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Small-Group A Mars and Stars Photo Experience Mauna Kea Tour

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Hawaii County, United States

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icon2 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more
Good for avoiding crowds

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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Overview

Mauna Kea is home to the world’s largest observatory for optical, infrared and submillimeter astronomy—13 powerful telescopes from 11 different countries sit atop the mountain’s slopes. On this tour with a professional photographer guide, see the night sky like never before. Leave with stunning photos of your group with galaxies, stars, and constellations in the background. After your trip, your guide will send you a link to the photos.
  • Stargazing atop Mauna Kea
  • Professional photographer guide
  • See the night sky like never before
  • Receive your photos after the trip
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Professional photographer guide
Parka Jackets
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Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

Mauna Loa Observatory Road, Mauna Loa Observatory Rd, Hawaii, USA

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Dress code: Wear pants and closed-toed shoes
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Service animals allowed
  • Weather can reach 30F. We have parka jackets that have pockets and a hood, although that may not be enough for some
  • Not recommended for travelers with any mobility/ambulatory restrictions, back, heart and hearing problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Pregnant Travelers should discuss with their doctor before hand.
  • Not suitable for some senior citizens
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Not recommended for chronic complainers ;)
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 7 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Epic! Tours Hawaii

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Small-Group A Mars and Stars Photo Experience Mauna Kea Tour ?
A:
The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Small-Group A Mars and Stars Photo Experience Mauna Kea Tour .
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Small-Group A Mars and Stars Photo Experience Mauna Kea Tour ?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Small-Group A Mars and Stars Photo Experience Mauna Kea Tour .
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Small-Group A Mars and Stars Photo Experience Mauna Kea Tour ?
A:
The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Small-Group A Mars and Stars Photo Experience Mauna Kea Tour .
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Small-Group A Mars and Stars Photo Experience Mauna Kea Tour ?
A:
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Small-Group A Mars and Stars Photo Experience Mauna Kea Tour .
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Small-Group A Mars and Stars Photo Experience Mauna Kea Tour ?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 7 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Small-Group A Mars and Stars Photo Experience Mauna Kea Tour .

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Awesome and Intimate
Steve_A
, Jan 2021
Awesome experience. If you plan to book a stargazing night on the big island and pick someone other than James for your night you will have missed out on a sky full of memories.
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Amazing photos
Larry
, Jan 2021
James was very professional and knowledgeable. He has all the equipment to take wonderful pictures. The meeting point was a little confusing as the pin he sent us took us to the middle of the road. I am glad we went early to check out the place and texted him. He resent the pin and everything turned out good. Perhaps some directions or description of the meeting point will help. This is our first time there and it was really dark. The photos were amazing, although James had to touch up one of our photos. We were hoping to hear more stories about the different stars. Oh.... It is really cold, standing out there for 1.5 hours.
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Galaxies Galore
Michael S
, Oct 2019
James was an excellent guide to the stars! Very knowledgeable and fed off the groups questions and curiosity. Also some very creative photography, but you have to sign up to experience that!!
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