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Haleakala, Iao Valley and Central Maui Day Tour

  • Experience the best of Maui on this comprehensive day tour
  • Summit Haleakala Crater in a comfortable vehicle
  • Learn lesser-known stories about local culture from your guide
Haleakala, Iao Valley and Central Maui Day Tour
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Haleakala, Iao Valley and Central Maui Day Tour
Even if you’re short on time, you can still see the best of Maui on this guided day tour. Effortlessly summit the dormant volcano of Haleakala Crater for lush, sweeping views, admire the dramatic Iao Needle in Iao Valley State Park, and visit the historic Kaahumanu Church to learn about the late Hawaiian monarchy. Finally, see Wailuku, the charming seat of Maui County.
What to Expect
Your day trip begins with a pickup from your Maui hotel. Meet your guide and settle in to an air-conditioned vehicle for the drive upcountry to Haleakala National Park.

Covering 33,000 acres of rocky, volcanic wilderness, the park offers dramatic views. Summit the 10,023-foot (3,007-meter) dormant Haleakala volcano by vehicle while learning about its geological history, and local legends from your guide.

Next head to Iao Valley State Park where Iao Needle rises 1,200 feet (366 meters) from the valley floor. Walk along a short trail to an overlook. Nearby, visit Kaahumanu Church, named after one of Hawaii's monarchs, Queen Kaahumanu.

Finally, journey through the city of Wailuku, county seat of Maui and home to historic buildings, the details of which your guide explains before you continue on past flower farms, pineapple fields, and sugar cane plantations.

Your tour concludes with a drop-off at your Maui hotel.
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1 - 5 of 6 reviews

Reviewed 12 June 2018
IAO NEEDLE worth the effort to see

It is easy to reach the Iao Valley and see the famous needle, a volcanic formation (what else) at the site of the famous battle that united the islands under one king. There are a lot of steps to the top of the highest viewing...More

4  Thank Nate W
Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

Amazing tour, make sure to stay warm. It’s cold up there. But your tour guide will provide you with hot coffee on the bus, just in case

2  Thank Bak021975
Reviewed 2 April 2018
Good tour, poor service.

I booked the Best of Maui tour for my wife and I before we left Australia, At the time of booking I was asked where we were staying in Lahaina. I advised and was then given a pick up point and time, 6.45am. We arrived...More

3  Thank MrThrill
KainaluK, Manager at Gray Line - Polynesian Adventure Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2018

Mahalo for the detailed feedback on your tour experience, we appreciate your compliments of your tour driver. Our tour pickups include most Maui hotels and on the occasion guests are not staying at one of these hotels, we ask that they meet at an alternate...More

Reviewed 22 February 2018
10,000 ft high!

We experienced sunset view. Weather on Dec 26th were hot under mountain, but once you get on top of mountain there is big changes. Super freezing you've ever experience before (maybe because we are from California). But anyway view is super beautiful. You can see...More

1  Thank Jung Eun C
Reviewed 7 February 2018 via mobile
You can go by your own

You don’t have to spend money in a tour that is better you do by yourself. Excellent place and be prepared is very cold.More

2  Thank Hellen S
KainaluK, Manager at Gray Line - Polynesian Adventure Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 13 February 2018

Aloha Hellen, We are glad that you enjoyed Haleakala but are sorry to hear that your expectations of the tour were not met. Our experienced driver guides are committed to offering exceptional tour experiences that enhance guest experiences with live narration combined with the best...More

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Response from Bak021975 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Basically it’s about 1 hour ride to the summit, it’s really cold at sunrise, you need to be dressed up like you would in snowy, winter day in NY, after 9-10 am it warms up a little at summit, but down the valley it’s warm... More