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Arnott's Lodge and Hiking Adventures

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Address: 98 Apapane Rd, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4907
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+1 808-339-0921
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Arnott's Lodge and Hiking Adventures is a unique and special place for...

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 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 2 nights. We provide a place to pitch your tent, dormitories, semi-private units, suites, deluxe and deluxe suites.

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Mauna Kea Summit Tour

What a trip! Lauren was a phenomenal guide. Very laid back and smart. We would not be able to experience sunset and star gazing at the level we did if not for Lauren! Arnott's... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

What a trip! Lauren was a phenomenal guide. Very laid back and smart. We would not be able to experience sunset and star gazing at the level we did if not for Lauren! Arnott's Lodge gave us a great way to travel to this magnificent site and provided a phenomenal guide!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This tour was amazing, the sunset from up there was gorgeous. Our tour guide Loren was very knowledgeable, nice and fun. I had a great time and I learned a lot about a variety of different things, Polynesian history and culture, star constellations Hawaii's flora and fauna, and a lot more. Thanks Loren and Arnott ' s lodge for making... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We flew all the way to the big islands hoping to get a memorable stargazing tour, and it was indeed memorable, but not in any good way!! The tour guide took us to the summit under a very bad weather with no visibility, so we didn't see anything at all!! We couldn't watch sunset and not to even mention stargazing!... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our guide, Sean was knowledgeable and informative. Despite the really bright moon that spoils the chance of spotting some stars, The stargazing experience was overall amazing!

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We absolutely loved the tour by Lauren, especially the sunset at the summit and the stargazing lecture at the end. Well worth it!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked this trip while cruising with NCL for the Crater Hike & Akaka Falls. Dave, our tour guide, did an amazing job throughout the entire trip. He was knowledgeable and went beyond his duties to keep us happy. The tour was really only the hike and to see the falls. But no, Dave saw that we still have time... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I booked this tour for Christmas Day 2016. All the tours buses followed the same order of sights and this one happens to be a little cheaper as you don't get meals. We prefer our own food and we're happy with this compromise. The only feedback is their buses aren't big enough and need to be upgraded.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I had a great time on the Volcano tour offered by Arnott's lodge. Our tour guide was fabulous, he had great insight as we saw all the sights of Volcanoes National Park, and was extremely personable. We got to see the active lava pool which made the tour. Would definitely recommend anyone looking to do a tour... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked a sunset/stargazing tour through Arnott's this past summer. It was, hands down, the highlight of a great trip to the islands. The sunset itself was gorgeous, but the stargazing afterwards really hit it out of the park. We went the night after a new moon, so the stars were about as bright as they get. Even better, our... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed for two nights in a private dorm room and went on the Mauna Kea tour with David as our guide. The room was as described, simple but clean and quiet. The front desk staff were friendly and helpful. David was an outstanding guide and was so knowledgeable about the Big Island and the stars. The tour was definitely... More 

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