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Haleakala Sunrise Tour

World famous sunrises, unparalleled vistas, and otherworldly volcanic landscapes will create memories that will last a lifetime during our Haleakala Sunrise Tour. There’s a reason Haleakala National Park is one of Maui’s undisputed must-sees, and one of the most popular sights to see on the island.

Centered around Maui’s shield volcano, the park peaks at 10,023 feet above sea level, with everything from red desert terrain to lush waterfall rainforests—and makes for one of the most gorgeous sunrise settings you’ll find on earth.

Legend has it that it was from the Haleakala summit that Hawaiian demigod Maui lassoed La, the sun god himself, with a coconut fiber rope. Only when La promised to slow his journey across the sky—thus lengthening the day—did Maui release him.

What to Expect

We will travel along the winding mountain roads, through the clouds, and up to the highest peak on the island, to witness a jaw-dropping interplay of fiery colors and dazzling, illuminated clouds that paint the morning Maui sky.

In fact, this sacred and majestic place gets its name from the Hawaiian word for “House of the Rising Sun” and features prominently in ancient myths and legends. Experience for yourself the sunrise experience that Mark Twain called “the most sublime spectacle I have ever witnessed.”

Your tour will be operated by the friendly, knowledgeable experts at Valley Isle Excursions, which is under contract with the U.S. Federal Government and administered by the U.S. National Park Service. Drivers are first aid and CPR certified.

There are more endangered species in Haleakala National Park than in any other park in the National Park Service. Your expert guide will point out the eye-catching ‘ahinahina silversword plant and the iconic Hawaiian nene goose, Hawaii’s state bird, during your visit.

Please stay on the trails at all times and refrain from generating any trash while in the park! We are committed to respecting and preserving the island’s unique environment, and that means having the lightest ecological footprint possible.

It gets very, very cold at the summit, and can be very windy. Come prepared with warm clothing and layers to pile on once you’re at the top. We recommend a hat and even some gloves, which will keep your hands toasty and free for photo-taking.

Tour Stops

  • Poi by the Pound – Enjoy two delicious meals at this popular local eatery, a continental breakfast prior to your journey up Haleakala and a hot all-you-can-eat buffet breakfast after sunrise. Included in your tour price.
  • A warm buffet breakfast at the end of the trip – Feast on French toast, eggs, hash browns, Portuguese sausage, oatmeal, pork sausage, seasonal fruit, yogurt, coffee, tea, cocoa and juices.
  • Haleakala Summit and National Park- Cultural and historical background of the area by seasoned tour guides.


  • Early Morning 2:00am to 2:30am Pick Up
  • The National Park Service requires a reservation to watch the sunrise. Your Roberts Hawaii tour guide will take care of these fees and logistics for you.
  • Stunning vistas at potentially every turn—we recommend keeping your cameras handy and at the ready during the drive.
  • Gluten-free and vegan dining options are available! Please inform us at least 72 hours before departure by including a note in the “Special Request” box during online checkout.


8 hours


The tour bus provides pick up from convenient South, West, and Central Maui Hotel and Resort locations.

Your pick up location will be a close walk from your hotel and chosen during booking.

Cancellation Policy

All cancellations are subject to a 10% credit card fee. Cancellations made after 12 noon, the day prior of scheduled service, will result in a 100% charge being incurred (NO REFUND). Claims for refunds must be made within thirty (30) days from the date of service. No shows are subject to full charge.