Sunrise at Haleakala National Park: Audio Tour Guide

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Haleakala means house of the sun. It’s one of the best places on the island to watch the sunrise. We’ll guide you to the summit with legends and history of this sacred spot, just in time for sunrise.


  • Watch the sunrise atop Mt. Haleakala
  • Hike the Hosmer Grove or Sliding Sands trails
  • Visit a lavender or dairy farm
  • Walk through historic Makawao Town


You'll feel like your on top of the world as you watch the sunrise on Haleakala -- it's truly an awe-inspiring experience. Let us guide you there with stories and legends along the way! Our Sunrise at Haleakala National Park Tour uses GPS to give you turn-by-turn directions to the best spots in the park! With Shaka Guide, you have the freedom to explore on your own terms -- visit the sites you want and skips the ones you don't. Tour Stops: Pukalani Town Mount Haleakala Red Hill - Summit Sliding Sands Trail Pa Ka’oao Trail Kalahaku Overlook Leleiwi Overlook Halemau'u Crater Hike Hosmer Grove National Park Entrance Sign Final Viewpoint Upcountry Farms Makawao Town *Download the Shaka Guide app to access your purchased tours.*


Hours of audio narration with stories, travel tips and music Audio narration that plays automatically as you drive Turn-by-turn directions using GPS Freedom to explore at your own pace Tour highlights with activity and restaurant recommendations Offline map (no wifi or data needed) Tours NEVER expire Take the tour when you want Tour Start is Customizable

Important Information

  • *Download the Shaka Guide app to access your purchased tours.* -You must make an online reservation and pay $1 if you’re visiting the park for sunrise (between 3 a.m. and 7 a.m.). You can make that reservation here. Pack warm clothes -- temperatures can drop below freezing at the summit. (no joke!) -The tour starts and ends in Kahului. This is about a 2-hour drive from the resort areas of Kaanapali and Lahaina in West Maui. -There’s nowhere to buy food in the park. Pack a picnic or eat before you go. Entrance to Haleakala National Park is $30 per car -- you can pay with cash or credit. -The sun rises at about 7 a.m. in the winter and 5:30 a.m. in the summer. -Expect to spend about 4-6 hours on the tour. -We recommend starting from Kahului around 4:30 a.m. (depending on the time of year)

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