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Haleakala Crater
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Maui: Haleakala - Ioa Valley - Lahaina Tour
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Owner description: A dormant volcano measuring 10,000 feet above sea level, it is Maui's highest point.
St. John's, Canada
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“A must”
Reviewed 17 July 2014

We went for sunset and it was brilliant. As most people note it is fairly cold at the summit so be prepared.

Visited July 2014
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Strengelbach, Switzerland
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Reviewed 17 July 2014

Coming from Kahlui we first missed the turn on Hwy 37 towards Haleakala. As it was around lunch time we headed towards Hana for a few miles to enjoy a delicious lunch at Mama's Fishouse in Paia. After this culinary delight we made our way up the serpentines to the top of Haleakala. Clouds and mist were lurching up the slopes of Haleakala right to the caldera. Very impressive sights nad well worth the xth visit.

Visited April 2014
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Murrieta, California
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“Awesome ”
Reviewed 16 July 2014 via mobile

Beautiful views. Great drive. Nice break from the beaches. Bring sweatshirts and even some running shoes or something descent to walk in. Don't forget the camera. Great photo ops.

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White Rock
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“Volcano trip with family”
Reviewed 16 July 2014

Driving up to the volcano is a beautiful drive. We went with three children and they loved the landscape. We made two stops on the way to break it up for them and although the road up is a bit windy we all did fine without any motion sickness.
It is relatively inexpensive to get into the park which is awesome and there are very good informational signs at the crater.
A very short walk to the top of the summit for amazing views of the crater. Our almost 3 year old "hiked" up with complete ease but we saw lots of tourists wearing flip flops and heels which are totally inappropriate footwear for a rocky terrain.
Was cool temperature and wished we had brought a sweater but it wasn't that bad. Bring lunch or snacks and water as there is nowhere to stop nearby for food or drinks.
This is a super trip, well worth it and loved the landscape.

Visited July 2014
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“Post sunrise visit worked for us”
Reviewed 15 July 2014

We were told hundreds of people trek up each morning to view sunrise atop the crater rim. If you do, dress warm and prepare for traffic. We visited around 11am as part of our bike ride down the mountain. At that time it was warm enough for shorts and t-shirts. It's a pretty easy van ride up the mountain. We were told that riding bikes down as part of the sunrise tour can get a little hairy as there is a great deal of traffic coming off the mountain in the morning.

The views are great and the bike guides provided plenty of information about the crater and the interesting US observatory and "star wars" facility atop the crater. They also told us about the protected silverswords plant and program to replenish the plant around the crater.

I recommend you take the time to see the crater no mater what time of day. It's amazing. It's best described as the surface of Mars. It's a real natural gem on Maui.

Visited July 2014
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