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Haleakala Crater

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Haleakala Crater

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Get a new perspective on life under the sea with this adventure, which includes a clear kayak ride and a snorkeling trip. You'll head out to Makena Landing Park in Wailea, where you'll get to spot all sorts of local life, including coral and fish; if you're lucky, you might even see a sea turtle.
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schoemanje wrote a review Nov 26
University Place, Washington5 contributions
Amazing amazing amazing. Definitely do it. It is worth the drive. So much to see. I will definitely recommend this to anyone.
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Clifftonite wrote a review Nov 9
Oakland, California135 contributions21 helpful votes
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First and foremost. It's cold. Bring your pants and sweater and beanie. Temps got to about 40 degrees with the windchill and this was sunset. This was that "North of the Wall" cold they talk about in Game of Thrones. Compared to below where it's like a 40 degree difference. Second, if you're driving up, make sure you don't get carsick and make sure you have an attentive driver, the corners could prove disastrous. Third, on your way down if it's night time and there's no light, there are cattle grazing all over, some of them walk in the middle of the road, so be cautious. If you are going up for sunset like I did, you'll see them grazing all over the place. Fourth, enjoy the view! Laugh at the people who wore shorts and t-shirts up there, because if they don't look like it, they are freezing their asses off. Overall, it's a cool experience. You're way above the clouds and the temperature change is just nuts. It's crazy because the higher you go up the less and less green/vegetation you see. Take a look at my pics, those were the only plants up there. It looked like you were headed into Mordor to return the Ring of Power
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Angeliqtravel wrote a review Sep 2020
127 contributions4 helpful votes
Had to wake up really early..to get there .. during the night.. But its definitely worth it. Tickets bought online. Been in summer month, wasn't too cold for me ..but I would suggest get some warm clothes, gloves, jacket, hat.. View is amazing.. from a few different levels... also you can see frozen lava. I been there for the sunrise, because sunset i always see .no regrets
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Date of experience: September 2020
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psudino wrote a review Aug 2020
Weehawken, New Jersey3,151 contributions623 helpful votes
The sunrise is spectacular but that is another TripAdvisor review. This crater is the result of the spectacle that only millions of years of earth's movement can provide. Like the Grand Canyon, the scale and beauty of this place is hard to describe in words. Take a look at my pics, that's the best way to describe it. The road to the top is well maintained but I recommend going on a guided tour so you don't miss anything on the way up and down on this beautiful route.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Ryan wrote a review Jul 2020
Charlotte, North Carolina576 contributions41 helpful votes
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For perspective, in my opinion, this sunrise was more incredible and magical than the sunsets I saw in Santorini just 8 weeks prior. Forget the bus tours and book your reservation 7 days in advance though the National Park Service. Log on to the website at 7 AM because the limited passes supposedly sell out in 15 minutes according the NPS site. Driving up in the dark is a crazy experience itself. You’ll be amazed on your way back down in daylight to see what you traversed. Get there early and nap in your car if you’re too early. Instead of viewing from where all the tour bus people stand near the visitors center building, take the very short hiking trail off to the right for a much more quiet and private experience up about everyone else. It’s only 100 yards or so. Bring a flashlight or use your phone’s. The advantage of not doing the bus tours is you’re not rushed to get back and you have time to explore the area, which only takes an extra hour or two depending on your pace. And obviously, dress warm.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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