Things to do in
Upcountry Maui

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Maui: Haleakala National Park Sunrise Tour

1. Maui: Haleakala National Park Sunrise Tour

Travel to the 10,023 foot summit of Haleakalā National Park to view Maui’s amazing sunrise. Experience a sunrise like no other as the vastness of Haleakalā National Park awakens with  views opening in all directions and the sun casting amazing hues of light into the crater floor.  Be transported in comfort with Maui’s newest fleet of guided tour vehicles with large viewing windows, comfortable seating, and climate controlled interiors. Enjoy a guided narrative including the history of Haleakalā National Park, flora, fauna and cultural significance of the area.  Stay warm at the summit as you enjoy complimentary use of warm jackets and gloves while you take in the stunning surroundings.  After your Haleakalā sunrise experience, enjoy a stop at the historic Kula Lodge for more amazing valley views and a delicious lodge breakfast experience. Choose form vegetarian, gluten free and light options as you watch the day begin in the valley below.  The local partner is committed to the preservation of Hawaii's landscape and culture, and wants as many people as possible to experience the natural wonder of the Hawaiian Islands. Part of your booking's proceeds go to the "1% For The Planet" campaign where 1% of annual company revenue goes back to local environmental and charitable nonprofits. Important hotel pick-up information: Based on the time of year, the sun rises at different times and tour pick-up times vary month-by-month. The pick-up time ranges throughout the year are as follows: January - February 2:50AM - 3:20AM March 2:20AM - 2:50AM April - September 1:50AM - 2:20AM October - November 2:20AM - 2:50AM December 2:50AM - 3:20AM Please contact the local operator after booking to confirm your pick-up time and location.

Maui: Haleakala 5-Line Zipline Adventure

2. Maui: Haleakala 5-Line Zipline Adventure

Head to the slopes of Maui's famous Haleakala volcano and enjoy the perfect activity to include on any visit to beautiful upcountry Maui. Combine 5 picturesque zip-line crossings and an Indiana Jones-style swinging bridge through a towering forest. Learn about Hawaii's environmental riches and Maui's long ranching history as you fly through the trees on this one-of-a-kind adventure. Feel the excitement as each zip-line crossing gets longer and more exciting. Take in the stunning views as you fly through the air, gazing at the lush forest. The local partner is committed to the preservation of Hawaii's landscape and culture and wants you to experience the natural wonder of the Hawaiian Islands. Part of your booking's proceeds goes to the "1% For The Planet" campaign where 1% of annual company revenue goes back to local environmental and charitable non-profits.

Maui: 7 Zip Lines and WWII Museum

3. Maui: 7 Zip Lines and WWII Museum

Zip across giant eucalyptus trees in upcountry Maui on a 2-hour zipline tour, suitable for the entire family. Swoop from tree to tree on an exhilarating eco-adventure designed for for young and old alike. Upon arrival at the historic Camp Maui location, used as a Marine base during World War II, be greeted by friendly guides who’ll help you with all zipline gear. Safety is of utmost importance, and guides go through all procedures to make sure everyone is comfortable. Then, go to Boot Camp for a test run on the Trainer Line, and practice your zip techniques. Once everyone graduates from Boot Camp, it's on to Active Duty. Sail across a canopy of giant eucalyptus trees, via a network of 7 ziplines, suspension bridges, and aerial transfer platforms. Stay entertained with your guide’s jokes and games en route. Enjoy ocean views and scenic panoramas of up-country Maui's verdant northern shore. The grand finale is Top Gun, where you can reach speeds of up to 45 mph, while the 3-point harness allows you to try a range of motions, including sideways, backward, and spinning movements. After the last zip, head back to Base Camp, where photographers will be waiting with action shots of your tour to purchase as digital files.

Maui: Upcountry Goat Farm Tour with Hands-On Experience

4. Maui: Upcountry Goat Farm Tour with Hands-On Experience

Visit the award-winning Surfing Goat Dairy Farm, one of only two goat dairies in Hawaii, to tour the farm and get the true Upcountry Maui experience. Visit a certified humane goat farm that has been producing gourmet cheese for over nine years and learn about ag-tourism from the experts as you explore the property and learn to care for the goats. Get a hands-on experience by assisting with caring for these mischievous and playful goats. Tour the farm and discover what a day in the life of a goat farmer is all about. Your expert guide will teach you about the different feed given to the herd, the history of the dairy farm, and much more about the working dairy goats and their facility. After helping the goat farmers, indulge on an array of Maui goat cheeses; savor the taste of these artisan cheeses with a small sampling.

