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Mauna Kea, Kailua-Kona

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Ascend to the highest point in the state at Mauna Kea. The peak of this dormant volcano is 4,027 m (13,803 ft) above sea level and is considered sacred in Hawaiian mythology. As you take in the views, you can see the observatories where astronomers study the skies. You can hike, drive, or take a guided tour to the summit. If driving, you should use a four-wheel drive vehicle to avoid damage to your automobile. Visitors traveling up Mauna Kea's flanks should stop for at least half an hour at the visitor center to acclimate to the elevation. Bring a warm jacket; the temperatures get cooler as you ascend. PutMauna Kea into our Kailua-Kona holiday builder tool and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • It was a cool experience to drive up to Mauna Kea, to be above the clouds and to watch the sunset. Then the second part of the excursion, our guide Aidan gave us an astrological tour of the stars. We....  more
    It was a cool experience to drive up to Mauna Kea, to be above the clouds and to watch the sunset. Then the second part of the excursion, our guide Aidan gave us an astrological tour of the stars. We....  more »
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