Mauna Kea Arnott's Adventures 3 reviews
 
Big Island of Hawaii, United States

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What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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Activity Highlights
Itinerary
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Stop At: Rainbow Falls, Waianuenue Avenue, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720

Visit Hilo's local Rainbow Falls and monkeypod tree (Hilo departures only). If you're lucky you'll see Anuenue (rainbow).

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Onizuka Astronomy Complex, Mauna Kea Access Rd, Island of Hawaii, HI 96737

Visit exhibits in this cozy station and acclimate at the elevation of 9,000 feet/2743 meters before ascending to the summit of Mauna Kea.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Mauna Kea, Island of Hawaii, HI

Ascend to the summit of Mauna Kea at 13,796 feet/4205 meters to arrive above the clouds and watch the sunset (weather permitting). See international telescopes along the way on this sacred mountain.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Onizuka Astronomy Complex, Mauna Kea Access Rd, Island of Hawaii, HI 96737

Stargaze with our local tour guide with a laser pointer. No telescopes are provided.

Duration: 15 minutes

Activity Details
Our Mauna Kea Summit Tour is designed to showcase the beauty and wonder of one of the most impressive mountains in the world. Mauna Kea (meaning “white mountain”) is historically and culturally very significant to the Hawaiian people, and because of its contributions to geology and astronomy, to the world as well.

Our local guides will enlighten you with the sacredness and cultural aspect of Mauna Kea.

A spiritual high for many locals and visitors.

#1 rated tour for adventure and photography.

This tour requires a minimum of 4 guests in order to run.

Our Mauna Kea Tour only meets guests in Hilo or at the Onizuka Visitor Center on Mauna Kea. We DO NOT pick up guests from Kona, Waikoloa, or any hotels on the west-most side of the Big Island.

Please see additional info for restrictions eg age, health, pregnancy, scuba dive, respiratory, heart, back issues, intoxicants etc. for this tour.
Departure & Return
Departure Point1: Arnott's Lodge & Hiking Adventures, 98 Apapane Rd, Hilo, HI 96720, USA 2: Onizuka Center for International Astronomy Visitor Information Station, Mauna Kea Access Rd, Hilo, HI, USA Traveler pickup is offered Our Mauna Kea Tour only meets guests in Hilo or at the Onizuka Visitor Center on Mauna Kea. We DO NOT pick up guests from Kona, Waikoloa, or any hotels on the west-most side of the Big Island. Departure Time3:00 PM
ReturnReturns to original departure point
What's Included
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Entry/Admission - Onizuka Astronomy Complex
  • Dinner
  • Telescopes
  • Jacket
  • Entry/Admission - Onizuka Astronomy Complex
Additional Information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a strong physical fitness level
  • Age minimum 16 years old
  • Not recommended to guests that have scuba dived in the last 24 hours.
  • Not recommended for travelers with respiratory conditions
  • Not recommended to consume intoxicants during or directly before this tour
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 2 travelers
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
  • All guests are required to show proof of negative COVID test results with certified paperwork or the Safe Travels app quarantine exemption. Those starting at our lodge must show this information to our front desk staff. Those picked up in other locations must show this to the tour guide.
Cancellation Policy
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  • We truly enjoyed and will always remember this tour favorably. Our tour guide Andras was knowledgeable and explained all in detail. This was a small group so we got personal attention. The views of the sunset on Mauna Kea and the stargazing were highlights. We highly recommend this tour!!

  • The trip was amazing, David was amazing. Serious nerd paradise with the telescopes on Mauna Kea, and of course the sunset was beyond belief. It was cloudy so the star gazing wasn’t perfect, but I still saw more stars than I ever see at home.

  • A great experience - Donna was a super nice guide and had lots of stories to tell on the way up and down the mountain. The sunset at the summit was breathtaking and the stargazing was also nice, Donna pointed out the constellations and told stories. Tip - Make sure to bring really warm clothes, it was freezing (~ 28 F) on the top even though it was 75-80 F when we left from Hilo in May.

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