Explore the vastness of one of Maui’s most iconic landmarks with a Haleakala Crater Hike. Experience the ethereal energy of the national monument as you traverse the 4-mile (6.4-meter) hike, which covers a lava trail lined with rare native plant species as well as expansive desert-like scenery. Travel more than 10,000 feet (3,048-meters) into the air and enjoy the natural beauty of the Hawaiian islands alongside provided lunch and snacks. Round-trip transport from Maui hotels included.
Meet your guides in the morning at your Maui hotel before experiencing the grandeur of Haleakala. On your moderately difficult 4-mile (6.4-kilometer) hike, discover the length of the national park and the expanse of the crater. You'll explore both ends, which each offer completely different environments rich for discovery. The energy and majesty of the area are best experienced with your local guide, who shares insider wisdom while you uncover the beauty of your natural surroundings. Home to endangered species and rare native birds, Haleakala Crater's wild beauty has been preserved by native Hawaiians for more than 1,000 years. The crater's legendary summit is a prominent figure in many legends, and the sacred space has welcomed millions of travelers honoring the gods or saying farewell to the deceased over the years. The fragile landscape also houses plants and animals that can't be found anywhere else in the world, and is the home to numerous significant cultural sites and their ancient artifacts. You'll explore the full depth of the crater, appreciating its diverse past and varied topography. During the first leg of your journey, travel 8,000 feet (2,438 meters) into the air, where you'll pass a lava trail filled with native plant species. Provided lunch and snacks will bolster your energy as you continue to the 10,000-foot (3,048-meter) summit. The second half of the hike takes you past desert-like expansive scenery, huge cinder cones and the crater's rough rock faces. Savor the ethereal energy of the area and terracotta hues of the mountains as your 7-hour exploration of the natural marvel comes to a close, before you're transported back to your hotel with a camera full of breathtaking photos.