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Mauna Kea Stargazing and Astro-Photography Tour with Complimentary Pictures

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Visit one of the best stargazing locations in Hawaii to enjoy a unique star show with free photos taken of you and the brilliant night sky. This Mauna Kea stargazing tour takes you to an exclusive location right next to a NASA observatory!

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Epic Tours takes you on a Mars and Stars Photo Experience in Hawaii! One of the most popular things to do in the Big Island, stargazing on Mauna Kea, is made even better by the inclusion of free photos and a clear weather guarantee—if you can't see the stars on your tour, you can come again for free! Visit a secluded, Mars-like location near a NASA observatory where you'll be able to stargaze free of any light pollution. Mauna Kea is one of the best places to stargaze in the world due to its location, climate, and isolated nature. Through an Astro-Cam, you'll see stars, gaze at galaxies, and capture constellations with your guide, who will point out interesting sights and educate you about both the sky and the ground that you're standing on. To finish your tour, you'll have a fun night time photoshoot, with complimentary pictures that you'll receive within a day of your tour.

Tour Highlights!
  • 2-hour astrophoto tour
  • Weather Guarantee: See the stars or come again for free!
  • Complimentary High Resolution Photos - A $200 value, you'll receive photos taken on your tour, edited in Adobe Lightroom to show off the stars!
  • World-class stargazing featuring an Astro-Cam.
  • Small-group experience, only 10 guests per tour.
  • Location: Stargaze from altitudes below 10k feet on Mauna Kea or Mauna Loa, depending on weather conditions

Inclusions
  • Comfy Parka Jackets
  • Unique Stargazing Photos
  • Complimentary High-Resolution photos available within 24 hours
  • Kona Macadamia Nut Chocolates, Coffee, Hot Chocolate and Tea

Know Before You Go
  • Tour tends to book up early, so it's recommended to reserve your seats in advance
  • Book your adventure on one of your first nights of your vacation, in case it's rescheduled due to weather
  • Transportation is not included. Meet at the corner of Highway 200 Saddle Road and the Mauna Loa Observatory Road (approximately 25-35 minutes from Hilo and Waikoloa Village.)
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Price
2-Hour Evening Tour
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Adult/Child (Age 10 & over)
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This 2-hour astrophoto tour meets at the base of Mauna Loa and drives up to a secluded location for stargazing. The Big Island's mountains are some of the best places in the world to view the night sky.
  • Duration: 2 hour(s)
  • Available: Daily
  • Pick-up: Not available
  • Inclusion: Parka Jackets / Complimentary High-Resolution photos available for download within 24 hours after the experience / Macadamia Nut Chocolates, Coffee, Hot Chocolate and Tea / Stargazing / Guide
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Starting time: 19:00 20:00 20:30 21:30
Starting time: 19:00 20:00 20:30 21:30
  • 19:00 Check-in (Meet Epic Tours at Mauna Kea Recreation Area)
  • Stargaze on the Slopes of Mauna Kea
    IMG_3423 Drive up to around 9000 feet elevation for a stargazing experience close to the sky and away from any light pollution. Your guide will give you a fun and educational laser-guided explanation of the stars and planets found in the night sky.
  • Get Your Photo Taken by a Astro-Photographer
    epic_tours_temp01 Have professional photos taken with the stars as your background! Each and every guide is a trained astro-photographer who will take high-definition photographs of you and your group with the stars illuminated beautifully behind you.
  • 21:00 Check-out
Notes
Restriction(s)
    • Guests with asthma or other respiratory problems are not permitted to participate in this activity.
    • Guests with heart and cardiovascular issues are not permitted to participate in this activity.
    • This activity is not wheelchair accessible.
    • Children 10 years old and above can participate in this activity.
    • Scuba divers please note that we will be driving at high altitudes.
Required Items to Bring & Attire
    • Comfortable pants and walking shoes are highly recommended
Additional Note(s)
    • Gratuity is not included in the price.
    • Stargazing from altitudes below 10k feet on Mauna Kea or Mauna Loa.
    • This tour does NOT visit summit of Mauna Kea or Mauna Kea Visitor Center.
      Tour companies and private individuals are not permitted to stargaze at the summit. The summit is closed 30 minutes after sunset and solely for research and cultural practices.
    • We recommend booking your adventure on one of your first nights of your vacation, just in case the tour has to be rescheduled due to the weather.
    • Meal is not included. It's recommended to eat before the tour.
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Cancellation Policy
  • Groups of 1 - 3 passengers: 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.
    Groups of 4 - 10 passengers: Any cancellations made after 16:00 local time, 5 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.

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Duration 2 hour(s)
Availability Daily

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Our guide was very knowledgeable and friendly, and clearly had the same passion for astronomy we did. He took fantastic romantic photos with the galaxy in the background, while explaining what it is w...more
by: AJ89
Our tour guide was personable, knowledgeable and had incredible talent as a photographer. He has a ...more
We enjoyed it a lot. We wish we had gone earlier in our trip so we would’ve had the opportunity to b...more

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Mauna Kea Stargazing and Astro-Photography Tour with Complimentary Pictures