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Mauna Kea Arnott's Adventures

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Hilo, United States
Mauna Kea Arnott's Adventures

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icon6 hours  (Approx.)
Pickup from select hotels
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

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Dinner
Telescopes
Jacket

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2:00 PM

After booking, the operator will contact you about pickup time.

This activity will end right where it started.Our Mauna Kea Tour begins in HILO only meets guests in Hilo or at the Onizuka Visitor Center on Mauna Kea. We DO NOT pick up guests from Kona, Waikoloa, any hotels on the west-most side of the Big Island, or any cities other than HILO on the east-most side of the Big Island.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a strong physical fitness level
  • Age minimum 16 years old
  • Not recommended to guests that have scuba dived in the last 24 hours.
  • Not recommended for travelers with respiratory conditions
  • Not recommended to consume intoxicants during or directly before this tour
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Arnott's Lodge
This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Mauna Kea Arnott's Adventures?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Mauna Kea Arnott's Adventures.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Mauna Kea Arnott's Adventures?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Mauna Kea Arnott's Adventures.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Mauna Kea Arnott's Adventures?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Mauna Kea Arnott's Adventures.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Mauna Kea Arnott's Adventures?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Mauna Kea Arnott's Adventures.

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star-5
Wonderful experience ! We...
Jaclyn_R
, Nov 2021
Wonderful experience ! We loved our guide! He was very informative enjoyed every second of the trip.
star-5
AMAZING!
Ryan_Y
, Aug 2021
This is a MUST-GO experience on the Big Island but make sure you dress warm! Our guide was amazing & knowledgeable she made the tour fun & answered all the questions.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Must see!
Jennifer_L
, Aug 2021
Must see!! What an amazing experience! Way more than I expected with an incredible guide! Andreas was very personable and knowledgeable
star-5
Great adventure
Bhagyesh_P
, Aug 2021
It was an amazing time going up the mountain as well as down. The trip was smooth and simple. The views that we got were amazing and we heard amazing stories along the way. We were able to take a lot of photos and our driver took photos for us which was really nice. Overall an amazing time I'm just sad I forgot to tip. Don't forget your jackets it will be very cold
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
Pray for clear skies!
Jeffrey_C
, Aug 2021
Everything was arranged well; they also replied to several of my questions in a timely manner regarding the summit trip. The only reason I give this adventure less than 5* is NOT the fault of the operator, Arnott's; it's because there is no guarantee of clear skies and it's a very expensive--more than two hundred dollars-- SUV ride around moonlike landscape if you don't get clear skies. We had clear enough skies for a nice sunset, but zero stars to see. That said, you can return to Onizuka visitor center in a normal car and see stars on another clear night if you want. Everything was well organized and they were responsive to questions, and the guide and driver were super friendly; so, I appreciated them. I did see some other tour companies with some better perks-- nicer vans, some snacks offered, and free use of a parka/jacket; Arnotts had an older (but in good condition) van, no snacks, and a $25 fee to use their parkas. Still, I do recommend them.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
There is no price you could put on how amazing this experience was
Marisa_Z
, Jul 2021
Absolutely 100% breathtaking (no pun intended). This experience was unlike anything I’ve ever encountered. Donna, our tour guide was INCREDIBLE. So knowledgeable, fun, exciting, and overall contributed so much to making this adventure that much better. She helped us feel safe, taught us about the gorgeous rich history of the volcanos, Hawaii’s people and environment, astrology, just enhanced the already outstanding experience of these sacred Hawaiian lands. And, what made all of that even better, was supporting a smaller local business while we got to do it all. 100% recommend this adventure- there is truly no price you could put on this experience.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Memorable Adventure!
David_C
, Jul 2021
We truly enjoyed and will always remember this tour favorably. Our tour guide Andras was knowledgeable and explained all in detail. This was a small group so we got personal attention. The views of the sunset on Mauna Kea and the stargazing were highlights. We highly recommend this tour!!
star-5
Best activity on the island
Sara_C
, Jul 2021
The trip was amazing, David was amazing. Serious nerd paradise with the telescopes on Mauna Kea, and of course the sunset was beyond belief. It was cloudy so the star gazing wasn’t perfect, but I still saw more stars than I ever see at home.
star-5
INCREDIBLE
Sally_F
, Jun 2021
I can’t express how much we enjoyed our sunset tour with David from Arnotts Adventures. His love of the island was evident and his knowledge of constellations and stargazing was incredible. I am so glad we splurged and booked this sunset and stargazing tour. It was one of the highlights of our time on the big island. I would suggest starting from Hilo so you get plenty of time to hear more history and facts about the island.
star-5
Extreme Star gazing with Donna
ravi_a
, Jun 2021
Donna kept us engaged throughout with tid bits about Hawaiian culture and her knowledge of Astronomy
1 traveler found this review helpful

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