Mauna Kea Summit: Sunset Stargazing Adventure w Free Photo
- Duration options: 6.5 - 7 hours
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Just do it. Don’t think twice. This is hands down one of the best tours I’ve ever done in Hawaii. James is extremely knowledgeable and passionate about his work. He shares a ton of information with the group and ensures everyone is enjoying the trip. The pictures he took were incredible! It’s COLD out there. Wear pants, not leggings like me the tour does provide you with parkas to stay warm but you may consider layering up a bit more if you get cold easily.
The experience is as a bday present from my husband and it was awesome. Seeing the sunset above the clouds was really amazing . The tour men took us down about 5000 ft and set up a powerful telescope it was so amazing we saw Saturn and it's rings and mercury and its moons. The guides explanation of why it's such a great place to see the heavens was great knowl she. The Mauna Kea visit was the highlight of our trip. Kind of starvtrekky .
Communication was quick and frequent. More importantly the guide gave us the best tour describing the geolocal formations and the local flora/fauna on our trip to the top. The sunset was topped off with some delicious hot chocolate and cookies (seriously, this was not your average Swiss miss instant!) While listening to a great talk during our stargazing. Book with these guys, you won't be sorry!
James is a NASA professional with a vast knowledge of astronomy. And the pictures he takes for you with his deep space camera— a camera that captures what you can’t see with your bare eyes - are amazing. I highly recommend this experience!
Dastan was great and provided a full experience! At the moment only the crater emits any sign of lava (you can’t see it directly). Hopefully you have better luck!