You can catch a glimpse of Haleakala, Maui’s massive dormant volcano, from almost any point on the island, but you will go all the way to the top on this scenic journey – from sea level to 10,000 feet. At the summit is a vast crater seven and a half miles long by two and a half miles wide, and 3,000 feet deep. You'll marvel at the crater's eerie landscape of cinder cones and ancient lava formations. It last erupted in 1790 and has slumbered ever since, though that does not mean it won’t one day wake up.
The Hawaiians revere Haleakala as a sacred site, and tell tales of Pele, Goddess of Fire and Volcanos. At sunset you may think that Pele has awakened, as the clouds are on fire till dusk quenches the flames and slowly transforms the sky into a starry dome.
Need to Know:
Note: This tour is not recommended for guests with respiratory or heart problems. We recommend you wear comfortable clothing and bring a sweater as temperatures range from 40-65 degrees Fahrenheit. We do not guarantee the weather will permit viewing the sunset.
Tours with this activity level involve walking over relatively level terrain, possibly some cobblestone, gravel, or a few steps. Comfortable shoes are recommended.