Haleakala Maui Sunset Tour

Kapalua, United States
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From $209.91

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You will not receive a refund if you cancel.
  • 7 hours (approx.)
  • Pickup from select hotels
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


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. .
  • Hassle-free pickup and drop-off from most hotels
  • View the volcanic crater from the Haleakala Visitor Center
  • Avoid the sunrise crowds on Haleakala by visiting for sunset instead

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Beat the sunrise crowds and watch the sunset from the top of Mt. Haleakala instead.

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
  • Gratuities
  • Dinner
  • Port pickup and drop-off

Meeting And Pickup

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Pickup details

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.

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.

Haleakalā National Park

1 hour 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Kula Marketplace

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • 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 24 hours before going on this tour.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travelers

Cancellation Policy

This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

  • 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.

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Amazing views and wonderful tour guide. We loved getting all the information about the local environment. The views were majestic.
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GORGEOUS view of the setting sun from atop Haleakala.
Susan_T, Mar 2023
The sunset was beautiful beyond words. To say it may be cold is an understatement, travelers to the top MUST take very warm clothing. The view is worth the climb (and the temperature).
Fun trip!
Vince_C, Mar 2023
The driver was fantastic, cousin Mitch was fun to listen to as we drove up the mountain. We had some clouds and didn’t get a full view of the sunset but the on the drive down, the clouds parted and it was beautiful.
Hattie is outstanding! What a woman!
Sandra_P, Feb 2023
Nettie was our driver. She was outstanding. So very knowledgeable and entertaining. She even sang for us and played the ukulele. She told us the history of the Hawaiians and demonstrated how much she loved the mountain. She actually made the trip wonderful! The weather was so bad that our sunset was very cold and rainy. We did very much enjoy the ride up the mountain. So glad we went!
Sunset Tour OK but no National Park VC
Kathy_C, Feb 2023
Our tour guide, Nettie, was very pleased with herself and continually told us how experienced, knowledgeable, and wonderful she was. But we didn’t get to the National Parks Visitor Center because she was too busy talking and sucking up for tips while poorly singing with her ukulele. Sunset was very nice though. Disappointing overall. Had really wanted to get to the NPS Visitor Center and had called to confirm that we would be able to with this tour. But it didn’t happen thanks to our tour guide and her talking and waiting and talking and waiting….
Response from Host, Feb 2023
We are sorry to hear that you weren't able to get into the Visitor Center. Thank you for sending feedback, we appreciate it. Mahalo!
The guides knowledge and...
Caroline_D, Jan 2023
The guides knowledge and the sunset,the least favorite was changing vans several times and only having 20 minutes to enjoy the summit due sitting in traffic for 2 hours
Getting dropped off at...
Bruce_C, Jan 2023
Getting dropped off at Safeway to find our own food (dinner) was not okay in my opinion. It was good to have a heated van to take shelter in at the top of Haleakala.
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Thank you for your feedback - we appreciate it. Mahalo!
Our tour guide Mitch was...
cindy_M, Dec 2022
Our tour guide Mitch was fabulous. Very knowledgeable about area and knew where to direct us for good viewing of sunset. Also directed us to park rangers to get our National Park passport stamped.
Sunset Hawaiian Style
Camille_G, Dec 2022
Our driver, Cousin Mitch, showed us a wonderful time! We learned about the area along the way. We stopped at a market. Then, it was all topped off with a gorgeous sunset. Living on Lake Michigan, I am fortunate to enjoy beautiful sunsets, but it was so different to be above the cloud line and see such beauty. Mitch knew where to get the best photos. I was also thankful for his expert driving skills, especially on this long and winding road.
Don't leave the sunset to early
Jeffrey_A, Nov 2022
The ring of fire around the volcano was spectacular. Even after the sun goes below the clouds, stick around. It's worth the wait.
