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Mauna Kea Summit Sunset & Stargazing Adventure with Picnic Dinner
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What to expect

On this Mauna Kea sunset and stargazing tour you’ll get to view the stars and sunset from above the clouds, at the summit of a volcano! After a beautiful sunset, prepare to be amazed as the night sky lights up with thousands of glittering stars.
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Summit Sunset & Stargazing Adventure
USD 235.60
USD 235.60
USD 235.60
USD 235.60

Overview

Afternoon
5 - 9 hour(s)
Available Daily
With pick-up
Dinner
Not Accessible
Inclusions: Soft drinks / Juice / Dinner / Warm clothing / Hooded parkas / Warm gloves / Guide

Schedule

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Start time :
13:15-14:15

Pick-up from Kailua-Kona / Waikoloa / Hapuna

Dinner at Humu'ula Sheep Station (1 hr)
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Drive to Summit of Mauna Kea (45 mins)
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Sunset Viewing (30 mins)
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Descend to Visitor's Station (30 mins)
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Stargazing on Mauna Kea (45 mins)
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Free time at Visitor Center (15 mins)
19:00-22:00

Check-out & Drop-off

Transportation add-ons

Round-trip from Hawaii Forest & Trail Office (Kona)
free x per person
free x per person
Round-trip from Waikoloa Hotels
free x per person
free x per person

Location

Pick-up/Check-in Time & Location

Drop-off/Check-out Time & Location

Notes

Restrictions

  • Guests who are pregnant are not permitted to participate in this activity.
  • This activity is not wheelchair accessible.
  • If less than 4 participants are booked, the activity may not operate.
  • People 16 years old and above can participate in this activity.
  • Guests should be able to hike on uneven or rocky terrain. You will sometimes encounter cool, wet or muddy conditions.
  • Because of high altitude this tour is not advised for those with respiratory, circulatory or heart conditions, pregnancy or poor health.
  • Children under 16 years are NOT allowed on this tour.
  • Wheelchair Accessibility: Tour van is not equipped with a lift or room for wheelchairs so some mobility with assistance is necessary to enter and exit the vehicle. Some terrains visited may not be paved, so wheelchair access is limited.
  • You may not participate within twenty-four (24) hours of scuba diving due to the high risk of decompression sickness.

Other requirements

  • Please call the activity provider the day before to reconfirm your booking. Your voucher has the necessary contact information listed.

Booking requirements (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)

  • You can book a maximum of 14.

Required items to bring & attire

  • Closed toe shoes
  • Long pants

Additional notes

  • The activity schedule is subject to change or cancellation due to weather or traffic conditions.
  • The menu is subject to change without notice.
  • Gratuity is not included in the price.

Reviews

Mauna Kea

2019/11/09 Solo Travelers Andy P.

Although the road to the summit was blocked by protesters Jeff made the trip most of the way up awesome! Very informative and personable! I’ve never seen so many stars in my life! I’ll remember this trip for the rest of ...

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Could have been Outstanding

2019/03/03 Couples George

First off The Two outstanding parts to this tour was Jeff; The Tour Guide and The Stars. Tour Guide Jeff, detailed intellect to the stars was fun and educational without being obnoxious. Felt very fortunate to have him a...

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Out of this galaxy experience

2019/03/03 Couples Gabe

First off, big thanks to Jeff for being an entertaining and super knowledgeable guide. Great customer service as well. They called us early on in the morning to let us know, to our dismay, that we wouldn’t be able to get...

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Activity Provider Hawaii Forest & Trail

Activity Provider

FAQ

Q. Will we get to look through the big telescopes on Mauna Kea?
A. No one is allowed into the observatory. But you will watch the sunset in front of the observatory. Star gazing is done with telescopes that we bring along.
Q. Will there be any health risks linked to going up Mauna Kea?
A. Yes, there are a few health risks since you will be at 14,000-foot altitude and at that height there are low oxygen levels and the possibility of altitude sickness. Children under the age of 16 are not permitted to the summit.
Q. What will we see on this tour?
A. This tour includes the picture perfect Hawaiian sunset, amazing stargazing opportunities, and even a possibility of seeing snow in sunny Hawaii!
Q. What is the dinner menu?
A. Each guest will have their choice of one of the following dinner options:

Grilled Chicken with Special Sauce
Served with:
- Brown Rice
- Carrot
- Zucchini
- Bok Choy
- Yellow Squash with Garlic & White Wine Sauce
- Caramelized Pineapple

Boneless Beef Short Ribs
Served with:
- Brown Rice
- Carrot
- Zucchini
- Bok Choy
- Yellow Squash with Garlic & White Wine Sauce
- Caramelized Pineapple
- Teriyaki Sauce

Vegetarian Thai Curry (Gluten Free, Dairy Free & Vegan)
Served with:
- Brown Rice
- Red Bell Peppers
- Green Bell Peppers
- Portobello Mushrooms
- Sugar Snap Peas
- Green Beans
- Zucchini
- Yellow Squash
- Onion
- Bok Choy
- Thai Curry Sauce (Lemon Grass, Fresh Ginger, Fresh Garlic, Coconut Milk, Coriander, Paprika, Tomato Puree, Thai Curry Paste, Cumin & Gluten-free Soy Sauce)

*Please Note: All meals are prepared in facilities with nuts, oils & other potential allergens.
Q. How far in advance should I book this activity?
A. We recommend booking at least 3 weeks in advance. If you have very specific schedule requirements and are not flexible, please book sooner. Last-minute bookings are often possible, but availability is limited.
Q. How cold does it get on Mauna Kea?
A. Average temperatures can reach 32° Fahrenheit or 0° Celsius.
Q. Does volcanic activity from Kilauea affect visibility?
A. No. Mauna Kea is so high up that visibility is rarely affected. At the summit of Mauna Kea, you'll even be above most cloud formations.
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Payment / Cancellation Policy

Payment Methods
  • Credit card payment
Cancellation Policy
  • Any cancellations made after 16:00 local time, 3 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.

Mauna Kea Summit Sunset & Stargazing Adventure with Picnic Dinner
On this Mauna Kea sunset and stargazing tour you’ll get to view the stars and sunset from above the clouds, at the summit of a volcano! After a beautiful sunset, prepare to be amazed as the night sky lights up with thousands of glittering stars.