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Mauna Kea Summit Adventures

Open today: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Beautiful Sunset and Stars

Amazing sunset view from the summit, followed by stargazing. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable... read more

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Reviewed 2 days ago
pheist
Truly excellent tour despite cloud cover due to hurricane in vicinity. Company gave us a refund

Hurricane Hector passed near the islands and the day prior our helicopter tour of thorn volcano was... read more

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Reviewed 4 days ago
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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...more
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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96745
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+1 808-322-2366
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Amazing sunset view from the summit, followed by stargazing. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable on many topics including some Hawaiian history, geography, Mauna Kea, and astronomy. It was a very informative tour packed with beautiful sights.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Hurricane Hector passed near the islands and the day prior our helicopter tour of thorn volcano was cancelled. Our family of four traveled up Magna Kea with our guide Maka, who is extremely knowledgeable and overall awesome guy. We stopped for a very nice meal,...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Mauna Kea Summit Adventures provided an easy way to visit the amazing sights and experience of Mauna Kea in ways that would not be possible without the guidance and assistance of a tour guide. Convenient pick up was provided at Kailua-Kona and travel to the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I will never forget this experience: the sky was so breathtaking...the silence, no light pollution, it has been simply perfect with respect to my expectations. Be prepared to a 10*C temperature at the top but don’t miss this incredibile experience.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did the sunset and star gazing tour on 7 August 2018. It was such a fantastic experience. Arthur, our guide and driver, was excellent. Very knowledgeable about the island and very focused on keeping everyone safe on the drive up and down the mountain....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Highly recommend this unique experience. Our guide, Arthur, was very knowledgeable about all things Big Island (he grew up there) and was very happy to answer questions. The whole trip is well designed with guests' comfort in mind. Although we were hesitant to book because...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a different type of review. I've tried to go on this trip on two different trips. I've been snowed out both times. Every person I've talked to has loved this trip! But you must plan ahead and make it your first reservation. Because...More

Thank Jolie C
Reviewed 1 week ago

The description of the Journey is correct with nice and passionate Custom built 4x4 micro-coach vans – best option available for safe transport to the summit, and panoramic views Superb scenery and photo opportunities with Sunset on the summit Arctic style hooded parkas and gloves...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Gordon and Maka were so knowledgeable!! The sunsets were incredible. Being up so high and having the awesome telescopes made seeing the moon and several planets such a spectacular sight!! The veggie lasagna was pretty good. It was scary going up and coming down. We...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our guide was great; very knowledgeable, friendly, inclusive and really cared about the quality of the group's and our family's experience. The star gazing was a real plus (cozy parkas and some hot chocolate for my wife and daughter, green tea for me, coffee for...More

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mangomango8
September 19, 2017|
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Response from Michael H | 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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Wlaii
July 23, 2017|
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Response from Pasomonte | Property representative |
Our company(MKSA) has a minimum age limit of 13 years. Each company has their own policy. If you attend public programs on the summit the limit is 16 years. Experience has shown us that children don't adapt to the rapid... More
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Mariela M
May 8, 2017|
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Response from Judyap2016 | Reviewed this property |
Not taken a 16 year old up but unless he has asthma he will be fine.there is nothing dangerous about the trip....just lots and lots of information he will find amazing!!!
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