Polynesian Adventure Tours – Haleakala Sunset and Dinner Tour
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The magic of Haleakala continues after sunrise. There are many amazing things to see at the summit of Haleakala besides the sunrise. This is known due to the high number of visitors that enter the park every day. Throughout the day, Haleakala plays host to an array of Maui activities from hiking, bike tours and informational tours conducted by the National Park. But the best is still to come. As the day winds down the breeze stiffens with the sun edging towards to west, sunset creeps up the mountain and this Polynesian Adventure Tours Sunset Tour will take you there to witness this spectacle. The large telescopes strewn across the summit begin to focus on the heavens as darkness begins to shade the vast expanse of Haleakala Crater. Then suddenly a flash streaks across the sky. The green flash is only seen on Haleakala as the sun dips beneath the horizon line. In an instant, it flashes along the horizon, a faded bolt of ghost green. Then it’s gone. Few will ever witness this magic. This Polynesian Adventure Tours Sunset Tour will pick you up at your hotel, condo, or resort and deliver you to the house of the sun for sunset and tour, once the sunset has faded you’ll go to Cafe O’Lei in Kahului for a three-course meal and eventually you will be brought back to your resort.
After years of exploring opportunities to expand its presence on Haleakala, Polynesian Adventure Tour began experimenting with a Haleakala Sunset Tour.
The ride up the Haleakala Highway is much quicker in the afternoon as most visitors and tour companies are already done for the day. The only remaining people in the rater are those that have heard whispers of this amazing gift from mother nature. They drive up on their own, pay the entry fee and sit and wait. In all reality, they don’t know where or when to look for the green flash. Most of the time they miss it. But, you, on the other hand, have a tour guide that will bring the moment into focus. You won’t miss it.
Polynesian Adventure Tours Sunset Tour is different than any other tour on Maui. Now, it’s one of the most popular sightseeing activities on Maui. If you’re not an early morning person and let’s face it, most of us aren’t, then this Maui sightseeing tour is perfect. With a mid-afternoon pick-up at your resort, you can enjoy the beach in the late morning and early afternoon, then head up to the summit of Haleakala with Polynesian Adventure Tours to experience Sunset on Haleakala.
The guides on the Polynesian Adventure Tours Sunset Tour are born, raised and live in Upcountry Maui. They grew up with the history of Haleakala, they know it best and will share the myth, the legends and the facts of Haleakala Crater, House of the Sun. Cameras do not really capture the moment. Your smartphone also has a video recorder installed on it. The best way to bring this awesome moment home is by recording a video of the action. With this method, you will record the moments before, during and after. That’s a memory!
Tip of the Day:
Dress warm! We recommend a warm coat for the summit of Haleakala.
Polynesian Adventure Tours host a 3-course dinner at Café O’Lei at the Dunes of Maui Lani in Kahului after the tour.
Cafe O’Lei at the Dunes Dinner Menu:
Entrée: Choice of
Lightly Blackened Mahi Mahi Ginger butter sauce, papaya salsa, steamed rice, sautéed vegetables
Macadamia Crusted Chicken Lemon-caper butter, steamed rice, sautéed vegetable
Sesame Crusted Tofu Stir-fry quinoa and vegetables
Brownie Sundae Whipped cream, caramel,
Kona coffee ice cream
Iced Tea or Coffee
Menu is subject to change without notice.
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Haleakala Sunset and Dinner Tour
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Meet Location: Your Resort
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday
Closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day
Advance Reservations Required
48 Hour Cancellation Policy
Approximate Pick 3:30pm
Polynesian Adventures Tours provides a pick-up service for the resort districts in South & West Maui. All condos in both areas are along the route as are the condos in Maalaea. Anything else is off the beaten path and requires a meet location.
Total Duration: 5 hours
We had to book last minute on our due to our original tour guide cancelling. We are not big cruise excursion fans preferring to book our own excursion.
The tour bus was small with roughly 24 seats, large side windows and a large window in the front. Our tour guide was great, she was very knowledgeable and pointed out interesting items on our trip up the mountain. Hidden within her narrations were some very funny comical jokes or stories. On the way back down, she kept the narration to a minimum, letting us rest and nap.
There is nothing to describe what you see at Haleakala's summit. To look out across a sky filled with fluffy clouds. The land is tints of red and looks alien. And to watch the sun set was spectacular. There is more to this place, it is a place worshiped by the Hawaiians. It is the House of the Sun.
Despite our hotel recommendation to do this tour, I would not advise. Morning started off with the bus being over 20 min late, then we spent almost 2 hrs picking up and dropping other guests, including a stop at the airport. We were on the bus at least 3.5 hrs with no access to snacks or drinks. Then, once we arrived at the top of the mountain, we had just 30min to look around before heading back.
My advise, rent a car and do a day trip yourself, probably save $250.
Polynesian adventure tours provides a island level 5 star experience. When I build my future buisness into a fortune 500 I'll bring them to Maui for a convention and have poly ad bring us on an all island tour.
Sunrise was epic this morning. The clouds were the highlight of the sunrise. Peaceful and heavenly
We did the Haleakala sunrise tour and it was great! Our tour guide was amazing and I wish I could remember her name to give her more credit. She was funny and very knowledgeable of the islands. It was a quiet ride up which was awesome since it was so early that we dozed off. The sites and views up there and on the stops back down were breathtaking. There was a local man up on top who sang a chant when the sun came up. :)
Just make sure you dress very warm because it was much colder up at the top of the mountain than we planned for. The only reason I gave it 4 stars was because I wish the breakfast was a little better. You had one of three options, one glass of juice and one slice of toast. With what we paid, you’d think it would be a little nicer.