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
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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
Our guide (Michael?) was great and knew lots of facts about Haleakalā and the wildlife. Funny guy, too. The trip itself is very comfortable in a new, plush tour van. Hotel pickup and drop off is a great feature if you don’t have a rental car. The dinner was nice, but be aware that the ticket price doesn’t not include soft drinks. (Not terribly unreasonable, but assuming this tour company brings their sunset groups here all of the time, the restaurant could include the soft drinks.) Highly recommended tour of the crater and views of sunset! Dress warmly as the temps at the summit drop quickly.
We had a great time learning about the beautiful Island of Maui. Peaches was so friendly, funny, knowledgeable and such an amazing driver. The tour bus was comfortable but wish it had bigger windows. My window had a side panel which made it difficult to take pictures. We enjoyed the continental breakfast and lunch that came with our package. We highly recommend this tour.
Our driver, Wayne, with Polynesian Adventure Tours was amazing. He was prompt in picking up us, called when he arrived and gave us a few minutes to gather our things. He was knowledgeable and answered all questions during the tour. We were able to stop along the way and take pictures. I would definitely take this tour again and recommend it to friends and family. When booking, I do wish I was informed that I could get car sick on the drive up the mountain so I could have taken something prior to the trip.
We took the Mount Haleakalā Sunrise Tour with Wayne on our Honeymoon. The shuttle bus was new and clean and picked us up on time. They even gave us a chance to grab snacks and make a pit stop before we hit the winding road. Wayne was an excellent driver and got us up and down the mountain safely, all the while educating us on practically every part of the island and the history of the Hawaiian peoples. We would highly recommend his tour and this company!
Larry was very professional. He was knowledgeable and entertaining. The views were breathtaking and spectacular. We are glad we took the tour. However, the tour was a little long for us. There were 6 in my party. We are all senior citizens and felt the 3 hour leg of the tour without a restroom break was too long. Also, the aisles of the tour bus are too narrow and the seats small. There was very little leg room which was uncomfortable.