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.
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Excellent. Recommend to everyone. Tour Guide was very knowledgeable and friendly.Reviewed by: Steve H, December 2013
Great trip the guide was informative and helpful. The views were awesome. Guide took photos for the couples, meal great. The guide was very personable and friendly. We received more than we expected from this tour.Reviewed by: Joseph R, October 2013
a trip of a lifetime. seeing the sky above cloud level, watching the sun sink through those clouds and then seeing the stars etc was stunning. Our guide really knew his stuff and the supply of warm jackets and hot chocolate was perfect.Reviewed by: teresa s, September 2013
Awesome! Tour guide was extremely helpful, patient (we had one of "those people" on our tour), and passionate about he did especially when it came to the Star Show at the end - this is not to be missed. Recommend getting to to the Summit in a tour if you aren't a confident driver - rough road. This tour is one of my top 3 after 2 weeks on Hawaii.Reviewed by: J K C, September 2013
We had a wonderful trip from start to finish. The ride up was very interesting learning about the area and of course the summit. The sunset was great. as a bonus it was great checking out some of the night sky on the way down to the base. We highly recommend this tour while visiting the "Big Island"Reviewed by: John A, August 2013
Absolutely amazing tour well worth the money I would recommend this tour to anyone.Reviewed by: Stephen G, July 2013
Excellent guide with great knowledge which made the tour very worthwhile. The experience was unique with a very friendly group, and the view was superlative.Reviewed by: Dr Joe H, May 2013
Our guide did a great job of setting up the wonderful supper all the while providing interesting commentary on the wonders of the island. After supper Robert took us to the top of the mountain for a beautiful, although quite cold so dress warmly, sunset. After the sunset it was back down the mountain where Robert set up a small telescope and showed us several celestial objects while drinking hot chocolate. Then it was back to our hotel. The tour was as advertised and Robert was an amazing guide. I highly recommend this trip.Reviewed by: Redwingrider, May 2013
The Mauna Kea trip to the summit isn't cheap, and it's an all-day outing, but it's worth it.
All in all, it was a fantastic expedition. Well worth the cost and the time. Book a day/night that has a dim moon for optimum stargazing, and be prepared for the cold at the summit. It is very much UNLIKE the rest of the island climate. This one is practically all-inclusive, and a must-do for anyone interested in the earth or astronomical sciences.Reviewed by: Vince G, April 2013
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