Sunrise Mountain Tour
Haleakala [meaning ‘House of the Sun’] is the world's largest dormant volcano whose summit rises to more than 10,000 feet.
Guided Sunrise Mountain Tours are available to take you to see spectacular views of the sunrise from the top of Maui’s highest mountain at Haleakala National Park.
A guided tour will save you from having to drive to the top of Haleakala mountain yourself. On this tour you can relax as a van or bus picks you up between two and three in the morning to be on time to see the first light as it rises at this majestic spot.
During the journey you will learn about the history, mythology and the culture of the ancient volcano which climbs from sea level to 10,000 feet.
Arrive in the darkness of night. Experience the quite blanketed in the darkness juust before you witness the magic of the first light as it rises inside the giant crater and as it stretches across the sky lighting the day with spectacular views and vistas clear down to the sea. Sometimes on particularly clear days you can even see the big island in the distance more than 500 miles away.
The trip back down the road from the summit has spectacular views of the ocean and of Maui, including views of Maui’s other mountain, the West Maui Mountain.
If you decide to experience this sunrise tour, it might be best to schedule it for the first few days after you arrive on Maui if you are coming from North America. Because of the three to six hour time difference from west or the east coast. Making it easier for the early morning wake up call.
TWO TYPE OF TOURS TO SEE THE SUNRISE:
VAN OR BUS SUNRISE EXCURSION
An early morning excursion that takes you up to see the sunrise and allows some time to visit the Haleakala National Park. Then continues back down the long and winding road stopping along the way to take in the sights and to take pictures of the spectacular view.
SUNRISE PLUS BIKE DOWNHILL
A sunrise-bike tour takes you up to see the sunrise and then provides you with a bike. With a guide in the front setting the pace and a van behind carrying all your gear you can experience the mountain's splendor at a slower pace. Taking in the sweeping views and amazing vistas on this unique early morning adventure.
SUNRISE EXCURSION TOUR COMPANIES:
Haleakala Sunrise Described by Mark Twain.
Sunrise Excursion with POLYNESIAN ADVENTURES
Sunrise Excursion with HALEAKALA
SUNRISE-BIKE TOUR COMPANIES:
Sunrise-Bike tour with MAUI DOWNHILL
Sunrise-Bike tour with MOUNTAIN RIDERS
Sunrise-Bike tour with HALEAKALA BIKE
Haleakala -- Video.
Sunrise Timetable: varies from about 6 AM in summer to 7 AM in winter.
Humor of Sunrise Seen from a Mountaintop by Mark Twain .
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