Haleakala Sunset Tour

Haleakala Sunset Tour

1:30pm - 10:30pm

Adults Ages 12 + $190
Children 3-11 years old $110
Free Infants 2 yrs and under Age 2 and under. Does not occupy a seat. Sits on adults lap.

A sensational solar experience and incredible panoramic view from Haleakala at 9,740 feet. Marvel at the show of dazzling light and breathtaking colors.

If a 2:00/2:30 a.m. departure time for a sunrise isn’t your thing, come join us for an equally impressive experience viewing sunset from the “House of the Sun”, Haleakala. It offers a fabulous finale to a wonderful day on Maui.

Your expert driver guide will greet you at your hotel and welcome you aboard a state-of-the-art minibus featuring wide side windows and an incredible panoramic front window well above the driver’s seat to open up the finest possible views of along the way to the summit area. Your driver’s superb live tour narration is augmented with captivating video segments shown on high tech vehicle monitors.

Tour Highlights:
Hotel pickup in specially outfitted deluxe minibus with USB ports, video monitors, climate control, and the best windows for viewing the Haleakala landscape
Kula Lodge Marketplace with its unique crafts and gifts is visited just before entering Haleakala National Park.
Haleakala National Park surrounds the world’s largest dormant volcano, spanning more than 30,000 acres. Haleakala was formed approximately 1 million years ago through the building up of layers of flowing lava and has been a sacred location for Polynesian people who settled on the island 400-650 A.D. It remains sacred to the Hawaiian people to this day. You will pass ancient sacred locations, and breathtaking views from the safety and comfort of your vehicle enroute to the summit area.
Silversword plants, only found at Haleakala, and the rare Nene Goose may be seen as you ascend the volcano.
Ranger Station of the Park is at 7,000 ft where a convenient rest stop is taken, and visitor information is available.
Stunning Sunset View of the celestial kaleidoscope of light and color at twilight from the summit area. Your vantage point at an elevation of 9,740 ft offers a sunset view that cannot be surpassed anyplace on earth.
Haleakala Visitor Center, situated in a rustic stone structure constructed in the 1930’s on the edge of a cliff, is where you can pick up souvenirs, books, site information, and more. The Park staff welcoming and ready to share their insights.
“Descend from the Heavens” as you gently glide through the changes in topography, weather, and scenery accompany elevation changes, as Kula in Upcountry Maui comes into focus.
Souvenir booklet containing facts, Hawaiian cultural information, and more.
Hotel return after your inspiring Maui sunset tour and meal.
Dress warmly (important). The temperature can be as low as around 20 degrees Fahrenheit.
Haleakala National Park admission fees included.
Ranger Station at Haleakala National Park entrance.
Comfortable 38-mile drive to the summit area of “The House of the Sun”, Haleakala.
Breathtaking Haleakala sunset viewing at 9,740 ft elevation summit area that you’ll never forget.
Haleakala Visitor Center, with its souvenirs, fact-filled publications, and helpful staff.
Top of the line deluxe minibus tour vehicles with excellent amenities, superb visibility windows, and visual presentation on monitors (available in 6 languages) to augment professional live narration.
Remarkable views of Kula, Upcountry Maui, and environs during descent.
Kindly note that this tour is not recommended for guests with heart or respiratory conditions that may be exacerbated due to high altitude. People who have gone scuba diving should wait 72 hours before going on this tour. No refunds if Haleakala sunset is not visible due to inclement weather conditions. This tour is operated on rough, winding roads. It is not recommended for pregnant women or those with back or motion problems.
Departure & Return Location
Hotel pick-up is provided from major Maui hotels. Enter the name of your hotel at time of reservation. We are not permitted to pick up in residential areas or at B&B’s.

Depart: 1:30 PM Return: 10:00 PM

Price Includes
Round-Trip Transportation in Air-Conditioned Comfort
38-mile driving ascent of Haleakala.
Tax and applicable admissions
Expert driver guide.
Sunset viewing from atop beautiful Haleakala.

Frequently Asked Questions


This tour is operated on winding roads. It is not recommended for pregnant women or those with back or motion problems.


Cancellation Policy

A full refund is provided if the tour is canceled more than 48 hours prior to tour departure time. If canceled within 48 hours of tour departure time or if guest no-shows no refund is provided. Refund requests are to be received within 30 days of the date of the tour.

Haleakala Authorized Concessioner

The National Park Service and the Department of the Interior authorize Polynesian Adventure Activities to serve the public in Haleakala National Park.

This service is operated by Polynesian Adventure Activities, a Concessioner under contract with the U.S. Government and administered by the National Park Service. The Concessioner is responsible for conducting these operations in a satisfactory manner. Prices are approved by the National Park Service. Please address comments to:

Haleakala National Park
PO Box 369
Makawao, HI 96768

Linda Lou
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Haleakala Sunset tour
Michael, our guide, was the best!! So knowledgeable and enthusiastic about everything from the volcano and Hawaiian history to cuisine and pop culture. Even taught us how to optimize pictures of the constellations on our iPhones. Kept us entertained the entire way and taught us so much on our journey! He is passionate about his work of sharing Haleakala, and along with the amazing skyline views, made the trip A+

Miami, FL
Wrote a  review

My Ohana Michael was a great and funny tour guide. He made the 8+ hours on the bus very entertaining. We stopped at several great picture spots and Michael was great with the camera. He was also very engaging with everyone on the bus. The pictures we took at the top of the mountain don’t do justice in the beauty of what actually is being seen. Michael also took us star gazing. We saw the Milky Way and several planets. I learned several Hawaiian myths and how to read/pronounce Hawaiian words.