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A Unique Opportunity
Hiking is on a whole new level with this Haleakala hiking experience. Sure, you have hiked the Appalachian Trail, the PCT, or maybe even Everest, but all of those still look like places we have seen or been before. The crater on the top of Haleakala is like nothing you have ever seen before. Many argue that it looks like terrain you might find on Mars and because of that, hiking through the Haleakala Crater is one of the most unique experiences you can have on Earth. This guided hiking tour will bring a maximum of 7 people along two different trails inside of Haleakala National Park to explore the remains of this 1 million-year-old volcano. Guides add their insights and knowledge about the area as well as the cultural significance that Haleakala has played throughout history.
Haleakala means “house of the sun” in Hawaiian and earns its name by hosting some of the most incredible sunrises and sunsets you will ever see. With over 30 miles of trails around the summit of Haleakala, there is so much to explore including some of the most rare birds and plants in the world. The ‘Ahinahina, or silversword, is one of these plants, found only on Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa on the Big Island, and Haleakala Crater on Maui. This beautiful silver-leaved shrub is an amazing site to see especially when it blooms, which only happens once in its lifetime. You will also find cinder cones, lava tubes, and some truly impressive lava formations that can only be appreciated by seeing them up close.
Meet your guide at the park & ride location in Kahului. From there they will transport you 10,023 feet (3055 meters) up to the summit of Haleakala. A light breakfast will be served as well as snacks. Jackets, backpacks, snacks, and water are all provided as well. You will hike 2 different trails in Haleakala National Park enjoying stunning views while expert guides share their knowledge about the surrounding area. Lunch will be served as well and transportation back to your vehicle will conclude the journey.
**Important: You MUST be able to hike on uneven ground for more than 1 mile to participate in this tour. If you have had a recent surgery, have back or next issues, medical conditions, or are under 8 years old this tour is not recommended.