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Mauna Kea Summit & Stars Adventure


Roundtrip transportation from Hawaii Forest and Trail headquarters and from selected North Kohala resorts; Use of hooded parkas & mittens; Dinner at a private location; Filtered water in a souvenir bottle, assorted tea, and hot cocoa; Private star show with telescope; Interpretive guide; Access fees and State tax.

SAMPLE Dinner Selections: Warm mango BBQ chicken served with vegetable quinoa or chilled tofu veggie wrap served with vegetable quinoa both served with a chocolate brownie dessert.


Guide gratuity is not included, and is at the guest’s own discretion and expense.

Hours of operation

Available daily; Departs Hawaii Forest & Trail Headquarters in Kailua-Kona between 1:25pm - 3:00pm, Departs select North Kohala resorts between 2:00pm – 3:45pm. Tour time changes seasonally with sunset times.


Approximately 7½ hours.

Participant restrictions

Must be 16 years or older.

Children under the age of 16 are not allowed on summit tours. They may remain with a parent or guardian at the Visitor Information Station.

Although walking is very light on this tour, guests should be able to hike on uneven or rocky terrain.

Not advised for those with respiratory or heart conditions, pregnancy, or in poor health.

Scuba divers please note that summit altitude is over 13,000 feet (4000 meters).

Guests are not allowed into the observatories.

Additional Information

Although guests are provided hooded parkas, they should bring a light sweater or sweatshirt, wear long pants and good walking shoes.

Public restrooms available during tour.


Sunset & Star viewing subject to weather conditions.

Menu subject to change without notice.

State permit allows no more than 2 vans per day.

Due to the rising cost of fuel, prices may be subject to fuel surcharges at any time.

Complete information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, will be included on your Confirmation Voucher.

**All information requested must be supplied or booking is subject to automatic cancellation**

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