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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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One of those life moments you won’t forget

I did the Mauna Kea summit and stargazing. It was incredible, one of the best things I have ever... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Stu2302
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London
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Crowded Ricketty Van

We were excited about the tour trip to Mauna Kea observatory and stargazing. The thrill was quickly... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
AngieatBamaOnTheRoad
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Irvine, California
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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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98 Apapane Rd, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4907
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I did the Mauna Kea summit and stargazing. It was incredible, one of the best things I have ever done. It would have been amazing without a guide but the road is dangerous but more than that his knowledge and passion impressed me immensely and...More

Thank Stu2302
AlohaArnotts, Manager at Arnott's Lodge and Hiking Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Aloha and mahalo nui for taking the time to leave us a review! We are stoked that we could be a part of such a memorable experience here on the Island of Hawai'i! We are relieved that you opted to join the tour, especially since...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were excited about the tour trip to Mauna Kea observatory and stargazing. The thrill was quickly over though when we saw the van picking us up. It was technically a 12 seater (not including driver and seat next to driver) van but one of...More

Thank AngieatBamaOnTheRoad
AlohaArnotts, Manager at Arnott's Lodge and Hiking Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Aloha and mahalo for your review! We appreciate all the feedback we get from our guests! As our Mauna Kea Summit Tour is by far our most popular tour, we frequently fill our vans for the tour. While they are 15-passenger vans (including the driver),...More

Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

Great time and a great guide, beautiful tour of Hilo and the surrounding areas. Thank you Arnotts, see you later aligator.More

Thank Edward F
AlohaArnotts, Manager at Arnott's Lodge and Hiking Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 14 January 2018

Aloha and mahalo for your short and sweet review! we are stoked you enjoyed the crater hike and your visit to Akaka Falls! We hope you got beautiful photos of our beautiful island and town! Visit us again soon! A hui hou! (After while, crocodile!...More

Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

I went Mauna kea summit tour. At the summit, it was really incredible to see sunset above the clouds. So amazing! And star gazing was also so cool (at the guide’s secret place with interesting stories) It would be perfect to see stars if there’s...More

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AlohaArnotts, Manager at Arnott's Lodge and Hiking Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2018

Aloha and thank you for choosing Arnott's Lodge & Hiking Adventures for your trip up Mauna Kea! We appreciate your review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the tour, and we hope, despite the cold, you stayed warm enough! We hope you will...More

Reviewed 26 December 2017

We did this tour from our cruise ship. The hike to Crater Lake was tough, but well worth it. Our tour Leader Tia H. was very knowledgeable and did a great job of guiding us over the crater. I'd recommend this tour, but bring your...More

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AlohaArnotts, Manager at Arnott's Lodge and Hiking Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2018

Aloha and mahalo nui loa for taking the time to leave us a review! We are proud to be able to partner with many of the cruise ships that dock here in Hilo, Hawaii! We are stoked that you were able to stretch those sea...More

Reviewed 23 December 2017

We wanted to visit the observatory, and I can't imagine trying to get up that road on your own. In fact, if you have a rental, you can't. We had the most enthusiastic tour guide in Lauren, who really shared her love of the place....More

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AlohaArnotts, Manager at Arnott's Lodge and Hiking Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2018

Aloha and mahalo nui for your review! We are humbled that you entrusted us to get you to the summit of Mauna Kea. We are happy to see that it is understood that, even with a rental vehicle, you are unable to get beyond the...More

Reviewed 20 December 2017

Booked the tour to the top of Mauna Kea several weeks in advance, and was due to be a group of 7, I think. Unfortunately, on the day, (and the day before), high winds meant that the summit was closed. This meant that any tour...More

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AlohaArnotts, Manager at Arnott's Lodge and Hiking Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2018

Aloha and thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! As the weather, especially during the winter season, can be super unpredictable on the mountain, we are happy that you still made the best of it and joined us up Mauna Kea!...More

Reviewed 24 November 2017 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

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AlohaArnotts, Manager at Arnott's Lodge and Hiking Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 29 November 2017

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 7 November 2017 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

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AlohaArnotts, Manager at Arnott's Lodge and Hiking Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2017

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 15 November 2017

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

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Bravo313
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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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