Haleakala Summit & Stroll



HALEAKALĀ SUMMIT & STROLL

$189.00 + $12.00 Park Fee Per Person
Children 2 & Under Ride Free

7:30am Morning or 1:30pm Sunset Excursion
5 Hours in Duration
We Do Not Offer Sunrise Trips


 

PRIVATE HALEAKALĀ EXCURSION

 
The summit of Haleakalā is 10.023 feet above sea level. The drive up to the top will take you through a variety of landscapes and microclimates with expansive scenes and a birdʻs eye view.

 

The National Park begins at the 7,000 foot elevation and encompasses the entire mountaintop. There are just a few companies that have earned permits to enter and explore the area. We are one of them!

Start at sea level then begin the journey skyward! Traverse through rolling countryside, green pastureland and old lava fields. Arrive at Haleakala Crater – approximately 10,000 feet above the ocean! Peruse the Haleakala Visitor Center which showcases cultural & natural history exhibits, books and maps. Walk the Pa Ka’oao Trail (.4 mile round-trip) to observe ancient rock walls, shelters and an outstanding crater view. Drive to Pu’u’ula’ula where we explore the summit and examine the highly endangered, endemic Silversword. Gaze at the horizon, revealing the outer lying islands of Lana’i, Kaho’olawe and Hawai’i (Big Island).Take a stroll through a cloud forest featuring a hundred year old grove cedar, pine, spruce & eucalyptus (.5 mile). Watch for native birds and learn about our native species. Enjoy a light refreshment before returning to our starting point. If you choose the sunset option, then enjoy sweeping landscapes with a birdʻs eye view while Earthʻs closest star descends upon the horizon.

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Start at sea level, then traverse through a variety of terrain including sugar cane fields, rolling countryside, green pastureland and old lava fields
  • Arrive at Haleakala Crater – approximately 10,000 feet above the ocean!
  • Peruse the Haleakala Visitor Center which showcases cultural & natural history exhibits, books and maps
  • Walk the Pa Ka’oao Trail (.4 mile round-trip) to observe ancient rock walls, shelters and an outstanding crater view
  • Drive to Pu’u’ula’ula where we explore the summit and examine the highly endangered, endemic Silversword plant
  • Gaze at the horizon, revealing the outer lying islands of Lana’i, Kaho’olawe and Hawai’i (Big Island)
  • Take a stroll through a cloud forest featuring a hundred year old grove cedar, pine, spruce & eucalyptus (.5 mile)
  • Study flora, fauna and the effects of invasive species
  • Watch for native birds and listen to their calls
  • Enjoy a light refreshment before returning to our starting point
  • INCLUSIONS

    • Bottled Water
    • Fresh Banana Bread & Sliced Pineapple

Note: This excursion operates at a high altitude. This may complicate health conditions and cause breathing difficulties. If you have any respiratory or heart conditions, then a doctor’s clearance will be required. Pregnancy must also be disclosed to ensure safety.

 

  • DEPARTURE & DURATION

    • 7:30am Morning or 1:30pm Sunset Excursion
    • 5 Hours in Duration


    If you have a rental car please meet us at the Kahului Park & Ride. If you do not have a rental car, then we can include round-trip for an additional fee. South Side accommodations (Kihei or Wailea) incur $60.00, West Side accommodations (Lahaina, Kaʻanapali) incur $85.00 and Napili or Kapalua incurs $100.00. This is the total cost, not a per person fee. All Kahului, Paʻia or Haʻiku accommodations will receive complimentary transportation. Please contact us to make these special arrangements. A minimum notice of 48 hours prior is required to schedule.


    NCL - PRIDE OF AMERICA CRUISE SHIP PASSENGERS
    We offer complimentary port pick up for all tours. Carrying the necessary credentials allows us to enter the harbor and retrieve you right from the dock. We will greet you with a sign reading your name just outside the passenger terminal. There is no need to walk to another location or catch a shuttle. A little bit of VIP style!

    Your ship is due to arrive on Sunday at 8am and will depart on Monday at 6pm. Your paperwork will say that you need to be back on board two hours prior to the departure time, but the call time will be 5:30pm.

    Which excursions work for you? Sunday can include any of our excursions. If you see a start time that is earlier than your ship arrival please know that it can be modified to accommodate your debarkation. Monday is limited to anything but our All the Way Around, Pipiwai & Hāna Tour, Sunset West Maui Excursion and Sunset Haleakala Summit & Stroll.

    LAHAINA PORT CRUISE SHIPS
    Repositioning and off-season Alaska cruise ships will visit Hawaii at various times throughout the year. Most are scheduled at our tender port, Lahaina. Each ship’s itinerary varies. Please contact us for suggestions that fit within your required time frame. Port pick-up/return can be included for a flat rate fee of $75. This fee is due to the distance of the port from our main office.