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Haleakala Crater
Haleakala Crater

Haleakala Crater

Open daily
Haleakala National Park, State Highway 330, Kula, 96790

The Basics

Haleakala sunrise tours with round-trip transportation included are the most popular way to see the crater, and save the hassle of navigating to the volcano’s summit in the dark. Many tours also include sunrise-viewing passes for Pu’u’ula’ula Summit, the highest point on Mt. Haleakala, while sunrise bike tours transport you to the peak from where you can enjoy the view and ride back down.

Alternatively, dodge the pre-dawn crowds with daytime trips, guided hikes across the crater floor, or full-day excursions to the crater and other destinations within Haleakala National Park or places such as Iao Valley and the Road to Hana.

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Haleakala Sunrise Best Self-Guided Bike Tour with Bike Maui
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Haleakala Sunrise Best Self-Guided Bike Tour with Bike Maui
$235.33 per adult
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Epic Sunrise atop Haleakala
Marlon was our great tour guide, making it a fun trip and informative as well. His storytelling was hilarious and I am most likely to remember all the tidbits he shared of Haleakala than by reading them from a pamphlet. Loved the singing greeting the sunrise from the drivers. 💝💕
Robert_T, May 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Maui

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Sunrise not to be missed!
Peter_D, May 2022
Haleakala Sunrise Best Self-Guided Bike Tour with Bike Maui
It was very early, but it is not to be missed!! The sky was so clear you felt like you could touch the stars. The song our guides sung as the sun cam up was amazing. They were very safety oriented about the bike ride down. It was a fantastic experience!
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Great Haleakala self-guided tour experience
Neel_T, Apr 2022
Haleakala Sunrise Best Self-Guided Bike Tour with Bike Maui
Took the self-guided tour. Billy was our driver and tour guide - very educated, passionate and eloquent on Hawaii history, geology and the tour itself. Great experience from start to finish. Bike Maui is safety-first.
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Good experience!
David_J, Apr 2022
Easy Riders Haleakala Downhill Bike Tour: Voted Best Bike Tour in the Universe
The ride was awesome and the guides were very professional and attentive. Having the van fallow was and added safety. The bikes and helmets were in very good shape.
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Best Bike Tour Ever!
Susan_M, Mar 2022
Easy Riders Haleakala Downhill Bike Tour: Voted Best Bike Tour in the Universe
This is the tour to book if you want to bike down Haleakala. Safety is a priority on this tour. The rear van prevents cars from passing so you have the road to yourself. The equipment is top notch - everything - the bikes, the helmets, the windbreakers. The best part is the guides - so kind, funny and knowledgeable. I can't wait to come back and book this tour again. Do not miss it.
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Spectacular sunrise
Christine_W, May 2022
Haleakala Maui Sunrise Tour w/ Breakfast
Excellent tour to Haleakala Crater to watch the sunrise. It was brutally cold but so worth it to see the amazing sunrise over the clouds. The tour guide was very knowledgeable about the area and gave us the history of Maui. Highly recommend but be aware that they pick you up at 2:00 a.m.!. There is also a very nice breakfast at a gorgeous restaurant that has a flower garden and gift shop.
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All around great experience!
Lisa_M, May 2022
Majestic Haleakala Sunrise Tour with Pick-up
Alika was a very entertaining tour guide. Pick up and drop off was timely. It was a spectacular experience not to be missed. Dress warm - although he did provide insulated ponchos for anyone who wanted an extra layer! Some fun stops on the way back down, and breakfast was delicious. A great spot to stop. All around great experience.
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A must while on Maui
Samantha_R, May 2022
Haleakala Maui Sunrise Tour w/ Breakfast
Perfect! Breathtaking sunrise, followed by a tasty breakfast; couldn’t ask for much more. Our guide Wayne was terrific, and very informative. The Polynesian chant as the sun came up just added so much to the experience. Dress warm and be advised the tour lasts at least 9 hours from pick up to drop off. Some people seemed to be unaware of the climate and length of the tour. But that’s on them.
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Courteous, efficient and breathtaking. Worth leaving at 2 am
Kathleen_G, May 2022
Haleakala Maui Sunrise Tour w/ Breakfast
Site was spectacular. Driver was very good at getting us there in time to secure a great viewing spot. Telephone reps were great when I had advance questions.
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Must Do Experience!
Christina_S, May 2022
Majestic Haleakala Sunrise Tour with Pick-up
This was an amazing experience that you can only do in Maui so it is a must do activity. Our tour guide, Billy was fantastic...very knowledgeable and a delightful sense of humor!
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Great bike tour
Scott_J, Feb 2022
Haleakala Sunrise Best Self-Guided Bike Tour with Bike Maui
The sunrise was absolutely gorgeous and it wasn’t too crowded so we got to lean on the rail. Our driver, Eddie, was a great storyteller and kept us chuckling at his corny jokes. Yes, he emphasized safety and I was a little nervous but I appreciate the emphasis on safety and directions. Very nice to do self guided. You have to remember the directions but you can stop whenever you want.
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On the way up to the top...
Ronald_D, May 2022
Easy Riders Haleakala Downhill Bike Tour: Voted Best Bike Tour in the Universe
On the way up to the top in the van I was having a heart attack. I found out I'm not the first person to feel that way.....once we started down I felt much better! I liked having the van follow us down the road...made me feel much more comfortable. I was riding a new bike that hadn't been named yet....I think her name should be Sally! I would definitely do this tour again! We had a blast!
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Beautiful but dress appropriately!
Terry_W, May 2022
Haleakala Maui Sunrise Tour w/ Breakfast
The sunrise was beautiful and the breakfast restaurant was excellent. The only drawback was the cold. The wind is brutal! Wear a heavy coat, stocking cap and gloves!

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Sunrise tours typically require very early start times, with most hotel pickups starting around 2am or 3am.

  • It can be chilly on Mt. Haleakala, especially before sunrise and after sunset—bring layers and comfortable shoes, and be prepared for rain.

  • There are no gas stations or outlets to purchase food within Haleakala National Park.

  • Some facilities at the summit are accessible to wheelchairs and strollers, including the Park Headquarters Visitor Center, Haleakala Visitor Center, and Hosmer Grove picnic area.

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How to Get There

Haleakala Crater is located within Haleakala National Park on Maui. The only way to get there is by road, and it takes roughly 2.5 hours to reach the summit from the town of Kahului. From Kahului, take Route 37 to Highway 377, then transfer to Highway 378. Haleakala Crater access is at the end of the road within Haleakala National Park. Alternatively, opt for a tour with round-trip transportation.

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When to Get There

Haleakala National Park is open all day, year-round. While temperatures in Maui remain fairly constant, winter (December through March) brings the coldest and wettest weather, with average lows of 42°F (5°C) and upwards of seven inches (18 centimeters) of rain per month. Sunrise and sunset are the most popular times to visit the crater; opt for a daytime visit to avoid crowds.

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Exploring Upcountry Maui

Upcountry Maui, the region around Mt. Haleakala, offers plenty to do after a sunrise crater tour. Head to the town of Kula to walk through lavender fields at Alii Kula Lavender Farm, stop by a Maui winery, or visit Hawaii Sea Spirits Organic Farm and Distillery, the makers of OCEAN Vodka. You can also stop by the western-themed town of Makawao to enjoy some of the region’s best boutique shopping.

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Haleakala Crater
Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What are the nearest attractions to Haleakala Crater?
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Attractions near Haleakala Crater:
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What else should I know about attractions in Maui?
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As well as visiting the Haleakala Crater, check out these trip ideas to make the most of your visit: