We did a private tour to Haleakala Crater and Iao Valley and it was one of the best tours we’ve ever been on. Wendy was our tour guide and she was absolutely incredible. We were traveling with young kids and Wendy was extremely accommodating and patient and kept the kids engaged the entire time.
Maui Two-Volcano Trip
Private Haleakala Tour with Beautiful Vistas
Discover the Rainforest at Iao Valley
Discover the Beauty & Legends of Maui’s Two Volcanoes
Join us on this unforgettable Maui day trip where you will learn about the history, geology, nature, and culture on the legendary Hawaiian island as we delve into Haleakala, also known as The House of the Sun. On this tour, you will get to see Maui’s two volcanoes as well as experience the incredible diversity of the island’s landscapes – you’ll go through as many climate zones and environments as if you were to drive from Mexico to Canada! Come and experience the breathtaking beauty of Haleakala National Park before we head on to Iao Valley State Park and the famous Iao Needle for a taste of lush rainforest.
- $795 for 1-2 pax
- $165 for each additional passenger
- Entrance fees to Haleakala National Park & Iao Valley
- Juices & soda
- Hot beverages
- Rain ponchos
- Reef-safe sunscreen
For sunset option:
- Camping chairs
- Hand warmers
- 8 am
For sunset option upon request:
- April 21 to September 20: 1 pm
- September 21 to April 20: 12 pm
- We’ll pick you up from your hotel, cruise ship harbor, airport, or meet you at a park & ride.
- Ask for details/select your pick-up option in the booking form.
- Pick-up fee applies for West side locations.
Every day, year-round
Lunch: no-host lunch at local restaurant
For sunset option: +$20pp for pupu platter/dinner, or no-host dinner at local restaurant
What to bring
- Warm clothes
- Comfortable walking shoes
- Beach towels
Marvel at the amazing moonscape-like scenery from the summit of Haleakala - Maui's two volcanoes
Find the unique and endangered silversword plant
Explore the lush stream-cut valley of Iao and its towering green cliffs
See the famous Iao needle as we take the beautiful Iao Valley State Park
Incredible seasonal birding & whaling experiences
What You'll Do
We start the day by heading straight up to the summit of Haleakala, Maui’s 10,023-ft volcano. It’s often chilly up there, between 20 and 40 degrees less than at the coastline, so don’t forget your hoodie and/or jacket!
We take our time at the summit to marvel at the amazing moonscape-like scenery, peer into the “crater,” catch sight of the Big Island’s Mauna Kea across the channel, and find the unique silversword plant. We can stop at several lookout points to get different views. If we’re lucky, we may come across a pair of resident Nene, which is the threatened native Hawaiian goose and the official state bird!
Afterward, we could go for a short forest walk to find our colorful endemic birds—if you’re a true birder though, we recommend you book our dedicated Birding tour.
We then make our way down the mountain and recommend a stop for a farm-to-table, no-host lunch at either the Ocean Vodka Cafe or the popular Cafe O Lei at the Mill House, located at the Maui Tropical Plantation. During whale season, a great alternative is the Seascape Restaurant at Ma’alaea harbor, as you can whale watch while having lunch. But ultimately, the lunch location is up to you, so let us know if you have a preference!
In the afternoon, we start our Iao Valley tour (pronounced Ee-ya-oh) and spend some time strolling at the base of towering green cliffs, see the famous Iao Needle. We may dip our toes in the fresh, cold stream, and check out the cultural gardens at Kepaniwai Park.
We offer the option of starting later in the day, so you can experience the Haleakala Sunset, in which case we would start at Iao Valley, then head to Haleakala Summit. Sunset option is available by request: please give us a call to inquire about availability.
See What Our Previous Guests Say
We had a wonderful tour of Haleakala and other sites on Maui. The tour was very informative and flexible and flexible to see what our group wanted to see. Our guide was great and we had a lot of fun.