Experience an intriguing and provocative journey through space and time as you go where no rental cars can go! Discover Hawaii from the top of the Island’s tallest peak, the Mauna Kea, which also known as “White Mountain”, stands majestically at 13,796 feet (4,200 meters) above sea level. Be sure not to miss this enchanting summit and star gazing small group tour!
- Free snacks included
- All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included
- See the sights illuminated at night
- Dinner included
- Conducted in English
View a spectacular sunset from the top of Mauna Kea and enjoy a unique stargazing experience on this Big Island adventure tour. Travel from Kona through Hawaii’s historic Parker Ranch in a specially equipped 4×4 luxury van to the summit of Mauna Kea on the Big Island of Hawaii. Learn about the Big Island of Hawaii’s cultural, natural and ecological history from your naturalist tour guide as you journey to the top of Mauna Kea for this once-in-a-lifetime sunset and stargazing tour.
Ride to the summit of Mauna Kea in comfort and safety with specially equipped 4×4 tour vans and gain access to parts of the Big Island of Hawaii that most travelers will never see! Enjoy a special hot, picnic style lunch at a historic Hawaiian ranch where you’ll be provided with a warm, hooded parka (you must specify size when booking) and prepare to make the climb to the top of Mauna Kea.
Once on Mauna Kea’s summit, enjoy views of Mauna Loa and see Maui’s volcano, Haleakala, along with other special points of interest. Stand among some of the earth’s most powerful telescopes and advanced observatories as you enjoy the once-in-a-lifetime sunset view. After sunset, you’ll travel to the Mauna Kea Visitor’s Center at 9,000 feet (2,750 meters) where your tour guide will set up a telescope for a personal, entertaining and educational star party. Learn how Mauna Kea’s unique geography that draws scientists from all over the world to study the heavens also allows for incredible nighttime views of the stars. Enjoy hot beverages and chocolate macadamia nut cookies as your guide gives a personal astronomy lesson.
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Departure Point: Tour departs from Queen Kaahumanu Highway, or Waikoloa Kings Shops.
Departure Time: Departure time varies between 1:40pm and 4:00pm, depending on the time of year and accommodations
Return Details: Returns to original departure point
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Our guide gave us lots of interesting facts on the way up Mauna Kea. The view was incredible from the top! The stars were amazing; I have never seen so many stars in all my life! It was romantic and perfect for the day after our wedding.
Reviewed by: Jodie H, United Kingdom, September 2007