Hawaiian demi-god Maui and his grandmother await you in the Halekala crater. A banyan tree reminds you of past generations in the town of Laihana. This tour of Hawaiian highlights should not be missed. You will not regret summiting this volcano and gazing into the deep depression, only a faint remnant of powerful eruptions from centuries ago. The neighboring P’uu Ulaula elicits some of most gorgeous landscape of the volcano. A quiet stroll around Wailuku town in Central Maui will promise views of rolling hills and sugar plantations. A drive around the Iao Needle and surrounding state park promises a beautiful panorama of this famous lookout point and burial peaceful ground. Finally, relax and shop in the idyllic town of Lahaina.
The tour begins at your hotel in Waikiki by minicoach (55 seats) or minibus (25 seats). An English speaking driver cum guide will accompany you.
From there, travel to the Honlolulu Airport where you will board your flight to Maui, the Valley of Isle.
Begin by visiting the towering Halekala Volcano and knock on the door of this famous “House of the Sun,” and learn about the mythical lore that surrounds it at the adjacent Visitor Center.
From Kahului, we will take you through upcountry Maui to Haleakala, is a dormant volcano that last released its fury in 1790. Over 200 years later the land surrounding the lava flow is still barren. Many believe that Haleakala Crater resembles the surface of the moon or, more likely, Mars with its red hue.
Then travel to the P’uu Ulaula Overlook and enjoy some of the best views of the volcano from this “red hill,” and the endangered Silverswords. Visit Mount Haleakala Crater
Then we move on to Iao Valley State Park for a view of the majestic Iao Needle. We head to Lahaina, driving through the historic town of Wailuku, past the Kaahumanu Church. As our driver continues on to return other passengers to their Maui hotels, you will enjoy a self-guided stroll through old Lahaina Town, the whaling era capital of Hawaii.
The tour concludes with your flying back to Honolulu and then being dropped off at your hotel or Sheraton bus depot.
Daily except Wednesday & Sunday
Approx 15 hours
Start time: 05:00am
Duration: Approx 15 hours
Selected hotels in Wakiki. (We would require your hotel details in order to arrange your pick up. If you do not have this information at the time of booking, please contact the local activity operator at least 48 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details)
The tour ends at the starting point or your hotel in the Waikiki Beach
Warm clothing for the summit of Haleakala, over comfortable tropical wear and walking shoes are recommended
Lava viewing conditions change daily. We do not guarantee the viewing of active lava flow. Airline schedules may prohibit the operation of these tours at any given time
Limited Availability - Reservations must be made at least two weeks before tour date
The summit of Haleakala is beyond the 10,000 ft. elevation mark. Persons with respiratory or heart conditions should consult with their physician before traveling to these high altitudes
Government Issued Identification: All passengers traveling on 1Day tours must present government issued, photo I.D.s for airline check-in. No refund given to passengers denied boarding due to lack of proper identification
Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming departure details
Child 2 years old will travel adult's lap in vehicle.
No name or date changes will be honored once booking is confirmed.
The Sheraton Waikiki Aloha Landing will be closed due to large group events on the following days in October 2014: 10, 11, 17, 18, 22 & 25. The closure will change the drop off location to the Outrigger Reef on Kalia Road .
See the Cancellation policy for this product