Sunset over sunrise
Jenny_G, Oct 2022
Do the sunset tour instead of the sunrise tour! You get way more sky colors and you start at 2pm instead of 2am :) cousin Mitch was great and shared a lot of stories with us.
Tour, a bit long but worth every minute.
Mary_B, Oct 2022
Knowledgeable tour guide. Pleasant ride. Beautiful scenery filled with amazing creations from God! Happy that it wasn't as chilly as expected.
thekimberry, Oct 2022
Uncle Mitch was great! Pickup was on time, the organizers were really organized and friendly. The bus was really comfortable. The pictures don’t do it justice!
Expensive Bus Trip
Steph_L, Sep 2022
Over priced! This was a very expensive bus trip. Nothing included! Did other tours for less with at least drinks included! No real commentary from driver/guide! But still asked for tips! Long drive picking up and then later dropping off… And sadly weather was not on our side so no sunset!
Response from Host, Sep 2022
Thank you for your feedback - we are sorry to hear that your expectations weren't met. Hope you had a nice time on Maui. Mahalo!
Excellent tour. We were...
Richard_T, Sep 2022
Excellent tour. We were picked up on time and drive up to the mountain was lovely. Driver/tour guide Cousin Mitch was knowledgeable and entertaining!
Stunning Haleakala Sunset
Shelby_B, Jun 2022
Our guide, Mitch, was so personable and a wealth of information about the local landscape as well as Hawaiian culture. His van was very comfortable and on the way home, the music from a local Hawaiian artist was soothing and enjoyable. Haleakala did not disappoint as we had great weather for viewing the gorgeous sunset in such surreal natural surroundings. If you’re not up to the early wake up call for the sunrise (I’ve done both now), this is a fabulous alternative! Just be sure to bring snacks or buy some at the quaint market stop, as dinner is not included due to the fact that the restaurant they used to partner with closed as a result of the pandemic.
Breath taking views
Ben_H, Jun 2022
Breath taking. This was a great trip to the top of the volcano and to be that high, above the clouds, and to see the sunset, was priceless. The drive was quite long but that's just part of the trip. It's still scenic driving up the volcano. It's pretty cold up there, especially the night we went, and obviously windy, so at a minimum, take a jacket or hoodie, maybe nothing loose like a cap or glasses as they could blow away. Beautiful sites and scenes and the crater was fantastic. Tour guide was great, informative, and apologetic due to slight delay which was caused by confusion at the dispatch office. Would recommend this trip for couples and families.
Laura_B, Jun 2022
We were unable to get a hold of the company to explain our transport to the pick up might be a little late and to see if they could wait or pick us up somewhere else. The driver of the transport was from the same company of the tour and told me I had to call that he was unable to call dispatch. I found this disappointing that he wasn't willing to help us out. We ended up missing our ride therefore was unable to to make the Haleakala Sunset tour. I called twice while on the way to the pick up spot and noone answered the phone. I also emailed 2x right away and have never heard from the company.
Response from Host, Jul 2022
We are sorry to hear about your difficulties with getting assistance. Thank you for posting a review and we'll follow up if we haven't responded already.
A must do
Virginia_F, May 2022
This is definitely a must do. Our guide was great and the views were awesome. Take a jacket as it is cold at the 9740 foot elevation. The tour busses are not allowed allowed to go to the top but it is still great as I have done it in both spots.
A lot of bus time!
mededmfs, May 2022
The teeny tiny glimpse of the sun at the summit. After a very long bus ride with the guide who was nice and informative, we reached the summit at 41 degrees in rain. Everyone was cold and miserable and in such weather there’s nothing to see. Obviously this is not the tour operators fault. But, at this price point, water should be complementary ( it isn’t) and the guide should walk around the summit with the guests ( he doesn’t) For the price of this tour, to me, it’s too iffy whether you’ll get a view of the sunset to risk it. Who wants to spend over 6 hours in a bus for ultimately nothing ? Find other ways to spend your tour dollars, IMO.
Response from Host, May 2022
Aloha and thank you for posting a review. We appreciate the feedback which allows us to make continuous improvements. Mahalo!
Incredible views! Highly...
Paul_N, Apr 2022
Incredible views! Highly recommend to anyone visiting Maui. The crater was amazing and the sunset was stunning.