Polynesian Adventure Tours – Haleakala Sunrise Tour
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Some people say that sunrise at Haleakala is an experience of a lifetime and with Polynesian Adventure Tours that experience is guaranteed to be comfortable and fun. Your morning begins with a hotel pick-up by a friendly driver in a spacious, comfortable van. You’ll be taken up the volcano before the start of the sunset to get the perfect position to watch and take pictures. You will hear the whispers of the wind, see the first faint rays of the morning sun as it edges ever more closely to sunrise. The clouds below turn like dyed sheets to a rainbow of colors from orange, red, gray and purple as the morning wakens in all its glory. That is sunrise on the Summit of Haleakala.
The vast expanse of windblown rock in Haleakala Crater is broken only by the towering cinder cones that reach for the sky. The entire crater floor is volcanic rock. Sliding Sands Trail, ever shifting with the breeze that has battered its rock for countless centuries into fine sand. Its gray, red and brown tones belong in another world, but they are here on earth hidden at the top of the world.
Your tour guide will share the history of Haleakala. Its history is rich in culture, scared to all Hawaiians, a place of worship, beauty, and know as the house of the sun.
Haleakala is the tallest free-standing mountain on earth. It rises above the enormous height of Mt. Everest a half a world away. Haleakala reaches over 30,000 feet above the sea floor towering into the heavens above. It’s no wonder that Hawaiian lore speaks of the demigod Maui lassoing the sun from its summit to bring eternal warmth to the Valley Isle.
The summit of Haleakala is the only place on earth that the silversword plant grows. It spikes out of the rocks like a sword, then blooms once every seven years.
Haleakala National Park is the most visited attraction on Maui. Sunrise is the busiest. Parking is limited and with the new restrictions on the number of vehicles allowed into the park at sunrise, there is no better way to witness sunrise than with a Maui tour group. The entrance has also doubled. That is another good reason to schedule your sunrise tour of Haleakala with Polynesian Adventure Tours. The admission is included. And you don’t have to spend the time looking for that open parking stall.
Mark Twain visited Haleakala. He said it was an experience he would never forget so majestic was the sunrise and wonders of the crater. When Mark Twain visited the park, he had to ride a horse, it took days. Now you can see the sunrise and be back before noon. Just in time to hit the beach!
I remember the first time I ever visited the summit of Haleakala for sunrise. It must have been in 1976. It was a long drive on a road that was dark and steep. The sunrise was priceless, the photos to last a lifetime, but I lost my camera and only have the memories of that first adventure to Haleakala.
Tip of the Day:
Dress warmly! It is strongly recommended that you dress in layers, or at least bring a warm coat. A hoodie would be perfect. You can remove the heavier clothing on the way down the mountain.
A hot sit-down breakfast is served at Dunes of Lani after sunrise. Polynesian Adventure Tours offer the best breakfast out of tour company in Maui
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 Sunset And Dinner Tour
Haleakala Sunrise Tour
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Meet Location: Your Resort
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.
Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day
Closed on Monday
48 Hour Cancellation Policy
Approximate Pick 2:30am
Total Duration: 8 hours
The Road to Hana Van Tour was a very well-planned trip around the circumference of the base of Haleakala. Our driver, Larry, was an experienced knowledgeable guide. He shared with his 12 passengers the local flora, the volcanic landscape, the history of the area, legends, and wildlife. This full-day tour allowed time for bathroom breaks, photo opportunities, and lunch. Some of the stops included included historic villages, waterfalls, black-sand beaches. We ate lunch in Hana that was deliciously prepared by locals. The food was all locally grown and fresh.
If you have time in your itinerary for a full day tour, you should definitely consider this beautiful trip. Having a skilled driver is a comfortable and safe way to travel an extremely narrow and curvy road that skirts some of America’s most beautiful coastline!
Great experience, going to see the sun rise on Haleakala! On time, smooth operation. We had a wonderfully clear day at the top, although it was cold and windy ... so better to bring more than less for warmth, including warm hats and gloves. 'Netty', our guide, driver and mentor in important things Hawaiian, was excellent. She was, by turns: fun, funny, safety minded, and informative ... but always open, energetic and a joy to be around.
We can’t say enough how beautiful this was! Netti was wonderful!! Calling Netti a tour guide doesn’t do her justice. She is such a caring person and puts her passengers first. She’s funny and you feel her friendship from the moment you meet her. Moreover she is an inspirational person. She speaks from her heart and you can feel her positive look at life. She inspires us to take our own look at life, our souls and being a helpful caring person; as she truly is. We can’t say enough amazing things about her.
Shirley and Mike
We had the best day with Polynesian tour guide Cammie. She was delightful. We were picked up exactly in time at our hotel and the rest of the day fun filled stops along the Road to Hana. She was funny Expert driver and made us all so relaxed. She had high level of local culture. We would have never found that information on our own. Great breakfast and lunch included also organized well.
Well worth the money. The bus was very clean and comfortable but most of all I think the driver, Preston made the tour memorable. Very knowledgeable, kind and funny. I was completely at ease with his ability to drive the road safely. Thanks to him I give extra points to this tour..