The day begins with pick-up at 3:30 am via an exclusive 8-passenger luxury limo-van. To capture all the beauty that is the sunrise at Haleakala, you'll travel directly to Haleakala National Park and the crater summit. Start the day "on top of the world" at majestic Pu'u Ula Ula (Red Hill), the pinnacle of Haleakala, at 10,023 feet. Continental breakfast is served, prior to sunrise. First light reveals a pallete of golden pastel hues plus a 360-degree view encompassing the Big Island of Hawaii, West Maui, Lanai, Molokai and beyond. The House of the Sun Visitor's Center offers breathtaking panoramas from the rim of the crater. There are numerous photo opportunities while descending this mountain drive.
You'll learn, in-depth, about the native Hawaiian people, their culture and land from an entertaining and knowledgeable tour guide. Complimenting to this invigorating experience is a run-of the menu breakfast at a charming upcountry restaurant. Also, during this memorable day, you'll have a chance to visit an upcountry protea farm, to see these ancient and exotic flowers. There are 1,500 types of protea, 90 of which grow on Maui. Returning at a Maui-style pace, takes you through the vibrant agricultural region of upcountry Maui.