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Haleakala Crater
Kahului | USA |
 
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Standard Price: $155.00
Special Price: $124.00
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Special Instructions: M-2 - Haleakala, Iao Valley, Lahaina Tour




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Tour Details

Your tour begins with a once in a lifetime, dramatic drive through upcountry Maui on your way to the Haleakala National Park. The Park is an area of astounding diversity and beauty, covering over 30,000 acres of wilderness. It preserves the distinctive volcanic landscape of the summit area and protects the pristine Kipahulu Valley and scenic pools at Oheo Gulch. Haleakala is home to many of the world's 13 ecosystems, including: alpine cinder desert, subalpine shrubland and grassland, montage bogs, dryland forest, high elevation cloud forest, low elevation rainforest, and coastal. Take in the sights of the sugar-cained plains and protea farms of Kula as you travel beyond the tree line to where cacti and rare Hawaiian silver swords grow right up to the volcano’s crest.

Upon arrival at the summit, located at 10,023 feet above sea level, you will have incredible views of Maui and the inside of the crater which is 3,000 feet deep, 7.5 miles long and 2.5 miles wide. Haleakala is an active, but not currently erupting volcano. Its last eruption occurred more than 200 years ago in 1790. Many cinder cones rise from the crater’s floor, the tallest being Pu’u o Maui measuring 500 feet tall.

After a chance for photos from the summit, it's on to Iao Valley, where King Kamehameha defeated Maui’s army, and the Iao Needle, a massive, tree-covered lava formation that towers above the valley floor at a height of 2,250 feet. You’ll also visit Lahaina Town, a 19th century whaling village. Lahaina is also known for its popular restaurants, boutiques, and galleries, which you’ll have plenty of time to explore when you stop here for lunch.

Finally, enjoy the spectacular ocean views on your route home.

Please Note: The Iao Valley State Monument will be closed from October 16th to December 16th while a slope stabilization project takes place in response to flood damage. During this time, Iao Valley will be replaced by a visit to the Maui Tropical Plantation.

Tour Size
Standard
Tour Type
Cultural, Scenic
Tour Duration
11 Hours 45 Minutes
Tour Departs From
Custom pick-up is provided for this tour. Please enter your desired pick-up location above.
Activity Level
Moderate
Food/Beverage Provided
Not Included
Recommended Dress
We recommend comfortable clothing and sturdy, closed-toe walking shoes. Guests may need a light jacket, as the temperature at the summit can be cool and windy.
Restrictions
This tour is ADA accessible with limited access at some stops. If you require any special accommodations due to disability, please request an ADA accessible vehicle at least 48 hours prior to taking the tour. Please also include the model, size and weight of the wheelchair you would be bringing in your request. The combined weight of the wheelchair and guest cannot exceed 500 pounds,and the maximum width of the wheelchair cannot exceed 29 inches. Climbing to this altitude is generally not recommended for people with heart conditions or those prone to altitude sickness. A 24-hour wait period is also recommended for anyone that has recently been scuba diving. Smoking is not permitted in the National Park. Children ages 3 and younger may attend the tour free of charge, provided that they do not occupy their own seat.

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