Mauna Kea Summit and Stars Adventure
Deal Number 3462862
Hawaii's landscapes and natural beauty are legend, but few experiences can top the combination of watching the sunset from the summit of Mauna Kea on Hawaii's Big Island and then stargazing through telescopes. This small-group bus tour not only takes you to the summit of the Big Island's highest peak in comfort, but offers expert guided commentary, a hot dinner and unparalleled views and insights into the night sky. It provides a unique way to spend an evening in this island paradise.
Duration 1 day
Company Infinity International
Availability Valid for select departures 23 April 2016 - 31 December 2017
- 8-hour guided tour to Mauna Kea summit and observatories
- Use of hooded parkas and warm gloves
- Hot picnic dinner
- Stargazing through a telescope
- Return hotel transfers
- Dress warmly
- The high altitude makes breathing harder
- Guide gratuity is at your discretion
- Valid for select departures 23 April 2016 - 31 December 2017
Transport & Guides
The tour begins with a pick-up from your hotel between 2pm and 3:45pm. Expect a comfortable ride in 4-wheel-drive vehicles towards Mauna Kea. Along the way, informative and experienced guides explain the island geology, history and landscape. There's a stop at the Mauna Kea visitor centre for a hot dinner before the tour continues on the steep drive to the summit for the sunset and stargazing.
Sunset & Stargazing
At almost 4,270 metres, Mauna Kea is a dormant volcano and the highest peak on the Big Island. You dress in Arctic-style parka and gloves to ward off the cold. There are around a dozen super observatory telescopes scattered around the summit. Your guide explains the variety of factors that make this one of the best places in the world for astronomical observation, including height above sea level, generally clear skies and position close to the equator. As the sun begins to set, the huge domed observatories begin to open and rotate in preparation for another night of scientific stargazing. Warm up with hot cocoa and cookies before a professional private stargazing show using portable telescopes reveals the complexities and constellations of the night sky.
Terms and conditions
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- Prices quoted valid for sale until 31 January 2018 for travel during the period specified (if applicable) unless otherwise stated or sold out prior.
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- Airfare (including internal flights) is not included unless otherwise stated and, if included, is economy class unless otherwise stated.
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- Gratuities are not included unless otherwise stated.
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