Haleakala, Iao Valley and Central Maui Day Tour

Haleakala, Iao Valley and Central Maui Day Tour

Detail Duration: 8 - 9 hours
Rising up 1200 feet (365 meters) from the ground, the Iao Valley Needle is taller than many man made skyscrapers

Take an incredibly comprehensive full day tour and see all the unique and beautiful highlights Maui has to offer with Haleakala, Iao Valley and Central Maui Day Tour.

Your tour starts with a meet and greet with your professional and knowledgeable tour guide. From there you'll enjoy an incredible tour that will take you around dramatic vies at Haleakala National Park, which sits on a vast 33,000 acres of volcanic wilderness and is home to an incredible array of wildlife. You'll be treated to breathtaking views of Summit Maui, the 10,023 foot tall dormant volcano while your guide gives you the full run down of the volcano's geological history. The tour will then wind around the Iao Needle, a unique erosional pinnacle that stands at a whopping 1,200 feet in a volcanic crater. Near this you spot the Kaahuamnu Church which was built in 1876. Your tour will then give you a true taste of Hawaiian culture with a trip through Wailuku which is home to Maui's government and many historic buildings. You'll also be treated to the area's famous flower farms, sugar cane plantations and lush pineapple fields.

This tour requires reservations. Hotel pick up and drop off are included in this package. All transportation is provided on an air conditioned coach. A professional driver will host each tour. Food and drinks are not included on this tour. In the event that any locations are closed, alternate stops will be included on the tour. People with special needs are welcome but please contact the tour staff at least one week prior to your tour date to ensure proper accommodations are made.

Spend an entire day touring some of the most incredible an breathtaking sights on Maui with the Haleakala, Iao Valley and Central Maui Day 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 Maui's 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 Maui's 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 Maui's government and location of its historic state and federal buildings. Listen to your guide as you ride past Maui's 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.

Pickup & Return:

Tour commences with pick-up from Maui hotels or the Kahului airport. Cruise ship pickup is not available

Returns to original departure point.
Departure Times: Pick up from select hotels at approximately 6:45am


  • Transportation by air-conditioned motorcoach or mini-coach
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Driver/guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Local taxes

Does not include:

  • Food and drinks

Additional Information:

  • 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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