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  2. Hawaii
  3. Big Island, Hawaii
  4. Mauna Kea

Mauna Kea: Stellar Explorer Tour from Hilo

Product ID: 206445
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Have an out-of-this-world experience. This thrilling adventure is the only Big Island star tour to feature nighttime astronomical observing for all ages.
About this activity
Duration 7 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit Rainbow Falls
  • Explore the Kaumana Caves
  • Learn about two of the tallest and biggest volcanoes on Earth
  • Visit Boiling Pots
  • Go stargazing at night and experience a unique perspective of the sky
Full description
Visit Rainbow Falls and the Kaumana Caves before heading to your stargazing location. Travel across Saddle Road between Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa, two of the tallest and biggest volcanoes on Earth.

To complete your tour, your guide will take you to one of the preferred locations on Mauna Kea for nighttime stargazing. You will observe the deep sky and planetary objects through a large aperture telescope, under one of the darkest and most pristine skies on planet Earth. Enjoy narration from expert astronomers, who have written articles for well-known magazines and worked at world-class observatories for decades.

The telescopes are a true purist way to view the night sky. Their fast focal ratio enables you to see sprawling wide field views of objects that simply not possible with other telescopes. Weather permitting and depending on what is visible in the current sky, you can observe galaxies, nebula, star clusters, planets, double star systems, the moon, and much more.
Includes
  • Entrance fees
  • All telescope equipment
  • Jackets
  • Beverages

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Grand Naniloa Double Tree Hotel, 93 Banyan Drive, Hilo, HI 96720.

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Important information
Not allowed
  • Open-toed shoes
Know before you go
• This tour does not visit the summit of Maunakea out of deference to Native Hawaiian concerns
• You must wear closed toe shoes, long pants, and bring a jacket
Customer reviews
Overall rating
4.4 / 5
based on 16 reviews
Review summary
Service
5.0/5
Organization
5.0/5
Value for money
4.1/5
Safety
4.8/5

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KapohoKine Adventures

Product ID: 206445