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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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No, reservations are not required for sunset at Haleakala. If you’re unable to get sunrise reservations no worries! Just download our sunset tour and stay to watch the sun go down!
Dress warmly in layers for the Haleakala sunset. Temperatures drop significantly in the park, especially at high altitudes. We recommend you bring a jacket, hat, gloves, and blankets. You’ll also want to bring water and snacks.
Yes, but it depends on where you go. West Maui, including Lahaina, Nāpili, Kāʻanapali, and Kapalua is currently closed to visitors through mid-October. You can visit other parts of Maui including Haleakala National Park. Please be respectful on yo...
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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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.