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Mauna Kea Summit Adventures

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Mauna Kea Summit Adventures
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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
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96745
+1 808-322-2366
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These guys are awesome, My wife and I called and booked the excursion without knowing much about it other than we would get to the top of Mauna Kea. Our guide Maka was just the best guy, who gave us all sorts of info on...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

I cannot recommend this tour enough. From the knowledgeable and fun guide all the way to the stargazing near the top of Mauna Kea this was an incredible trip. My wife and I had fun learning about the cultural significance and the science behind the...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is one of the most unique things that we have ever done! For most of us, going up to almost 14,000 ft above see level is a truly unique experience, then add to that a sunset above the clouds from that elevation and it...More

1  Thank Susan H
Reviewed 6 days ago

First, the new Mercedes vans are extremely comfortable! Jim was our driver and shared a wealth of information with us on the drive up to the Summit. His knowledge and communication skills are outstanding. The lasagne dinner was very tasty & brownies so yummy! The...More

2  Thank SeHogg
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had driven to the information center at +/- 10K feet last year. My wife was having some problems with the altitude then so we did not attempt the summit. Mauna Kea Summit Adventures put us at ease about the +/-14K altitude and we pressed...More

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2  Thank Freedom16647917245
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The mauna kea trip was incredible. The sunset was beautiful and the star gazing was unreal! I've never seen so many stars! The telescope was fun to look through and we were lucky to see saturn and it's rings !!! Our guide was Aaron, he...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a great tour. The guide gives you a lot of context about the history of the island and how it was formed. Our tour guide was very good.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked a tour for the 3 of us. Our driver was Aaron and he was filled with many facts for our ride up the mountain. Dinner was good. Super healthy lasagne. We then drove up to the top and saw all the telescopes. Maka...More

Thank shellye693
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Guide was friendly and patient. Although the night was cloudy and we didn’t get much of the sunset, the view from the summit was still breathtaking!

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Thank KaylaLeow
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really grateful we spoke to Hawaii Forest and Trail before booking our summit tour with them. Their advise meant we had a great tour which was crowd free giving us plenty of opportunities to make the most of the experience. This was simply the highlight...More

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5 September 2018|
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Response from Bill S | Reviewed this property |
Might not be due to the low oxygen count due to high altitude. Call and check with your company.
20 September 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!
23 July 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