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Mauna Kea Arnott's Adventures provided by Arnott's Lodge and Hiking Adventures

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Mauna Kea Arnott's Adventures

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Our Mauna Kea Summit Tour is designed to showcase the beauty and wonder of one of the most impressive mountains in the world. Mauna Kea (meaning “white mountain”) is historically and culturally very significant to the Hawaiian people, and because of its contributions to geology and astronomy, to the world as well. Our local guides will enlighten you with the sacredness and cultural aspect of Mauna Kea. A spiritual high for many locals and visitors. #1 rated tour for adventure and photography.
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  • 1
    Rainbow Falls
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 2
    Onizuka Astronomy Complex
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
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  • 3
    Mauna Kea
    Stop: 30 minutes
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  • 4
    Onizuka Astronomy Complex
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission excluded
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Important Information
Departure Point
Arnott's Lodge & Hiking Adventures, 98 Apapane Rd, Hilo, HI 96720, USA Onizuka Center for International Astronomy Visitor Information Station, Mauna Kea Access Rd, Hilo, HI, USA
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Carhartt Jacket
  • Entry/Admission - Onizuka Astronomy Complex
  • Dinner
  • Telescopes
  • Entry/Admission - Onizuka Astronomy Complex
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a strong physical fitness level
  • 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 13 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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Lisa B wrote a review Mar 2020
Bellingham, Washington47 contributions25 helpful votes
The sunset tour to the top of Mauna Kea was phenomenal, it was like being on top of the world watching a beautiful sunset. I had pondered doing this on my own but so glad I didn't, the guide was knowledgeable and was able to give me tremendous background information on the
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Date of experience: March 2020
Response from AlohaArnotts, ArnottsAmbassador at Mauna Kea Arnott's Adventures
Responded 21 Mar 2020
Aloha Lisa, So many thanks to you. From choosing us as your guide to the information you shared and also for sharing those outstanding photos. Mauna Kea truly is a spectacular and breath taking place and we are pleased that you were able to go and be amazed. We like hearing that our guide was able to share cultural significance and provide you with a wealth of knowledge regarding our mauna. We look forward to having you join us on your next Big Island adventure. Mahalo Nui Loa!! A Hui Hou!!!
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Key Details
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Pickup offered
  • Languages Offered: English
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