Haleakala, Iao Valley And Central Maui Day Tour With Pickup

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 9 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    6:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We pickup from most hotels on Maui: South (Makena, Wailea, Kihei), Central (Wailuku, Kahului) and West side (Kapalua, Napili, Kaanapali, Lahaina). Call our Call Center fo.. read more
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

See the best central Maui on this scenic and informative guided day trip, with hotel pickup and drop-off. Your knowledgeable local guide will take you to the volcanic Haleakala crater, Iao valley, the unique rocky pinnacle known as the Iao Needle and the historic town of Wailuku. Youll catch glimpses Mauis stunning landscape, learn about its agricultural history and explore otherworldly terrain at its parks on this experiential sightseeing tour.

Know More about this tour

Your 8-hour central Maui day trip begins with a pickup at your hotel. Meet your expert guide and get ready for an immersive look at many of Mauis unique highlights, including scenic drives through its valleys and agricultural regions, walks through its state and national parks, and a glimpse at the seat of its government.

Your day kicks off with dramatic views at Haleakala National Park, covering 33,000 acres of rocky, volcanic wilderness and home to a variety of wildlife. Summit Mauis 10,023-foot (3,007-meter) dormant volcano while learning about its geologic history on the driving ascent. Take in the tropical scenery and expansive views before driving on to the next piece of eye candy: the Iao Needle located in Iao valley state park.

The needle is a fascinating erosional pinnacle rising 1,200 feet (366 meters) from the Iao valley floor and surrounded by a volcanic crater. Walk along a short trail to a panoramic overlook and enjoy the view. Nearby, learn about the Kaahumanu Church, named after Queen Kaahumanu and erected in 1876. Spend 30-minutes admiring its architecture and views of Iao valley.

Next, get a dose of Hawaiian culture on a drive through the city of Wailuku, the seat of Mauis government and location of its historic state and federal buildings. Listen to your guide as you ride past Mauis famous flower farms, pineapple fields and sugar cane plantations. Be sure to bring your camera these are sights unlike anywhere else. At the end of the tour, you will be dropped off at your Maui hotel.

Inclusions

Transportation by air-conditioned motorcoach or mini-coach

Hotel pickup and drop off

Driver/guide

Local taxes

Entry/Admission - Haleakala Crater

Entry/Admission - Iao Valley State Monument

Exclusions

Food and drinks

Port pickup and drop-off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Iao Valley State Park will be closed indefinitely due to damage caused by heavy rain and flooding. Tours will still operate and alternate stops will be made.

Special Needs requests must be called in to the local supplier AT LEAST 1 week prior to tour date. All special needs requests are handled and accommodated on a situational basis.

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  • 02-Sep-2019

    Haleakala is stunning and well worth a visit. It is quite cool at that altitude so a good idea to take a light jacket. I hiked from where the tour bus stopped to the summit and it gave a better view of the crater. Iao Valley was also great. This tour takes up most of the day and you really only see two attractions being Haleakala and Iao Valley but because both are so beautiful it is worth booking this tour.

  • 21-Jan-2019

    This tour was okay, but not great. Haleakala itself was outstanding and the scenery at Iao valley was very nice, too. However, the length of the tour could have been much shorter -- transfers took a lot of time. No food or drink was provided (unlike some other tours in Maui). There was a lunch stop, but everyone had to pay for his or her food.

  • 21-Jan-2019

    This tour is operated by Polynesian Adventure Tours. This tour was very unorganized and disappointing. Overall we felt scammed. Viator advertises this tour as 9 hours and that is incorrect it was 6 hours. There were only two thirty minute stops and an hour and a half for lunch which was at a restaurant that was not even included. First our Tour guide Michael, forgot to pick up some people at a hotel and we had to wait around until they were dropped off at our first stop. Despite this being an error on the tour company, it cut into our tour time. The voucher clearly states that if you are not at your hotel for pickup the tour company will call your cell phone. Clearly that did not happen. At the Haleakala crater, we were only allowed to stop for 30 minutes. We were not taken to the summit while other tour groups were allowed. This made some people angry because they have been on these tours before and were allowed to go to the summit. The visitor center was closed due to the government shutdown. I understand this is beyond the tour companies control but no alternatives were planned. It was very rushed.The biggest scam was lunch which is advertised as central Maui We were told to bring money for lunch because it was not included. However we were forced to dine at a restaurant, pay for our own overpriced food with lousy service, and the tip was automatically included in the bill. This was insane!! We spent more time here then the other two stops. Finally we were taken to Iao valley and again it was very rushed. Before we were able to look around we were already due back at the bus and the tour guide looked very annoyed and kept looking at his watch. I would recommend going with another tour company to see the Haleakala crater and Iao Valley. I have been on many tours in many different places and this was the most disappointing tour. The sites were gorgeous but I was too disappointed from feeling scammed. I am not rich, I save my money to enjoy these once and a lifetime experiences and Polynesian adventure tours took advantage of that.

  • 27-Dec-2018

    This tour was enjoyable, and our guide, Judy, was fun and informative. It really cannot be called an ag tour, as we just drove through mostly fallow farmland, but the rest was as described - and the guide gave us lots of information and fun facts. Unfortunately the weather did not cooperate, and the crater at the top was completely engulfed in fog, but the trip was well worth it.

  • 11-Oct-2018

    Well organized tour in small group to visit central Maui away from the beaches. Our guide was very knowledgeable and made everything possible to make the day trip enjoyable.

  • 17-Feb-2018

    We really enjoyed our day on this tour. Our driver told wonderful stories and was a very nice man. So glad we could leave the driving to someone else while we enjoyed the view.

    The remaining comments are only for the company and I do not want to include in the review. We called the local phone number the day before our trip and were told that we would be picked up at our hotel at 6:30 rather than 600AM. But there must have been an automated phone system that left 1 message on our answering machine in Maui and 2 messages on our home phone machine in Seattle that our driver was waiting for us and was needing to leave without us. I find that a bit annoying that your system isn't in touch better with your local people. thanks

  • 27-Jan-2018

    Our tour guide was informative! She made our trip enjoyable.

  • 24-Jan-2018

    Perfect tour. Definitely wear very warm clothing. The wait in the cold, the very early rise....all worth the incredible view.

  • 31-Dec-2017

    The Day Trip was great! Uncle Charlie, the driver/tour guide is local and very knowledgeable.

  • 02-Dec-2017

    This was a wonderful tour and really worth the money. There was hotel pickup and drop off with food, snacks and drinks also provided. Our tour guide was excellent and stopped at all the viewing places on the way and also explained to us in detail all the roadside views too while driving with full attention. This tour should absolutely be a part of every Maui vacation....!!

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