Haleakala National Park Tours
Visit Haleakalā National Park At The Summit Or Kipahulu Districts
Haleakala National Park
Today over one million people visit the Haleakala National Park each year – and not just for sunrise. This expansive national park* not only encompasses a 7 mile long, 3 mile wide, nearly 2,600 ft deep crater, but spills down the slopes over the eastern crater rim through the Kipahulu Valley to the Pools of Oheo along the road to Hana.
*Designated protected natural land
Visit the park on a sightseeing tour with a professional guide and driver. Go with a small group, large group or enjoy a private experience at sunrise, sunset, or doing the day.
Biking down the volcano is one of the most adventurous things you can do on the island. These tours start with a visit to the summit of Haleakala and a tour of the national park before starting a bike ride that starts at 6500ʻ and ends near the ocean. What a ride!
Hiking in Haleakala National Park is almost indescribable. In the valley, down Sliding Sands Trail, you will feel like itʻs another planet. We explore a number of trails in the park throughout the day and at sunset. Go sightseeing for wildlife too!
The summit views at the Visitor Center are breathtaking at any time of day, weather permitting. At an elevation of 10,000 ft. the weather can change quickly, bringing high winds, rain, bone-chilling cold, and even snow! The road leading to the summit is a winding switchback that ascends from sea level to 10,000 ft elevation in just 38 miles – the largest elevation change in the shortest distance on earth!
The park contains many endangered species not found anywhere else on the planet. They evolved in isolation for hundreds of thousands of years before the first Polynesians arrived around 1,000 years ago.
There is nothing like the Kipahulu section of Haleakala National Park. The famed Pools of Oheo (sometimes referred to as the Seven Sacred Pools) is a wonderful and safe spot for swimming along the road to Hana. The pools are located just past Hana at the end of the paved road. Make sure you plan your drive so you can get to the pools for ample swim time!
There are several ways to experience Haleakala National Park. If you’d like to see the sunrise you will need to make a reservation with the Park Service. Otherwise, you can visit it on a first-come-first-serve basis. There is normally plenty of parking during the rest of the day although sunset is getting busier. Kipahulu, the Pools at Oheo, accessible by traveling on the road to Hana, is also part of Haleakala National Park.