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Haleakala Crater and Mountain at Sunset

4 Hours
Group Activity
Mild
Cruise Friendly

From (USD) $78 Per Adult / $78 Per Child

Haleakala Crater and Mountain at Sunset

4 Hours
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From (USD) $78 Per Adult / $78 Per Child

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      Haleakala Crater and Mountain at Sunset

      Kahului, Maui, Hawaii, USA
      From (USD) $78 Per Adult / $78 Per Child
      Highlights
      • Haleakala Sunset: Majestic views of the staggering Haleakala Crater as the sun sets, splashing color across the Pacific waves and above the Maui lowlands.
      • Haleakala Visitor Center: From here you can get a birds eye view of the Haleakala Crater, the perfect spot to appreciate Mother Nature.
      • Haleakala Summit: Some say it looks like Mars up here because of the red hues of the rock formations; it is definitely an out of this world sight to behold.
      About this Kahului, Hawaii tour

      There's no better place to celebrate another rotation of our planet than the peak of the world's largest dormant volcano, Mount Haleakala. Here, on the lip of its crater (actually a seven- by two-mile eroded valley), you'll see the sun even after it is geometrically below the horizon. You can thank Earth's atmosphere and refracted light (not the demigod Maui as local legend suggests) for stretching your sunlight a bit longer. 

      Sunrises and sunsets are usually red and orange because those colors have the ability to stretch across longer wavelengths, and because light's path through the atmosphere is longer at that time of day. Blues and greens have shorter wavelengths and are scattered from the light beam easier by molecules and particles in the air. Additionally, sunrises are usually more brilliant because morning air is cleaner. Yet another reason that early bird always caught the worm!

      On other planets, sunsets appear different because of varying atmospheric conditions and distances from the sun. With Mars' dusty atmosphere, Martian sunsets can glow for a couple hours after twilight. But we'll leave that sunset tour for another evening in the not too distant future.

      Sunburn after sunset

      Researchers recently discovered much of the damage from a day in the sun occurs after sunset. Besides tanning us, our skin's melanin absorbs the sun's energy, transferring it for several hours after exposure to our DNA, deforming it, causing cells to malfunction, which can lead to cancer. So keep slathering on the sunscreen.

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      Wear comfortable shoes Wear comfortable shoes
      Wear Jeans Wear Jeans
      Wear Sunglasses Wear Sunglasses
      Wear warm layers Wear warm layers
      Cancellation policy

      Full refunds issued for cancellations made 7 full days prior to the date and time of requested services. Cancellations made within the 7-day and 72-hour window will receive a 50% refund of purchase total. Purchases are non-refundable inside of 72 hours.

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