. . . Beautiful, Rugged and Majestic! . . .

   Mauna Kea Summit

Beautiful, rugged, and majestic – Mauna Kea is the highest mountain in the Pacific. Standing at an elevation of 13,796 feet (4,205 meters), Mauna Kea is the crowning jewel of the astronomical world and the home of the 13 observatories including the Keck 10 meter telescope, the world’s largest.

Hawaii Volcano Tour’s adventure starts with an afternoon pick-up from your hotel. Our exploration starts with a leisurely and scenic drive up the Saddle Road to Puu Huluhulu. From here we begin our ascent to the summit of Mauna Kea. Enjoy a specially prepared dinner as you relax and acclimatize at the 9,000 foot mid-level. Browse the Visitor Center for a special souvenir. Soon after we ascend the switch back road to the summit and enjoy a magnificent sunset. 

Please wear warm clothing and sturdy walking or athletic shoes. (Sandals and slippers/flip flops are not recommended.) Sunglasses, sunscreen and a hat are advisable. You may want to also bring a light day pack or fanny pack. 

Special Health Note:  Mauna Kea’s altitude, thin air and remote location require the following visitor restrictions: (1) pregnant women, (2) children under 16, (3) individuals with cardiac and breathing problems and (4) people who have been scuba diving in the last 24 hours may not go on this tour. If you have any concerns about your ability to visit a high altitude environment please consult with your physician.

What we provide:

· Maximum 6-7 passengers per tour

· Pick-up and drop-off at your hotel or ship

· Luxury 4-wheel drive SUV transportation 

· Services of a knowledgeable and experienced Mauna Kea driver

· Walking sticks, flashlights, cold weather parkas, rain gear

· Dinner, snacks, water and drinks

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Our “All Inclusive Price”

Per person - $ 224

Exclusive Charter - $ 1344

 (includes up to 7 guests)

(all prices include Hawaii excise tax and all fees)

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