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Location: Mauna Kea, Mauna Kea Access Road, Hilo, Hawaii 96720, United States | Hilo, United States
Trip to the summit of Mauna Kea, Hawaii's highest peak
Spectacular sunset views from 13,796 feet (4,205 m)
Stargazing in an expansive night sky free of light pollution
Hawaii's natural & geologic history explained by a guide
Scenic drive through varied island landscapes & lava fields
Guided tour of Mauna Kea
Use of jacket, gloves, and telescope
Bento dinner with non-alcoholic beverages
Commentary in Japanese
Get a new perspective on Hawaii from the top of Mauna Kea, the world's tallest mountain and the most sacred location across the Hawaiian islands. Watch the sunset from 13,796 feet (4,205 m) above sea level, enjoy a Bento dinner, and scope out the stunning starry sky.
Start from Kona and ride past varied landscapes, including lava flows, pastureland, dry forest, and rainforest on your way to the base of Mauna Kea. At the Onizuka Visitor Center, enjoy a delicious Bento box with a beverage. After your meal, grab your jacket and continue the steep drive up to the summit with your expert guide.
Upon arrival, gaze out from the mountain at the peaks of nearby Mauna Loa and Hualalai, which tower above the countryside, and the far-away Haleakalā volcano crowning Maui. As you take in the view, a pastel sunset stretches over the Pacific.
When the sun sinks below the horizon, it's back to the Visitor Center at 9,000 feet (2,743 m). Warm up with a hot drink and a snack as your guide sets up your telescope for a stargazing party like no other. Free from light pollution, Mauna Kea offers crystal-clear views of the stars. Listen to the tales of Hawaiian celestial lore and spend the rest of your time on the lookout for constellations and shooting stars.
Cancellation Policy: 5 days
Know before you book:
You must be 16 years or older.,
If you are pregnant, in poor health, or experience respiratory, circulatory, or heart conditions, you should not participate.,
If you have scuba dived in the last 24 hours, you should be aware of altitude dangers.,
You must be able to walk on unpaved or uneven terrain.,
Pickup is between 1:30 PM and 3 PM, depending on sunset. You will receive confirmation of pick-up time once booking is received.
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