Welcome to Haleakalā National Park
To fully experience Maui – or at least peer into its soul – make your way to the summit of Haleakalā. Like a yawning mouth, the huge crater opens beneath you, in all its raw volcanic glory, caressed by mist and, in the experience of a lifetime, bathed in the early light of sunrise. Lookouts on the crater’s rim provide breathtaking views of the moonscape below, and the many cinder cones marching across it.The rest of... Read More
Top experiences in Haleakalā National Park
Haleakalā National Park activities
Haleakala, Iao Valley and Central Maui Day Tour
Your 8-hour central Maui day trip begins with a pickup at your hotel. Meet your expert guide and get ready for an immersive look at many of Maui’s unique highlights, including scenic drives through its valleys and agricultural regions, walks through its state and national parks, and a glimpse at the seat of its government. Your day kicks off with dramatic views at Haleakala National Park, covering 33,000 acres of rocky, volcanic wilderness and home to a variety of wildlife. Summit Maui’s 10,023-foot (3,007-meter) dormant volcano while learning about its geologic history on the driving ascent. Take in the tropical scenery and expansive views before driving on to the next piece of eye candy: the Iao Needle located in Iao Valley State Park.The needle is a fascinating erosional pinnacle rising 1,200 feet (366 meters) from the Iao Valley floor and surrounded by a volcanic crater. Walk along a short trail to a panoramic overlook and enjoy the view. Nearby, learn about the Kaahumanu Church, named after Queen Kaahumanu and erected in 1876. Spend 30-minutes admiring its architecture and views of Iao Valley. Next, get a dose of Hawaiian culture on a drive through the city of Wailuku, the seat of Maui’s government and location of its historic state and federal buildings. Listen to your guide as you ride past Maui’s famous flower farms, pineapple fields and sugar cane plantations. Be sure to bring your camera — these are sights unlike anywhere else. At the end of the tour, you will be dropped off at your Maui hotel.
Maui Haleakala Sunrise Bike Tour
Your tour begins with pickup in the very early morning from hotels in Maui resort areas such as Wailea, Kaanapali, and Kapalua for the drive up to the summit of Haleakala inside Haleakala National Park (before starting the drive, enjoy coffee, juice, and snacks while listening to a safety briefing about your bike tour).During the van ride to the top of the volcano, your tour guide tells you about the history of Haleakala, its geology, and the rare plants and animals found only on Maui. Upon arrival at the House of the Sun Visitor Center, you will be escorted to the rim of Haleakala Crater for a view into one of the world's largest dormant volcanoes. Watch the sunrise, and then head down to a level of 6,500 feet (1,981 meters) to begin your bike tour; you'll be fitted with a bicycle and helmet by your guide. Pedal downhill, riding along switchbacks, through Haleakala Ranch, and past Kula. Continue through the towns of Makawao and Paia, and finally reach the Pacific coast at Paia Bay Beach Park.
Maui Downhill Bike Ride
Haleakala bike tours offers an unforgettable island experience! The downhill Maui Bike Volcano Ride is the world's longest downhill bicycle cruise down the slopes of Haleakala, the largest dormant volcano in the world. The Maui downhill bike ride will start just outside Haleakala National Park and is approximately 28 miles (45 km) in length.Haleakala bike tours cycle at a leisurely pace, pedaling past open fields and pastures and a stunning Maui landscape spotted with colorful flowers and regal trees. Stop for great photo opportunities as your bike guide shows you the rich cultural and historical background of the area.Your Haleakala biking tour also includes a light breakfast before the Maui downhill bike ride begins. This tour is for experienced riders only, it is not suitable for beginners. Summit Sunrise - This tour option includes entry into the Haleakala National Park where you'll be able to view the spectacular sunrise.
Haleakala Zipline Adventure
Explore Maui's famous Haleakala by zipline! This 1.5-hour zipline adventure takes you to the slopes of the Haleakala volcano, just minutes from the entrance to Haleakala National Park. It’s the perfect activity to for the whole family!Travel along five ziplines and an 'Indiana Jones'-style swinging bridge through a towering tropical forest. Throughout the tour, learn about Hawaii's rich, diverse environment and Maui's long ranching history from your professional, knowledgeable guide. Each zipline crossing gets longer and more exciting, so you’re sure to be whooping and hollering by the end of your thrilling adventure! This fun zipline tour is about a 1.5-hour drive (approx.) from Maui's south shore where Kihei, Wailea, and Makena resorts are located.
Maui Haleakala Day Bike Tour
The Haleakala Downhill Maui Day Bike Tour begins with your free Wailea, Kaanapali etc. hotel and cruise ship pick-up at about 7am. You will then return to our bike tour base, watch the Maui bike industry’s only safety video, free coffee, juice, snacks and begin our guided van tour of Maui to the Summit of Haleakala National Park. Our tour guides will provide clients with an extensive history of Haleakala National Park, its geology and an explanation of the rare plants and animals only found on Maui. Upon arrival at the House of the Sun Visitors Center, you can go to the rim of Haleakala Crater to view into the worlds largest dormant volcano and beyond to the big island of Hawaii.The Maui day bike tour then proceeds to the 6,500 foot level of Mt.Haleakala. There you will be expertly fitted to bicycles, given helmets and begin the 26-mile bike ride down the slopes of Haleakala. Continuing thru the switchbacks of Haleakala Ranch the upcountry town of Kula, Makawao you will end at the beachside town of Paia.In addition to free round trip transportation & hot/cold beverage service and snacks (variety of granola bars). You will also be supplied Columbia Sportswear windbreaker pants and jacket, gloves, helmet and state of the art Volcano Chrome Cruiser Bikes for the duration of the tour.
Haleakala Sunset Tour and Dinner on Maui
After hotel pickup, settle into your air-conditioned coach and enjoy panoramic views out the wide windows as you head up to the summit of Mt Haleakala (aka East Maui Volcano). En route, your driver-guide makes a stop at the Kula Lodge Marketplace where you can experience the art and culinary talents of Maui and Hawaii's renowned artists and craftsmen.When the coach reaches Haleakala National Park, it makes another stop at the Park Headquarters Visitor Center, located 7,000 feet (2,134 meters) above sea level. Enjoy views of the magnificent scenery before you re-board the bus for the final stretch, nearing the volcano's summit at 9,740 feet (2,969 meters). Here, peek into the massive crater and visit the Haleakala Visitor Center.As dusk approaches, watch the cascading colors of sunset spread over the stark volcanic landscape and subtropical rainforest of Maui's lowlands. Search for neighboring Hawaiian Islands in the distance as the sun descends into the Pacific and creates a warm glow across the sky.Afterward, head to Cafe O'Lei at the Dunes, located on The Dunes Golf Course in central Maui, for a 3-course dinner that includes meat and vegetarian/vegan dishes. Your evening tour then ends with hotel drop-off.Sample dinner menu: First course: Portuguese bean soup Caesar salad Plated Kula green salad with lilikoi and papaya seed dressing (veg) Second course (served with freshly baked rolls and butter): Chicken linguine Top sirloin steak Grilled vegetable Napoleon over quinoa with pesto and balsamic reduction (veg) Dessert: Warm brownie sundae Fresh fruit sorbet Hawaiian coffee