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Mauna Kea Summit Sunset & Stargazing Adventure Instant Confirmation

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Spend an evening that begins with dinner at Parker Ranch, followed by an ascent to the summit of Mauna Kea for stargazing with warm drinks and brownies.

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Experience one of the most sacred places in Hawaii, Mauna Kea! Enjoy a delicious, hot meal at a Parker Ranch outpost, and then you're off to ascend to the icy summit of Mauna Kea. Witness spectacular views of the horizon, vantage points of Haleakala on Maui, and the amazing Mauna Kea sunset. After basking in the evening glow, descend to the Visitor's Station to marvel at the Hawaiian sky through telescope. Wrapped warm in arctic parkas, and armed with piping hot chocolate and brownies, your expert guide will offer you a personal and educational look at the Hawaiian heavens.
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Sunset & Stargazing Adventure
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Discover something scientists have known for years; the summit of Mauna Kea at night offers some of the clearest and most spectacular views of the night sky found anywhere on Earth. Marvel at a breathtaking canopy of stars while sipping a hot drink in good company.
  • Duration (incl. transportation): 5 - 9 hour(s)
  • Available: Daily
  • Pick-up:
    • Round-trip from Waikoloa free x per person
      Round-trip from Waikoloa free x per person
    • Round-trip from Hawaii Forest & Trail Office (Kona) free x per person
      Round-trip from Hawaii Forest & Trail Office (Kona) free x per person
  • Inclusion: Soft drinks / Juice / Dinner / Warm clothing / Hooded parkas / Warm gloves / Guide
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Starting time: 13:25 (Nov & Dec) - 14:55 (Jun & Jul) (Show details)
  • 13:15-14:15 Pick-up from Kailua-Kona / Waikoloa / Hapuna
  • Dinner at Humu'ula Sheep Station (1 hr)
    140427 Enjoy a private picnic dinner at Historic Humuula Sheep Station, located at 7,000 feet elevation.
  • Drive to Summit of Mauna Kea (1 hr)
    mauna 13,500 feet above sea level.
  • Sunset Viewing (1 hr)
    IMG_3292-3 Delight in the awe-inspiring sunset at the top of Mauna Kea, the highest point in the Pacific.
  • Descend to Visitor's Station (30 mins)
    140423 9,000 feet above sea level.
  • Stargazing (1 hr)
    mkss-slide2-1040x489 Sip hot chocolate during your private starshow at 9,000 feet elevation with an 11” Celestron telescope.
  • 19:00-22:00 Check-out & Drop-off
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Restriction(s)
    • Guests who are pregnant are not permitted to participate in this activity.
    • This activity is not wheelchair accessible.
    • If less than 4 participants are booked, the activity may not operate.
    • Guests should be able to hike on uneven or rocky terrain. You will sometimes encounter cool, wet or muddy conditions.
    • Because of high altitude this tour is not advised for those with respiratory, circulatory or heart conditions, pregnancy or poor health.
    • Children under 14 years are NOT allowed on this tour and minors aged 14 to 16 years old must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian over 18 years old.
    • Wheel Chair Accessibility: Tour van is not equipped with a lift or room for wheelchairs so some mobility with assistance is necessary to enter and exit the vehicle. Some terrains visited may not be paved, so wheelchair access is limited.
    • You may not participate within twenty-four (24) hours of scuba diving due to the high risk of decompression sickness.
Required Items to Bring & Attire
    • Closed toe shoes
    • Long pants
Requirement(s) - Others
    • Please call the activity provider the day before to reconfirm your booking. Your voucher has the necessary contact information listed.
Additional Note(s)
    • The activity schedule is subject to change or cancellation due to weather or traffic conditions.
    • The menu is subject to change without notice.
    • Gratuity is not included in the price.
Booking Requirements (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
    • You can book a maximum of 14.
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Will we get to look through the big telescopes on Mauna Kea?
  • No one is allowed into the observatory. But you will watch the sunset in front of the observatory. Star gazing is done with telescopes that we bring along.
Is giving a tip (gratuity) required?
  • Gratuity is never required, but if you enjoyed your experience a tip is always greatly appreciated!
Will there be any health risks linked to going up Mauna Kea?
  • Yes, there are a few health risks since you will be at 14,000-foot altitude and at that height there are low oxygen levels and the possibility of altitude sickness. Children under the age of 16 are not permitted to the summit.
What will we see on this tour?
  • This tour includes the picture perfect Hawaiian sunset, amazing stargazing opportunities, and even a possibility of seeing snow in sunny Hawaii!
What is the dinner menu?
  • Each guest will have their choice of one of the following dinner options:

    Grilled Chicken with Special Sauce
    Served with:
    - Brown Rice
    - Carrot
    - Zucchini
    - Bok Choy
    - Yellow Squash with Garlic & White Wine Sauce
    - Caramelized Pineapple

    Boneless Beef Short Ribs
    Served with:
    - Brown Rice
    - Carrot
    - Zucchini
    - Bok Choy
    - Yellow Squash with Garlic & White Wine Sauce
    - Caramelized Pineapple
    - Teriyaki Sauce

    Vegetarian Thai Curry (Gluten Free, Dairy Free & Vegan)
    Served with:
    - Brown Rice
    - Red Bell Peppers
    - Green Bell Peppers
    - Portobello Mushrooms
    - Sugar Snap Peas
    - Green Beans
    - Zucchini
    - Yellow Squash
    - Onion
    - Bok Choy
    - Thai Curry Sauce (Lemon Grass, Fresh Ginger, Fresh Garlic, Coconut Milk, Coriander, Paprika, Tomato Puree, Thai Curry Paste, Cumin & Gluten-free Soy Sauce)

    *Please Note: All meals are prepared in facilities with nuts, oils & other potential allergens.
How far in advance should I book this activity?
  • We recommend booking at least 3 weeks in advance. If you have very specific schedule requirements and are not flexible, please book sooner. Last-minute bookings are often possible, but availability is limited.
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Payment/Cancellation policy
Payment type
Credit card payment
Cancellation Policy
  • Any cancellations made after 18:00, 2 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount. (Parties of 5 or less)
    Any cancellations made after 18:00, 3 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount. (Parties of 6 to 9)
    Any cancellations made after 18:00, 4 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount. (Parties of 10 or more)
USD 223.96
USD 223.96

Taxes & fees included

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(4.64/5.00) 4.64 / 5
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Pick-up Available
Duration incl. transportation 5 - 9 hour(s)
Availability Daily
Meal Dinner

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The sights were amazing and unique. The guide was amazing and knowledgeable. I have traveled all over the world and this would be one of my top 20 experiences. Tour arrangements were excellent.
This tour was the highlight of our activities on the big island.
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