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Mauna Kea Stellar Explorer - Daytime Solar Viewing & Stargazing Experience
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Embark on the newest stargazing tour in Hawaii, the only one that has a solar telescope to safely watch the sun. Visit the area around Mauna Kea & enjoy a nighttime stargazing at a special location.

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This once-in-a-lifetime stargazing tour is the only one on the Big Island that features both nighttime and daytime star viewing! Visit various attractions on the island on your way to mystical Mauna Kea, including iconic waterfalls, local farms, and lava-carved caves. Once you're on the slopes of the dormant volcano, you'll be given time to acclimate to the altitude while your guide explains the history of the island and the volcano. You'll be able to see see stars at night and also watch the sun come up with this special, state-of-the-art telescope!
Know Before You Go: The stargazing takes place on the slopes of the Mauna Kea. On this tour you will not be visiting the Summit of Maunakea or the Visitor Center.
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Price
From Kona - Coffee Farm, Hawaiian BBQ, Solar Viewing & Stargazing
1 Select a date
2 Select the amount (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
You can book a maximum of 13.
Adult/Child (Age 10 & over)
USD 196.87
USD 196.87
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*The price is subject to change depending on the start time or add-on(s) you choose.
Adult/Child (Age 10 & over)
USD 196.87
USD 196.87
USD 213.79 8%off
USD 213.79 8%off
GE Tax included
Includes:
  • Mauka Meadows Coffee Farm with coffee & honey tasting
  • Hawaiian- style BBQ dinner
  • Daytime Solar Viewing
  • Nighttime Stargazing at a secret location on the slopes of Mauna Kea
  • Sweet Treats & Hot Chocolate
  • Duration (incl. transportation): 6.5 - 7.5 hour(s)
  • Available: Daily
  • Pick-up: Available
  • Inclusion: Beverages / Coffee / Expert Guide / BBQ Dinner / Hot Chocolate & Sweet Treats / Warm Jacket / Coffee Farm / Solar Telescope / Stargazing at a secret location
  • Schedule
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    Time & Location
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  • 15:00-15:30 Pick-up & Check-in
  • Visit Mauka Meadows - A Traditional Kona Coffee Farm (1 hr)
    Generic_Coffee_Bean_Berry_123RF_21848008_ML Sample coffee, honey and teas. Have a delicious Hawaiian-style BBQ dinner and enjoy incredible ocean views.
  • Sun Observation with a Solar Telescope (30 mins)
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  • Travel through Saddle Road (1 hrs)
    101310710_M Incredible landscape of Mauna Loa & Mauna Kea Volcanoes
  • Stargazing at a secret location (1.5 hrs)
    Stargazing_123RF_72098920_ML Your guide will take you to one of the best locations on Mauna Kea for a incredible nighttime stargazing.
  • Sweet Treats & Hot Chocolate
    80925615_M Warm up with some Kona coffee, hot chocolate, and a delicious dessert from our local artisan bakery.
  • 22:00-22:15 Check-out & Drop-off
Package detail / Schedule
From Hilo - Rainbow Falls, Lava Tube, Picnic Dinner, Solar Viewing & Stargazing
1 Select a date
2 Select the amount (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
You can book a maximum of 13.
Adult/Child (Age 10 & over)
USD 155.21
USD 155.21
Instant Confirmation USD 0.00 USD 0.00
USD 0.00
USD 0.00
Total:
*The price is subject to change depending on the start time or add-on(s) you choose.
Adult/Child (Age 10 & over)
USD 155.21
USD 155.21
USD 168.54 8%off
USD 168.54 8%off
GE Tax included
Includes:
  • Stop at Rainbow Falls
  • Stop at Wailuku River & Boiling Pots
  • Stop at Kaumana Lava Tube Cave
  • Picnic Dinner
  • Daytime Solar Viewing
  • Nighttime Stargazing at a secret location on the slopes of Mauna Kea
  • Sweet Treats & Hot Chocolate
  • Duration (incl. transportation): 7 - 7.5 hour(s)
  • Available: Daily
  • Pick-up: You can choose either Pick-up or Check-in (free).
  • Inclusion: Beverages / Coffee / Expert Guide / Picnic Deli-Style Dinner / Hot Chocolate & Sweet Treats / Warm Jacket / Lava Tube Cave / Solar Telescope / Stargazing at a secret location
  • Schedule
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  • Pick-up/Check-in
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    Time & Location
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  • 15:00-15:30 Pick-up & Check-in
  • Visit Rainbow Falls (20 mins)
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  • Wailuku River & Boiling Pots (20 mins)
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  • Explore Kaumana Caves & Picnic Dinner (1 hr)
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  • Travel through Saddle Road (1 hr)
    12934429_M Incredible landscape of Mauna Kea & Mauna Loa Volcanoes
  • Sun Observation with a Solar Telescope (30 mins)
    shutterstock_1057755827 An expert trained guide will let you safely watch the sun.
  • Stargazing at a secret location (1.5 hrs)
    Stargazing_123RF_72098920_ML Your guide will take you to one of the best locations on Mauna Kea for a incredible nighttime stargazing.
  • Sweet Treats & Hot Chocolate
    80925615_M Warm up with some Kona coffee, hot chocolate, and a delicious dessert from our local artisan bakery.
  • 22:30 Check-out & Drop-off
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Notes
Restriction(s)
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    • This activity is not wheelchair accessible.
    • If less than 4 participants are booked, the activity may not operate.
    • Children 10 years old and above can participate in this activity.
    • Guests under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
    • Because of high altitude this tour is not advised for those with respiratory, circulatory or heart conditions, pregnancy or poor health.
Required Items to Bring & Attire
  • All Packages
    • Closed toe shoes
    • Long pants
    • Camera
    • Winter jacket
Additional Note(s)
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    • The activity schedule is subject to change or cancellation due to weather or traffic conditions.
    • The menu is subject to change without notice.
    • The activity provider does not assume any responsibility for your valuables and/or personal belongings.
    • Gratuity is not included in the price.
    • The weather in this area is unpredictable and the temperature could drop fast. We recommend bringing jacket, long pants and closed toe shoes.
    • This tour does NOT visit summit of Mauna Kea or Mauna Kea Visitor Center.
Booking Requirements (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
  • All Packages
    • You can book a maximum of 13.
Activity provider
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Payment/Cancellation policy
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Cancellation Policy
  • Any cancellations made after 19:00 local time, 2 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.
From USD 155.21
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Duration incl. transportation 6.5 - 7.5 hour(s)
Availability Daily

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Mauna Kea Stellar Explorer - Daytime Solar Viewing & Stargazing Experience
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