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Private Tour of Mauna Kea Summit Sunrise - Kailua-Kona, United States

About This Tour

Duration: 7 to 8 hours
Location: Kailua-Kona, United States
Product Code: 123830P8

Activity Details

This is a private guided adventure tour with a comfortable luxury 14-passenger van. This tour will give you an incredible and unique experience of a magnificent summit sunrise at Mauna Kea, the tallest mountain on earth. Find yourself in a time-lapse that will leave you speechless as you watch the transition from starry night to sunrise at the highest peak of the Pacific Ocean. The tour begins at your hotel early morning and stops at Visitor Center, where you will stargaze at 9,000 ft. elevation and adjust your body to the higher elevation. You will then move and watch world-famous sunrise at the summit of 13,700 feet elevation. Watching the sunrise on the top of world’s highest volcanic crater will give you special moments to explore its gorgeous views of the sky changing colors info deepest oranges and reds above the thick clouds. Picnic breakfast will be provided on the slopes of Mauna Kea after for you to enjoy warm beverages and food to make this tour even more enjoyable.

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Onizuka Center for International Astronomy Visitor Information Station, Mauna Kea Access Rd, Hilo, HI, USA

First stop of the tour is Onizuka Visitor Center, where you can stargaze for an hour at 9,000 ft elevation. Visitors are strongly advised to spend at least half an hour at the center to adapt to lower air pressure caused by high elevation before proceeding to the summit. You will be provided with parkas here in preparation for the summit. You can enjoy the night sky and predawn star show before sunrise.

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Mauna Kea Summit, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI

After stargazing, we will then ascend 4,700 ft to the summit. Delight at the start of morning twilight as you proceed to the top, also the coldest point in Hawaii. Enjoy a glorious sunrise in the endless sky of the highest peak of the Pacific Ocean.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Onizuka Center for International Astronomy Visitor Information Station, Mauna Kea Access Rd, Hilo, HI, USA

3. Our tour will conclude with a delicious breakfast for everyone when coming down the slopes after sunrise viewing. Sandwiches and warm beverages will be ready to help start your day. Vegetarian option is available too.

Duration: 1 hour

Type of Activity

Outdoor Activities > 4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours >

Type of Booking

Instant Confirmation.

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