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Mauna Kea Above the Clouds Sunrise Tour
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Perfect place for gorgeous sunrise and sunset view

Bring your warm clothes with you, because it's very chilly up there. I drove up to the visitor center, because I haven't had a 4x4. While you up for the sunset, you should join... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Radebeul, Germany
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Radebeul, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Bring your warm clothes with you, because it's very chilly up there. I drove up to the visitor center, because I haven't had a 4x4. While you up for the sunset, you should join the stargazing. Astronomer built up their telescopes, so take the chance to look through. There are many people at the visitor center for the sunset, but... More 

Thank Ben-Inside
Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked the Arnott's Lodge tour up. The tours are a bit expensive, but we didn't have a four wheel drive vehicle so it was really the only option to get to the summit. Seeing the sunset up there was a fantastic experience and having a guide to point out some of star constellations in the night sky was nice... More 

Thank Michael K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

80 degrees at sea level, 29 degrees at the top at 14,000 feet, bring your warm jackets and windbreakers. You will be above the Clouds with stunning views. Snow at the top with gorgeous sunset views. Plan to arrive at least an hour before sunset and stop at the visitor center once the sun sets. After dark at the visitor... More 

Thank Susan M
Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

We drove up to the visitor center. It was chilly. Be prepared. I was a little disappointed that we couldn't see the summit from the visitor center. We ended up driving around the north tip of the island and had a spectacular view of the summit. There is a very nice view of Mona Loa from the visitor center. There... More 

Thank MelandGeo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

We headed up to the Ranger's station (at about 9,000 feet) to get above (most of) the clouds and watch the sunset. Definitely worth the outing, but make sure you dress for what was a very cold outing - and I mean very cold. The short hike up the hill opposite the ranger's station gave a spectacular overview of the... More 

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Odessa, Ukraine
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

We drove to Mauna Kea, took the road to the visitors center. Arriving there we saw that the road further up was closed due to snow and icy road conditions. The visitors center itself is nothing special. So check before you go!

2 Thank HONkiev
Frankfurt, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

We visited Mauna Kea as a couple on a Wednesday in November for watching the sunset. The spectacle itself started at around 5:30 p.m.. But make sure you are there in time. Unfortunately the place was heavily crowded especially by Asian tourist groups which were running around (sorry to say) like crazy chickens. We arrived at the top at around... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

We were at the visitor's center at sunset and had the added bonus of seeing Saturn (complete with rings) from one of the big telescopes. The number of stars that can be seen is absolutely amazing and the Milky Way is stunning. We came to photograph the Milky Way tonight, but will go back tomorrow night for the "star tour"... More 

Thank CatherineL270
Fredericton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

I went to Mauna Kea on my last night in Kailua-Kona and I am so happy that I could end it in spectacular fashion. It took about 1.25 hours to drive from Ali'i Drive. I have pretty severe asthma, so I knew I wasn't going to the summit, but other reviews said it was still a great place to visit... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

We drove the highway through the island at night (which is the road Mauna Kea is on) I have never seen a night sky like that before. It was awe inspiring. It was the first time I had ever seen the Milky Way. And not just a haze; it was in full view. Really wonderful!

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