Experience the awe-inspiring beauty of Mauna Kea on our summit tour. This tour takes you to the summit of the Mauna Kea volcano, the highest point in Hawaii, where you will have the opportunity to witness breathtaking views of the island, the stars, and the cosmos.
The tour begins with a scenic drive to the Mauna Kea Visitor Information Station, where you will have the opportunity to learn about the history, culture, and environment of the mountain, and acclimatize to the altitude. From there, we will continue our journey to the summit, which is at an elevation of 13,796 ft (4,205 m).
As we reach the summit, you will have the opportunity to see some of the world's most advanced telescopes, including the Keck Observatory and the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope, used for astronomical research. Our experienced guide will provide a brief tour of the facilities and explain the importance of Mauna Kea as an astronomical observatory.
As the sun sets, we will enjoy the spectacular view of the island and the stars, and if weather conditions allow, you can take in a glimpse of the cosmos through a telescope.
This tour is perfect for adventurers, nature enthusiasts, and anyone interested in astronomy and the beauty of the night sky. It's important to note that this tour requires a good level of fitness and comfortable clothing, as well as warm clothing for the summit temperatures, which can drop considerably.
Includes a Party of 2 / 4 Hours
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