Haleakala Adventure in Honolulu, HI

Polynesian AdventuresHighway 32Wailuku, Maui, HI 96793
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Overview

Offered by Polynesian Adventure Tours, the Haleakala, Central Maui and Iao Valley Tour features a narrated tour of Haleakala and the Iao Needle — a nature-made rock in Iao Valley State Park, and a visit to Wailuku Town. Guests can enjoy a complimentary Maui hotel pickup, admission to the Haleakala National Park, views of scenic flower farms and sugar cane plantations, and more.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Wailuku, Maui Travel Experts
  • Tour duration: approx. 8 hours long.
  • Admission is included to the Haleakala National Park.
  • Hotel transportation provided.
  • Spend an hour at Iao Valley State Park and Iao Needle.

Description

from Haleakala, Central Maui and Iao Valley Tour
This Hawaii tour will take you to Maui's famous dormant volcano, the spectacular House of the Sun, Mount Haleakala Crater. Travel through bucolic Upcountry Kula Area to the 10,043' summit at Haleakala National Park, the Visitor Center and Pu`u Ula`ula Overlook.

Once you have come down from Mt. Haleakala's majestic heights, your adventure continues with your tour guide introducing you to the sights and communities that make Maui so unforgettable. Lovers of nature know that Maui is home to many special and unique flora such as the protea blossoms (in season) and rare silverswords plants. While venturing on the island, you may get the chance to meet several unique species of birds, such as our beloved and cherished Hawaii State bird, the Nene Goose.

After taking in the natural beauty Maui has to offer, your tour guide will introduce you to the picturesque town of Wailuku which is known for its sugar cane fields and the prized landmark of Ka`ahumanu Church. Another feature on this tour is the scenic drive to soaring `Iao Valley State Park. You will learn the history and legends that make this island magical!

Please note that the order of stops is subject to change but all of these locations are included on your tour. The sightseeing stop along Maui range from 15 to 40 minutes apart. There are plenty of restroom stops along the way and at each location stop.

Pick Up/Drop Off Time & Location:
Hotel Pick-ups begin at 6:00 am
Hotel return 4:00 pm (approximately)

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Chris H
Columbia, Maryland
"“The Best of Maui Tour”==Underwhelming tour--not worth the cost--most disappointing tour of the cruise"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed March 01, 2020
Took "The Best of Maui" tour from Polynesian Adventure Tours via Norwegian Cruise Lines and the Pride of America on a Monday in early February Iao Needle State Park was very pretty. Spent about 20 minutes there. Over 100 steps to climb to get near the needle. Clean portapotties available (4 stars). The Maui tropical planation tram tour was totally underwhelming. Short tram tour through demonstration planation fields with about a 10 minute stop to see a coconut husking demonstration. Trams are covered so we were mostly protected from the occasional showers. To enter and exit the planation tour, we had to walk through the store. In addition, there were numerous other opportunities to buy food or drinks. Essentially just a stop for us to spend money. Disappointing considering what this tour cost from NCL. More to see in tropical gardens there but we had no time. Ok but just not worth wasting time for after traveling 6000 miles. Go see something else. (1 star) Maui Ocean Center was very nice but we had too little time here (about 2 ½ hours). A sit-down lunch was included but totally disorganized and took about an hour. That left only 90 minutes or so to see the MOC. We decided to see their 3D whale experience at 1230 but so many people were in line we had to wait until 1pm to get in. The show was excellent but that left us only 40 minutes to see the rest of the MOC. Not enough time. (4 stars) Overall, this Polynesian Adventure Tours/NCL tour was Ok but not great. Iao was worth seeing. The Tropical Planation should be dropped completely and the time spent at the MOC instead. Even drop the included lunch at the MOC and let us forage instead or spend the lunch hour touring the MOC.
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cathielegaspi
Chula Vista, California
"Kaua'i Movie Adventure Tour"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed February 23, 2020
Took the Movie Adventure tour on Kauai, lots of interesting spots and stops to take pictures. Lunch was informal at a small restaurant that was used in the movie The Descendants in Hanalei.
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sandyfos
Riverside, California
"Haleakala Sunrise with breakfast"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 23, 2020
This is a 8 hours trip and start about 2am Our tour bro Preston pick up everyone on time by their resided Hotel, Condo, Timeshare etc.. Multiple stops for restroom break, coffee. Take about 2 hours drive up. Preston is fun, patience with a lot of Maui info to share... not just for this tour. Sunrise is aaaamazing. Of course, expect windy and cold or even rain.... mother nature rule. Drive down is smooth, Preston tell Maui stories from astronauts to best bar in Maui. Everyone is entertained by his knowledge. Hot Breakfast after trip put a pause of the tour. Then the tour bus bring everyone back. Great experience and will use Polyasian again.
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glenn p
Winnipeg, Canada
"Sunset tour of haleakala volcano "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 16, 2020
Had a great time on the sunset tour. Judy was our guide and she was a lot of fun. Very knowledgeable and very funny The sunset was amazing . Who can say they spent valentine's day with your wife on top of a volcano watching the sunset. Bravo judy for a great day.
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Stagemom3
Duarte, California
"Haleakala Sunset Tour"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 09, 2020
We decided to take the sunset tour. Our driver was very pleasant and informative telling us stories and facts about the island. We stopped at a general store along the way. The store had snacks and souvenirs for purchase. When we arrived at the top, we had plenty of time to view the crater and surrounding areas. Even with the clouds, we watched the beautiful sunset. After the sunset, we went to dinner at Cafe O' Lei. Food was good and plentiful.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Haleakala, Central Maui and Iao Valley Tour

Is hotel transportation available?
Yes. Hotel transportation is provided from major Maui hotels. We are not permitted to pick up in residential areas or at B&B's. Please call the phone number on your e-Ticket to confirm and arrange your hotel transportation for the tour.

Does the tour have any physical restrictions?

Yes. This tour is operated on very rough, winding roads. It is not recommended for pregnant women or those with back or motion problems.

How long is the tour?
Approximately 8 hours long.

Is food provided?
No. Guests may bring snacks or cash to purchase snacks along the way.