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Haleakala Crater & Iao Valley

Haleakala Volcano, the highest point on the island of Maui, stands at 10,032 feet above sea level. At the peak is a crater formed in last eruption, in 1790. You’ll reach the 9,740-foot level by way of a switchback road overlooking Maui’s diverse scenery. At 7½ miles long, 2½ miles wide and 21 miles around, the crater is bigger than Manhattan Island. From the viewpoint, appreciate firsthand the unique beauty of this massive landmark. Enjoy lunch at Maui Tropical Plantation, then stroll the grounds and discover some of the exhibits. Next you will visit Iao Valley State Park—home to the Iao Needle—a 2,250-foot cinder cone pinnacle that dominates its lush, natural surroundings. After the tour, there is an optional drop-off at Hilo Hattie’s for shopping.Notes:Bring a sweater and wear sturdy walking shoes. Guests who have a heart condition or respiratory difficulties should note the elevation is 9,740 feet above sea level. The coach is not allowed to travel higher than this elevation.
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2 out of 3(67%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for Haleakala Crater & Iao Valley
Review 1 for Haleakala Crater & Iao Valley
Overall Rating
4 out of 5
4 out of 5

Mother nature at her best

Date:April 16, 2013
bella2
Location:New York
Cruise Date Year:2013
Cruise Date Month:March
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
Enjoyed it?
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Value
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
The visit to the crater was very interesting and what an incredible view! We were lucky to have a great weather day. Of course, the trip to the top is a bit long but you get to see a lot of beautiful scenery along the way.
As we traveled along the shoreline ,going as well as coming, we had the good fortune to see many whales.
Lunch at Maui Tropical Plantation was very good and the grounds are beautiful. However, we would have liked to spend more time here. There wasn't enough time allocated after lunch to enjoy the exhibits and shops. Stop at Iao Needle was nice and it gave us a chance to stretch our legs with a bit of walking.
The best part of this entire tour was our wonderful tour guide Randy from Polynesian Adventures. He made the trip worthwhile!! He has extensive knowledge of the island and the Hawaiian culture. At the end of the tour he gave us a CD filled with beautiful Hawaiian music.
He made it a memorable tour...
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
+3points
3out of 3found this review helpful.
Review 2 for Haleakala Crater & Iao Valley
Overall Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5

It was a great excursion

Date:January 7, 2013
keeppedalling
Location:Lancaster, PA
Cruise Date Year:2012
Cruise Date Month:December
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
Enjoyed it?
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Value
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Enjoyed the switchback ride. The terrain changed with the elevation. It was a bright, sunny day and soon the clouds were below us. From the parking lot, walked the short distance to the top. The view was wonderful. We had a delicious lunch in a beautiful floral setting. The walk to the Iao Needle was easy, with an extended circle back to the bus. I was not disappointed.
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
+4points
4out of 4found this review helpful.
Review 3 for Haleakala Crater & Iao Valley
Overall Rating
2 out of 5
2 out of 5

Haleakala Crater not worth the drive

Date:December 7, 2011
MrsMRS
Location:Tucson, AZ
Cruise Date Year:2011
Cruise Date Month:November
Would you recommend this product to a friend? No
Enjoyed it?
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
Value
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
Very disappointing tour. Hardly could see anything from the top. I understand it is frequently foggy and visibility is usually poor, at least in November. Way too long to get up there, way too little to see when you get there. Lunch was fine and the afternoon at Iao Valley State Park was pleasant.
Would you recommend this product to a friend? No
+10points
12out of 14found this review helpful.