8 Hours
Haiku, Maui
Pick Up
Varies with sunrise: 3:00 AM – 4:00 AM
Tour Times

This excursion travels to Haleakala’s 10,000-foot summit for an unforgettable sunrise.
In addition to witnessing one of the world’s most awe-inspiring sunrises, guests are treated to a compelling and informative guided vehicle tour of Haleakala National Park.
Our NAI Certified Interpretive Guides share insightful information about Haleakala’s fascinating geology, ecology, and enlightening tales about Maui’s local culture and history.
After an enchanting morning at Haleakala National Park, this tour visits the historic towns of Makawao and Paia.


  • Availability:
    • Guests staying at West or Central Maui locations – Monday and Thursday. 
    • Guests staying at a South or Central Maui locations – Tuesday and Friday.
  • Tour Times: Varies from 3:00 AM to 4:00 AM
    • January-February: 4:00 AM
    • March-April: 3:30 AM
    • May-September: 3:00 AM
    • October-November: 3:30 AM
    • December: 4:00 AM
  • Duration: 8 Hours (approx.)


  • Pick up at your hotel or cruise ship (select option for transportation at checkout)
  • Vehicle tour through Paia, Haiku, Makawao, Kula, and Haleakala Ranch
  • Interpretive tour of Haleakala National Park
  • Visit the Summit of Haleakala to watch the sunrise at 9,743 ft elevation
  • Explore Haleakala National Park’s Visitor Center
  • Enjoy breakfast at one of Maui’s favorite cafes in Paia
  • Walk around and explore the North Shore town of Paia 
  • Return transportation to hotel or cruise ship


  • 24 passenger Mini-Bus
  • Interpretive Tour provided by NAI Certified Guides
  • Haleakala National Park Tour – Haleakala EcoTours is authorized by the National Park Service to provide tours and services
  • Upcountry Tour – Makawao, Kula
  • North Shore Tour – Paia, Hookipa, Haiku
  • Central Maui Tour – Kahului, Wailuku
  • Hotel Transportation
  • Breakfast in Paia Town at Island Fresh Café


  • Closed-toe shoes
  • Layered Clothing – sweatshirt/jacket, Sweatpants/jeans, knit cap or hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Camera
  • Day Pack – to store belongings in the vehicle
  • Small snacks/water


    • Understand and acknowledge the risks involved in such an activity and sign a risk acknowledgement form before participating
    • Be physically capable of enduring this activity which includes winding roads, high elevation, and exposure to cold temperatures.
    • Wear appropriate clothing.
    • Follow any rules and guidelines provided by our team. Guests who refuse to abide by rules will be denied services without a refund.
  • All ages welcome.
  • Activities may be canceled by Haleakala EcoTours for reasons including but not limited to inclement weather, road hazards, lack of participation, resource allocation, etc.
  • All participants must complete electronic waivers prior to participation. 

Location: Haleakala EcoTours
Address: 810 Haiku Road #120, Haiku, Maui, HI 96708
Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/T6R2DSiUJhTu2pZZ6

Activity Company: Haleakala EcoTours


As an AUTHORIZED PARTNER with Haleakala National Park, Haleakala EcoTours will treat you to Maui’s premier Haleakala Tour. Some call Haleakala the Eighth Wonder of the World. Nowhere else can you climb from sea level to 10,023′ in less than an hour. At the summit, the 3,000′ deep crater you peer down into is 7 miles long, 2 miles wide, and 21 miles in circumference.

Encounter the elegant Silversword plant, found nowhere else in the world as well as Hawaii’s state bird, the Nene goose. Haleakala is home to hundreds of rare and endangered species of plants and animals. Learn the importance of protecting their habitats and upholding the National Park mission of Preservation and Conservation.


Maui’s rich farming and ranching history is still evident by the vast pastures that line the side of the mountain. Kula’s cool weather and rich volcanic soil make the area an ideal spot for a number of Lavender, Protea, and Macadamia Nut farms.


The Hawaiian Cowboys or Paniolos have roots set deep in the town of Makawao. This small town still has hitching rails at storefronts just as the locals once used to tie up their horses.


Today Paia is a popular surf destination, however, Paia’s history is as intriguing as it is fascinating. Learn about how the Sugar Plantations shaped this town and the culture of the island, and how this small north shore town was once a gathering place for entertainment and fun.


Like Paia, Haiku has its roots in agriculture. The Pineapple industry built this small, rural town, with the pineapple cannery as the center of the action. Haiku also played a pivotal part in World War 2 by being the home of the Fourth Division Marines during the 1940s.


The impressive voyaging skills of early Polynesians changed the course of history by spreading their culture across the Pacific. Learn about these ancient evolving people and culture, and the myths and legends that inspired them. From the first arrival of the Marquesans to the second wave of Tahitians, see how they established a civilization and birthed monarchies, including the Kamehameha dynasty which united the Hawaiian Islands.

Breakfast Menu:

  • The Upcountry: Two eggs any style with choice of sausage or bacon, served with whole grain toast and seasoned potatoes
  • Paia Breakfast Sandwich: Two scrambled eggs topped with cheddar cheese, Maui avocado aioli, and basil pesto served with seasoned potatoes. Bacon or sausage upon request
  • Banana Bread French Toast: House made banana bread topped with fresh island fruit served with organic maple syrup and whipped cream
  • Avocado Toast: Fresh island avocado and local tomato on Maui made focaccia bread with a side of seasoned potatoes. Eggs upon request
  • Acai Bowl: A base of acai puree & bananas, seasonal fresh fruit, organic granola, raw Maui honey, and almond milk 
  • Beverages: Coffee, Hot Tea, Water or Assorted Soft Drinks and Juice

For Drive Outs: 

Drive Time:

  • Coming from the South side of Maui Wailea/Makena it should take about an hour to get to Haiku.
  • From Kihei, 45 minutes.
  • On the West side, from Lahaina it’s about a 1 hour drive.
  • From Kaanapali 1 hour and 15 minutes.
  • From Kapalua 1 hour 30 minutes.


Guests will be picked up in our Haleakala Ecotours bus. Pick up is approximately 1.5 hours prior to check-in. Contact us for exact times.

Resort Pick-up:


  • Kahului
  • Wailuku
  • Paia
  • Haiku


  • Makena
  • Wailea
  • Kihei
  • Maalaea


  • Kapalua
  • Napili
  • Kahana
  • Honokowai
  • Kaanapali
  • Lahaina