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.
Other Activity Options by Polynesian Adventure Tours: Polynesian Adventure Tours – Road To Hana Gold, Polynesian Adventure Tours – Pearl Harbor Tours From Maui – Hawaiian Airlines, Polynesian Adventure Tours – Haleakala Sunrise Tour
Haleakala Sunset and Dinner Tour
- E-Ticket Delivery
- Free Cancellation
- No Booking or Credit Card Fees
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
Carnival Cruise Lines seem to have an agreement with Polynesian Adventure Tours as this was the bus / transportation services we used during our entire trip.
The buses were clean, comfortable, the drivers / tour guides very professional, knowledgeable and kind.
The stories, legends and information shared was delightful and we enjoyed every one of our excursions.
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.
Netti, our driver and tour guide, was EXCELLENT! Her knowledge and wit will make your experience an unforgettable one. She is funny and quick on her feet, so be ready to laugh and have a great time. Our visit to Haleakala to see the sunrise is by far the best adventure we have had in any of the islands. Mahalo!
Had a really nice day with Gavin on the Road to Hana. He had lots of lovely stories to tell us about his family and the island that made us feel like part of the family. He showed us the best banana bread on the island which was delicious! When things got rough on the road he was very calm and helping other drivers on the road making sure everyone was having a safe day. We were treated to a lovely healthy fresh lunch and one of the other tour guides delighted us with a mini concert on his ukulele. The bus itself was very modern and comfortable with air conditioning. Overall a very enjoyable experience and very glad we chose to do this tour rather than a hire car. Gavin was a great tour guide with obvious love for his job.
Took the sunset Haleakalā tour. Tour bus drivers and drive up and back were fine however the dinner at Cafe O’lei was awful and the service and staff were even worse. One of group had a hair in their food and food was barely warm. Not worth the price paid.