Hawaii Forest & Trail - Mauna Kea Summit & Stars Adventure
Please note: Due to the popularity of this tour, please call us at 866-482-9775 to check availability if booking within the next month. Tour participants must be at least 16 years old to go to the summit.
ALTERNATE TOUR INFORMATION: During the Mauna Kea Thirty Meter Telescope protest this tour will follow an alternate route.
- Sunset & star show on Mauna Kea
- No visit to the summit or visitor's center
sunset location is at nearly 8,000 ft elevation up a 4WD road where no
other companies have access to. This spot is home to endangered native
species like the Palila
sunset location features sweeping views of the Kohala and Kona coasts
and the guide will find the best stargazing location possible based on
the evening's weather conditions.
- Drop off times will be about 15 to 30 minutes earlier than the usual tour.
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All of our Mauna Kea Tours are completely safe and fun for the entire family! Whether you want to learn the geography of the Big Island or the volcanic history of Mauna Kea, all of our Tours to Mauna Kea are absolutely breathtaking. Why just stop with one of our Mauna Kea Summit Tours? Add a Mauna Kea Observatory Tours adventure to your things to do on Big Island and save!
Watch a spectacular sunset from the Summit of Mauna Kea 13,796 ft above sea level. Next you will enjoy stargazing at the 9,200 ft level at the Onizuka Center for International Astronomy. You will have the use of the world's largest and most sophisticated telescopes.
The Summit of Mauna Kea is famous for its snow-capped mountaintops during the winter months. Passengers are encouraged to wear comfortable walking shoes, warm clothing, and a jacket. Boxed dinner, hot chocolate, hot tea, bottled water, cookies, telescope, jackets and gloves are provided.
All of our Tours to Mauna Kea are tailored for your individual tastes. Whether you want to enjoy the romance of booking one of our intimate Mauna Kea Summit Tours or challenge yourself to one of our endurance Tours to Mauna Kea, you won’t be disappointed. All of the Mauna Kea Tours are photo opportunities so don’t forget your sports camera! Even if you’re more of a quieter tourist, choose the Mauna Kea Observatory Tours and add it to your itinerary!
Our Mauna Kea Summit Tours are both whimsical and fun; an adventurous touch to your Big Island trip. Whether the Mauna Kea Observatory Tours tempts you or you crave the exhilaration of perching yourself on the rim of Mauna Kea, you won’t lose when booking any of our Tours to Mauna Kea. All of the Mauna Kea Tours are an adventure waiting to happen!
- Enjoy a warm picnic dinner on the beautiful mountain while learning about Hawaiian star navigation
- Your guide will share historic accounts of early travelers through the mountain lands
- Delight in the awe-inspiring sunset at the top of Maunakea, the highest point in the Pacific
- Stand amidst the world’s largest collection of research telescopes
- Sip hot chocolate during your private starshow at 9,000 feet elevation with an 11” Celestron telescope
- Dinner choice of one of the following:
Chicken (gluten free) - served with brown rice, carrot, zucchini, bok
choy, yellow squash, with a garlic & white wine sauce, and a
caramelized pineapple garnish (sauce made with soy sauce, sugar, ginger,
garlic and sesame oil)
- Kalbi Beef Short Ribs (gluten free) -
served with brown rice, carrot, zucchini, bok choy, yellow squash, with a
garlic & white wine sauce, and a caramelized pineapple garnish
(sauce made with soy sauce, mirin, sake, sugar, ginger and garlic)
Thai Curry (gluten & dairy free, vegetarian, & vegan) - served
with brown rice, red bell pepper, green bell pepper, portobello
mushroom, sugar snap peas, green beans, zucchini, yellow squash, onion,
bok choy (sauce made with lemongrass, ginger, garlic, coconut milk,
coriander, paprika, tomato puree, thai curry paste, cumin and soy sauce)
is prepared in a facility with nuts, oils & other potential
allergens; please be aware cross contamination may occur during
preparation and inquire about any allergy concerns before booking)
- Assorted teas
- Hot chocolate and brownies served for dessert
- Warm hooded parkas and gloves are provided