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Wonderful evening - even though it was cloudy and we did not get to star gaze, the trip to the top of Mauna Kea to see sunset was breath taking! The driver/guide was very knowledgeable and provided us with answers to all of our questions about the volcano. This turned out to be one of the highlights of our trip to the big island.
Outstanding views at the top! We really enjoyed this trip and would do it again. Just incredible! The tour was great because we were picked up on the Hilo side of the island near where we were staying. The sights at the top were great and we saw a beautiful sunset. The stargazing was a bit disorganized, but you can really see all the stars up there including the Milky Way.
Our tour guide, Edmond, was a great guy. We met our guide at Pu'u Huluhulu Steep Trail point off the Senator Daniel Inouye Highway across where you head up to Mauna Kea. Edmond was informative and did his best to help us get acclimatized to the altitude. His advise to walk slowly at top of mountain was good. Four of us went together. We were on a small group tour seven total, which was nice. We definitely recommend this tour. At the visitor's center where you stop before going up to top, we recommend that you immediately use the restroom before the lines get long. On top of mountain there are a few portable toilets. After sunset, everyone must leave the top but you come back to visitor's center for stargazing. The individual who providing the information while people had the opportunity to look though at least seven telescopes was great. They explain why you view the stars from the center. This is a trip worth going on.
Amazing tour. Met and exceeded our expectations. Our guide was knowledgable and answered all of our questions. He was also incredibly chatty, which was great for us because it allowed us to learn a lot about Mauna Kea and Kauai. Incredible view from the summit and stars at the visitor center were breath taking. Definitely worth the money. A once in a lifetime experience and I would not venture up that road with a rental car something we tossed around for quite some time before booking this tour. Overall, great experience and would recommend to anyone looking to see a beautiful sunset and observatories at 14,000 feet.
The Trip was wonderfull. We were pickend up by our Guide Edmond on time and we starten our Trip to Mauna Kea. On the Way we made some Stopps and he told us a lot about history, nature and People in Hawaii. It was Perfect. Of course he cared a lot about our Safety. The Sunset was wonderfull ...Thank you for this wonderfull Time ..
Great guides, Mike and Daisy! So nice to have warm gear included so you do not have to pack in your suitcase. Ramen not so tasty, but hot chocolate hit the spot. The altitude did greatly affect me, but so glad we did!
Absolutely stunning sunsets and stargazing.
Edmond was very knowledgeable and friendly and made the trip very enjoyable. Wrap up warm! !
The weather wasn't the best, too many clouds but there was a great sunset. Edmond was an excellent tour guide.
This tour was amazing!
Really interesting! Amazing views even though it had been raining all day. in the end you're above the clouds. Love to do it again.
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