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Arnott's Lodge and Hiking Adventures

98 Apapane Rd, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4907
+1 808-339-0921
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Very professional tours, should've tried the lodging too.

I did 2 tours with Arnott's: Mauna Kea and Volcano National Park. No advance reservations were... read more

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Reviewed 3 days ago
dmrotstein
Mauna Kea Sunset and Stargazing Tour

I would have given this tour 4 stars because there were no telescopes but our guide Lauren was so... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
jonih951
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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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+1 808-339-0921

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Reviewed 3 days ago

I did 2 tours with Arnott's: Mauna Kea and Volcano National Park. No advance reservations were needed, just walked in 20 minutes before the tour and booked on the spot (though it might have been a slow season). The groups were small, almost felt like...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I would have given this tour 4 stars because there were no telescopes but our guide Lauren was so good I have to give 5. Lauren was personable, funny and informative from start to finish. Although being at the summit above the clouds for sunset...More

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AlohaArnotts, Manager at Arnott's Lodge and Hiking Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Aloha and Mahalo nui loa for your review! Lauren will be stoked to hear that she made this a 5-star tour for you! We will definitely pass along your praises to her! Our Mauna Kea Summit Tour does not advertise the use of telescopes, but...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I went on the stargazing and sunset tour with Lauren and had a great time. The clouds were higher than normal so unfortunately we didn't get much stargazing in, but it made for a beautiful sunset. Lauren was awesome - she was...More

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

Aloha and mahalo for leaving us a review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the tour to the summit of Mauna Kea with Lauren! We will definitely pass along your praises! It is unfortunate that the clouds rolled in towards the evening, however...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tyler, our guide, picked us up from the dock as we were all on a cruise ship. He drove us to Volcano National Park, and was a gold mine of information about the Big Island. He prepared us mentally for our hike into the crater,...More

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

Aloha and Mahalo nui for your review! It is wonderful that you were able to enjoy your time on the Island of Hawai'i! We're sure it was a welcome break from being at sea! We are proud to offer many cruise ship guests the opportunity...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We left Arnott's Lodge with rain and I was not sure to have sun in Mauna Kea. Hopefully, we really had a beautiful sunset. Our young guide was experiment in driving, telling stories, talking about stars. We really feel confortable and safe with her. It...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! The mysterious thing about Mauna Kea is that the weather is so unpredictable. Some days, we expect the worst possible weather, but then all of a sudden, the skies clear and the tour becomes one of...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Had the pleasure of taking this tour today with Lauren as our guide. FANTASTIC tour and an outstanding guide. She knew her stuff! Well versed in knowledge not only of the tour, but in the local legends, mythology, and astronomy. Best tour of our trip...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 your review! We are thrilled that you had such a fantastic tour! Lauren will be stoked to hear! We are proud to have her as a part of our amazing team here at Arnott’s Lodge & Adventures! We hope that...More

Reviewed 11 September 2017

Aside from the natural beauty of Hawaii (Big Island) has to offer, the excursion, contracted by NCL, was was made better by Tyler (our guide worth asking by name) who led the group on a feature and information packed hike second to none. The guide...More

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AlohaArnotts, Manager at Arnott's Lodge and Hiking Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2017

Aloha and Mahalo for your wonderful review! We truly appreciate your feedback! We are proud to be able to provide wonderful excursions as a part of our collaboration with many of the cruise ships that visit the shores of Hawai‘i, including the Norwegian Cruise Line!...More

Reviewed 8 September 2017

Great experience! One of the best days of my fiancé's and I's life! Our guide was Lauren, she was great! Very knowledgeable and funny! Love, loved, loved our trip!!!More

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AlohaArnotts, Manager at Arnott's Lodge and Hiking Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2017

Aloha and mahalo for your review! Lauren will be thrilled to hear that you enjoyed her tour! We definitely take pride in employing the best, most knowledgeable, personable guides on island (in our humble opinion). We are happy that we left such an impression on...More

Reviewed 7 September 2017

Awesome. Our guide (David) was super friendly, funny, and incredibly knowledgeable. He knew a great place to pull over on the way up Mauna Kea for a quick photo op. At the summit, he knew just where to park so we wouldn't have to deal...More

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AlohaArnotts, Manager at Arnott's Lodge and Hiking Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2017

Aloha and mahalo nui for your review! Thank you for taking advantage of one of the most affordable Mauna Kea tour rates on island! We are stoked to hear that you greatly enjoyed the tour, and we will definitely pass along your praises to David!...More

Reviewed 7 September 2017

Very basic rooms and a dormitory for single travelers. They also have space for tent camping. Clean and economical.More

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AlohaArnotts, Manager at Arnott's Lodge and Hiking Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2017

Aloha and mahalo for your review! We are proud to be able to provide a variety of accommodations for all kinds of travellers; anything from tenting and dormitories, up to fully private suites! Of course, we always encourage socializing and making new, international friends! We...More

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Response from AlohaArnotts | Property representative |
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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