Oahu to Maui: Haleakala National Park & More

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5:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Oahu
Maui

Haleakala National Park, Lahaina & Makawao

Essential Maui Tour

Escape to another Hawaiian island for a day on this all-inclusive island-hopping tour. Indulge on your vacation and leave the planning to us! Interisland roundtrip airfare from Oahu to Kahului, Maui, roundtrip transportation from the Kahului Airport (OGG) and a sightseeing land tour is included.

Experience Maui’s highlights on this laid-back journey showcasing nature’s finery, historic landmarks, and charming country towns. Haleakala is truly magnificent in the daytime hours; bathed in sunlight which brings its steep slopes to center stage and when endemic wildlife freely roams the landscape. Leisurely observe Nene geese in their native habitat and discover the secret of the rare Silversword plant.

Enjoy lunch on your own in Makawao town and browse unique shops and galleries. Known for its sunny weather and relaxed vibe, Makawao is the place to be. Make a brief stop at Kula Marketplace for one-of-a-kind gifts and a light snack. Explore Lahaina town on your own before returning to Oahu.

Iao Valleytemporarily closed until 2/15/23
After a short walk past a meandering stream through a forest full of native Hawaiian plants, gaze high above at the iconic Iao Needle – a natural outcropping jutting from the mountain side; covered in emerald green vegetation and towering 1,200 feet over Iao valley. The valley is rich in history as a former ancient burial site for Hawaii’s royalty.

Tour Highlights:
  • Haleakala National Park is home to over 1,000 different species of plant life. During the 38-mile drive up the dormant volcano, you’ll see the magnificent Silversword plant, found nowhere else on earth, and pass ancient sacred locations, and breathtaking views from the safety and comfort of your mini coach.
  • Haleakala was formed approximately 1 million years ago through the building of layers upon layers of flowing lava. It has been a sacred location for Polynesian people who settled on the island 400-650 A.D.
  • Haleakala Visitor Center, at 9,740 feet elevation was constructed in 1936 and is a small stone structure on the edge of a cliff. 
  • Experience Climate and Topographical Changes as you gently glide through the varying elevations. Keep an eye out for the rare Nene Goose.
  • Views of Kula come into focus when approaching the open country slopes of the district meet agricultural land in this rustic region, home to early Portuguese and Chinese immigrant plantation workers.
  • ‘Iao Valley, a dense rainforest and ancient battleground, it was a burial site for ancient Hawaiian royalty. The iconic, greenery covered ‘Iao Needle towers 1,200 feet above the valley floor. (Temporarily closed for construction until Feb 15th, 2023. A temporary stop will be made at Kula Marketplace until the Valley is open again to the public.)
Details:
  • Dress warmly (important) to be prepared for Haleakala where the temperature fluctuates and can be as low as around 20 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • All admission fees included.
  • Comfortable 38-mile drive to the “The House of the Sun”, Haleakala.
  • Breathtaking viewing at 9,740 ft elevation.
  • Mini coach vehicles with excellent amenities.
  • Remarkable views of Kula, Upcountry Maui, and environs during descent.
  • Have lunch on your own in charming and historic Makawao town.
  • Kindly note that this tour is not recommended for guests with heart or respiratory conditions that may be exacerbated due to high altitude. People who have gone scuba diving should wait 72 hours before going on this tour. No refunds due to Haleakala due to inclement weather conditions impacting visibility. This tour is operated on rough, winding roads. It is not recommended for pregnant women or those with back or motion problems.

Departure

5:30 AM – arrive on your own at Honolulu International Airport (HNL). The airlines change their flight schedules frequently and at the last minute so please ensure that you check flight status on your own. At the Honolulu Airport, check-in on your own at the Hawaiian Airlines self-service kiosk or at the ticket counter for both flight segments to and from Kahului, Maui. Please follow the instructions on your confirmation for where to meet your tour driver at Kahului Airport.

Return

7:00 PM – approximate return to Oahu from Kahului. 

Flight Times

Oahu to Kahului: 6:15 AM 
Kahului to Oahu: 7:30 PM
Flight times are approximate and subject to change

Price Includes

  • Round-Trip Airfare From Oahu to Kahului
  • Sightseeing Tour
  • Expert, Live Narration
  • Admission Fees

Additional Info

Important Flight Information

Please meet at the airport at 5:30 AM for your interisland flight on Hawaiian Airlines and promptly check at the Hawaiian Airlines Ticket Counter or Self-Service Kiosk. Make sure to check in for all flights (round trip) and then proceed to the designated gate for departure.

Tour Restrictions

Dress warmly for your Haleakala tour as temperatures fluctuate. This tour is not recommended for people with heart or respiratory conditions that may be exacerbated due to high altitude. People who have gone scuba diving should wait 72 hours before going on this tour. No refunds if sunset not visible due to inclement weather conditions. This tour is operated on very rough, winding roads. It is not recommended for pregnant women or those with back or motion problems.

Cancellation Policy:

A full refund is provided if the tour is canceled more than 120 hours prior to tour departure time. If canceled within 120 hours of tour departure time or if guest no-shows no refund is provided. Refund requests are to be received within 30 days of the date of the tour. Fees assessed by the airline for name or date changes and any overage fees will be the responsibility of the guest.

Haleakala Authorized Concessioner

The National Park Service and the Department of the Interior authorize Polynesian Adventure Activities to serve the public in Haleakala National Park.

This service is operated by Polynesian Adventure Activities, a Concessioner under contract with the U.S. Government and administered by the National Park Service. The Concessioner is responsible for conducting these operations in a satisfactory manner. Prices are approved by the National Park Service. Please address comments to:

Superintendent
Haleakala National Park
PO Box 369
Makawao, HI 96768

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