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Hawaii Volcanoes

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70 million years ago, the surface of the Pacific split when its eponymous tectonic plate moved over a hot spot, thus producing a successive chain of islands over the northern stretch of the ocean.

Those islands ultimately became Hawaii—one of the remotest archipelagos on Earth and the recipient of more than 8.3 million visitors per year.

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Haleakala’s Geologic History

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Haleakala’s presence is impossible to miss.

As Maui’s loftiest peak, it soars 10,023 feet above sea level and holds the title as one of the world’s largest dormant volcano. Its crater alone is cavernous enough to cradle all of Manhattan Island. Comprising over 30,000 acres (more than three quarters of the island), its crater also received global acclaim for going down as the quietest place on the planet—a place that’s at the very threshold of human hearing.

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Staying Healthy at Haleakala EcoTours

Haleakala EcoTours is committed to providing a safe and healthy workplace and activity for all our employees and
guests. We have developed a comprehensive preparedness plan in response to the COVID-19 pandemic
in order to safeguard the safety and health of everyone on our tours. Below is a summary of what to
expect on your Haleakala EcoTours adventure:

Before You Arrive

  • Thorough training of staff on preventing the spread of germs and viruses
  • All common areas will be sanitized
  • All vehicle interiors will be sanitized
  • All gear will be sanitized
  • Masks will be worn by all employees


When You Arrive

  • Wear a mask
  • Have temperature taken
  • Sanitize hands
  • Answer health questions regarding COVID-19
  • Practice social distancing as much as possible


During Your Tour

  • Maintain social distancing as much as possible
  • If you or a member of your party feels ill at any time during your tour, stop immediately and
    report it to our staff

Together, we can provide a safe and incredibly fun activity to enjoy while on Maui.
Mahalo for your cooperation and understanding and get ready to enjoy the best tour…EVER!

* This plan is based on information from the CDC and OSHA at the time of its development and is
subject to change based on further information provided by the CDC, OSHA, and other government and
public health officials. Haleakala EcoTours may amend this plan based on safety, operational needs, and new
developments.