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Kohala Waterfalls Adventure - Hawaii Forest & Trail

Kohala Waterfalls Adventure - Hawaii Forest & Trail

Mauna Kea Summit & Stars Adventure - Hawaii Forest & Trail

Big Island

COVID-19 Notices

  • Face masks
  • Proof of a negative covid-19 pre-travel test
  • Temperature checks required
  • Limited to 9 guests

A journey from sea level to 14,000-ft. summit of Mauna Kea to enjoy the Hawaiian night sky.

Availability: In stock

Quick Details

Duration: 7–8 hours

Availability: Mondays thru Saturdays; closed Sundays

Time: 1:55–2:10 p.m. thru 10:00 p.m.

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Our journey from sea level to the nearly 14,000 foot summit of Mauna Kea reveals the wonders and world-class clarity of the Hawaiian night sky.

Learn about Hawaiian stars navigation, view inspiring sunset at the top of Mauna Kea. Sip hot chocolate during your private star show with a telescope. Picnic dinner (included), and learn about Hawaiian star navigation.


Tour Highlights:

  • Enjoy a warm picnic dinner at our private location and learn about Hawaiian star navigation
  • Your guide will share historic accounts of early travelers through the mountain lands
  • Delight in the awe-inspiring sunset at the top of Maunakea, the highest point in the Pacific
  • As the sun slips over the horizon we’ll descend to a lower elevation at 9,000 ft
  • Sip hot chocolate during your private starshow with our 11” Celestron telescope
  • Please read restrictions and FAQ carefully before booking this experience


Included: Picnic style dinner, assorted teas, hot chocolate, and dessert. Dinner options include Teriyaki Chicken (gluten free), Kalbi Beef Short Ribs (gluten free), or Vegetarian Thai Curry (gluten & dairy free, vegetarian, vegan). The chicken and beef are served with brown rice, carrot, zucchini, bok choy and yellow squash with a garlic & white wine sauce, and a caramelized pineapple garnish. The curry is served with brown rice, red bell pepper, green bell pepper, portobello mushroom, sugar snap peas, green beans, zucchini, yellow squash, onion and bok choy.  **Due to COVID-19, meal choices for now are either Beef Stew OR Vegan Chili.  Sorry for the incovenience.**

Gear provided: We provide warm wear including, hooded parkas and gloves.


* Wear closed-toe shoes, long pants, and a sweatshirt or sweater.

Afternoon trips depart daily from Hawaii Forest & Trail in Kona, Queen’s Marketplace in Waikoloa Beach Resort, and Lava Java located in the Waikoloa Village Shopping Center. 7–8 hours round trip.


  • Weather changes can occur quickly and the access road to the summit can close without warning, therefore we cannot guarantee access to the summit or favorable conditions.
  • Guests should be able to walk on uneven or rocky terrain.
  • The temperature can dip below freezing when at high elevation on the mountain.
  • We sometimes encounter cool, wet or muddy conditions.
  • Please note that the Maunakea Visitor station is currently closed for renovations.
  • Due to the high altitude this tour is not advised for those with respiratory, circulatory or heart conditions, pregnancy or poor health.
  • If you plan to scuba dive, do not plan to go to the summit within 24 hours after you dive due to the altitude.
  • No children under 16.
  • Other tour restrictions may apply.
  • Face masks
  • Proof of a negative covid-19 pre-travel test
  • Temperature checks required
  • Limited to 9 guests


The following is required of each guest to participate: 

  • Proof of negative COVID-19 pre-testing results, if traveling to the island
  • Temperature checks upon arrival
  • Face masks to be worn at all times for the duration of the experience 


Failure to adequately meet any of the above [or results that may indicate guests have contracted COVID-19] may result in exclusion from the activity without refund. 

All measures taken in response to COVID-19 are subject to change without notice by the tour and activity operators to meet state and county safety guidelines and requirements.