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Mauna Kea Summit

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Address: Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI
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+1 808-464-0840
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At 13,796 feet, this peak offers an incredible view of lava, desert, the...

At 13,796 feet, this peak offers an incredible view of lava, desert, the valley and Mauna Loa.

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US$199.00*
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Mauna Kea Summit and Stars Kona and Waikoloa - Small Group Tour
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Mauna Kea Summit Small Group Stargazing Tour from Hilo
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Maunakea Sunrise Experience

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Literally breathtaking

White knuckle drive but saw the prettiest sunset I've ever seen. Amazing Martian landscape add far as the eye can see.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

White knuckle drive but saw the prettiest sunset I've ever seen. Amazing Martian landscape add far as the eye can see.

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Brentwood, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

we did the stars and summit trip with hawaii forest & trail , our guide hank was great really knowledgeable and friendly, dinner was nice,filling and plenty of drinks. Brownies &hot chocolate later when star gazing, it was a clear night and we could see the glow from kilauea aswell. Up on the summit cold but jackets gloves provided, beautiful... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We drove up ourselves as my wife has COPD and we were concerned with how she would react to the thin air. The drive out there from Hapuna Beach was worth the trip itself. Rangers are very knowledgeable and it was a lot of fun. Drive was easy in a 2 wheel drive SUV. Paved the whole way and marked... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My boy/girl twins and I loved this experience. We went to the summit and enjoyed the view. It is very cold w/ the wind chill. Was probably about 12 Fahrenheit the day we went. The altitude will definitely affect you as well. If you can acclimate yourself w/ some elevation before you go, it may help. Definitely stop at the... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Via tour is the middleman and it's hard to even determine who the actual supplier is. After booking this tour I checked my credit card activity to find that via tour had called this booking a reoccurring charge. I absolutely did not give them permission to call this a reoccurring charge. They have not responded to my emails and it... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

One of the most beautiful and special places on the Big Island. I highly recommend the star gazing :)

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you go to Hawaii you must come here to see how all of Hawaii was made. Mother nature at her finest showing off the volcano that you can see up close.. A nice gift shop with fair prices for a place to bring things home for.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This summit it's a magnificent place to spend some time in the Big Island. To go there by yourself you will need a 4x4 car, it's better because almost 4 km of the road are not complete pavement. I recommend to do a short stop by the visitors center before go to the top, they are very kind people who... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I thought we would just be driving to another mountain and enjoy the view and leave, not so! We arrived about 1.5 hours just before sunset. After looking around and taking in some knowledge, we hiked a short distance and enjoyed a beautiful sunset above the clouds. After the sun sets, the information center brings out telescopes and does a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My husband and I were on the island and decided to go up Mauna Loa. We accidentally took a wrong turn and ended up on Mauna Kea, but it was well worth it! While it was quite chilly at the top, and there were observatories for what looked like scientific and/or weather research, we visited on a clear day and... More 

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