Upcountry Maui Sightseeing: Upcountry is a term which describes not only a way of life, but much of the area on the Haleakala side of Maui away from the shoreline. Maui Upcountry is mostly rural, agricultural and residential, and provides majestic views over the island.
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'll witness the majesty of Haleakala’s 3,000 foot deep crater, home to unique plant life including the rare silver-sword plant, and view its moonlike surface. 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.
Requirements & Restrictions: Guests with heart or respiratory conditions should be cautioned that Haleakala s summit is at 9,740 feet and therefore 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.