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Mauna Kea Summit Sunset & Stargazing Adventure+Free Photos

By SV Hawaii
4.4/5
Price was undefined, price is now $209

Features

Free cancellation available
6h 30m+
Mobile voucher
Instant confirmation
Selective hotel pickup
Multiple languages
Cleanliness and safety

Cleaning and safety practices

Masks required
Contactless tickets
Vehicles and venues disinfected

Highlights

  • Assend to the peak of Mauna Kea to view spectacular sunset

  • View the different observatories that explore our universe

  • Stargazing with professional Celestron telescope and laser

  • Learn about Mauna Kea and Hawaii

  • Spectacular photos taken with our DSLR camera

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About this activity

What's included, what's not

  • What's included

    Veiw the sunset and stars on the top of Mauna Kea the highest point in Hawaii

  • What's included

    Parka an Gloves provide to keep you warm

  • What's included

    Experienced tour guide to talk about our history and show you our amazing night with laser pointer

  • What's included

    Get closer to the stars with our professional Celestron telescope

  • What's included

    Get a nice photo with our DSLR camera

  • What's included

    Includes O.M.K.M .user fee

  • What's included

    Comfortable 4 X 4 passenger van as transportation

  • What's excluded

    An optional TIP for good service is customary in Hawaii and is very much appreciated

Know Before You Book

  • Weather changes can occur quickly and the access road to the summit can close without warning, therefore we cannot guarantee access to the summit or favorable conditions. Guests should be able to walk on uneven or rocky terrain.

  • The temperature can dip below freezing when at high elevation on the mountain. Guests should be able to walk on uneven or rocky terrain. We sometimes encounter cool, wet or muddy conditions.

  • Because of high altitude this tour is not advised for those with respiratory,circulatory or heart conditions, pregnancy or poor health. Scuba dives should be aware of altitude dangers. No children under 12. Other tour restrictions may apply. You will sign a wavier before the tour departure,mahalor


What you can expect

Mauna Kea is a dormant volcano on the island of Hawaii. Its peak is 4,207.3 m (13,803 ft) above sea level, making it the highest point in the state of Hawaii. Most of the volcano is under water, and when measured from its oceanic base, Mauna Kea is the tallest volcano in the world[6] measuring over 10,000 m (33,000 ft). Mauna Kea is about a million years old, and has thus passed the most active shield stage of life hundreds of thousands of years ago. In its current post-shield state, its lava is more viscous, resulting in a steeper profile. Late volcanism has also given it a much rougher appearance than its neighboring volcanoes due to construction of cinder cones, decentralization of its rift zones, glaciation on its peak, and weathering by the prevailing trade winds. Mauna Kea last erupted 6,000 to 4,000 years ago and is now considered dormant. The peak is about 38 m (125 ft) higher than Mauna Loa, its more massive neighbor.

With its high elevation, dry environment, and stable airflow, Mauna Kea's summit is one of the best sites in the world for astronomical observation. Since the creation of an access road in 1964, thirteen telescopes funded by eleven countries have been constructed at the summit. The Mauna Kea Observatories are used for scientific research across the electromagnetic spectrum and comprise the largest such facility in the world. Their construction on a landscape considered sacred by Native Hawaiians continues to be a topic of debate.

Amazing sunset and stars at where the first black hole photo was taken

Delight in the awe-inspiring sunset at the top of Maunakea, the highest point in the Pacific

Your guide will share historic accounts of the Big Island

Stand amidst the world’s largest collection of research telescopes

Two of the eight Event Horizon telescopes which took the first photo of the black hole are here

Sip hot beverage during your private starshow with a Celestron telescope

Your guide will take astrophotography photos for you with a DSLR camera and we will email it to you

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

  • High-touch surfaces cleaned and disinfected
  • Vehicles and venues cleaned with disinfectants
  • Vehicles and venues kept vacant between travelers

Social distancing

  • Contactless ticket redemption
  • Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

  • Personal protective equipment worn by staff
  • Temperature checks given to staff
  • Temperature checks available
  • Masks required
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Individually wrapped food options available
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Location

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Activity Location

  • Mauna Kea Summit
  • Mauna Kea Access Road
  • Hilo Hawaii

Meeting/Redemption Point

    • Grand Naniloa Hotel Hilo - a DoubleTree by Hilton 4:00pm
    • 93 Banyan Drive
    • Hilo Hawaii 96720
    • Queens' MarketPlace Starbucks 4:00pm
    • 69-201 Waikoloa Beach Drive
    • Waikoloa Village Hawaii 96738
    • Kona Office Max 3:20pm
    • 74-5448 Makala Boulevard
    • Kailua Hawaii 96740
    • Hilo Hawaiian Hotel 3:55pm
    • 71 Banyan Drive
    • Hilo Hawaii 96720

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