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Maui

SUNSET AND STARGAZING HALEAKALA TOUR

Description

A sunset atop Haleakala — known as house of the sun in Hawaiian — is pure magic. You’ll be walking on sunshine, that is of course until the stars come out. Then, weather permitting, you’ll behold some of the best stargazing in the world. You'll be so close to the stars you'll swear you can touch them!

Here are just a few of the fun things you can do on the tour!

•⁠ Watch the sunset atop Mt. Haleakala
•⁠ Look for constellations at Haleakala's summit
•⁠ Hike the Hosmer Grove or Sliding Sands trails
•⁠ Visit a lavender or dairy farm
•⁠ Walk through historic Makawao Town

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
Recommended Start Time: Around 12:00 p.m. (check sunset times in advance)
Tour Starting Point(s): Kahului
Direction: Loop, ending where you began — all stops are on your way up the mountain

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​Features

  • Beaches

  • Views

  • Hikes

  • Snorkeling

  • Local Food

  • Storytelling

Tour Stops

  • Pukalani Town

    Pukalani Town

  • 34 Makawao Steak house

    Makawao Town

  • 42 Trees at Hosmer

    Hosmer Grove - Nature Trail

  • 28 halemau'u trail view

    Halemau'u Crater Hike

  • 35 Leleiwi view

    Leleiwi Overlook

  • 33 kalahaku view

    Kalahaku Overlook

  • Pa Ka'oao Trail

    Pa Ka'oao Trail

  • 32 red hill with people

    Red Hill Summit

  • hike - sliding 2

    Sliding Sands Trail

  • 63 safety precautions & narrow road

    Drive Down The Mountain

  • Haleakala Valley View

    Final Viewpoint

  • Upcountry West Maui

    Upcountry Farms

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SUNSET AND STARGAZING HALEAKALA TOUR

Tour FAQ’s

Where does the Sunset and Stargazing Haleakala tour go?

This tour begins in Kahului and guides you through the park making stops along the way. Once you’ve reached the summit we’ll guide you back to Kahului with stories. Here are some of the popular spots you can explore on the tour!

  • Makawao Town
  • Hosmer Grove Trail 
  • Pa Ka’oao Trail 
  • Sliding Sands Trails
  • Kalahaku Overlook
  • Leleiwi Overlook
  • Halemau’u Trail
  • Historic Makawao Town

For help planning your day check out our Sunset and Stargazing Haleakala National Park suggested itinerary and here's everything you need to know before you go

What should I pack for the Sunset and Stargazing Haleakala tour?

Here’s our packing list for this tour. It may seem a little long, but remember, what you bring depends on the activities you choose to do for the day. 

  • Jacket, Layers, Blanket: temperatures can drop below freezing at the summit
  • Sneakers 
  • Hiking Clothes 
  • Water Bottle 
  • Towel 
  • Bathing Suit 
  • Sandals 
  • Sunscreen 
  • Sun Glasses and/or Hat 
  • Snacks 
  • Cash 
  • Car Charger *Very Important*
  • Phone Mount 

What should I budget for the Sunset & Stargazing Haleakala tour?

There's only one major fee on this tour, and that's the $30 entrance fee to Haleakala National Park. However, if you plan on grabbing lunch before you enter the park in plan to spend about $15 per person. 

Can I join the Sunset and Stargazing Haleakala tour along the route?

Yes! Feel free to join the tour along the route. Just make sure that you follow the numbers in chronological order from where you are starting from. If you don’t begin at one of the tour starting points you’ll miss a few stories, but you’ll still have a great experience.

Can I take the tour in the opposite direction?

No, the tour starts and ends in Kahului. If you’d like to begin this tour at Haleakala National Park you can join the tour along the route, but you’ll miss out on some stories.

What time is the sunset?

It depends on the time of year, but sunset in the winter (October-March) is between 5:30 p.m. and 6:15 p.m. and in the summer (April-September) it’s between 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. We recommend you double check the night before your visit.

Please note, if you’re staying in West Maui at one of the resorts in Lahaina, Kaanapali or Kapalua it takes about 45 minutes to reach the start of the tour in Kahului and then, depending on the stops you make, it takes about 2-3 hours to reach the summit. This tour is designed with no stops on the way back with the expectation you’ll be driving at night.


Other Questions? Contact Us!

Still have questions? Send us an email at aloha@shakaguide.com or give us a call on 1-888-250-2261.

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