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Arnott's Lodge and Hiking Adventures

98 Apapane Rd, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4907
+1 808-339-0921
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Great Mauna Kea tour

The Mauna Kea tour is definitely worth the time and money. I wish I could remember our guide's... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Shannon B
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Incredible.

Took the Mauna Kea summit tour. Such an amazing experience with our tour guide Tyler, who shared... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
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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 private and 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 1 night. We provide a place to pitch your tent, dormitories, semi-private units, suites, deluxe and deluxe suites.
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  • Average2%
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98 Apapane Rd, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4907
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+1 808-339-0921

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Mauna Kea tour is definitely worth the time and money. I wish I could remember our guide's name, because she was wonderful and a lot of fun. I learned a ton about not just astronomy but also the plants on the island, native mythology,...More

1  Thank Shannon B
AlohaArnotts, Manager at Arnott's Lodge and Hiking Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Aloha and mahalo nui for your review! We are stoked that you enjoyed and had a lot of fun on our Mauna Kea Summit Tour! It is awesome that you got to be up on the summit after a nice snowfall! We definitely agree that...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Took the Mauna Kea summit tour. Such an amazing experience with our tour guide Tyler, who shared rich knowledge of Hawaiian history, legends and geology. We learnt so much throughout the tour. The summit at sunset is unlike anything I've seen, so surreal. We were...More

Thank freespiritmovement
AlohaArnotts, Manager at Arnott's Lodge and Hiking Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Aloha and mahalo nui for your review! Tyler will be stoked that you were able to learn so much and really enjoyed his tour! We hope that you have come to love our beautiful island in the Pacific as much as we do! We take...More

Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

Great trip to the magnificent Mauna Kea! Stumbled upon this trip as all of the ones from Kona were booked, I don’t know why but this is the only trip that leaves from Hilo, which is not further away from Mauna Kea than Kona. My...More

Thank Lukia X
AlohaArnotts, Manager at Arnott's Lodge and Hiking Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Aloha and mahalo nui for taking the time to leave us a review! We are stoked that you were able to join our Mauna Kea Summit Tour, and you had such a magnificent time! As you noticed, we are the only company that hosts a...More

Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

I really liked the tour with Ikaika he was really a nice guy with fun facts and nice conversations! I really recommend him for tours!More

Thank Philippe P
AlohaArnotts, Manager at Arnott's Lodge and Hiking Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Aloha and mahalo for your review! We will definitely let Ikaika know that you enjoyed your Volcano Twilight Tour with him! It seems that you even got a private tour by default! Occasionally this happens, but it is wonderful that you still got to enjoy...More

Reviewed 29 October 2017

We loved this tour, and our tour guide Lauren was wonderful! This is the only Mouna Kea tour that starts in Hilo, and we were picked up conveniently from our hotel the Naniloa. Lauren was very knowledgeable about Hilo. We drove through downtown Hilo and...More

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AlohaArnotts, Manager at Arnott's Lodge and Hiking Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2017

Aloha and mahalo nui for taking the time to leave a review! We are thrilled that you had such an amazing time on our Mauna Kea Summit Tour! Lauren will definitely be stoked as well! We are happy that you took advantage of our pick-up/drop-off...More

Reviewed 29 October 2017

The drive up and down mountain was great and Lauren explained road history as well as information on areas we drove thru to reach summit. Lauren knew the stars we were looking at on star gazing. A very informative evening, my wife was a little...More

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AlohaArnotts, Manager at Arnott's Lodge and Hiking Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2017

Aloha and Mahalo nui for leaving us a review! Lauren will be stoked to hear that you both were able to comfortably enjoy our Mauna Kea Summit Tour! It is not unusual that guests are weary about the drive up and down the mountain, however...More

Reviewed 27 October 2017

The tour is a really good way to see the attractions in the area: the Rainbow Falls, the Saddle Road, and Mauna Kea for sunset and stargazing ... and most importantly, without having to do any of the driving! I had Lauren as my guide,...More

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AlohaArnotts, Manager at Arnott's Lodge and Hiking Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 28 October 2017

Aloha and mahalo nui for taking the time to leave us a review! Lauren will be thrilled to hear that you had a wonderful tour! We hope that you were able to visit all her suggested places, and were able to see turtles before you...More

Reviewed 23 October 2017

After having another tour company cancel our tour for pending weather issues, my husband and I chose this tour to the observatory area of Mauna Kea. The trip past the VIS was extremely bumpy. The time spent on top was brief. The “star gazing” time...More

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AlohaArnotts, Manager at Arnott's Lodge and Hiking Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 27 October 2017

Aloha and mahalo for taking the time to leave us a review. We are happy to hear you chose to join our tour to the summit of Mauna Kea. While we hope that you had enjoyed the tour, we are wondering why our tour seemed...More

Reviewed 22 October 2017

The instructions are very clear so it's easy to find the meeting point. Our tour guide is very knowledgable and definitely knew what's the good spot for things. We really liked about it. Highly recommended.More

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AlohaArnotts, Manager at Arnott's Lodge and Hiking Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 27 October 2017

Aloha and mahalo nui for leaving us a review! We are happy to hear that you were able to successfully make it to the meeting point for the tour! We take pride in providing amazing guides that know the ins and outs of our island...More

Reviewed 22 October 2017

Very good location ,very close to numerous beaches for snorkeling. Very simple, but clean and very practical. Staff were wondefulMore

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AlohaArnotts, Manager at Arnott's Lodge and Hiking Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 27 October 2017

Aloha and mahalo nui for your review! We are proud to have amazing staff employed here at Arnott’s Lodge! We strive to be able to provide our guests with not just useful information to make their trip here on the Island of Hawai’i super memorable,...More

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Bravo313
14 July 2016|
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Response from AlohaArnotts | Property representative |
Aloha, it all depends on what day and what season you will be in Hawaii. Our stargazing is weather and cloud dependent. There's no guarantees but we will do our best. Also check out moon formation on the day you want to... More
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