2 - 3 hrs Hours
One Per Car
At Your Own Pace
Welcome to the Maui Sunrise Tour
Experience an unforgettable sunrise from atop a Maui volcano! This tour through the island’s heart reveals the beauty and history most travelers miss out on. Drive through lush jungle and visit blooming botanical gardens. Ascend the side of a tremendous volcano. Shop in quaint Hawaiian towns. Along the way, you’ll also hear the wild, little-known history of Hawaii’s very own cowboys!
About the Tour
Your Maui Sunrise tour begins in the town of Kahului. From there, you’ll head inland, through another picturesque town of Pukalani.
As you drive, you’ll hear about Maui’s rich culture and get your first introduction to the little-known story of Hawaii’s cowboys: the paniolos. You’ll learn about everything from their music to how they got their start! Then you’ll reach the lush wilderness of the Makawao Forest Reserve, which features some fantastic hiking and biking trails through the jungle.
Continuing, you’ll uncover more Hawaiian culture, including their legends of an ancient volcano goddess. Next, you’ll pass a park full of friendly chickens before arriving at the Kula Botanical Garden, home to tons of eye-popping flora.
After that, you’ll begin ascending the awe-inspiring volcano of Haleakalā, which rises over 29,000 feet from its base below the sea! As you drive up this striking landscape, you’ll get familiar with myths and legends about this volcano and its significance to the Hawaiian people today.
At last, you’ll arrive at Haleakalā National Park itself. Here, you’ll find a couple of hiking trails with great mountaintop views, including the Hosmer Grove Loop and Halemau’u Trail. Next up are two fantastic overlooks offering incredible views of the Haleakalā crater and the surrounding landscape.
Finally, you’ll reach the Haleakalā Visitor Center and Red Hill, the highest point on the island. People flock here from around the world to see the sunrise from this lofty vantage point. If you’re here at the right time, you simply have to see it for yourself! The tour concludes here, at the highest point of Haleakalā.
Tour start address: 5059 Koloa St, Kahului, HI 96732, USA
Preview the Tour
Stop 10 Alt - Makawao Town
Stop 23 - Paniolo Music
Stop 27 - Skyline Hawaii - Haleakala
Stop 40 - Kalahaku Overlook
Stop 43 - Red Hill Haleakala
What do we do?
Simply put, Action Tour Guide is an audio guide, map, and tour book – all in one app! We are a GPS-enabled app-based tour that narrates information based on your location right on your phone. You can experience our driving and walking tours at your own pace and literally at any time of the day!
Changing travel date? No worries! All individual tours come with lifetime validity.
No Network Needed
The tour works offline which means you do not need your phone network to enjoy the tour. However, we do suggest you download the tour at your home, hotel, visitor center, etc before you head out for a completely immersive experience.
Not an Entry Ticket
This is not an entry ticket.