Your Maui Haleakala Volcano Sunset excursion begins with a once-in-a-lifetime trip through upcountry Maui on your way to the Haleakala Volcano. Take in the sights of the sugarcaned 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.
Haleakala is an active, but not currently erupting volcano. If that sounds ominous, you can take comfort in the fact that its last eruption occurred more than 200 years ago, in 1790. One of the world's most spectacular views is from the 10,023-foot summit, where you can marvel at all of Maui below. From this magical vantage point, watch the glorious sunset dramatically coloring the end of the day.
Haleakala's crater itself is 3,000 feet deep, 7.5 miles long and 2.5 miles wide. Many cinder cones rise from the crater's floor, the tallest being Pu'u o Maui, measuring 500 feet tall.
Reviewer: susie perlin
I loved this excursion. The weather cooperated and the sunset was just gorgeous. It gets very cold up there so be prepared with multi layer warm clothes. Lots of people had gloves and ski jackets as well. Highly recommended. Take your camera!!
Reviewer: Schneidman Barbara
picked up right on time and grateful to the organizer who told us to get back on the ship and get warmer clothes. We ran back and grabbed heavy jackets and changed into pants since it was 44 degrees on top of the crater. We were above the clouds and watching the sun sink into the clouds was amazing. Would highly recommend this outing.
Reviewer: gina c.
The hour bus ride seemed quick. The driver is quite informative. Beautiful site, good weather. Very cool view when you get above the clouds.
We took this excursion mainly because we wanted to see the crater and this one fit our schedule. The trip up the mountain was beautiful as well as the sunset. Please note that the sunset occurred on the cloud horizon, as you climb above the clouds to the crater. So don't worry if cloudy on the way up. We had time to climb to the top of the overlook before the sunset and got some beautiful pictures.
The weather started turning bad - rain, fog and cold - as we started out. We put rain slickers on and did the climb anyway. It was fun and of course it would have been much better if we could have seen the sunset BUT mother nature does not always give you what you want.