Haleakala and Central Maui
Vendor: Poly Ad Tours Maui
Category: Land Tours - Haleakala
Location: Maui


Experience Mauis highlights on this laid-back journey showcasing natures finery, historic landmarks, and charming country towns. Haleakala is truly magnificent in the daytime hours while bathed in sunlight which brings its steep slopes to center stage and when endemic wildlife freely roam the landscape. Leisurely observe Nene geese in their native habitat and discover the secret of the rare Silversword plant.

Well stop Makawao town where you can browse unique shops and galleries. Known for its sunny weather and relaxed vibe, Makawao is the place to be. Make a brief stop at Kula Marketplace for one-of-a-kind gift shopping and a light snack.

After a short walk past a meandering stream through a forest full of native Hawaiian plants, gaze high above at the iconic Iao Needle a natural outcropping jutting from the mountain side; covered in emerald green vegetation and towering 1,200 feet over Iao valley. The valley is rich in history as a former ancient burial site for Hawaiis royalty.


  • Haleakala National Park is home to over 1,000 different species of plant life. During the 38-mile drive up the dormant volcano, youll see the magnificent Silversword plant, found nowhere else on earth, and pass ancient sacred locations, and breathtaking views from the safety and comfort of your mini coach.
  • Haleakala was formed approximately 1 million years ago through the building of layers upon layers of flowing lava. It has been a sacred location for Polynesian people who settled on the island 400-650 A.D.
  • Haleakala Visitor Center, at 9,740 feet elevation was constructed in 1936 and is a small stone structure on the edge of a cliff.
  • Experience Climate and Topographical Changes as you gently glide through the varying elevations. Keep an eye out for the rare Nene Goose.
  • Views of Kula come into focus when approaching the open country slopes of the district meet agricultural land in this rustic region, home to early Portuguese and Chinese immigrant plantation workers.
  • Iao Valley, a dense rainforest and ancient battleground, it was a burial site for ancient Hawaiian royalty. The iconic, greenery covered Iao Needle towers 1,200 feet above the valley floor. (Temporarily closed for construction until April 15th, 2023. A temporary stop will be made at Kula Marketplace until the Valley is open again to the public.)


  • Round Trip Hotel Transfers
  • Lively tour narration by delightful, knowledgeable driver guide
  • All Admission Fees
  • Scenic 38-mile driving ascent of Haleakala


  • Availability: Wednesday Only
  • Time: 6:00 AM to 2:45 PM
  • Location: Transportation from most Maui hotels in included
  • Duration: approximaltey 8 hours and 45 minutes


  • This tour is not recommended for guests with heart or respiratory conditions that may be exacerbated due to high altitude. People who have gone scuba diving should wait 72 hours before going on this tour. This tour is operated on rough, winding roads. It is not recommended for pregnant women or those with back or motion problems.
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Child 3-11Yrs$116.00
Children 2Yrs Under/lap Child$0.00