Here is a selection of the most recent reviews of the Mauna Kea Summit and Stars Small Group Adventure Tour submitted by actual travelers. Read what travelers liked, what they loved, and what they thought could be improved.
We were impressed with the knowledge of our guide. We loved the personal attention and enjoyed every minute of our experience.Reviewed by: Gary F, April 2013
Greatness! There is nothing like the sunset @ the top of the summit. The entire tour was wonderful. We left from the Kona location, our guide was Taj. He took great care of us! He taught us a lot about the Hawaiian culture, beliefs and about the BI in general. We learned more on this tour than we did in 2 weeks on the island. The food was surprisingly good (even the cornbread and we're from TX). The brownies and coco even better! The STARS - OMG, living in the city, it's easy 2 4get how many stars there r!!! Looking @ them thru a high powered telescope -whoa, spectacular! It's defiantly cold. Was wishing I had my long johns and UGG's, but worth braving the cold. We were there Feb/Mar so there was snow and crazy wind. Bathrooms along the way - not so great. But it's not like there's a gas station on every corner, so that is easily overlooked. This should be in the top 5 things 2 do while on the BI. If ur lucky enuff 2 get Taj, u have 2 ask him about "Andy's Star" and give him and Robert a big ole' "Hey Y'all" from T in TX!Reviewed by: Tanya H, March 2013
Really good trip, well organised and we saw so many stars you just don't see from England but gather from other guests comments from most places! Parkers provided lovely and warm, couldn't fault it.Reviewed by: Janet D, March 2013
yet another wonderful tour. food and guide were almost as delightful as the mountains, the sunset, and the stars. Also a great guided tour of most of the island as a bonus.Reviewed by: Itchie, February 2013
Surprising how cold it is at that altitude,
but with the coats and mitts they give you well worth the trip.
It was awesome!Reviewed by: Christine H, August 2012
Brilliant though the toilets on the way up left a lot to be desired. Very interesting and information packed tour. Well done.Reviewed by: David H, August 2012
The view is absolutely beautiful and our tour guide was very knowledgeable, but definitely cold- they weren't kidding about needing long pants!Reviewed by: Catherine C, August 2012
This was the best excursion I have ever been on. Greg was our driver and he was very knowledgeable and experienced. I am glad that we went on this tour instead of driving up saddle road to the summit ourselves.
It was really nice to have someone who was experienced with the road and also able to talk about the history of the area, as well as identify the various types of plants and lava in the area.
The sunset on the summit was incredible, and something one would never likely see again. The stars afterwards were also magnificent.
I went with my parents who are in their mid sixties and fiance who has sickle cell trait. Everyone felt fine, though we all had taken Diamox prophylactically to prevent altitude sickness.
I highly recommend this tour to anyone going to the big island.Reviewed by: Natalia D, July 2012
A really enjoyable activity.Reviewed by: Donald K, July 2012