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Arnott's Lodge and Hiking Adventures

98 Apapane Rd, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4907
+1 808-339-0921
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Mauna Kea Summit Tour - Awesome!

I'm not a big fan of tours and prefer to drive myself but you need a real 4x4 with low gears to do... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Grant H
Affordable lodging

I wasn't familiar with what a "lodge" was. But for a large group, this is definitely an affordable... read more

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Arnott's Lodge and Hiking Adventures is a unique and special place for people to spend their Hawaiian stay on the Big Island and take our tours. Our tours consists of Mauna Kea Sunset/Stargazing, Volcano National Park and Valleys and Waterfall Tours. We also do custom tours to cater to your needs. Arnott's Lodge and Hiking Adventures was established in 1990 and we continue to give our guests an experience they'll never forget. Take advantage of our discounted tours when you stay with us for a minimum of 2 nights. We provide a place to pitch your tent, dormitories, semi-private units, suites, deluxe and deluxe suites.
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98 Apapane Rd, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4907
+1 808-339-0921

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Reviewed yesterday

I'm not a big fan of tours and prefer to drive myself but you need a real 4x4 with low gears to do the summit of Mauna Kea. I met the Arnott's van at the entrance to the Mauna Kea access road and we rode...More

Thank Grant H
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I wasn't familiar with what a "lodge" was. But for a large group, this is definitely an affordable method of housing a bunch of people. Our "suites" had two bedrooms and two twin beds in what seemed to be the living room. The kitchens were...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We decided to stay at Arnott's lodge because we didn't want to spend the money on a fancy hotel but wanted to be in central location that would allow us to do a lot in the Hilo area. Arnott's lodge fit the bill. It is...More

1  Thank 808cookie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went on the Mauna Kea sunset adventures on 9 June and had Lauren as our guide. She was a fantastic guide full of knowledge of the area and history. It was the highlight of our trip to the Big Island. We fully recommend you...More

1  Thank Vincent W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

All I have to say is I will definitely be using Arnotts lodge again! My experience was topnotch. I literally booked my trip last minute coming to BI from Oahu. I asked them about getting a local or military discount and sure enough they offered...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lauren was our tour guide this evening. She is very friendly and gave a great talk on Hilo sites, eateries, and culture as she drove us toward the telescopes. We never felt rushed during the tour, and appreciated her skill at driving up the steep,...More

1  Thank FLSurfMom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was one of the coolest expriences! The sunset at the top of the mountain was amazing (but freezing, dress warm and bring gloves). Viewing the stars was also amazing and I didn't want to leave! Our tour guide was awesome and I couldn't recommend this...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lauren was a great guide! Fantastic tour! Absolutely amazing view. Cannot recommend enough. Worth the price

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I would highly recommend this tour to anyone with an interest in astronomy and geology. Our tour guide David did an amazing job on this tour. He was personable, knowledgeable, and passionate about providing a good experience. He weaved together cultural and historical information in...More

Thank Courtney R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Thank you so much for your assistance in allowing us to visit the summit and for the incredibly informative commentary including the star gazing session. We had a great time. Thank you - and appreciate you waiting for us after we got stuck in traffic...More

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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
We would like to be pick up at Hilo for stargazing ! What time should we be at Hilo?
14 July 2016|
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Response from AlohaArnotts | Property representative |
Aloha, it all depends on what day and what season you will be in Hawaii. Our stargazing is weather and cloud dependent. There's no guarantees but we will do our best. Also check out moon formation on the day you want to... More