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  • Kauai: Wailua River Kayak & Hiking Tour to Secret Falls

    1. Kauai: Wailua River Kayak & Hiking Tour to Secret Falls

    Your guided kayaking tour will begin as you check-in at the store front to sign your waivers, grab a bottle of complimentary water, and gear up for the kayak and hiking adventure. You will also be provided with a dry-bag to put all your personal belongings in to keep everything dry on the hike. From here, your group will head out with your professional guide to the Wailua River for an epic kayaking and hike adventure. You will paddle the majestic Wailua River, which is the only navigable river in Hawaii. This peaceful river winds through a tropical garden paradise of abundant palms, ferns, flowers and wildlife. Not only will your guide show you the pristine and natural wonderment of the Wailua River, but they will also teach you about the rich history of the area. Soon you will come to the North Fork where you will paddle leisurely through the Garden Isle’s most beautiful jungle river u...

    Good trip. Glad we went. Make sure to bring runners you want to get rid of, or be open to using the ones they have available to borrow...you won’t want your lovely new runners ruined in all the mud!

  • Kauai: Kayaking Adventure with Photos

    2. Kauai: Kayaking Adventure with Photos

    Enjoy a family-friendly kayak trip at your own pace. Explore all the river has to offer including secret waterfalls, sacred fern grottoes, and local cliff jumping spots. Meet your guide, who is a trained naturalist and wildlife photographer. In addition to showing you the river, they will capture your precious memories in pictures during the adventure. Receive 5 free edited professional photos from the shoot, and potentially more if you write a timely review about your experience. Go on this adventure to explore the natural beauty of Kauai by kayak.

    Beyond the Best. Jen was an incredible guide. My whole family loved her. Her photos were great. The snack she served us was just perfect.

  • Kauai: Self-Drive Sightseeing Road Trip

    3. Kauai: Self-Drive Sightseeing Road Trip

    Explore Kauai at your own pace with this narrated, self-guided driving tour. Visit some of the island's most popular and memorable attractions, including white sand beaches, waterfalls, and deep canyons. Take breathtaking hikes through the jungle while learning about the history and natural wonders of this beautiful island or go snorkeling and swimming at the local beaches. Make the most of your vacation time with the freedom to stop and go as you please. Drive around Kauai while listening to relaxing Hawaiian music, stories, and fun facts about the area. Your narrated audio guide will lead you safely where you want to go, so don't worry about getting lost or wondering where to go next.

    I took my three young sons 12,10,6 to Hawaii for the first time and this tour was a hit!! We loved it! Can’t wait to do the beach tour in a couple days. They loved the story’s of the narrator. Memories for a life time!

  • Kauai: Waimea Canyon & Kokeʻe State Park Private Tour

    4. Kauai: Waimea Canyon & Kokeʻe State Park Private Tour

    Journey from Hanapēpē to Waimea, along the only road that crosses the entire island. Follow the path that is steadily leading up the rim of Waimea Canyon, and take in the views of the world famous Nā Pali Coast on Kauai's North Shore, at an elevation of over 4,000 ft (1220 m). Along the way, stop at the most beautiful canyon overlooks to marvel at Kauai's treasures including rainbow-colored canyon walls, the 800-foot (244 m) Waipo'o Falls and thick island vegetation. If you’re feeling up for "stretching your legs", your guide will select the best trails to explore, based on the weather and your group’s interests. Hikes may be 0.25 - 0.5 miles (400 - 800 m) round trip on relatively even terrain. This is a private tour — it will just be you and your private group. Because of this, you are free to go at your own pace and hike as much, or as little, as you would like for the duration of t...

    Great private tour through Waimea canyon. Our tour guide Patrick was fantastic, very knowledgeable about the canyon, culture, and history. Highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting the island.

  • Kauai: Private Tortoises, Caves, and Cliffs South Shore Hike

    5. Kauai: Private Tortoises, Caves, and Cliffs South Shore Hike

    Walk along the edge of lithified limestone cliffs, feel the power of the ocean, and smell the salt-infused air as you climb from the heights of the South Shore cliffs down to the cool caves facing Oahu. The compacting of air within the cliffs creates a special surprise, which you really shouldn't miss on your trip to Hawaii.  Hike with your friends and family to Maha'ulepu, an area rich in natural and cultural history. Learn about the epic land and sea battle that was fought and won by the people of Kaua'i in the 1300s, which has given the area its name of Maha'ulepu, literally meaning "and falling together." After the hike, you will be given the option to snorkel at a beautiful South Shore location. Snorkeling will add approximately two hours to the tour time.  As one of the last remaining stretches of undeveloped coastline on the South Shore, the Maha'ulepu area is still fiercely pr...

