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  • Locatie: Hilo, Hawaii
  • Duur: 7 uur (circa)
Van USD 175,00

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Mauna Kea is home to the world's largest telescopes and has atmospheric clarity better than anywhere else on earth. You'll see breathtaking views from Hawaii's tallest volcano. Mauna Kea is also well known for its spectacular sunsets and night time star gazing.

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Hoogtepunten

  • Meestal snel uitverkocht
  • Kleine groep garandeert persoonlijke service
  • Ophalen van hotel inbegrepen
  • Diner inbegrepen
  • Gratis drankjes inbegrepen
The drive to the summit of Mauna Kea is one you’ll never forget. Mauna Kea is the world’s tallest mountain, rising more than 32,000 feet (9,754 meters) from the ocean floor to its summit, which is considered by many Hawaiians to be the most sacred place in all the islands. The road climbs 13,796 feet (4,205 meters) above sea level. You’ll stand in awe at both nature’s sublime creation and man’s astonishing technological achievements.

After your pickup in Hilo (anywhere within city limits), watch as your transport passes lush green flora and moonscape lava fields. As the car turns onto the Saddle Road, which travels the island between Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea, you’ll see a dramatic and diverse landscape of ranch land, sub-alpine forest and rainforest (with striking features such as cinder cones, lava flows, lava tubes and kipuka).

You will first spend some time acclimating at the 9,200 foot level while enjoying hot soup. After dinner and with a provided jacket in hand, you'll make the 45 minute drive to the summit. As your make your way up, listen to the guide’s interpretation of Hawaii’s remarkable natural, cultural and geologic history.

Once at the summit, soak in spectacular views of the horizon, Haleakala on Maui, Mauna Loa and Hualalai. Mauna Kea’s summit is also home to a world-class array of telescopes.

After sunset, you will descend to the Visitor’s Information Station at 9,000 foot elevation for a special stargazing show from volunteer astronomers. Wrapped warm in provided Arctic parkas, you'll enjoy hot beverages and cookies while marveling at the brilliance of the Hawaiian night sky. Your guide will share stories of the observable universe, and offer you a personal and educational look at the heavens. You'll then be returned to your original Hilo location.

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Programmagegevens

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Vertrekdata:
Vertrekpunt:
Hilo Hawaiian Hotel ( If you are staying at a B&B or different hotel near by Hilo, please put it in the comments box and we will adjust to pick you up at your location of stay )
Vertrektijd:
Departure times: Approx 2pm - 4pm (Times change throughout the year and depending on your lodging location)
Duur:
7 uur (circa)
Gegevens terugreis:
Returns to original departure point

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Aanvullende informatie

Mauna Kea Summit Small Group Stargazing Tour from Hilo

Mauna Kea Summit Adventure

Inbegrepen:
  • Small-group tour
  • Bottled Water, Hot coco, Fleece Hooded Jackets, Hot Ramen Noodle Soup Dinner or Miso Soup for Vegitarian 
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels)
Niet inbegrepen:
  • Gratuities (optional)
Aanvullende informatie:
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Guests should be able to walk on uneven or rocky terrain
  • 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 diving within 24 hours of going to Mauna Kea summit
  • Children must be 13 years or older to go to the summit of Mauna kea. Children 12 years old and younger are welcome to join this tour; they will remain at the laser star show done by the telescopes
  • If anyone appears to be having a hard time with the altitude, it is to the guide's judgment if you can continue to the summit. If the guide feels it is a safety concern, you will be brought back down to the visitor center while the rest of the group continues the sunset portion of the tour. You may then join the group again for the stargazing. Please note: No refunds in this case
  • Alcohol is not allowed on this tour. If you are intoxicated at the time of departure the guide has the right to refuse service of the tour to any that are intoxicated due to the safety of you and others. There is no refund in this case
  • If the summit road is closed, all guests will be contacted and either be rescheduled or fully refunded. Most stormy days are predictable, however, like any high mountain, there can be unpredictable and fast changing weather. If the rangers have closed the summit road for safety, we may have to change the plan a bit to make the most of the trip
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
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Annuleringsbeleid

Als u ten minste 7 dag(en) voor het geplande vertrek annuleert, worden er geen annuleringskosten gerekend.
Als u tussen 3 en 6 dag(en) voor het geplande vertrek annuleert, worden er annuleringskosten op basis van 50 procent gerekend.
Als u binnen 2 dag(en) voor het geplande vertrek annuleert, worden er annuleringskosten op basis van 100 procent gerekend.