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Experience big skies and incredible nighttime views on this Mauna Kea stargazing trip with a small group. Join no more than 28 guests for a pre-trip picnic at a historic Hawaiian ranch, proceeded by a ride in a 4x4 luxury van to the summit of the Big Island's tallest peak. After admiring a sunset view, continue down to 9,000 feet (2,743 meters) for a stargazing session, complete with a telescope, hot chocolate, and dessert. The trip also includes a guide and a hooded parka to keep you warm.
  • 7-8 hours - Manua Kea sunset and stargazing tour on Hawaii Island
  • Enjoy a private stargazing show through 11” Celestron telescopes on Mauna Kea
  • Learn about the history, culture, and ecology of Hawaii
  • Indulge in a picnic dinner at a historical ranch
  • Small-group tour limited to 14 participants, ensuring a personalized experience with a naturalist guide
  • Minimum age is 16 years old


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, Jan 2019

My high rating is mainly because the tour guide, Heraldo, was exceptional. He was extremely knowledgeable about all aspects of the tour: geography, history, culture and astronomy. He truly enjoys his work and it shows.

, Dec 2018

Incredible experience. If you can only spend money on one purchased tour on the Big Island this has to be it. Guides were very helpful the views are incredible and after sunset the stars are more amazing than words can describe. Our guide, Jason, was a lot of fun. One item - it is cold up there! The parkas we were provided were very helpful. Just expect a very different climate at 13,000+ elevation!

, Dec 2018

Jason, our host, was extremely knowledgeable and helpful making sure we were comfortable with the elevation gain. His in-depth explanations of the history of Hawaii as well as astronomy kept the trip very interesting.

, Dec 2018

I am a first time visitor to Hawaii and with little time booked this tour conducted by Hawaii Forest n Trail.i had to hire a taxi to reach their place outside Kona The tour was well organized and our tour guide Jeff impressed me from the word go. We had an early dinner before the Mauna Kea climb which was so nicely arranged .Theyhad gloves and warm clothing for everyone since it was pretty cold up the mountain.Jeff was a nonstop tallker knowledgeable witty n very helpful. He made the tour so enjoyable.The highlight of this tour is the stargazing activity. Since it was a moonless night the sky was brilliant and Jeff was absolutely delightful explaining astronomy and the galaxy so well Anso.utely recommended

, Oct 2018

Our tour with Jeff was unbelievable he couldn't have been more knowledgeable friendly delicious dinner Indescribable sunset and stars overall just a wonderful experience.

, Oct 2018

This was an amazing evening. Definitely chilly and would recommend warm clothes, including bottoms and socks/uggs. The star show was amazing and Justin did an amazing job as our tour guide and was very informative.

, Aug 2018

The most amazing thing we have seen our guide Heraldo was extremely knowledgeable. We had a welcoming dinner so we could get to know each other and acclimatise at 9,000 feet. The tour was respectful and considerate of the environment at all times. It did require some effort to breathe at 14,000 feet but Heraldo provided excellent guidance and practical advice. We would highly recommend this trip.

, Aug 2018

The trip to Mauna Kea was absolutely beautiful and interesting. Our guide Taj was he best!. He is very knowledgeable about the history and culture. The stop at he sheep ranch where we had our lunch was very interesting. It also helped to get acclimated to the altitude. The observatory was amazing as well as looking at the stars. It also got pretty cold up at 14,,000 ft. Those jackets were definitely a must!
This trip was really terrific!

, Aug 2018

I'm so glad that we did this trip! From the minute we met our tour guide, we were shown incredible hospitality and a truly wonderful tour throughout the big island and to the summit of Mauna Kea. Every part of the tour was very well executed - dinner was delicious, parkas were provided to ensure guests were warm enough, and hot chocolate and brownies was the perfect way to treat the guests! Not to mention the views were truly incredible and something I will always remember - the sunset was picture perfect and the star gazing was unbelievable, all with a telescope that allowed us to see the moon, Saturn and Jupiter. As the title states, from start to finish, it was perfect.

, Aug 2018

First of all, the local company stepped right up and adjusted our tour fee. The guide, Joe, and the office were great in the circumstances.
The van overheated at 7800’ on the east side of the mountain! It took over an hour to get a replacement van ( one working low beam headlight) and by then sunset was over. Joe took us in the new van to 12,900’ for a spectacular star event. He was very knowledgeable and had an 11” telescope for our viewing.
The dinner was adequate but the locale in a tent with port-a-potties was disconcerting.

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