making this tour the perfect start to our day/trip!
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Can’t miss
Bridget_P, Aug 2022
Haleakala Sunrise Best Self-Guided Bike Tour with Bike Maui
Amazing time! Marlin was a fabulous driver and tour guide. The bike ride down was breathtaking and the sunrise was spiritual. Bike maui had a huge emphasis on the riders safety, which was super comforting and helped ease any nerves a person may have.
star-4
Great experience!
Anthony_H, Jan 2023
Maui Haleakala Sunrise Downhill Bike Tour with Mountain Riders Rated #1
Had a great time with the family (14yrs-74yrs) Dress WARM- for both the bus and time waiting for the sunrise.
star-5
Great experience. But...
Gail_O, Feb 2023
Haleakala Maui Sunrise Tour w/ Breakfast
Great experience. But dress warm very cold that early……. Having to say something with a minimum number of characters is annoying
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Things to Know Before You Go

  • Sunrise tours typically require very early start times, with most hotel pickups starting around 2am or 3am.

  • It can be chilly on Mt. Haleakala, especially before sunrise and after sunset—bring layers and comfortable shoes, and be prepared for rain.

  • There are no gas stations or outlets to purchase food within Haleakala National Park.

  • Some facilities at the summit are accessible to wheelchairs and strollers, including the Park Headquarters Visitor Center, Haleakala Visitor Center, and Hosmer Grove picnic area.

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How to Get There

Haleakala Crater is located within Haleakala National Park on Maui. The only way to get there is by road, and it takes roughly 2.5 hours to reach the summit from the town of Kahului. From Kahului, take Route 37 to Highway 377, then transfer to Highway 378. Haleakala Crater access is at the end of the road within Haleakala National Park. Alternatively, opt for a tour with round-trip transportation.

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When to Get There

Haleakala National Park is open all day, year-round. While temperatures in Maui remain fairly constant, winter (December through March) brings the coldest and wettest weather, with average lows of 42°F (5°C) and upwards of seven inches (18 centimeters) of rain per month. Sunrise and sunset are the most popular times to visit the crater; opt for a daytime visit to avoid crowds.

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Exploring Upcountry Maui

Upcountry Maui, the region around Mt. Haleakala, offers plenty to do after a sunrise crater tour. Head to the town of Kula to walk through lavender fields at Alii Kula Lavender Farm, stop by a Maui winery, or visit Hawaii Sea Spirits Organic Farm and Distillery, the makers of OCEAN Vodka. You can also stop by the western-themed town of Makawao to enjoy some of the region’s best boutique shopping.

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Haleakala Crater
Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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What are the nearest attractions to Haleakala Crater?
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Attractions near Haleakala Crater:
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What else should I know about attractions in Maui?
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As well as visiting the Haleakala Crater, check out these trip ideas to make the most of your visit: