The day begins with complimentary pick-up via an exclusive, 6 to 8 guest, luxury limo-van. To capture all the beauty that is sunrise at Haleakala, 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. A light morning snack is served, prior to sunrise. First light reveals a palette of golden pastel hues, plus a 360 degree view encompassing the Big Island of Hawai'i, West Maui, Lana'i, Moloka'i 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. Learn about the native Hawaiian people, their culture, and land from an entertaining and knowledgeable tour guide.
Complementing 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 garden to see these ancient and exotic flowers. There are over 1500 types of protea, 90 of which grow on Maui. Protea thrive in the cool, dry weather. The majority of protea grow on the southwestern facing slopes of Haleakala. These long lasting beauties were a favorite of French empress Josephine, Napoleon's wife, and might capture your heart as well. Return at a Maui-style pace through the vibrant agricultural region of Upcountry Maui.
Reviewer: Ann Furtwangler
Scotty was our guide on the sunrise excursion. He made sure we had a prime viewing spot, took numerous pictures, provided us with warm clothing and was professional and kind. As I look back on our trip to Hawaii, the Haleakala Sunrise was a definite high point!
We had such an amazing morning and Scotty was great.We were the first group up there so got the best spot.I would do it again as it was spectacular.
This was one of the most amazing experiences of our 6 week vacation. Scotty was fantastic and so very informative,I loved the small group and worth paying extra for.We were the first to get our spots (by far the best location). Blessed with an amazing Sunrise and the stop for breakfast was a beautiful spot and the food was great as was the service.I would recommend this as a must do trip and definately with Temptation Tours and I would do this again on our next trip for sure.