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Mauna Kea Summit Adventures

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About Mauna Kea Summit Adventures
Mauna Kea Summit Adventures offers daily trips to the summit of Mauna Kea for sunset and stargazing. We are the pioneer service of this kind and we have over 30 years of experience. Our daily trip starts off on the Kona coast 4 hours before sunset and returns 5 hours after sunset. We travel in custom built 4x4 mini coaches with panoramic windows. Our guides are experts in island geography, geology, culture and astronomy. At the 9,000FT.level, we stop for the better part of an hour to dine and experience the visitor's center. We arrive on the summit before sunset and we stay until the best of the color has faded. Afterward, if natural conditions allow, we put on a highly informative stargazing session with large, computerized amateur telescopes. MKSA does not guarantee the weather in any way. Although the mountain enjoys a great majority of fine weather there is the possibility the tour may be canceled, and refunded or may encounter poor conditions in the field.
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This tour was a great way to spend an evening on the Big Island. As we drove up the volcano, our guide, Maka, filled us in on the history of the island and its volcanoes. He really knew his stuff, and it was fascinating. The...More

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Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had a fantastic guide who narrated most of the way with interesting g info about Hawaii. Very informed and highly qualified individual. The drive to the Info centre was quick due to his sharing information. The bus was very comfortable although as we were...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This was a great adventure. Comfortable Vans, excellent lasagne, awesome views, great and helpful tour guides. I would highly recommend this.

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Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Going up to observatory was amazing, what they call Star Gazing, not so much....but still highly recommend!

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Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Mauna Kea Summit Adventures If you love beautiful sunsets, and star gazing this is the tour for you. Having the chance to watch the sunset above the clouds and seeing the gorgeous Hawaiian sky lit up with stars at night was both memorable and amazing....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Jill V
Reviewed 6 days ago

Attention to detailsis of such importance: great vans w excellent shocks and cushy seats, our guide was extensively knowledgeable, delicious meal and treats. Our trip was the best!

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Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The Ride up is a longer one but our guide Maka did a great job of filling in the time with discussions about the area, topography, native flora and fauna and historical stories about the people. Once on the summit they warn you about it...More

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Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This tour was incredible. The Mercedes Van was super comfortable and felt very safe on the arduous road to the top. Our guide Arthur spoke to us the entire ride and was very very knowledgable of his beautiful island he calls home. Once on top...More

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Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Jim our guide was amazing. Super friendly and knowledgeable. Seemed excited and enthusiastic about seeing stuff I’m sure he’s seen 1000 times. Being on top of the mountain was great. The stargazing after was not super due to an almost full moon. I would recommend...More

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Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Arthur is incredibly friendly and passionate about his work which really resonates with the tour. It was a great experience overall and the sunset was one of the most stunning colors I've seen. Definitely worth the time!

Date of experience: December 2018
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It is hard to breathe at high altitudes. People who are obese may have an even harder time breathing.
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I would refer to your doctor.
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Response from intotnehaze | Reviewed this property |
I think is enough time to just stroll around on your own, yes. I had plenty of time to walk around and take in the sites, and even pop the big question without feeling rushed or left out of anything!
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