• Location: Kona, Hawaii
  • Duration: 8 hours (approx.)
From USD $ 223.96 View price calendar

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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

What You Can Expect

Mauna Kea Summit and Stars Small-Group Adventure Tour

Mauna Kea Summit and Stargazing Adventure Tour.
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Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Awesome tour guide Hank was very informative and had a great sense of humor. Experience of watching the sunset above the clouds was amazing. Went to Hawaii for some warm weather but enjoyed seeing the snow on top og Mauna Kea. After sun set we could see the glow of the lava fields some 300 miles away at Kilauea.Spectatular views. Stargazing was a fun experience and the hot chocolate and brownies hit the spot. Thanks for a great adventure.

John E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

The tour guide Joe was great!

Louise W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

A must do on Big Island! We went on this tour with Hawaii Forest and Trail it was stunning! There are no words to describe the beauty of the stars and the mountains and the sunset we saw. All that and snow in Hawaii at Christmas. Perfect day with our amazing guide Jeff. Wrap up warm it's cold up there brrrrr

Leslie B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

How wonderful that Hank was available to treat us to an unforgettable anniversary! We were all in awe. The day was perfect, the lunch was simple and good. We couldn't believe we all got to witness the top of this snow covered mountain but Hank looked after our every need, the parkas and mittens were perfect. And yes, our family enjoyed the warm cocoa and chocolate brownies while we were mesmerized by the star show. Seeing the sunset on a mountain is something we'll never forget.

John C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Great Experience! The whole trip was like a well-oiled machine. Our guide (Hank) was the best guide I’ve ever had for this sort of thing. He was very well informed about the volcanos, the night sky, and the history and culture of Hawaii. It was a fair amount of driving but well worth it.

Martin N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Sehr gut organisierte Tour, bereits beim Empfang habe ich mich blendend mit der dortigen Mitarbeiterin unterhalten, der Guide war sehr erfahren und konnte viel erzählen. Die Verpflegung war gut und die Gruppengrösse sehr überschaubar. Zur Sicherheit wurde sogar Sauerstoff mitgeführt. Die zur Verfügung gestellten Parkas waren warm, es ist aber sicher zu empfehlen, sich entsprechend anzuziehen, da es auf den Bergen, sehr kalt werden kann. Die Aussicht vom Gipfel, bei Sonnenuntergang, war überwältigend. Fazit: Hervorragend, sehr zu empfehlen.

Ivette M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Very well organized trip. The guide, Jeff, was very knowledgeable, patient and a nice guy over all. The whole experience was amazing and I highly recommended.

Gregory D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

This tour was amazing!

Kerryrose M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

This was one of the most amazing and exhilarating experiences that we have ever had... Just make sure that you bundle up, its cold!!
The hot chocolate and DELICIOUS brownies were a nice added touch! Would definitely do it again.

Philipp W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Everything was perfect and well organized !!! Joe - our guide - was very good. We really enjoyed this trip. A big recommendation to do this tour with Hawaii Forest and Trail !!!

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