Mauna Kea: Stargazing Experience with Free Photos

Mauna Kea: Stargazing Experience with Free Photos

From $259 per person

Travel to a remote, Mars-like location for a stargazing and photo experience unlike any other. Immerse yourself in the dark beauty of the night sky.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 2 hours
Check availability to see starting times.
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Small group
Limited to 15 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore an area used by Nasa for Mars studies
  • Have epic photos taken of you by a pro astro-photographer
  • Marvel at some of the darkest skies on the planet from a remote area
Full description
Explore a secluded stargazing spot on the slopes of Mauna Kea or Mauna Loa. Stargazing on this summit has never been allowed for any individual or tour group; all other tours do their stargazing on the side of a busy road near the highway, but this tour allows you access to a remote spot located miles from any highway.  Once you step foot onto the martian soil and grab your parka jacket, hear about how the place where you are standing is one of the most unique spots in the entire solar system. After that, your guide will use their green laser to point out constellations, planets, space objects, and hopefully some fast-moving shooting stars. Your guide will also take some photos of the best objects in the night sky with an astro-modified camera/lens for you to check out later. Next comes everyone's favorite part; have some fun posing for astro-photos with the stars in the background. All photos taken throughout the experience will be sent to you after the trip. Look back on these photos, touched up with Lightroom photo-editing at no extra cost.
Includes
  • Photos from the trip
  • Use of parka jackets
  • Transportation from/to the meeting point
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with heart problems
  • Wheelchair users
  • People with respiratory issues
  • People over 264 lbs (120 kg)
  • People with pre-existing medical conditions
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

Select participants and date

Participants

Date

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Arrive 10 minutes before the activity starts. Look for a blue 4x4 van.

Open in Google Maps ⟶
Important information

What to bring

  • Closed-toe shoes

Not allowed

  • Shorts
Organized by

Product ID: 352716