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Maui Volcano Tours

Maui Volcano Tours

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One of the most famous types of tours people take on Maui are Maui volcano tours. These thrilling treks center around the two main mountains on the island, the West Maui Mountains and Haleakala. At the same time, however, they come in a variety of shapes and sizes, and options. Whether you prefer to travel by air or land, for two hours or eight hours, there are Maui volcano trips to accommodate you.
 
The most efficient way to enjoy the volcanoes of Maui is with an air tour. Traveling by helicopter, you’ll fly through the clouds and find yourself hovering directly over the two summit craters, Haleakala’s Puu Ulaula and the West Mau Mountains’ Puu Kukui. Both are situated at over a mile above sea level, so it’s no small feat to get to either the one or the other! These aerial Maui volcano tours, on average, last from one-to-two hours, and some include the added bonus of visiting neighboring islands, namely, the Big Island and Molokai.
 
A second way to explore the volcanoes of Maui is with a mountain biking adventure. There are both four- and eight-hour summit tours of Haleakala, which will put you at 10,000 ft. above sea level, usually during the early morning hours. Once you behold the glorious Hawaiian sunrise, you’ll make your way downhill along paved roads, and behold a menagerie of terrains and natural features, such as hardened lava flows, lush greenery (including the rare silversword plant), and plenty of ashy volcanic cones. Furthermore, since these Maui volcano tours proceed along ground level, everything will appear as big as it really is. This is the main advantage ground tours have over the helicopter tours.


Haleakala Volcano Helicopter Tour

Haleakala Volcano Helicopter Tour

Get the rush of soaring through the air aboard a luxury helicopter, as you look down at famous Haleakala Crater and other landmarks from an altitude of 10,000 ft. (3,050 m).

Maui Helicopter Tours
 
 
A third and similar way people discover Haleakala is with a motor coach tour through the famous Haleakala National Park. This leisurely way of seeing the sights commences, again, around the crack of dawn. In addition to watching the sunrise, you’ll get to munch on an assortment of pastries while sipping on a hot cup of coffee. The view from the Puu Ulaula overlook is especially dramatic and rich, since you’ll be able to capture the jaw-dropping breadth and depth of Haleakala’s highest point. The main crater is an incredible seven miles long, by two miles wide, by up to a half-mile deep. Suffice it to say, bringing your camera on these Maui volcano trips is non-negotiable.
 
Finally, in addition to the Maui volcano tours outline above, you can go on a day hike on either volcano. The West Maui Mountains are fairly difficult to traverse due to their rugged terrain, but the Waihee Ridge Trail is well worth your time, due to its awesome views of the Waihee Valley, which you’ll see as you make your way up 1,500 ft. to Lanilili Peak. Meanwhile, Haleakala National Park offers over 30 miles of island trails to enjoy, including the Halemauu and Sliding Sands Trails. If you’d feel more comfortable traveling with someone experienced rather than going alone, you can hire a guide to take you along these footpaths.
 
You can probably already gather this based on what we’ve said, but the West Maui Mountains and Haleakala are two of the main reasons why the island is such a renowned destination. So why deprive yourself people? Book your flight out here, and then schedule a few Maui volcano tours to make sure you don’t miss out on this world class opportunity.

Posted by: Howard Green