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Arnott's Lodge and Hiking Adventures

98 Apapane Rd, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4907
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Mauna Kea Summit Tour

The weather did not allow us to get to the summit but our guide Lauren still made it worthwhile by... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Land of Frozen Fire Tour

We did this as an excursion from a cruise. Seeing the sites around Hilo and especially the lava... read more

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Portage, Michigan
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Arnott's Lodge and Hiking Adventures is a unique and special place for people to spend their Hawaiian stay on the Big Island and take our tours. Our tours consists of Mauna Kea Sunset/Stargazing, Volcano National Park and Valleys and Waterfall Tours. We also do private and custom tours to cater to your needs. Arnott's Lodge and Hiking Adventures was established in 1990 and we continue to give our guests an experience they'll never forget. Take advantage of our discounted tours when you stay with us for a minimum of 1 night. We provide a place to pitch your tent, dormitories, semi-private units, suites, deluxe and deluxe suites.
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98 Apapane Rd, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4907

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The weather did not allow us to get to the summit but our guide Lauren still made it worthwhile by showing us a great place to view a spectacular sunset,and for stargazing afterwards. Arnott's provided a 50% refund which was a good gesture for not being...More

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AlohaArnotts, Manager at Arnott's Lodge and Hiking Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Aloha and mahalo nui for leaving us a review! Mauna Kea weather can definitely be super tricky during the winter. Despite the road closure, we are stoked that our tour still made such an amazing impression on you! Even if it was a few months...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We did this as an excursion from a cruise. Seeing the sites around Hilo and especially the lava field was really great. Brandi, our tour guide, was quite knowledgeable, but we wish she had spoken more about what we were seeing on the island rather...More

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AlohaArnotts, Manager at Arnott's Lodge and Hiking Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Aloha and mahalo nui for leaving us a review! We are always happy to hear from our cruise ship guests that attend our tours! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your time exploring the Puna district of our beautiful Island! With so much history...More

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Reviewed 27 February 2018 via mobile

My daughter and I took this hike and had an amazing time with memories to last a lifetime! Tyler was our guide and he was a natural born educational leader. He gave us so much information about Hawaii in general and the Big Island specifically...More

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AlohaArnotts, Manager at Arnott's Lodge and Hiking Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 3 March 2018

Aloha and Mahalo nui for your review! Tyler will be stoked to hear that you enjoyed his tour! We will definitely pass along your praises! We are proud to have him as a part of the Arnott's Lodge & Adventures team! He has a lot...More

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Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

I did the Mauna Kea summit and stargazing. It was incredible, one of the best things I have ever done. It would have been amazing without a guide but the road is dangerous but more than that his knowledge and passion impressed me immensely and...More

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AlohaArnotts, Manager at Arnott's Lodge and Hiking Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 30 January 2018

Aloha and mahalo nui for taking the time to leave us a review! We are stoked that we could be a part of such a memorable experience here on the Island of Hawai'i! We are relieved that you opted to join the tour, especially since...More

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Reviewed 20 January 2018

We were excited about the tour trip to Mauna Kea observatory and stargazing. The thrill was quickly over though when we saw the van picking us up. It was technically a 12 seater (not including driver and seat next to driver) van but one of...More

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AlohaArnotts, Manager at Arnott's Lodge and Hiking Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 28 January 2018

Aloha and mahalo for your review! We appreciate all the feedback we get from our guests! As our Mauna Kea Summit Tour is by far our most popular tour, we frequently fill our vans for the tour. While they are 15-passenger vans (including the driver),...More

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Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

Great time and a great guide, beautiful tour of Hilo and the surrounding areas. Thank you Arnotts, see you later aligator.More

Thank Edward F
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AlohaArnotts, Manager at Arnott's Lodge and Hiking Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 14 January 2018

Aloha and mahalo for your short and sweet review! we are stoked you enjoyed the crater hike and your visit to Akaka Falls! We hope you got beautiful photos of our beautiful island and town! Visit us again soon! A hui hou! (After while, crocodile!...More

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Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

I went Mauna kea summit tour. At the summit, it was really incredible to see sunset above the clouds. So amazing! And star gazing was also so cool (at the guide’s secret place with interesting stories) It would be perfect to see stars if there’s...More

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AlohaArnotts, Manager at Arnott's Lodge and Hiking Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2018

Aloha and thank you for choosing Arnott's Lodge & Hiking Adventures for your trip up Mauna Kea! We appreciate your review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the tour, and we hope, despite the cold, you stayed warm enough! We hope you will...More

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Reviewed 27 December 2017

We did this tour from our cruise ship. The hike to Crater Lake was tough, but well worth it. Our tour Leader Tia H. was very knowledgeable and did a great job of guiding us over the crater. I'd recommend this tour, but bring your...More

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AlohaArnotts, Manager at Arnott's Lodge and Hiking Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2018

Aloha and mahalo nui loa for taking the time to leave us a review! We are proud to be able to partner with many of the cruise ships that dock here in Hilo, Hawaii! We are stoked that you were able to stretch those sea...More

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Reviewed 24 December 2017

We wanted to visit the observatory, and I can't imagine trying to get up that road on your own. In fact, if you have a rental, you can't. We had the most enthusiastic tour guide in Lauren, who really shared her love of the place....More

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AlohaArnotts, Manager at Arnott's Lodge and Hiking Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2018

Aloha and mahalo nui for your review! We are humbled that you entrusted us to get you to the summit of Mauna Kea. We are happy to see that it is understood that, even with a rental vehicle, you are unable to get beyond the...More

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Reviewed 20 December 2017

Booked the tour to the top of Mauna Kea several weeks in advance, and was due to be a group of 7, I think. Unfortunately, on the day, (and the day before), high winds meant that the summit was closed. This meant that any tour...More

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AlohaArnotts, Manager at Arnott's Lodge and Hiking Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2018

Aloha and thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! As the weather, especially during the winter season, can be super unpredictable on the mountain, we are happy that you still made the best of it and joined us up Mauna Kea!...More

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Bravo313
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Aloha, it all depends on what day and what season you will be in Hawaii. Our stargazing is weather and cloud dependent. There's no guarantees but we will do our best. Also check out moon formation on the day you want to... More
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