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Arnott's Lodge and Hiking Adventures

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Address: 98 Apapane Rd, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4907
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+1 808-339-0921
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Arnott's Lodge and Hiking Adventures is a unique and special place for...

Arnott's Lodge and Hiking Adventures is a unique and special place for people to spend their Hawaiian stay on the Big Island and take our tours. Our tours consists of Mauna Kea Sunset/Stargazing, Volcano National Park and Valleys and Waterfall Tours. We also do custom tours to cater to your needs. Arnott's Lodge and Hiking Adventures was established in 1990 and we continue to give our guests an experience they'll never forget. Take advantage of our discounted tours when you stay with us for a minimum of 2 nights. We provide a place to pitch your tent, dormitories, semi-private units, suites, deluxe and deluxe suites.

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Mauna Kea Summit and Star Gazing

Arnotts Adventures were fantastic. We were advised that due to high winds at the summit there was a chance that our tour may be cancelled and on the day we were told that the... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Arnotts Adventures were fantastic. We were advised that due to high winds at the summit there was a chance that our tour may be cancelled and on the day we were told that the summit had been closed. We were given the option of rescheduling, cancelling altogether or heading up to the Visitor's Centre to do the sunset and Star... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Out of all the places we stayed at during our time on the Big Island, Arnotts was hands down, the best! We also booked the Mauna Kea tour with Arnotts. Unfortunately, due to poor weather conditions, the summit was closed to visitors but Arnotts kindly offered the option of taking us to the Mauna Kea visitor centre, and we are... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We met our guide at the visitor centre and then rode up from there. The sunset was amazing! Our guide was very knowledgeable. His laser pointer tour of constellations and answers to our varied questions were great. Looking through the big telescopes at the visitor centre was also excellent. I'm glad we didn't pay extra from another company for a... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It has been my lifelong dream to visit the summit of Mauna Kea and this tour delivered pretty much everything I wanted. The tour guide was both knowledgable and likeable and even made himself available to take photos of all the tour members at the various stops. He also had a strong personal connection with the mountain and the region... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely amazing experience!! I didn't even realize that Mauna Kea should have been on my Bucket List this entire time, until sitting and watching the sun set. Our guide Lauren, was fantastic. She's super knowledgeable about not only the summit and trip up, but about Hawaiian culture and tradition. It's a very bumpy trip up the mountain and glad we... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The guide was very passionate about the Hawaiian culture and myths behind the vulcanos. Together with the scenic landscape, the tour was fabulous!

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Magestic experinece...excellent tour guide..memorable and a last impression full of history, culture and importance..

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Ottawa, Ontario
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am SO glad we found this suggestion for an outing on the Big Island in Hawaii. The sunset view from the top of Mauna Kea was spectacular on its own, but the BEST part of the excursion was DAVE's commentary on the observatory work being done on the site and his amazing star gazing tour after it got dark.... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great tour of Mauna Kea! Be sure to check the lunar schedule before you go to maximize your star gazing potential.

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Kaohsiung, Taiwan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The tour to Mauna Kea is wonderful. Our tour guide Laurel is informative and the sunset at the top of the mountain and the stars at the visitor center is spectacular!! We have a lot of fun.

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