Possibly the best place in the world to observe stars. Sunsets when clouds cooperate are an unrivaled splendor of unequaled expansiveness.
On this adventure to the highest point in Hawaii (13,796 ft) and a world renowned stargazing spot, you will witness the universe like never before atop Mauna Kea. After a stunning sunset above the clouds amongst some of the leading observatories in the world, the night sky will reveal its wonder to you with your expert guide serving as your astronomer while pointing out planets, galaxies, stars, and more with a laser pointer and a private high-powered telescope. You should come away with a greater appreciation and understanding of space, Hawaiian culture, and the fascinating geology of the Big Island.
COVID-19 UPDATE: The tour is currently operating (although as usual selling out well in advance). The tour follows all national, state, and local guidelines to ensure guest and staff safety. In addition, the tour has been reduced from a max of 14 to a max of 9 guests, and pickup locations have been reduced. More details in FAQ below. If you're not seeing availability on the only days you can do and your group size is 4+, please contact us as there may be flexibility.