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High Country Private 4x4 Adventure with Sunset Dinner

High Country Private 4x4 Adventure with Sunset Dinner

From US$ 1,600 per group up to 4

Enjoy a 4×4 adventure and explore other worldly landscapes and unique ecosystems on this day trip to Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea with a naturalist guide. Partake in a sunset dinner and go stargazing.

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Duration 9 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
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  • Explore the northern flank of Mauna Loa, the largest active volcano on earth
  • Take a 4x4 adventure through the Mauna Kea Forest Reserve
  • Search for rare and endemic birds with provided Nikon ProStaff binoculars
  • Savor a picnic dinner with breathtaking views of Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa
  • Experience Hawaii's stunning night sky with a Vaonis Stellina telescope
Full description

Hidden, Rare and Unique: A One of a Kind Adventure! Discover the natural beauty of Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea on this 4x4 adventure day trip. Look for rare plants and birds in Mauna Kea forest reserve with your naturalist guide. Admire views of Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa on a sunset picnic. 

Be picked up from the comfort of your accommodation and hop aboard a comfortable, fully customized, Toyota Sequoia that truly is a rugged yet luxurious 4X4 adventure vehicle. Travel on a road built through lava flows in a Martian-like landsacpe as you explore the northern flank of the largest volcano on earth, Mauna Loa. Take in the sights of from the Mauna Loa Observatory which has been recording atmospheric changes since the 1950’s and boasts the longest record of direct measurements of CO2 in the atmosphere. Explore the rare and lesser known high elevation dry forest around the slopes of Mauna Kea volcano. Search for the endangered and endemic Hawaiian Honey creeper the Palila (Loxioides bailleui), the last finch-billed honey creeper in the main Hawaiian Islands. Witness other rare and endemic birds such as the Hawai‘i ‘Amakihi, ‘Apapane, Hawaiian hawk, and the Hawaiian short-eared owl. Hawaii has some of the best birding opportunities in the world due to the evolution of the islands and the presence of the rare bird species. Go for a guided walk through the Mauna Kea Forest Reserve and learn about the unique plants and animals found in the area. Get a better view of birds with the use of provided Nikon ProStaff binoculars. Marvel at Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa as you enjoy a delicious picnic dinner in the sub-alpine dry forest. Stargaze with a top-of-the-line Vaonis Stellina telescope at a private location before returning to your accommodation.

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Admission into all venues and parks
  • Naturalist guide
  • 20-25 professionally edited photos on Adobe Cloud
  • Picnic style sunset dinner.
  • Afternoon snacks
  • Water, juice, soda, hot tea, coffee and hot chocolate.
  • Patagonia rain jacket and Nano puff
  • Nikon Prostaff binoculars and headlamps
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Cruise ship guests
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Warm clothing
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Camera
  • Hiking shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Long pants

Know before you go

  • Tours can be adapted to accommodate all ages and abilities
  • Assuming there are no modifications for this tour, guests should be able to walk at least 1-2 miles with some stairs
  • Guests must be able to walk on uneven or rocky terrain and be ready to encounter cool, wet, or muddy conditions
  • Tour activities are weather dependent
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July 7, 2022

Product ID: 421906