Astronomers the world over flock to Mauna Kea, a dormant volcano on the island of Hawaii that’s home to the largest telescopes on Earth.
But you don’t have to be a professional to appreciate the outstanding views to be had here. Journese, a luxury travel provider and partner of Stellar Travel, offers an amazing Mauna Kea Sunset & Stargazing Tour for visitors to Hawaii.
Heading up the mountain, your guide begins by introducing you to the geography, geology, and history of the island. Acclimatize to the elevation at the visitors’ center and enjoy dinner, included with your tour.
Continue up to the summit, located almost 14,000 feet above sea level. See the breathtaking sunset views and pass by the famous observatories like Keck, Subaru, and Gemini.
At nightfall, descend to mid-mountain for stargazing. Weather permitting, enjoy the use of large portable telescopes that allow you to zoom in on different celestial features. Your guide will point out objects of note and help you understand the science behind what you’re seeing.
Stargazing on Mauna Kea is on a truly different level – a must-do, if you’re heading to the Big Island. In addition to pre-reserving your tour, your Stellar Travel advisor can put together an incredible all-in-one Hawaiian vacation package from Journese, including your flights, accommodations, and transportation.
Take the guesswork out of planning your trip and consult your Stellar Travel advisor today.