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A dormant volcano measuring 10,000 feet above sea level, it is Maui's highest point.
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Haleakala National Park, Maui, HI 96768
+1 808-572-4400
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It hurts getting up early enough for the drive up Haleakala to see the sunrise, but it is worth it. I advise doing it early in your visit to Maui if you are coming from the US or anywhere to the east before you adjust...More

Thank yellowjacket22
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Perfect tour. Pick up was on time. Friendly tour guides. Billy and Everett knew their stuff. They were both friendly and knowledgeable. They got us a perfect viewing position for what turned out to be a must have experience.

Thank banga1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There are just no words for how breathtaking this is. A must see! The first day we attempted to visit the clouds were too heavy to see but the next time was worth the two trips. I posted pictures of both days...

Thank akirksey36
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had been a little intimidated reading about the winding mountain road up to the crater, but there were no worries. The road was in great shape, often with guardrails and not too narrow. We had no fog or darkness to complicate the situation. The...More

Thank lisamZ3845TH
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was a beautiful view. Only thing I have a small complainant about was when we pulled up they had us park in a certain spot after it was over we couldn't get out because they had people park behind us. We had reservations for...More

Thank Kristie K
Reviewed 1 week ago

I am not an astronomer, so what facts I have are limited to my experience and feelings after arriving at Haleakala in the pre-dawn hours of Saturday, September 22nd. In a word: nonpareil. In two words: sui generis. Whatever spark of cognizance and rudimentary understanding...More

1  Thank Keith C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Witnessed a beautiful sunset high above the clouds! We rented a car...which was definitely worth it...and ventured up the mountain! You have to see it to believe it!! I recommend you stay to see the most amazing star-gazing experience!!

Thank weberk17
Reviewed 1 week ago

The landscape was definitely out of this world, and we were certain we had landed on mars. We kept turning in circles to take it all in, and did a few of the shorter walks to get closer to the crater and every step brought...More

Thank nightowl205
Reviewed 1 week ago

So, it’s hard for me to review this attraction because, yes...it is truly amazing and worth seeing. But the drive was so stressful on the way up I had an anxiety attack and couldn’t stay for the sunset. There was no way we were driving...More

Thank Lisa L
Reviewed 1 week ago

If your a 1st time visitor to Maui don't miss the drive up to Haleakala crater/summit. We've been to Maui many times and it's worth the trip each time. If your coming from the Lahaina area make sure you have plenty of gas and bring...More

1  Thank sunfun31
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3 October 2018|
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Response from timlockk | Reviewed this property |
HI there, if you still have a few days in Maui, the website will release a handful of extra tickets on the site at exactly 4pm. The tickets will be for 2 days later, so if you bought them today it would be for Saturday... More
Laura E
4 September 2018|
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Response from Leomjj | Reviewed this property |
Ciao. Every car pays 20$ fees to enter the park no matter the time you go there. In order to see the Sunrise you have to book in advance (such as 1 month earlier) OR you can be quick and book every Thursday at 4pm on the... More
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27 July 2018|
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Response from angelawells2018 | Reviewed this property |
The bike rides are done by tour companies. I would recommend doing a google search for "bike ride down Haleakala". Make sure you have your sunrise reservation with the National Park unless you are doing that with a tour... More