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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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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.
Reviews (117)
1 - 5 of 9 reviews
Reviewed 8 December 2018
Great Tour - Could have been much better

I liked this tour very much. Hoku , our guide was great. She was very cheerful, funny and knowledgeable. Haleakala and Iao Valley saved this tour. They were breathtaking. But, the Tour did not have any thing else other than these two. I had so...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank BalajiArunagiry
KainaluK, Manager at Gray Line - Polynesian Adventure Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 10 December 2018

We are glad to hear that you enjoyed Haleakala and Iao Valley and found them both breathtaking. The highlights of the Best of Maui Tour are those two main scenic attractions with a drive through Wailuku Town and a stop for lunch in Makawao Town....More

Reviewed 7 December 2018
Sights great tour not so much

There are 4 companies allowed to do tours in Haleakala. I'm told 3 are bike tours so don't know if this only option or not. Wanted day tour to see terrain and view below. Many switchback turns. Loved feeling above the clouds. Not much interaction...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank scampi745
Reviewed 14 September 2018
Polynesian Adventure Tour - Haleakala Central Maui

I was asked to be ready by 6:25 AM, and I was. However, the driver didn’t arrive for 25 minutes. The shuttle driver who arrived to pick me up at the hotel spent a fair amount of time complaining about his work experience on the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank dougelburn
Reviewed 11 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

Date of experience: May 2018
6  Thank Nate W
Reviewed 6 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
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12 August 2018|
Response from Bak021975 | Reviewed this property |
Hi I think it will be about 1-2 hours at the top to see the sunrise, but also you bus driver will make coupe to few stops down the road back to valley.
5 August 2018|
Response from Bak021975 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, we did not use cruise, we just stayed in Maui for a week, so I have no idea
23 June 2018|
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Response from WYPY | Reviewed this property |
Sweatshirt and light jacket is fine. I do not remember what time we got back. But the tour was well worth the money very very interesting
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