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Stargazing, Lava Cave and Waterfalls + Free Photos

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    Stop At: Mauna Kea State Recreation Area, Saddle Road, 35 mile marker, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96721

    All trips start from the Mauna Kea Recreation Area, a safe and easy spot for all rental cars to park at.
    Next, we will whisk you off to the mountains of Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea.  Our first stop will be at a special spot where two of the largest volcanoes on the planet collide.  Then we will drive down into the rainforests of Hilo far from the tour buses and check out some beautiful waterfalls and a non-touristy lava tube cave.  Our next stop will be at the largest Japanese Garden outside of Japan. After our stroll, we will head to down through Hilo and grab dinner at a local diner.
    When the sun goes down, we will check out a volcanic lava tube cave.
    Finally we drive up into the mountains of Mauna Kea for the best stargazing of your life!  Enjoy a laser guided star show and get your picture taken with the stars in the background.
    Next stop is back to the Mauna Kea Recreation Area for a drop-off between 9pm-10:30pm

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Rainbow Falls, Waianuenue Avenue, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720

    We will check out a massive Indian banyan tree, mango forest and take professional photos at the waterfall overlook.

    Duration: 25 minutes

    Stop At: Kaumana Caves Park, Kaumana Drive Mile Marker 4, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI

    We will take the steep and adventurous path down into the cave and take unique style photos.

    Duration: 25 minutes

    Stop At: Mauna Kea, Island of Hawaii, HI

    We will find a remote spot on the slopes of the mountain for a private stargazing show and astro-photos.

    Duration: 1 hour
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    Reviewed 1 week ago

    This tour should be #1 on TripAdvisor! James was an excellent, friendly and knowledgable guide plus a SUPER talented photographer! The tour was a blast!! Most definitely a highlight of my trip and the photos made it worth the investment. I spent 5 weeks on...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    1  Thank musiccityloft
    Reviewed 3 June 2019

    Our tour with James was incredible! James is very friendly, laid-back, knowledgeable and he was a fantastic guide. The small group size was perfect, so we never felt excluded or as though James was inattentive to our questions. The lava cave experience was such a...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    2  Thank ignitemymind
    Reviewed 15 May 2019

    Small tour with only six people. James picked us up at different locations to our convenience. James knows alot about the island and of course astronomy. He took us all around with Most of the time on Hilo Side. He is a good driver, talks...More

    Date of experience: April 2019
    1  Thank Jessica C
    Reviewed 14 May 2019

    Right at the outset, a big Shout Out to James for an amazing tour and being the perfect host. He was very accommodating while we were booking the tour with special requests and all the questions. Also, he proactively contacted us multiple times before the...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    1  Thank asimovreg
    Reviewed 10 May 2019 via mobile

    James really went out of his way to give us the island experience that you don’t see outside of a tour like this. The lava cave was beautiful, as was trip to Rainbow Falls. We saw an amazing sunset on Mauna Kea with scenery that...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank Jan P
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