Haleakala Private Tours

Haleakala & Upcountry or Iao Valley

Duration

Approx. 8 Hours

Capacity

Up to 11
Mini 4 years old

Rates

$745 for 1-2 passengers
$160 per additional guest

Includes

National Park Entrance Fee,
Iao Valley Entrance Fee,
Water, Snacks

Head up to the House of the Sun!

We are privileged to be one of the only two private tour companies allowed to take you into Haleakala National Park! On this tour, you head up above the clouds to 10,023ft for breathtaking views of the islands (literally-the air is thin up there!). After that, you can choose to spend the rest of the day in Maui's scenic countryside and visit local farms, or head to Maui's other volcano for a taste of the rainforest and to check out the famous Iao Needle.

Tour highlights:

  • Haleakala National Park, views into the "crater"
  • 10,023 summit Pu'u 'ula'ula, or Red Hill observation point
  • Silversword endemic plants
  • Pa Ka'oao, or White Hill trail
  • National Park's Visitor Centers
  • Kalahaku overlook
  • Hosmer's Grove Nature trail, endemic birds

 

Iao Valley option:

  • Iao Valley State Park
  • Iao Needle
  • Kepaniwai Cultural Gardens
  • Maui Tropical Plantation
Upcountry option:

  • Lavender farm
  • Kula Botanical Gardens
  • Ocean vodka distillery
  • Surfing Goat Dairy farm
  • Chocolate & Coffee tour
  • Maui Pineapple tour
  • Kula Country Farms

Separate entrance fees & reservations apply to some of these farms. Contact us for more details.

 

Other possible stops:

  • Pa'ia town
  • Ho'okipa Beach Park, turtles & surfers

Notes

Lunch can be enjoyed at a local restaurant of your choice. Depending on the final itinerary, we recommend: The Mill House, Kula Bistro, Hali'imaile General Store, Ulupalakua Ranch, Cafe Mambo, Pa'ia Fish Market…

All our itineraries are unique and custom-tailored to your personal needs. Contact us before your tour, so we can craft the best itinerary just for you!

Haleakala Hiking

Duration

Approx. 8 Hours

Capacity

Up to 11
Mini 12 years old

Rates

$745 for 1-2 passengers
$160 per additional guest

Includes

National Park Entrance Fee,
Water, Snacks,
Picnic Lunch

Go take a hike in a volcano!

Thanks to our sister company Explore Maui Nature, we are one of the only two private tour companies with a permit to hike into the National Park. Bring your hiking shoes and hit the trails into Haleakala's spectacular "crater." This is a private tour, so you get to decide how much or how little you want to hike-no pressure!

Tour highlights:

  • Haleakala National Park, views into the "crater"
  • 10,023 summit Pu'u 'ula'ula, or Red Hill observation point
  • Silversword endemic plants
  • Sliding Sands, or Keonehe'ehe'e trail
  • Halemau'u trail
  • Picnic lunch
  • National Park's Visitor Centers
  • Hosmer's Grove Nature trail, endemic birds

Notes

Appropriate clothing and footwear is required. Synthetic layered shirts and pants (no blue jeans, no cotton), cold weather sweater & rain jacket, and sturdy closed-toe walking shoes (no sandals, sneakers are acceptable). If you need a rain jacket or backpack, let us know!

This tour requires intermediate fitness levels: while we can adjust the duration of the hike, you must be able to hike unassisted on rough terrain, at high elevation and in unpredictable weather.

Private Birding Tour

Duration

7-8 Hours

Capacity

Up to 11
Mini 10 years old

Rates

$745 for 1-2 passengers
$160 per additional guest

Includes

National Park Entrance Fee
Water, Snacks,
Picnic Lunch, Binoculars

Discover Maui's Unique Birdlife

This tour is for all the birders, bird lovers and other wildlife enthusiasts who want to discover Maui's unique species and hopefully add a few to their "life list." We will look for the endemic honeycreepers inside Haleakala National Park, then head to the wetlands in search of shore birds, and end the tour with a golf course for a few more migrants and alien species not commonly found on the mainland.

Tour highlights:

  • Haleakala National Park
  • 10,023 summit Pu'u 'ula'ula, or Red Hill observation point
  • Silversword endemic plants
  • Possible sightings of Nene, Pueo, Chukar
  • National Park's Visitor Centers
  • Hosmer's Grove Nature trail, endemic birds
  • Picnic lunch
  • Kealia National Wildlife Refuge
  • Kamehameha Golf Course

Notes

You are welcome to use our binoculars, hiking poles, & rain ponchos.

Bring layered and warm clothing as the weather at elevation can be 20 to 40 cooler than at sea level and is highly unpredictable.

Comfortable walking shoes and a rain jacket are also recommended.