Polynesian Adventure Tours – Haleakala Sunrise Tour
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OPEN DATE: NOVEMBER 2ND.
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 Kula Lodge after sunrise. Polynesian Adventure Tours offer the best breakfast out of tour company in Maui
You can select one of the options below at Kula Lodge for breakfast
#1 LOCO MOCO
Maui cattle burger with brown gravy served over white jasmine rice and 2 fried eggs
#2 MUSHROOM ROSEMARY FRITTATA
Egg frittata baked with sauteed mushrooms and onions, fresh rosemary, parmesan and mozzarella cheese
#3 HALEAKALA MOUNTAIN OF A MEAL
Two buttermilk pancakes with scrambled eggs & bacon served with a side of butter and maple syrup
#4 GOAT CHEESE & CARAMELIZED ONION QUICHE
Tomatoes, caramelized onions and goat cheese baked in a puff pastry served with seasonal island fruit
#5 MALTED BELGIAN WAFFLE
Topped with fresh island strawberries served with a side of butter and maple syrup
#6 GRANOLA & YOGURT WITH FRUIT
Granola and vanilla yogurt served with seasonal island fruit and a slice of banana bread
Choice of Coffee, Hot Tea or Juice
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
Effective March 1st 2021 the rates are increasing. Any future reservations beyond March 1st 2021 will be incurred at the new rates. Please call 855-268-0387 for the new rates before making your reservation for Polynesian Adventure Tours.
Haleakala Sunrise Tour
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- Free Cancellation
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.
Closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day
Closed on Monday
48 Hour Cancellation Policy
Approximate Pick 2:30am
Total Duration: 8 hours