The magic of Hawai’i, the lore of the stars.

From the moment you landed you knew that this wasn’t your usual vacation. The sights, sounds, and smells of these seemingly-magical islands almost overwhelms you…but you couldn’t imagine stepping out of it.

And the contrast! Looming snow-capped peaks. Lush jungles. Black sands at the beach. Buzzing cities.

And Mauna Kea. The great observatory that seem to be held in the sky itself, the stars so close you feel as if you could reach out your hand to touch them. From here, the coastline seems like a half-forgotten dream, and the stars seem all too real.

Stargazing in Maui. Sipping cocktails on the beach. Exploring a gorgeous park. Nightlife in the city.

Oh, the stories you will tell…

 
 
 

Haleakala National Park, Maui

 
 

Volcanoes National Park / Mandy Beerley

Mauna Kea Observatory

Punaluu Black Sand Beach, Hawaii / DiegoDelso

King Kamehameha Statue, Honolulu, Oahu / Balazs Barnucz

 

 

Your science storyteller.

Paul M. SutteR

More about Paul

 

 

What's included.

  • 3 Islands! Oahu, Hawaii (the Big Island) & Maui

  • 2 Inner island flights

  • 2 National Parks! Volcanoes & Haleakala National Parks

  • 4 Amazing stargazing experiences

  • Mauna Kea Observatory expedition!

  • Honolulu City Tour

  • Pearl Harbor and USS Arizona Memorial tours

  • Punaluu Black Sand Volcanic Beach

  • An authentic Hawaiian Luau on Maui!

  • 11 meals (8 breakfasts, 3 dinners)

  • Hotel transfers, motorcoaches, and baggage handling

 

Our itinerary.

Polynesian culture and heritage, active geological forces, and the dark sky above Mauna Kea Observatory are just a few of the amazing highlights on this AstroTour:

 
  • October 22: Arrive Honolulu (Oahu), Welcome dinner

  • October 23: Honolulu City Tour, Pearl Harbor and USS Arizona Memorial

  • October 24: Honolulu at your leisure

  • October 25: Fly to the Big Island, Volcanoes National Park, Punaluu Black Sand Beach, Kailua Kona, Kona Brewing Company and Kona coffee plantation

  • October 26: The Big Island at your leisure, Stargazing at Mauna Kea Observatory stargazing

  • October 27: The Big Island at your leisure, evening stargazing

  • October 28: Fly to Maui, Mount Haleakala National Park, Iao Valley, historic Lahaina, evening stargazing

  • October 29: Maui at your leisure, Hawaiian luau dinner, evening stargazing

  • October 30: Fly home with memories of paradise under the stars!

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Please note: Itinerary, hotel selection, and stargazing sessions are subject to change due to weather and other factors beyond our control.

 
 

$4,749 per person

Double occupancy. Limited single occupancy rooms available; surcharges apply. Airfare is not included. 


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Tour Cancellation Guarantee
In order to develop custom tours with our partners, we have to secure our group accommodations and transportation with a minimum number of guest reservations by April 22, 2019. Rest assured, if the minimum is not met, everyone who made their deposits and payments through AstroTours will be notified and fully refunded. Details on customer cancellation policies are in our Terms & Conditions below.


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Tour logistics provided by Premiere World Discovery.
Travel agency support provided by Mermaid Travel.

 

A deposit of $300 per person is due upon reservation. Final Payment due 75 days before departure.

Your price is subject to increase prior to the time you make full payment. Your price is not subject to increase after you make full payment, except for charges resulting from increases in government-imposed taxes or fees

Once deposited, you have 7 days to send us written consumer consent or withdraw consent and receive a full refund.

Cancellation protection is highly recommended and must be purchased at time of deposit. Payment of a per person waiver fee guarantees a full refund of all payments (including deposit) except for the waiver fee itself, in case of cancellation of travel plans for any reason prior to the day of departure.

Any name changes are subject to penalty.

A handling fee of $25 per change will be assessed for any change or revision made to a reservation.

If you have not purchased waivers, and you need to cancel for any reason prior to the day of departure, the Cancellation Fees are as follows:

For cancellation more than 180 days prior to departure: full refund less $50 handling fee.

For cancellation between 179-75 days prior to departure: the deposit will be retained.

For cancellation between 74-45 days prior to departure: cancellation fee of 25% of total price. For cancellation between 44-15 days prior to departure: cancellation fee of 50% of total price. For cancellation after 14 days prior to departure: cancellation fee of 100% of total price.

The Travel Protection Plan Fee does not cover any single supplement charges which arise from an individual’s traveling companion electing to cancel for any reason prior to departure.

AstroTours reserves the right to cancel any reservation, and that person will be responsible for any cancellation fees that apply, if our CODE OF ETHICS for the Astrotouring community are not upheld and adhered to.


 

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