The largest volcanic crater in the world, Haleakala, is the main tourist attraction on Maui, one of the Hawaiian islands, and a fascinating natural monument and protected area. Several steep bends lead up the volcanic mountain and the dense green jungle is a wonderful sight to start the day.
Haleakalaha's been a national park since 1916. Covering 1,890 square kilometres, Maui is the second largest island in the Hawaiian archipelago. More than 80,000 people live on the island that ,in 1959, became the 50th state in the U.S.A. The archipelago is formed by more than 20 islands which form a chain that stretches for 600 km.
Geographically, Maui consists of two parts. It was formed by two volcanoes, the lava from which flowed into a valley and almost united the island as a complete mass. The island has therefore been partially divided.T hus, Maui is also known as Valley Island.
Deservedly, this enchanting island has the reputation of being, ‘Maui No Ka Oi’, that means ‘Maui Is The Most Beautiful!’ and, without a doubt, it is indeed a truly remarkable Paradise on Earth!