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Mauna Kea Summit Adventures

Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96745
+1 808-322-2366
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An experience of the mountain top.

The tour was great with experienced staff and undisputable courtesy. Our guide was quit good an... read more

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340denis
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The amazing sunset was just a prelude to an absolutely magical night under the stars! Gordon and... read more

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Reviewed 2 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 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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Hours Today: 08:00 - 18:00
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 yesterday

The tour was great with experienced staff and undisputable courtesy. Our guide was quit good an provided many interesting informations along the way. The expedition was well organized with everything from stops, diner, clothing, free mountain top time and stargazing with hot beverage all on...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

The amazing sunset was just a prelude to an absolutely magical night under the stars! Gordon and Art were wonderful tour guides that were not only able to share fabulous "star" stories, but also shared their high energy and enthusiasm for making the experience one...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Maka and Justin were excellent guides providing local insights and knowledge on the drive to the summit. The views from the top were awesome...surreal above the clouds with the international observatories glinting in the sun. The star show through the telescopes was fantastic! We saw...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

We were totally delighted with our evening with Mauna Kea Summit Adventures. We learned a great deal from our guide, Maka,on the drive there and felt comfortable knowing what was going to happen on our journey. Our first stop was at the Visitor Center. We...More

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Thank Marti E
Reviewed 4 days ago

Using Mauna Kea Summit Adventures to go to the summit of Mauna Kea to see the sunset & stargazing is a bit pricey but well worth it! Our guides, Art & Justin were fantastic knowledgeable & interpretive guides on the local customs & habitats. The...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This was the most exciting and significant tour I have taken in my life and as you read over 30toudand reviews you will know I have taken many tours in all parts of the world. First the people the book the tour for you take...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

August 14, 2017 Tour Our guide, Maka was very knowledgeable and provided excellent service. Would definitely do tour again.

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Thank Linda A
Reviewed 6 days ago

This was a fantastic experience. It felt like a real adventure and we felt privileged to be there. The views from the summit was great, our guides were very knowledgeable and great fun to be with and the stargazing was amazing - at least to...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the highlight of our visit to Hawaii. Seeing the sunset from the top of the world; seeing the shadow of Mauna Kea blanketing Mauna Loa; seeing the magma from Kilauea after sunset; it was a perfect evening. The tour guides were phenomenal -...More

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Thank Whitney M
Reviewed 1 week ago

I booked the sunset-stargazing tour. We went up (a group of 30 people) in two 4wd buses. They pick you up at three places on the island, so you must have a car to join the meeting points by your own if you are not...More

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Wlaii
23 July 2017|
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Response from Richard G | Reviewed this property |
In the FAQ section of their website they indicate they don't take children under 13 due to possibility of altitude sickness.
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Mariela M
8 May 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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maggieamison
24 February 2017|
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Response from MikeSessions | Property representative |
Aloha, It is best to join our adventure from the pickup locations on the west side of the Big Island, in Kailua Kona, or Waikoloa resort. If you decide to take this tour from Hilo, you would be required to drive (in your own... More
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