Haleakala Crater Lookout: Visit the Haleakala Crater, the world’s largest dormant volcano. See the crater known as “The House of the Sun” that measures 7½ miles long by 2½ miles wide and which last erupted in 1790. You can gaze out at the beauty of the Pacific Hawaiian Islands from the 9,740 foot vantage point, with panoramic views of the Hawaiian Islands chain. We’ll visit the Haleakala Visitors Center and Park Headquarters Visitors Center.
Iao Valley State Monument: Take an excursion of the lush Iao Valley, scene of one of the great battles in the unification of the Hawaiian Islands by King Kamehameha. In addition to Hawaiian history, the geological formations draw visitors to this valley. See the unique Iao Needle a 1,200-foot-tall strange pinnacle formed by volcanic activity, rising out of the lush valley floor. Guests will enjoy a stunning view of the Needle from the stairways leading up at Iao Valley State Park.
Lahaina: Your next stop will be the town of Lahaina which was once an important whaling village and served as the capital of the Hawaiian Kingdom. Here you will have time on your own to explore the many shops and restaurants along Front Street before returning to your awaiting ship in Kahului.
Requirements & Restrictions: Guests suffering from heart or respiratory conditions should be cautioned that Haleakala's summit may cause breathing difficulties.
What to Bring: A jacket is highly recommended as the temperature at the summit of Haleakala is drastically colder than the temperature at sea level. Comfortable closed toed walking shoes for walking on uneven terrain. Cash or credit/debit card for additional purchases. Bottled water is also recommended.