Haleakala Sunrise Tour

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Serving as a great alternative to navigating your rental car through the dark early morning to Haleakala Summit, Roberts Hawaii operates a daily sunrise tour. Here you will witness some of the most divine views on the planet and behold a stunning sunrise from Haleakala’s peak at 10,000 feet- one of Maui’s most sought after experiences. Learn about the rich history and culture of Haleakala Park and enjoy two meals from Maui’s best eateries.



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THE EXPERIENCETouring Haleakala Sunrise

Mark Twain called the sunrise from Haleakala “the sublimest spectacle” he had ever witnessed. Today, watching the sunrise from Haleakala Summit remains one of Maui’s most in-demand visitor activities. At over 10,000 feet, getting to the summit before dawn requires an early morning pickup which is usually around 2 am, depending on the time of year. From the summit, you will take incredible views of Maui and neighboring islands, as well as witness Haleakala’s otherworldly landscape come to life around you as the sun peaks over the crater’s eastern wall.


While it may be the Hawaiian Islands, it can be frigid at the summit due to the high elevation. Morning temperatures year-round are often in the 40s and can even go as low as the 30s. The summit can also be very windy, so account for wind chill as well. It is recommended to wear lots of layered warm clothes, a hat, and gloves are a must-have if you are going to be taking photos!


Haleakala National Park now requires visitors to make a reservation to enter the park before sunrise. Roberts Hawaii handles the management of reservations prior to entering the park. Breakfast before and after the sunrise is included. Your tour guide will also teach you about the rich cultural history and unique native plant and animal life of Haleakala.


Nearby Areas:
HaleakalaPaia • Makawao • Kula


Haleakala Sunrise Tour

Haleakala Sunrise Touring


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2 reviews for Haleakala Sunrise Tour

  1. Mikey

    Nothing in my life has come close to the majesty and true peace experienced when visiting the summit of Haleakala during sunrise! It was MIND-BLOWING! I sat above the clouds with Sarah in total silence, cozied up with blankets (really cold!) and enjoyed the slow rise of our sun as it broke through the clouds. Watching the rays of sun change as the clouds and sun moved made for some unbelievable photos! How do I go about sharing some on the comments here?

    • Activity Authority

      Oh man, so glad you enjoyed your trip to the Crater summit! At this point, we’re not sharing photos in comments. If you have an amazing shot of the Haleakala sunrise, send us an email and we may share it on our social media if you give us permission. Thanks again for booking through Activity Authority!

  2. Nancy Corradini

    DID NOT EXPECT THAT! We heard going to see sunrise at the Haleakala volcano summit would be good, but WOW! I guess we got lucky cause some of the others in our group said they had gone before and the sunrise wasn’t quite as good. The sunrise was crazy !! It cut through the clouds and the rays of light were Godly. It was an experience that took my breath away. I think about it a lot since. Thank you so much for an experience that overwhelmed my entire group!

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