Mauna Kea Sunset

Private Tours

Share the once-in-a-lifetime experience only with your family and friends. 

If you wish to experience the magnificent journey to Mauna Kea only with your family and friends without worrying about other guests, consider booking our private tours.

  • Touring safely in a small private group
  • Intimate atmosphere without worrying about others
  • Relaxing journey in plenty of personal space
  • Free pick-up/drop-off at your accommodation*

*Free pickup is available only for hotels and vacation rentals in Kona, Kohala resort, and Waimea areas only. For private residences such as AirBnB accommodations may not be arranged due to inaccessibility by our vehicles. Guests staying on the east side of the island such as Hilo and the Volcano National Park areas can meet us at Gilbert Kahele Recreation Area by Saddle Road (Route-200).

Tour Prices

Prices are applicable for both Sunrise & Sunset Private Tours.

  • Luxury SUV (up to 5 passengers) : $1,380.00 + tax
  • Spacious Van (up to 10 passengers) : $2,300.00 + tax
  • Van for a bigger party (up to 12 passengers) : $2760.00 + tax

A 6% processing fee will be added if you book online.

Tour Details

Mauna Kea Sunrise & Stars TourMauna Kea Sunset & Stars Tour
Age Restriction13 and older13 and older
Departure TimeAfter midnight
(time varies with season)
Early afternoon
(time varies with season)
Tour Duration7-8 hours7-8 hours
Time at the SummitApprox. 1hr during sunriseApprox. 1hr during sunset
StargazingApprox. 30min unguided (no telescope)Approx. 1hr guided with a computerized telescope
Gear ProvidedHeavy-duty hooded parkaHeavy-duty hooded parka
Food ProvidedLight snacks and hot chocolateLight snacks and hot chocolate

Please note;

  • Our tours do not include meals. We provide light snacks and you are welcome to bring your own.
  • Please bring warm clothes to wear under the provided parka.
  • We strongly encourage you to bring water. Drinking water will reduce the risk of altitude sickness.
  • Gratuity is not included in the tour price but tips are greatly appreciated.

Read the FAQ to learn more about our Mauna Kea Tours.

We’d love to accommodate your needs. If you don’t see desired availabilities in the booking calendar, please send us your plan by filling out the form below or call us at 1-808-300-8552.

Private Tours Inquiry Form