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Small-Group A Mars and Stars Photo Experience Mauna Kea Tour provided by Epic Tours

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Small-Group A Mars and Stars Photo Experience Mauna Kea Tour

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  • You'll start at
    Mauna Loa Observatory Road
    Mauna Loa Observatory Rd, Hawaii, USA
    Must have a rental car. Take an easy drive to this meeting spot at 6,000 foot elevation on a paved roads that all rental cars can get to. No 4wd necessary. From this Starting Point, you will jump into our 4x4 van to head to our secluded stargazing location. Ask us for further driving details.
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    Mauna Kea
    Stop: 2 hours
    Unlike all other tour companies who stargaze on the side of the road, we either stargaze on private lands or venture to remote locations far from other vehicles on either Mauna Kea or Mauna Loa
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  • You'll end at
    Mauna Loa Observatory Road
    Mauna Loa Observatory Rd, Hawaii, USA
    Must have a rental car. Take an easy drive to this meeting spot at 6,000 foot elevation on a paved roads that all rental cars can get to. No 4wd necessary. From this Starting Point, you will jump into our 4x4 van to head to our secluded stargazing location. Ask us for further driving details.
    See address & details
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Important Information
Departure Point
Mauna Loa Observatory Road, Mauna Loa Observatory Rd, Hawaii, USA
Duration
2h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • All activities
  • Professional photographer guide
  • Parka Jackets
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Dress code: Wear pants and closed-toed shoes
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Service animals allowed
  • Weather can reach 30F. We have parka jackets that have pockets and a hood, although that may not be enough for some
  • Not recommended for travelers with any mobility/ambulatory restrictions, back, heart and hearing problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Pregnant Travelers should discuss with their doctor before hand.
  • Not suitable for some senior citizens
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Not recommended for chronic complainers ;)
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 7 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Silvia S wrote a review Jul 2020
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Great experience from the start to end. Since the moment we booked our tour, James kept us updated about what to expect. It was a bit cloudy night so he even moved the start time for a better stargazing. He explained the night sky and answered all questions showing a great
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Date of experience: July 2020
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rpp222 wrote a review Mar 2020
Columbus, Ohio4 contributions1 helpful vote
Our stargazing outing with James lived up to the epic moniker and all of the 5 star reviews. The day we were originally scheduled, James had to cancel, as the views were not clear that night. We were fortunate to be able to reschedule for the following day. And it was totally
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Date of experience: March 2020
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TobyKanoby wrote a review Mar 2020
Bergen, Norway31 contributions9 helpful votes
Having read about the great conditions for stargazing at Big Island, Hawaii, we decided to give it a go. Obviously there must be a reason they have stacked Mauna Kea with quite a few telescopes.. Having an 11 year old kid whom we wanted to share this experience with made the
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Mary L wrote a review Mar 2020
Saint Paul, Minnesota31 contributions
Our guide, Jim, was very knowledgeable and pleasant. He is a creative photographer and self described "adventurer" who showed us some amazing views of constellations. He was very prompt about getting photos to us, and we were pleased with these. My husband and I agreed though
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Response from james w, Owner at Small-Group A Mars and Stars Photo Experience Mauna Kea Tour
Responded 8 Mar 2020
Mahalo for your feedback. For future guests please double check the "Additional Info" Section or just reach out to me directly on Instagram @EpicTours with any questions.
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Jenn S wrote a review Feb 2020
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James is an excellent and knowledgeable guide who knows how to chase down the best spots for perfect photo opportunities. We were in awe of the photos he was able to take of us and the night sky, up above the clouds. He was able to monitor the changing weather conditions and
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Date of experience: February 2020
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rosahawaii
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Worth every penny -- will definitely do it again.
All I wanted for my birthday was a beautiful family photo. James takes phenomenal pictures and it sounds ridiculous
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matthewstravelers
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Time switch
Super disappointed. We booked this trip as part of our honeymoon. Less than week before the event, we received a t
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tylerdX4296OO
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Epic Tours is truly EPIC!
I spent months planning an engagement event for my now fiance that we would never forget. James' tour was the PERFE
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SwissBoundNL
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Our tour with James was truly EPIC!
This tour was fantastic and James is awesome. We didn’t feel like we were on a tour. We felt more like being out wi
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Ctheworld2020
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Was well worth it!
James our tour guide was great. He texted us with instructions on meeting place. He was pleasant and very informa
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Camaaron
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Stargazing, Lava Cave, and Waterfall Tour
My girlfriend and I (early 30’s) booked this tour in early November 2019. This tour was awesome. Tour guide, James
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Amrutha S
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One of the best trips of our lifetime !! Highly highly recommend it
James is the best guide you can ask for. The tour was just FANTASTIC!! We had our three year old with us and James
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carolyn200
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If you don’t take this tour, you are crazy
Amazing experience - the star gazing was on top Of Moana Loa - a very moon like/mars like landscape. Only our very
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TravelerinFL
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Catch a falling star
This was an amazing opportunity to get up close and personal with the real stars! As I learned from James, in the
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staysh30
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Most amazing experience
This tour was absolutely incredible. James was super knowledgeable and his secret locations are the best for starga
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Marc N
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Adventure is out there!
CONTEXT I'm writing this review in reference to the "Waterfall, Lava Cave and Stargazing + Photos" package. Let me
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musiccityloft
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Excellent Experience!
This tour should be #1 on TripAdvisor! James was an excellent, friendly and knowledgable guide plus a SUPER talent
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Laura H
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Great way to spend a night on the Big Island
Was looking for something different than what we have already done on the islands. This was it!!! The astro-photos
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Wsbt
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Amazing photos - GREAT tour guide - A+ customer service
The tour was amazing - saw the milky way so clearly and learned a bit about astrology. James is the best tour gu
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ignitemymind
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Most memorable and phenomenal part of our trip!
Our tour with James was incredible! James is very friendly, laid-back, knowledgeable and he was a fantastic guide.
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