8 Hours
Duration
Haiku, Maui
Location
Dinner
Meal
Included
Pick Up
Between 2:30pm and 3:15pm, Seasonal
Tour Times

View the Sunset From the Top of the World!
Maui’s most superlative sunset views are found at the aptly named House of the Sun- Haleakala.
This tour first explores the verdant Upcountry region, followed by a striking sunset from Haleakala’s towering 10,023-foot summit. After sunset, a dazzling blanket of stars appears, and Haleakala becomes a prime stargazing location.
Our NAI Certified guides share a wealth of knowledge about Hawaiian history, culture, and preservation in addition to insightful information regarding Haleakala’s unique geology and ecology.

Schedule:

  • Availability: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday
  • Tour Times: Varies from 2:30 PM – 3:15 PM
  • Duration: 6 Hours (approx.)

Itinerary:

  • Hotel Pick-up
  • Island Fresh Cafe (Pick up “TO-GO” Meals)
  • Vehicle Tour Through Paia, Makawao, Kula, and Haleakala Ranch
  • Interpretive tour of Haleakala National Park
  • Visit the Summit of Haleakala (enjoy meals)
  • Watch the sunset from the summit at 10,023 ft elevation
  • Return to Hotel

Includes:

  • 11 Passenger Transit or 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 – Makawao, Kula
  • North Shore – Paia, Hookipa, Haiku
  • Central Maui – Kahului, Wailuku
  • Hotel Transportation
  • Includes a Picnic-Style Dinner at the Summit

Recommendations:

  • 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

Restrictions/Requirements:

  • ALL GUESTS MUST:
    • 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

ABOUT THE NATIONAL PARK

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.

KULA

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.

MAKAWAO

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.

PAIA

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.

HAIKU

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.

ANCIENT HAWAII

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.

Dinner Menu:

Choice of the following:

  • Shaka Tacos: Your choice of Cajun fish or shrimp with black beans, Maui avocado and cheese on corn tortillas with house made Maui pineapple salsa. Served with organic greens
  • Island Burger: Maui Cattle grass fed beef with cheddar cheese, caramelized onions, and avocado aioli
  • Fresh Fish Sandwich: Fresh island fish, locally grown greens, tomato, and avocado aioli
  • Maui-liscious Vegetarian Wrap: Seasonal veggies, tofu, pesto, cheese, avocado, and onions wrapped in a tortilla
  • Farmers Market Salad: Locally grown greens and seasonal vegetables with island fresh house salad. Avocado upon request

Beverages: Coffee, Hot Tea, Water or Assorted Soft Drinks and Juices

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.

*** TRANSPORTATION IS LIMITED TO SELECT HOTELS ***  

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:

CENTRAL/NORTH SHORE

  • Kahului
  • Wailuku
  • Paia
  • Haiku

SOUTH

  • Makena
  • Wailea
  • Kihei
  • Maalaea

WEST

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