  • Kauai: Private Hike to Sleeping Giant with Waterfall Option

    6. Kauai: Private Hike to Sleeping Giant with Waterfall Option

    Go on a private hike that combines a workout with rare, picturesque views of Kauaʻi.  Explore Nounou Mountain, aka “Sleeping Giant,” which is located on the East Side of Kaua’i, looming above the winding blue and green waters of the Wailua River.  Join this 2-3 hour hike for sunrise or sunset, and learn the legends surrounding this landmark mountain ridge that resembles a man sleeping on his back. Stories go far back to Ancient Hawaiian knowledge and even have royal roots.  Follow the trails up and pass by lush vegetation before finally arriving on the Giant’s chin, nose, and forehead, a climb of nearly 1,000 feet.  Enjoy sweeping views of the cloud covered Mount Wai’ale’ale, the locals' Wailua Homesteads, and the entire eastern coastline.  Choose the Waterfall Option if you would like to reward yourself with a refreshing dip in a cascading waterfall. This option will add approximat...

    This was perhaps the highlight of our trip. Our guide, Bright, was knowledgeable and friendly and made the experience one to remember.

  • Kauai: Waterfall Photo Adventure Tour

    7. Kauai: Waterfall Photo Adventure Tour

    Embark on a guided 3-hour sightseeing and photography tour of the most breathtaking waters on the island of Kauai. Capture spectacular memories in a picturesque tropical atmosphere while in a small group setting. Venture to archaeological sites, sample wild fruits, vegetables, and learn about an array of native Hawaiian vegetation and flora.  Your guide will select various destinations on Kauai based on weather conditions and the group’s interests and abilities. Throughout your tour, snap photos with your knowledgeable and friendly guide by your side. While you hike to different locations you might even have the opportunity to take a dip in the waterfall pools.

  • Kauai: Napali Cliff Tops Private Hike

    8. Kauai: Napali Cliff Tops Private Hike

    Come hike a cliff-top ridge thousands of feet above the ocean. Accessible only by foot, this tour is designed to give you an in-depth look of the Nā Pali Coast from a unique vantage point few have seen. While these hikes can be muddy, slippery, and strenuous, you will be amply rewarded for your effort with sweeping views of the most dramatic sections of the famous 17-mile-long Nā Pali Coastline. Meet your guide and hop into a comfortable bus. Witness a change in vegetation and climate as you transition into the "rain shadow," characterized by the arid farmland of the island’s leeward side (the opposite side of mountains from typical trade wind direction). Along the way, pass through the agricultural towns of Hanapēpē and Waimea and learn the important role they played in Kauai's history. Your tour continues across the center of the island, winding along the rim of Waimea Canyon and to ...

    This is a beautiful hike. It has some steep parts that are tricky. But it is excellent. I would rate it moderate to difficult. Our guide, Malu, was spectacular!

  • Kauai: Private Jungle and Rainbow Eucalyptus Hike

    9. Kauai: Private Jungle and Rainbow Eucalyptus Hike

    Join a private guided hike of Kuilau RidgeTrail to get a complete jungle experience while you learn about the history and culture that gave birth to the pristine land on eastern Kauai. Take in all the exotic flora including rainbow eucalyptus, and albizia trees, along with panoramic views jungles, waterfalls, and mountain range. Walk the same path that the ancient Hawaiians used to build their communities. The word kuilau (koo-E-lau) means “to string together leaves or grass.” Plant fibers were used for everything from thatching roofs (pili grass huts) to making large sails for ocean voyaging canoes (from the hala three-leaf).  After a quick stop at the impressive and beloved ‘O’paeka’a Falls, the hike will begin as a gentle climb up a trail that is lined with impressive Sydney blue gum trees (Eucalyptus saligna). Growing over 150 feet tall the eucalyptus in this area can tower over t...

  • Kauai: Waimea & Koke'e Parks Full-Day Private Hiking Tour

    10. Kauai: Waimea & Koke'e Parks Full-Day Private Hiking Tour

    Embark on this full-day trip to Kauai and visit some remote locations. This Hawaiian adventure through Waimea and Koke’s State Park offers the very best of this beautiful island.  Drive through the vast farmland and the hills of Western Kauai. Pass the historic towns of Hanapēpē and Waimea, and drive up the only road to cross the island. Start at sea level in Waimea Town and make your way along the rim of Waimea Canyon, as the group is heading North. Stop to take in epic views including the world-famous Nā Pali Coast that you can admire from over 4,000 feet.  Prepare to step into the fresh mountain air to see rainbow-colored canyon walls, including the stunning Waipo'o Falls. Arrived in the park, you can choose between several adventures such as hiking or exploring the hidden corners of the park. This is a private tour — it will just be you and your private group. Because of this, yo...

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What people are saying about Kauai

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 3 reviews

Great private tour through Waimea canyon. Our tour guide Patrick was fantastic, very knowledgeable about the canyon, culture, and history. Highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting the island.

This is a beautiful hike. It has some steep parts that are tricky. But it is excellent. I would rate it moderate to difficult. Our guide, Malu, was spectacular!

Beyond the Best. Jen was an incredible guide. My whole family loved her. Her photos were great. The snack she served us was just perfect.

Amazing tour guide app!! We feel like we know Kauai in a much deeper level now

Great tours for very reasonable price! Once you figure out how to use the app.