Introducing Mauna Kea & Around
Caution: you're entering hallowed ground. According to the Hawaiian creation myth, every palm tree, grain of sand, volcano and valley in the Hawaiian Islands was created at Mauna Kea. This sacrosanct 'Mount of Wakea' is home to the gods, the place between heaven and earth where na kanaka maoli (Native Hawaiians) were born. Not surprisingly, it's considered the most sacred place in all the islands. At 13,796ft, Mauna Kea – more precisely, its true summit, Puʻu Wekiu – is also Hawaii's highest peak. Sacred status and elevation primacy aren't the only reasons visitors head up Mauna Kea: travelers from the world over flock to the mountain to partake in crystal clear stargazing and bucket-list hikes. Astronomers, too, covet the summit, since this is one of the best places on earth to observe the night sky.
Mauna Kea Summit and Stars Small Group Adventure Tour
Experience an intriguing and provocative journey through space and time as you head to the Mauna Kea Observatory, nestled high in the mountains of the Big Island! Discover Hawaii from the top of the Island's tallest peak, the Mauna Kea, also known as "White Mountain", 13,796 feet (4,200 meters) above sea level.
Hawaii Hiking the Aloha Isles
An in-depth hiking adventure exploring the spectacular natural treasures of the Hawaiian Islands