Day Trip from Oahu to Maui: Haleakala & Best of Maui

40 Ratings
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  • Day Trip
  • E-Ticket
  • 15 hr

Escape to another Hawaiian island for a day on this all-inclusive island-hopping tour. Indulge on your vacation and leave the planning to us! Interisland roundtrip airfare from Oahu to Maui, roundtrip transportation from the Kahului Airport (OGG) and a sightseeing tour. See the best of Maui on this experiential sightseeing day trip with your informative local guide. Journey to Haleakala National Park to explore the raw natural beauty of Haleakala Crater known as the "House of the Sun." Glimpse Maui's stunning landscape from what seems like the top of the world. Stop for lunch and explore the historic town of Makawao, home to former paniolo or Hawaiian cowboys. Marvel at the towering Iao Needle and stroll through the verdant Iao Valley.

Itinerary Details

Operated by: Polynesian Adventure Tours

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Haleakala National Park

Home to the world’s largest dormant volcano; over 30,000 acres. The park is known for its unique volcanic features, its long scenic drive with numerous overlooks, and the rare, endemic wildlife, flora and fauna.

Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes

Pass By: Haleakala Crater

Views from what seems like the top of the world!

Stop At: Haleakala Visitor Center

Spectacular views from the rim area at 9,740 ft. elevation.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Historic Makawao Town

A charming and historic former plantation town and the paniolo or Hawaiian cowboy. Today, the county seat of Maui government. Stop to explore the town and have lunch on your own.

Duration: 1 hour 10 minutes

Pass By:

Beautiful church with gothic architecture built by request of Queen Kaahumanu.

Pass By: Wailuku

Former plantation town with remnants of the missionaries and heyday of the sugar cane era.

Stop At: Iao Valley

A verdant valley formed by erosion with a bubbling stream and the pinnacle, an iconic, pointed ridge covered in verdant vegetation known as the Iao Needle.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Lahaina

Once the capital of the Hawaiian Kingdom in the early nineteenth century, Lahaina was also a historic whaling village during the whaling boom of the mid-1800s. Lahaina is a historic town that has been transformed into a Maui hotspot with dozens of art galleries and a variety of unique shops and restaurants.

Duration: 1 hour
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