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Best Mauna Kea Summit Tour (Free sunset and star photo!)

We will take you to the summit of Mauna Kea to see the sunset and we will do stargazing afterward. Our most unique part is that our guides will take the photo of the sunset and stars for you using their DSLR camera.
All photos are free of charge and you will get it to your smartphone at the end of the tour.

City: Big Island of Hawaii
Fri 01 Mar
You can choose the date already on the booking website
Starting at $280.00
Fri 01 Mar
Starting at $280.00
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What's Included
Free DSLR camera photo of sunset and stars with you in it!
Bottle water and hot drink while stargazing
Admission Fee for Mauna Kea
Veggie Sandwich (Please message us for other meal option)
Snow parker, Ski pants, Gloves to keep you warm
Expert tour guide
4x4 Passenger Van to the summit
Additional Info
  • Not recommended for travelers with spinal injuries
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness
  • Please check the message through Viator we will send after confirmation of your booking, about pickup time and location.
  • Please note that we do not take any responsibility or liability for any damage or loss caused through the parking
  • Operated by Hawaiian Eyes Tour
  • Not recommended for person weight more than 300lb
  • Not recommended for person having respiratory problem such as asthma
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
What To Expect
Pick up guests from each pick up location starting from Target in Kona. (pick up time varies depending on the season) 14:00-15:00pm Target's parking lot meet in front of the Mcdonald’s that is in the Target parking area (74-5453 Makala Blvd, Kailua-Kona) 14:45-15:45pm/ Queens’ Market Place Please meet up at the backside parking area of Queen's Market Place in front of Island Gourmet Markets (69-201 Waikoloa Beach Dr #201, Waikoloa) 15:30-16:30pm/ Gilbert Kahele Recreation Park (44-5400 Daniel K. Inouye Hwy, Waimea)
Onizuka Astronomy Complex
Onizuka Visitor Information Station We will take a break at the Onizuka Visitor Center at an altitude of 2,800m or 9,000ft for early dinner and altitude acclimatization. We also change clothes for winter clothes here depending on the weather. Also gift shop is open for guests to purchase the items. (No food or drink sale)
Mauna Kea Summit
Mauna Kea summit at an altitude of 13,796 ft (4,205 m) At the peak of Mauna Kea, you will see most of the observatory at the summit and we will be watching the sunset from the highest peak oin Hawaii. Enjoy a fantastic moment!
Onizuka Astronomy Complex
After the sunset, we will do stargazing using our refractor telescope and razor pointer. Our guide will explain about the star, constellation, and planets. Also we will take the astro photo with you in it! (The location of where we will do the stargazing may varies depending on the weather conditions)
Returning to the pick up locations starting from Gilbert Kahele Recreational park.
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Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.
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Reviews (481)
Bogdana A
Dec 2022
The trip got cancelled do to weather condition and I found out at the time of the pickup. I was expecting to be called or emailed at list. I’m still waiting for my refund.
Dec 2022
This tour was amazing, made only more incredibly by my lucky timing of having it scheduled as Mauna Loa was erupting. It is primarily a star gazing tour, but most of the cameras and telescopes were focused on the volcano instead this time. I will definitely be doing this tour again, even without an erupting volcano nearby. They pick up from various locations around the island, making it super convenient. Then they make the long and 4WD-required trek up the mountain to the summit while you just enjoy the ride and scenery. My tour guide Stefan was awesome and very knowledgeable about the island. Everyone was very friendly and they take many photos for you along the way for free, although always tip your guides well ;) Would highly recommend this tour for anyone who is healthy and can withstand high elevations. Warm clothing was available at no extra cost, as well as a warm drink while star gazing and delicious sandwich on the ride back.
Dec 2022
I never received sunset and star phots that were promised. After the tour, I received an email with a link to a Google drive that did not work. Google could not locate the drive file. I sent them an email requesting help with no response.

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