Trekking At Haleakala: Elevation 10000 Feet And 11 Mile Challenge - Maui

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 8 Hrs
  • Departure Time :
    Pickup times can be adjusted to your needs.
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Area hotels and cruise ships. Returns to original departure point.
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

There is no better way to experience Haleakal National Park than on your own two feet. Your trained guides will hike you through some of the most spectacular scenery in the world. Once you start hiking you will be lost in the wonders which you would only be able to experience at the tallest mountain in Maui.

Highlights

  • Close encounter with wildlife
  • Get up-close to native wildlife
  • Free drinks included
  • Lunch included
  • Small-group tour

Know More about this tour

Haleakala National Park is Mauis most-visited attraction, considered a sacred spot by many locals, bringing in 1.3 million visitors annually. Haleakala, the worlds largest dormant volcano, literally means House of the Sun, a fitting name considering the spectacular sunrises that can be viewed from the summit. Sands Trail/Halemauu Trail is 11.2 miles (18kms) from the summit into the crater. At 10,000 feet, you begin to note the first tufts of Ahinahina, the silver sword, a marvelously hardy vestige of plant life. Hawaiian natives consider this a sacred place. This special place vibrates with stories of ancient and modern Hawaiian culture and protects the bond between the land and its people. The park also cares for endangered species, some of which exist nowhere else. Come visit this special place - renew your spirit amid stark volcanic landscapes and sub-tropical rain forest with an unforgettable hike through the Haleakala crater.

The 11.2 mile hike is challenging. This is a full day tour starting at 10,000 ft and hiking down to the crater basin On the Halemauu Trail to the Holua Cabin for refreshments and healthy snacks before starting the 4 mile finish up the switchbacks to 8,000 feet. This Hike has 2 guides the driver drops group off at summit, then goes down to the Halemau Trail head and hikes down switches to set up snacks at the Halau cabin. From there the group heads up to the switchbacks with one guide with the guest all times and one guide standing nearby. This experience includes picnic style lunch during the hike.

Inclusions

Walkie-talkies for communication

Water bottles for everyone

Snacks

Lunch

Back pack for necessary items

Rain coat

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Exclusions

Gratuities

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

A maximum of 10 people per booking

A minimum of 6 people per booking is required

Sturdy shoes (hiking boots or athletic shoes) recommended

The Summit is remote. An ambulance can take up to 45 minutes to arrive at either district from the nearest town. People with respiratory or other medical conditions should also be aware that the summit of Haleakal is at 10,000 ft.

On any given day, the temperatures in the park can range from a high of 80F (27C) in Kpahulu to a low of 30F (-1C) at the summit.

Weather in the high-elevation areas of the park is highly unpredictable and changes often. Cool temperatures, intense solar radiation, and rapidly moving clouds are characteristic.

At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time

At the time of booking, please provide your hotel information so a pickup can be arranged (this is vital to arranging your pickup on the day of your tour)

Traveler Reviews

  • 29-May-2016

    This trip was terrific. We had a great time with our guide, Kyle, who was able to tell us quite a bit about what we were seeing around us. What a place! I would say that the hike is moderately challenging...You start at a pretty high elevationa and the first half is going down to into the valley, relatively easy. The hike up and out is somewhat more challenging due to the increase in elevation. We loved it!

  • 06-Mar-2016

    parfait
    guides sympathiques
    paysages magnifiques
    A faire, impérativement.
    Meme si c'est un peu dur
    On a adoré