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Our journey from sea level to the nearly 14,000 foot summit of Maunakea reveals the wonders and world-class clarity of the Hawaiian night sky.

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For Guests coming from Hilo we recommend our Mauna Kea Sunrise- Hilo Departure that picks up at Hilo’s most popular accommodations.

Highlights include:

  • Enjoy a warm picnic dinner on the beautiful mountain while learning about Hawaiian star navigation
  • Your guide will share historic accounts of early travelers through the mountain lands
  • Delight in the awe-inspiring sunset at the top of Maunakea, the highest point in the Pacific
  • Stand amidst the world’s largest collection of research telescopes
  • Sip hot chocolate during your private starshow at 9,000 feet elevation with an 11” Celestron telescope
  • Please read restrictions and FAQ carefully before booking this experience

Restrictions:  Due to unforeseen circumstances our dinner location has changed and we are no longer able to accommodate guests meeting this tour from Hilo. For Guests coming from Hilo we recommend our Mauna Kea Sunrise- Hilo Departure that picks up at Hilo’s most popular accommodations; please see our FAQ for more details. Please note that the Maunakea Visitor station is currently closed for renovations between the dates of December 9th 2018, and estimated to be reopened Summer 2019. that said, this does not impact stargazing or visiting the summit. Other Restrictions: 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 divers should be aware of altitude dangers. No children under 16. Other tour restrictions may apply.
What to Bring & Wear: Closed toe shoes, long pants and a sweatshirt or sweater.

If your desired date is sold out: This tour often sells out a week or more in advance. If you are unable to go on your desired date, you can also visit the summit on our Maunakea Sunrise Experience.

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Last modified: March 5, 2019

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