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Guided Nature Tour with Stargazing & Night Lava Viewing

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The volcano is the Big Island's most popular attraction! See a variety of Hawaiian nature in this tour, from rainforests to volcanic land, and see the glow of lava at night while stargazing!

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The 10 different climate zones of the Big Island all offer vastly different landscapes to see. See the two tallest peaks of Hawaii, Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa, where you can stand on a dry lava plateau; see a rainbow appear under the famous Rainbow Falls; explore one of the biggest towns on the Island, Hilo. At sunset, your tour continues to two more major highlights! Check out the red sky created by the lava glow of the active volcano, Kilauea, from a safe distance and stargaze under one of the clearest skies in the world! Do it all in a single, adventure-filled day!
Please note: This tour does not visit Kilauea and is not affected by the closures due to volcanic activity.
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Schedule & Location
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  • 10:45-13:30 Pick-up
  • 14:00 Mauna Kea County Park (10 min)
    The peak of Mauna Kea is one of the clearest places on the planet for viewing the night sky. Astronomers from around the world explore the universe at the the world’s largest observatory.
  • 14:30 Mauna Loa Lava Field (20 min)
    Mauna Loa is the biggest subaerial volcano in the world located on the south-central part of the Big Island. Here you can see a plateau formed entirely of lava flows.
  • 15:15 Rainbow Falls (30 min)
    Waianuenue is the original name of this waterfall, which means "rainbow waterfall." The water flows over a natural lava cave and creates mist where, when the sun is shining, a beautiful rainbow appears.
  • 16:00 Hilo Town (30 min)
    DSC_0658 Hilo is charming small town which used to be the site of major sugar production. Today, it offers farming and fishing locations on the northeastern side of the Big Island. Few other places capture the vintage atmosphere of the old plantation town.
  • King Kamehameha Statue
    The original King Kamehameha I Statue stands in front of the North Kohala Civic Center in the small town if Kapaau. Kamehameha the Great, as he is known to the Hawaiians, was the founder and first ruler of the Kingdom of Hawaii.
  • 16:30 Big Island Candies (40 min)
    Big Island Candies is famous for its Chocolate Dipped Macadamia Nut Shortbread Cookies made with the finest local ingredients. These sweets make the perfect little gift for your family, friends or yourself.
  • 17:10 Dinner at Cafe100 (Ken's House of Pancakes on Sunday) (50 min)
    元祖ロコモコ Stock up with yummy Hawaiian Loco Moco before you go stargazing! Loco Moco was created in 1949 at local dinner in Hilo in Hawaii. Now, it's a signature Hawaiian meal, which is rice with a hamburger patty and brown gravy topped with an egg.
  • 18:50 View Lava glow at Pahoa (40 min)
    9 Pahoa is one of the closest inhabited towns to the active volcano Kilauea—the lava flows are only a few miles away. Your guide will take you where you can safely see the red glow of molten lava. Feel the power of the Hawaiian goddess of fire, Pele.
  • 21:00 Stargazing at Mauna Kea State Park (40 min)
    DSC03052 Your nature guide will explain how find constellations with a laser pointer and telescope. Stargazing is scheduled at Mauna Kea State Recreation Area, but may change without notice, depending on where you can enjoy the best stargazing conditions
  • 22:00-23:30 Drop-off
Notes
Restriction(s)
    • Guests who are pregnant are not permitted to participate in this activity.
    • If less than 2 participants are booked, the activity may not operate.
    • Children 6 years old and above can participate in this activity.
Required Items to Bring & Attire
    • Walking shoes
    • Comfortable clothing
    • Sweatshirt / light jacket
Requirement(s) - Others
    • Participants are required to sign a liability waiver at the time of check-in.
Additional Note(s)
    • The menu or restaurant for dinner is subject to change without notice.
      Dinner on Sundays will be at Ken's House of Pancakes as Cafe 100 is closed on that day.
    • NO refunds will be issued in case the weather conditions are not good for stargazing.
    • Due to constant changes in lava flow conditions and weather, seeing the lava glow is not guaranteed.
    • The activity schedule is subject to change or cancellation due to weather or traffic conditions.
    • Start times vary seasonally depending on the sunrise and sunset.
    • This activity may be changed or canceled for your safety, medical issues or comfort.
    • Gratuity is not included in the price.
Booking Requirements (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
    • You can book a maximum of 13.
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Cancellation Policy
  • Any cancellations made after 10:45 local time, 2 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.

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Duration incl. transportation 8.5 - 13 hour(s)
Availability Daily
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