Maui: Haleakalā National Park Sunset Tour

5. Maui: Haleakalā National Park Sunset Tour

Take a fantastic tour in the twilight hours to witness a sunset from atop Haleakalā, a dormant crater in Haleakalā National Park. View Maui on the ascent from the safety and comfort of your bus. Catch a glimpse of the endemic Hawaiian Nene goose and the Silversword plant on your ascent. Watch the sunset with an incredible view from 9,740 feet elevation. Listen to your driver tell Hawaiian legends and learn about the history and culture of Maui. Descend from the crater and note the changes in topography and weather. Pass through Kula town in upcountry Maui on your return and see flourishing farmland and stunning views of the land below.

Maui: Private Haleakala Sunset Tour with Dinner

6. Maui: Private Haleakala Sunset Tour with Dinner

Travel to the central Upcountry region of Maui, the site of the imposing Haleakala volcano, on a guided tour in a luxury vehicle. Enjoy stops at several locations, including the beach at Ho'okipa and the charming town of Makawao, before enjoying dinner on the slopes of Haleakala. Start with pickup from your hotel and first travel to Ho'okipa beach, known for its stunning views, high waves, and giant turtles who often lie on its golden sands. Have a photo stop here and take the amazing vistas of crashing waves on the beach. Continue with a short photo stop at Old Paia High School. Then, head to the heart of the Upcountry at the town of Makawao. Take some time here to do a bit of shopping as you explore its charming streets. After exploring the town for a bit, travel along the Kula Highway, enjoying the panoramic views all around you. Make a stop at Harold W Rice Memorial Park for a brief photo stop to take in your surroundings. Finally, arrive at a scenic private location on the slopes of the Haleakala volcano. Enjoy a private dinner surrounded by stunning scenery and tranquil nature, with the possibility of seeing birds and paragliders soaring overhead. Admire a beautiful and tranquil sunset as you enjoy your meal. Afterward, relax on your journey back to your hotel in Maui.

Maui: Full-Day Road to Hana Sightseeing Tour

7. Maui: Full-Day Road to Hana Sightseeing Tour

Enjoy a thrilling sightseeing tour of Maui, starting with a drive through the charming streets of Paia. Then, head east along a magnificent coastline with views of world-famous windsurfing beaches along the way. Continue through the spectacular parks and valleys of lush, tropical vegetation. Take in vistas of amazing beaches, crashing waves, and cascading waterfalls before a drive through the luxuriant rainforest of the Hana Highway. Pass over thrilling single-lane bridges, and navigate hairpin curves. Time and weather permitting, end with an invigorating swim in a waterfall-fed pool at Pua Kaa State Park. Remember to bring your camera to capture the glorious sights of Maui’s hidden side.

Maui: Full Day Haleakala Tour with Sunset

8. Maui: Full Day Haleakala Tour with Sunset

Enjoy a magical Haleakala Sunset tour and see both the scenic and cultural side of Upcountry Maui, as well as a healthy chunk of the famed Hana Highway. Be picked up from the hotel around 9:00 am, and travel first to Ho'okipa (Turtle Beach), known for its impressive waves and reef. See the beautiful rainbow Eucalyptus trees and have the opportunity to snap some photos with them on a brief stop. Stop at the Garden of Eden Arboretum and Botanical garden for a snack, and see some of the over 700 species within the arboretum, which is painstakingly cared for by a private staff with diligent conservation practices. Travel to the Twin Falls trail in Maui, known for its lush nature and beautiful waterfalls, and take some time to hike the trail, take a dip in some of the natural pools, and take some beautiful photos. Make a stop in Paia, a lovely and quaint small town on the northern coast of Maui, and enjoy a tasty lunch during the stop. Take pictures at the old Paia high school on a brief stop before moving on to Makawao to walk around, shop, and take more pictures. Enjoy another short photo opportunity at Oprah's property in Maui. Move on to Rice Park for more photo-taking, and make use of the chance to use a bathroom. Enjoy another delicious meal at dinner time, from around 6:45-7:15, before returning to the hotel for drop-off around 8:00 pm to 8:30 pm. Skip the crowds of the summit and enjoy a personal outdoor dining experience in a private location. Experience a panoramic view from thousands of feet above sea level, ending with an amazing sunset.

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What people are saying about Upcountry Maui

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 204 reviews

Keith was amazing - the experience was amazing. Sunrise was awesome as well. The breakfast was at a proper, beautiful lodge/restaurant (unlike other breakfasts generally given by other tours). It was all very well organized and everything was on time and taken care of.

Our tour guide was absolutely fantastic. I believe his name was Keith. Great tour! Super informative! He knew so much about the island and Hawaii. Would definitely join again!

Everybody that works here has a great vibrant personality, had a great time.

We had a wonderful time. Madison and Sarah were wonderful and very friendly.

Great guide. Spectacular sunrise & a beautiful garden to end the tour