Mauna Kea Sunset & Stargazing (Summit & Stars)-
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Mauna Kea Sunset & Stargazing (Summit & Stars) - Kona - Hawaii Forest and Trail

Tour Highlights:
  • Enjoy a sunset on the western slopes of Maunakea and a private stargazing show with our Interpretive Guides.
  • A picnic dinner at a private location at 6,500 ft. elevation
  • Custom touring vans.
  • Maximum of 14 passengers
  • 7 to 8 hours.
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Enjoy a sunset on the western slopes of Maunakea and a private stargazing show with our Interpretive Guides. Ascend all the way up to 13,796 feet and enjoy the sunset and a picnic dinner stop. Then descend to the 9,000 foot elevation to set up telescopes and have a star party. You will have the opportunity to view many different astrological sites during this time.
Operates: Afternoon trips depart daily depending on season.
Departure Point: Departs from the Queen's Marketplace next to Charlie's Thai Restaurant Waikoloa.
Duration: 7 to 8 hours round-trip from headquarters.
Equipment: Telescope.
Capacity: Minimum of 6 to confirm a tour - maximum of 14.
Menu

1. Teriyaki Chicken (gluten free) - Served with brown rice, carrot, zucchini, bok choy, yellow squash with a garlic & white wine sauce, and a caramelized pineapple garnish 

2. Kalbi Beef Short Ribs (gluten free) - Served with brown rice, carrot, zucchini, bok choy, yellow squash with a garlic & white wine sauce, and a caramelized pineapple garnish

3. Vegetarian Thai Curry (gluten & dairy free, vegetarian, vegan) - served with brown rice, red bell pepper, green bell pepper, portobello mushroom, sugar snap peas, green beans, zucchini, yellow squash, onion, bok choy

Dessert
Chocolate brownies.
Beverages
Hot chocolate and tea (herbal, green or black)

Inclusions: Use of hooded parkas and warm gloves.
Exclusions: Bring a sweater and wear long pants.
Foreign Language Translation: There is no foreign language translation available.
Handicapped Accessible: This tour is not suitable for handicapped individuals.
Required Certifications: The participant is not required to have any certification or special license in order to participate.
Serves Alcohol: There is not any alcohol available during the activity.
What to Bring: It is recommended that you bring a camera with you. We suggest bringing your camera in a ziplock bag in case you need to protect it from the elements. It is required that everyone wears closed toed shoes on this activity. We recommend that everyone in your group wears long pants. We recommend that everyone in your group brings sunglasses. We recommend that everyone in your group brings warm clothes.
Restrictions: People who have gone SCUBA diving within twenty-four hours of the scheduled check in time are not permitted on this activity.
Departure times may vary. Weather not guaranteed. Must be 16 years or older. SCUBA divers should note that the summit altitude is over 13,000 feet of elevation. Not advised for those affected by high altitudes, those with respiratory, circulatory or heart conditions, or those who are pregnant or in poor health. Large group cancellation policy: 10 guests requires 72 hours notice, more than 10 guests requires 14 days notice. Group rates are based on 10 people per van plus a $125.00 gratuity per vehicle. This activity is not accessible by wheelchair or walker.

There have been 5 reviews written about the Mauna Kea Sunset & Stargazing (Summit & Stars) - Kona with Hawaii Forest and Trail.

Average Product Rating: 5.0 / 5

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Mickey Purser
My Mother and I had a GREAT time. Everything was perfect. The driver did what every he could to help.



George Bolvari
This was a great excursion. Our guide Eugene was informative, knowledgeable and had a great sense of humour. We saw a beautiful sunset and tha stargazing was amazing. Highly recommended!



Kevin Painter
Very nice trip, driver was very knowledgeable and engaged with his occupants. Took pics for us and serviced everyone with a smile.



Bernadette Bourque
This was a fabulous tour. Nate, our driver/guide/server is an amazing wealth of knowledge. Seeing the sunset from atop a volcano was something else--albeit freezing cold, but parkas were provided. Nate served us a nice meal on the way and gave us a wonderful astronomy lesson on the way down the volcano. Never have I seen such a beautiful night sky. Nate brought along a telescope for us see wondrous things in the night sky. Never have I seen such a dark night. We were very impressed with the whole experience.



Donnie Miekos
Incredible experience! Our tour guide, Joe was super friendly, extremely knowledgeable and made our tour that much more pleasant. We joined in late since we were staying on the Hilo side so we were the last 2 to join, but that didn't matter to Joe. He made us feel welcome. Dinner was earlier than we had anticipated, but the chicken was good. Brownies & hot chocolate were even better, especially after freezing temps at the summit! Unfortunately, on the night of our tour there were lots of clouds and we were only able to view a few stars, but Joe made the best of it a situation out of his control and it was a cool experience. Highly recommend this tour!


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Restrictions:

Departure times may vary. Weather not guaranteed. Must be 16 years or older. SCUBA divers should note that the summit altitude is over 13,000 feet of elevation. Not advised for those affected by high altitudes, those with respiratory, circulatory or heart conditions, or those who are pregnant or in poor health. Large group cancellation policy: 10 guests requires 72 hours notice, more than 10 guests requires 14 days notice. Group rates are based on 10 people per van plus a $125.00 gratuity per vehicle. This activity is not accessible by wheelchair or walker.


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