7 Hours
Duration
Hilo
Location
Dinner
Meal
3:30PM
Tour Times
Best Of Hawaii

The adventure starts with an afternoon journey to Mauka Meadows Coffee Farm, home to the biggest name in coffee in Japan, Doutor. Learn all about the estate grown Kona Coffee produced on this beautiful 130 acre farm. You’ll then have a delicious Hawaiian- style BBQ dinner at our private farm location with sweeping views of Kailua Bay below. Then sample coffee, honey, and teas in front of the largest infinity pool in Hawaii with the blue Pacific Ocean shimmering beyond. While you’re taking in the breathtaking terrestrial views, your guide will prepare some heavenly views just as stunning. Setting up a state of the art solar telescope for your viewing pleasure, your specially trained guide will let you safely watch the sun come alive in true color with vibrant solar flares, sunspots, prominences and any other current activity weather permitting. Next, you’ll travel across Saddle Road between Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa, two of the tallest and most massive volcanoes on Earth. Your National Park Service trained guide will discuss the volcanology, geology, and history of these monstrous wonders, as well as providing in-depth narration on the various lava flows and flora and fauna that you’ll be passing by. While you’re taking in the breathtaking terrestrial views, your guide will prepare some heavenly views just as stunning. Setting up a state of the art solar telescope for your viewing pleasure, your specially trained guide will let you safely watch the sun come alive in true color with vibrant solar flares, sunspots, prominences and any other current activity weather permitting.

Lastly, your guide will take you to one of our preferred locations on Mauna Kea for nighttime stargazing. You’ll observe deep sky and planetary objects through a large aperture Dobsonian telescope under one of the darkest and most pristine skies on planet Earth! Our Dobsonian telescopes are a true purist’s experience to view the night sky. Their fast focal ratio enables you to see sprawling wide field views of objects that simply aren’t possible with the types of telescopes used by other tours. Depending on what is visible in the current sky and weather permitting, you’ll observe galaxies, nebula, star clusters, planets, double star systems, the moon, and much more; all the highlights and showpiece objects like you’ve never seen before!

Afterwards, warm up with Mauka Meadows 100% Kona coffee, hot chocolate, and a delicious dessert from our local artisan baker before returning to your resort. Warm jackets provided. This tour does not visit Maunakea’s summit out of deference to Native Hawaiian concerns. Approx 6.5 hours.

Schedule:

  • Availability: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday (Closed Friday)
  • Tour Time: 3:30 PM
  • Duration: 7 Hours

Location: Grand Nani Loa Hotel
Address: 93 Banyan Dr, Hilo, HI 96720
Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/VL27fqPS1g72

Check-in: KapohoKine Adventures Store
Important: For your security, at check-in you are required to present the credit card that was used to pay for your booking and matching valid photo identification. The name listed on your credit card must be identical to the contact name listed on your booking.

Parking:
Can be located across of the hotel near the golf course.

Itinerary:

  • Depart Kona – 3:30 PM
  • Mauka Meadows – 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM (dinner/coffee/solar)
  • Saddle sights – 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
  • Stars – 8:00 PM  – 9:30 PM (hot coffee/chocolate/dessert)
  • Return Kona – 10:15 PM
  • Depart Kohala – 3:20 PM
  • Mauka Meadows – 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM (dinner/coffee/solar)
  • Saddle sights – 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
  • Stars – 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM (hot coffee/chocolate/dessert)
  • Return Kohala – 10:00 PM

Special Notes:
Order of itinerary may change. Tour runs rain or shine.

Activity Company: KapohoKine Adventures

Dinner Options:

Italian Cold Cut Sandwich
Turkey Sandwich
Tuna Sandwich
Ham Sandwich
Vegetarian Sandwich
Club Sandwich
Salad (Gluten Free)
Salad- Turkey (Gluten Free)
Salad- Tuna (Gluten Free)
Salad- Ham (Gluten Free)

Mauna Kea Beach Hotel – 2:00 PM
Hapuna Prince Hotel – 2:00 PM
Fairmont Orchid – 2:15 PM
Mauna Lani Bay Hotel and Bungalows – 2:15 PM
Hilton Waikoloa Village – 2:30 PM
Paniolo Greens Resort – 2:45 PM
Holua Resort at Mauna Loa Village – 3:15 PM
Mauna Loa Village – 3:15 PM
Sheraton Keauhou – 3:15 PM
Kona Reef Condo – 3:30 PM
Royal Kona Resort – 3:30 PM
World Mark – 3:30 PM
Kona Hawaiian Village (Wyndham) – 3:30 PM

Observatory & Star Gazing