Known primarily for its dramatic sunrises and sunsets, Haleakala Crater is the world's largest dormant volcano, forming more than 75 percent of the island of Maui. Over a million years old, the volcano is locally known as the "House of the Sun," its tallest peak rising up to 3,055 m (10,023 ft) above sea level. You can reach the summit, gaze into the crater, or walk across its floor by hiking up a series of rugged trails. Though there's little chance of an eruption, you must be extremely careful on the steep and often treacherous paths. Check the weather before you go and dress appropriately for cold temperatures at the summit. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Haleakala Crater and many more Haleakala National Park attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Haleakala National Park online trip itinerary planner.
Tours To Haleakala Crater
Hana and Haleakala Maui Helicopter Tour with Cliffside Landing BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $285
Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes
Maui Haleakala Sunrise Bike Tour with Pickup BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $249
Duration: 8 hours
East Maui 45-minute Helicopter Tour over Haleakala Crater BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $227
Duration: 45 minutes
Haleakala Crater Reviews
This ia a huge volcano! It's like many volcanos, not just one. The interior is very cold, due to the elevation, on a cloudy day, but as the clouds go, it really heats up. Definitely, layer for this... more »
There are so many varieties of things to do at Haleakala Crater depending on one’s capacity and time available. Some preplanning is well worth before making this long trip. Parking at the summit... more »
If you do one thing in Maui ... let this be it! Did the sunset and it was just ... wow... peaceful and expansive
Beautiful sunset!!! Plan for cold and wind, but amazing view. Stay after sunset to watch the stars from above the clouds.
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