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Hawaii Forest and Trail

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Address: Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
Phone Number: +1 800-464-1993
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Activities: Group tours/day tour
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Mauna Kea Summit and Stars Small Group Adventure Tour

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Volcano Tour

Eugene rocks! Best tour we took and tons of fun. Not only is the tour great and the van/bus new and clean - Eugene is a wealth of knowledge on the island, history, science and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Phoenix, Arizona

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Eugene rocks! Best tour we took and tons of fun. Not only is the tour great and the van/bus new and clean - Eugene is a wealth of knowledge on the island, history, science and volcanoes. He was very polite and helpful and the food was great and all and all a great time!

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

The tour started off at the dinner site. After a quick meal (chicken Marsala) we went directly to the summit since the visitor center was closed. We were given ample time at the summit to see the sun set. I recommend layering even though they will provide you with jackets and gloves. It gets really chilly up there. The view... More 

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

My wife and I joined Hawaii Forest and Trail (HFT) on their evening tour to the Mauna Kea Summit and star gazing tour. This tour was very professionally managed and we had no problems with reservations, confirmation, checkin etc, even though we had booked through HawaiiDiscount. We boarded the bus at the HFT HQ and the tour was led by... More 

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New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We had a very well educated and knowledgable tour guide, Katia. I felt like we were being shown around by family. We were picked up in the center of town and joined three other families, so we were 11 all together. We were never in the middle of the crowds, we found secluded places to learn about all the tapagraphy,... More 

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San Francisco, California
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

I did the Mauna Kea tour last week and it was just amazing. Nate, our guide, was very knowledgeable about Hawaii, and his interest in Mauna Kea and astronomy was quite apparent. I saw the most surreal sunset ever, atop Mauna Kea. And what made it even more awesome was to see clouds below you. Nate made this tour very... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

We went to the Big Island last week and booked a waterfalls hike and lunch with Hawaii Forest and Trails based on our hotel's recommendation. We had an amazing experience! Our guide Justin really elevated the whole day to a new level. He was super kind and did a great job in getting the group to know each other. He... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

I can't express more to anyone reading this review what a wonderful and fantastic experience my wife and I had on the July 12th Epic Island Tour and the Twilight Volcano Tour the following day on July 13th. We weren't planning on taking two tours in two days with Hawaii Forest and Trail but we're so happy we did! Before... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

First off, this was an expensive trip. After reading about Polynesians navigating to Hawaii by the stars I wanted to go on the trip just to see the stars they probably used. We were lucky to have missed the problems with the protesters and got the full trip. I was glad to have someone else driving the rough road up... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

In summary: This is not a cheap tour - and you don't really get a lot for your money - but still an incredible experience and one we won't forget... so if you want a great view and to see more stars than you will ever see again, then worth doing this Mauna Kea stargazing tour. In detail: We met... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

I did a lot of research of Big Island activities including the Mauna Kea Summit and chose Hawaii Forest and Trail without hesitation due to its stellar reviews on Trip Advisor. We had a great time, and it was absolutely amazing to do the Mauna Kea Summit and the star gazing but I'm not sure if I would pay all... More 

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Address: Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
Phone Number: +1 800-464-1993
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Kailua-Kona
Open Hours:
Sunday 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 6:00 am - 8:00 pm

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