I am travelling with my friend and her mother and we will be staying at the Marriott Ocean Club from May 1 through May 8.
We would like to do both the Road to Hana and see the sunrise on Haleakala, but are concerned about the amount of driving it would take to do both. Right now we are looking at doing the Road to Hana tour with Valley Excursions, which many here have recommended, because it would limit the driving and be more comfortable.
We would also love to see the Haleakala Sunrise, but is concerned about getting up early and the time it would take to drive there. My friend's mother suggested doing a tour instead.
We are concerned that both of these activities would be lengthy and is now considering only doing one. My friend's mother would prefer to do a tour either way. I would like your advice on doing both or the cons and pros of doing one over the other. Could you also give advice on a tour company for the Haleakala Sunrise.
Also we are also looking at exploring Walilea for a day. How feasible would it be to drive to Haleakala for the sunrise and spend the rest of the day in Walilea? How early would we have to leave the hotel to get to Haleakala?