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A totally absorbing trip. Our guide was highly knowledgeable. The views from Mauna Kea are breathtaking and the stargazing was amazing. It a "must do" trip on Big Island.
The sunset was spectacular at the top of Mauna Kea. Be prepared for the cold. It was -30 with the wind chill. Parkas and gloves were provided which were much needed.
The star gazing was fantastic. We saw the whole Milky Way. I have never seen anything like it. Once in a lifetime experience!
Our guide Eugene was awesome and incredibly knowledgeable! The entire trip was nothing but sensational from start to finish. I would do this trip again in a heart beat
Nate was our tour guide and we loved the experience he gave us. He was very knowledgeable of not only the Big Island, but the mountain and all the stars also. This tour was very informative and Nate made the entire experience what it was. This tour is at the top of our list of recommended tours.
Great experience, very competent and entertaining guide and amazing views on top of Mauna Kea !!
The tour company called us to let us know there was a chance we would not be able to go to the summit due to icy roads. They offered us a discount if we continued with the tour. They said we would be able to get to the observatory. Our tour guide Makisp? was very good. He gave a lot of great information and was very patient with the know-it-alls. Dinner was tasty. We viewed the sunset from a area just above the observatory. It was beautiful!! Would it have been better at the summit, possibly but it was still very nice. The star show was awesome!! I have never seen so many stars. Maki did a great job pointing out stars and constellations.
This tour was the highlight of my trip. Nate was my guide. He was so informative. The whole ride up he shared incredible knowledge of the evolution of the big island. He asked if the guests would like to share aliitle bit about themselves, which I thought was great. You did not feel like we 12 strangers, but we were 12 people sharing an experience. Nate did an incredible job sharing the celestial sky with us. He gave the history as he showed us through telescope. That you for a great experience.
This was a great day trip. Informative island history, blended with just the right amount of "star tour". We would recommend this one to anyone! Plus, the sunset on top is FANTASTIC!
Wow! One of the best tours I've ever taken, and an amazingly knowledgeable tour guide. If you are at all interested in astronomy or the night sky take this tour. The views at sunset are amazing, and you may wonder why you spent so little time at the top... but you don't need any longer than they give you. It's a pretty tough environment up there. After the sun goes down you descend a little for comfort in oxygen and temperature and that's the highlight of the tour. You are still above the clouds and have one of the darkest clearest skies in the world. They bring out a very nice telescope, but I spent very little time looking through it because the sky itself naked eye was incredible. It's quite a trip overall, and you learn lots about the natural and human history of Hawaii on the way.
Nate was a very informative guide, giving both the geographic and cultural history of the island. The dinner was excellent and the viewing (star show) was great too.
A great tour. Knowledgable and friendly guide. He'd got a tough crowd - Aussies and Canadians. Despite that, we really enjoyed it.
Had a wonderful time and saw a beautiful star filled sky. The parkas were perfect. Nate was a wonderful guide, and Hawaii Forest and Trails was excellent. The veggie roll was a little bland but other than that it was a highlight on our trip!
Excellent trip. The weather was perfect so the view of the sunset and the stars was amazing.
The journey up isn't long at all, it's a little bumpy but really not a problem.
The guide was really knowledgeable and showed us the star formations and a nebula and the Milky Way.
Highly recommend this tour. Guide created a fun atmosphere on the bus immediately, it was easy to get to your seat, you could hear everything that was said, we had great meal, we learnt so much about the mountain and the island and then the star gazing...wow!! In one day we went from snorkelling before we joined the trip, to being on the highest mountain and looking at another galaxy. Pretty special indeed. It's definitely worth going on this tour and would go again in the future.