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We thoroughly enjoyed this tour. Our guide was knowledgeable without being TOO academic. We thought it was good that our ascent included the dinner stop, giving us time to adjust to the thinner air. We brought gloves and hooded sweatshirts to supplement the parkas and were OK with the cold temps.
This was the highlight of our vacation. Absolutely breathtaking sunset. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable. Saw the International Space Station zip by.
It was an awesome trip. We saw Mars, Jupiter and Saturn. We saw another entire galaxy.
The view was amazing.
Definitely worth it. We had fantastic guides who took great care of us. I was contemplating making the drive up Mauna Kea myself, but it is a really tough drive and you WILL void your rental car agreement. Why worry? Particularly when you throw the altitude issue in the mix. Worth it.
Be sure to move slowly! 13,800 ft. Will get you a little lite headed.
Tour guide was very well educated in astronomy.
It was great. But be ready to spend 7 and a half to 8 hours start to finish. For astronomy buffs this is time well spent. Our guide Nate was outstanding.
Great trip up Mauna Kea! The drive was long and it was cold at the top, but the our guide (Nate) was terrific, full of information and very passionate about his work. Unfortunately it was a bit cloudy the night of our trip, but overall we enjoyed ourselves.
Our initial booking was cancelled due to bad weather, but the company were very accommodating in rebooking us on an acceptable date. The tour guide was very professional. We were well informed of where we would be picked up (we were not in a resort/hotel). After being picked up, our guide made sure our car was parked in a very safe spot, and showed us where to park it. The trip to the summit was excellent, and afterwards the guide did a very professional and knowledgeable exploration of the Hawaiian sky. This tour was a highlight of our trip.
This was a highlight of our 3-week trip. It was a great experience. Studiying the night time sky was awesome as was getting to see the observatories and sunset at the Mauna Kea summit. Our driver/guide was very knowledgeable and personable. Although parts of the drive up the summit can be a bit rocky and the meal was average, this excursion is still well woth it. Also, participants need to be aware that the altitude at the summit (14,000 ft.) can be stressful.
it was an excellent tour, extremely well organised, every eventuality catered for. Our guide, Jon, was a marvel of information on a huge variety of topics. The one thing he could not guarantee was a clear night sky for the star gazing! However, we enjoyed seeing Venus! Jon also made sure that everyone was ok, he had time for every one and every question, he even checked around the outside of the car of a member of our group on our return, to make sure she would be ok to return to her 'home'. I would recommend this tour and "Hawaii Forest and Trail" without any hesitation
Excellent tour and very knowledgeable guide. When they say bring warm clothes, definitely listen. It gets mighty cold up there (and wind chill to boot). Gloves are highly recommended as well.
Great trip. Local vendor was excellent. This is a tour we would think about doing again ...