Are Meals Included In This Private Tour?
There are no meals or food included on this tour. We encourage you to bring your own or we can stop at a variety of places to get a meal during your tour.
This Maui tour starts at sea level and continues up to Haleakalā, the Hawaiian word for “house of the sun.” This stunning sacred mountain, rising 10,023 feet above sea level, draws visitors worldwide. Leave the driving to us and discover Hawaiian culture and natural beauty—all sharing the slopes of this resplendent dormant volcano.
Your private volcano tour then moves on to the ‘Īao Valley State Monument, the sunken caldera of Maui’s western shield volcano, where you can view a 2,200-foot natural basalt tower used as a watchtower by Hawaiian warriors. Tradition denotes the ‘Īao Valley as an ali‘i burial site that houses the remains of the high chiefs, making the ‘Īao Valley State Monument another uniquely Hawaiian sacred spot.
Entrance into Haleakalā National Park
Pu’u’ula’ula (Haleakalā summit)
Haleakalā Visitor Center
Cloud Forest – 100-year-old grove of cedar, pine, spruce, and eucalyptus
‘Īao Valley State Monument
Kuka’emoku (‘Īao Needle basalt tower)
8:50AM – Check-in Kahului
9:00AM – Head up the Haleakala Hawaii
9:40AM – Enjoy views from the ranchlands
10:30AM – Arrive At Summit Area, walk up Pa Kaʻoao Trail
11:00AM – Check out the Summit Observatory
12:00PM – Enjoy light refreshment
12:30PM – Stroll through a cloud forest
1:30PM – Stop at food trucks for lunch on your own
3:00PM – Arrive at Iao Valley
4:30PM – Leave Iao Valley
5:00PM – Return To Kahului
8-Hour Private Haleakala & Iao Volcano Quest From Kahului
|AdultPrice Per Person | 16+ years of age||$325.00|
|ChildPrice Per Person - 3 - 15 years old||$325.00|
|Infants2 and younger||FREE|
Opportunity for a lunch at food trucks. We provide a snack of fresh pineapple and banana bread.
Guests must be able to walk up to one mile on uneven terrain. The high altitude could cause breathing difficulties and complicate some health conditions, including heart and respiratory. If you suffer from either of these conditions, we require you to submit a doctor’s written clearance before joining the tour. Please let us know if you are pregnant, so we can better ensure your safety. We require visitors to inspect their footwear and remove dirt, seeds, and debris before entering the tour vehicle.
We honor a 100% refund for cancellations up to 72 hours prior to the activity date. We cannot refund reservations canceled within 72 hours.
One of two volcanic mountains making up the island of Maui, Haleakalā is the most significant popular scenic vantage point in Upcountry Maui. Haleakalā’s crater formed over eons as the mountaintop eroded. A testament to nature, Haleakala Crater offers many photography opportunities with its stunning panoramic views and unique flora and fauna.
Learn about Hawaii and its people through the Haleakalā Visitor Center cultural and natural history exhibits. Enjoy the amenities and purchase books, maps, and posters available through the Hawaii Pacific Parks Association.
Talk with naturalists who can answer your questions to enhance your understanding and appreciation of Maui, the volcanoes that formed it, and the native Hawaiians who inhabit it.
Kuka’emoku, a natural rock formation protruding from the valley’s floor, is a volcanic remnant. A green-covered basaltic pillar, the ‘Īao Needle stands at 2,250 feet above sea level, 1,200 feet from the valley floor. Known by native Hawaiians as Kuka’emoku, this phallic stone of Kanaloa, the Hawaiian god of the ocean, was traditionally used as a natural altar. The Pu’u Kukui Crater surrounds this magnificent pillar.
Used as a lookout in times of war, it was the site of a famous battle in 1790 when King Kamehameha continued to pursue unification and defeated the Maui army.